By Per-Ake Persson
Former IBO middleweight champ Raymond "Hallelujah" Joval (pictured) is now a trainer and promoter in Amsterdam.
Joval retired in 2008 after a points loss to Buddy McGirt and went out at 37-5 after a long, fine career that in the later years were interrupted with injuries.
Joval also had a very international career fighting all over Europe and in the US.
Aging but still good former WBC cruiser champ Juan Carlos Gomez (53-3) take on Croatian Ivica Bacurin (17-4-1) March 8 in Kecsemet (Hungary) in a supporting bout to Zsolt Erdei´s farewell fight against Shalva Jomardashvili, Gomez vs Bacurin is for the vacant WBO Int´l title.
Had Robert Stieglitz defeated Arthur Abraham Saturday night in Magdeburg his next defence would likely have been against unbeaten Hungarian Balasz Kelemen (19-0). As it is now Abraham will defend the title May 31 with site and opponent to be announced.
Turkish superlightweight Selcuk Aydin (26-2) is training hard in Trabzon for his upcoming WBC eliminator against Victor Postol, With Aydin in Trabzon is trainer Robert Rolle. Rolle have put his career as a promoter in Berlin on hold to train Aydin for this very important fight.
Erik Skoglund defends the EU lightheavy title against Italian Danilo D’Agata April 12 in Esbjerg (Denmark). It’s a voluntary defence by the undefeated Swede. D’Agata (12-1-1) is not yet in the ratings but will appear next month. Stefano Abateangelo, the mandatory challenger for Skoglund, is reportedly sidelined with an injury and that paved the way for D’Agata. Skoglund vs D’Agata is staged by Sauerland Promotion.
Life Saving Brain Scanners Debut at Exclusive Boxing Event in St Julian's London, UK – 27th March 2017 - Last Friday evening the cream of Maltese Glitterati descended on the Le Meridien Hotel in St Julian&rsqu...
Helenius and Chisora set for huge heavyweight rematch sauerlandpromotion.com (Photo Credit: Photo Wende) Robert Helenius (24-1, 15 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) are set for a huge heavyw...
Pulev defends WBA title against the ‘Kingpin’ on April 28 in Sofia sauerlandpromotion.com Kubrat Pulev (24-1, 13 KOs) will defend his WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship against former World title cha...
EURO RESULTS By Per-Ake Persson March 19, Haarlem, NTH: 4x3, h: Willy Kyakonye, KO 1 Gino da Fonseca, Nth March 19, Barcelona, SPA: 4x3, sm: Arturo T...
EURO RESULTS By Per-Ake Persson Mar 12, Bologna, ITA: sm: Pavel Zgurean, Ita, W 4 Emanuele Zagatti, Ita sl: Arblin Kaba, Ita, W 4 Lorenzo Calì, Ita Mar ...
Life Saving Hand Held Infra-Scanners Introduced This Weekend at UK Boxing Events London, UK – 10th March 2017 – In February the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) announced that they were set to...
Lou Duva, Boxing Promoter, Manager and Trainer, Dies at 94 By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN - nytimes.com Lou Duva, front left, a trainer for Evander Holyfield, after Holyfield captured the heavyweight titl...
EURO RESULTS By Per-Ake Persson March 4, Berlin, GER, Camp 1, Charlie Podehl, bdb c: Nenad Pagonis, W 8 Giulian Ilie, Rom 8x3, w: Daniel Hartvig, Swe TKO 6 Nicolae ...