mandag, 15. juli 2024

13.06 Euro News

OPI 2000 have cancelled the fight for the vacant EBU jr welter title between Giuseppe Lauri and Denis Shafikov that was scheduled for June 18 in Italy. Both men remain in their respective positions as mandatory challengers and the EBU have set June 20 as deadline for purse bids or agreements.
Italian heavyweight veteran Paolo Vidoz returns to action July 1 and take in big Hungarian Gabor Farkas in Monfalcone. If all goes well Vidoz might fight Matteo Modugno for the national title during the fall.
Belgian veteran Ismail Abdoul returns to cruiser after fighting at heavyweight against Mike Perez last time out. Abdoul, who still insists his best weight is at lightheavy, take on Nuri Seferi July 2 in Vienna for the vacant WBO European title – which look a little strange considering that the WBO had sanctioned Nenad Borovcanin vs Konstantin Semerdiev this past weekend for the WBO European interim title.
Former IBF middleweight champ Sebastian Sylvester will take on Sam Soliman in an eliminator where the winner will fight the winner of Roman Karmazin vs Osumanu Adama. The winner of this fight will then become mandatory challenger for champ Daniel Geale. Soliman was first set to fight Benjamin Simon but that is apparently history by now. Sylvester vs Soliman will go ahead sometime during the early fall.
German heavy Cengiz Koc have finally announced his retirement after a long series of injuries. Koc, 24-3, had his last fight in 2008 but was on and off in training for a comeback that never materialized.

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