go by the alias, or ring-name, of Marc Aurel.
Whats the story behind that?
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.
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?
42-year-old Braehmer (52-3, 38 KOs) fought
himself as recently as December 2019, and has
won five straight bouts.)
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
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.
are getting our training done as good as we can.
Good training depends on trust and the chemistry
has to be right.
you have a dream-opponent out there, someone you
would like to fight more than anyone else?
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.
Anything you would like to say in closing?
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.
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