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Q & A: UBO International Middleweight Champion Marc Dube                                         

 
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October 12, 2020 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

 
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It looks like Covid-19 will end up keeping Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) International Middleweight Champion Marc Dube (10-0, 8 KOs) out of the ring for all of 2020. 

 
 

He won the UBO title last December, beating experienced late substitute Adnan Oezcoban, and since then dates have continuously been postponed for his first defense.


But, the 30-year-old from Soest in Germany keeps focused and in shape, waiting for his ring-return.


In the meantime, he took time out to answer a few questions for this quick Q & A.


Photo: UBO International Middleweight Champion Marc Dube with trainer, and German boxing-icon, Juergen Braehmer.


 
 

Q: You go by the alias, or ring-name, of Marc Aurel. Whats the story behind that?

A: Marc Aurel, or Marcus Aurelius, was a Roman emperor who was very fair and just. He didn't act without thinking first. It could some times take days. He let people speak, he listened and then he acted. I try to treat people the same way, and I like the name.


Q: You are being trained by nothing less than a German boxing icon in former European and World Champion Jurgen Braehmer. What is it like to be trained by a legend such as him?

(Note: 42-year-old Braehmer (52-3, 38 KOs) fought himself as recently as December 2019, and has won five straight bouts.)

A: Its very good. The Legend is a very good trainer, and the training is tough and fair. He doesn't handle me with kid gloves, and I learn a lot from him. Obviously I have a lot of respect for him.


Q: Has it been hard for you and your training team to do things properly during the period we are all going through at the moment with Covid-19?

A: Its a difficult time for everyone, not just for athletes and organizers. We have to train only at our own gym, and of course, in general, masks are necessary everywhere. I think if everyone obeys the rules, we can get it under control. But unfortunately many people are unteachable.

But we are getting our training done as good as we can. Good training depends on trust and the chemistry has to be right.


Q: Do you have a dream-opponent out there, someone you would like to fight more than anyone else?

A: I think its not the right time to make any kind of statement on something like that. Of course you look at other boxers and think “I would like to fight him”, even if its just sparring. Maybe one day I will fight one of these boxers.


Q: Anything you would like to say in closing?

A: I would like to say that I respect all people, no matter where they are from, or what they do. We should all treat each-other fairly.

Also, its better to think about what you have, than what you don't have. Look at the best of what you have, and then consider how eagerly you would have looked for that if you didn't have it

 

 
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