10.06.05 - By Per-Ake Persson: British superbantam Esham Pickering retained the EBU 122 lb title last night in Alcobendas, Spain, with a tenth round stoppage of Miguel Mallon. The Spaniard was in a close lead after six rounds but tired and was behind after nine and then floored in the tenth. On the undercard middleweight Pablo Navascues impressed with a first round knockout of Hungarian Szabolcs Rimovzsky.. Fight of the night was Franklin Teran“s points win over Wellington Vicente in a superbantam clash. In a mismatch over six saw Dutch heavy Richel Hersisia, 24-1, whack out Slovakian Vlado Szabo, 0-11, in the fourth.
Sauerland Event have announced that WBA I/C 160 lb champ Arthur Abraham will defend the title against Brit Howard Eastman July 16 in Nuremberg. Also set is Sebastian Sylvester“s challenge against EBU middleweight ruler Morrade Hakkar with Danilo Haussler vs Cristian Sanavia in the third headliner for the vacant WBA I/C 168 lb belt.
Welters Stephane Jacob and Turgay Uzun clash for the vacant WBF I/C title June 11 in Calais.
Dutchman Hans Janssen and Belgian Mike Algoet go at it again July 9 in Eindhoven with Algoet“s BeNeLux supermiddle title at stake. The favored Janssen lost an upset decision to Algoet in March. This will be the sole pro fight on an amateur card.