By Per-Ake Persson
Spanish Maravillabox Promotions bid 12 610,00 Euro in Rome at the purse bids for Rudy Encarnacion’s defence of the EU featherweight title against Sofiane Takoucht (29-3-1). There were no other bidders. Date and site is to be announced.
Encarnacion (33-24-4) vs Takoucht is a quality matchup and the bid given seem rather low and it’s doubtful this fight come off.
Takoucht lost a final IBF eliminator in 2014 to Alex Miskirtchian and previously held the EBU title.
As for Encarnacion he’s fought everybody all over Europe often given away weight.
German SES, headed by Ulf Steinforth, will expand its operations to the Czech Republic and have formed SES Boxing Team Czech Republic. Local boss is former SES fighter Lukas Konecny. The first two signings are two female fighters. Fabiana Bytiqi and Lucie Sedlackova, with more to come. Fabiana’s brother Sebastian, a superlightweight, could be next.
French bantams Hassan Azaouagh (17-9) and Nordine Oubaali (4-0) clash for the vacant national title May 2 in Henin-Beaumont in a Classic veteran vs prospect matchup.
Oubaali was a top class amateur and won a bronze in the London Olympics in 2012.
44-year old (45 in September) former WBA cruiser king Firat Arslan (34-8-29 returns to action May 2 at the ASV Hall in Dachau (Germany) and headlines the latest edition of Petko´s Fight Night. Opponent is to be announced.
Petko is still active heavyweight Aleksander Petkovic (50-4-4). Petkovic saw his career in Universum wrecked in 2005 when he lost to Arslan, who back then was a freelancer. After the win Firat´s career finally took off and he became WBA champ in 2007. Of lately Arslan as lost twice to Marco Huck and once to Yoan Pablo Hernandez.
As for Petkovic he left Universum and retired but have since returned and is active as a promoter, trainer and fighter. Petkovic won the WBA I/C title in his last fight and a shot against WBA champ Ruslan Chagaev was (or is) on the horizon.
Also on the bill in Dachau is lightheavy Shefat Isufi (16-2-2).
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