European Boxing News: Moses Stops Kudriaytsev; Byrd and Povetkin Possibly To Fight Eliminator Bout on Oct 27th
22.08.07 - By Per-Åke Persson: Namibian lightweight Paulus Moses impressed viewers all over Europe last night when he in Donetsk stopped Ukrainian Andrei Kudriaytsev in the ninth round of a WBA I/C titlefight. Moses was on top in most of the rounds but the strong Kudriaytsev kept trying and had a few good rounds. Moses got in full control in the eighth and stepped up the pace in the ninth scoring three knockdowns and it was stopped.
EBU middle champ Sebastian Sylvester is likely to make a voluntary defence of the title October 27 possibly against Italian Simone Rotolo. It´s also rumored that a IBF eliminator at heavyweight between Chris Byrd and Alexander Povetkin will end up on this show. Chris Meyer, CEO for Sauerland Event, confirms they have a TV date Oct 27 but that nothing else is set, he does confirm negotiations with the Byrd camp though.
WBA, WIBF and GBU female supermiddle Natascha Ragosina is looking to add the WIBA title to her collection September 8 in Berlin when she square off against Kenyan Conjestina Achieng. There´s another female titlefight on this SES promotion as Oksana Vasilyeva and Fatuma Zarika clash for the vacant WIBF crown. Also on the bill is cruiser Serdar Sahin and Marco Schulze, who is moving up to middleweight.
Spotlight Boxing promote in Cologne October 26 with hardpunching Argentinian jr welter prospect Marcos Maidana on the bill.
Wiking Box Team promotes a show at the Universal Hall in Berlin September 2. Headlining the bill are lightheavies Denis Simcic and Kavin Gebhart in a fight for the Int´l German title. Comebacking heavy Aleksander Jakob square off against Latvian Edgar Kalnars. At lightweight Johnny Ibramov, from Uzbekistan but now with Wking, face decent Berliner Muzaffer Tosun. Cubans Yuriorkis Gamboa and Yan Barthelemy are on for the show but it is noteworthy that both heavies Odlanier Solis and Pedro Carrion are off the bill.
The Swedish Pro Boxing Commission suprisingly withdrew its application to the Martial Arts Delegation for the planned Aldo Colliander vs Robert Daniels fight September 15 in Karlstad to be staged over six three minute rounds. As to why the commission did what they did is an open question. Previously only fights over 4x3 or 6x2 with max distance 12 minutes have been allowed in Sweden. A 6x3 fight would - it was hoped - have opened the doors for "real" proboxing. MAD was quite critical towards the commission for the way they handled the show in Gothenburg March 31 and that may have played a part.
Italians Daniele Petrucci and Antonio Lauri are co-challengers for the vacant EU welterweight title.