Euro Boxing Roundup: Klaus Peter Kohl named European Promoter Of The Year by WBO

24.10.06 - By Per Ake Persson: Former WBC cruiser champ Juan Carlos Gomez have signed with Arena Box Promotion, headed by Ahmet Oener, in Hamburg. Gomez, who like Oener fought most of his career for Universum, is now living in Los Angeles. He has been under supension in Germany for a year after testing positive for cocaine after beating Oliver McCall last year but will make his comeback on the big One-Night-Superfighter-Tournament December 1 in Melbourne. The 33-year old Gomez, npw a heavyweight, is 39-1.

Klaus Peter Kohl, who heads Universum, have been named European Promoter of the Year by the WBO while his son-in-law Dietmar Poszwa, CEO for Spotlight Boxing, have been named WBO I/C Promoter of the Year. Matchmaker Hedi Taouab got a special award from the WBO: Boxing Globetrotter of the Year 2006.

Portugese promoter Joao Pina cross the border to Spain and stage a show October 27 in Lepe with lightweight Antonio "Bento Algarvio" Bento on top of a pro/am show. Bento takes on Venezuelan Edinson Torres.

The EBU have set November 14 as deadline for purse offers for its heavyweight champ Vladimir Virchisī mandatory defence against Sinan Samil Sam. Meanwhile, Sam defends the WBC Intīl title November 10 in Hamburg against Bob Mirovic and could also be taking part in the Superfighter tournament in Australia December 1.

Danish feather Spend Abazi is now mandatory challenger for EU champ Domenico Urbano. The deadline for purse offers is November 14. Abazi, 35-1, have eased back to action during 2006 after a layoff due to injuries.

German heavy Timo Hoffmann is now trained by Uwe Schuster. Hoffmann face stablemate Cengiz Koc November 4 in Muhlheim an der Ruhr in a crossroads fight. Big Timo was for his last few fights trained by Manfred Wolke.

Article posted on 24.10.2006

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