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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Groenteman to Fight in March

Junior welterweight Barry Groenteman (7-4-1, two KOs), from Holland, will be back in the ring on March 17 at the Wellness Profi Center in Purmerend, Holland. The Amsterdam native has won four consecutive fights since September 2011. He last fought in late January, a unanimous decision victory.

Groenteman will face his toughest opponent to date, Belgium's Andrea Carbonello (7-1, one KO) in a scheduled six rounder. Neither man has much power and both have battled limited opposition thus far in their careers.

The 25-year old Groenteman, who uses a good jab to set up his shoe-shine combinations, is looking to work his way through the ranks gradually after a slow start to his career. He told Jose Stephen, "Together with my trainer Michel van Halderen, we decided to take it slowly. First, we would like to work on my record in Holland and Belgium and, after that, we would like to go to the UK, Italy, or Germany where the big money is."

To do so, he will have to get by the 22-year old Carbonello, who is from Liege.


  1. Dmitriy should fight Malignagie. Even if Malignagie looses it is still a big fight for both

  2. Exactly;one upon a time,Benny Leonard fought Johnny Dundee eight times(boxrec.com)..