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10.06.05 - By Per-Ake Persson: Ricardo Mayorga vs Michele Piccirillo for the vacant WBC 154 lb is a distinct possibility for the near future. -Itīs 90% certain, says Christian Cherchi of OPI 2000, who promotes Piccirillo, but when is not clear at this moment although August 13 have been mentioned. Piccirillo is also the official challenger for EBU champ Sergej Dzindziruk but that fight - originally scheduled for June 18 - is postponed as Dzindziruk is injured..

Croatian Stepjan Bozic won the vacant WBF 168 lb title this weekend with a close, 115-112 on all cards, decision over Australian Nader Hamdan, June 3 in Zagreb. Hamdan was down in the eighth. The event went out live on national TV and did well but the turnout in the arena was hurt by a soccergame featuring the Croatian team.

The TWBA 168 lb clash between Manda Mukadi and Finn Kai Kauramaki, planned for June 10 in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast, has been cancelled for unclear reasons. Kauramaki will now get a six-rounder on the Jannax Promotionīs show in Porvoo June 18. Opponent is to be announced.

Belgian puncher Jackson Osei Bonsu will now face Hungarian Janos Petrovics June 11 in Charleroi in his first defence of the IBC 147 lb title. Bonsu was to have fought Belorussian Sasha Shnip who has pulled out with an injury.

There will be a good show in Lugano, Switzerland, June 25, topped by jr welter Giuseppe Lauri defending the IBF I/C title against Hungarian Laszlo Komjathi. Giuseppeīs brother Antonio takes on Pole Slawomir Ziemlewicz at welter. Cruiser prospect Loris Emiliani goes for the vacant IBF Youth title against Russian Dmitry Lyakhovski.

French jr middle Christophe Cancleaux, once signed to Don King Productions, returns tomorrow (June 10) after almost 18 months out against Slovakian Richard Remen. Canclaux was upset by Jimmy Colas in his last outing.

Vincenzo Imparato defends the Italian supermiddle title June 10 in Gallarate against Lorenzo Cosseddu.

Article posted on 10.06.2005

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