Euro Boxing Roundup: Abraham-Miranda Undercard, Felix Sturm, More

05.09.06 - By Per Ake Persson: Former EBU middle champ Sebastian Sylvester takes on Frenchman Frank Mezaache for the vacant WBA I/C title in the chief support to Abraham vs Miranda September 23 in Wetzlar. This one was to have been on the postponed Oldenburg show as well. Also on the bill are Jimmy Colasī defence of the EU 154 lb title against Christophe Canclaux, supermiddles Vitaly Tsypko and Stepjan Bozic clash over eight and heavies Alexander Povetkin and Oleg Platov are featured in separate bouts scheduled over eight with opponents to be announced.. Platovīs planned fight against IBF I/C ruler Henry Akinwande will now go ahead in November. Also on the bill are Norwegians Nikita Dubunin and Andreas Evensen.

Ex-WBA middleweight ruler Felix Sturm returns after the loss against Javier Castillejo November 18 in Duesseldorf. WIBF feather champ Ina Menzer is in the chief support - if she beats Leli Luz Flores on Saturday in Magdeburg that is.

EBU lightheavy king Stipe Drvis defends the title December 2 in Berlin. Drvisī mandatory challenger is his stablemate at Universum, Thomas Ulrich.

Austria-based Chilean Joel Mayo returns home after three straight losses over here and headlines a small show September 8 in Santiago.

Look for Swede Robert Nordman, at cruiser in his last outing in 2004, to return as a middleweight during the fall in the US. Nordman, 3-3-1, wants to close out his career with a profight in Sweden.

Article posted on 06.09.2006

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