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Juergen Braehmer to fight Roberto Bolonti on June 7

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Light heavyweight Juergen Braehmer will face Roberto "La Bestia" Bolonti on June 7 at the Sport and Congress Center in Schwerin, Germany, Sauerland Events announced on Monday.

"This will be no cakewalk. Argentinians know how to fight. I have already fought four of them in the professional ranks," said Braehmer, 35, who is 43-2 with 32 knockouts. "He likes to put a lot of pressure on his opponents and I am a counter-puncher. His style will play into my hands. I will tame 'La Bestia.'"

Braehmer has won 12 straight, seven of which by knockout, since falling to Hugo Hernan Garay by unanimous decision in November 2008. Braehmer was last in the ring for last month's fifth-round stoppage of Enzo Maccarinelli.

"I was sick when I fought Garay," said Braehmer. "Bolonti should be prepared for a fit-and-ready version of Juergen Braehmer, the version that has never lost a fight before."

Bolonti (35-2, 24 KOs) said Braehmer should prepare for defeat.

"It will be no different come June 7," said Bolonti, also 35, referring to Braehmer's loss to Garay. "The beast will be hungry."

Also on the card is heavyweight David Price (17-2, 15 KOs), who will face Yaroslav Zavorotnyi (16-6, 14 KOs). Price returns to action following a third-round knockout of Ondrej Pala in Denmark in April that followed a first-round stoppage of Istvan Ruzsinszky in January. The win over Ruzsinszky helped the 6-foot-8 Price rebound from consecutive stoppage losses to Tony Thompson in the second and fifth rounds in February and July of last year, respectively.

The 39-year-old Zavorotnyi has won two straight, having last been in action for a fourth-round technical knockout of Sedrak Agagulyan in September. Prior to facing Agagulyan, Zavorotnyi had lost consecutive bouts by fifth-round stoppage to Alexander Dimitrenko in July 2010 and unanimous decision to Kubrat Pulev in February 2011.

Also in action will be super middleweight Tyron Zeuge (13-0, 7 KOs), cruiserweight Noel Gevor (11-0, 6 KOs), and light heavyweight Enrico Koelling (13-0, 4 KOs).