By Per Ake Persson: Aleksander Dimitrenko vs Eddie Chambers July 4 in Hamburg is now officially a WBO final eliminator with the winner to fight the winner of Wlad Klitschko vs David Haye. Dimitrenko has also relinquished the position as mandatory challenger for the vacant EBU title. That spot is now taken by Italian veteran Paolo Vidoz who thus gets the chance for a rematch against Sinan Samil Sam after the controversy last time out where the fight was first announced as a draw but then one judge changed his scoring for the final round and Sam got the nod..
Sinan Samil Sam is signed to Arena Box Promotion as middleweight Mahir Oral, who now is co-challenger for the vacant EBU title along with Sebastian Sylvester. Khoren Gevor, who held the title until today will concentrate on his upcoming fight against WBA king Felix Sturm July 11.
Welterweight Jan Zaveck squares off against Argentinian Jorge Daniel Miranda June 19 in Maribor, Slovenia, with SES promoting. It´s for the vacant WBO I/C title. Ramona Kuehne defends the WIBF jr lightweight title against Bulgarian Galina Gyumliyska.
FLP Boxteam in Germany will stage a show in Erfurt May 30 topped by a German title fight at cruiser between Serdar Sahin and Mario Stein. Lightheavies Roman Aramian and Bernard Donfack, believed to be GBU world champ, fight for the International German belt.
Multiple female world supermiddle champ Natascha Ragonsina defends some of her many titles July 3 in Hannover-Langenhagen.
How on is the fight for the WBA supermiddle interim title between Gusmyl Perdomo, mandatory challenger for WBA champ Mikkel Kessler, and Denis Inkin? Universum, who promotes both with Spotlight Boxing, states it´s just another internet rumour. Other sources claim it will happen but when is an open question. It also depends on when Kessler is back in action. A lawsuit from Team Palle against Kessler has now been filed – if he can still fight for another promoter as his lawyers seems to think is a very open question.
The all-Swedish heavyweight clash between Roddy Benjaminsson and Anders Holmberg planned for June 6 in Tidaholm is off as Holmberg has pulled out with an injury. Roddy will instead take on Russian Sergey Makhmedshin. The bill features the belated prodebuts of former amateur aces Patrick Bogere and Badou Jack. Off the show are Kamran Kabinejad and Swedish-based Bosnian Hamid Ranica. Kamran suffered a bad injury in training while Ranica failed the medical.
German heavy Gene Pukall didn´t win a GBU eliminator May 8 in Berlin when he stopped Czech Pavel Siska – he won the interim title and must face the winner of Adnan Buhararlja vs tba for full recognition. Buhararlja should have fought Daniel Peret May 16 in Austria for the “full” title but the fight fell through at the last moment.
German jr light Vitali Tajbert will face Spanish journeyman Rudy Encarnacion June 6 in Oberhausen on the undercard to Brahmer vs Brancalion.