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Euro Boxing Roundup: Kessler vs Andrade undercard, Damgaard returns, more

06.03.07 - By Per Ake Persson: Ex-IBF and EBU jr middle champ Roman "Made in Hell" Karmazin passed through Helsinki recently and sparred a few rounds with EBU titleholder Amin Asikainen. Karmazin is currently in Hamburg, Germany, sparring with Mahir Oral. Palm Promotions have announced the complete program for Kessler vs Andrade March 24. It will be a mixture of boxing and entertainment with the football game between Spain and Denmark as show closer..

Lolenga Mock defends the EU 168 lb title against Belgian Djamel Selini in the show opener. The bill the continues with female jr welter prospect Vinnie Skovgaard, Kessler´s chief sparring Sakio Bika, jr middle Thomas Povlsen, welter Thomas Damgaard in his comeback, heavyweight Claus Bertino and then jr middle Reda Zam Zam. Kessler vs Andrade goes ahead already at 9 PM in order not to clash with the very important football game.

The undercard to Klitschko vs Austin is sanctioned by the German Boxing Organisation, GBO, a breakout organisation of the German Boxing Association.

Polish cruiser Wojicech Bartnik headlines a show in Krakow in Nowy Sacz March 9. Possible opponent for Bartnik is Hungarian Zoltan Petranyi.

Former WBO heavy champ Herbie Hide will make his debut for Arena Box Promotion March 24 in Hamburg.

Former EBU feather ruler Cyril Thomas moves up in weight and take on Kenyan David Kiilu for the vacant WBF jr lightweight title April 6 in Saint Quentin, France.

Spanish welter Amaro "Diablo" Dialo fight Domingos Nascimento on Tundra vs Barcelo´s show in Madrid March 27.

Otto Tangstad won the Norwegian title at middleweight at the recent national championships this past weekend. Otto´s father Steffen became Norwegian champ back in 1979 and went on to turn pro winning the EBU title twice.

Damgaard comes back!

"I said goodbye a little too soon" reads the headline of a press release from Palm Promotions that announce the comeback of former EBU jr welter and welter champ Thomas Damgaard, who was last seen getting stopped by Arturo Gatti in January of 2006. Damgaard, 37-1, returns at the Kessler vs Andrade show March 24 at the Parken Arena in Copenhagen.

Thomas has since retiring worked as a gym instructor at a fitness.dk gym in Copenhagen. Who the 35-year old will face have yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, Sakio Bika, who previously have challenged both Markus Beyer and Joe Calzaghe, has arrived to Copenhagen for two weeeks for sparring with WBC and WBA supermiddle champ Mikkel Kessler.

Article posted on 07.03.2007



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