Euro Roundup: Valuev-Donald Set For Oct 1st, more...
23.08.05 - By Per Ake Persson: Russian giant Nikolai Valuev and American Larry Donald square off October 1st at the Ewe Arena in Oldenburg in an WBA eliminator. The winner will face champ John Ruiz. Valuev is currently training at high altitude in Armenia..
Italian Sport Promotions will stage WBO ruler Johnny Nelson´s defence against Vincenzo Cantatore November 16 in Rome. Sport Promotions, headed by Francesca Minardi, who is married to Cantatore, won today´s (Aug 23) purse bids in London with an offer for 160 000 USD. S P is collaborating with Loreni Boxe.
EBU fly champ Ivan Pozo makes a voluntary defence of the title against Lahcene Zemmouri September 16 in Vigo, Spain.
Ukrainian heavy Vladimir Virchis defends the WBO I/C title against Lisandro Ezequiel Diaz September 10 in Karlsruhe on the undercard to Halmich vs Rosa (WIBF fly).
US attorney and manager Michael Marley says he had now retired Swedish middle Tonton Semakala lined up for the Contender. Tonton had however by then moved back to Stockholm and turned the offer down. He then suffered a bad back injury and was forced to retire. Semakala have just begun a career as a trainer.