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On Friday, Nov. 24, the World Boxing Federation (WBF) held the Super Welterweight World Title fight for the vacant title in Flensburg, Germany. The Liberia-born German boxer Freddy “Pretty Boy” Kiwitt (25-3, 15KOs) defeated Venezuelan Luis Enrique Romero (11-7-1, 7KOs).

10 round super welterweight

After an intense 10 rounds, Kiwitt, who is 33 years old, won by technical knockout due to Romero’s trainer pulling him before the 11th round. According to WBF, Kiwitt’s speed, successful combinations, and hard hooks made him the better boxer over his 37-year-old opponent.

In the time leading up to the big fight, Kiwitt told GTL he spent a few weeks at a training camp in Bavaria, Germany, and Alicante, Spain, to prepare his body. The Danish news site, Flansborg Avis stated that Kiwitt’s original opponent Namibian Harry Simon, Jr. could not secure a visa and pulled out at the last minute.

What this means for Kiwitt

Because the Super Welterweight World Title was vacant, Kiwitt had to fight the number one challenger in the 69.9kg (154lbs) weight category. Due to Simon’s visa issue, the number two challenger, Romero, became Kiwitt’s opponent. The title has been vacant since the last champion, Cesar Armando Marquez. He won in 2021.

According to the boxing site, BoxRec, Kiwitt is currently ranked No. 54 out of 1,915 globally and 5th in Germany. But, this is not the Pretty Boy’s first belt. As it stands, Kiwitt has won the Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer German Welter (2022); World Boxing Organization Global Welter (2019); African Boxing Union African Welter (2019); and the World Boxing Organization European Welter (2019) titles.

Kiwitt is already looking forward to more bouts, “I need to recover and see what options are out there for me next,” he told Go Team Liberia, “My dream is still to fight in Liberia. I hope it can happen next year.” He anticipates defending his newest title in 2024.