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08.05 Berlin report & Euro News

May 8, Berlin, Germany:

Conjestina Achieng from Kenya and Sweden´s Maria Lindberg battled to a hardfought draw at Amadun´s show tonight in Berlin. At stake was the vacant WIBF middleweight title. The judges had it 95-95, 97-95 for Achieng and 97-96 for Lindberg. It was a fastpaced, not very clean fight with few telling punches were Lindberg pressed the action and Achieng countered.

At lightheavy Bernard Donfack won a GBU title of some kind with a fourth round knockout over Czech Rudolf Murko.

Heavyweight Gene Pukall stopped Pavel Siska in the eighth of a GBU eliminator.


Ukrainian heavy Aleksander Dimitrenko headline a Universum show at the Color Line Arena in Hamburg July 4. It´s rumored that Dimitrenko will fight a WBO final eliminator against an opponent to be announced. Tabloid Bild have checked the ratings and are based on that guessing that Dimitrenko´s opponent will be Eddie Chambers.

If Robert Stieglitz can beat Jendrick Velecky May 15 in Magdeburg and get a WBO rating he could be the opponent for WBO supermiddle champ Karoly Balzsay August 22 in Budapest. On this bill Ina Menzer face American Kelsey Jeffries in a defence of the WBC and WIBF belts. Zsolt Erdei, WBO champ at lightheavy, will defend the title in September.

WBA I/C heavyweight champ Dennis Boytsov defends the title against stablemate and former WBA I/C ruler Taras Bidenko June 6 in Oberhausen in a signficant fight that will make a difference in the world ratings but is also effectively an internal eliminator. Bidenko have been sidelined for awhile reportedely due to cure a hand injury. Headlining the bill is EBU lightheavy king Juergen Brahmer taking on Italian Antonio Brancalion. Heavyweight Manuel Charr is also on the show.

AMI Production will promote a big show June 27 in France billed as WBA Boxing Night. The event could be headlined by WBA cruiser champ Guillermo Jones taking on mandatory challenger Valery Brudov – this fight is however not made yet. French cruisers Jean Marc Monrose and Steve Herelius clash again – this time in a WBA eliminator. WBA jr welter titleholder for women, Ann Sophie Mathis defends against Jill Emery and middleweight Hassan N´Dam is also featured in a WBA eliminator.

In regards of AMI Production´s the Grand Tournoi Damien Bertu and Husseyn Bayram clash in the finals May 28 in Paris. The tournament was made at between 66 and 70 kilos and have attracted France´s best welters and jr middles. Middles Affif Belgecham and Woilid Guarras battle it out for the vacant EU title in the chief support.

British champ Paul McCloskey and former WBA ruler Souleyman M´Baye have been named official challengers for the vacant EBU jr welter title.

Official challenger for EBU middle champ Khoren Gevor is Sebastian Sylverster, former titleholder who also challenged Felix Sturm but lost.

Rachid Drizlane and Christophe Sebire clash for the vacant French jr welter title June 12 at Les Pennes Mirabeau.

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