By Per-Ake Persson
Former WBA jr welter champ Souleyman M’Baye is set to make a low key return March 21 on his 38th birthday in Budapest, Hungary. M’Baye, 39-4-1, has been inactive since losing the WBA interim title to Ismael El Massoudi in July of 2011 on a 12th-round injury related tko.
M'Baye turned pro in 1998 and have through the years been fighting all over Europe. He first won the EBU title in 2002 but lost to Vivian Harris in 2003 in his first attempt to win a world title and it wasn´t until 2006 Souleyman became WBA jr welter king by beating Raul Balbi. He lost the title to Gavin Rees but bounced back to regain the EBU belt and became WBA interim champ in 2010.
Opponent for now on the Budapest bill is Laszlo Haaz and it´s the kind of matchup where only one man can win and it´s not Haaz.
The show is promoted by Profi-Box Promotion headed by Zoltan Petranyi and Zoltan headlines the bill by defending the Hungarian heavyweight title against. Attila Palko.
WBFed heavyweight champ Michael Grant, 48-4, will defend the title May 24 in Noisy le Grand, France, against Carlos Takam, from Cameroons but based in France.
Grant was at time regarded as maybe the next real thing but when he beat Frans Both in South Africa late 2011 with a come from behind knockout in the final round it was in a fight he wasn´t supposed to win and he´s been inactive since then.
In Takam, 27-1, Grant face a strong but relatively untested challenger who´s best wins are over Frans Botha and Gbenga Oloukun while the sole loss came against Gregory Tony.
World Boxing Federation is not to be confused with World Boxing Foundation or World Boxing Forum.
By Per-Ake Persson
March 10, Anderlecht, BEL,
6x2: Sanae Jah, 49,5, Bel W 6 Evgeniya Zanblotskaya, 48,5, Rus
Nabil Lahouari, 82,5, Bel W 6 Janos Olah, 80,0, Hun
Ibrahim El Berquani, 69,3, Bel D 6 Edgar Kemsky, 69,0, Slo
Adnan Salihu, 75,0, Swe/Bel W6-U Marian Varchol, 74,0, Slo
Varchol was down in the second.
March 9, Herstal, BEL: Promotion GMG
Stephane Jamoye, 53,2, Bel TKO 8 Ashley Sexton, 53,5, Uk
Jamoye retained the EBU bantam title with Sexton floored twice in the eighth and it was stopped. Sexton was also down in the seventh and had a point deducted in the sixth for holding..
10x2; Sabrina Giuliani, 62,5, Bel W 10 Dalia Vasarhelyi, 61,5, Hun
Steve Jamoye, 63,1, Bel W10-U Luis Solis, 62,5, Mex
vacant WBC Youth Silver, lightwelter title, scored 97-93 twice and 99-92.
Michael Recloux, 81,2, Bel W 8 Jessy Moreaux, 80,2, Bel
Alexandru Jur, 88,0, Bel W 4 Fabrice Clement, 85,6, Bel
Jeremy Beccu, 55,0, Bel KO 1 Jozaf Torac, 56,6, Slo
Edis Tatli vs Felix Lora / photo Str / Lehtikuva
March 9, Espoo, FIN, Barona, Arena, P 3 Boxing
Edis Tatli, 61,25, Fin W12-U Felix Lora, 60,9, Spa
Tatli won the WBA I/C with a unanimous decision over the dangerous Lora, who was floored in the last. It was scored 116-112, 117-110 and 119-111.
Niko Jokinen, 73,0, Fin W8-U Guzman Castillo, 73,6, Spa
79-73, 79-74 and 77-76.
6x3: Juho Haapoja, 91,4, Fin TKO 5 (2.44) Levan Jomardashvili, 95,4, Geo
Jomardashvili comes in well over the contracted weight and retires after being floored in the fifth.
6x3: Eemili Katajisto, 81,0, Fin KO 2 (2.42) Zoltan Kiss, Jr, Hun
Kiss floored twice.
6x3: Fitim Latifi, 72,3, Fin TKO 1 (2.51) Laszlo Kamhal, 72,0, Hun
Mikko Alanko, 71,1, Fin W4-U Renato Toth, 68,1, Hun
40-34 twice and 40-33. Toth was floored in the fourth and also had a point deducted for holding.
March 9, Lille, FRA:
Mickael Sanchez, Fra W 4 Kevin Nzemo, Bel
March 9, Hamburg, GER, CU Halle, est 300, ITS Promotion, bdb.
Nico Salzmann, 68,6, Ger W10-U Ali Mammadov, 68,6, Azb
Salzmann won the WBC Baltic Silver title on scores of 97-93, 96-94 and 97-91 (three rounds scored 10-8) after a foulfilled brawl where Salzmann knew just too much for Mammadov, who just kept coming. Mammadov was hurt late in the second and Salzmann was cut on the scalp earlier in the round.
Alexander Dimitrenko, 114,0, Ger W8-U Ivica Perkovic, 126,5, Cro
Dimitrenko, trained by Tommy Brooks, was down in the fourth and had problems with Perkovic in later rounds but won a unanimous decision on scores of 77-74 twice and 78-73. You better learn to f-n´ listen said Brooks but it´s not that easy to get a East European schooled fighter to turn American over a few weeks
10x3: Andre Reimer, 68,6, Ger TKO 7 (1.04) Predrag Kovasevic, 68,6, Ser
Reimer won the vacant GBU I/C title with a come from behind stoppage win over Kovasevic, who was good but too green and as he tired Reimer, an awkward southpaw who kept changing stance got him with a big right hook. Predrag got up was retired by cornerman Aleksander Petkovic (who had fought earlier on the billo.
8x3: Rafael Bejaran, 72,5, DR/Ger KO 3 (1.11) Vladimir Fecko, 72,5, Cze
Fecko, a southpaw, can box a bit but wasn´t overly interested and indicated he had an injured left arm and when Bejaran went to the body with a right it seemed as if he hit the arm and Fecko went down in pain, got up but was counted out and didn´t complain.
8x3: Alexander Petkovic, 117,2, Ser/Ger TKO 2 (0.46) Senad Hadzic, 115,0, B & H, debut
Petkovic toyed with his overmatched opponent and then went to the body and Hadzic bent over and was rescued. Hadzic replaced Gaza Nemeth.
Timur Dugazaev, 85,5, Rus/Ger, debut W4-U Petr Jasukievic, 82,0, Cze
40-35 on all cards. Jasukievic was down in the second but Dugazaev while strong was too green. Dugazaev had Konstantin Airich as chief cornerman.
4x3: Vincent Feigenbutz, 76,0, Karlsruhe, Ger TKO 1 (1.28) Attila Korda, 79,2, Munich, Ger
Korda looked the part but proved to be painfully slow once Feigenbutz opened up and scored two knockdowns.
March 9, Nyon, SWI:
Ornella Domini, 64,2, Swi TKO 3 Masa Bacanov, 62,8, B & H
March 9, Solares, SPA:
6x3, jm: Sergio "El Nino" Garcia, Spa KO 4 Medhi El Amar, Mor/Spa
Ivan Salcines, KO 1 Fran Verdeguer, Spa
March 9, St Nazaire, FRA:
jw: Bastien Laforge, Fra W 8 Sylvain Chapelle, Fra
Ludovic Duval, Fra W 6 Valentin Freulon, Fra
March 9, Laval, FRA:
CNE, w: Jordy Weiss, Fra W 4 David Lecor, Fra
March 9, Madrid, SPA, Pabellon Vistalegre de Madrid, Rim er Boxe & Club Barcelo
fly: Xavier Urpi, Spa TKO 1 Ivan Pozo, Spa
pi won the vacant EU flyweight title. Pozo - in his final fight - came in as late notice for Giuseppe Lagana and was floored in the first and stopped.
jl. Rudy Encarnacion, Spa W10-U Antonio Rodriguez, Spa
Encarnacion retained the Spanish jr lightweight title on scores of 99-92, 98-93 and 98-93.
m: Luis Crespo, Spa W10-U Jose Yebes, Spa
Crespo retained the Spanish title on scores of 97-96, 96-95 and 96-94.
jw: Ruben Nieto, Spa TKO 3 Jesus Garcia Simon, Spa
8x3, jm: Ruben Varon, Spa TKO 4 David Pulido, Spa
f: Sergio Romero, Spa W6-U Daniel Bueno, Spa
59-55 twice and 58-56.
f: Ivan Ruiz Morote, Spa W6-U Ryan Peleguer, Spa
60-54 twice and 60-55.
6x3, sb: Sergio Prado, Spa TKO 5 Michael Carrero, Nic
jw: Guido Pito, Arg/Spa W6-U Vasile Surcica, Rom/Spa
60-54 twice and 60-55.
sm: David Barco, Spa W4-U Sergio Mateo, Spa
40-36 twice and 39-37.
b: Sergio Perez, Spa W4-M Lucas Fernandez, Spa
39-38 twice and 38-38.
l: Doramas Placeres, Spa W4-U Carlos Perez, Spa
39-36, 38-37 twice.
March 9, Civitavecchia, ITA, Roundzero
Emiliano Marsili, 61,0, Ita TKO 2 (0.50) Luca Giacon, 60,9, Spa
Marsili won the vacant EBU lightweight title with a second round stoppage of Giacon, who was floored twice in the first and again in the second before it was called off.
Daniele Petrucci, 71,4, Ita W 8 Pavel Semjonov, 70,8, Est
Giovanni De Carolis, 77,6, Ita TKO 5,ret Artem Solomko, 76,7, Blr
Stefano Loriga, 72,4, Ita W 6 Lorenzo Cosseddu, 74,2, Ita
March 8, SaarbrŁcken, GER: DOG Event & Boxing Company, bdb
sm: JŁrgen Doberstein, Ger W12-U Blas Miguel Martinez, Spa
vacant WBFed I/C title, scored 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110.
Enes Zecirevic, 76,5, Bos/Swi W 6 Norbert Szekeres, 73,8, Hun
March 8, Monza, ITA:
Roberto Cocco, 75,6, Ita W10-U Luciano Lombardi, 75,9, Ita
Italian supermiddle title, scored 98-91, 97-93 twice.
Renato De Donato, 63,3, Ita TKO 6,c Antonio Santoro, 63,5, Ita
Italian superlightweight title
Marcello Matano, 71,1, Ita W 6 Salvatore Annunziata, 71,8, Ita
Gheorghe Sabau, 70,8, Rom/Ita W 6 Jorge Ortiz, 72,5, Col
Anita Torti, 60,5, Ita W 6 Floarea Lihet, 61,2, Rom
March 8, Moscow, RUS: Hrunov Promotion
l: Andrey Klimov, Rus WTd 7 Matias E Gomez, Arg
vacant IBF I/C lightweight tiltle, scored 69-64 after it was stopped with Klimov accidentally cut.
m: Dmitry Chudinov, Rus TKO 1 Milton Nunez, Col
l: Eduard Trojanovski, Rus TKO 2 Orlen Padilla, Col
PABA lightweight title, Padilla floored twice.
8x3, m: Dionisio Miranda, TKO 4 Oleg Liseev, Rus
6x3, m: Arif Magomedov, TKO 2 Andrey Polyakov,
lh: Alexander Kubich, W4-U Alexey Stakanchkov,
w: Musheg Sukiasyan, Rus W4-S Sevak Bagdasaryan, Rus, debut
4x2, jl: Anastasija Teresenkova, W 4 Anna Boyarkina,
March 5, Saran, FRA:
6x3, jm: Maxime Beaussire, Fra TKO 4 Julien Leguiset, Fra
m: Tony Clement, Fra, debut W 4 Yann Proust, Fra
l: Bryan Fontaine, Fra D 4 Cedric Seguy, Fra
March 2, Plerin, FRA:
CNE, jl: Thomas Hamidi, Fra W 4 Hoai Han Pham, Fra
CNE, sm: Gaetan Lestic, Fra W 4 Jerome Hirigoyen, Fra
March 1, Villerupt, Meurthe et Moselle, FRA:
Antoine Boya, 89,05, Fra W 6 Angelo Lavanga, 89,3, Fra
1/2 TF, jw: Bibi Ondua, 62,85, Fra W5-U Renald Garrido, 63,45, Fra
4x3: Tamaz Avdiev, 67,0, Fra W 4 Marco De Paolis, 69,0, Ita
4x3: Alessio Domarin, 72,5, Ita KO 1 Alexandre Vivares, 72,3, Fra
6x2: Sandy Coget, 50,9, Fra W 6 Audrey Tacconi, 53,1, Fra
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