By Per-Ake Persson
Former IBF champ Kiko Martinez (32-5) has been named official Challenger for EBU bantamweight ruler Lee Haskins (31-3).
There is now a period of private negotiations but if no agreement is reached the EBU will call for purse bids.
Martinez lost the IBF superbantam title in September of last year to Carl Frampton but bounced back with a win in December over George Gacheiladze and is now dropping down to 118.
Haskins won the title this past February with a technical decision over Omar Lamiri.
EBU feather champ Josh Warrington (20-0) will defend the title against mandatory challenger Alex Miskirtchian (25-3-1) on Matchroom’s big show at the O2 Arena in London.
Miskirtchian fought for the IBF title last year but lost and then took some time off to regroup and returned in March of this year with a points win over Michael Escobar.
German lightheavy Denis Liebau (15-0, 14) take on Hungarian Janos Olah (15-17-1) with the vacant IBA Int’l title at stake in the headliner of PSP Boxteam’s show in Bad Villbel - Dortelwell (just North of Frankfurt am Main) April 10.
IBA World cruiser king Mairis Briedis (14-0) is featured in the chief support and square off against Bjoern Blaschke (9-5-1) in a non-title six-rounder while heavyweight Evgenios Lazarides (6-0) face Croatian veteran Ivica Perkovic (21-26).
The main fights go out live on EuroSport.
The IBF, German boxing and especially the German Boxing Association, the GBA, has been hit with major scandal but what is what remains an open question.
The story broke at the Cagri Ermis vs Juergen Doberstein fight in Berlin February 27. Ermis won a close decision and Doberstein and his team were totally unhappy with how things had gone and at the “dopingtests” they got suspicious and checked with NADA (the German anti doping agency), who replied they had never done any dopingtests at any GBA sanctioned event. To make it worse the fighters tested were charged with 1000 Euro for each “test”. The tests were made but not with NADA participating at a cost of a claimed 150 Euro which means someone collected 850 Euro. All fingers are pointed at Eva Rolle, a promoter licensed by the GBA. But ms Rolle has fired back and declared her innocence and states in a comment that the 1000 Euro covered the cost for physicians at ringside as well as ambulance.
Ermis vs Doberstein was for the IBF East/West and IBF Mediterranean supermiddle titles and the IBF will for now no longer sanction titlefights with GBA as supervising body and have also broken ties with ms Rolle, who organized the IBF Convention in Berlin 2013.
The GBA has suspended Eva Rolle, who co-promoted the Berlin show with her son Robert. There is probably more to come but all are waiting for return of GBA President Jorg Mielcke, who is on vacation, for an explantion on the GBA role in this.
Lightheavyweight Karo Murat (26-2-1) has been added to Sauerland Event’s show at the Columbiahalle in Berlin April 25 and will face fellow-Berliner Benjamin Simon (25-1). Murat is now promoted by EC Boxing but was with Sauerland Event all the way until the end of 2013. He was to have headlined EC`s show in Berlin March 6 but had to pull out due to injury.
The show is headlined by 16-0 supermiddle Tyron Zeuge, who will defend the IBF Int’l title.
Mateusz Masternak, Noel Gevor, Enrico Koelling and Burat Sahin make up the rest of the bill.
By Per-Ake Persson
March 29, Balashika, RUS, Professional Boxing, World Boxing
8x3: Sergey Ekimov, 79,35, Rus TKO 2 Vasile Dragomir, 79,85, Rom
4x3: Valery Tretyakov, 59.75, Rus TKO 1 Roman Blokhin, 59,25, Rus
Aleksandr Sharonov, 67,75, Rus W8-U Alexey Tukhtarov, 67,6, Rus
March 29, Essen, GER, Boxing Industry Gym, gba
6x3, lh: Benjamin Transfeld, Ger TKO 1 (0.28) Pierre Karstan, Ger
sw: Dominik Tietz, Ger W 4 (39-37) Dejan Pavlovic, Ger
4x3, w: Pierre David Wagner, Ger TKO 1 (1.25) Mike Kässmann, Ger
sf: Sergey Vib, Ger W 4 (40-35) Sandro Lütke Bordewick, Ger
Bordewick was floored in the last.
h: Kevin Still, Ger W 4 (40-36) Ahmad Merhi, Ger
29 March, Biella, ITA
sl: Luciano Randazzo, Ita, W 6 Emanuele De Prophetis, Ita
March 29, Mentana, ITA:
sw: Giorgio Natalizi, Ita KO 4 Srecko Janjic, Ser
March 28, Vienna AUS, Maxx Sporcenter
sw: Leo Levani, Aus W 4 Ladislav Nemeth,
4x3, h: Markus Kurta, KO 2 Elmir Morar,
March 28, Geneve, SWI:
Ornella Domini, 65,6, Swi W10-U Sabrina Giuliani, 66,0, Bel
EBU female welterweight title, 97-93 twice and 100-91.
6x3: Mickael Lacombe, 65,0, Bel KO 2 Stefan Ciriolo, 64,5,
6x2: Pamela Treand, 54,0, W 6 Luchiya Doncheva, 54,5,
March 28, Reggio Emilia, ITA:
m: Erik Bondavalli, Ita D 4 Stefano Failla, Ita
March 28, Ferrara, ITA:
sl: Marco Iuculano, Ita W 4 Matteo Mammucari, Ita
March 28, Fiumicino, ITA:
sm: Valerio Ranaldi, Ita KO 3 Janos Varga, Hun
sf: Mario Alfano, Ita TKO 3 David Kanales, Hun
f: Alessandro Lozzi, Ita TKO 3,c Davide Latini, Ita
March 28, Issoudun, FRA, Salle Jean Mace
w: Yahyha Tlaouziti, Fra W6-U Sophyan Haoud, Fra
6x3, lh: Kevin Buval, Fra TKO 6 Irfan Krasniqi,
m: Maxime Hodee, Fra W6-U Yassine Morjane, Fra
sw: Flavien Bruno Bogongo, Fra W6-U Patrick Momene Mokamba, Fra
w: Sirak Hakobyan, Fra W4-U Kelvin Arevalo, Fra
March 28, Bilbao, SPA, Pabellon de la Casilla
sf: Andoni Gago, Spa W6-U Michael Isaac Carrero, Nic/Spa
sw: Artem Sukhanov, Spa W4-U Jair Ramirez,
sf: Jon Fernandez, Spa W4-U Sidney Cortez,
prodebut for 18-year old Fernandez.
sb: Javier Diaz, Spa W 4 Edwin Tellez, Spa
m: Lucas German Priori, Spa TKO 1 (0.40) Stefan Stanko, Slo
6x3, h: Gonzalo Omar Basile, Arg W dq 2 Mario Lakatos, Slo
March 28, Budapest, HUN, Lurdy Shopping House,
lh: Norbert Nemesapati, Hun W10-U Zura Mekereshvili, Geo
vacant WBO Youth lightheavy title
10x2, sf: Melinda Zsiga, Hun D 10 Gabriella Mezei,
vacant Hungarian female superfeateher title
6x3, lh: Zsolt Dudas. W dq 5 Ericles Torres Marin,
4x3, sm: Janos Olah, TKO 1 Gabor G Farkas,
sm: Andras Sulak, D 4 Karel Horejsek,
4x3, m: Attila Koros, TKO 1 Csaba Torma,
4x2, w: Judit Suran, TKO 2 Klaudia Vigh,
March 28, Riga, LAT, Rigas Arena, WFCA Baltic (Viacheslav Ovsannykov)
Richards Bolotniks, 81,8, Riga, Lat W 4 (40-37) Lukas Ablozevicius, 83,8, Lit
March 28, Llucmajor, Mallorca, SPA, Nestor Dominquez
sl: Kelvin Dotel, Spa W 6 Taifun Yavuz, Tur
w: Vicente “Coco” Campaner, Spa W 4 Israel Mella, Spa
Stefan Worth, Ger W 4 Eculides Espitia, Spa
March 28, Brive. FRA
8x2, sl: Myriam Derral, Fra D 8 Edi Phillips.
h: Brandon Deslaurier, Fra W 4 Karim Berredjem, Fra
March 28, Le Puy en Velay, FRA:
l: Virgile Degonzaga, Fra W 6 Dame Seck, Fra
6x3, m: Mikael Mathieu, Fra TKO 3 Nicolas Ladias, Fra
March 28, Rillieux La Pape. FRA:
10x3. sb: Amor Belhadj Ali, Fra NC 3 Badis Ouari, Fra
French 122 lb title
w: Mohamed Ali Ouali, Fra W 6 Yves Mesny, Fra
March 28, Vinkeveen, NTH:
6x3, m: Josemir Paulino, Nth TKO 2 Daniel Borisov, Bul
6x3, c: Astrando Arduin, Nth TKO 6 Rivo Slory
6x2, sb: Jessica Belder, Nth W6-U Mellony Geugjes,
4x3, sl: Steve Suppan, Nth TKO 1 Blagoy Ivanov, Bul
4x3, sm: Giovanni Rijkaard, Nth TKO 4 Rocky Grandjean,
Rijkaard is indeed related to Frank Rijkaard.,
sm: Yunus Gokkus, W4-U Qodrat Nasr
March 27, Chateanouf sur Loire, FRA:
12x3, m: Michel Mothmora, Fra TKO 6 (2.25) Baker Barakat, Ger
Mothmora won the vacant WBFed I/C middleweight title.
6x3, h: Augustin Macelot, Fra Mathieu Monnier, Fra
4x3, w: Michael Pausan, Fra W 6 Jordan Jachimowitz. Fra
4x3, lh: Guillaume Haye. Fra W 4 Stephane Grimard, Fra
March 27, Nimes, FRA:
8x2, sf: Angelique Duchemin, Fra TKO 2 Bilits Gaucher, Fra
6x3, m: Mathias Collados, Fra TKO 2 Julien Leguiset, Fra
w: Mohamed Kani, Fra W4-U Kristian Matija,
March 27, Sarroch, ITA:
m: Alessandro Goddi, Ita W 8 Mariusz Biskupski, Pol
sw: Valentino Sanna, Ita W 6 Lajos Orsos
March 27, Fiumcino, ITA:
sw: Emanuele Della Rosa, Ita W10-S Francesco DiFiore, Ita
Della Rosa won the vacant Italian superwelter title on scores of 97-93 and 96-94 with the third vote 97-93 for Fiore.
Alessandro Sinacore, 77,3, Ita W 8 Olegs Fedotovs, 77,0, Lat
Devis Boschiero, 60,9, Ita TKO 2 Oszkar Fiko, 60,4, Rom
Diego Di Luisa, 70,0, Ita TKO 1 Gabor Feher, 69,0, Hun
Mirko Geografo, 71,2, Ita W 4 Alex Marongiu, Ita
6x2, Monica Gentili, 62,0, Ita W 6 Semra Bogucanin, 62,7, Ser
March 22, Piacenza, ITA:
sw: Xhuljo Vrenosi, Alb/Ita W 6 Tomas Berulashvili, Geo/Ita
March 22, San Casciano Val di Pesa, ITA:
lh: Dragan Lepai, Rom/Ita W 6 Fabrizio Leone, Ita
m: Alex Pippi, Ita W 6 Amedeo Maurizio, Ita
sm: Filippo Ardito, Ita W 6 Emanuele Zagatti, Ita
March 21, Rostock, GER, Stadthalle, Sauerland Event, FvA
12x3: Jürgen Brähmer, 78,6, Ger TKO 10 (0.01) Robin Krasniqi, 78,9, Ger
Brähmer retained the WBA regular lightheavyweight title with a tenth tko over a tough challenger in Krasniqi, who was retired and / or stopped by the doctor after a hard ninth where he was hurt, floored (only the ropes holding him up) and suffered a badly cut lip. Krasniqi had the punch the get to the champion but didn´t have the chin and that made the difference, Everytime Brähmer connected with his southpaw left Krasniqi was staggered. After nine it was scored 87-83 twice and 88-82 - it would have been more even had Robin had a stronger beard in what was an exciting fight where both scored well.
12x3: Vincent Feigenbutz, 75,5, Ger TKO 9 (0.51) Balasz Kelemen, 75,6, Hun
Feigenbutz retained the WBO and GBU I/C titles. Kelemen, a tall supermiddle, did well at rong range with Feigenbutz, increasingly frustrated, stalked him but missed with with his big hooks. After eight it was scored 78-74 twice and 77-75 for Feigenbutz which looked harsh on Kelemen. I had it 77-75 for the Hungarian . In the ninth Feigenbutz hurt Kelemen with a left hook and only the ropes held up the Hungarian but no count was issued. Instead Feigenbutz jumped on his hurt opponent and fired away which forced a correct stoppage - but if given a count Kelemen might have "survived".
10x3: Dennis Boytsov, 97,2, Rus/Ger TKO 3 (0.01) Irineu Beato Costa Jr, 121,5, Bra
Costa was staggered by a double left hook in the second and retired with a claimed injured hand or arm and again showed nothing. Boytsov is now trained by Ulli Wegner but looked pretty much the same.
10x3: Anthony "Can You Dig It" Yigit, 65,0, Swe W10-U Timo Schwarzkopf, 65,0, Ger
97-93 twice and 96-93 over ten fastpaced good rounds. Yigit, a southpaw, scored well and outboxed the stronger Schwarzkopf.
Agron Dzila, 88,5, Swi W12-U Bernard Adie, 89,0, Ken
Dzila won the vacant GBU title on scores of 116-110, 117-110 and 117-109 after a wild and sloppy fight. Dzila had the punch but not the conditioning while Adie was in shape but didn´t have the chin or skills to turn things around. Adie was down in the third and hurt for real in the tenth and sat down for another eight count. Inbetween he scored almost at will with right upercuts and staggered Dzila but couldn´hurt him and that made the difference. I had it 115-112 for Dzila.
6x3: Stefan Härtel, 76,7, Ger W6-U Volodmyr Borovskyy, 75,0, Ukr
60-54 on all cards. Härtel shows talent but lacks power and got nowhere with a veteran like Borovskyy.
6x3: Ohara Davies, 62,0, Uk W6-U Jacek Wylezol, 62,1 Pol
60-54 on all cards. Oneway. Davies couldn´t hurt Wylezol, who spent the entire fight on his backfoot.
March 21, Kajaani, FIN:
m: Sakari Lähderinne, Fin TKO 2 Julius Rafael, Slo
March 21, Tallinn, EST, Tondariba Ice Hall, EstPromotion (Tonis Grinkin)
12x3, m: Artur Avakov, TKO 7 David Makaradze,
WBO Euro middleweight title
6x3: Robert Helenius, 112,5, Fin TKO 1 (1.02) Andras Csomor, 92,5, Hun
Csomor was too brave for his own good and tried to trade with Helenius. He was first given a standing eight count and then took a beating along the ropes defenceless with Helenius pouring it on.
lh: Janne Forsman, Fin W6-U Ruslan Rodivich, Blr
sw: Timo Juhani Hirvikangas, Fin W4-U Ott Remmer, Est
4x3, sw: Tomi Silveinonen, Fin TKO 2 Aliaksandr Abramenka, Blr
March 21, Milan, ITA: OPI 2000 / Principe Boxing Events
Luca Giacon, 63,2, Ita W12-U Steve Jamoye, 62,9, Bel
Giacon won the interim WBC Silver superlightweight title on scores of 119-109, 118-109 and 116-111.
10x2, l: Maiva Hamadouche, Fra TKO 5 Anita Torti, Ita
EBU female lightweight title
Niklas Räsänen, 78,5, Fin TKO 3 Marko Benzon, 78,5, Cro
Catalin Paraschiveanu, 72,9, Rom/Ita W dq 5 Goran Milenkovicl 74,5, Ser
Matteo Rondea, 91,0, Ita KO 1 Aleksandar Petkovic, 86,5, Ser
March 21, Padova, ITA:
lh: Andrea Roncon, Ita W 6 Attila Szatmari, Hun
sm: Danilo Zito, Ita W 4 Luca Esposito, Ita
sl: Davide Festosi, Ita W 4 Francesco Lomasto, Ita
l: Manuel Vignoli, Ita W 4 Matteo Redrezza, Ita
f: Luca Rigoldi, Ita W 4 Calogera Galici, Ita
March 21, Colombelles, FRA, salle de Pierre Rival de Colombelles
Maxim Beaussire, 69,9, Fra W8-U Ludovoc Duval, 67,7, Fra
79-73 twice and 80-72.
March 21, Floersheim am Main, GER, Goldbornhalle, PSP Boxteam, bdF
6x3, lh: Denis Liebau, Ger KO 1 Pierre Dippe,
h: Evgenios Lazarides, W 4 Marlo Szabo,
March 21, Brodnicy, POL:
sl: Michal Syrowatka, Pol W10-U Felix Lora, Spa
98-90, 96-92 and 97-91. Polish Int´l title
lh: Dariusz Sek, Pol W8-U Jevgenijs Makhteiennko, Blr
lh: Michal Starbala, Pol W6-U Bartlomiej Grafka, Pol
59-55 and 59-56 twice.
sm: Norbert Drabowski, Pol W8-M Robert Talarek, Pol
79-73, 77-76 and 75-75.
4x3, h: Krysztof Kosela, Pol TKO 2 Jakub Kozera, Pol
sw: Damian Mielewczyk, Pol W6-U Iona Barsan, Pol
60-54 twice and 59-55.
March 21, Port of Spain, T & T, Alicia´s Palace
6x2, sw: Mikaela Lauren, Swe TKO 3 Celia Rosa Sierra, Col
March 21, Wuppertal, GER, Boxgym, Werner Kreiskott, gba
sw: Mirco Martini, Ger W4-U Yesilat Berkta, Ger
sm: Slim Ben Khalifa, Ger TKO 1 (2.22) Alexander Nagaev,
4x3: Tyrone Spong, Ger TKO 1 (1.54) Emre Altintas, Ger
8x3, sf: Mohammed Maramcheel, Ger TKO 4 Ziya Gökalp, Ger
March 21, Angers, FRA:
b: Georges Ory, Fra W 6 Nicolas Lemoing, Fra
f: Elody Bouchlaka, Fra W 4 Taoussy L´Hadj, Fra
March 21, Forbach, FRA:
lh: Jessy Luxembourger, Fra W 8 Gabriel Lecrosnier, Fra
March 21, Loon-Plage, FRA:
6x2, sf: Cindy Bonhiver, Fra W6-U Suzana Radovanovic, Ser
March 21, Saint Cyr-aux-Monts-D´or, FRA:
m: Walid Talbi, Fra W 6 Joel Duchemin, Fra
March 21, Aix-les-Bains, FRA:
sm: Nicolas Dion, Fra W 6 Robert Halas, Ser or Olegs Fedotovs, Lat
6x3., l: Mohamed Ayyad, Fra KO 1 Andrejs Volincuks, Lat
6x3, sm: Mehdi Madani, Fra W dq 4 Jamel Haddaji, Ita
March 21, Meaux, FRA:
m: Luduvic Millet, Fra W 6 David Correa, Fra
w: Kelvin Arevalo, Fra W 4 Gabriel Avenel,
March 21, Val-d´Oise, FRA:
w: Darek Derfoufi, Fra W 4 Mathieu Lehot, Fra
March 20, Puy de Dome, FRA:
10x2, Farida El Hadrati, Fra TKO 1 (1.32) Dalia Vasarhelyi, Hun
w: Kamal Mohamed, Fra W 6 Ivans Levickis, Lat
sm: Jose Gomez Fra W 4 (39-37) Karim Larbi, Fra
6x3, sl: Morgan N´Dong Zue, Fra TKO 2 Jurijs Ivanovs, Lat
March 20, Douai, FRA; Salle Gyant, Douai BC / Rani Fellouki
sl: Marco Siciliano, Ita W10-S Farid Chebabha, Fra
95-94 twice for Siciliano and 95-94 for Chebabha. Siciliano was down in the first, Chebabha lost the WBFed Int´l title.
lh: Tomas Adamek, Cze W10-M Mohamed Merah, Fra
98-92, 96-94 and 95-95. Merah lost the WBFed Int´l title.
8x3, sw: Medhi Mouhib, Fra TKO 2 Artem Karasev, Est
sf: Remy Nguema, Fra W 6 Rachid Sali, Fra
March 20, Gijon, SPA, Palacio de los Deportes, Club Asturbox
Jose Manuel Iglesias, 76,2, Spa TKO 5 Ionnut Trandafir, 76,2, Rom
Jonathan Alonso, 63,2, Spa KO 1 Andre Olivera/Texeira, 60,5, Spa
Jose Fandino, 75,0, Spa TKO 4 Albert Urich, 76,0, Spa
Jose Ramon Fernandez. 77,0, Spa W 4 Thiago Prata, 75,6, Por
Johny Vina, 70,0, Spa W 4 Diego Jair Ramirez, 70,0, Spa
Juan Luis Gonzales, 58,0, Spa W 6 Daniel Calzado, 59,0, Spa
March 20, Las Palmas, SPA, la Gallera del Lopez Soca
Jerobe Santana, Spa TKO 3 Santos Medrano, Nic/Spa
March 20, Playa de las Ingles, Tenerife, SPA:
Cheik Doum, Spa W4-U Herminio Martinez, Spa
Artem Haroyan, Spa TKO 2 Marcos Soria, Spa
March 20, Calenzalo, ITA:
lh: David Rettori, Ita TKO 5,ret Alessandro Buriola, Ita
sl: Stefano Napolitano, Ita W 6 Luigi Mantegna, Ita
March 19, Montrond-les-Bains, FRA:
sw: Lyes Chaibi, Fra W 6 Sophyan Haoud, Fra
March 19, Puy-de-Dome, FRA:
8x3, lh: Hugo Kasperski, Fra TKO 7 Adel Belhachemi, Fra