16.06.05 - By Per-┼ke Persson: Danish media reports that Int┤l Entertainment, the company behind Team Palle, suffered a huge financial loss for 2004. Palle also had a rough year in 2003 and it┤s a fact that professional boxing in Scandinavia struggles despite several big names and good prospects around..
Supermiddle Rudy Markussen have joined the growing (?) list of possible challengers for WBC ruler Markus Beyer┤s defence September 3. Markussen takes on ex-champ Hacine Cherifi tomorrow (June 17) in Aarhus. The Dane have previously lost to Sven Ottke in Germany but beaten Danilo Haussler and is thus a well known force - and with his punching power he is probably not the first name on the list.
IBF I/C 168 lb titlist Robert Stieglietz defends against Tanzanian Francis Cheka July 9 in Magdeburg. This is the headliner of SES┤ big show that feature Gotthard Hinteregger vs Marco Schulze (IBF I/C 154) and Natascha Ragosina vs Valerie Mahfood (WIBF I/C supermiddle) as chief supports.
Spanish superbantam Kiko Martinez takes on Portugese veteran Manuel Gomez for the TWBA 122 lb title July 15 in Torrevieja.
Tundra vs Barcelo promotes in Leon June 17 and in Mostoles June 18. Jr welter Hector Moreira defends the Spanish title against David Pulido in Leon while jr light Jose Fuente tops the bill in Mostoles.
Middleweight Khoren Gevor takes on Mexican Gustavo Magallanes June 28 in Cuxhaven on Spotlight Boxing┤s show there. Supermiddle Malik Dziarra will again face Brit Nathan King. Dziarra lost their first fight in the UK and needs to set the record straight.