Enzo Maccarinelli expects tough Jurgen Braehmer encounter

Enzo Maccarinelli celebrates triumph over opponent Carl Wild after their Light-Heavyweight bout at Wembley Arena on April 20, 2013
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Welshman Enzo Maccarinelli admits that WBO light-heavyweight champion Jurgen Braehmer's fighting style won't suit him when they clash in Rostock on Saturday.

Enzo Maccarinelli has admitted that he may struggle to adapt to the fighting style of Jurgen Braehmer when they meet for the WBO light-heavyweight title on Saturday.

Three wins in 2013 have helped revive the Welshman's career after four losses from eight fights at cruiserweight, and while revealing that he doesn't expect to draw Braehmer into a brawl, he has insisted that he is ready for the challenge against the German.

The 33-year-old is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: "He is probably stylistically the worst one that I could have picked.

"I'd quite fancy my chances of having a square-up. Having a tear-up in the middle of the ring wouldn't frighten me in the slightest.

"He is a world champion, but I can quite honestly tell you I've never in my life turned a fight down."

Maccarinelli has 38 wins from 44 contests, while Braehmer has lost just twice in the same number of fights.

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