onsdag, 24. juli 2024

14.01 Euro News

EBU welter champ Rafael Jackiewicz defends the title February 28 in Lublin, Poland, against Italian Luciano Abis. Bullit Knockout promotes the show.
The undercard to Braehmer vs Kanfouah for the vacant EBU lightheavyweight title March 7 in Dresden feature a rematch between WIBF and GBU jr bantam queen Alesia Graf and Magdalena Dahlen. Lightheavy Aleksy Kuziemsky and the Bedak brothers, Zsolt and Pal, are also on the bill. Zsolt isn´t bad at all but Pal appears to be one to follow extra close.
EBU supermiddle titleholder Karo Murat face Italian ex-champ and stablemate Cristian Sanavia February 28 in Neubrandenburg. In a supporting bout EU heavy ruler Francesco Pianeta defends against British veteran Michael Sprott.
Danish paper Ekstrabladet writes that “the Roadwarrior”, Glen Johnson, is calling out for Mikkel Kessler in a fight to take place in the US made at 170 lbs. In one of Glen´s many trips he was in Copenhagen to spar with Mads Larsen. In the gym was also Kessler, then a newcomer in the pro game.
Mads Larsen appears to be out of the fight against IBF supermiddle champ Lucian Bute – nothing is confirmed though. Sauerland Event have an option for a defence by Bute but seems as if another Sauerland fighter, Ukrainian Vitaly Tsypko is a lot closer to a fight against Bute than Larsen, who then would be free to face Mikkel Kessler, a fight that already have received a lot of publicity in Denmark.
Graciano Rocchigiani have taken over as trainer for Arena´s Turkish jr welter star Selcuk Aydin. Aydin will do most of his training at “Rocky´s Gym” in Duisburg,
Swedish Champions Promotions have cancelled the show in Norrkoping that was planned for January 28. C P postponed the same show twice this past fall so it didn´t exactly come as a surprise that they cancelled.
Swiss heavy Nikola Vujasinovic have announced his retirement from boxing. Nikola goes out at 3-1.
Gennady Shatkov, one of the many great amateur boxers produced in what used to be USSR, have passed away at the age of 77. Shutkov won Olympic Gold in 56, European titles in 55 and 59 but lost in the quarterfinals of the 60 Olympics against one Cassius Clay.

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