By Per-Ake Persson
EC Boxing's heavyweight hopefuls Christian Hammer (pictured) and Adrian Granat have both had busy weeks and more is to come.
Hammer (16-3 and reigning WBO Euro heavyweight champ) has been sparring with Wladimir Klitschko at the champ's training camp in Austria and is now heading back to Hamburg.
Next fight is set for October 31 probably in Berlin with Taras Bidenko as a possible oppponent.
Granat (4-0, 4) have spent the last weeking nursing sore ribs after sparring with Klitschko´s opponent September 6, Kubrat Pulev in Berlin.
Granat will next week head back to Berlin for sparring with comebacking Russian Dennis Boytsov, who returns August 30 in Halle / Westfalen. Adrian will next fight September 13 in Copenhagen and face veteran Serdar Uysal (14-19-2) in a six rounder.
Swedish supermiddle Badou Jack (16-1-1) take on Jason Escalera (15-2-1) August 30 at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. This will be Jack’s first fight since the disastrous first round stoppage loss to Derek Edwards earlier this year. Jack is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, who also stage this show.
Hatton Promotion and World Sport Promotion promotes a show in Minsk (Belorus) September 10 headlined by bantamweight Zhanat Zhakiyanov (22-1 and reigning EBU champ) and superlightweight Kiril Relikh (16-0). British prospects Anthony and Sonny Upton will be featured on the undercard.
By Per-Ake Persson
Aug 9, Sevastopol, Crimea, UKR or RUS: Vlad Hrunov
Dmitry Chudinov, 159,6, Rus TKO 3 Mehdi Bouadla, 159,4, Fra
Chudinov retained the WBA interim title by flooring Bouadla with a left to the body in the first, and went down twice in the second and twice more in third before it was stopped.
h: Pavel Doroshilov, Rus W4-U Danny Williams, Uk/Lat
m: Afif Magomedov, Rus W12-U Patrick Mendy, Uk
WBA I/C title, Mendy was down in the second, seventh and eighth. It was scored 120-105, 119-106 and 118-107.
sl: Ramal Amanov, Aze W6-M Wilfredo "La Roca" Buelvas, Col
57-56 twice and 57-57. Buelvas had a point deducted in the fifth.
sm: Dilmurod Satybaldiev, Rus W6-S Konstantin Piternov, Rus
58-56 twice for Satybaldiev and 58-56 for Piternov.
Aug 9, Canino, ITA:
sm: Luca Podda, Ita W 6 Kristian Camino, Ita
Aug 9, Pulsano, ITA;
f: Luigi Merico, Ita W 6 Luca Genovese, Ita
Aug 9, Budapest, HUN, Emperor Garden, Toto Box Promotion (Zoltan Kiss, Sr)
12x3, sf: Oszkar Fiko, TKO 4 Zoltan Rostyo,
vacant UBO Youth superfeatherweight title
4x3, w: Laszlo Fazekas, TKO 3 Gergo Dancsi,
sw: Istvan Kiss, W 4 Laszlo Jambrik,
Aug 8, Ostia Lido, ITA:
Manuel Lancia, 60,2, Ita W10-U Pasquale Di Silvio, 60,2, Ita
Lancia retained the Italian lightweight title on scores of 98-92, 97-91 and 96-93. Di Silvio was down in the second.
Simona Galassi, 50,0, Ita W10-U Laetizia Arzalier, 49,8, Fra
Galassi retained the EBU female flyweight title on scores 100-91, 98-94 and 97-94.
Anita Torti, 60,0, Ita W10-U Monica Gentil, 59,6, Ita
Torti retained the Italian female lightweight title on scores of 96-93 twice and 96-94.
m: Domenico Spada, Ita W 6 Nikola Matic, Bos
sm: Diego Velardo, Ita W 6 Vadim Gurau, Mol/Ita
Aug 8, La Coruna, SPA, Polideportivo Barrio de las Flores
sm: Xesus Ferreiro, Spa W10-U Jose Manuel Iglesias, Spa
Spanish supermiddle title - 95-94 twice and 96-93 after a war that saw Ferreiro down in the fifth and out on his feet but Iglesias couldn´t finish it and Ferreiro came back but was tagged again in the ninth. Both went all out in the last round.
sw: Ivan Sanchez, Spa W6-U Raul Asencio, Spa
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