Euro Boxing Roundup: Q and A with Nuri Seferi
28.09.06 - By Per Ake Persson: 29-year old Swiss-Albanian cruiser and sometimes heavyweight Nuri Seferi, 16-5-1, is a stocky, tough fighter, whoīs made of himself in European rings taking on all comers, winning most fights, losing some, but always giving his all. Through his manager Jack Schmidli, I was able to get in touch with Nuri for a short interview:
Article posted on 29.09.2006
Q: When is your next fight?
A: Well, I got injured in my last fight (w tko 3 Florin Chidici) and wonīt be ready until December so I canīt really say when and where I fight next.
Q: What do you say about your fight against Marco Huck?
A: It was one of my toughest fights, I wasnīt in topshape because I had fought Nikolay Popov just four weeks before and gone twelve rounds. Had I been at my best Iīm sure I could have beaten Huck.
Q: You fight at both cruiser and heavyweight, which is your best fighting weight?
A: My best weight is at cruiser, I donīt want to fight at heavyweight anymore.
Q: Which is your best fight up to now?
A: That was against Nicolay Popov. (L 12 for the WBO A-title)
Q: I understand you have Albanian background, for how long have you been in Switzerland?
A: I have been in Switzerland for 13 years.
Q: How big is boxing in Switzerland, is it difficult to get fights?
A: Boxing is not the favourite sport for sports fan here but with my new manager I get enough fights, but the opponents are usually from abroad or I have to go abroad to get fights.
Q: What did you do as an amateur?
A: I went 10-0 with ten knockouts.
Q: Is boxing a fulltime job for you or what do you do on the side?
A: No, boxing is not a fulltime job, I work in the security industry as well.
Q: Are you married? Kids? What do you like to do outside of boxing?
A: Iīm not married, but I have girlfriend, Aida, and I love her very much. Outside of boxing I love meeting people and fast cars, I am the proud owner of a Corvette.
Q: What is your goal in boxing? Who would be your favourite opponent?
A: My goal is to become a world champ, the name of the opponent doesnīt matter. Right now I would very much like to fight Marco Huck again.
Q: I understand there is a resurrection of boxing Albania, have there been talks of you fighting in there?
A: My compatriots are very interested in me, when I fought my last fight (in Montreux), there were people coming in from Albania and Albanians living abroad as well. I intend to fight back home in the near future.
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