Euro Boxing Roundup: Sidorenko To Defend Title Against Lopez
07.11.05 - By Per-Ake Persson: WBA bantam champ Wladimir Sidorenko will finally get to defend his title on November 26, in Leverkusen, after two postponements for fights in Japan; first, he himself was injured and then his opponent. In Leverkusen, Sidorenko will face Venezuelan Jose de Jesus Lopez. Topping the bill is Maselino Masoe's defence of the WBA 160 lb title against Felix Sturm.. Fight of the night though will surely the WBA I/C clash at jr welter between Muhammad Abduallev and Andreas Kotelnik. Also in featured bouts are welters Michel Trabant and Mark Suarez, in an IBF eliminator and supermiddles Jurgen Brahmer vs Henry Porras.
Former EBU fly and bantam champ David Guerault takes on Brit Martin Power December 3 in Dombasle for the vacant EU 118 lb title.
Czech jr middle Lukas Konecny kept busy with an unanimous points win over Polish southpaw Andrzej Butowicz last night (Nov 6) in Prague.
Heavyweight Rene Dettweiler face Belorussian Roman Suchoterin on the undercard to Sam vs Maskaev November 12 in Hamburg. Jr middle Alexander Abraham square off against Frenchman Sylvain Gomis and middleweight Mahir Oral takes on Christophe Karagoz.
Swedish middle Manjie Conteh have announced his retirement after the loss to James Moore this past weekend. Conteh, a good but not topclass amateur, goes out at 5-6 in a career that never really took off.
Romanian lightweight Vasile Dragomir will now face Bulgarian Assen Vasiliev for the vacant EBF 135 lb title November 19 in Vienna.