Euro News: Buranyi Upsets Schulze, Stieglitz stops Cheka, more...

10.07.05 - by Per-Åke Persson: IBF I/C supermiddle champ Robert Stieglitz stopped Tanzanian challenger Francis Cheka on a fifth round retirement in the headliner of SESī show at the Herrenkrug. Cheka, under severe pressure, simply pulled a "no mas" but no one could blame him. Fact is I felt German referee Heinrich Muehmert should have already stepped in during the fourth when Stieglitz hit Cheka with just about everything in the book..

Hungarian Laszlo Buranyi, a very late sub who came in from his vacation, won the IBF Intīl 154 lb title on a close call after an exciting fight against German Marco Schulze. The three judges all scored it 114-113 for Buranyi with a heavy knockdown in the tenth making the difference. Schulze appeared to be in control by then as Buranyi had faded but a sneaky right hand turned things around.

Natascha Ragosina defended the WIBF I/C supermiddle title with a shutout decision over American Valery Mafood. Ragosina kept the distance, jabbed well, and showed a sharp right. Mahfood kept trying but just couldnīt get close enough.

Pick of the undercard was Ergin Solmaz brave stand against former amateur star Alexey Mazikin in a heavyweight four-rounder. The difference in class was obvious but Mazikin just couldnīt hurt his determined opponent and had a point deducted for low blows.

Making his debut as timekeeper was the now officially retired two-time EBU heavyweight challenger Rene Monse.

Andreas Sidon, badly whacked out last weekend by Alexander Dimitrenko, vows to continue his career.

Middleweight Dirk Dzemski headlines the next SES show set for Sep 17 in Ilsenburg.

Article posted on 10.07.2005

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