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Chervet says goodbye, Peña hits it

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The best boxing day in history?

Chervet says goodbye, Peña hits it

Fists are flying in Bern: Boxing Day is coming up. Blick says which fights are worth watching.


Throw everything in again: local hero Alain Chervet (l.) denies his last fight.


Emmanuel GisiHead of the sports report team

When Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are over, there is a mighty rumble in Bern: Boxing Day is on in the Kursaal in the federal city. The fact that things get tough on December 26th has a long tradition in this country. As early as 1971, Muhammad Ali, the greatest man of all time, boxed on Swiss soil on St. Stephen’s Day. However, his fight against Jürgen Blin took place in Zurich’s Hallenstadion, and at that time nobody wanted to know anything about Anglo-Saxon terms like Boxing Day. The Bernese promoter Leander Strupler can say with a clear conscience: “We are probably experiencing the most successful Boxing Day in history. The tickets were gone faster than ever, we have more inquiries than ever before.” There is a reason for this: four fights promise high tension (on Monday from 5.30 p.m. live in the stream on

Alain Chervet vs Glenn Bismanos

The man with the big name says goodbye: Alain Chervet actually wanted to write the last chapter of his career in December 2021, but his hand didn’t cooperate at the time. “I didn’t want to leave without a fight,” says the nephew of boxing legend “Fritzli” Chervet to Blick. “It shouldn’t have been easy.” And so on Monday he climbed between the ring ropes one last time – for the fight against the Filipino Glenn Bismanos. “It comes full circle,” he says of his final appearance in the Kursaal. “It all started here.” It’s clear that Chervet wants to say goodbye with a win after losing three years ago against the Chinese Ju Wu at the same place. He now sees this performance very positively. “My strongest fight, even if I didn’t win it.”

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