By Per-Ake Persson
WBO supermiddle champ Robert Stieglitz will defend the title October 19 at the Mess Hall in Leipzig. The opponent will be announced at a press conference next Monday (Sep 2).
Stieglitz, promoted by SES, won the title with a stoppage win over Arthur Abraham and a third showdown against Abraham might on the horizon but most likely not this year.
Belgian featherweight Alex Miskirtchian, # 3 in the IBF ratings, have relinquished the EBU featherweight title to concentrate on a IBF eliminator for the # 1 spot. At first # 4 Australian Billy Dib was in the picture but he pulled out and there are now negotiations with Frenchman Sofiane Takoucht, # 5 in the IBF ratings. Number one and two are both vacant.
Miskirtchian´s decision to vacate the title have over the last few days affected a number of fighters. First Alex´s voluntary defence against Italian Davide Dieli was cancelled, then the above mentioned Takoucht was named mandatory challenger along with Brit Lee Selby, who already was OC.
Takoucht have now pulled out to go for the eliminator against Miskirtchian. Fighting for the vacant EBU title is now Selby and Ukrainian Oleg Yefemovich and the EBU have set September 23 as deadline for purse bids.
Fighter Elvis Promotion, headed by former EU and WBA Int´l lightheavy champ Elvis Michalenko, promotes a show September 14 at the Kipsala Exhibition Center in Riga, Latvia, billed as the Ring Stars.
On top hardpunching Congolese cruiser, based in France, Youri Kayembre Kalenga, 16-0, face Latvian Arturs Kulikauskis11-18-3, in a scheduled ten-rounder with the vacant Int´l Latvian title at stake. On paper it looks like a safe win for Kalenga but Kulikauskas have most of his losses on the road against the best in Europe so there´s room for an upset.
Supermiddle Olegs Fedotovs fights September 7 Frederikshavn, Denmark, against Simen Smaadal but will if all goes well take on Gatis Skuja with the vacant national title at stake. The undercard feature two more profights, amateurboxing, MMA and K 1.
By Per-Ake Persson
Aug 24, Schwerin, GER; Stadt - und Kongresshalle, est 4000 (SRO), Sauerland Event, FvA
JŁrgen Bršhmer, 79,0, Ger W12-U Stefano Abatangelo, 74,8, Ita
Bršhmer retained the EBU title and added the WBO Int´l title to his collection with a win on scores 119-108 twice and 115-111. Abatangelo was cut around the left eye in the fourth after a clash of heads, got another cut in the seventh after another clash of heads, bled from the nose, had a point deducted for punching after the break in the fifth but held and smothered the champion throughout. Braehmer was also cut in the fourth and got nowhere with the much shorter Italian after a start where it seemed as if he held back to give the fans some entertainment. Instead it became a drag with few clean punches.
Arthur Abraham, 168, Ger W12-U Willford Shihepo, 74,8, Nam
Abraham won the vacant WBO I/C title with an unimpressive win on scores of 116-113, 116-112 and 117-111. Shihepo had Abraham in trouble in fourth and fifth but was often off balance and too wide with his punches. Abraham was at times sleepwalking but won fair enough.
Kubrat Pulev, 114,7, Bul W12-U Tony Thompson, 119,7, US
Pulev retained the IBF Int´l title and won this final IBF eliminator on scores 117-111, 116-112 and 118-110. After a tense, tactical first two Pulev pulled ahead with his jab, right hand and better speed. Thompson seemed to fade a little in every round but began to take it on the inside in the seventh and got Pulev under pressure. The Bulgarian held but was troubled by Thompson´s all out effort that continued through the 8th ... but after that Tony faded again and seemed to settle for points loss.
Tyron Zeuge, 77,0, Ger W8-U Nathan King, 76,8, UK
Zeuge outboxed King, who kept coming and kept walking into stiff right hand counters for eight rounds. It was scored 79-73 twice and 78-74.
Dustin Dirks, 80,8, Ger D8-S Tomas Adamek, 80,4, Cze
76-75 Dirks, 77-75 Adamek and 76-76. Adamek scored with a right in the fourth but was cut as heads clashed, turned his back to the action and got a standing eight count. He still seemed to outpunch Dirks and looked a comfortable winner at the end. I had it 77-74 for Adamek - but only if I give 10-8 in fourth.
8x3: Enrico Koelling, 81,0, Ger TKO 3 (0.19) Haris Causevic, 79,1, Aus
Causevic took a bad beating and was told after the second if he didn´t do better in the third it would be stopped - he didn´t and it was stopped with Haris´ bleeding badly from the nose.
Aug 24, MŲnchengladbach, GER, Warsteiner Hockeypark, Ina Menzer & Co, bdb
f: Ina Menzer, Ger W10-U Goda Dailydaite,
Menzer retires by winning the interim WBFed and WIBA titles.
l: Vitali Tajbert, Ger W6-U Mikheil Avakian, Geo
60-53 twice and 58-55.
sm: Dimitri Sartison, Ger TKO 2 Baker Barakat, Ger
sm: Tiran Mkrtschjan, D 6 Arber Doday,
sm: Domenic von Chrzanowski, D 6 Roman Vanicky, Cze
Aug 24, Budva, MNE:
l: Dejan Zlaticanin, Mne KO 1 Asan Yuseinov, Bul
sm: Nikola Sjekloca, Mne KO 2 Misa Nikolic, Ser
m: Dragan Roganovic, W 6 Zahari Mutafchiev, Bul
jm: Slavko Markovic, W 4 Yanko Marinov, Bul
Aug 24, Volgograd, RUS: att: 200 000??
m: Dmitry Chudinov, Rus KO 2 Jorge Navarro, Ven
vacant WBA Int´l title
m: Fedor Chudinov, Rus TKO 3 Karama Nyilawila,
10x2, jw: Svetlana Kulakova, Rus W10-U Judy Waguthii,
interim WBA female lightwelter title
m: Arif Magomedov, W8-U Karen Avetisyan,
Aug 24, Donetsk, UKR, Donbass Arena, Union Box Team (Yuri Roban)
sm: Stas Kashtanov, Ukr KO 10 (2.40) Jamie Barboza, C R
Kashtatnov retained the WBA interim title. Barboza was floored in the seventh by a hook to the liver and never recovered. He soaked up a beating in the final rounds before getting knocked out.
10x3, lh: Ismayl Sillakh, Ukr TKO 7 (not out) Konstantin Piternov, Rus
Piternov retired after the sixth after a one-sided beating. Piternov was down in the fifth.
10x3, w: Vyacheslav Senchenko, Ukr TKO 4 (2.50) Carlos Adan Jerez, Arg
Senchenko took out Jerez with a right to the ear and followed up with a left upercut. Jerez got up but was stopped.
f: Oleg Yefimovich, Ukr KO 1 (2.50) Luis Armando Juarez, Arg
Yefimovich retained the WBA I/C title with a first round knockout of Juarez.
sb: Olexander Yegorov, Ukr W10-U Diego Herminio Alejandro Sanaco, Arg
h: Yuri Voynilenko, Ukr W4-U Edgars Kalnars, Lat
fly: Olexander Gryschuk, Ukr Tw7-U Jason Canoy, Phi
Stopped due to a bad cut over Canoy´s left eye: scored 70-63, 69-64 and 69-65.
jm: Artiom Karpets, Ukr W12-U Tobia Giuseppe Loriga, Ita
Karpets won the vacant WBA I/C 154 lb title on scores of 117-110 twice and 116-112.
fly: Artiom Palakian, Ukr W12-U Juan Parisma, Phi
Palakian won the vacant WBA I/C title on scores of 120-105, 120-106 and 119-106. Parisma was floored in the 7th and 9th and was counted over in the 12th.
Aug 23, Salo, ITA:
Matteo Modugno, 123,0, Ita TKO 6 Fabio Tuiach, 99,2, Ita
Modugno retained the Italian heavyweight title flooring Tuiach once in the sixth before it was stopped.
Nicola Cirelli, 77,6, Ita W 6 Attila Tibor Nagy, 77,59, Hun
Adriano Nicchi, 72,0, Ita W 6 Giuseppe Rauseo, 71,0, Ita
Samuele Esposito, 64,5, Ita TKO 6 Ivan Godor, 62,8, Slo
Aug 23, Galati, ROM:
h: Christian Hammer, Rom KO 7 Leif Larsen, Nor/?
Hammer retained the WBO Euro title by taking out the big Norwegian with a left hook. Larsen was down in the sixth.
m: GŲkalp ÷zekler, Tur/Ger D12-S Istvan Szili, Hun
115-113 both ways and 114-114, WBO I/C title at stake. ÷zekler appears to have been lucky again.
h: Marcin Rekowski, Pol TKO 4 Danny Williams, Uk/Lat
Rekowski, a sub for Giulian Ilie, walks through Williams with ease.
Aug 23, Oostende, BEL:
8x3: Sasha Yengoyan, 68,7, Bel TKO 2 Stilian Kostov, 69,0, Bul
stopped after three knockdowns -listed as KO by the Belgian Federation
Ermano Fegatilli, 60,0, Bel W8-U Michael Escobar, 60,0, Nic
78-74 on all cards.
8x2: Delfine Persoon, 62,4, Bel TKO 2 Galina Gumliska, 59,7, Bul
Kobe Vanderkhove, 69,6, Bel W8-U Stanislas Nenkov, 69,0, Bul
79-73, 79-74 and 78-74.
6x3: Ryad Merhy, 88,2, Bel KO 1 Nikolai Ermenkov, 91,2, Bul
4x3: Sebastian Steen, 61,8, Bel W dq 2 Fernando Guevara, 64,4, Ven
4x2: Elfi Philips, 63,7, Bel W 4 Borislava Goranova, 66,0, Bul
Aug 20, San Paolo di Civitate, ITA:
Giuseppe Bergantino, 57,8, Ita W 6 Oleksandr Samara, 58,3, Ukr/Ita
Aug 17, Gemmano, ITA:
Alessandro Angelini, 67,0, Ita W 6 Aron Csipak, 68,0, Hun
Aug 17, Savonlinna, FIN; St Olavs Castle, P 3 Boxing
Edis Tatli, 62,9, Helsinki, Fin KO 5 (2.00) Innocent Anyanwu, 63,0, Nth
To win over Anyanwu is one thing but to also knock him out is quite impressive - Edis was just too quick for Innocent and ended matters with a upercut..
Jussi Koivula, 67,5, Tampere, Fin KO 6 (1.16) Lukasz Janik 67,3, Pol
Koivula was superior in every department and Janik was counted out standing after getting up from a knockdown.
Virgilius Stapuliones, 73,0, Lit W8-U Niko Jokinen, 73,2, Helsinki, Fin
Stapuliones outscored Jokinen on scores of 78-75, 77-75 and 78-74.
Eemeli Katajisto, 80,8, Turko, Fin W6-U Antonio Manuel, 79,3, Bel
59-54 twice and 60-54.
Mikko Alanko, 68,4, Helsinki, Fin W4-U Valentin Stoychev, Bul
40-36 on all cards.
4x3: Matias Laitinen, 66,6, Kuopio, Fin TKO 3 Janneh Haruna, 66,6, Nig/Fin, debut
4x3: Niklas Ršsšnen, 77,7 Helsinki, Fin, debut W4-U Tzetozar Iliev, 77,4, Bul
40-36 on all cards.
By Per-Åke Persson
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