Euro Boxing Roundup: Povetkin-Dimitrenko, Botha-Hoffmann Undercard, More
By Per Ake Persson: Russian heavy Alexander Povetkin has pulled out of the fight against Ukrainian Alexander Dimitrenko with the vacant EBU title at stake. The deadline for purse bids or agreement was tomorrow - according to Sauerland Eventīs CEO the decision to pull Povetkin out was because they didnīt have any TV date before August 29. Dimitrenko will now face highest available challenger which could be Commonwealth champ Martin Rogan..
SES Boxing has announced a rematch between Robert Stieglitz and Lukas Wilaschek as the chief support to Botha-Hoffmann May 15 in Magdeburg. Stieglitz won the first fight on a split decision in what was for the vacant WBC Intīl belt.
WBA light fly champ Brahim Asloum will have his first fight since December of 07 April 27 in Cannet-Cote dīAzur and face Mexican Humperto Pool in a non-title encounter over ten rounds. The fight goes out live for a fee of 3,80 EUR over brahimasloum.com
Marco Huck defends the EBU cruiserweight title May 9 in Bamberg against Ukrainian Vitaly Rusal. In the chief support EE-EU jr middle champ Alexander Abraham will face Magomed Abdurakhmedov from Russia but fighting out of the Czech Republic. Heavies Cengiz Koc and Oleg Platov are again on the bill but if they actually will get in the ring remains to be seen - itīs an interesting matchup though between two guys who early on promised a lot but have failed to deliver.
Former cruiser champ Jean Marc Mormeck makes his debut as a heavyweight July 11 in Paris. In the headliner EBU lightweight king Anthony Mezaache defends the title against Ukrainian Andrei Kudriavtsev.
Undefeated Belgian Stephane Jamoye challenge WBC Youth bantam champ Pungluang Sor Singyu May 9 in Loncin. In the chief support jr light Ermano Fegatilli clash with Spaniard Jesus Escalona Garcia.
Pole Rafael Jackiewicz have relinquished the EBU welter title to concentrate on a possible IBF eliminator. Belgian Jackson Osei Bonsu and Italian Gianluca Branco are co-challengers for the vacant title.
Juergen Haeck and Kobe Vanderkhove battled to a technical draw Friday night in Gent in a fight for the Belgian welterweight title. On the undercard tough journeyman Ismail Abdoul returned after a spell behind bars and stopped Giovanni Jemma in the fifth.