21.06.05 - By Per-Åke Persson: French paper Le Monde writes today that police is investigating a number of the first rate pros for use of illegal substances. There are no charges brought but according to the paper police is looking into deliveries of pharmacy products to a company named Starvision, which is managed by the wife of Louis Acaries, whose brother Michel is the most successful promoter in France.. Mr Acaries denies in the article all connection with anything illegal. This investigation is apparently linked with another where horse racing is looked into.
EBU bantam champ Simone Maludrottu takes on mandatory challenger Karim Quibir from Spain July 16 in Olbia.
Heavyweight Joe Pudar saw his planned Euro debut planned for June 18 in Finland go up in smoke when the sponsor for the fight pulled out. Pudar will now return in September on a big event in Serbia.
EBU 130 lb champ Boris Sinitsin´s defence against Scotsman Alex Arthur setfor Edinburgh July 9 have been postponed until July 23 due to marketing reasons.
Israeli heavy Roman Greenberg takes on Frenchman Mamadou Sacko July 20 in Monte Carlo. Topping the bill are two WBA I/C titlefights. Lightheavy Yuri Barashian takes on Italian Massimiliano Saiani while Sergei Gulyakevich face Tontcho Tontchev at jr lightweight.