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Euro Boxing Roundup: Solis vs Sidon, Markus Beyer, More

24.04.07 - By Per Ake Persson: Cuban heavyweight Odlanier Solis makes his prodebut against 40+ veteran Andreas Sidon, 32-7, who last fought for the WBA I/C title, on Friday at the Arena Gym in Hamburg. Herbie Hide continues his comeback at cruiser and is in against Czech Pavol Polakovic. Flyweight Yany Barthelemy will face Russian Ravil Mukhamadiarov while Yuriorkas Gamboa, Arenaīs third Cuban Olympic Gold Medalist turning pro, fights Alexan Manvelyan at featherweight. Heavies Pedro Carrion and Oczan Cetinkaya headline in an Intīl German titlefight. Steffen Kretschmann has been forced off the bill due to an injury..

Czech cruiser Rudolf Kraj defends the WBC Intīl title against Argentinian Mauro Adrian Ordiales on the Castillejo vs Sturm show on Saturday in Oberhausen. WBO I/C jr welter champ Willy Blain will face Pablo Andres Godoy, also from Argentina. Middleweight Khoren Gevor squares off against Uruguayan Wilson Rafael Sosa Pintos in a scheduled eight rounder. Lightheavy Patrick Dobroschi, who turned pro with Sauerland Event, returns against Slovakian Richard Remen.

Former WBC supermiddle champ Markus Beyer could be at the end of the line. Beyer has been sidelined with a hand injury since losing to WBA counterpart Mikkel Kessler in October of last year. According to German paper Bild Zeitung Beyer says he doesnīt know if he can fight again and that part of the hand has become stiff and he canīt move it.

Sauerland Event have four guys on Ralf Reiserīs show April 29 in Berlin: jr middle Alexander Abraham, jr welter Frank Shabani, cruiser Martin Kempf and newcomer Adam Lautenschlager, a heavyweight. Middleweight Ebubekir Bulut and lightweight Muzaffer Tosun headline.

Italian Michele Piccirillo has vacated the EBU jr middle to concentrate on a world title shot.

Spanish lightheavy champ Gabriel Campillo defends the title against Juan Nelongo Perez May 19 in Madrid.

Article posted on 25.04.2007



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