By Per-Ake Persson
While the Said Ouali vs Karlo Tabaghua fight was cancelled when Ouali was injured the BFN Group still goes ahead with the show at the Lotto Arena in Antwerp September 21. Jr middles Jackson Osei Bonsu and Jimmy Colas headlines in a clash for the vacant EU title. Osei Bonsu won a close decision over Colas last year but Jimmy won the French title in his last fight by stopping Franck Haroche Horta while Jackson, a local man, have struggled in his last few fights. In the co-feature Delfine Persoon and Erin McGowan fight for the IBF female lightweight title. Ring announcer will be Michael Buffer with the undercard made up by local fighters.
In the latest WBO ratings Dmitry Pirog is no longer listed as middleweight champ with Hassan N´Dam, formerly interim ruler, now the new champ. N´Dam, previosly WBA interim king, won the WBO interim title by beating Maksim Bursak in May.
The undercard to Pianeta vs Botha September 7 in Muehlheim an der Ruhr feature comebacking heavyweight Markus Tomala and welter Sergio Vartanov. Tomala take on Czech journeyman Tomas Mrazek while Vartanov is in against Boris Berg on this SES promotion.
Former IBF welter champ Jan Zaveck, currently sidelined with an injury, have withdrawn from his position as mandatory challenger for EBU titlist Leonard Bundu. Bundu will now take on the highest ranked available contender.
De Clemente Promozioni Sportive won purse bids for Davide Dieli´s defence of the EU featherweight title against Frenchman Sofiane Takoucht. De Clemente, the sole bidder, won with an offer for 6,150,00 EUR. Date and site for the contest is to be announced.
Grzegorz Proksa have - not surprisingly as he is occupied elsewhere - relinquished the EBU middleweight title. It will be Martin Murray and Julien Marie-Sainte that duke it out for the vacant title. The EBU have set September 26 as deadline for purse bids or agreement.
Aug 25, Berlin, GER, O2 Arena, est 10 000, Sauerland Event / SES
Abraham won the WBO supermiddle title on scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 115-113 in a no knockdown affair that saw Stiegtlitz cut in four different places and badly bruised. Referee Joe Cortez ruled that all cuts had been caused by legal punches but it could be that the messy wrestling on the inside were to be blamed as well. Stieglitz was quicker and as always worked very hard but Abraham had the heavier punches and had Robert hurt in the fourth and fifth. Stieglitz scored with a heavy right in the ninth but Abraham took it well, secured the win by winning the tenth and eleventh and coasted in the last for a deserved win - but again it´s clear that Abraham is not the force he was at 160.
Culcay won the WBA I/C 154 lb title on a cut eye stoppage of Serre, who indeed was badly cut over the right eye. But what had caused the cut was more controversial as it was ruled it was a punch but no-one had seen it. The cut got worse after a clash of heads and was then waved off. It had shaped up interestingly with Serre agressive but countered by Culcay.
Siproshvili, badly cut on the nose and over the right eye and deadtired, began to talk to his corner during the seventh, he was told to shut up but continued and finally the corner got the message and threw in the towel ending a very exciting fight. Dirks, as always, was content to cover up and wear down his opponent but this time he got caught - early in the fifth - and Siproshvili opened up and had the German out on his feet for about two minutes, Dirks covered up but didn´t punch back and must have been very close to being stopped. But Sandro punched himself out and was a dead man in the last minute of the round.
Krasniqi retained the WBO Int´l lightheavy title with a surprisingly easy stoppage of Sahin, who down from cruiser looked too slow and might have been dead on the weight. Krasniqi floored Sahin in the first with a right upercut and had some problems in the second and third as Serdar took the fight to him. Early in the third it was lights out though as Robin again landed with that upercut and Sahin was stopped as he got up.
Zeuge impressed as he took out Caicedo with right and left from a southpaw stance (he fights ortodox). Caicedo was up at "9,5" but ruled out.
Lamm established his southpaw jab and then floored Rebollo twice with left upercut-right hook combinations in the fourth and the towel came in.
Aug 25, Kemi, FIN, Cafe Chillout, Boxing Finlandia
Samuli Leppiaho, 67,9, Fin W 6 (59-57) Sylwester Walczak, 67,25, Pol
Tuomo Eronen, 57,7, Fin W 4 (38.37) Damian Lawniczak, 57,9, Pol ,
Aug 24, El Jadida, MOR, Hotel Mazagan, Abdelilah Rahilou / Etoile Verte Production / BiB
from 80kg and up, boxing rules:
1/4: Milan Dasic, Ser W 3 Marcel Gottschalk
1/4: Fabrice Aurieng, Fra W 3 Mateusz Malujda, Pol
1/4: Adil Atmari, Mor tko 3 (not out) Lucian Bot, Rom
1/4: Agit Kabayel, Tur tko 2 Lukacz Zygmunt, Pol
1/2: Fabrice Aurieng, Fra tko 1 Milan Dasic, Ser
1/2: Agit Kabayel, Tur tko 1 Adil Atmari, Mor
1/1: Fabrice Aurieng, Fra W 3 Agit Kabayel, Mor
4x3, h: Humberto Evora, Por TKO 3 Redouane Touati, Fra/Alg
Aug 24, Zlatibor, SER,
jm: Milan Piperski, Ser W12-U Bogdan Protsyshyn, Ukr
CIS / Slo jr middle title, 120-108, 120-110 and 118-112.
6x3, w: Petar Zivkovic, Ser KO 1 (1.50) Bojan Zarkov,
lh: Nebosja Curovic, debut W 4 Robert Halas,
4x3, lh: Zvjezdan Vidakovic, TKO 1 (2.12) Igor Petkov, debut
sm: Haris Calakovic, debut W 4 Aleksandar Cigaranovic, debut
4x3, h: Mane Marceta, KO 1 Pepi Petrov, debut
jl: Nikola Magovac, debut W 4 Istvan Petrovics,
Aug 19, Szentes, HUN, Dr Lazslo Papp Sport Hall, Felix-Promotion (Felix Racz)
jm: Attila Kovacs, Hun W 4 Rudolf Varga, Hun
6x3, c: Tamas Lodi, KO 6 Attila Szatmari,
c: Csaba Faur, W 4 Janos Furedi,
jm: Balasz Torteli, W 4 Adam Csipak,
jl: Imre Nagy, W 4 Zoltan Oroszi,
4x3, jm: Adam Csipak, NC 1 Jozsef Gerebecs,
Aug 18, Miedzyzdroje, POL, Amphitheatre, Babilon Promotion (Tomasz Babilonski)
annual BP promotion at this resort on the Polish Baltic coast:
c: Krzysztof Glowacki, Pol TKO 6 Felipe Romero, Mex
Glowacki won the WBO I/C cruiser title, also for the Polish Int´l title
8x3, h: Marcin Rekowski, Pol TKO 2 Aleksandrs Dunecs, Lat
6x3, sm: Andrzej Soldra, Pol TKO 5 Steve Kroekel, Ger
w: Dawid Kwiatkowski, Pol W 6 Aliaksandr Abramenka, Blr
4x3, w: Krzystof Kopytek, Pol TKO 3 Andrei Dolhozhyieu,
4x3, h: Lukasz Rusiewicz, Pol TKO 2 Khodor Sleiman
4x3, jl: Lukasz Maszczyk, Pol, debut TKO 1 Piotr Filipowski, Pol
jm: Sasun Karapetjan, Pol, debut W 4 Oleksiy Chukov, Pol
m: Hakob Karapetjan, Pol, debut W 4 Andrej Cepur, Lat
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