By Per-Ake Persson
Swedish lightheavy Erik Skoglund (22-0) have switched trainers from Karsten Rover to Tommy Antman. It was previously announced that Skoglund would train for his fights at home in Nykoeping but would remain in the team of Rover.
Antman is a veteran who trained two-time EBU heavyweight champ Anders Eklund in his amateur days and also some of the best amateurs in Sweden such as Leo Vainonen.
Skoglund is in full training for the show Sauerland Promotions bill as Making History September 19 in Nykoeping where he defends the IBF I/C title against Oleksandr Cherviak (15-4-1) for what will be the first international title fight in Sweden since 1968 over what today is title distance: 12x3.
Jimmy Ellis-Floyd Patterson in 68 was over fifteen rounds but since professional boxing returned in 2007 we’ve had title fights over 6x2 and 10x2 (featuring male fighters that is).
EBU welter champ Gianluca Branco (49-3-1) now have Leonard Bundu (32-1-2) as official challenger in what will be an all Italian battle between two 40+ veterans but first Branco will make a voluntary defence of the title in September against an opponent to be announced.
Branco had no other than Paul Malignaggi in what would have been a mandatory defence but after Malignaggi lost this past weekend he is out of the picture.
Romain Jacob (23-0) defends the EBU superfeather title Nov 10 in Boulougne sur Mer (France) against Spaniard Juli Giner (17-1-1). Jacob is in the top three with both the WBC, WBA and IBF so he will most likely go for a World title in 2016. As for Giner he held the EU title but will now be stripped of that as he will fight for the EBU Crown.
Igor Michalkin (16-1) defends the EBU lightheavy title October 9 in Clermont Ferrand (France) against Hugo Kasperski (26--5-1). It´s a voluntary defence by the champ, who won the title in France by knocking out Hakim Chioui. Kasperski is reigning national champ at 175. Michalkin vs Kasperski is promoted by Pierre Robin.
Michele Di Rocco (40-1-1) has relinquished the EBU superwelter title to concentrate on a shot at a World title. Di Rocco is # 3 IBF, # 4 WBA and # 10 WBC and not ranked by the WBO. Official challenger Lenny Daws (30-3-2) will now fight the highest available contender for the vacant title.
By Per-Ake Persson
Aug 1, Aci Castello, ITA:
sw: Alex Marongiu, Ita W 6 Gaetano Gutta, Ita
l: Isidoro Trovato, Ita W 4 Davide Bono, Ita
Aug 1, Fiumicino, ITA, OPI 2000
Emiliano Marsili, 60,7, Ita W12-U Gamaliel Diaz, 60,5, Mex
117-110, 116-111 and 115-111, vacant WBC Silver lightweight title. 40-36 twice for Marsili and 39-38 after four for Diaz, 78-72 twice, 77-74 for Marsili.
Matteo Modugno, 118,5, Ita KO 2 Hrvoje Kisicek, 102,0, Cro
Mirko Larghetti, 88,3, Ita TKO 5 (ret) Marko Martinjak (Rupcic), 88,0, Cro
Orial Kulaj, 80,0, Ita W dq 2 Slobodan Culum, 78,5, Ser
Carel Sandon, 61,8, Ita W 6 Dzemil Cosovic, 62,0, Ser
m: Mirko Geografo, Ita W 4 Ignazo Crivello, Ita
Aug 1, Capurso, ITA:
m: Marco Boezio, Ita W 4 Fabio Hage, Ita
Aug 1, Roquetas de Mar, SPA:
4x3, sb: Jose Antonio Sanchez Romero, Spa TKO 1 Gheorghe Alexandru,
Aug 1, Benalmadema, SPA: Hotel Holiday World, Tundra / Antonio Postigo
6x3, w: Kerman Lejarrega, Spa TKO 2 Feliks Kleins, Spa
6x3, sm: Ronnie Heffron, Uk KO 1 Janos Olah, Hun
m: Antonio Benitez, Spa W 4 Euclides Espitia,
m: Jose Manuel Lopez Clavero, Spa W 6 Diego Jair Ramirez, Spa
c: Antonio Sousa, Spa W 4 Alvaro Terrero, Spa
l: Jose Torrisco, Spa W 4 Luis Cantero, Spa
Aug 1, Las Palmas, SPA:
l: Jerobe Santana, Spa W 6 Reynaldo Mora,
Aug 1, Potsdam, GER, Metropolis Halle, SES / Twilight Events
Movies meet Boxing
8x2, sf: Ramona KŁhne, Ger W8-U Doris KŲhler, Ger
m: Domenic von Chrzanowski, Ger W 8 Peter Orlik,
sm: Yunus Oeczan, Ger W 6 Norbert Szekeres, Hun
c: Leroy Raschke, Ger W 4 Lubomir Zlamal,
4x2, l: Ikram Kerwat, TKO 1 Danka Kruczek,
July 31, Kiev, UKR,
h: Andrej Rudenko, Ukr W8-U Vaclav Pejsar, Cze
July 31, Villa Guardia, ITA:
f: Iuliano Gallo, Ita W 6 Mihaly Telefki, Hun
July 31, Bari, ITA:
Soufiene Ouerghi, 69,5, Tun/Ita KO 7 Francesco Lezzi, 69,7, Ita
July 31, Ta Qali, MALTA: Ten Count Promotions, mba
10x3, lh: Scott Dixon, Uk/Mal TKO 4 Josef Krivka, Cze
July 30, Bielefeld, GER, Sportpalast, SSL (Susanne SchrŲder Lau), FvA
these fights were set for the cancelled Encarnacion vs Takoucht show in Madrid.
10x3, f: Zoltan Kovacs, Hun TKO 1 Marco McCullough, Uk
Big upset and it looked as McCullough had no punch resistance at all. Floored, hurt and finally retired by his cornemen.
6x3, l-fly: Jozsef Ajtai, Hun TKO 3 Benjamin Major,
4x3, f: Josh Pritchard, Uk TKO 1 Ignac Kassai, Hun
July 25, Ceccano, ITA:
f: Alessandro Micheli, Ita W 4 Milan Savic, Ser
July 25, Sarroch, ITA:
m: Alessandro Goddi, Ita TKO 3 Valentin Stoychev, Bul
July 24, Prato, ITA:
sw: Francesco Di Fiore, Ita W 6 Goran Milenkovic, Ser
July 18, Roveleto di Cadeo, ITA:
sw: Xhuljo Vrenozi, Alb/Ita TKO 3 Emanuele Pinzi, Ita
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