Euro Boxing Roundup

26.10.05 – By Per Ake Persson: Former EBU welter champ Christian Bladt, who´s lost four out of five the last two years fighting on the road, has come to terms with Team Palle and makes his debut November 4 in Silkeborg. Bladt takes on Belrussian Marat Khuzeev. Khuzeev was originally to have fought Reda Zam Zam, who now will square off against Italian Alessio Furlan.. Lightweight Martin Kristjansen fight Bulgarian Kirkor Kirkorov while supermiddle Rudy Markussen is off the bill due to a back injury.

WBO I/C welter champ Jan Zaveck face Frenchman Sergé Vigne in a non-title fight Friday (Oct 29) night in Oranienburg on the Ragosina vs Mwakasanga (WIBF supermiddle) bill. Zaveck will defend the belt December 13 in Soelten, Austria. Also on the Oranienburg show is Universum-signed cruiser Pavel Melkomian who is in against Rene Huebner.

Firat Arslan defends the WBO I/C cruiser crown November 15 in Goeppingen. French jr welter prospect Willy Blain is also on the bill.

Tickets are now on sale for WBC supermiddle champ Markus Beyer´s defence December 10 at the 8000-seater “Arena” in Leipzig. Check out boxen.com for more info.

Italian jr welter Giuseppe Lauri is the mandatory challenger for EBU 140 lb champ Junior Witter. His brother Antonio is already in the same position at 147.

Belgian supermiddle prospect Michael Henrotin have been added to November 1 show in Izegem. French lightheavy Kamel Amrane and hardpunching welter Jackson Bonsu Osei tops the bill.

The Torrevieja Boxing Club in Spain might postpone it´s planned November 19 show to December 3. Norwegian superbantam Reidar Walstad is lined up to fight Venezuelan Manuel Sequero.

The Swedish Ministre of Justice have now – finally – made it´s proposal to change the law that prohibits professional boxing in this country since 1970. As previously indicated the changes will make sure to include K 1 and other martial arts that were non-existing in Sweden a few decades ago. Not that they will be banned – and proboxing will be sort of allowed – but have to be according to the law “safe”. In the case of boxing that means as safe as amateurboxing with thicker gloves, headgears (or no punches to the head), shorter distances etc. The new law could be in effect as early as October of next year.

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