By Per-Ake Persson
The IBF will hold purse bids for Wladimir Klitschko’s long overdue defence of the IBF title against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev June 17.
All in all - given the IBF tournament that never got off the ground - Pulev have been waiting for his chance for close to two years now.
Purse split is 80-20 in favor of the champion.
Former WBO interim and EBU superwelter champion Lukas Konecny (50-5) have retired after 25 years of boxing. Lukas is 35 and also says he have some minor problems with his eyes. Konecny’s last fight was a fight against WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin and Konecny lost on points.
Lukas (pictured) resides in Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic) and promotes shows in his hometown where Czech journeymen gets a rare chance to win.
There were also attempts made to get Danny Williams a few wins under his belt before his farewell fight in July in Frankfurt am Main. It all went well May 24 when Williams stopped Martin Stensky (1-32) in the first but this past weekend Frantisek Kynkal (4-4) scored an upset win over Danny.
Arena Box Cluj, headed by Aurelian Panc, promotes a show June 21 in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) headed by local welterweight Florin Cardos (12-0) who take on Serbian Bogdan Mitic (19-5) for the CIS and Slovenian Boxing Bureau (one of the oldest sub titles around and since a few years affiliated with the WBC) title. The show is supervised by the Serbian Federation as it is claimed that the Romanian Federation (the EBU member) have joined AIBA’s proboxing project.
On June 4 the EBU sent out a statement that if Johan Duhaupas, reigning EU heavyweight champion, did not return a signed contract for his defence against Erkan Teper June 13 in Munich (Germany) within the day he would be stripped of the title. Duhaupas and his team apparently communicated with the EBU office in Rome and Duhaupas vs Teper is still on amidst rumors that the champion will pull out for one reason or another.
By Per-Ake Persson
June 1, Moscow, RUS, Mytishchi Arena, Vlad Hrunov / Sauerland Promotion
Dmitry Chudinov, 72,0, Rus W12-U Patrick Nielsen, 72,3, Den
Chudinov retained the interim WBA middleweight title on scores of 115-113, 116-112 and 117-111. Nielsen, rather spoonfed and never really tested, couldn´t handle Chudinov´s steady pressure.
8x3: Micki Nielsen, 94,2, Den TKO 3 (0.30) Igor Pylylpenko, 91,2, Ukr
Nielsen, a southpaw, floored Pylylpenko late in the the first and was hurt again late in the second.
Svetlana Kulakova, 63,3, Rus D10-S Ana Laura Esteche, 62,5, Arg
96-92 Kulakova, 94-94 and 95-93 Esteche. Esteche had points deducted in the fifth and eighth for holding. Both ladies kept their respective titles, Kulakova the WBA interim and Esteche the WBA regular.
Ramal Amanov, 63,4, Rus W8-U Michael Odhiambo / Maykl Ogundu (??), 66,8, Ken
Amanov was down in the fifth.
Isa Akerbayev, 88,3, Rus TKO 6 (not out) Morris Okola, 106,8, Ken
Okola stopped due to a bad cut and also took a standing eight count in the fifth.
Andrey Sirotkin, 78,9, Rus W6-U Mark Chipinov, 81,3, Rus, debut
May 31, Krefeld, GER, KŲnig Palast, Sturm Box Promotion, bdb
Sam Soliman, 72,35, Aus W12-U Felix Sturm, 72,1, Ger
Soliman won the IBF middleweight title on scores of 118-110 twice and 117-111. Soliman won it with his non-stop workrate and awkward style.
Susi Kentikian, 50,8, Ger TKO 9 Dan-Bi Kim, 50,4,
WBA female flyweight title, one way all the way until the corner of Kim retired their lady.
Konni Konrad, 79,3, Ger D12-M Mehdi Amar, 79,1, Fra
WBA Int´l lightheavyweight title, 115-113 Konrad, 116-113 Amar, 114-114.
10x3: Maurice Weber, 70,7, Ger TKO 6 Renat Samedovi, 71,8, Geo
6x3: GŲkalp ÷zekler, 75,4, Tur W6-U Attila Kiss, 75,8, Hun
60-54 twice and 58-56.
6x3: Mike Keta, 73,0, Ger KO 1 David Tiashadze, 70,5,
6x3: Adnan Redzovic, 104,3, B & H W6-M Tomas Mrazek, 109,6, Cze
4x3: Alex Born, 72,5, Ger W4-U Michal Vosyka, 72,3, Cze
4x3: Marco Cattikas, 66,6, Ger W4-U Yauheni Kruhlik, 65,8, Blr
May 31, Odessa, UKR, K 2 Promotions
8x3, c: Oleksandr Usyk, Ukr TKO 4 (2.12) Cesar David Crenz, Arg
Crenz was floored in the third and again in the fourth - the final time from a left hook to the body.
sw: Olseksander Spyrko, KO 1 Guyla Vajda, Hun
vacant WBO Int´l title
lh: Umar Salamov, Ukr TKO 4 (not out) George Beroshvili, Geo
l: Agali Alyshov, TKO 3 Nikoloz Berkatsashvili, Geo
sl: Mishiko Beselia, Ukr TKO 5 Khavazy Khatsygov,
8x3, c: Roman Golovaschenko, TKO 2 Shalva Meleksishvili, Geo
w: Khasan Baysangurov, TKO 4 Artem Shornyakov,
May 31, Lublin, POL, Hala Globus, Babilon / Knockout Promotions
10x3, h: Marcin Rekowski, Pol TKO 7 Albert Sosnowski, Pol
Rekowski floored Sosnowski in the seventh with a right and it was stopped as he followed up.
w: Lukasz Maciec, Pol W10-M Lanardo Tyler, US
98-92, 97-94 and 95-95.
sl: Michal Chudecki, Pol W6-U Maurycy Gojko, Pol
60-54 on all cards.
6x3, c: Michal Cieslak, Pol TKO 2 Andrzej Witkowski, Pol
w: Przemyslaw Runowski, Pol W6-U Krzysztof Szot, Pol
sw: Krzysztof Kopytek, Pol W6-U Grzegorz Sikorski, Pol
c: Jakub Wojcik, Pol W4-U Michal Szebestik, Pol
May 31, Bielefeld, GER, gba
sw: Besar Nimani, Kos/Bielefeld, Ger KO 1 Mike Miranda, Bra
Nimani won the vacant IBF Int´l superwelter title
Dario Socci, Berlin, Ger W 6 (59-57) Pietro D´Alessio, Solingen, Ger
Artur Waiz, Ger D 4 Ismael Altintas, Ger
Mohammed Ali Sleiman, Ger TKO 2 Ali Farah,
Andrink Hambarzumjan, TKO 3 Dzhengis Osmanov,
May 31, Teguise, SPA:
sm: Mariano Hilario, Spa W 12 Roberto Cocco, Ita
Hilario retained the EU supermiddle title with a points win over Cocco, who stepped in for Blas Miguel Martinez on a few weeks notice. After eight it was split at 77-75 twice for Hilario and 77-76 Cocco. A strong finish by Hilario topped by a knockdown in the last won it for him at 115-114, 116-111 and 117-110.
sb: Cristian Montilla, Spa W 6 Javier Diaz, Spa
May 31, Ninove, BEL:
8x3: Ryad Merhy, 89,0, Bel KO 1 Abdelhadi Hanine, 90,4, Bel
Bilal Laggoune, 92,7, Bel W8-U Gogita Gorgiladze92,4, Geo
Ismail Abdoul, 92,4, Bel W6-U Shalva Jomardashvili, 91,3, Geo
6x2: Najat Hasnouni, 66,4, Bel W6-S Elfi Philipps, 63,7, Bel
Mohamed El Marcouchi, 64,0, Bel W6-U Bela Sandor, 63,9, Slo
May 31, Brussels, BEL:
Hervť Hubeaux, 110,2, Bel W10-U Tibor Balogh, 96,9, Hun
Hubeaux, now trained by Saber Gasmi, retained the WBC Youth heavyweight title on scores of 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92.
10x2: Sanae Jah, 48,7, Bel W 10 Corina Carlescu, 48,7, Rom
EBU female flyweight title.
Michel Garcia-Sanchez, 70,5, Bel W 8 Mohamed Kishmiryan, 70,5, Bel
6x3: Syroos Seyedin Karameh, 75,5, Bel TKO 4 Honorť Tubane, 76,0, Bel
Imad Azaroui, 70,1, Bel W 4 Mohamed Barka, 67,2, Fra
May 31, Thieu, BEL:
Sheldon Moore, 71,2, Bel W8-U Achilles Szabo, 70,0, Hun
6x3: Mouhamed Sder, 66,7, Bel KO 1 Gabor Kovacs, 64,6, Hun
6x3: Ronald Berti, 66,6, Bel TKO 4 Daniel Botilik, 69,4, Hun
Jonathan Esposto, 61,6, Bel W4-U Renaldo Toth, 60,5, Hun
May 31, Merchtem, BEL:
Ahmed El Goulbzouri, 71,1, Bel W 6 James Hagimana, 72,2, Bel
4x3: Jean Pierre Habimana, 66,5, Bel Tdr 1 Mounir Rkaibi, 67,8, Bel
May 31, Liege, BEL;
Dmitri Del Puppo, W 6 Cedric Seguy, Bel
May 31, Vaudreuil-Dorion, CAN:
8x3, h: Eric Barrak, KO 1 Istvan Ruzsinszky,
m: Steve Rolls, W6-U Norbert Szekeres,
h: Bogdan Dinu, Rom W6-U Avery Gibson,
May 31, Chalons-en-Champagne, FRA:
sl: Renald Garrido, Fra W8-U Karim Aliliche, Fra
May 31, Noisy le Sec, FRA:
c: Siril Makiade, Fra, debut W 4 Jean Francois Traore, Fra
sw: Samir Terres, Fra D 4 Cherif Sobgho, Fra
May 31, Gisors, FRA:
m: Andrew Francillette, Fra W 4 David Correa, Fra
w: Romain Nemery, Fra W 4 Fouad Rahbi, Fra
May 31, Puy-de-Dome, FRA:
w: Morgan Ndong-Zue, Fra W 6 Rachid Achbar, Fra
May 31, Macao, CHI:
f: Evgeny Gradovich, Rus/Mex W12-U Alexander Miskirtchian, Bel
Gradovich, down in round six, retained the IBF featherweight title on scores of 117-110 twice and 118-110.
May 30, Moscow, RUS. Luzhniki Arena, Vlad Hrunov
Alexander Povetkin, 102,0, Rus KO 7 (1.09) Manuel Charr, 112,2, Ger
WBC Int´l heavyweight title. Povetkin ends it with a double left hook-right-left hook combo that Charr down and it was called off without a count. 39-37, 40-36 twice after four, all for Povetkin so no surprises in this one.
c: Rakhim Chakhkiev, Rus W12-U Santander Silgado, Col
WBC Silver title, scored
10x3: w: Aslanbek Kozaev, Rus W10-U Igor Faniyan, Ukr
WBC CISBB (CIS & Slo?) or non-title?
l: Eduard Trojanovski, Rus TKO 4 (0.48) Anton Bekish, Blr
Bekish down in the third.
Sergey Lipinets, Rus TKO 4 (1.51) Dzhemil Cosovic,
Evgueny Smirnov, Rus W 6 Milan Savic, Ser
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