Ruiz/Chagaev: At the scales in Cologne

By Per Ake Persson: November 17, Cologne, Germany: John "the Quiet Man" came in 238 lbs / 108 kg fully dressed at today´s weigh-in in Cologne for tomorrow´s WBA eliminator at the Burg-Wachter Castello in Duesseldorf. His opponent Ruslan "White Tyson" Chagaev scaled 229,25 lbs / 104 kg. There were no staredowns as the two posed for the cameras, shook hands and left..

WBO I/C champ Aleksander Dimitrenko weighed 249,25 /113,0, and his much shorter opponent Billy Zumbrun was almost the same at 240,25 / 109.

WIBF supermiddle Natascha Ragosina was right on the limit at 168. Her opponent, Scroller Carrington, came in at 163,25 / 74,0.

Dominican heavy Fernely Feliz, 227,75 / 101 kg, takes on Russian Daniel Peret, who was present at the weighin in a swingbout on the seven fight bill.

Spotlight Boxing returns to the Universum Gym in Hamburg on Tuesday (Nov 21). At supermiddle Hungarian Karoly Balszay square off against Czech Michal Bilak in a crossroads fight for both. Heavyweight Gbenga Oloukun is in against used up French veteran Antoine Palatis while jr light Vitali Tajbert face Argentinain Fabian Valentin Martinez. Headlining is middleweight Sebastian Zbik fighting Brazilian Jose Hilton dos Santos.

Slovenian welter Jan Zaveck have apparently had his US plans fall through and is now looking to return to SES in Germany.

The Martial Arts Delegation in Sweden have decided on the applications from New Sweden Boxing Promotions and Sauerland Event to stage promotional boxing events. The decisions, which are final, won´t be made public until November 27 - at the earliest. This is because the Delegation is to hand out what is more or less a verdict that will set a standard for a long time forward.

Danish heavy Claus Bertino gets Brazilian Thiago Vazquez as opponent on the Zam Zam vs Miranda bill November 24 in Copenhagen. Cruiser Anders Hugger face another Brazilian in Elvesio Sobral. Jr middle Thomas Povlsen fight Belgian Carlos Schram. Team Palle have advertised a very busy 2007 that marks the 50th anniversary for veteran Mogens Palle - that is 50 years in boxing for the 70+ still going strong veteran. Already in the works for the new year is a defence by WBA / WBC 168 lb champ Mikkel Kessler vs Librado Andrade, a IBF titlefight for featherweight Spend Abazi and a possible world titleshot for hot jr middle Reda Zam Zam.

Swedish heavy Aldo Colliander could be facing Russian Dennis Bahktov in Ekaterinburg December 3 for the WBO A-P title.

It seems like Amin Asikainen´s defence against German Sebastian Sylvester could be heading for purse bids as P 3 Boxing / Well done wants the fight for Finland while Sauerland Event wants it for one of their shows in Germany.

Article posted on 18.11.2006

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