Unbeaten Islington fighter aims for model performance at Camden Centre

Freddie Kiwitt (black/yellow shorts) defeats Kevin McCauley. Pic: TGSPHOTO

Freddie Kiwitt (black/yellow shorts) defeats Kevin McCauley. Pic: TGSPHOTO - Credit: TGSPHOTO

Undefeated Islington welterweight Freddy Kiwitt aims to prove he is more than just a pretty face at the Camden Centre later this month.

Kiwitt, who grew up in Germany but is now based in north London, recently signed a contract to model for House of Fraser.

However, the 24-year-old says boxing is his greatest passion and he intends to pick up his sixth straight win as a professional on Mickey Helliet’s show a week on Saturday.

“The lads in the gym call me ‘Pretty Boy’ because I never seem to get hit, and I exercise in front of a mirror,” Kiwitt admitted.

“I’m a slick boxer and I’m planning to keep my looks. I enjoy boxing more than modelling but hopefully I will still be able to do some modelling when I hang up my gloves.

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“I’m not eligible for the British title, but I can still fight for international titles. I’m fully committed to boxing and I want to see how far I can go.”

Kiwitt, who has impressed in sparring with former ABA champion Louis Adolphe, trains with John Tandy at the Boxing Clinic, Angel – along with two more of his countrymen.

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Middleweight Arthur Hermann is a powerful puncher who has won 13 of his 14 victories by knockout and has just one loss on his record, a points defeat to Robert Talarek last year.

Hermann competes in a six-round contest, while another German fighter – unbeaten light-heavyweight Yasin Basar – will also be in action at the King’s Cross venue.

“I’ve always worked with world-class fighters and I wouldn’t be working with Arthur, Yasin and Freddie if I didn’t think they had the potential to go all the way,” said Tandy.

“They have massive potential – especially Arthur. He has a blemish on his record, but he wasn’t himself that night – he struggled to make the weight and had problems outside the ring that left him drained mentally.

“We see the best of Arthur in the gym when he spars Billy Joe Saunders and James DeGale and we’ll see the best of him in the ring when he faces better opponents.

“We’ve got a few ideas in the pipeline and the next few months could be very interesting.”

The Hellraiser Promotions show also features Islington middleweight Chris Baugh in a four-round contest, and former St Pancras ABC amateur Kian Thomas makes his debut in the paid ranks with a welterweight clash against Danny Donchev.

The bill is headed by ex-Islington BC captain Aarron Morgan, who takes on Hungarian Istvan Kiss for the vacant International Masters light-middleweight championship.

Tickets for the show are available on 07427 600 302.

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