Euro Boxing Roundup: Kessler/Andrade, Valuev/Chagaev, More

22.01.07 - By Per Ake Persson: WBC / WBA supermiddle champ Mikkel Kesslerīs defence against Librado Andrade could be on for March 24 with Copenhagen as site but as Denmark play a very important soccer game against Spain the very same night - with live TV - donīt be surprised if Palm Promotions will be forced to change the date..

Next up for WBA heavy champ Nikolai Valuev is a mandatory defence against Ruslan Chagaev in what also is a Sauerland Event vs Universum showdown. It could be the giant Russian got a lucky break last night in Basel when Jameel McCline injured his knee - McCline boxed very well when the accident happend. Then again, Valuev has always shown excellent stamina - especially for a man of his size.

Innuendo Promotions of Stockholm, Sweden, are planning to do a combined thai boxing / professional boxing show at the Globen Arena in May. The Martial Arts Delegation have proven to be a lot more liberal in its interpretation of the Martial Arts law than the legislators have intended, something that may have to do with the recent political changes in Sweden.

AMI Productions, headed by Michel Acaries, announced yesterday that WBO fly champ Omar Narvaez will defend against Frenchman Brahim Asloum March 10 in Le Cannet.

Italian middle Luciano Lombardi takes on Hungarian Attila Kiss January 25 on the Piccirillo vs Jones show in Milano. Welter Antonio Lauri fight Andrei Rimer. Off the bill is German heavy Steffen Kretschmann.

Hungarian lightheavy Tamasz Popovics won the vacant WBF I/C title with a close, split decision over Laszlo Papp last night in Papa. Supermiddle Joszef Nagy beat Bernard Donfack on points after a surprisingly close fight.

Article posted on 22.01.2007

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