Euro Boxing Roundup: Boytsov, Zbik, More

18.01.07 - By Per Ake Persson: Russian heavyweight Denis Boytsov takes on South African Sam Ugobane on the Erdei vs Santiago show January 27 in Duesseldorf. Hungarian supermiddle Karoly Balczay is in against veteran Soon Botes, who also from South Africa. Spotlight Boxing promotes in Stuttgart February 16 with a new TV partner: ProSieben, a network based in Munich. Headlining is middleweight Sebastian Zbik, who takes on Panamanian Alfonso Mosquera for the WBO I/C title..

Co-headlining is an internal Spotlight eliminator between female flies Susi Kentikian and Carolina Alvarez. Heavyweight Sebastian Kober and featherweight Vitali Tajbert are featured on the undercard. Spotlight will still have shows televised by EuroSport but there will be fewer of them

Polish Hammer Knockout Promotions is getting ready for a busy 2007. "Tomasz Hutkowski and Lukasz Janik, both cruisers that we co-promote with Sauerland Event fight on the Valuev vs McCline show in Basel January 20" says Andrew Wasilewski, who heads Hammer Knockout. "Then on February 10 we have a show of our own in Radom with Pawel Kolodziej, who we also co-promote with Sauerland, defending the WBC Youth cruiser title. On February 24 our IBC heavy champ Tomasz Bonin defends the title in Glogow."

What about IBF cruiser champ Krzysztof Wlodarczk? "We are waiting for a decision from the IBF if there will be an immediate rematch with Stan Cunningham or if we can do a voluntary defence. I donīt want to comment on any of the rumors circulating before the IBF have made their decision."

Article posted on 19.01.2007

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