Euro Boxing Roundup; Klose, Schulz vs Minto, More

09.11.06 - by Per Ake Persson: AMI, headed by Michel Acaries, promotes its annual mega show December 2 in Bercy - and itīs also a mega-title event. French star Brahim Asloum drops down to miniflyweight and takes on Spaniard Rafael Lozano for the vacant WBA I/C crown in what is a rematch of the Olympic finals in 2000 where Asloum won. At cruiser Valery Brudov and Luis Andres Pineda clash for the WBA interim title..

EBU supermiddle ruler Deviya Gogiya takes on Jackson Chanet, at stake is also the WBA I/C belt. Roberto Vazquez and Takefumi Sakata square off for the WBA interim title at flyweight. WBA and WIBF female jr welter champ Miriam Lamare defends against Ann Sophie Mathis, who holds the EBU title - and all three titles will be at stake. Finally, at lightheavy Rachid Kanfouah will go for the WBO I/C belt. Cruiser Jean Marc Monrose, lightweight Jean Nicolas Weigel and bantam Jerome Arnould are all on the undercard.

French welter Frederik Klose has relinquished the EBU title to concentrate on a world title shot in 2007. Kloseīs mandatory challenger, Belgian Jackson Osei Bonsu, will now fight another Frenchman, Nordine Mouchi, for the vacant title. Osei Bonsu, still rather unknown, have for some time been the man to avoid at 147.

The Axel Schulz vs Brian Minto bill at the Gerry Weber Stadion in Halle/Westfalen will be relatively small boxing wise and will consist of a total of five fights. Comebacking middle Jerry Elliott returns against Pole Andrzej Butowicz and the Jaco brothers, Adam and Aaron, take on German opponents.

German middle Sebastian Sylvester will have a final tuneup on the Sauerland show December 16 in Kempten before again taking on EBU champ Amin Asikainen early in 2007. The EBU have set November 20 as deadline for negotiations or purse bids.

Article posted on 09.11.2006

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