Per Ake Persson: Dmitri Sartison, 21-0, steps in for Jurgen Brahmer and fights Pablo Daniel Zamora Nieves tomorrow night in Halle an der Saale. As for why Brahmer pulled out German media have been informed by Universum that it is because of illness in the family. The show still shapes up insterestingly with the European debut of Colombian puncher Santander Silgado, 11-0 (11) as a possible highlight on the undercard.. EBU lightheavy champ Thomas Ulrich is the favourite against Yuri Barashian but the Ukrainian southpaw is in with a good chance against the sometimes erractic German.
German Bild Zeitung reveals today the plans (dreams) for a giant event in Berlin this fall. There are many many pieces that must fall into place though. First, Wladimir Klitschko must beat Sultan Ibragimov, then his brother Vitali must make a successful comeback. If both options occur we might see Wladimir Klitschko vs Alexander Povetkin and Vitali Klitschko vs the winner of Peter vs Maskaev in Berlin this fall. Possible? Well, it´s not impossible, is it?
The scheduled deadline for purse bids or agreement for the vacant EBU heavyweight clash between Matt Skelton and Sinan Samil Sam have been moved from today until March 3. Sam has a fight lined up March 14 in Munich but question is if he can go through with that depending who will promote the Skelton fight and when.
Sauerland Event will do EBU supermiddle champ Cristian Sanavia vs young hotshot and newly crowned EE-EU ruler Karo Murat as chief support to Sebastian Sylvester vs Javier Castillejo April 12 in Neubrandenburg. Sauerland had intended to make Sanavia vs Danish veteran Mads Larsen but it fell through, reportedly due to lack of Scandinavian TV backing.
The Hammer is gone (the sponsor) but Knockout Promotions remains and promote along with Main Events and Warriors the IBF eliminator at cruiser between Tomasz Adamek and O´Neill Bell April 12 in Katowice, Poland. The undercard will feature jr middle Damian Jonak and cruiser Tomasz Hutkowski, both in WBC Youth titles. Heavies Andrew Wawrzyk and Marcin Najman clash for the Polish heavyweight title.
EBU cruiser champ Johny Jensen´s defence of the title against Frenchman Jean Marc Monrose will go ahead May 3 in Marseille.
Superbantam Franklin “Destroyer” Theran take on Hungarian Zsolt Nagy March 7 in Algarve (Portugal).
BoxingEurope, headed by Tomasz Adamek´s longtime trainer Andrei Gmitruk, stage a show in Dzierzoniow (Poland) March 3 with supermiddle Piotr Wilczewski on top in a TWBA title defence.
Natascha Ragosina vs Theresa Perozzi March 15 in Magdeburg is billed as “Sieben auf einen Streich” and hints at the seven titles at stake. In supporting bouts Russian giant Evgeny Orlov face Dirk Thielecke, who like Orlov have the bulk of his career in Muay Thai. The show also feature the comeback of of another female star, Esther Schouten from the Netherlands, who´s now trained by Torsten Schmitz.
WBA, WBC and GBU bantam queen Anita Christensen defends her titles against Bulgarian Galina Ivanova March 23 in Esbjerg, Denmark.
Cruiser Ali Isamailov and Spanish welter Amaro Dialo headline a show in St Petersburg March 1. .