26.10.06 - By Per Ake Persson: German heavy Luan Krasniqi has replaced Sinan Samil Sam as mandatory challenger for EBU champ Vladimir Virchis. Krasniqi headlines the Universum show December 2 in Berlin and Virchis will make a voluntary defence on that bill. If both win, Virchis vs Krasniqi could then happen early in 2007..
WBC and WBA supermiddle champ Mikkel Kessler will along with Mogens Palle attend the WBC Convention in Croatia this weekend. According to teampalle.dk Palle will also meet with the WBC ratings committee to sort out the details for Kesslerīs mandatory defence against Librado Andrade.
Ex-WBA lightheavy champ Fabrice Tiozzo, who announced his retirement a week ago is now hinting in an interview in a French paper that he will be ready for a comeback if something interesting comes along.
WBA I/C jr middle ruler Reda Zam Zam is likely to have a tuneup on Team Palleīs show in Skive November 3 and could then be headlining a Palle show in Horsens November 24.
Congratulations to Zsolt Erdei and Anabella Stanzig del Mar to the birth of their first child. Erdei could be defending the WBO 175 lb title title January 27.
Russian middle Armen Sargsyan outscored Benjamin Odametey in Zvenigorod October 21. Odametey was floored in the ninth but got up to last the distance.
Norwegian Stonehand Promotions will have jr middle Nikita Dubunin and jr light Andreas Evensen on the undercard to Huck vs Aurino November 4 in Muhlheim an der Ruhr. Check out stonehand.no for more info.
Steel Ring Promotions in the north of Finland have two pro/am shows scheduled for December. On the Dec 2 they are in Vasa with heavyweight Juho Haapoja on top while Swedish superbantam Karl Larsson-Jones headlines in Iisalmi Dec 9.