Euro Boxing Roundup: Kessler/Andrade, Virchis/Vidoz, Herbie Hide, More
22.03.07 - By Per Ake Persson: EBU heavy champ Vladimir Virchis will defend the title May 19 in Germany against Italian Paolo Vidoz. Virchis beat Vidoz last year on a one punch knockout to win the title. Mandatory challenger for Virchis is his Universum stablemate Luan Krasniqi. Palm Promotions in Denmark states that Kessler vs Andrade on Saturday in Copenhagen is a success both in regards of PPV and ticket sales. The Parken Arena holds for this event 25 000 spectators..
GBU superbantam champ Alesia Graf is off Saturday´s show in Hamburg due to the contractual dispute with Universum. Graf tried to leave for Arena Box Promotion but her contract with Universum is valid until 2010 with options for more.
SES have moved their show April 7 from Teplice, Czech Republic to the Universum gym in Hamburg. Headlining the bill is WBO I/C champ Lukas Konecny who defends the title against Brazilian Luciano Silva. Also on the bill from SES are supermiddle Michal Bilak and jr middle Marco Schulze.
Herbie Hide will now fight Ali Saidi on Saturday´s big Arena Box Promotion in Hamburg in a scheduled eight-rounder made at cruiser.