Jr middle "Golden" Jack Culcay will take on Italian Giammario Grassellini on Saturday in Helsinki on the undercard to Alexander Povetkin vs Cedric Boswell. Culcay was sponsored by Universum in the amateurs and turned pro with them in 2009.
Universum lost their TV partner in 2010 and Jack and his management have claimed breach of contract. Earlier in the fall a regional court in Hamburg ruled in favor of Universum. Still, Culcay will fight on Saturday and Universum are threatening with legal action against both Jack Culcay and Sauerland. How strong the case is remains to be seen.
SES begins 2012 at home in Magdeburg with a show at the Maritim Hotel January 7. Headlining is WBO Euro lightheavy champ Robin Krasniqi with WBFed Int´l lightheavy ruler Denis Simcic and heavyweight Francesco Pianeta in featured bouts.
When middleweight Avtandil Khurtsidze step into the ring December 17 to fight Ossie Duran for the WBC Silver title he will be stripped of the IBO title. The official reason is that the IBO don´t rate Duran and thus will have to vacate the title.
Las Vegas-based Swedish supermiddle prospect Badou Jack, 8-0, have his next fight lined up for December 16 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Opponent is to be announced. Jack is trained by Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and is promoted by Warriors and DiBella Promotions.
EU welter champ Luciano Abis have Karlo Tabaghua as official contender. Tabaghua beat ex EBU king Jackson Osei Bonsu in a big upset last time out but that was back in April. There were several offers for bigger fights coming Karlo´s way but all fell through and he has also been sidelined with an injury. Tabaghua hails from the Georgian Republic but have been fighting out of Stockholm, Sweden, for some time now.
By Per-Åke Persson
PERSSON'S EURO RESULTS
Nov 26, Geneva, SWI:
Guillaume Frenois, 58,3, Fra W12-U Patrick Kinigamazi, 58,6, Rwa/Swi
inaugural Union Francophone de Boxe, UFB, title, scored 116-112, 116-113 and 115-113.
Nov 26, Steyr, AUS, Stadthalle, Iron & Steel Boxteam,
12x3, w: Laszlo Toth, TKO 6 Boris Berg, Ger
vacant GBU I/C welterweight title
w: Domenico Urbano, Ita/ W8-U Ivan Duvancic,
h: Durmus Keklik, W4-U Elvir Behlulovic,
lh: Astrit Klimenta, W4-U Edo Cavrk,
lh: Haris Causevic, W4-U Istvan Orsos,
sm: Attila Orsos, W4-U Freddy Lemmerer,
Nov 26, Saint Maur, FRA:
w: Loic Foure, Fra W10-U Stefan Worth, Ger
WBFed I/C title, scored 97-93 and 96-94.
Nov 26, Purmerend, NTH, Wellness Profi Center
Barry Groenteman, TKO 2 Hamed Fofana,
Hassan Ait Bassou, W 6 Eugen Schmidt,
Mourad Tijarti, debut W 4 Jan Neitermann,
4x3, w: Brahim Kamal, KO 1 Marc Saenger,
Nov 26, Stockholm, SWE. Johanneshov, Rumble of the Kings (Kasra Ashami / Paolo Roberto)
w: Patrick Bogere, Swe W6-U Ionut Trandafir Ilie, Rom
60-54 twice and 59-55. Sole profight on a K 1 / MMA show.
Nov 26, Saint Nazaire, FRA:
jw: Abdoulaye Soukouna, Fra W10-U Bastien Laforge, Fra
Soukouna retained the French 140 lb title on scores of 96-94, 96-93 and 97-93.
6x2, jl: Julie Robert, Fra TKO 5 Marianna Gulyas, Hun
jm: Samir Zidi Nettour, Fra W 6 Frederic Herbache, Fra
Nov 26, Chatellerault, FRA,
8x3, jl: Daniel Sassou Kodjo, Fra TKO 4 Yordan Vasilev, Bul
Nov 26, Privas, FRA:
b: Yoan Boyeaux, Fra W 6 Elemir Rafael, Slo
l: Amine Aloui, Fra W 4 Alexandre Prilip, Fra
lh: Nasser Bakhalek, Fra W 4 Mikael Lopes, Fra
Nov 26, Podgorica, MNE; Hala Moraca, est 6000,
Nikola Sjekloca, 167,5, Mne W12-M Peter Mashamaite, 165,75, RSA
WBC Int´l supermiddleweight title, Sjekloca agains grabs an early lead but fades at the end for a close win: 116-112, 115-113 and 114-114.
Dejan Zlaticanin, 134, W12-U Godfrey Nzimande, 135, RSA
vacant WBC Int´l title.119-109 and 119-110 twice.
h: Goran Gogic, W 6 Tayar Mehmed, Bul
Petar Zivkovic, 147,25, W 6 Zoran Didanovic, 145,
Dragan Roganovic, 167,5, W 6 Srecko Janjic, 162, debut
6x3: Milorad Zizic, 161, KO 1 Valentin Stoychev, 156,5, Bul
Nov 26, Bialystok, POL: Gmitruk Promotions / Boxing Production (Dariusz Snarski)
lh: Doudou Ngumbu, Fra W12-U Aleksyi Kuziemski, Pol
vacant WBFed lightheavy title, scored 118-111 twice and 116-113.
lh: Dariusz Sek, Pol W 8 Mantas Tarvydas, Lit
6x3, jm: Przemyslaw Opalach, Pol KO 2 Alexander Schmidt,
jm: Robert Swierzbinski, Pol W6-U Vladimir Borovsky, Ukr
m: Maciej Sulecki, Pol W6-U Fehti Bentafna,
sm: Norbert Dabrowski, Pol W6-U Anouar Boumeijane,
4x3, m: Marcin Siwy, debut TKO 1 Aliaksandr Makaraka, Blir
f: Krzysztof Rogowski, Pol W4-U Janis Puksins,
Nov 26, Trabzon, TUR, Hayri GŁr Spor Salonu, Arena Box Promotion, lat
Selcuk Aydin, 66,6, Tur W12-U Jo Jo Dan, 66,6, Rom/Can
113-112 twice and 115-111. Dan suffered a broken jaw and wrongly counted over in the first and again in the eleventh. Aydin had a point deducted in the last round.
Ondrey Pala, 111,3, Cze W12-U Darnell Wilson, 101,0, US
118-110 twice and 120-111 - WBO European title at stake, onesided but Wilson still stunned Pala in one round.
Erkan Teper, 112,5, Ger/Tur TKO 2 Cisse Salif,
Salif stunned and floored (off balance) in the first and under some pressure in the second when suddenly it was stopped. Salif came in as a very late for Alekzi Mazikin.
m: Benjamin Simon, Ger TKO 1 Ruslan Rodivich, Blr
Rodivich was very inept, fell down twice and was stopped.
Nov 25, Copenhagen, DEN; Dansborghallen, est 1000, Palm Promotions
4x2: Mortens Fruensgaard, 90,9, Den KO 2 (0.16) Valerijs Grubins, 90,5, Lat
Grubins injured his arm during an exchange, went down in pain and was counted out. Prodebut for Fruensgaard.
4x2: Taus GrŲtner, 68,5, Den W4-M Danny Micallef, 68,5, Sco
39-37 twice and 38-38, debut for GrŲtner, who was the better boxer but it was a rather poor fight.
4x2: Kaspar Fruensgaard, 98,8, Den D4-M Aleksandr Dunec, 97,8, Lat
The muscular, hard punching Dane made hard work of this fight against a soft looking opponent but appeared to have won. It was scored 40-36 Fruensgaard and 38-38 twice.
These three fights headlined a pro-am dinner show.
Johan Frandsen vs Nuhn Lawal fell through on the day of the fight.
Nov 25, Pompei, ITA:
jw: Samuele Esposito, Ita W10-U Renato De Donato, Ita
Esposito retained the Italian title on scores of 97-93, 97-92 and 96-92.
m: Endrit Vuka, Alb/Ita W 6 Elio Cotena, Ita
jm: Riccardo Pintaudi, Ita W 6 Giovanni Architravo, Ita
Nov 25, Chaumont, FRA:
l: Salaheddine Sarhani, Fra W 6 Arek Malek, Pol
4x2, b: Amira Hamzaoui, Fra TKO 1 Tonka Shalakova, Bul
1/1 NP, ?: Ruben Gouveia, W 4 Ludovic Mennetrier, Fra
Nov 24, Enghien, FRA:
jm: Cedric Vitu, Fra W6-U Konstantins Sakara, Lat
60-54, 59-55, 59-56.
sm: Rachid Jiktou, Fra W 6 Mike Algoet, Bel
60-54 twice and 59-55.
b: Redouane Asloum, Fra W6-U Thomas Barbier, Fra
59-55 twice and 60-55.
6x2, f: Amand Gaelle, Fra W 6 Julija Cvetkova, Lat
6x3, l: Aghilasse Aitaoudia, Fra TKO 4 Eliyar Nasirov, Lat
Nov 25, Gijon, SPA, Palacio de Deportes de la Guia,
jm: Aitor Nieto, Spa, debut TKO 2 Lotfi Mammeri,
Nov 25, Ripollet, SPA:
jw: Karim El Ouazghari, Spa W6-U Matias Garcia, Spa
Nov 20, Ravarino, ITA:
l: Andrea Scarpa, Ita W 6 Raffaele Laezza, Ita
Nov 19, Torino, ITA:
jw: Jevgenijs Kirillovs, Lat W 6 Marco Siciliano, Ita
Nov 19, Trieste, ITA;
lh: Fabrizio Leone, Ita TKO 1 Zsolt Hamza, Hun
Nov 19, Champagnole, FRA:
lh: Mickael Besancon, Fra TKO 2 Ousman Dominguez
jw: Mickael Lacombe, Fra debut W 4 Guy Albert Haguy, Fra
Oct 30, Ciampino, ITA:
m: Diego Velardo, Ita W 6 Alexandru Petrica, Rom
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