Euro roundup: Tiozzo, Markussen, more

19.09.05 - By Per Ake Persson: WBA 175 lb champ Fabrice Tiozzo defends his title on December 5 in Bercy. On the same show stablemate Brahim Asloum goes for the WBA 112 lb belt against Luis Parra. Universum / Spotlight Boxing´s series of "eliminators" begin today (Sep 20) in Prague with a very good matchup at lightheavy between Enad Licina and Aleksyi Kuzmemsky.. September 28 in Hamburg heavies Bagrat Ohanyan and Valery Chechenev clash. Down the road we might see a fight at jr welter between Mohammed Abduallev and Andreas Kotelnik. Females Ina Menzer and Silke Weickenheimer might also clash - these last two are not done deals yet though.

EBU fly champ Ivan Pozo, fresh off a ko win against Lahcene Zemmouri Friday (Feb 16) night, will next take on mandatory challenger Bernard Inom. Date and site is to be announced but respected Spanish website Espabox writes the fight will go ahead in Madrid in November.

Danish supermiddle Rudy Markussen takes on South African Mpush Makambi September 30 in Slagelse in a non-title eight-rounder. Promoter Bettina Palle, interviewed in BT, states that it´s possible to match Markussen vs WBA champ Mikkel Kessler in a big PPV event later this year.

Italian Simone Maludrottu defends the EBU 118 lb title October 21 in Olbia against Belgian challenger Carmelo Ballone.

EBU 160 lb challenger Lorenzo Di Giacomo tunes up for his November 12 meeting with champ Sebastian Sylvester September 24 against Hungarian Roland Horvath. Rosanna Conti Cavini promotes.

Unbeaten Norwegian jr welter Geir Inge Jorgensen, 22-0, expects to have his visa problems solved at the end of this month and hopes to be featured in his first ten-rounder November 4 in Detroit.

LA-based Swedish jr middle Peter Nylund returns to action October 14 in Ontario, CA. Opponent is to be announced.

Heavyweight Oleg Platov headlines Alain Vanaeckere´s show in Namur (Belgium) October 8. Supermiddle Djamel Selini, currently in Poland sparring with WBC 175 lb ruler Tomasz Adamek, is also on the bill. Vanaeckere will also promote in Liege October 14 with supermiddle Michel Henrotin and jr middle Cedric Charlier.

Article posted on 19.09.2005

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