By Per-Ake Persson
The Danish Warrior, Mikkel Kessler (46-3), is never out of shape but May 27 trainer Jimmy Montoya arrived to Copenhagen for a month of serious boxing training and Kessler have today sparred with young prospects Torben Keller (10-0-1) and Abdul Khattab (7-0).
There is neither date, opponent nor site for Kessler’s next fight which is expected late this fall. This weekend Kessler will of course be in London to watch Froch vs Groves II.
There´s also a deal with network TDC for documentary where shooting already have begun and the idea is to follow the former WBC and WBA supermiddle champ all the way up to his next fight.
Sauerland's First Lady, WBA, WBC and WBO female welter champ Cecilia Braekhus (24-0), have settled her contractual dispute with her promoter and will fight June 7 in Schwerin and take on Jessica Balogun (19-3).
Braekhus and her team are all smiles in Norwegian press while Sauerland Promotion are rather neutral in their press release on the matter but there are probably no winner in this dispute. Braekhus won clearly over Balogun in 2012.
EU lightweight champ Gyorgi Miszei, Jr, (19-9) will defend the title against Jean Pierre Bauwens (33-1) June 29 in Gent (Belgium). The fight will be staged by JeP Events.
Miszei won the title in a big upset with a points win over Brunet Zamora after some years as a journeyman while Bauwens previously suffered his only loss this far to Ruben Nieto in a bid to win the EU superlightweight title.
EBU lightweight champ Emiliano Marsili (28-0-1) will defend the title as previously reported June 7 in Tolfa (Italy) but it won’t be against Frenchman Anthony Mezaache, who pulled out earlier in the week due to illness.
Instead Marsili will now take on Benoit Manno (14-1) in what is the headliner of this OPI 2000 promotion. Manno is ranked # 9 by the EBU at superfeatherweight.
By Per-Ake Persson
May 26, Rotterdam, NTH, Topsportcentrum
h: Don Diego Poeder, Nth W4-U Edgars Kalnars, Lat
Kalnars knocked down / fell over in rounds one, two and four.
4x3, sw: Mirkko Moisar, KO 1 Luciano Bijron, Nth
4x3, lh: Gian Carlo Liesdak, Nth TKO 1 Pierre Dippe,
sw: Rafik Harutjunjan, Nth W6-U Mikheil Avakyani,
6x3, sw: Stephen Danyo, Nth KO 1 Omar Siala, Ger
w: Barry Groenteman, Nth W6-U Vango Tsirimokos, Bel
sw: Henri van Opstal, Nth W6-U Gary Abajayani,
May 24, Campbon, FRA, Salle du Piloris
w: Damien Martin, St Malo, Fra W10-S Sebastien Allais, Campbon, Fra
Martin won the vacant (Ahmed El Massoudi to contest for the EU title) French welterweight title on scores 96-95 and 96-95 with Allais winning 98-94 on one card.
l: Steven Bloyer, Fra W8-U Alix Djavoiev, Fra
8x3, sm: Shamil Ismailov, Fra TKO 6 Gabriel Lecrosnier, Fra
6x3, h: Franck Acho, Fra TKO 6 (not out) David Spilmont, Fra
4x3, sm: Pierre Hubert Dibombe, Fra TKO 4 (not out) Jordhan Davril, Fra
May 24, Pessac, FRA:
f: Joel Cazeneuve, Fra D 4 Sofiane Bellahcene, Fra
May 23, Krasnodar, RUS:
c: Dmitry Kudriashov, Rus TKO 7 (2.21) Ivica Bacurin, Cro
Kudriashov retained the CIS / SLO cruiser title. Bacurin was floored twice in the seventh and once in the second and had points deducted in the fourth and fifth for various violations.
10x2, sm: Nikki Adler, Ger TKO 9 (not out) Amanuah Ankrah, Gha
Adler retained the WIBA and WBC titles in a one-sided fight.
lh: Sergey Ekimov, Rus TKO 2 Mikhail Krinitsin, Kaz
Ekimov won the vacant CIS / SLO lightheavy title. Krinitsin was dropped twice in the second.
10x2, sf: Natalia Smirnova, Rus TKO 1 (1.52) Yarkor Chavez Annan, Mex
vacant WIBA and UBO female titles.
8x3, m: Aliklych Kanbolatov, Rus TKO 5 (0.30) Vladyslav Yeromenko, Ukr
vacant UBO Int´l title. Yeromenko was badly cut and stopped with Kanbolatov ahead on scores of 49-46 twice and 49-47.
lh: Apti Ustarkhanov, Rus W6-U Dilmurod Satybaldiev, Ukr
59-55, 58-56 and 58-57.
Arbi Madaev, Rus TKO 1 Valentyn Trostyanchuk, Ukr
Trostyanchuk floored three times.
May 23, Sedavi, SPA:
Jorge Fortea, 67,9, Spa W6-U Nugzar Margvelashvili, 67,0, Geo
sw: Fernando Luz, Spa D 4 Ion Micu,
May 23, St Nazaire, FRA:
sw: David Papot, Fra W 4 Flavien Bruno Bogongo,
4x3, sl: Tony Picard, Fra, debut KO 2 Maxine Ernault, Fra
w: Adderrazak Houya, Fra W 4 Issa Mourzaev, Fra
May 23, Aspremont-Dax, FRA:
4x3, sw: Samuel Bologne, Fra KO 2 Eric Pata, Fra
May 23, Molinella, ITA:
Marcello Montano, 68,4, Ita TKO 8 (2.10-c) Domenico Salvemini, 69,5, Ita
Montano retained the Italian superwelter title when it was stopped due to Salvemini being badly cut. It was scored 69-64 twice and 70-64 for Montano after eight.
Simona Galassi, 50,3, Ita TW5-U Galina Koleva Ivanova, 50,7, Bul
Galassi retained the EBU female flyweight title on scores of 40-36 twice and 39-37.
w: Riccardo Pintaudi, Ita TKO 1 Laszlo Szekeres, Hun
lh: Aron Csipak, Hun KO 1 Jacopo Calori, Ita
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