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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Groenteman to Face New Opponent

Barry Groenteman was originally scheduled to face Innocent Anyanwu on October 14 for the Ben Bril Memorial at Theater Carré in Amsterdam, Netherlands, but Anyanwu pulled out. Groenteman's new opponent is now slated to be Belgian Vango "The Greek" Tsirimokos.

Tsirimokos has far less experience than Anyanwu (21-10-3, 13 KOs), but in some ways, he's a tougher opponent for Groenteman. Anyanwu is 1-10-1 in his last 12 fights, the one win coming against a 2-24 fighter. Tsirimokos is 4-2 with one KO in his career. He lost his last two fights against opponents with a combined 15-2-2 record, but his wins came against opponents with a combined two victories, including the aforementioned fighter Anyanwu beat.

Groenteman (9-5-2, 2 KOs) and Tsirimokos have a common opponent. Both faced Andrea Carbonella and both dropped split decisions. The bout in October is scheduled for eight rounds.

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