Euro Roundup: Michel Trabant admits doping, results from Poland

04.07.06 - By Per Ake Persson: Hammer Knockout Promotions of Poland closed the season July 1 in Kosir with a sold out show (2000+ spectators) despite fierce competition from the quarterfinals in the World Cup in football on TV. On top cruiser Pawel Kolodziej scored an easy win over Slovakian Adrian Rajkaj and won the vacant WBC Youth title. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk floored Romanian Mircea Telecam twice for a first round stoppage and lightheavy Dawid Kostecki knocked out German Andreas Guenther in the second..

Hammer Knockoutīs team of fighters will now have a summer break but will head for a training camp in the Polish mountains late July. The first show of the new season could happen August 26 but is not confirmed.

German welter Michel Trabant, who tested positive for taking an illegal substance (rumored to some kind of anabolic steroid) after winning over Marco Cattikas May 6 in Duesseldorf has confessed and admitted he is guilty and Universum have put out a press release on the matter. Trabant faces a suspension from the German Federation for a year (possibly more) and will lose his position as a mandatory challenger for EBU champ Frederik Kloseīs title. Trabant, 43-2, turned pro as a 16-year old in 1995 and won the EBU title in 2002. He put up an exellent fight against Jose A Rivera for the vacant WBA welterweight title in 2003 but lost a close call.

Croatian heavy Mario Preskar have a spot on the undercard on DKPīs big show in St Louis, MO, July 8.

Daniel Petrucci and Giamario Grassellini clash for the vacant Italian welterweight title July 14 in Rome.

Latvian heavy Edgar Kalnars is off Elite Box Promotionīs July 14 show in Potsdam so lightheavy Andreas Kempe takes centerstage on his own and face Mayala Mbungi.

Article posted on 04.07.2006

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