Gjergjaj Stops Vial To Win WBF Intercontinental Title

On Saturday night at the Grand Casino in Basel, Switzerland a new World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental Heavyweight champion was crowned.

In only his second fight since returning from a three-year break, local man Arnold “The Cobra” Gjergjaj took on German co-challenger Dominic Vial, and showed little signs of ring-rust.

Despite being in with a younger and heavier opponent, Gjergjaj was the superior fighter and scored a second round technical knockout. Official time of stoppage: 2:34.

Originally from Kosovo, Gjergjaj (38) improved his professional record to 35-3 (26) and proved that he has plenty left to offer in the Heavyweight division.

30-year-old Vial, a former German International champion, travels back to Moenchengladbach at 9-4 (8).

Gjergjaj vs. Vial For WBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title

The World Boxing Federation (WBF) returns to Switzerland on March 25, when Arnold Gjergjaj takes on Germany´s Dominic Vial for the vacant WBF Intercontinental Heavyweight title.

The fight will headline a show promoted by Arnold BoxFit at the Metro Club, Grand Casino in Basel.

Born in Kosovo, “The Cobra” Gjergjaj (38) turned professional in 2009, and is currently 34-3 (25).

In 2014 he won the EBU External title, defeating 15-0 Adnan Redzovic. He made one successful defense, outpointing Denis Bakhtov the following year, before losing the title to Umut Camkiran in Turkey in 2019.

Dominic Vial brings a 9-3 (8) record to the dance, and is entering the fight off a first round knockout victory of Mexican Daniel Cota last December.

The 30-year-old from Moenchengladbach is a former German International and UBF International titlist, but this will by far be the most significant fight of his career.

This will only be Gjergjaj´s second fight after a break between 2019 and 2022, so it remains to be seen if he is ready for what the younger German will bring.