European Boxing Roundup: Huck Returns, Solis vs Rajkai, More

By Per Ake Persson: Cruiser Marco Huck returns to action April 12 in Neubrandenburg in a supporting bout to Sebastian Sylvester vs Javier Castillejo and Cristian Sanavia vs Karo Murat. Huck lost to IBF champ Steve Cunningham late December in a very tough fight but took only a few weeks off before getting back to the gym..

EBU jr middle champ Zaurbek Baysangurov defends the title against fellow Ukrainian Roman Dzhuman March 23 in Dnepropetrovsk.

Check out the new CD from Paul Thorn, “A long Way from Tupelo”. Thorn once fought Roberto Duran going 16-3-1 in the pros.

Trainer Ulli Wegner and his star pupil, Sven Ottke, are back together with the aim of getting Sven in top shape for the showdown against Dariusz Michalczewski May 24 in Hannover.

Polish welter Slavomir Ziemlewicz is off the planned WBA I/C fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko March 25 due to what appears to be legal problems.

Talented middle Gennadyi Golovkin face South African Tshepo Mashego on February 29 in Hamburg. Dieter Roth fight Portugese Humberto Evora while Sebastian Kober is in against Brit Paul Butlin, heavyweights.

Cuban heavy Odlanier Solis might get an easy win on Friday in Milan against Hungarian Adrian Rajkai but will fight again March 14 in Munich against tba.

French cruiser Jean Marc Monrose, who challenge EBU champ Johny Jensen May 3, tunes up March 8 in Metz. The show is topped by female jr welter Ann Sophie Mathis in a WBA, WIBF, WBC and UBC titlefight against Panamian Ana Pascal. Bantam Jerome Arnould is still without opponent for his planned EU championship bout.

The next round of the “Grand Tornoi” presented by AMI Production at the Cirque d´Hiver in Paris March 27 feature Morrad Hakkar vs Didier Mupeko and Robert Roselia vs Amar Amari. In the headliner Francois Bastient defends the French middleweight title against Thierry Karl.

Italian jr middle veteran Michele Orlando take on Julio Caesar Chaves Jr April 26 in Queretero, Mexico.

Pro Box Austria have their Argentinian prospect Billi Godoy face tough Latvian Jurijs Boreiko February 28 in Solden. Supermiddle Lukas Wilascheko take on Hungarian Titusz Szabo.

Czech VIP Bro Box promotes at the Grand Hotel Evropa in Prague March 6 with lightheavy Tomas Adamek (not to be confused with the former WBC lightheavy champ) and heavyweight Petr Sedlak on top.

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