By Per-Ake Persson
Boxers from Greece or with Greek roots is nothing new but of lately there’s been professional boxing shows staged in Greece and that is something new.
The man behind most of the promotions is Stefanos Konstantinides and the main fighters are cruiserweight Tasos Berdelis (4-0) and 1-0 middleweight Konstantinos Petropoulus, who turned pro on a show this past weekend in Glyfada, on the outskirts of Athens.
The Greek audience is still more into kickboxing but Konstantinides and his team are slowly building an audience for professional boxing.
Argentinian supermiddle Luciano "La Roca" Cuello (34-3) returns to Spain after being away for five years and take on Romanian Rafael Chiruta (8-34) at the Hotel Asador de Enrique in Madrid on a Maravilla Box Promotion. Cuello is ranked # 11 by the WBC and given the records this may look like a mismatch but the wild punching Chiruta previously upset Ruben Varon - then in line for a shot at the EBU title. Cuello’s losses have been to Canelo Alvarez, Julio Cesar Chaves, Jr, and Willie Nelson.
Bosnian heavyweight Adnan Redzovic didn´t just get knocked out by Arnold Gjergjaj in a fight for the EE-EU title October 4 in Switzerland. He also tested positive for drostanolone and is in accordance with the WADA regulations suspended for two years.
By Per-Ake Persson
Nov 11, Zwevezele, BEL:
10x2: Delfine Persoon, 60,7, Bel TKO 9 Diana Prazak, 60,7, Aus
Persoon retained the WBC female lightweight title by stopping Prazak in the ninth. After four it was scored 40-36 twice and 40-35.
8x3: Yves Ngabu, 89,3, Bel KO 8 Antoine Boya, 90,7, Fra
6x3: Astrando Arduin, 89,5, Nth KO 2 Antonio Manuel, 84,0, Bel
Ahmed Boussaidi, 71,3, Bel W6-U James Hagenimana, 72,6, Bel
6x3: Jean Pierre Habimana, 67,0, Bel KO 3 Domien Van Gansbake, 64,9, Bel
Hedi Slimane, 63,0, Bel W 6 Mikheil Avakyan, 66,0, Geo
Nov 11, Billy-Montigny, FRA:
l: Laid Douadi, Fra W 4 Michael Dehamnia, Fra
Nov 9, Glydada, GRE, Glyfada Arena, bulgarian fed
6x3, lh: Tasos Berdesis, Gre TKO 2 Robert Halas,
sw: Kostas Petropoulos, Gre, debut W4-U Christos Avramides, debut
4x3, lh: Charilaos Malichoudis, Gre KO 1 Marios Kollias, debut
Nov 8, Vasteras, SWE, Rocklundahallen, Rapid Promotion (Besim Harman) / Lauren Probox (Mikaela Lauren)
10x2: Mikaela Laurťn, 69,4, Stockholm, Swe W10-M Aleksandra M Lopes, 69,0, US
Laurťn won the vacant female WBC superwelterweight title on scores of 96-94 twice and 95-95. After four it was scored 38-38 twice and 39-37 for Lopes, after seven 68-65 twice for Laurťn and 67-66 for Lopes. Laurťn won it on her physcal strength and will to win in a mauling, slowpaced contest. Lopes had the better skillts but wasn´t strong enough to keep it up.
6x3: Benjamin Kalinovic, 69,6, Vasteras, Swe W6-U Frank Harroche Horta, 69,4, Lyon, Fra
Kalinovic won the vacant WPBF European superwelterweight title on scores of 58-56 and out of line numbers of 59-55 and 59-56. I had it 58-56 for Horta, who as always started slowly, lost the first but then got going and put Kalinovic on the backfoot and outworked him until losing the last but still at least fourth could have gone either way in what was an exciting, fastpaced fight. Horta was sure of the win and reacted angrily - with some justice - when the scoring was announced. It was close
4x3: David Loy, 105,4, Kungshamn, Swe W4-U Julien Guibaud Ribaud, 91,1, Montoir de Bretagne, Fra
40-36 on all cards but Loy had a tough time with the short and overweight Frenchman, who knew what to do but didn´t have the power or conditioning to do it.
4x3: Hassan Saku, 76,7, Swe W4-U Bartlomiej Grafka, 76,1, Pol
Grafka came in on very late notice for Damien Retif and was floored twice in the first by the wildswinging southpaw from Uganda but based in Stockholm. The second knockdown came at the bell and as Grafka fell referee Ake Johansson fell with him and while Grafka got up and walked to his corner Johanssen injured his knee and had to to replaced by Mikael Hook. Grafka made good recovery while Saku, a bit softlooking, tired. After four it was scored 38-37 for Saku.
4x3: Gunnar Kolbein Kristinsson, 104,4, Gardabaer, Iceland/Swe W4-U Janis Ginters, 113,2, Riga, Lat
born 880428, 38 fights as amateur, 198 cm, fought in the 2011 World Cup, Silver Nordic. Kolbein made his prodebut and got an awkward opponent in Ginters. It was scored 40-36 twice and 40-37.
4x3: Viktor Fabretto, 80,1, Všsterås, Swe W4-U Przemyslaw Pikulik, 80,9, Pol, debut
born 920513, 60+ amateur fights, participated in Swedish championships, no titles. Pikulik came in on very late notice and had Fabretto down in the third but lost on scores of 38-37 twice and 39-37.
4x3: Mohammed Saleh, 67,2, Všsterås, Swe TKO 3 (0.56) Alexandre Giordano, 66,6, Fra, debut
born 900220, 30+ fights as amateur, lost to A Yigit in the 09 Swedish championships, then injured and long layoff followed. Saleh floored Giordano in the first and went all out but tired and was under pressure in the second. In third both started fast and then Saleh put Giordano down with a big right and the towel came in during the count.
Robert Stieglitz and Felix Sturm
Nov 8, Stuttgart, GER, Porsche Arena, SES/Sturm Box Promotion/MMP Veranstultung (Michael Mronz)
Felix Sturm, 166,1, Ger D12-S Robert Stieglitz, 166,4, Ger
WBO final eliminator made at 75,5/166,5. It was scored 115-113 Sturm, 114-114 and 115-113 Stieglitz in a fastpaced fight.
Steffen Kretschmann, 231,7, Ger TKO 4 David Gegeshidze, 250, Geo
Kretschmann retained the Int´l German title.
Dennis Ronert, 190,25, Ger KO 1 Laszlo Hubert, ?, Hun
Ronert won the vacant Int´l German title
Tom Pahlmann, 191,8, Ger W 6 Jindrich Velecky, ?; Cze
Domenic von Chrzanowski, 159,6, Ger TKO 3 Miroslav Kvocka, ?, Slo
Francesco Pianeta and Ramon KŁhne withdrew fightweek due to illness / injuries and was replaced by Pahlmann and von Chrzanowski.
10x2, fly: Susi Kentikian, Ger W10-U Naoko Fujioka, Jap
Kentikian retained the female WBA title on scores of 97-93, 97-94 and 96-94.
lh: Konni Konrad, Ger W8-U Olegs Fedotovs, Lat
80-72 on all cards.
sw: Maurice Weber, Ger W8-U Gary Abijan, Geo
80-72 on all cards.
m: Alex Born, Ger TKO 1 Aleksandar Jankovic,
Nov 8, Krakow, POL, Arena, Knockout Promotion / Babilon Promotion, est 17500 (sro)
Artur Szpilka, 222,6, Pol W10-U Tomas Adamek, 226,1, Pol
Szpilka won on scores of 94-90 (??), 98-92 and 96-94. This may be it for Adamek, who never was real heavyweight. It was for the vacant IBF Int´l and Polish Int´l titles.
m: Maciej Sulecki, Pol KO 7 Grzegorz Proksa, Pol
lh: Andrzej Soldra, Pol W8-U Dawid Kostecki, Pol
Kostecki, back after over two years in jail for trafficking, lost on scores of 77-75 twice and 76-75. Soldra was down in the second.
sl: Michal Syrowatka, Pol KO 1 (1.27) Michal Chudecki, Pol
devastating one punch ko.
w: Luksz Maciec, Pol W8-U Michal Zerominski, Pol
80-72 twice and 79-73.
sb; Piotr Gudel, Pol W6-S Rafal Kaczor,
Nov 8, Kassel, GER, Autohaus Glinicke, Rasuli Boxpromotion, gba
6x3, c: Mohammed Rasuli, Ger TKO 4 (not out) Dursun Berkta,
6x3, m: Jan Meiser, Ger TKO 6 (not out) Ahmed Hammond,
4x3, h: Aziz Baran, Ger TKO 2 Abdul Ghafour Esmaili,
4x3, m: Sebastian Formella, Ger TKO 2 Dogan Kumaz, debut
4x3, sw: Karim Gashi, Ger KO 4 Eren Yilmaz, debut
4x3, w: Ilhami Aydemir, Ger KO 2 Mucahit Oezcan,
4x3, w: Alisina Khan, Ger KO 3 Izzet Kumaz,
4x3, sm: Ahmed El-Naser, TKO 3 (not out) Talib Yilmatz,
Nov 8, Koblenz, GER, Gym 80, Thomas Holefeld, bdb
m: Harro Stein, Ger W 8 (80-72) Adnan Zilic,
c: Sebastian Real, Ger D 6 (57-57) Tobias Voss, Ger
6x3, lh: Vasilij Sarbayev, TKO 4 (not out) Dejan Kmeta,
6x3, h: Franz Rill, Ger KO 1 Istvan Ruzsinszky, Hun
6x3, lh: Arijan Sherifi, TKO 5 Lee-Anthony Spitzka,
h: Dennis Lewandowski, Ger W 4 Zoltan Beres, Hun
4x3, h: Christian Lewandowski, Ger TKO 4 Gabor Farkas, Hun
Nov 8, Savigny sur Orge, FRA:
6x3, sm: Cherif Sobgho, Fra KO 4 Patrick Coquin, Fra
Nov 8, Ain, FRA:
m: Walid Talbi, Fra W 4 Samuel Boulogne, Fra
Nov 8, Les Sables d´Olonne, FRA:
sb: Georges Ory, Fra W6-U Sofiane Bellahcene, Fra
l: Franck Petitjean, Fra W6-U Sylvain Chapelle, Fra
4x3, sf: Jean Noel Alvarez, Fra TKO 1 Maxime Ernoult, Fra
Nov 8, Voerendaal, NTH, Theater de Borenburg
w: Somay Bilal, Nth W6-U Goncalo Pimenta,
58-56 on all cards.
w: Melvin Wassing, Nth KO 1 (0.12) Kemal Faik Mevlida,
sm: Bai-Thamko Conteh, Aachen, Ger W4-U Radwan Boeka,
40-36 twice and 40-37.
4x3, m: Zacky Derouich, Nth KO 1 Goekhan Kaya, Essen, Ger, gba
Nov 8, Bruay-la-Bussiere, FRA
fly: Vincent Legrand, Fra TKO 6 Xavier Urpi, Spa
Legrand won the EU flyweight title.
b: Terry Le Couviour, Fra W 4 Nicolas Dutrannoit, Fra
Nov 8, Balaruc les Bains, FRA:
4x2, s-fly: Cyrielle Hebert, D 4 Megan Ouvrard,
sw: Philippe Donat, Fra D 4 Salim Ben-Rejeb, Fra
Nov 8, Saint-Sebastien-sur-Loire, FRA:
w: Issa Mourzaev, Fra D 4 Mehdi Kassimi, Fra
w: Mathias Jodeau, Fra W 4 Karim Idder, Fra
Nov 8, Benalmadena, SPA:
6x3, sf: Micha Mkrtchyan, Arm/Spa W 6 Reynaldo Cajina, Nic
Nov 8, Herstal, BEL, Omnisport de la Preallť
Seyeding Syroos, 76,3, Bel TKO 8 Michel Recloux, 75,6, Bel
vacant WBC Mediterranean supermiddleweight title - with two Belgians :)
Stephane Jamoye, 53,5, Bel W 8 Jorge Luis Munguia, 55,2, Hon
79-73, 80-72 and 80-73.
6x2: Djemilla Gontaruk, 57,1, Bel W 6 Claudia Ferenci, 54,5, Slo
Andrea Carbonello, 64,0, Bel W 6 Michael Escobar, 62,0, Nic
Steve Jamoye, 65,3, Bel W6-U Michael Isaac Carrero, 64,6, Nic
6x3: Alexandru Jur, 83,5, Bel TKO 5 Ronny McField, 80,5, Nic
Jessy Petit-Jean, 63,5, Bel W 6 Younes Amrani, 63,8, Bel
Urbano Giuliani, 60,5, Bel W 6 Jonathan Esposito, 61,5, Bel
4x3: Martin Bakole Ilunga, 108,5, Congo KO 1 Lukas Filka, 100,0, Slo
Nov 8, Narva, EST,
sl: Aik Shakhnazaryan, KO 6 Oscar Valenzuela, Mex
vacant IBF Youth.
Nov 8, Vasa, FIN, Night Club Hullo Pullo, Caramelito Promotions
c: Janne Forsman, Fin W4-U Ruslan Badishov,
40-37, 40-36 twice
Aki Selesma, 69,5, Fin W6- U Mikheil Mosulishvili,69,9,
60-54 on all cards.
Petteri FrŲjdholm, 58,6, Fin W6-U Giorgi Kulumbegashvili, 58,2,
60-55, 59-55, 59-56.
Nov 8, Podolsk, RUS:
b: Nikolay Potapov, Rus W12-U Jason Canoy, Phi
vacant WBA Asian title, scored 119-110, 118-111 and 118-111.
l: Roman Andreev, Rus W12-U Rey Labao, Phi
Andreev retained the PABA title on scores of 117-110, 118-109 and 119-109. Andreev was down in the first.
Yulia Berezikova, TKO 4 Dalia Vasarhelyi, Hun
Konstantin Piternov, Rus TKO 3 (0.34) David Nagy, Hun
Nagy hurt by bodyshots and stopped.
c: Maxim Maslov, Rus W8-M Yuri Bihovtsev, Blr
Alexander Podolskyi, W4-U Dmytro Aushev, Ukr
Nov 8, Bugibba, MALTA, malta boxing association
6x3, lh: Tyrone Borg, TKO 2 (not out) Atila Mata, Hun/mba license
Nov 7, Kuopio, FIN, Steel Ring
Tuomo Eronen, 57,9, Fin W8-U Bence Molnar, 57,9,
BBU featherweight title, scored 79-73, 79-75 and 80-73.
Matias Laitinen, 65,9, Fin W6- U Lubos Priehradnik, 66,5, Slo
60-54 twice and 60-55.
Jarmo Malinen, 77,9, Fin W4-U Tamas Kantor, 79,6,
40-35 twice and 40-33. Kantor was down in the second.
Nov 7, Douai, FRA, Salle Theo Bouton, Douai BC (Robert Pantigny)
sl: Farid Chebabha, Fra W10-M Tarik Madni, Bel
Chebabha retained the WBFed Int´l title on scores of 98-93 and 97-93 and 95-95.
lh: Mohamed Merah, Fra W10-U Denis Simcic, Slv/Ger
Merah won the vacant WBFed Int´l title on scores of 96-94 on all cards.
6x3, sl: Mehdi Mouhib, Fra TKO 4 Willy Borel,
Nov 7, Dieppe, FRA, Maison de Sports,
sb: Anthony Buquet, Fra W12-U Emiliano Salvini, Ita
WBC Mediterranean superbantam title, scored 118-111, 116-112 and 115-113.
sw: Ludovic Duval, Fra W6-U Goran Milenkovic,
m: Romain Tilliot, Fra W6-U Bojan Radovic,
sw: Vincent Fouldrin, Fra W4-U Adam Kovacs,
Nov 7, Madrid, SPA, Hotel El Asador de Enrique
fly: Juan Hinostroza, Spa W6-U Daniel Martinez, Spa
Nov 7, Sedavi, SPA,
4x3, m: Nordin Abderrahaman, Spa TKO 3 Diego Ajado, Spa
Nov 7, Prague, CZE, Arena Sparta,
10x3, c: Lubos Suda, Cze TKO 8 (not out) Ladislav Kutil,
6x3, lh: Tomas Adamek, Cze TKO 4 Josef Krivka,
Nov 6, Digne les Bains, FRA:
10x3, b; Karim Guerfi, Fra KO 1 Oscar Trujillo,
6x3, w: Yahya Tlaouziti, KO 2 Alberto Rincon Paez,
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