By Per-Ake Persson
Heavyweight Adrian Granat (7-0) and cruiser Nikola Milalic (9-1), both promoted by EC Boxing, were both among WBA regular heavyweight champ Ruslan Chagaev’s sparringpartners as he prepared for the defence against Francesco Pianeta and both scored easy first round knockout wins this past weekend on a show in Bestensee.
Both are currently sparring with British heavyweight Dillian Whyte, who is training at the EC gym in Hamburg with Jonathon Banks as coach
Next up for Granat and Milalic are fights on the undercard to a EC Boxing show in Galati (Romania) where heavyweight Christian Hammer (17-4) headlines in his first fight since the loss to Tyson Fury. On September 5 Granat and Milalic fight in Mostar (Bosnia) on the big show topped by Nuri Seferi (36-7) vs Damir Beljo (20-0) and finally the two are featured on the undercard to a show September 12 in Gifhorn where lightheavy Eduard Gutknecht (28-3-1) headlines on a EC and Wiking co-promotion.
Finally, after all this, Granat, by then hopefully 10-0, will join the Klitschko training camp as sparring for the champ as he prepares for the showdown against Tyson Fury October 24.
By Per-Ake Persson
July 11, Malaga, SPA:
6x3, sm: Ronny “El Llanero” Alexander Landaeta, TKO 4 Carlos “El Cubano” Mena Mijares, Spa
July 11, Magdeburg, GER,
Getec Arena, est 5000, SES/Akhmati Box Promtion/Terek Box Event, bdb
12x3: Ruslan Chagaev, 111,6, Hamburg, Ger KO 1 (2.57) Francesco Pianeta, 110,0, Gelsenkirchen, Ger
Chagaev retained the WBA regular title as Challenger Francesco Pianeta put up a poor performance when he needed to be at his best in this all-southpaw battle. Chagaev came out fast and well prepared, took a left - partly blocked - from the challenger but landed with his left hook over the top and Pianeta went down. He got up but looked scared and was soon under pressure against the ropes where Chagaeve landed with left hooks to the temple and Francesco went down, or collapsed, a second time and as he got up, very wobbly, it was stopped.
12x3: Michael Wallisch, 110,0, Munich, Germany KO 2 (0.31) Fabio Tuiach, 100,0, Trieste, Ita
Tuiach was down twice in the first but it didn´t look that bad. However, early in the second Wallisch connected for real and Tuiach went down and out. The vacant WBO European title was at stake.
10x3: Edmund Gerber, 112,2, Schwerin, Ger KO 5 (1.47) Lubos Suda, 92,1, Cze
Gerber patiently wore down Suda and finally took him out with a left followed by an overhand right. Suda was a sub for Jason Bergman. Gerber´s WBC Int´l Silver title was not at stake as Suda wasn´t approved by the WBC.
10x3: Apti Davtaev, 117,5, Kurchaloi, Rus KO 2 (1.55) Jakov Gospic, 117,0, Cro
Davtaev won the CISBB (WBC) title as Gospic was counted out as he walked to his corner cut and dazed. Gospic was hurt against the ropes and with only the ropes holding him up the referee picked up the count and it went ten and out.
8x3: Aleksander Dimitrenko, 114,3, Hamburg, Ger KO 2 (2.50) Zoltan Csala, 115,4, Hun
Csala, with a tattooed face, is an unschooled brawler and kept Dimitrenko busy with his bull rushes but was then hurt by bodyshots and was finally knocked out by a right to the head.
Tom Schwarz, 107,9, Halle/Saale, Ger W8-U Konstantin Airich, 236,75, Hamburg, Ger
80-72 twice and 78-74. Schwarz fought well but was overly careful. Airich kept coming but was outboxed and seldom able to work effectively.
July 11, Bestensee, GER, Landkost Arena, Wiking Box Team / EC Boxing, bdb
lh: Eduard Gutknecht, Ger TKO 5 Slavisa Simeunovic,
Adrian Granat, 119,4, Swe/Ger KO 1 Haris Radmilovic, Ser
Radmilovic, a late sub for Milos Doveden, was floored twice.
Nikola Milalic, 90,6, Ger KO 1 Zeljko Bojic, Ser
Bad ko as Bojic is down five minutes.
July 11, Benalmadema, SPA, Casino Torrequebrada,
10x3: Kelvin Dotel, 65,3, Spa TKO 8 Jorge Fortea, 66,5, Spa
Spanish welterweight title
6x3: Cesar Cordoba, 91,0, Spa TKO 4 Arturs Kulikauskas, 88,0, Lat
Stopped due to a bad cut on Kulikauskas´ forehead.
Antonio “El Chato” Benitez, 73,0, Spa W 4 Francisco Duran, 73,0, Spa
Sasha Pyndris, 69,4, Spa W 4 Jose Manuel Lopez Clavero, 69,5, Spa
4x2: Eva Maria Naranjo, 53,5, Spa W 4 Aoutif Al Kallachi, 53,3,
Carlos Perez, 61,0, Spa W 4 Luis Cantero, 62,0, Spa
July 11, Argones, SPA: Daniel Rasilla, Sr,
sm: Ivan Salcines, Spa D 6 Jonathan Castano, Spa
July 11, Las Palmas, SPA,Centro Insular de Deportes, est 2500, Simbaboxing / Maravilla Box
Ferino V, 65,4, Spa W12-U Aitor Nieto, 66,7, Spa
WBC Latin welter title, scored 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110.
Aramis Torres, Spa, prodebut W 4 Francisco Javier Rodriguez Ortega, Spa
July 11, Cannobio, SPA:
f: Iuliano Gallo, Ita TKO 2 Krisztian Lakatos, Hun
July 11, Reggio Emilia, ITA:
m: Erik Bondavilli, Ita W 4 Marco Boezio, Ita
July 11, Mottola, ITA:
sm/lh: Francesco Castellano, Ita D 4 Silvio Secchiaroli, Ita
July 11, Jumala, LAT:
8x3: Ilias Achergui, Bel TKO 2 Dmitri Ovsjannikovs, Lat
July 10, Barcelona, SPA, Vall d´Hebron, est 1500, Gallego Prada Promociones
sf: Juli Giner, Spa TKO 5 Ivan Ruiz Morote, Spa
Giner won the vacant EU superfeather title in this all Spanish matchup.
10x3: sw: Isaac Real, Spa TKO 5 Michael Mora, Nic
l: Jerobe Santana, Spa W8-U Innocent Anyanwu, Nth
sw: Javier Garcia Roche, Spa W6-U Miguel Aguilar, Nic
w: Nabil Krissi, Spa W6-U Yuri Pompilio, Por
l: Franky Urquiaga, Spa W4-U Edwin Tellez, Nic
July 10, Berlin, GER, Open Air KŲpenick, Uwe Gorecki, gba
Nuhu Lawal, 71,5, Nig/Ger W12-S Ronny Mittag, 72,3, Ger
EPBA middleweight title, scored 117-113 and 117-114 for Lawal and 117-116 Mittag.
Ferdinand Pilz, 66,3, Ger W10-U Ludovic Duval, 66,4, Fra
EPBA welterweight title, scored 99-93, 99-91 and 99-93.
6x3: Rene HŁbner, 88,8, Ger TKO 1 (2.05) Bartosz Szwarczynski, 87,1, Pol
4x3: Iulian Novac, 53,6, Ger KO 1 (2.05) Amel Islamovic, 54,0, Bos
30 day susp for Islamovic.
6x3: Muhacit ÷zcan, 66,3, Ger TKO 1 (1.12) Maik Tršubig, 66,0, Ger
Robert MŁller, 81,0, Ger TKO 1 (2.40) Krzysztof Chochel, 82,0, Pol
4x3: Ibrahim Guemues, 74,0, Ger KO 2 (1.09) Oszkar Jerzy Borkowski, 76,9, Pol
30 day suspension for Borkowski, who made his debut.
4x3: Lucas Thiem, 71,0, Ger TKO 1 (1.14) Mateusz Dyller, 65,0, Pol
10x3: Aleksandra Jankovic, 76,1, Ser TKO 1 (3.00) Mirza Ganic, 74,8, Ger
4x3: Awil Jeljamech, 69,1, Ger TKO 1 (1.56) Slawomir Latopolski, 72,0, Pol
4x3: Philipp Palm, 89,7, Ger KO 2 (0.30) Mateusz Zielinski, 90,0, Pol
30 day susp for Zielinski
July 10, Acilia, ITA:
f: Giovanni Tagliola, Ita TW 3 Gianni Ricupido, Ita
July 4, Induno Olona, ITA:
m: Giuseppe Rauseo, Ita W 6 Christian Bozzoni, Ita
July 4, Castiglion dei Pepoli, ITA:
l: Manuel Vignoli, Ita W 4 Glauco Cappella, Ita
July 4, Aprilla, ITA:
sl: Francesco Lomasto, Ita W 4 Albert Ciprian, Ita
July 3, Arganda del Rey, SPA, Cine Casablanca, Tundra
m: Rafael Chiruta, Rom/Spa W 6 Diego Jair Ramirez,
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