By Per-Ake Persson
Undefeated EBU and WBC Silver light middleweight champion Sergey Rabchenko arrived today in the French city of Valence where he has started his physical preparation under the guidance of Nicolas Riffard.
Rabchenko will stay for four weeks with Riffard and will then travel to Manchester where he´ll carry on his preparations under the guidance of Richie Hatton.
Rabchenko, 24-0, makes his mandatory against Frenchman Cedric Vitu, 35-2. Hatton Promotions won purse bids for the right to stage the fight and will announce date and site in the near future. Vitu lost a close, split decision in their
Lennart Risberg has passed away at the age of 78. Risberg is regarded as one of the best Swedish fighters in history and was hugely popular with his aggressive all out style. He won the Swedish and Nordic titles as an amateur in the 1950’s, participated in the 1956 Olympics before turning pro in 1958, a time when boxing was booming in Sweden with Ingemar Johansson heading for the World heavyweight championship. Risberg fought at lightheavy and drew with future world champ Willie Pastrano in Sweden in 1961 but lost to former champ Carl "Bobo" Olson in 1962. All in all Risberg went 25-3-4 as a pro and never fought for a title but had throughout his career problems with cuts and a work related eye injury. After his career Risberg continued to plug away as plumber and did well. His sole US appearance was on the undercard to second fight between Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Johansson and Risberg lost due a bad cut to Harry Wallitsch.
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EURO NEWS By Per-Ake Persson It's official: today (February 14) SES and Z! Promotions revealed the plans for their big event March 18 at the Arena in Leipzig alhough some of the news have been known for some time. ...
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EURO RESULTS By Per-Ake Persson Jan 28, Voronezh, RUS: Victory Tim Boxing Promotion Vazir Tamoyan, 69,1, Rus W4-U Roman Klemeshov, 69,4, Rus 40-36 on all cards. ...