By Per-Ake Persson
German heavy Aleksander Dimitrenko have today relinquished the position as mandatory challenger for EBU champ Kubrat Pulev and thus there were no purse bids today at noon in Rome.
Pulev will now fight the highest available contender. "The Cobra" previously knocked out Dimitrenko and then in September of last year did the same to Alexander Ustinov and things looked up and away. A final IBF eliminator was ahead but things dragged out and when Pulev finally had a co-challenger in Tyson Fury he withdrew. The fight against Fury was also a mandatory defence of the EBU title and this is where Dimitrenko entered the picture - and is now out of it.
Spanish jr middle veteran Ruben Varon, EBU mandatory challenger at his weight, have today been voted out by the EBU council following his loss to trial Rafael Chiruta this weekend. That fight was as previously reported fought at middleweight and thus the loss doesn´t remove a fighter automatically from his position at a lower weight.
However, as the EBU point out it was a bad loss against a fighter with a poor recored.
EBU jr middle champ Sergey Rabchenko will now have to fight someone else and also end up as a loser as he would have gotten the lion´s share of the 91,000,00 Euro that Rimer Boxe won the purse bids with.
EU middleweight champ Marcos Nader will now defend the title September 14 in Stuttgart on the big Sauerland show topped by the rematch between WBO king Marco Huck and Firat Arslan.
Nader was first set to defend the title August 31 in Vienna but is now moved.
Who Nader is fighting isn´t announced yet.
Silvio Olteanu have relinquished the EBU flyweight title probably to concentrate on a shot at the IBF title but it also appears that a third fight against mandatory challenger Valery Yanchy, like Olteanu based in Spain, was tough to market.
Yanchy will now face Italian veteran Andrea Sarritzu, who appears to have been around forever but it is only for the past 15 years.
The EBU have set July 31 as date for purse bids.
By Per-Ake Persson
July 16, Minsk, BLR, Moulin Rouge Club
jm: Sergey Rabchenka, Blr TKO 3 Gary Abijan, Geo
jw: Kirill Relikh, Blr TKO 5 Mikheil Avakian, Geo
b: Zhanat Zhakiyanov, Kaz TKO 7 Yuri Voronin, Ukr
July 14, Bari, ITA:
sw: Francesco Lezzi, Ita W 6 Luigi La Penna, Ita
July 13, Dresden, GER, EnergiVerbund Arena, est 4500, SES, bdb
Robert Stieglitz, 76,2, Ger TW10-U Yuzo Kiyota, 75,9, Jap
Stieglitz retained the WBO supermiddle title winning a technical decision when Kiyota was ruled too badly cut to continue. It was scored 100-89, 99-90 and 99-89. Kiyota was cut early in the fight, had a point deducted in the fifth and cuts got worse and worse until it was stopped.
Christina Hammer, 71,2, Ger W10-U Mikaela Lauren, 70,6, Swe
Hammer retained the WBO and WBFed titles on scores of 98-92, 99-91 and 100-90.
Lukas Konecny, 71,9, Cze W12-U Moez Fhima, 72,1, Fra
Konecny retained the WBO Euro title on scores of 118-109, 117-110 and 119-108. Fhima was hurt and floored late in the second but survived and lasted the distance.
Mikael Wallisch, 108,0, Ger KO 1 (0.47) Alexander Kahl, 118,5, Ger
Wallish won the German title knocking the big but fragile Kahl, who is on the EBU suspension list.
Robin Krasniqi, 79,2, Ger W8-U Tomasz Adamek, 79,0, Cze
78-75 and 77-75 twice.
4x3: Dario Bredicean, 76,0, US/Ger TKO 3 (1.55) Jan Zechmeister, 76,5, Cze
Zechmeister was floored in the third and stopped later in the round.
July 13, Monte Carlo, MON, Golden Gloves (Rodney Berman)
Khabib Allakhverdiev, 139,75, Rus TKO 11 (2.27) Souleyman M´Baye, 138,75, Fra
Allakhverdiev retained the WBA and IBO jr welter titles flooring M´Baye in the second and eighth and it was finally stopped 2.27 into the eleventh with M´Baye taking a beating.
10x3: Edwin Rodriguez, 171,5, US TKO 1 (2,50) Denis Grachev, 171, Rus
Grachev was floored twice and was overwhelmed from the start.
Junior Makabu, 196,5, Con W12-M Dmytro Kucher, 198, Ukr
Makabu won the again vacant WBC Silver title on scores of 115-113, 115-114 and 114-114.
Max Bursak, 159, Ukr W12-U Prince Arron, 159,25, UK
Bursak retained the EBU middleweight title on scores of 116-109, 119-106 and 117-108. Arron was down in the eighth and ninth.
July 13, Kemi, FIN, Caramelito Promotions / Lasse Tapio
Janne Katajisto, 120,6, Fin W 4 (40-38) Sandor Balogh, 116,75, Hun
Sami Haapala, 64,4, Fin debut W 4 (40-36) Csaba Stir, 59,3, Fin
4x3. Janne Forsman, 89,9, Fin TKO 4 Viktor Szalai, 89,9, Hun
Szalai was floored in the third, and twice more in the fourth before it was stopped.
July 13, Alcala de Henares, SPA:
m: Rafael Chiruta, Rom TKO 2 Ruben Varon, Spa
Varon was overwhelmed, hurt and floored in the first and again in the second and it was stopped.
David Sanchez, Spa W 6 Fernando Suarez,
July 13, Utebo, SPA:
Eloy Iglesias, Spa W6-U Jair Cortes, Spa
July 13, Cecina, ITA:
Floriano Pagliara, Ita W10-U Nicola Cippolletta, Ita
Pagliara won the Italian superfeather title on scores of 96-94 twice and 97-94.
July 12, La Coruna, SPA, Fronton Riazor, Planas Boxe
Ivan "Dinky" Sanchez, 69,84, W10-U Spa Aitor Nieto, 69,5, Spa
Sanchez retained the Spanish superwelter title on scores of 96-94, 97-95 and 98-93.
Adasat Rodriguez, 78,8, Spa W10-U Xesus Ferreiro, 76,6, Spa
Rodriguez won the Spanish lightheavy title on scores of 96-95, 98-95 and 98-96.
6x3, fly: Valery Yanchy, Spa TKO 4 Cosmin Paun, Rom
jw: Juan Zapata, W 4 Israel Mella,
July 12, Livorno, ITA:
jm: Lenny Bottai, Ita TKO 4 Laszlo Haaz, Hun
By Per-Åke Persson