By Per-Ake Persson
Sauerland Event now have WBO cruiser champ Marco Huck headlining the show at the Velodrome in Berlin March 29 instead of IBF 200 lb ruler Yoan Pablo Hernandez, who is sidelined with illness and may not be back until this fall. Huck take on Italian Mirko Larghetti. As for Hernandez, his defence against Pole Pawel Kolodziej was first set for March 8 but was postponed when Hernandez first fell ill while Huck was set to defend the title May 3 in Ludwigsburg. There will still be a Sauerland promotion May 3 but site and who will headline is now to be announced.
The Diamond Boy, Manuel Charr (25-1), returns to action after an injury related layoff April 12 in Bonn (Germany) against an opponent to be announced. The self promoted Charr holds four (or is it five?) WBC subtitles and is rated # 6 by the WBC and hopes to be able to get a shot at winner of Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola.
Brunet Zamora’s defence of the EU superlightweight title against Belgian Jean Pierre Bauwens will be staged April 18 in Trieste (Italy). Boxe Loreni, headed by Mario Loreni, promotes the fight.
Spaniard Mariano Hilario will defend the EU title April 25 in Lanzarote against Blas De Miguel (a/k/a Miguel Blas Martinez). Hilario first had Portugal´s Jorge Silva as opponent but he had to withdraw to what the EBU describe as license problems.
By Per-Ake Persson
March 1, Magdeburg, GER, Getec Arena, est 7000 (full house), SES, bdb
Arthur Abraham, 76,2, Berlin, Ger W12-S Robert Stieglitz, 76,2, Magdeburg, Ger
Abraham regained the WBO supermiddle title on a split decision over Stieglitz in "the home of the Lion" fighting in front of a packed house mainly with Stieglitz fans. It was tense, hardfought, dirty, exciting and fastpaced all the way with Stieglitz beginning every round in a furious pace denying the big punching Abraham space. It was messy, foulfilled as the the two wrestled on the inside with few clean punches.
Abraham landed with a good right late in the first and showed he had the power to hurt the champion. He also had the conditioning to stay with Stieglitz and showed coolness under fire. The fight went back and forth and when referee Genaro Rodriguez docked a point - quite correctly - for rabbit punching for Abraham it looked like Stieglitz would prevail with his enourmous but not always effective workrate. In the ninth however Stieglitz had a point deducted for holding and from there on it was obvious that Robert was exhausted and fighting on willpower. Abraham picked his moments and was dangerous and late in the final round he nailed Stieglitz with hard hooks that forced the champion to take a knee. At the end it was scored 115-110 and 114-111 for Abraham and 113-112 for Stieglitz. Close but deserved for Abraham.
10x2; Christina Hammer, 72,1, Dortmund, Ger W10-U Jessica Balougun, 71,0, Aachen, Ger
Hammer retained the WBO and WBFed female titles on scores of 100-90 on all cards. It was one-sided and never exciting with Hammer controlling the action all the way against her much smaller opponent.
10x3: Dennis Ronert, 86,5, Koblenz, Ger W10-U Shefat Isufi, 84,5, Alb
Ronert retained the IBF Youth title on scores of 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94 wearing down his smaller, faster opponent with a steady, heavy bodyattack. Isufi was too defensive and spent long spells just moving out of range before countering. As Ronert tired / lost interest Isufi had a few moments but was stunned at the end by a right´.
10x3: Michael Wallisch, 103,9, Munich, Ger KO 2 (2.11) Frank Schadwill, 101,0, Halberstedt, Ger
Wallisch retained the German - BDB version - heavyweight title. Schadwill was floored by a right hook seconds into the fight and was hurt later in the round. In the second Schadwill tried to come forward but was outpunched and floored twice. It should have been stopped but the referee gave the challenger another chance and Wallisch took him out with a left-right. Schadwill was on his back totally gone and it was stopped without a count.
4x3: Tom Schwarz, 100,7, Halle / Saale, Ger W4-U Janis Ginters, 109,7, Riga, Lat
Ginters protected himself with a pawing left bent as if he was to throw a hook and Schwarz kept trying with a big right upercut and got close but not more. The Latvian took a beating but was never hurt. 40-36 on all cards.
6x3: Dario Bredicean, 76,2, Miami, US/Ger W4-U Raimonds Sniedze, 76,2, Riga, Lat
Cut to four at the last moment 39-37 on all cards for Bredicean but was close enough for a draw in a messy fight with few clean punches. Bredicean is a southpaw.
4x3; Tom Pahlman, 88,5, Greifswald, Ger W4-U Patrick Linkert, ?, Magdeburg, Ger
Pahlmann, southpaw, won on scores of 40-36 on all cards. Linkert looked flabby but kept coming and Pahlmann appeared to tire in the last.
6x3: Felix Lamm, 63,5, Nordhausen, Ger W6-U Lubos Priehradnik, 63,0, Bratislava, Slo
60-54 on all cards (scoring referee, two judges). Onsided with Lamm, a southpaw, doing a number on Priehradnik, who kept coming and missing for the entire six rounds.
March 1, Torino, ITA:
sw: Alessio Capuccio, Ita TKO 5 Anton Csipak, Hun
March 1, St Sebastien sur Loire, FRA:
1/2 TF, sl: Issa Mourzaev, Fra W 6 Bryan Fontaine, Fra
March 1, Lille, FRA, Salle du Gimnase
w: Mickael Sanches, Fra W 6 Mohamed Tabib, Fra
h: Mohamed Kabech, Fra W 4 Jovan Kaludjerovic,
sm: Mohamed El Achi, Fra D 4 Oladimeji Akinde,
March 1, Montcy-Notre-Dame, FRA, salle Cosec
lh: Hakim Chioui, Fra W 6 Mile Nikolic, Ser
6x3, sw; Jaoid Chiguer, Fra KO 2 Goran Milenkovic, Ser
1/2, CN, c: Bwana Tshilenge, W 4 Ibrahim Traore, Fra
1/2, CN, sw: Gino Romeo, Fra W 4 Omar Zahraoui, Fra
4x3, m: Moulay Khalide Hajjy, Fra TKO 2 Martin Boskovic, Ser
March 1, Romilly-sur-Seine, FRA:
sl: Bryan Boussis, Fra W 6 Cedric Seguy, Fra
March 1, Vierzon, FRA, salle Edouard Vaillant
sl: Karim Aliliche, Fra W 8 Yves Mesny, Fra
8x3, m: Francis Tchoffo, Fra TKO 5 Kamel Abdesselam, Fra
w: Jordy Weiss, Fra W 6 Rachid Achbar, Fra
March 1, Lyon, FRA, Gymnase Mado Bonnet
lh: Hakim Zoulikha, Fra W10-U Kevin Thomas Cojean, Fra
Zoulikha won the vacant French title on scores of 96-94 and 97-93 twice.
sl: Kristian Matija, Fra W 4 Chahine Naga, Fra
sw: Nicolas Ladias, Fra W 6 Thomas Nawrot, Fra
March 1, Val-d´Oise, FRA:
sb: Geoffrey Dos Santos, Fra W6-U Berlin Arthur M´Benguia Makassi, Fra
sm. Flavien Bruno Bokongo, Fra W 4 Patrick Coquin, Fra
sm: Andrew Francilette, Fra W 4 Amrane Ramdane, Fra
March 1, Agen, FRA:
Jean Noel Alvarez, Fra D 4 Said Tanji, Fra
March 1, Berck-sur-Mer, FRA:
sm: Gerald Gastaud, Fra W 4 Jordhan Davril, Fra
March 1, Pas-de-Calais, FRA:
w. Gregory Trenel, Fra W 4 Samy Labalette, Fra
March 1, Madrid, SPA, Hotel El Asador Enrique, Maravilla Boxe
f: Angel Moreno, Spa W10-S Ivan Ruiz Peranton, Spa
Moreno won the Spanish title on scores of 97-94 and 96-95. Ruiz got a score at 97-93.
March 1, Suwalki, POL: Gmitruk Promotion
m: Maciej Sulecki, Pol W10-U Howard Cospolite, Fra
8x3, w: Lukasz Maciec, Pol TKO 4 (not out) Khavazhy Khatsyhau,
Feb 28, Bordeaux, FRA:
6x3, l: Yohan Garanx, Fra KO 2 Ivan Ruiz Garrido, Spa
4x3, sl: Maxime Verrons, Fra TKO 4 Kirils Boiko,
Feb 28, Torino, ITA:
sf: Benoit Manno, Ita W 6 Giuseppe Lo Farro, Ita
Feb 28, Parma, ITA:
10x3: Maurizio Lovaglio, 85,7, Ita TKO 1 (0.36) Salvatore Erittu, 90,5, Ita
Lovaglio retained the national title by just walking out there and nailing Erittu, who is not what he once was and it was quickly over.
h: Gianluca Mandras, Ita W 6 Hrvoje Kisicek, Cro
m: Soufiane Ouerghi, Tun/Ita TKO 1 Edo Cvrak, Bos
sl: Francesco Acatullo, Ita W 6 Luca Maccaroni, Ita
sf: Roberto Priore, Ita W 6 Antonio Horvatic, Cro
Feb 28, Ostia Antica, ITA:
l: Monica Gentili, Ita KO 1 Beta Bodi, Hun
f: Gheorghe Trandafir, Rom/Ita W 4 Peter Mellar, Hun
Feb 28, Gijon, SPA:
w: Aitor Nieto, Spa W 6 Yuri Pompilio, Spa
sw: David Estrada, Spa W 4 Diego Jair Ramirez, Spa
Feb 28, El Prat de Llobregat, SPA:
sb: Abigail Medina, Spa W6-U Franklin Varela, Spa
sw: Isaac Real, Spa W6-U Rafael Chiruta, Spa
sw: Rafael Valle, Spa W4-S Juan Florit, Spa
Feb 28, Verona, NY, Turning Stone Casino
10x3, sm: Derek Edwards, US TKO 1 Badou Jack, Swe/US
Jack came out cold or so it seemed, threw a lazy jab and Edwards timed it perfectly with a short right hook. Jack was down and hurt for real and should have been stopped but it continued and another right, almost not landing, put Badou down again and it was called off.
Feb 27, Montrond-les-Bains, FRA:
6x3, sw: Lyes Chaibi, Fra TKO 2 Benjamin Poitou, Fra
Feb 27, Clermont Ferrand, FRA, HPARK
sm: Hugo Kasperski, Fra TKO 4 Michel Recloux, Bel
IBF Int´l title
sm: Mehdi Bouadla, Fra W6-U Yohann Bloyer, Fra
59-55, 60-55 and 58-57.
b: Anthony Settoul, Fra W8-U Faycal Messaoudene, Fra
79-74, 77-75, 78-76.
4x3, c: Karim Berredjem, Fra TKO 3 Laurent Langner, Fra
sm: Yahya Tlaouziti, Fra W4-U Sophyan Haoud, Fra
39-37 on all cards.
Feb 23, Milano, ITA:
sm: Catalin Paraschiveanu, Rom/Ita TKO 2 Nico Ion Lapteacru, Mol/Ita
Feb 22, Villanova di Guidonia, ITA:
c: Simone Federici, Ita TKO 2 Josko Basic, Cro
Feb 22, Gela, ITA:
sl: Francesco Invernizio, Ita W 6 Zoltan Horvath, Hun
Feb 21, Arezzo, ITA:
sw: Orlando Fiordigiglio, Ita TKO 2 Janos Varga, Hun
m: Dragan Lepei, Rom/Ita TKO 2 Lajos Bimbo, Hun
Feb 21, Ostia Antica, ITA:
l: Vincenzo Finiello, Ita W 6 Eder Barreto, Peru/Ita
Feb 20, Ciampino, ITA:
m: Diego Velarde, Ita W 6 Mugurel Sebe, Rom
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