Germany-based Croatian Robert Grguric is the new World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Heavyweight champion after defeating previously unbeaten Stefan Rumpold in Baden, Switzerland on Saturday March 11.
A clear underdog fighting in his opponents home country, 32-year-old Grguric scored by far the biggest win of his career to date and disappointed the fans at the Trafo Halle as he floored and stopped Rumpold in the fifth round.
Since turning pro in the fall of 2020 Rumpold (33) has had things much his own way, winning eight straight, but in Grguric he was up against an opponent who had his own plans and made the most of his big opportunity.
“Machine” Grguric improved his professional record to 6-3 (5), while Rumpold, taking part in his first title fight, falls to 8-1 (4) and must return to the drawing board.
The fight headlined the second edition of the Boxgalla Baden, promoted by Fight Night Baden.