European Boxing Roundup: Golota Returns, Adamek, Krasniqi vs Thompson, More

02.05.07 - By Per Ake Persson: Comebacking heavyweight Andrew Golota will now join lightheavy Tomasz Adamek June 9 in Katowice along with lightweight Matt Zegan, Wojicech Bartnik and Mariusz Cendrowski. Adamekīs contract has, according to a Polish paper, been bought by a Swiss company from Don King Productions for 750 000 USD. Golota is said to have received 250 000 USD to join this show and not fight on Hammer Knockoutīs May 26 show, also in Katowice..

Former WBC lightheavy champ Tomasz Adamek will return to action June 9 in Katowice. Adamek has had a lot of problems lately with allegations of doping and criminal activities but no proof have been presented. Belgian supermiddle Djamel Selini is also on the bill as well as veteran cruiser Wojicech Bartnik. Katowice will thus be hit by two major shows in two weeks as on May 26 Krzysztof Wlodarczyk takes on Steve Cunningham in a defence of the IBF cruiser title.

Itīs been reported by German tabloid Bild that heavies Luan Krasniqi and Tony Thompson will clash July 14 in Hamburg in the headliner of a another big Universum show.

Jr welter Juho Tolppola headlines P 3 Boxingīs show in Helsinki that now goes ahead May 18 instead of May 4 as it was originally on for. Also on the bill are Swedish jr welter Vatche Wartanian, comebacking heavy Sami Elovaara and Russian welter Dennis Shafikov.

The BDB, the German Federation that holds the all-important EBU membership, have been sued by the other two Federations, the GBA and the GBO, active in Germany at the moment over a cancelled WBC Youth title fight. In a confusing situation it appears that the WBC didnīt want to recognize a fight between Haxhi Krasniqi and Sebastian Wille at lightheavy for its Youth title on grounds that the GBA and GBO arenīt members of the EBU. The GBA/BO claims that the BDB have intervened and caused the WBC to withdraw its recognition of the fight. Previously the BDB and the GBA/BO made an agreement with the BDB in regards of international titlefights.

Female fly Simona Gassi will now take on German Bettina Volker for the vacant EBU title May 11 in Forli.

R2 Image & Events / Tundra vs Barceloīs promotion May 8 that headlines with Sergio Palomo vs Francisco Nohales and have Mads Larsen and Ali Chebah on the undercard have been moved from Barcelona to Guadalajara.

Italian jr welter Giorgio Marinelli stays busy with a tuneup fight May 11 in Fiumcino against Hungarian Bela Sandor and will then take on Rachid Mokhtari for the IBF Intīl 140 lb title June 8 in Rome.

Innuendo Promotions will stage a big K 1 / thaiboxing show in Stockholm May 19 but have scrapped the plans to put on two professional boxing matches on the same bill.

EBU bantam champ Simone Maludrottuīs defence against Belgian Carmelo Ballone have been postponed from June 3 to June 22 but remains in La Louviere.

Article posted on 02.05.2007

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