mandag, 15. juli 2024

13.10 Euro News

WBC cruiser champ Giacobbe Fragomeni will defend the title November 21 in Kiel, Germany, against no other than Zsolt Erdei, reigning WBO lightheavyweight ruler. It´s a surprising move by Erdei to step up in weight as he in the past always looked as if he could make supermiddle rather than move up in weight. There´s been rumors of Erdei instead defending the title against interim title holder Juergen Braehmer on this date and site.
As previously reported cruisers Enad Licina, 17-1, and Yoan Pablo Hernandez clash in hot matchup October 17 in Berlin on the undercard to Taylor vs Abraham. Both are with Sauerland Event, both have shown talent and a lot of skills but both have also disappointed in some fights. Licina´s defence of the IBC I/C title against Ignacio Esparza last time out must be a good candidate for most boring fight of the year. The sole loss came in another eliminator when he lost to Aleksyi Kuziemski which led to that Enad left Spotlight Boxing. Hernandez, 19-1, have in his career looked dynamite in the early part of a fight but if the opponent  have survived the onslught Yoan have looked more ordinary. The sole loss came to Wayne Braithwaite, who was down in the first but stopped Hernandez in the third.
EBU bantam champ Malik Bouziane makes a voluntary defence of the title November 26 in Les Pennes Mirabeau against Italian Emiliano Salvini.
Retired heavyweight Axel Schulz will be color commentator for DSF during Francois Botha´s defence of the WBF heavyweight title against Willi Fischer. Schulz fought and lost to Botha back in 95 with the decision changed to a No Contest after the South African tested positive for an illegal substance.
Cruiser Steve Herelius face Czech Lubos Suda October 24 in Cannet Cote d´Azur on the undercard to N´Jikam vs Valdez. Heavyweight Carlos Takam take on Roman Kracik, also from the Czech Republic.
Patrick Wheeler was elected to Chairman in the Swedish Federation this past weekend. Wheeler´s election came as a big upset but boxing in Sweden have long been torn apart due to internal conflicts. Wheeler have in the past been involved with pro boxing as manager and promoter.

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