By Per-Ake Persson
Danish Hall of Fame promoter Mogens Palle turns 80 today (March 14). Palle began his remarkable career in boxing as an amateur boxer in Copenhagen in the 50’s. Palle began - along with his father Torkhild and former European champ Jorgen Johansen, promoting professional boxing events in 1957. Johansen and Palle parted ways in 1963 and Palle hit the bigtime when he signed up Tom Bogs and Borge Krogh, both top class amateur who became top class pros and especially Bogs had that charisma that meant sold out shows. Palle also worked in Sweden and Norway as promoter, manager and matchmaker.
Palle promoted over the years shows with Sandro Mazzinghi, Sonny Liston, Emile Griffith, Carlos Monzon, Victor Galindez, John Conteh, Ken Buchanan, Larry Holmes and Mike Tyson while developing talents like Bogs, Krogh, Hans Henrik Palm, Jorgen Hansen, Ayub Kalule, Svein-Erik Paulsen, Mustapha Wassajja, Gert Bo Jacobsen, Anders Eklund, Steffen Tangstad, Johnny and Jimmi Bredahl, Brian Nielsen, Mads Larsen, Thomas Damgaard and Mikkel Kessler just to mention a bunch of the guys Palle handled over the decades - and he is still going strong even he´s slowed down a little on the promotional side.
Tom Bogs with Mogens Palle and Chris "Gentleman" Christenden after winning by knockout in the first round over Lothar Stengel
The clash for the EBU vacant lightheavyweight title between Nadjib Mohammedi and Igor Michalkin that first was set for Martigues (France) March 15 then postponed to April 18 is now cancelled. As to why, well, "money and politics" said an insider on the promotion. The EBU are now calling for new purse bids that will be opened on March 18 at noon in Rome.
Chaquib Fadli and Alexandre Lepelley clash for the vacant EU superlightweight title March 23 in Clermont Ferrand (France) in an all French matchup. The EBU had called for purse offers expiring March 20 but that is now off.
Sergio "El Nino" Garcia (11-0) take on Fran Gonzales in the headliner of Maravilla Boxe's pro-am show at the Hotel Asador De Enrique in Madrid March 22.
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