17.10.05 – By Per Ake Persson: The Dawid Kostecki vs Ismail Abdoul WBF cruiser fight October 15 in Rzeszow drew 5500 fans to the venue who witnessed a close contest won by Kostecki, who suffered a bad injury below the left eye, on points.
It seems like EBU cruiser champ Aleksander Gourov´s mandatory defence against Brit David Haye will go ahead December 16. Haye stopped Italian Vincenzo Rossitto in two this past weekend.
Team Palle fighters Spend Abazi and Frida Wallberg are both at the moment sidelined with injuries.
Norwegian – by way of Uzbekistan – jr middle Nikita Dubunin´s prodebut in Spain this past weekend received lots of coverage in Norwegian press and TV. “It was a great performance by Nikita and his opponent – Vladimir Tazin – stood up to him all the way. He was down twice and Nikita was close to stoppage win but couldn´t quite end the fight”, says trainer Helge Waeroy. “Next fight should be October 29 in Oranienburg, my guy has trained hard for so long for his debut so we don´t want to wast any more time.”
Norwegian press is also high about big heavyweight Leif Dolonen Larsen 8-0 (8) but that might be a bit premature as the quality of opponents have been pretty low.
Ugandan lightweight Sam Rukondo, who fights out of the UK and Sweden, will next fight at the Cafe Royal in London November 17.
British middleweight Wayne Pinder, long time challenger for the EU title held by Lorenzo Di Giacomo who now have relinquished the title to go for the EBU belt, now have Spaniard Jorge Sendra as co-challenger.
Boxteam Vienna have announced something they proclaim to be the biggest event ever in Austrian boxing history November 19 at the Event-Hotel Pyramide. There will be three EBF titlefights (no names given) and Muay Thai contests on the bill.