European Boxing Roundup: Maske/Hill Undercard, Stieglitz, Kessler, More

25.01.07 - By Per Ake Persson: The Robert Stieglitz vs Alejandro Berrrio fight for the vacant IBF supermiddle title has now been set for March 3 in Rostock and will go ahead along Amin Asikainen´s defence of the EBU title against Sebastian Sylvester ("Idi" Amin must of course first take care of Lorenzo Di Giacomo on Tuesday in Helsinki). Heavyweight Timo Hoffmann is also on the bill..

WBC Int´l welter champ Alpaslan Aguzum defends the title on the undercard to the big Virgil Hill vs Henry Maske show in Munich March 31. Heavyweight Steffen Kretschmann, like Alpaslan promoted by Arena Box Promotion, is also on the bill.

WBA and WBC supermiddle champ Mikkel Kessler has now begun training for the showdown against Líbrado Andrade March 24 in Copenhagen. Kessler did 160 rounds of sparring over six weeks for the Beyer fight last year but will do less now - and that´s probably a wise decision. The March 24 show goes ahead at the Parken Arena, a huge 40 000+ seater but will for this event be cut off to a 25 000 seater. There will be six widescreens in the venue so fans also can catch the soccer game between Spain and Denmark the very same night. HBO are likely to televise the fight and promoter Hans Henrik Palm of Palm Promotions are currently in negotiations about the terms.

It will now be American Tiffany Carter that takes on Aasa Sandell on New Sweden´s promotion in Gothenburg on Saturday. Carter, 4-0 but inactive since 2001, is hopefully a lot better than the original opponent, Scroller Carrington. Also added to the show is Romanian jr light prospect Viorel Simion, who takes on German Bihes Barakat.

Article posted on 25.01.2007

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