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Konecny stops Vigne in seven

By Per Ake Persson: April 7, Hamburg, Germany: Jr middle Lukas Konecny stopped tough Frenchman Serge Vigne in seven of a scheduled non-title ten rounder that headlined SES´ show at the Universum gym. Vigne was down twice in the fifth and down again in the seventh before the fight was stopped with the fourth knockdown..

The Frenchman had his moments, especially in the second when he scored with wide hooks from both hands. Lukas was cut above the right eye. There has been some rumors that Konecny will be the opponent for WBO champ Sergey Dzinziruk May 19 but the plan is apparently for Lukas to challenge EBU ruler Michele Piccirillo in what also will be a WBO eliminator and then go for Dzinziruk.

Marco Schulze didn´t disappoint his legion of fans and outworked Pole Marcin Piatkowski for a unanimousdecision over eight in a fight made at middleweight, Heavyweight Gbenga Oloukun knocked out normally dangerous Russian Alexei Varakin in the fourth. Varakin didn´t show anything.

Supermiddle Gusmyl Perdomo outscored Czech Michal Bilak over ten in a good fight with Perdomo in control most of the way.

Welter Charlie Jose Navarro won a controversial split decision over Latvian Jurijs Boreiko after eight hardfought rounds. Navarro was in control early but Boreiko came on strong and had the Venezuelan in trouble. Going into the last it was even but then Navarro floored Boreiko and had him out on his feet at the bell. The Latvian corner made an official protest right on the spot about the scoring of the fight.

Featherweight Nehormar Cermeno won a majority decision over Russian Andrei Kostin in another eight rounder.

Article posted on 08.04.2007



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