By Per-Ake Persson
Swedish superwelter Benjamin Kalinovic (8-0-0-1) take on experienced Frenchman Franck Harroche Horta (35-13-5) for the vacant WBPF Euro title November 8 in Vasteras (Sweden). Kalinovic turned pro in 2004 and was 2005-06 based in Florida with Buddy McGirt as trainer and promoted by CES. After a contractual dispute Benjamin returned home and have since then struggled to get his career underways In Haroche Horta he face a vastly more experienced fighter and while he has a mixed record it´s loaded with split or majority decisions going the other way on the road.
Headlining the show in Vasteras is Mikaela "Destiny" Lauren taking on Magdalena Magdziak Lopes for the vacant WBC female superwelter title.
Former EU superwelter champ Marcos Nader (18-1-1) is out of professional boxing and has returned to AIBA and the new style of amateur boxing and is looking to qualify to the 2016 Olympics. Nader turned pro with Sauerland Event in 2009 and things went relatively well until Marcos ran into Roberto Santos and after a draw and a close win over the strong Spaniard he lost to Italian Emanuela Blandamura and that ended his career with Sauerland. Nader, who hails from Austria, is the biggest name in European proboxing to return to the amateur ranks.
Former WBO supermiddle champ Robert Stieglitz (47-4) is heading for Turkey and a training camp near Antalya as he prepares for the showdown against Felix Sturm (39-4-2) November 8 in Stuttgart. With Stieglitz is trainer Dirk Dzemski and stablemate Dominic Boesel. The winner of Stieglitz vs Sturm is likely to get a shot at WBO titleholder Arthur Abraham, who of course must get past Paul Smith on Saturday in Kiel.
Leonard Bundu (31-0-2) has relinquished the EBU welterweight title to participate in IBF eliminator. The vacant title will be contested between Gianluca Branco (48-3-1) and Rafal Jackiewicz (46-11-2). Jackiewiez thus make a quick return to boxing after leaving the game in August for a career in MMA. The EBU have announced that the date for purse bids expires October 2.
By Per-Ake Persson
Sep 21, Cheratte, BEL:
8x3: Sidi Slimane, 71,3, Bel TKO 6 Ronald Berti, 70,1, Bel
Mohamed El Marcouchi, 64,4, Bel W 6 Bela Sandor, Hun
Sep 20, Helsinki, FIN, Hartwall Arena, P 3 Boxing
Richar Abril, 134,75, Cub/US W12-M Edis Tatli, 134,75, Fin
Abril retained the WBA lightweight title on scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114. Tatli boxed well but wasn´t strong enough in the later rounds.
Juho Tolppola, 146,6, Fin W8-U Emanuele De Prophetis, 145,9, Ita
80-72 on all cards.
6x2: Eva Wahlstrom, 132,9, Fin W6-U Halanna Dos Santos, 130,25, Bra
60-53 on all cards.
6x3: Juho Haapoja, 185,1, Fin TKO 1 Attila Palko, 182,5, Geo
Fight made at last minute after all other options fell through. Palko floored three times.
Niklas Ršsšnen, 169,9, Fin W6-U George Beroshvili, 170,1, Geo
60-55 twice and 60-54.
Ahmed El Ghoulbzouri, 161,8, Bel W6-M Henri Kekšlšinen, 161,5, Fin
59-55 twice and 57-57.
Arne Ernstsen, ?, Nor W6-U George Kandelaki, 155,25, Geo
60-54 on all cards
Sep 20, Holzminden, GER, Stadthalle, bdF
h: Mark De Mori, Aus/Cro W dq 3 Marino "Cro Beast" Goles, Cro
De Mori, fighting out of Croatia, retained the GBU heavyweight title when Goles was ousted in the third by referee Arno Pokrandt after several fouls.
10x2, sm: Nikki Adler, Ger KO 4 Rita Kennessey, Hun
10x2, Natalia Smirnova, Rus TKO 6 Hasna Tukic,
m: Florian Wildenhof, Ger KO 3 Darko Knezevic,
m: Omar Siala, TKO 4 Nikola Ivkovic,
h: Taras Varava, TKO 1 Elvir Behlulovic,
w: Ilhami Aydemir, KO 1 Kemal Mievlida,
Sep 20, Maliano, SPA: Pabellon Pedro Velarde
Ruben Nieto, 66,6, Spa KO 5 Daniel Rasilla, 66,6, Spa
Spanish welterweight title, Rasilla was very brave but outclassed and finally sat the count out.
Kerman Lejarraga, 67,0, Spa TKO 3 Miguel Aguilar, 67,0, Nic
Sep 20, Szentes, HUN, Felix Promotion
sw: Attila Kovacs, Hun W10-M Dieudonne Belinga, Fra
Kovacs won the vacant WBO Euro title on scores of 97-93, 96-94 and 95-95.
c: Imre Szello, Hun W10-U Guyla Bozai, Hun
Szello won the vacant Hungarian title on scores of 100-89 twice and 100-87. Bozai was down in the tenth.
sb: Zsolt Bedak, Hun W 6 Georgi Gachechiladze, Hun
6x3, h: Zsolt Bogdan, Hun TKO 3 Zoltan Toth,
lh: Richard Baranyi, Hun W6-U Paata Aduashvili, Geo
sw: Krisztian Duka, Hun W4-U Lajos Bimbo,
sf: Imre Nagy, W4-U Tamas Vozar,
m: Balasz Torteli, W4-U Laszlo Jambrik,
c: Zoltan Nagy, D 4 Csaba Faur,
4x3, lh: George Ubakh, TKO 3 Ferenc TŲrŲk,
Sep 20, Cannobio, ITA:
Renato Bovi, 64,0, Ita D 6 Peter Mellar, 64,0, Hun
Sep 20, Vercelli, ITA:
w/sl: Luciano Randazzo, Ita W 6 Salvatore Cortese, Ita
Sep 20, Calenzano, ITA:
sl: Stefano Napolitano, Ita W 6 Christian Pastarini, Ita
Sep 20, Ascoli Piceno, ITA:
m: Roberto Bassi, Ita W 6 Maurizio Trovato, Ita
Sep 19, Radom, POL: Gmitruk Promotion
lh: Dariusz Sek, Pol W10-U Mohamed Belkacem, Fra
Sek won on scores of 99-93, 98-93 and 98-92.
w: Michal Syrowatka, Pol W8-U Lukasz Janik, Pol
80-72, 79-73 and 80-73.
c: Michal Cieslak, Pol W6-U Ismail Abdoul, Bel
60-54 twice and 60-55.
sm: Norbert Dabrowski, Pol W6-U Bartlomiej Grafka, Pol
60-54 on all cards.
4x3, sm: Robert Talarek, Pol TKO 2 Pavel Staravoitau, Blr
h: Lukasz Rusiewicz, Pol W4-U Damian Trzcinski, Pol
39-36 twice and 40-35.
4x3, sl: Damian Haus, TKO 2 Viktor Gelien,
Sep 19, Lugo, SPA, Casa do Deporte
sw: Alberto Pineiro, Lugo, Spa, debut W 6 Raul Ascencio, Spa
sl: Juan "Boom Boom" Zapata, La Coruna, Spa W 6 Ryan Peleguer, Valencia, Spa
Sep 18, Guia de Isora, Islas Canarias, SPA:
?: Alexis Concepcion, Spa W 4 Aaron Rodriguez, Spa
Sep 6, Fatua Aitamai Babo, Tahiti, FRA:
c: Cedric Bellais, Fra D 8 Arturs Kulikauskas, Lat
4x3, m: Tautuari Brillant, Fra TKO 3 Samy Labalette, Fra
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