Euro Boxing Roundup: Ulrich, Brähmer, Berrio, More
26.03.07 - By Per Ake Persson: EBU lightheavy champ Thomas Ulrich defends the title May 19 in Hamburg against Italian Leonard Turchi. On the same bill supermiddle Jurgen Brahmer returns after a layoff due to injury and take on Argentinian Hector Velaczo. A defence by EBU heavy king Vladimir Virchis against Italian Paolo Vidoz could also be happening..
IBF supermiddle champ Alejandro Berrio will, according to always well informed German paper Bild, defend the title against Danilo Haussler in June.
What´s next for Danish superstar Mikkel Kessler? Appearing on all possible TV shows in Denmark and nurse a sore right hand appears to be first on the agenda. As far as boxing it´s still open with of course a lot depending on what happens in the Calzaghe vs Manfredo fight.
German welter Michel Trabant will comeback April 14 on the Valuev vs Chagaev bill. Trabant has been "pardoned" one month short of his year long suspension for testing positive to an illegal substance.
Swedish heavy Mikael Lindblad face Bosnian Adnan Buharalilja on New Sweden´s show in Gothenburg March 31. Unbeaten lightweight Sam Rukondo takes on Denmark-based Nigerian Robert Osiobe in a much better matchup.
Once touted Bulgarian cruiser Konstantin Semerdiev is reportedly doing well in kickboxing matches - only he doesn´t kick but sticks to boxing and is said to have scored eight straight knockouts.