Euro Boxing Roundup: Dimitrenko To Fight Calloway on Jan 7

23.11.05 - By Per Ake Persson:Newly crowned EBU 168 lb champ Jackson Chanet, who also won an EBU eliminator when beating Vitaly Tsypko, is according to not interested in fighting WBA ruler Mikkel Kessler in a year. Chanet's promoter Michel Acaries have now a somewhat different though: "After Kessler vs Lucas January 14 we'll see what the situation is."

IBO jr middle champ Mihaly Kotai fights a non-title ten-rounder in Nottingham December 2.

Ukrainian heavy Alexander Dimitrenko takes on American Rob Calloway on Universum's show in Munich January 7. Trainer Fritz Sdunek feels Aleksander is almost as good as Wladimir Klitschko but stills needs a little more seasoning before going after the big names.

Dimitri Sartison and Alexander Awidjan clash for the Int'l German 168 lb title in the co-feature.

Sergey Dzindziruk, who just vacated the EBU 154 lb title, is expected to take on WBO champ Daniel Santos already December 3 in Magdeburg but it's not a done deal yet.

German supermiddle Danilo Haussler will have surgery on his left elbow November 30. The WBA I/C champ have had problems with the arm for some time now.

Austrian jr middle Gotthard Hinteregger takes on Hungarian Joszef Matolcsi December 9 for WBF title left vacant by Brice Faradji. While both are fairly limited their two previous fights have been exciting with a win each. Matolsci scored a come from behind ko-win the first time around and Hinteregger took a controversial - as he in dubious as he knew the scorcards all along - points win the second time around. As for Brice Faradj - itīs reported he relinquished the WBF crown for a position as mandatory challenger to the winner of Hinteregger vs Matolsci.

Article posted on 23.11.2005

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