Finnish Super Welterweight Tomi Silvennoinen, 9-2 (5 KOs) makes his 2021 debut on Saturday, February 23, when he takes on Germany’s Jama Saidi, 17-2 (7 KOs). This 10 round Super Welterweight bout will take place in Berlin at the AGON Sportpark. Both fighters will be looking to get back into the win column in an emphatic way. Silvennoinen’s return marks his first since a disputed decision loss at the hands of Poland’s Przemyslaw Zysk, a fight in which Silvennoinen seemed to be the most effective fighter but lost on the cards in what was basically a hometown fight for Zysk, a common occurrence in the sport.
Saidi is returning after losing a unanimous decision to Vincent Feigenbutz this past year in Germany. Both fighters had their moments in the fight but the judges favored Feigenbutz’s counterpunching style. All things considered, the fight between Silvennoinen and Saidi has the makings of a technical, entertaining scrap between the two fighters. Silvennoinen will be looking to land his patented left hook which has led him to five knockouts in nine victories.
Silvennoinen has shown in the past that he and his team can pull together the right game plan to gain a win. The critical factor is the fact that the fight will virtually be a hometown fight for Saidi. The question that arises from there is whether Silvennoinen can gain a victory on the cards. Saidi hasn’t been stopped in his two losses but his come forward style should leave openings for Silvennoinen to land his best punches.
With a German title on the line, the stakes and implications are high. This will be a focal point for both fighters as they look to make waves at the European, and ultimately world level. Silvennoinen is for sure motivated and looking to bring the title back to Finland. 86Boxing will follow the action and keep you up to date with the latest. Stay tuned!