Euro Roundup: Beyer-Sheika Undercard, Erdei vs Sahnoune, more

29.08.05 - By Per Ake Persson: WBO lightheavy champ Zsolt Erdei is now confirmed for a defence October 22 in Halle against Frenchman Medhi Sahnoune. The two were scheduled to fight in July but Erdei fell sick on the day of the fight and had to pull out..

The undercard to WBC supermiddle champ Markus Beyer´s defence against Omar Sheika September 3 in Berlin features lightheavy Kai Kurzawa, heavyweight Rene Dettweiler, cruiser debutant Yoan Pablo Hernandez and French jr middle Christophe Canclaux, who´s been sparring with Beyer and EBU welter champ Oktay Urkal and done well.

Hardpunching Dutch southpaw Hans Janssen takes on Belgian Najim Etthouali in a middleweight fight on Big Boss Boxing´s show in Rotterdam September 10. Cruiser Don Diego Poeder headlines against a not yet named opponent. Heavyweight Richel Hersisia squares off against Belorussian Vitaly Shkraba. writes that Spanish promoter Jose Luis Sousa is looking to match bantams Karim Quibir and Kiko Martinez September 23 in Leon in what is a great matchup.

Universum and Spotlight Boxing have grown and grown over the last few years - and Spotlight boss Dietmar Poszwa ackknowledges in a statement to German paper Hamburger Abendblatt that the companies are somewhat "oversized" and says that there will several "eliminators" between stablemates where only the winner will stay. One takes place in Prague September 20 when cruisers Enad Licina, 2-0, and Alex Kuziemski. 3-0, clash. According to the Abendblatt Universum and Spotlight will reduce its teams by as much as 15 boxers.

Norwegian jr welter Geir Inge Jorgensen, 21-0, is now confirmed on for SES / Viking Boxing Promotion´s show in Ilsenburg September 17. Jorgensen takes on tricky Romanian veteran Marian Leondraliu. Geir Inge will train at Brian Mathiasen´s gym in Aarhus, Denmark, to get some necessary sparring.

Berlin´s Boxtempel gym celebrates its tenth anniversary September 10 with a big party with some profights featuring lightheavy Riccardo Grassmann and jr middle Zapir Gereev.

Austrian-based Chilean welter Joel Mayo challenge IBF I/C champ Vyacheslav Senchenko September 2 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Lightheavy Lee Manuel Osie returned August 26 in Accra and won the ABU title with a points win over Adewale Abbey. Osie fights out of Spain and Germany and is managed by IFCO headed by Eva Rolle, who these days is licensed by the GBA.

Article posted on 30.08.2005

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