Euro Boxing Roundup; Maske vs Hill, More

24.08.06 - By Per Ake Persson: Virgil Hill vs Henry Maske was announced yestersday (Aug 23) at a press conference in Munich. It will be a non-title fight fought at a weight somewhere between the lightheavy and cruiser limit. As for the date German news agency dpa writes that it will be at the end of February or the beginning of March next year at the Olympia Halle in Munich where Hill beat Maske back in 96..

Felix-Promotion in Hungary have today officially announced that EBA supermiddle champ Joszef Nagy will defend the title in Szentes September 9 against Brit Darren Rhodes. WBO I/C feather champ Andres Meszaros co-headlines. Opponent for him havenīt been announced yet.

It will be South African Andile Tshongolo that takes on WBO number two middle Khoren Gevor September 19 in Cuxhaven. Also on the bill are prospects Vitalij Tajbert and Sebastian Kober.

Steel Ringīs show in Kemi, Finland, September 2 features three profights. Jr middle Mika Joensuu takes on Estonian Dimitri Protkunas. Norwegian superbantam Reidar Walstad is in against Sergej Tasimov and supermiddle Harri Okkonen square off against Andrey Tolstykh. VIP hostess is local celebrity and ex-model Jasmin Mantyla.

Ex-WBA and bantam champ Johnny Bredahl is having cold feet about continuing his comeback, writes Ekstrabladet. Bredahl says in the article he has lost desire. The soon to be 38-year old ex-champ retired in the fall of 2004 due to continued hand problems but came back in March of 06 and looked relatively good in beating Russian Alexander Fedorov.

Norwegian jr welter Geir Inge Jorgensen is back home but will return to the US September 2 for final preparations for his fight in Detroit, MI, September 23. Jorgensen, 22-0, have for various reasons been out of the ring since September of last year.

EU heavy champ Michael Sprott has Frenchman Steve Herelius as official challenger.

Article posted on 24.08.2006

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