By Per-Ake Persson
Former WBO (interim) and EBU jr middle champ Lukas Konecny, 48-4, will step to middleweight and is featured on the undercard to the rematch of WBO supermiddle titlist Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz March 23 in Magdeburg. Opponent is to be announced.
The 34-year old Konecny (pictured) won the interim WBO title by knocking out Salim Larbi and then lost to current WBO champ Zauerbek Baysangurov in his last fight this past October.
British lightheavy Tony Bellew, 19-1, has been nominated as official challenger for EBU lightheavy champ Juergen Braehmer, 39-2. There´s now a period for negotiations before the EBU call for purse bids.
Both men have their eyes on world titles though and Braehmer also won a WBO eliminator when he beat Eduard Gutknecht and won the EBU title.
Polish lightheavy Dariusz Sek, 18-0-1, will now face Brit Ovill McKenzie, 21-11, for the vacant EU title and the EBU have set March 12 as deadline for purse bids.
The title was left vacant by Orial Kolaj while Sek was official challenger.
Feb 23, Gdansk, POL, Ergo Arena
10x3, h: Przemyslaw Saleta, Pol KO 6 Andrew Golota, Pol
Saleta says farewell to active fighting with a sixth round knockout of Golota in a heated, exciting, all Polish showdown. Golota had a point deducted in the third for spitting out the mouthpiece.
l: Kamil Laszczyk, Pol W10-U Krzysztof Cieslak, Pol
99-91 twice and 99-92.
lh: Pawel Glazewski, Pol W10-U Bartlomiej Grafka, Pol
100-90 on all cards.
m: Maciej Sulecki, Pol W8-U Robert Swierzbinski, Pol
79-71 twice and 78-72.
8x3, lh: Dariusz Sek, Pol TKO 4 Remigiusz Woz, Pol
Woz was floored twice in the second and again in the fourth before it was stopped.
6x3, h: Krzysztof Zimnoch, Pol KO 1 (2.00) Damian Trzcinski, Pol
c: Izuagbe Ugonoh, Pol W6-U Lukasz Rusiewicz, Pol
58-56 twice and 59-56.
Feb 23, Casablanca, Mazagan Beach, MOR, M Beach & Golf Resort
a mixed boxing / kickboxing event.
lh: Patrick Bois, Fra W10-U Sergej Demchenko, Ita
Bois won the vacant WBF(?) Int´l lightheavy title on scores of 95-94, 97-94 and 99-94.
Samir Ziani, Fra W 6 Hermin Isava, Ven
lh: Rachid Jkitou, Fra TKO 1 Attila Orsos, Hun
c: Jeremy Ouanna, Fra TKO 3 Zoltan Kallai, Hun
Feb 23, Roselaere, BEL, Sporthal Schiervelde
12x3: Hedi Slimane, 58,6, Bel TKO 3 Michael Nyawade, 56,9, Ken
Slimane won the vacant GBU superfeather title.
8x3: Delfine Persoon, 61,0, Bel W8-U Fatima Zarika, 61,1, Ken
Kobe Vanderkhove, 69,0, Bel W8-U Cedric Spera, Bel
Abdelhalim Selmi, Bel W6-U Niko Verbauwhed, 69,8,, Bel
Arno Casteleyn, 78,3, Bel W6-U Ringo Verbauhede, 80,0, Bel
Razmik Grigoryan, 55,6, Bel D 4 Pasquale Boriello,56,1, Bel
Feb 23, Glattbrugg, SWI:
l: Alain Chervet, Swi TKO 2 Vasil Vassilev, Bul
Sep 23, Madrid, SPA, Gimnasio del Rayo Vallecano,
l: Cristian Morales, Spa W6-U Antonio Joao Bento, Por
Feb 22, Gijon, SPA, Palacio de los Deportes, Maravilla Box
10x3, l: Emiliano Casal, Spa TKO 7 Alejandro Rodriguez Pereira, Spa
Casal retained the Spanish lightweight title with a one-sided beating of Rodriguez.
Feb 22, Montalto di Castro, ITA: OPI2000
Gianluca Branco, 66,5, Ita W12-U Lukasz Maciec, 66,65, Pol
Branco won the vacant EU title on scores of 118-110 twice and 116-112.
m: Emanuele Blandamura, Fra TKO 4,c Zoltan Surman, Hun
lh: Alessandro Sinacore, Ita TKO 3 Patrik Palk, Slo
jm: Felice Moncelli, Ita W 6 Andrea Pesce, Ita
l: Carel Sandon, Ita Zoltan Horvath, Hun
fly: Simona Galassi, Ita TKO 3,ret Gabriella Vicze, Hun
Feb 22, Galati, ROM, Strada Henri Coanda, EC Box Promotion, BDB
c: Aleksander Alekseev, Rus/Ger W12-U Garrett Wilson, US
Alekseev won this IBF eliminator (semifinal) on scores of 116-112, 118-112 and 117-111 and showed skills but also the same disturbing tendency of not holding up the full distance.
12x2, h: Christian Hammer, Ger TKO 7 (not out) Alex Mazikin, Ukr
Hammer retained the WBO Euro title when Mazikin, as always out of shape, retired midway through the fight with a claimed injury
12x3, h: Manuel Charr, Ger TKO 3 (not out) Yakub Saglam, Ger
Saglam did as little as possible before retiring with a claimed shoulder injury. Charr thus retained the WBC Int´l Silver heavyweight title.
10x2, jw: Klara Svensson, Ger W10-U Kremena Petrova, Bul
vacant WBC Silver female jr welter title, 99-91 twice and 100-90.
c: Giulian Ilie, Rom W8-U Peter Erdos,
6x3, c. Noel Gevor, Rom TKO 1 Slavomir Selicky, Slo
4x3, w: Flavius Biea, debut KO 1 Pavel Petkov,
4x2, l: Natalia Smirnova, debut W4-U Polina Pencheva,
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