Euro Boxing Roundup: Sylvester on Valuev undercard, more

25.01.06 - By Per Ake Persson: EBU 160 lb champ Sebastian Sylvester will make a voluntary defence of the title April 1 in one of the featured bouts to WBA ruler Nikolai Valuev´s first title defence. Site is to be announced but Krefeld, Hannover or Braunschweig are considered..

OPI 2000´s show January 31 in Vobarno have undergone some late changes. Cruiser Giacobbe Fragomeni takes on German Rene Hubner while the Italian titlefight at bantam between Giuseppe Truono and Mercurio Ciamitario is cancelled. Armenian middle Arsen Khachatrian face Latvian Jurijs Boreiko. Bulgarian Kirkor Kirkorov is in against Frenchman Adolpe Avadja.

Panamanian site writes that it will be Ricardo Cordoba that challenge WBA bantam ruler Wladimir Sidorenko March 11 in Hamburg.

Felix-Promotion announced yesterday - Jan 24 - that Janos Nagy´s challenge against WBO 130 lb champ Jorge Barrios is on for Las Vegas March 25. The planned Nagy vs Strausov February 18 fight is thus off in order not to risk any injury.

German reports indicates that the prosecutors - after some two years of investigation - finally have pressed charges against veteran trainer Werner Papke. Papke was originally - at least in the tabloids - accused for sexual offences against at the time underaged kids.

The GBC, Global Boxing Council, is from Feb 1 based in Berlin and that should make it the first world body with headquarters in Germany. Maybe not what German boxing needs the most at the moment ...

Article posted on 25.01.2006

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