The unbeaten fringe contender has been out of the ring since December 2013, when he stopped Gilberto Matheus Domingos inside a round. Prior to that he had suffered an injury that had forced him on the sideline for over 7 months.
With improving skills, decent power, a great size and developing maturity some have suggested that Gjergjaj is a fighter who deserves to have his name mentioned amongst the best in Europe. Although we wouldn't go that far he is the #17 ranked Heavyweight by the European Boxing Union and he is a fighter who is perhaps just 2 or 3 wins away from fighting for the European title.
Whilst we were hoping that "The Cobra" could have a bite on tasty opponent it appears he'll be fighting against limited Argentinian Emilio Ezequiel Zarate (18-12-3, 9). Although classed as the South American champion Zarate is very limited and shouldn't pose Gjergjaj any real problems.
Hopefully an early victory for "The Cobra" will be followed by a testing fight in summer than a seriously look at making a Europe titl
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