By Per-Ake Persson
Boxing history was probably written in Hameln (Germany) Saturday night (Dec 10) but it was unfortunately for all the wrong reasons: German supermiddleweights Christian Pawlak and Baker Barakat was all set to fight for what is called the German version of the World Boxing Union title held by Pawlak. The fighters had entered the ring, the national anthem had been played when a member of Barakat's cornermen discovered that Pawlak wore a different pair of gloves than had been agreed on - or so it was claimed by Team Barakat.
The undercard to Cecilia Braekhus vs Klara Svensson feature lightheavy Tim-Robin Lihaug (16-2) vs Czech Tomas Adamek (25-14-2) and cruiserweight Kai Robin Havnaa (8-0) take on Lars Bucholz (27-10). For both men it's frst time they get to fight in Norway. Havnaa's father, Magne, was WBO champ but spent his entire career fighting out of Denmark.
MK Event of France close out a big 2016 with a big show in Noisy le Grand December 17. Topping the bill is bantamweight Nordine Oubaali (10-0) who take on Mexican Julio Cesar Miranda (40-12-2) with the WBA Intercontinental title at stake.
All In Fight Night in Helsinki goes ahead at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki on Saturday and all main event fighters were on hand for the final press conference. EU supermiddle champ Mariano Hilario was stuck on the Istanbul Airport though and was so late in arrival he missed the traditional staredown against challenger Niklas Rasanen.
Felix-Promotion in Hungary close out 2016 with a show in Budapest on Saturday with hardpunching lightheavy Richard Baranyi (12-1) defending the WBO Euro title against Alis Sijaric (also 12-1) from Switzerland.
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