By Per-Ake Persson
Spanish boxing, especially in Catalonia, is on the rise and further evidence came today at the purse bids in Rome when Gallego Prada Promociones from Barcelona won the purse bids for the fight for the vacant EU super lightweight title between local man Sandor Martin (21-0) and Italian Samuele Esposito (19-2) with a bid for 17 120,00 Euro. Boxe Loreni came in a close second with a bid for 17 000 Euro. Date and site is to be announced.
Queensberry Promotions were the sole bidders February 2 at the purse bids in Rome for EBU middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders’ mandatory defence of the title against French challenger Michel Soro (24-1-1).
Queensberry bid 153 000 Euro and will announce date and site later.
Saunders is 21-0.
Commonwealth lightweight champion Richard Commey (19-0, 17) will make another appearance in Denmark and take on Georgian Mikheil Avakyian (a glorified 27-18-4) on Sauerland Promotion’s Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn on Saturday February 7.
Commey won a disputed decision over French superfeather titleholder Samir Ziani this past November in Albertslund and most at ringside felt he was lucky to get the win. In Avakyian he face an experienced opponent but should not walk into the kind of problems Ziani had in him.
The Nordic Fight Night returns to the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn on February 7. Micki Nielsen (16-0-0, 12 KOs) will headline an action packed show, featuring the very best in Scandinavian boxing.
WBO Intercontinental lightheavy champion Dominic Boesel (17-0) square off against Timy "Albanian Bomber" Shala (19-0-1) on SES’ show in Magdeburg March 7. Also announced is Christina Hammer defending the WBO female middleweight title against Kali Reis.
In regards of Shala, who fights out of Austria, he is also booked to fight Enes Zecirevic (12-1) in Pec in Kosova July 26 with the vacant EE-EU 175 lb title at stake.
Clichy Boxe and Team Mezaache won today’s purse bids in Rome for Samir Kasmi’s defence of the EU superfeatherweight title against Spanish challenger Juli Giner with a bid for 14 500 Euro. Gallego Prada Promociones bid 13 500 Euro. Date and site is to be announced. Kasmi is a misleading 19-10-1 while Giner is 15-1-1.
By Per-Ake Persson
Feb 1, Rome, ITA:
Orial Kulaj, 80,5, Ita TKO 1 Attila Orsos, 80,5, Hun
Marco Scafi, 89,0, Ita W 6 Jozef Kusmirek, 90,0, Slo
Jan 31, Palermo, ITA:
sl: Giancarlo Bentivegna, Ita W 6 Michelino Di Mari, Ita
Jan 31, Libreville, GABON:
c: Taylor Mabika, TKO 3 Tyler Seever,
vacant IBU cruiser title
Jan 31, Riga, LAT, LKTA Academy, Valerijs Mikalaukas
4x3, : Andrejs Volincuks, 65,4, Lat TKO 1 (2.32) Olegs Asejevs, 66,7, Lat
4x3, : Davids Celingarjans, 72,3, Lat TKO 1 (1.15) Konstantins Jurkovs, 70,5, Lat
4x3, : Zaurs Sadihovs, 66,5, Lat TKO 1 (1.07) Olegs Vilcans, 65,2, Lat
Jan 31, Lapinlahti, FIN, Steel Ring
Sari Kuutsa, 67,5, Fin W 4 (40-36) Galina Gumliiska, 66,7, Bul
Jan 31. Kauhava, FIN, Power Center, Haapoja
10x3: Serihy Demchenko, 79,0, Ukr/Ita TKO 2 (2.10) Juho Haapoja, 80,9, Fin
Haapoja was caught and floored in the second and it was stopped. The referee took a very long time - 11 seconds or so - to get Demchenko to a neutral corner, then picked up the count at two and when he reached "8" Haapoja had recovered and was ready to go - but then the referee stopped it. Hometown officiating or incompetence? Well, how about both?
m: Henri Kekšlšinen, W6-U Marcin Cybulski,
60-54. 59-56 and 60-55.
wL Jarkko Putkonen, W6-U Guido Seilis, Ita
60-54, 59-56 and 60-53, Putkonen back after a stint as a soldier in UN service.
m: Pauli Klemetti, W4-U Dzianis Makar,
40-36 on all cards.
Jan 31, Torun, POL,
c: Krzysztof Glowacki, Pol W12-U Nuri Seferi, Swi/Ger
Glowacki won the WBO Euro title and a WBO eliminator on scores of 118-110 twice and 120-108 after an uneventful fight.
sm: Marek Matya, Pol TKO 3 Stjepan Bozic, Cro
8x2, sl: Ewa Piatrowska, Pol W8-U Sabrina Guiliani, Bel
80-72 on all cards.
lh: Maciej Miszkin, Pol W6-U Dmitrijs Ovisannikovs, Lat
h: Krzysztof Kosela, Pol W4-U Artiom Charniakewicz, Blr
40-36 on all cards.
Jan 31, St Truiden, BEL:
10x3: Cedric Tita, -66,7, Bel TKO 8 Karlo Tabaghua, -66,7, Swe/Bel
Tita won the vacant Belgian title as Tabaghua according to himself just tired, stopped punching and was stopped.
Melvin Wassing, 68,8, Nth W 4 Christophe Stebe, 66,1, Bel
4x3: Bert Van Mechelen, 94,3, Bel KO 1 Norbert Csaszar, 91,8, Slo
Jan 31, Montegnee, BEL:
Stephane Jamoye, 55,1, Bel W 8 Reynaldo Cajina, 55,2, Nic
Urbano Giuliani, 56,6, Bel W 8 Aron Szilagyi, 56,3, Hun
4x3: Llacen Ait Ossakour, 73,8, Bel TKO 2 Csaba Vinis, 73,2, Hun
4x2: Yvonne Lindelauf, 50,2, 50,2, Bel W 3 Claudia Ferenczi, 51,2, Slo
Jan 31, Massy, FRA:
sw: Franck Harroche Horta, Fra W10-U Anderson Prestot, Fra
Horta retained the title on scores of 95-94, 97-93 and 97-92.
lh: Engin Karakplan, Fra KO 2 Samba Dabo, Fra
m: Maxime Hodee, Fra W 6 Biagio Obino, Fra
Jan 31, Saint Julien, FRA:
l: Mohamed Ayyad, Fra D 6 Dzemil Cosovic,
Jan 31, Las Palmas, SPA: Gallego Prada Promociones
w: Nebil "Sultan" Krissi, Spa W 6 Miguel Aguilar, Nic
Jerobe "Chocolatito", Spa W 6 Michael Carrero, Nic
Carrero replaced Santos Medrano after the poster was printed.
Jan 30, Blagnac, FRA, salle Polyvalente Du Ramier
l: Samir Ziani, Fra W 10 Alex Bone Palma, Spa
Palma was a late sub for Sebastian Cornu and what should have been a defence of Ziani´s French 130 lb title became a non-title eight-rounder but was apparently upgraded to ten after the program was printed.
10x3, sw: Michel Soro, Fra KO 1 (0.40) Sandor Micsko, Hun
lh: Doudou Ngumbu, Fra W 6 Andrejs Poumeiko, Lat
c: Arsen Goulamirian, Fra W 6 Arturs Kulikauskas, Lat
lh: Anouar Boumejjane, Fra W 6 Jevegenijs (veteran) Andrejevs, Lat
4x3, sm: Mickael Diallo, Fra TKO 3 Thomas N´gassam, Fra
Jan 29, Riga, LAT, Club Rigas Rings
6x3: Raimonds Sniedze, 75,0, Lat KO 2 (0.25) Edgars Milevics, 71,4, Lat
6x3: Ivan Levickis, 66,0, Lat TKO 2 (0.52) Konstantins Jurkovs, 67,2, Lat
Jurkovs down in the first, 10-8 Levickis
4x3: Eriks Kalasnikovs, 90,1, Lat KO 1 (0,21) Dmitrijs Avsijenkovs, 87,4, Lat
4x3, m: Aleksejs Palcuns, 72,5, Lat TKO 1 Daniil Vasilenko, 74,4, Lat
Jan 25, Lluchmajor, Mallorca, SPA: Polideportivo Municipal del Arenal
6x3, sl: Kelvin Dotel, Spa TKO 3 (not out) Euclides Espitia, Spa
6x3, c: Antonio Sousa, Por TKO 1 Damian Garcia, Spa
Jan 24, Dachau, GER, A.S.V Halle, Petko´s Boxing, bdb
h: Alexander Petkovic, Ger WTD 10 Raymond Ochieng, Ken
Petkovic won the vacant WBA I/C title when the fight was stopped after an accidental headclash left him unable to continue and it went to the scorcards. Ochieng had two points deducted, first for pushing, then for low blows, Petkovic was all in all down three times, Ochieng floored once and was saved by the bell. Lots of holding, wrestling and mauling. Petkovic seems to think a win here would get him a fight vs Chagaev and who knows, he may be right.
c: Luka Brkovic, W4-U Josip Jalusic, Cro
sw: Nerdin Fejzovic, W 4 Martin Popp,
4x3, sm: Attila Korda, KO 2 Jovica Kokot,
m: Florian Wildenhof, W6-U Ivan Sakic,
4x3, lh: James Kraft, TKO 3 Alexander Vuruna,
12x3, lh: Shefat Isufi, TKO 4 Ata Dogan,
Jan 24, Frankfurt am Main, GER, Sports Performance Studio, First Punch Box Promotion, gba
10x3, sw: Samy Raid Musa, Ger KO 2 (1.34) Rustem Trott, Ger
Int´l German superwelter title, gba version
sf: Sebastian Tlatlik, Ger KO 2 (2.45) Pierre David Wagner, Ger
Wagner was floored twice and counted out standing.
w: Granit Shala, Ger TKO 2 (2.33) Emre-Han Semiz, Ger
Semiz was floored three times in the second and twice in the first.
l: Marek Jedzejewski, Pol TKO 1 (1.28) Azad Dogru, Ger
The towel came in as Dogru was punched to the floor.
f: Jason Eagen, Ger KO 1 (1.51) Sergej Vib, Ger
sm: Christian Pawlak, Ger TKO 2 (2.46) Kevin Laubach, Ger
m: John Rene, Ger TKO 1 Robert Szalach, Ger
Jan 24, LŁckow, GER, Gildehaus, PSP Boxing Team (Enrico SchŁtze), bdF
4x3, m: Mario Jassmann, TKO 2 Dusan Makula,
Ruled as a KO. Makula was down twice in the first and twice in the second.
4x3, c: Danny Giebenhahn, KO 1 Zeljko Mrdakovic,
Mr Mrdakovic punched himself tired and then went over and was stopped.
8x2, w: Bintou Schmill, Ger KO 1 (2.00) Klaudia Vigh, Cze
Schmill landed with one punch to score two knockdowns and won the vacant IBForum Euro female title.
6x3, c: Branislav Plavsic, W 4 Sotirios Georgikeas, Gre/Ger
6x3, lh: Dariusz Polmanski, Ger
6x3, sm: Roman Javoev, W 6 Josef Holub, Cze
6x3, h: Ehsan Maudodi, Zeljko Bojic,
4x3, h: Dennis Kyi, Samir Barakovic,
4x3, c: Alem Begic, KO 2 Goran Ristic,
6x3, lh: Alis Sijaric, KO 4 Adil Rusidi,
6x3, lh: Naser Ferizovic, KO 2 Radovan Petrovic,
4x3, sl: Daniel Bazo, TKO 2 Josef Redlich,
Jan 24, Limoges, FRA, Pavillon Buxerolles
h: Cyril Leonet, Fra KO 6 Alban Galonnier, Fra
Leonet won the vacant French heavyweight title
sl: Bryan Fonfaire, Fra W 6 Christophe Garrat, Fra
sl: Bryan Boussis, Fra W 4 Cedric Seguy, Fra
Jan 24, Schiltigheim, FRA:
10x3, m: Ahmed Rifaie, Fra TKO 6 Aleksei Tsatiasvili, Est
Jan 24, Niort, FRA:
b: Georges Leroy, Fra W 6 Dawid Knade, Pol
m: Davy Armand, Fra W 6 Laurent Ferra, Fra
m: Robert Talarek, Pol W 6 Jonathan Bertonnier, Fra
6x3, w: Jakub Czaprowicz, Pol TKO 1 Yohann Le Bronnec, Fra
Jan 24, Fourmies, FRA:
sm: Mohamed El Achi, Fra W 8 Artur Sankowski, Fra
6x3, h: David Spilmont, Fra TKO 4 Jakub Kozera, Pol
6x3: Barthelemy Lefebvre, Fra KO 1 Patryk Jackowiak,
4x2: Segolene Lefebvre, Fra W 4 Bojana Libiszewska,
Jan 24, Bergamo, ITA:
Emiliano Marsili, 60,4, Ita TKO 7 Gyorgy Miszei, Jr, 60,6, Hun
Marsili retained the EBU lightweight. Miszei stepped in at late notice for Antonio De Vitis.
Andre Scarpa, 63,0, Ita W10-U Francesco Acatullo, 62,5, Ita
Scarpa regained the Italian super-lightweight title on scores of 98-92 twice and 97-93.
sm: Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye, Ita W 6 Norbert Szekeres, Hun
c: Leonardo Damian Bruzzese, Ita W dq 5 Marko Rupcic, Cro
m: Catalin Paraschiveanu, Rom/Ita W 6 Zoran Cvek, Cro
Jan 24, Helsinki, FIN; Ringside Gym, Tmi Pekka Mški
6x3: Edis Tatli, 63,5, Fin TKO 1 (0.40) Olegs Vilcans, 62,0, Lat
Gross mismatch - but one that sets up Marsili vs Tatli.
Jan 24, Renteria, SPA, El Fronton Polivalente, Club de la Boxeo Paca Bueno
4x3, b: Daniel Calzado, Spa TKO 2,c Fernando Suarez, Spa
w: Yuri Pompilio, Por W 4 Diego Jair Ramirez, Col/Spa
Jan 24, Antwerpen, BEL; Sportall "all in"
4x3: Carlos Schram, 83,0, Bel TKO 1 Dmitrijs Odinokijs, 79,2, Lat
Jan 23, Corato, ITA:, Buccione Boxing Team
sw: Felice Monelli, Ita W12-M Dieudonne Belinga, Fra
Moncelli won the vacant IBF Int´l superwelter title on scores of 116-112, 115-113 and 114-114.
lh: Mirco Ricci, Ita W 6 Leo Tchoula, Cam/Ger
sm: Valerio Ranaldi, Ita KO 2 Valter Fiorucci, Ita
sw: Damiano Falcinelli, Ita W 4 Riccardo Mellone, Ita
Jan 23, St Nazaire, FRA, La Soucoupe
8x3, b: Nordine Oubaali, Fra KO 5 Nugzar Chavchavadze, Geo
sm: Pierre Hubert Dibombe, Fra W 4 Hamza Bouaoud, Fra
w: Mathias Jodeau, Fra W 4 Mohamed Boufagua, Fra
l: Tony Picard, Fra W 4 Youcef Dilmi, Fra
4x3, sw: David Papot, Fra W dq 2 Mahmoud Khayat, Fra
Jan 22, Riga, LAT, Rigas Ring, GENS (Vitalijs Maslennikovs)
4x3: Basins Ostaps, 94,1, Riga, Lat TKO 1 (0.42) Rolands Seifullaevs, 96,2, Riga, Lat
Ivans Levickis, 64,4, Daugavpils, Lat W 4 (40-36) Andrejs Volincuks, 65,6, Riga, Lat
4x3: Konstantins Bulohovs, 80,0, Riga, Lat TKO 1 (1.40) Jevgenijs Jodis, 88,3, Riga, Lat
Deniss Aleksejevs, 63,5, Riga, Lat D 4 (39-39) Jurijs Ivanovs, 63,6, Tukums, Lat
4x3: Alekseis Palcuns, 72,0, Daugavpils, Lat TKO 1 (0.50) Janis Bukovskis, 72,8, Riga, Lat
4x3: Olegs Asajevs, 71,0, Riga, Lat TKO 2 (2.24) Konstantins Jurkovs, 73,4, Riga, Lat
4x3: Alelseis Palcuns, KO 1 (1.14) Olegs Asejevs,