Euro Roundup: Tiozzo, Larsen, Haussler, more

18.01.06 - By Per Ake Persson: There is still no decision made regarding WBA 175 lb champ Fabrice Tiozzo´s next fight. Tiozzo´s promoter Michel Acaries is working towards a defence May 27 in Lyon or Paris against either Australian Paul Murdoch, whom Tiozzo should have fought in December but was forced to withdraw due to a bad cold, or mandatory challenger Silvio Branco..

EBU supermiddle champ Jackson Chanet will make a mandatory defence April 14 in Reims. Opponent is not yet announced. Chanet is also the mandatory challenger for WBA king Mikkel Kessler but Chanet´s promoter Michel Acaries feels his fighter needs a little more seasoning. "Maybe during the fall we can work something out with Team Palle" states Acaries, who also will promote the fight for the vacant EBU 147 lb title in March or April between Frederik Klose and Antonio Lauri. The winner of this fight will then take on former WBO 140 lb ruler Giovanni Parisi.

Danish supermiddle Mads Larsen and estranged manager Mogens Palle have reached an out of court settlement reports Ritzau. According to the settlement the 33-year old Larsen, inactive since October of 03 due to injuries and the contractual dispute with Palle, is now out of the contract. Palle and Larsen was to have met in court later this week.

German supermiddle Danilo Haussler returns after a injury layoff March 4 in Oldenburg on the undercard to IBF champ Arthur Abraham´s first defence of the title.

French amateur star Ali Hallab, a bantamweight who fought in the 04 Olympics, have been training at the Universum gym in Hamburg and could be joining compatriot Willy Blain at Spotlight Boxing.

Tundra vs Barcelo promotes in Leon February 18 with jr welter Hector Moreira on top in a TBA titlefight.

Franck Mezaache and Mourad Hakkar clash for the vacant French 160 lb title March 4 in Besancon.

Article posted on 19.01.2006

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