Euro Boxing Roundup: Dzuman Takes On Monteiro For GBU Title
29.05.06 - By Per Ake Persson: Rimer Boxe won yesterday´s purse bids in Rome for EBU bantam champ Simone Maludrottu´s mandatory defence against Spaniard Karim Quibir. Date and site is to be announced. Finn Amin Asikainen, who takes on EBU 160 lb champ Sebastian Sylvester in the chief support to Valuev vs Beck June 3 in Hannover, returned home this past Saturday after a week of sparring in Latvia with among others Jurij Boreiko.. Trainer Pekka Maeki wouldn´t get into details on the tactical aspects but feel handspeed will be key factor in the fight. Team Asikainen are confident of victory and bringing the EBU belt to Finland.
Sauerland Event won the purse bids yesterday in Rome for EU 154 lb champ Jimmy Colas´ defence against Christophe Canclaux in an all-French matchup. Date and site is to be announced. Canclaux have a spot on the Valuev vs Beck bill as well.
Ex-World bantam champ Mario D´Agata celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday - May 29. D´Agata fought professionally from 1950 to 1962.
Ukrainian jr middle Roman Dzuman takes on Portugese Eugene Monteiro for the vacant GBU title June 8 in Lvov. Also on the bill is unbeaten welter Yuri Nuzhnenko.
The undercard to Steve Conway´s defence of the IBO jr middle title against Attila Kovacs June 3 in Szolnok also feature supermiddle Joszef Nagy taking on veteran Mukadi Manda.
Swedish welter Isam Khalil and trainer Leif Carlsson departed today from Stockholm for a spot on the undercard to Cauthen vs Suleymanoglu June 3 in Trenton, NJ. Khalil, 13-0-2, have been inactive since January of 2004 mainly due to the promotional difficulties that the shutdown of Modern Sports & Events.