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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Busy April Planned for Netzer

Coming off of his second professional victory, Danny "Silent" Netzer has two bouts scheduled this month. Netzer, an Israeli Canadian, is also a Krav Maga instructor.

A middleweight, Netzer was drastically outweighed by both of his opponents in his first two career bouts. Last November, he gave up four and half pounds to Eric Roy, a veteran boxer with a winning record. Netzer knocked him out in the third round. This past weekend, Netzer was at a five pound disadvantage against Steven Tyner. Danny won by majority decision.

On April 17, Netzer is scheduled to face Phil "The Assassin" Rose (3-1-1, 3 KOs) as part of the Shaw Festival boxing event, which will take place in Ontario, Canada. Former heavyweight champion Gene Tunney and writer George Bernard Shaw were friends and the Tunney family set up a trust fund for the Shaw Festival in honor of their friendship. The trust fund holds a charity boxing event annually.

Rose last fought in September in a light heavyweight bout against a winless opponent. Rose, who weighed 174.75 pounds in that fight, is 1-1-1 in his last three bouts. Netzer hasn't weighed in at over 164 pounds in either of his two contests.

If all goes well for Danny, he will head down to Panama City, Panama to fight at Arena Roberto Duran on April 26.

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