European Boxing Roundup

21.09.06 - By Per Ake Persson: Jimmy Colas is out of the planned defence of the EU 154 lb title against fellow-Frenchman Christophe Canclaux on the big Abraham vs Miranda show in Wetzlar on Saturday due to illness. Replacing Colas is another Frenchman, Youkri Chentour, who take on Canclaux for the vacant title..

Russian Devi Goiya is back on as challenger for EBU supermiddle champ Mger Mkrtichian. The fight goes ahead the Konti Kasino in St Petersburg October 5. Gogiya was last week replaced by Spaniard Gabriel Campillo but is now back again.

Tough Belgian Ismail Abdoul returns to action October 5 in Prague when he takes on local hero Lubos Suda for the IBF I/C cruiserweight title. Abdoul makes no ifs and buts about that his best weight is at lightheavy but takes fights as cruiser as well and just challenged EBU champ David Haye.

WBA middle champ Javier Castillejo have signed contracts for a defence against Argentinian Mariano Carrera but no date have been set.

Jaime Pons will take on veteran Miguel Angel Pena for the vacant Spanish welterweight title December 1 in Hospitalet de Llobregeat. Pons tunes up against Freddy Blanco October 6

Interbox´s Romanian supermiddle Lucien Bute suffered a handinjury last weekend in beating James Obede Toney and is unable to fight in Copenhagen October 14.

Finnish Steel Ring promotes in Yliharma September 23 and have a three fight bill. Swedish superbantam Karl
"Kid" Jones takes on Estonian Sergey Tasimov while welterweight debutant Jarno Ruotsalainen is in against Sergey Volodin. Heavyweight Juho Haapoja face Pavel Baryshnikov.

Swiss cruiser Nuri Seferi stopped Romanian Florin Chidice last weekend but suffered an injury and is out until December.

Belgian website Ringside Belgium will shut down. Ringside Belgium have been around for seven years and covered the Belgian scene, both pros and amateurs, doing a very good job.

Article posted on 22.09.2006

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