Germany’s two-time AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Nadine Apetz is excited before the start of the Cologne Boxing World Cup

15 December 2020 News

Germany’s Nadine Apetz achieved her first bronze medal in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in 2016 which she repeated in the 2018 edition in New Delhi, India. The experienced German welterweight (69kg) boxer prepared hard in the recent months to return to the competitions in top shape. Apetz, who follows coach Lukas Wilaschek’s instructions, had strong sparring partners and trained together with many of the European and Asian stars.

Apetz will be one of the favorites of her weight category at the upcoming Cologne Boxing World Cup which closes the year of 2020 in the European boxing map. She eliminated Bulgaria’s EUBC European Women’s Champion Melis Yonuzova in the preliminary stage of the European Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event. Her quarter-final opponent for the quota to the Tokyo Olympic Games will be Poland’s European Games winner Karolina Koszewska in London on April 2021 which bout could be her career’s most important battle.

“Preparation have been going good according to our plans. It was a very difficult year with many ups and downs but the last two weeks were excellent with sparring matches against strong international opponents.

I really want to use the forthcoming Cologne Boxing World Cup to get back my ring feelings. I have not been able to fight since the European Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event which took place in the month of March. I really want to increase my confidence in the Cologne Boxing World Cup with some great fights and feelings in the end of the year.

The last couple of months were very challenging with training alone without sparring partners due to the Covid-19 restrictions. The training camps and the competitions have been cancelled but we worked hard together with my coach to survive this hard period and I feel that we can do a great tournament in Cologne.

I had sparring with Denmark’s tough Yvonne Baek Rasmussen and I was very happy that she could help us out. My next opponent in the European Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event is a southpaw boxer therefore Yvonne’s strong physical style would be perfect for me.

It is a wonderful feeling that finally we have a competition. It is what we train for and this is our life. I am really excited that we can finish the difficult year of 2020 with a positive experience,” said Germany’s Nadine Apetz before the start of the Cologne Boxing World Cup.

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