News: Euro Boxing; Yader Escobar; Luis Perez; Brian Mihtar

By Per Ake Persson: With WBC cruiser champ Giacobbe Fragomeni "sidelined" with a defence against Zsolt Erdei on November 21 in Kiel this might just leave Herbie Hide and Krzysztof Wlodarzcyk to battle it out for an interim title. A decision on the matter might come on the upcoming WBC convention.

Russian heavy Alexander Povetkin will indeed fight for the IBF Interim title - opponent is Eddie Chambers, who however is in a position as mandatory challenger with the WBO and was selected by K 2 to fight IBF and WBO king Wladimir Klitschko. If Chambers - a clear loser to Povetkin in a IBF eliminator - will decline then Samuel Peter is next in line..

The fight for the vacant EBU supermiddle title between Mads Larsen and Dimitri Sartison could be heading for a postponement, writes JP in Denmark, and not go ahead until January of next year. Palm Promotions, headed by Hans Henrik Palm, that won the purse bids states that Larsen is in good shape but not in the kind of condition one needs for this kind of fight. However, if a postponement is allowed by the EBU Board remains to be seen.

Former EBU welter champ Hans Henrik Palm also reveals to JP that he intends to enter the boxing business for real now. Palm previously promoted Mikkel Kessler vs Librado Andrade in Copenhagen but then went back to work in the real estate business. Palm Promotions also hold the right to stage Lolenga Mock vs Mehdi Bouadla for the vacant EU title but no site or date have been given for that one either.

WBF heavyweight champ Francois Botha will now fight German-based Cuban Pedro "lLa Estrella" Carrion October 24 in Dessau after veteran Willi Fischer has pulled out due to a shoulder injury. Carrion was a big star in the amateurs but never had same impact in the pros. The 39-year old returned earlier this year after two years out and has fought twice beating very soft opponents. Still, he´s a big man with long reach and will give the aging champion some problems - but probably not enough to beat him. Botha is the consumate veteran; he knows exactly what he can do and what he can´t.

German heavy Steffen Kretschmann is sidelined with the flu and is off the fight against Cisse Salif October 24 in Cuxhaven. He´s replaced by stablemate Konstantin Airich, who´s in tough against the much bigger, hardpunching Salif.

October 27 marks the 60th anniversary since the great Marcel Cerdan crashed with an airplane on his way to the US and rematch against Jake LaMotta in an attempt to regain the World Middleweight title. It´s of course remembered by the Marcel Cerdan Heritage. Check out for more info.

VMG Worldwide Middleweight Boxing Contender Brian “The Lion” Mihtar Returns to the Ring

October 14, 2009 - Atlanta, GA - VMG Worldwide, Inc., is one of the world’s most preeminent and diversified sports and entertainment companies, is proud to announce that prominent client and highly regarded middleweight professional boxer, Brian “The Lion” Mihtar (10-1-9 KO’s) will make his return to the ring on Friday November 13, 2009 at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan. The powerful Mihtar will square off against Raynard Darden of Detroit, Michigan on a card that will be promoted by Carlos Llinas of Clip Boxing. Recently, Mihtar took some time away from the ring to deal with some health related issues, now he feels great and seeks to continue his aggressive journey to
the top of the middleweight division.

IBF Youth Champ Escobar ready for action

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA (OCTOBER 15, 2009)--Minimum weight boxer Yader Escobar (20-2, 14 kos) is scheduled to return to action this Saturday Oct 17th in a fight card promoted by Nicaraguan promotion company PRODESA. Escobar, is a highly touted Nicaraguan prospect in a country that already boasts two current world champions in that same weight class: WBA champ Roman Gonzalez (24-0, 20 kos) and interim WBC champ Juan Palacios (26-2, 21 kos).

Escobar, who is well ranked in various world boxing organizations (IBF #4, WBO #5, WBA #7 and WBC #12), will be facing tough fellow countryman Marlon Chavarria in a bout scheduled for 8 rounds. Chavarria has ample international experience having fought in countries such as Costa Rica and Panama and boasts a spectacular victory over then #3 ranked Venezuelan WBA fighter, Carlos Luis Campos.

Escobar vs. Chavarria is the third bout in importance in a fight card that will feature 13 bouts. Also participating in this fight card will be two time former IBF world champ Luis Perez, world ranked fighters Alvaro Perez and Evert Briceno, as well as some of the top prospects of Nicaragua. The fight card will be transmitted live via web cast thru as well as differed thru

Escobar, who is coming off a victory over former world title challenger Eddie Castro in a fight for the IBF Youth championship, will be fighting for the fifth time this year. A victory here could propel him into a world title opportunity in the first semester of 2010.

Former World Champ Luis Perez returns October 17th

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA (OCTOBER 15TH, 2009)--After more than a year of inactivity, two time former IBF world champ Luis Perez (25-3, 16 kos) returns to action in his home country of Nicaragua against fellow countryman Sergio Gomez (13-5, 9 kos). Perez will see action for the first time since his unsuccessful bid to become a champion in three different weight classes when he lost against Panamanian fighter Ricardo Cordoba in an attempt to gain the interim WBA super bantamweight title.

Perez vs. Gomez will be the headline of a big 13 bout fight card set up by Nicaraguan promotion company PRODESA in memory of former HOF boxer Alexis Arguello (RIP). Also participating in this fight card will also be world ranked fighters: Alvaro Perez (18-1-1, 12 kos), Evert Briceno (30-5-1, 25 kos) and Yader Escobar (20-2, 14 kos).

Article posted on 15.10.2009

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