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 NEWS By Per-Ake Persson The WBO eliminator at supermiddleweight between former WBA lightheavy contender Robin Krasniqi (46-4) and former WBO champ Arthur Abraham (45-5) will go ahead April 22 at the Congress C...
EURO RESULTS By Per-Ake Persson Feb 12, Krasnodar, RUS, LTD SKV Boxing Elnur Samedov, 62,3, Rus W6-U Taras Kovalenko, 61,8, Rus 60-54 on all cards. Arseny Nury, 61...
EURO NEWS By Per-Ake Persson It's official: today (February 14) SES and Z! Promotions revealed the plans for their big event March 18 at the Arena in Leipzig alhough some of the news have been known for some time. ...
EURO RESULTS By Per-Ake Persson Feb 5, Volgograd, RUS: Evgeny Romanov, 98,2, Rus W6-U Yury Bykhtsov, 96,3, Blr/Rus 58-56, 58-57 and 59-55. Feb 5, Kre...
EURO NEWS 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 ...
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EURO RESULTS By Per-Ake Persson Jan 28, Voronezh, RUS: Victory Tim Boxing Promotion Vazir Tamoyan, 69,1, Rus W4-U Roman Klemeshov, 69,4, Rus 40-36 on all cards. ...
Up Close and Personal with Two Division World Champion Tasif Khan Interview by Gianluca Di Caro Photo courtesy of Team Tasif Khan For this edition of ‘Up Close and Personal&rsqu...