31.08.06 – By Per Ake Persson: WBC Int´l heavy champ Sinan Samil has accepted a position as mandatory challenger for EBU titleholder Wladimir Virchis. Sam and Virchis are both promoted by Universum. Universum´s show in Halle/Saale October 21 will also feature Russian supermiddle Denis Inkin and newly crowned German welter champ Norman Schuster. Already on the bill are supermiddles Mario Veit and Jurgen Brahmer and WBO jr middle champ Sergey Dzindziruk..
Anita Christensen takes on Nadja Hockmi for the vacant WBC and WBA female bantam titles on Team Palle´s big show October 14 in Copenhagen.
Florida-based Swedish cruiser Ismael Koné, 10-1, has decided to retire. Koné´s career never really took off. He turned pro in 98 but quickly got into managerial problems and was inactive from 2000 through 2004. Ismael came back in 04 but various deals with possible managers fell through.
Check out stonehand.no for an update on Norwegian pros Nikita Dubunin, Andreas Evensen and their manager Helge Waeroy.