European Boxing Roundup: German Boxing Federation Strip Ahmet Öner's License

By Per AKe Persson: German paper Bild Zeitung wrote Friday that the German Federation, the BDB, who holds the membership to the EBU, have revoked the license from Arena Box Promotion. No exact reason is given but it´s no secret that there´s been tension all along coming to a head during recent shows in Spain and Turkey (where Arena had the Latvian Federation as supervisors)..

German welter Michel Trabant suffered an upset loss at the hands of Roman Seliverstov on the undercard to Alexander Povetkin´s knockout win over Taurus Sykes in Chekhov. Trabant, a pro at 16 (almost 17) back in 95 came off a loss against Andre Berto, and is fighting to pay off huge debts that stems from an expensive divorce and a year long suspension after a failed doping tests. Had he beaten Seliverstov a shot at the WBC Int´l title could have materialized.

WBA I/C supermiddle champ Stepjan Bozic defends the title against German Roman Aramian July 25 in Novalja, Croatia.

Czech jr middle Lukas Konecny face Brazilian Liusi Augusto Dos Santos in the headliner of a show in Brno July 29. Swiss welter Roberto Belge co-headlines against Ukrainian Vladimir Borovski. The mainbouts are televised by EuroSport.

Former heavy champ Riddick Bowe´s latest comeback attempt is now set for September 12 in Gyor, Hungary. Bowe will face Hungarian veteran Zoltan Petranyi, who is also matchmaker along with Dane Robert Larsen for the show.

Russian bantam Andrey Kostin beat Ravil Mukhamadiarov last night in Vyborg to win the vacant BBU title. It was scorded 80-71, 80-72 and 80-73.

Spanish cruiser Alejandro Lakatus, 27-4-2, a two-time challenger for the WBO lightheavy title, could only draw with Frenchman Emmanuel Feuze Friday night in Ordizia.

The heavyweight clash between Attila Levin and Gabe Brown set for July 25 in Kissimee, Florida, is off after the commission there didn´t approve it feeling that Brown was too soft an opponent for the comebacking Swede. A strange decision: Levin have one round under his belt since returning earlier this year after three years out. Levin´s next fight is now set for Karlstad, Sweden, September 5.

Article posted on 20.07.2008

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