By Per Ake Persson: Cuban heavy Odlanier Solis face American Chauncy Welliver for the vacant WBC Int´l title October 11 in Berlin in a supporting bout to Klitschko vs Peter. The show is interestingly enough supervised by the BDB and not the GBO, who previously handled K 2´s shows in Germany. Also on for the bill is heavyweight giant Alexander Ustinov, signed to K 2 East..
EBU feather champ Oleg Yefimovich defends the title against Italian Luca Maggio on Union Boxing Team´s show in Donetsk November 29.
Contracts for Mikkel Kessler´s defence of the WBA supermiddle title against Danilo Haussler are signed but Team Palle and Sauerland Event don´t agree on who should pay income taxes in Germany. The tax rate is 21,1 % so we talk serious money for both parties and if no agreement is reached Sauerland will ask to have the purse bids they won declared null and void – which will lead to a postponement of the fight.
Zauerbek Baysangurov has today relinquished the EBU jr middle title. Mandatory challenger Jamie Moore will square off against Italian Michele Piccirillo for the vacant crown. As for Baysangurov his promoters, K 2 East, have their eyes on a IBF world title eliminator.
Ivan Pozo and Andrea Sarritzu are co-challengers for the EBU flyweight title left vacant by Bernard Inom.
Promoter and manager Wilfried Sauerland celebrates his 30th anniversary in boxing. Sauerland began promoting in Zambia but it was in 1980 when he got amateur stars Rene Weller and Manfred Jassmann to turn pro he began to make his mark and also revived professional boxing in Germany. Weller reached the EBU lightweight title and was a big star, then came Ralf and Graciano Rocchigiani and finally in the early 90´s Sauerland hit the bigtime with Henry Maske, who became a superstar and lifted boxing in Germany to a different level. Other fighters have followed and Sauerland Event remains a major player on the scene with stars like Arthur Abraham and Marco Huck.
EBU welter champ Rafael Jackiewicz defends against mandatory challenger Jan Zaveck from Slovenia November 29 in Katowice, Poland. However, it´s a fight surrounded by rumors as both men appears to have plans for world title eliminators and it´s not confirmed yet by Bullit Knockout Promotions.
WBA champ Felix Sturm and challenger Sebastian Sylvester met today at a press conference in Oberhausen. Sylvester´s manager Winfried Spiering said Sebastian would “hunt Universum´s flagship down, destroy and sink it”. Sturm vs Sylvester goes ahead November 1 in Oberhausen. In a second world title on the bill Sergyi Dzinziruk defends the WBO jr middle title against Joel Julio.
Say hello to the Austrian Boxing Association which supervised a show in Prenzlau, Germany, this weekend. The ABA will in the future work with the GBA and GBO.
Welters Jurgen Haeck and Domingos Nascimento Monteiro clash for the BeNeLux title October 10 in Gent, Belgium. On the undercard making a special appearance is cruiser Ismail Abdoul. who´s been inactive for some time due to a prison term.