By Per-Ake Persson
EBU superwelter champ Sergey Rabchenko´s mandatory defence against Emanule Della Rosa will go ahead May 17 in Rome on a show promoted by OPI 2000.
Rabchenko (25-0) is ranked # 1 by the WBC while Della Rosa (33-1) is WBC # 4 and the winner must stand a very good chance of becoming mandatory challenger for the WBC title, currently held by Floyd Mayweather.
Agit Kabayel (9-0) take on Gbenga Oloukun (18-9) for the vacant WBC Mediterranean heavyweight title tomorrow (March 22) in Istanbul in the chief support to Odlanier Solis vs Tony Thompson.
Kabayel (pictured) got his career in gear last year but is untested while Oloukun, formerly with Spotlight Boxing, was last seen losing a controversial decision to Edmund Gerber and have had it tough since upsetting Lamon Brewster back in 2009 going 1-7.
Once touted German heavy Steffen Kretschmann (16-2-0-1) comes back March 28 in Potsdam and take on Vienna-based Serbian Samir Kurtagic (12-5). Kretschmann, a hardpunching southpaw, turned pro with Arena Box Promotion in 2006 and was moved fast, too fast in fact as he fell apart in two fights against Russian veteran Dennis Bahktov in 2009 and 2010. Steffen have now been inactive for almost two years but have signed with SES.
Norwegian featherweight Andreas Evensen (17-3-1) comes back after 13 months out April 12 in Esbjerg (Denmark) and take on Georgian trialhorse Kakhaber Avetisian. Evensen will train in Glasgow with Billy Nelson as trainer and is currently sparring with Scott Quigg.
German superwelter Jack Culcay (16-1) face tough Frenchman Salim Larbi (19-4-2) in a defence of the WBA I/C title April 5 in Rostock on a Sauerland Event Promotion headlined by WBA regular lightheavy ruler Juergen Braehmer, who take on Welshman Enzo Maccarinelli. Also on the bill is a rematch between Dominik Britsch (28-1-1) and Soufiene Ouerghi (6-3). Britsch won a controversial decision the first time around but was in a lot of trouble during the fight and have a lot to prove if he is to revive his career.
By Per-Ake Persson
March 17, Den Bosch, NTH, Theater aan der Parade
8x3, sl: Rafik Harutjunjan, Arm/Nth TKO 7 Franck Petitjean, Fra
sl: Barry Groenteman, Nth W6-U Vango Tsirimokos, Bel
sm: Suriel Hooker, D 6 Farouk Dadu,
6x3, w: Stephan Danyo, TKO 1 Mounir Rkaibi,
6x3, sw: Andy Souwer, debut KO 4 Paata Varduashvili,
w: Michael van der Heijden, D 4 Melvin Wissing,
4x3, sw: Henri van Opstal, Nth, debut TKO 3 Mohamed Sidi Slimani, Bel
March 15, Moscow, RUS:
c: Grigorz Drozd, Rus KO 1 Jeremy Ouanna, Fra
Drozd retained the EBU title.
10x3, c: Rakhim Chahkiev, Rus TKO 9 (0.26) Juho Haapoja, Fin
Haapoja was down in the first and ninth before being stopped after a very brave performance. WBC Silver title at stake. After eight it was scored 80-71 on all cards.
h: Maxim Maslov, Rus W12-U Anar Mammadov, Aze
120-109 twice and 120-108. WBC ABC title.
lh: Sergey Ekimov, Rus W8-U Nathan King, Wal
w: Mikhail Smirnov, Rus W6-U Davronchon Mamedov, Taj
sb: Evgueny Smirnov, Rus , debut TKO 2 Vladislav Sagalakov, Rus
March 15, Arlamow, POL, Hotel Arlamow
h: Andew Wawrsczyk, Pol TKO 5 Francois Botha, RSA
Slow start and then as one-sided as expected before it was called off.
h: Marcin Rekowski, Pol KO 3 Mateusz Malujda, Pol
Malujda was down in the second before getting knocked out by a left hook in the third.
lh: Marek Matyja, Pol W6-S Norbert Dabrowski, Pol
59-55 and 58-57 for Matyja and 58-56 for Dabrowski.
Krzysztof Cieslak, Pol TKO 4 Khavazhy Khatsygov, Blr
Cieslak was dropped in the first but came back and took over as Khatsygov tired.
Kamil Szeremeta, Pol KO 3 Ivo Gogosevic, Cro
4x2, sl: Ewa Piatkowska, Pol KO 1 Dasha Gaborova, Slo
March 15, Martigny, SWI:
Ricardo Silva, 67,1, Swi KO 1 Joszef Gerebecz, 67,8, Hun
Arnold Gjergjaj, 106,3, Kos/Swi KO 7 Emilio Ezequiel Zarate, 103,3, Arg
The Swiss Federation do not recommend any medical suspension for Zarate.
March 15, Winterthur, SWI:
Enes Zecirevic, 79,3, Bos/Swi KO 2 Balasz Horvath, 75,0, Hun
The Swiss Federation recommends 28 days suspension for Horvath.
Butrint Rama, 76,6, BDB W 6 Achilles Szabo, 73,2, Hun
March 15, Granada, SPA:
4x3, Jose Manuel Lopez Clavero, Spa KO 2 Francisco Tejedor,
March 15, Henares, SPA:
w: Michael Oyono, Spa KO 1 Edison Garcia,
Garcia was a late sub for Oleg Lukanyuk and according to espabox.com he put up no resistance.
March 15, Bethlehem, PA; Sands Casino, Main Events
h: Czar Glazkov, Ukr W12-U Tomasz Adamek, Pol/US
Glazkov won the NABF title on scores of 117-111 twice and 116-110.
lh: Isaac Chilemba, US W10-U Denis Grachev, Rus
100-90, 99-91 twice for Chilemba.
March 15, Oxnard, CA:
sm: Maxim Vlasov, Rus/CA W8-U Derrick Findley, US
79-73 twice and 80-72.
March 15, Brive, FRA:
sf: Samir Ziani, Fra W 8 Sebastian Cornu, Fra
March 15, Evreux, FRA:
6x3, TF, l: Maxime Roussel, Fra KO 6 Mohamed Boufagua, Fra
sf: Anthony Tamisier, Fra W 6 Alix Djavoiev, Fra
March 15, Montebourg, FRA:
sl: Matthieu Lehot, Fra W 4 Karim Idder, Fra
March 15, Nantes, FRA:
sm: Pierre Hubert Dibombe-Ekambi, Fra W 4 Flavien Bogongo, Fra
March 15, Isere, FRA:
6x3, m: Nordine Samoudi, Fra TKO 3 Juan Martinez Bas, Spa
l: Mohamed Ayyad, Fra W 6 Marcin Ficner, Fra
h: Mohamed Samoudi, Fra, debut W 4 Mateusz Gatek,
March 15, Becej, SER;
12x3, sm: Tomas Man, Cze TKO 5 Roman Vanicky, Cze
12x3, for the vacant Czech supermiddle title!
6x3, sw: Nemanja Krstin, Ser KO 2 Marko Pavlovic, Ser
f: Yoan Boyeaux, Fra/Ser W6-U Cristian Sujevic, Ita/Ser
w: Ali Chebah, Alg/Fra TKO 2 Stevica Mandic, Ser
6x3, lh: Zvjezdan Vidakovic, Ser TKO 2 Miodrag Potic, Ser, debut
4x3, c: Moez Mastouri, TKO 3 Aleksandar Petrovic, Ser, debut
4x3, s-fly: Georges Leroy, Fra TKO 1 Milos Savic, Ser, debut
4x3, sw: Stefan Stevanovic, Ser TKO 4 Stanislav Sakic, BiH/Ser
March 15, Krefeld, GER, Kaya Plaza, gba
m: Badien Hassan, TKO 1 (2.49) Jan Joisten, debut
Joisten was down twice.
w: Ali Rami, debut TKO 1 (0.29) Gerino Greel,
Greel hurt his left eye and it was stopped almost right away.
h: Werner Kreiskott, Wuppertal, Ger TKO 3 (not out) Bekim Pagga,
Pagga began well but was fading when he hurt his hand and didn´t come out for the third.
sm: Yusuf KangŁl, W 6 (59-58) Arber Dodaj
March 14, Rome, ITA:
Mirco Ricci, 79,1, Ita W10-U Nicola Ciriani, 78,2, Ita
Ricci won the vacant Italian lightheavy title on scores of 98-92, 98-92 and 97-92. Ciriani was down in the 8th.
Baptiste Castegnaro, 76,9, Ita KO 2 Valerio Ranaldi, 75,2, Ita
Felice Moncelli, 72,4, Ita W 6 Ciro Ciano, 72,7, ita
Mario Alfaro, 59,0, Ita W 4 Alexandro Lozzi, 57,3, Ita
March 14, Kiev, UKR, Sport Life Club
f: Oleg Malinovsky, Ukr W6-U Dmytro Aushev, Ukr
60-54 twice and 59-55.
m: Marat Kulumbegov, Rus W8-U Levan Shonia, Geo
80-72 twice and 79-73.
w: Ilya Prymak, Ukr W8-U Ihor Fanian, Ukr
79-73 twice and 77-75.
8x3, sw: Stanyslav Skorohod, Ukr TKO 2 Andrei Abramenka,
March 15 Courbevoie, FRA:
sw: Guy Albert Haguy, Fra W 4 Kevin Haudiquet, Fra
w: Abderrazak Houya, Fra D 4 Mohamed Barka, Fra
1/2 TF, sl: Mihail Orlov, Fra W 6 William Leverend, Fra
6x2, l: Maeva Hamadouche, Fra TKO 3 Florea Lihet, Rom
6x3, c: Sylvain Luce, Fra TKO 1 Achille Omang Boya, Fra
sw: Patrick Coquin, Fra D 4 Hamza Bouaroud, Fra
March 14, Dieppe, FRA:
sb: Anthony Buquet, Fra W 12 Sergio Perez, Spa
sw: Antonin Gonel, debut W 4 Vincent Fouldrin, debut
4x3, m: Romain Tilliot, Fra TKO 3 Rdouan Aazi,
March 14, Los Cristianos, SPA:
4x3 Artem Haroyan, TKO 3 Vitali Shivanov,
March 9, Morciano di Romagna, ITA:
m: Francesco Basile, Ita W 6 Lajos Orsos, Hun
sw: Alessandro Angelini, Ita W 6 Mihaly Szalontai, Hun
March 9, Cento, ITA:
sw: Marcello Matano, Ita W 6 Mariusz Biskupski, Pol
Feb 22, Pezenas, FRA:
l: Sylvain Chapelle, W 6 Ivan Godor, Slo
4x2, sl: Jacinthe Bereguer, TKO 3 Helga Petukov, Hun
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