Euro Roundup: Sprott-Vidoz update, more...

17.07.05 - By Per-Åke Persson: EBU heavyweight champ Paolo Vidoz will take on mandatory challenger Michel Sprott from the UK in Germany with Sauerland Event promoting. The date will be either September 17 or October 1. Ukrainian, signed to Universum, Sergej Dzindziruk defends the EBU 154 lb title September 9 in Spain against Ruben Varon..

In regards of the vacant EBU 135 lb title Belorussian Yuri Romanov have been withdrawn and replaced by Italian veteran Stefano Zoff. Pole Matt Zegan, now
signed to Don King Productions, remains in the mandatory challenger spot for now although it´s likely we´ll see Zoff against the highest available challenger in the near future.

Sauerland Event won purse bids for the fight for the vacant EU 154 lb title between Alexander Sipos, fresh off a points win over Frenchman Christophe Canclaux Saturday night, and Czech, signed to SES, Lukas Konecny. Date and site is to be determined.

The promoters - Universum and OPI 2000 - behind Stipe Drews vs Silvio Branco for the vacant EBU 175 lb title have now until July 20 to come to an agreement. The
final date for agreement or purse bids have already been postponed twice.

It didn´t take long for OPI 2000, headed by Salvatore Cherchi, to put out a press release protesting against the close call for Danilo Haussler against Cristian Sanvia for the vacant WBA I/C 168 lb crown Saturday night in Nuremberg. The press release was published just hours after the fight. OPI 2000 will also officially make a protest to the WBA and demand a rematch.

Article posted on 17.07.2005

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