Euro Roundup: Haussler off Klitschko-Peter card, more...
15.09.05 - By Per Ake Persson: German supermiddle Danilo Haussler has suffered an elbow injury and is off the Klitschko vs Peter bill September 24. Danilo was to have fought Johnny Vargas. Sauerland Event will now bring in young heavy Rene Dettweiler, 13-0 (6), who have the same trainer as Haussler in Manfred Wolke..
Change of opponents again for Norwegian jr welter Geir Inge Jorgensen, who now will take on Slovakian Patrik Prokopecs on the Dzemski vs Klinesmith show September 17 in Ilsenburg. Superbantam Reidar Walstad also have a new opponent and square off against Marek Moticka, also from Slovakia.
Ukrainian cruiser Aleksander Gourov might defend the WBA I/C title mid-October in Marioupol before taking on Brit David Haye in a defence of the EBU crown.
German heavy Luan Krasniqi recommended me to ask trainer Torsten Schmitz about changes made in his style since he took over. I did and Torsten replies:
"Luan is not the easiest character. However, in the past four fights and during the long preparations we found a common basis to build our partnership on."
Krasniqi added: "In boxing it is necessary to understand the man behind the fighter. To understand him means to follow his way. Torsten tries to make a connection with me even during a fight. I do thank him very much for this effort."
Belorussian lightweight Yuri Romanov fights Brit Graham Earl in a 12-round non-title bout in London October 7.