Euro Roundup: Palatis vs Sprott, Povetkin vs Bango, more

15.02.06 - By Per Ake Persson: It will be veteran Antoine Palatis that takes on Brit Michael Sprott February 18 in Edinburgh for the vacant EU heavyweight title. Palatis is not rated but the EBU have made an exception as none of the rated challengers were available or wanted this fight..

Bulgarian Borislava Goranova have replaced Marischa Sjauw as opponent for WIBF jr middle titleholder Heidi Hartmann March 4 in Oldenburg. Russian heavy Alexander Povetkin, 6-0, is likely to get a fine test from Nigerian Richard Bango on the undercard. The show is headlined by IBF 160 lb ruler Arthur Abraham, who takes on Australian Shannon Taylor. Cruiser Marco Huck square off against American Ehinomen Ehikhamenor.

Check out the new design at Universum / Spotlight Boxing´s site If you checked Spotlight´s space yesterday Kazachstan Olympic silver medallist Gennady Golovkin was listed as one of their fighters - hours later he was gone ...

The Ismail Abdoul vs Don Diego Poeder fight for the vacant EU cruiser title is postponed until April 23 and will now take place in Gent.

IBO middle champ Raymond Joval is sidelined with a neck injury and is recuperating back home in the Netherlands.

French jr middle Christophe Canclaux will take on Serbian, based in Britain, Geard Ajetovic, March 18 in Monte Carlo.

Middleweight Khoren Gevor headlines Spotlight Boxing´s show March 7 in Cuxhaven. Also on the bill is hardpunching heavy Denis Boytsov.

Finn Jyrkki "Wolfman" Vierela, last seen in 2001 at jr welter, will return March 11 in Espoo.

Article posted on 15.02.2006

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