28.05.04 - RAI Sat viewers just watched a very exciting Championship. Brave fighter and one of the best prospects in Italy, EBA Super Welterweight Champion SIMONE ROTOLO has just retained a few minutes ago (11:00 pm CET, Friday 28th) his EBA Crown by unanimous points decision to South African WILLIAM GARE in Piacenza, Italy. Gare was down on 4th round and although he tried to recovered the Italian Champion cleverly dominated his opponent with an excellent mixture of rapidness, right distance and strength.
Scoring from neutral EBA officials was: Lahcen Oumghar (Holland) 118-111; Dave Parris (England) 117-111; Antonio Pasamar (Spain) 119-109. Referee was Erkki Meronen (Finland) and supervisor Gualtiero Becchetti.
THOMAS ULRICH will fight for the vacant EBA Title
One of the best prospects from Universum stable THOMAS ULRICH (Germany) will fight on July 17th for the vacant EBA Light Heavyweight Title on the big event set for Zwickau. Ulrich who among his record holds the honor to have beaten strong fighters like Yawe Davis, Gabriel Hernandez or even the controversial Graciano Rocchigiani currently stays at World # 7. The name of his Challenger is not be decided yet though some "big name" has been spreaded around Europe within the last days. Beside who is finally the man "in front" of him on July 17th for the EBA Crown Ulrich has shown his willingness and power to target all the way to the Top.
Promoter of the mega-event in Zwickau will be Universum Box-Promotions and broadcasted Europewide live by ZDF. For more info stay tuned at EURO news or www.boxing.de