While Fawaz Nasir has so far prepared for his July 28 clash with undefeated Pole Lukas Wilaschek by sparring EU champion Lolenga Mock and WBA Intercontinental champion Reda Zam Zam, he now also has the benefit of working with former WBA and WBO world title-challenger Evans “The African Warrior” Ashira (26-3).
Ashira lost a decision to super middleweight-legend Joe Calzaghe a couple of years ago, being one of only a few to take the Welshman the distance in a world title fight, and coming up from middleweight for that fight, as Nasir is for his fight with Wilaschek, the Copenhagen-based Kenyan will surely be able to offer some tips.
“Fawaz has the best training camp of his career, the best sparring possible, and his chances of winning this fight is getting better and better. As I have said before, it all comes down to how badly he wants to win, because Wilascheck is not a better boxer than Fawaz. If Fawaz does what he is told, he will win this fight I think. I am very optimistic,” says manager Henrik Risum, who handles Nasir in cooperation with Fight Production in Germany.