By Per-Ake Persson
Italian promoters Roundzero have two events lined in June. In the first, June 7 at the Expolatina in Latina, national feather champ and local man Mario Pisanti, 12-1-1, defends the title against his official challenger Antonio Cossu, also 12-1-1, from Sardinia. This show is part of the Latina Sport Summer 2013 and will be televised by Sportitalia.
On June 22 in Rome, supermiddles Giovanni De Carolis, 20-4-1, and Hadillah Mohoumadi, 14-3-1, clash for the EU and WBC Int´l titles. In the co-feature jr middle Daniele Petrucci, 30-1-2, take on Tanzanian Salemani Saidi.
The WBC have approved that welters Patrick Bogere and Patrick Allotey clash for the WBC Int´l Silver title over ten two minute rounds and with ten ounce gloves. The fight goes ahead June 14 in Stockholm and is the co-feature of Frida Wallberg´s defence of the WBC jr lightweight title against Diana Prazak that is also set for 10x2.
The fight was first set for 8x3 but this distance was nixed by the Martial Arts Delegation, who however gave special permission for the historial - in male boxing that is - 10x2. Ten ounce gloves in all weight divisions is another Swedish speciality all in accordance with interpretation of the Martial Arts Legislation where "acceptable safefy for the participants" is a key sentence. A standard professional boxing match in Sweden is still only allowed for 12 minutes.
The Swedish Federation have appealed the decision from the Martial Arts Delegation and a final decision is expected in a few days - but it´s noteworthy that the glove issue is not included in the appeal.
Bosnian heavyweight Adnan Buharalija fought Mark De Mori May 17 in Croatia - needless to say it was a titlefight - and was stopped in six. Three (3) days - May 20 - later Buharalija fight in Belgrade and was stopped in two by Serbian Jovo Pudar - and this was Adnan´s third loss by stoppage in 2013 - and in 2012 Buharalija, who´s total record is around 26-18-2, was tko´d or knocked out five times (of course one of the fights was for a world title).
This is the latest example of what should be a redhot issue in professional boxing in Europe today but not many seem to care and that is the lack of unified rules for suspensions. Outside of the obvious medical risks there is also the question of credibility
The EBU have had its members sign a Safety Agreement in an attempt to create unified suspensions like the ABC in the US but after a promising start the agreement have fallen apart piece by piece. There´s now also several "pirates" working outside of the EBU.
On the EBU meeting June 1 the issue will again be brought up and a new version of the Safety Agreement will be launched and this time maybe with stronger support but the problem with the federations working outside of the EBU will probably remain.
There´s also the problem of fighters on the Suspension List in the US that travel to Europe and fight such as Oliver McCall did recently and that is also a delicate issue that needs to be looked into.
By Per-Ake Persson
May 25, Isalmi, FIN, Steel Ring
Tuomo Eronen, 59,4, Fin W 6 (60-55) Janis Puskins, 61,0, Lat
4x3: Sakari Lahderinne, 72,3, Fin, debut KO 1 (2.05) Andrejs Volincuks, 69,4, Lat
Pola Negro, 51,9, Fin W 4 (40-37) Sergei Tasimov, 51,4, Est
May 25, Hamburg, GER, Sporthalle, bdb?
?: Hamid Rahimi, Afg/Ger W6-U Aleksei Volchan, Blr
Clear win for Rahimi in sole profight on a martial arts show.
May 25, Saransk, RUS; Mordovia Sports Arena, Pushka (Kirill Pchelnikov), Ural Boxing Promotions (Evguney Vainstein), Neva Glove (Igor Shafer)
h: Oleg Maskaev, Rus W10-U Jason Gavern, US
96-93, 97-94 and 98-90. Gavern had a point deducted in the seventh for hitting on the back of the head but hurt and floored Maskaev in the ninth.
m: Andrey Meryasev, Rus WTd6-U Alvaro Gaona, Mex
60-54 on all cards, Gaoma was cut after an accidental clash of heads and it got worse and had to be stopped with Meryasev well ahead on points.
8x3, w: Fedor Papazov, Ukr TKO 7 (not out) Artiom Ayvazidi, Ukr
Papazov was rocked in the fourth but wore down Ayvazidi who was retired by his corner.
w: Aslanbek Koazev, Rus W8-U Evgueny Kruhlik, Blr
80-72 on all cards.
sb: Vladimir Tikhonov, Rus W8-U Jose Cen Torres, Mex
77-76, 78-74 and 79-73.
c: Murat Gassiev, Rus KO 4 Igor Pilipenko, Ukr
Aik Shakhnazaryan, Rus TKO 5 Jahongir Mamadjanov, Uzb
May 25, Volgodonsk, RUS, Olymp Sports Hall, SKV Boxing (Vasily Kostenko)
c: Dmitry Kudriashov, Rus TKO 5 Prince George Akrong, Gha
10x2, sm: Nikki Adler, Ger W10-U Zane Brige, Lat
WBFed interim female supermiddle title, scored 99-92, 98-92 and 98-93,
sb: Natalia Smirnova, Rus/Ger W8-U Hana Horakova,
w: Vishkan Muzarbekov, W6-U Mykola Korenev,
lh: Movsar Yusupov, KO 3 Gasan Gasanov,
lh: Apti Urstarkhanov, W6-U Artavazd Margaryan,
jm: Aliklych Kanbolatov, W6-S Alexey Kovalev,
May 25, Bad Ragaz, SWI:
Enes Zecirevic, 75,2, Kos/Swi W10-U Mikheil Khutsishvili, 74,2, Blr
WBFed Int´l supermiddle title
Ivo Andelic, 118,0, Cro/Swi W 6 Sandor Balogh, 114,0, Hun
Bernard Donfack, 77,2, Ger KO 4 Gabor Zsalek, 75,5, Hun
The Swiss Federation recommends 28 suspension for Zsalek.
Ornella Domini, 65,0, Swi W 6 Sanja Ostojic, 64,0, B & H
May 25, Geneva, SWI:
Patrick Kinigamazi, 58,5, Swi W6-U Francisco Urena, 58,5, Spa
60-54 on all cards.
May 25, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, FRA:
l: Samir Ziani, Fra W 8 Sebastien Benito, Fra
lh: Stephane Cuevas, Fra D 4 Mickael Diallo, Fra
May 25, Rouen, FRA;
jw: Cristian Sebire, Fra W 6 (58-57) Aghilese Ait-Aoudia, Fra
CN, jm: Bernard Follea, Fra W 4 Jerome Hirigoyen, Fra
May 25, Thuir, FRA:
6x2, jl: Angelique Duchemin, Fra W 6 Cynthia Godbillon, Fra
May 25, Clermont Ferrand, FRA:
jl: Julien Chaput, Fra W 4 Jean Noel Alvarez, Fra
May 24, Dugibba, MALTA, mbc
Steve Martin, Mal TKO 3 Sabri Ulas GŲkmen, Ger
WBU title - but who recognizes the Malta Boxing Commission?? GŲkmen only recognizable name on the bill.
May 24, Osaka, JAP:
h: Gregory Tony, Fra W8-U Rio Hadaka, Jap
79-75 twice and 78-76.
May 24, Noisy le Grand, FRA:
Carlos Takam, 109,0, Fra TKO 8 Michael Grant, 114,9, US
Takam won the WBFed title by stopping the faded Grant in the eighth.
Samy Anouche, 78,5, Fra KO 5 George Kandelaki II, 76,2, Geo
Engin Karakaplan, 91,6, Fra W8-U Levan Jomardashvili, 92,2, Geo
80-70 twice and 79-71. Jomardashvili was down in the fourth and eighth.
Martial Bella Oleme, 88,25, Fra W 10 George Tevdorashvili, 88,7, Geo
1/2 TF: Remy Nguema, 58,9, Fra W5-S Anthony Tamisier, 58,9, Fra
49-46 and 49-47 for Nguema and 49-46 for Tamisier.
May 24, St Maur, FRA: Centre Pierre Brossolette
jm: Karim Merroudj, Fra W 8 Kobe Vanderkhove, Bel
CNE, jw: Moussa Allaedine, St Maur W 4 Kevin Haudiquet, Berck
w: Mac Thezenas, St Maur ?? Galtus Coulon, Elancourt
this bout is on the poster but apparently never happend.
May 24, Timisoara, ROM: Sala Olimpia
h: Hughie Fury, UK TKO 2 Janos Finfera, Hun
sole profight on a MMA/kickboxing event.
May 24, Pristina, Kosovo, SER (or KOS?)
6x3, jm: Besar Nimani, Kos KO 1 Valentin Stoychev, Bul
sm: Bujar Sejdiu, Kos W6-U Konstantin Alexandrov, Bul
Disarjot Gashi, 72,4, Kos/Swi TKO 7 Joszef Gerebecz, 69,6, Hun
Armand Cullhaj, W6-U Emir Telalovic,
James Chereji, W4-U Adnan Zivic,
May 24, Zakopane, POL, Bigger is Better, Hotel Mercure Zakopane Kasprowy, sanctioning body??
h: Iulian Ilie, Rom W 3 Lubos Suda, Cze
Ilie too smart for Suda - but out of shape. BiB reports Suda as winner??
Tomasz Mozny, W 3 Mateusz Malujda,
Tomas Mozny, W 3 Iilie or Suda
Robert Teuber, Ger KO 2 Adam Lazarevic,
Tomas Sarara, W 3 Robert Teuber,
May 24, Las Palmas, SPA:
Ceferino Rodriguez / Ferino V, Spa W6-U Iban Gallardo, Spa
May 24, Argonos, SPA:
6x3, m: Sergio Garcia, Spa TKO 3 Julio Alberto Barsena, Arg
4x3, m: Ivan Salcenes, Spa KO 3 Sergio Mateo, Spa
May 24, San Sebastian de Los Reyes, SPA:
jm?: Tobia Giuseppe Loriga, Ita W10-U Daniel Perez, Spa
97-94 twice and 97-95, Mundo Hispano title
sm: David Sarabia, Spa KO 4 Sergio Montes, Spa
May 18, Rome, ITA:
lh: Mirco Ricci, Ita W 6 Yohan Carteret, Fra
May 18, Pomezia, ITA:
jw: Vittorio Oi, Ita W 6 Zoltan Janos Horvath, Hun
jl-jw. Valerio Marchionni, Ita W 6 Oleksandr Samara, Ukr/Ita
By Per-Åke Persson
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