By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Super middleweight Vincent Feigenbutz is the pick for most improved professional fighter of the month in any category of competition, boxing and MMA. Since turning professional in December 2011, Feigenbutz has compiled a pro record of 21-1 with 19 knockouts. Two opponents he has beaten were unbeaten themselves in 31 professional bouts, a high quality.
Feigenbutz turned professional at age 16, and has won all of his bouts except his second bout (when his professional experience was still limited). At age 20, Feigenbutz has fought all but one bout at super middleweight 168 pounds. Given his youthful age, and the departure of Carl Froch from the division, the Germans could have the next Sven Ottke on their hands.
All 22 of Feigenbutz’ pro bouts have been fought in Germany. A native of Karlsruhe, Germany, Feigenbutz won the interim World Boxing Association World Super Middleweight title and Global Boxing Union World Super Middleweight title this past July at Garry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany, with a third round stoppage of Mauricio Reynoso of Peru. The WBA worldwide number eight contender.
This past weekend, Feigenbutz defended his two world titles with a 12 round decision over Durable Giovanni De Carolis, a 29 bout veteran from Rome, Italy. Scorecards were 115-113, 115-113, and 114-113, a hard fought and well-deserved victory for the 20 year old Feigenbutz, from whom more will certainly be heard from in the near future. At 20 years of age, Feigenbutz is the youngest officially recognized German world champion in history.