By Per-Ake Persson
Simo Rantalainen, a well known and controversial journalist, TV host, boxing promoter and a lot more in Finland, have written a book about Tarmo Uusivirta. Uusivirta is one of the best fighters ever to come out of Finland. As an amateur he won silver in the World championships 79 and 82 and won the European championships in 1979.
As a pro he went 24-4-3 in a disappointing career that left Uusivirta a bitter man. He fought many tough fights in his opponents backyards but never got the big breaks nor promotional backing needed to make it to the top.
The next Danish Fight Night on Saturday (February 11) in Copenhagen will go ahead without TV backing it up after promoters Brian Nielsen and Mogens Palle failed to reach a deal with network TV 2 Denmark that have aired the previous seven DFN shows.
Hungarian Felix-Promotion stage its first show of the new year February 17 In Papa with WBO European superfeather champion Zoltan Kovacs (18-5-1) defending the title against Italian Nicola Cipolletta (13-4-1). Cruiserweight Imre Szello (15-0) appears in the co-feature against Latvian Ricards Bolotniks (10-3-1) who comes in fresh of a knockout win over Spanish champ Cesar Cordoba. If all goes well for Szello he will defend the WBO I/C title in April.
Maki Boxing, headed by promoter Pekka Maki, won purse bids today in Rome for the right to stage Juho Haapoja vs Leonardo Damian Bruzzese for the vacant EU cruiserweight title. Maki bid 40 123 Euro, Paimander Sports Consulting (also from Finland and headed by Petri Paimander) offered 34 345 Euro while Italian OPI since 82 came in third with an offer for 31 317 Euro.
EURO RESULTS By Per-Ake Persson March 19, Haarlem, NTH: 4x3, h: Willy Kyakonye, KO 1 Gino da Fonseca, Nth March 19, Barcelona, SPA: 4x3, sm: Arturo T...
EURO RESULTS By Per-Ake Persson Mar 12, Bologna, ITA: sm: Pavel Zgurean, Ita, W 4 Emanuele Zagatti, Ita sl: Arblin Kaba, Ita, W 4 Lorenzo Calì, Ita Mar ...
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