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European Boxing Roundup: Ustinov-Boswell on Klitschko Arreola card; Kessler-Perdomo, Jones-Brudov, More

By Per Ake Persson: WBA cruiser champ Guillermo Jones will finally defend the title he won almost a year ago in Germany with a tko win over Firat Arslan. Jones will take on Russian Valery Brudov October 24 in Canne Cote dīAzur, France, with AMI Production promoting.

Matchproom Promotions in the UK will stage the fight for the vacant EBU heavyweight title between Albert Sosnowski and Paolo Vidoz at a date to be announced. The parties, Matchroom and OPI 2000, came to an agreement before purse bids were held..

Arena Box Promotion have fighters in action on both sides of the Atlantic September 18. In Castellon, Spain, heavies Steffen Kretschmann and Konstantin Airich as well middleweight Mahir Oral return after losses last time out. In Miami, the same night, Cuban superbantam Guillermo Rigondeaux face Giovanni Andrade, a very experienced opponent for a 2-0 pro.

WBA supermiddle champ Mikkel Kessler will have Ricard Olsen as chief cornerman on Saturday in Herning when he take on Gusmyl Perdomo. Olsen has trained Mikkel for his entire career but for the training camp in Berlin for this fight Kessler has had Jimmy Montoya as trainer. As cutman Mikkel as always will use "Irish" Paddy Byrne.

Babilon Promotions are not the biggest on the Polish scene but they are certainly the busiest. On their show in Jozefow September 20 cruisers Krzysztof Glowacki and Lukasz Rusiewicz headline in a scheduled six-rounder.

Spanish flyweight veteran Rafael Lozano continues to plug away and face Brazilian Reginaldo Martins Carvalho September 25 in Cordoba.

Jr light prospect Romain Jacob, from the famous fighting Jacob family, will have his first fight of the new season October 9 in Calais.

Universum Box Promotion stage an open day in their famous gym at Waldoerfer street in Hamburg September 20. Both Universum and Spotlight Boxing fighters and trainers are to be in attendance and itīs all a part of Universumīs 25th anniversary.

Two Hungarian fighters fighting in Hungary but a Slovakian title at stake? Yes, thatīs what took place September 4 in Bekes when middleweight Zoltan Surman won a technical decision over Gabor Balogh with the Slovakian International title at stake. Itīs possible since both men are licensed in Slovakia.

K 2 East bring big heavyweight Alexander Ustinov to Los Angeles September 26 and a spot on the undercard to Klitschko vs Arreola. Ustinov will face Cedric Boswell in what will be an interesting test for Ustinov.

Article posted on 09.09.2009



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