Michel Erpelding guarantees Luxembourg’s return to the European Championships after 52 years of break

18 June 2019 News

Luxembourg registered with one male boxer to the boxing tournament of the Minsk European Games which is also known as the annual EUBC European Confederation Elite Boxing Championships. Luxembourg’s Michel Erpelding will be guaranteed his nation’s return to the European boxing map.

Luxembourg did not attend in any European Boxing Championships since the Rome 1967 edition when Benny Kaes (60kg), Henri Schumacher (63.5kg) and Edy Wagner (67kg) represented the country in that event 52 years ago. Luxembourg attended in the boxing tournament of the Olympic Games six-times but their last appearance was in 1960.

Their new heavyweight (91kg) boxer Michel Erpelding trains in Ireland and attended several smaller international competitions in France, in Ireland, in Germany, in the Netherlands and in Spain in the recent five years. We asked him about his training sessions and preparations for the upcoming European Games which will be starting on June 21.

“I am expecting good and tough fights in the upcoming European Games and I hope I will be doing well in the event. In spite of that I will be a big underdog I want to win every time I step between those ropes. Training and preparation for the European Games went well. I have been training here in Ireland for the last two and half years under the legendary coach Mr. Gerry Storey.

I could not ask for a better coach them him, I have learned a lot and I am still learning every single day. If I do what he taught me and what he wants me to do, I will be fine in Minsk. It’s been a very long time since a boxer represented Luxembourg and it means a lot for me that I can represent my country in a big event” said Luxembourg’s new boxing hero Michel Erpelding before the start of the European Games.

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