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Euro Boxing Roundup: Skelton-Krasniqi, Virchis-Gomez, Markus Beyer, More

Per Ake Persson: British heavy Matt Skelton has accepted a position as mandatory challenger for the vacant EBU title along with German Luan Krasniqi. Krasniqi, Skelton have a deadline for agreement or purse bids until February 18. Ex-WBC supermiddle champ Markus Beyer and Arena Box Promotion will stage a press conference tomorrow to announce their future plans. So far itīs known that Beyer headlines Arenaīs show March 14 in Munich..

WBO lightheavy champ Zsolt Erdei began training today (Feb 4) in Hamburg for the planned April 26 defence.

Gomez vs Virchis: it now seems as both fighters have withdrawn from the scheduled March 8 showdown. There have been no comments from Universum in regards of the press release from Virchis and his advisor Oleg Hug. Hug is also matchmaker for Arena, who promotes Gomez. Meanwhile Juan Carlos continues to train under Freddy Roach in Los Angeles and word is he can be ready for March 8 if he has to.

Unbeaten supermiddle Karo Murat, fighting out of Germany and promoted by Sauerland Event but of Armenian descent, wil face Russian Sergey Kharchenko for the vacant EE-EU title in a supporting bout to Valuev vs Lyakhovich February 18 in Nuremberg.

It could be Theresa Perozzi that face supermiddle queen Natascha Ragosina March 15 in Magdeburg with seven titles, including WBA, WBC, WIBF and GBU, at stake.

Swedish Pugnus Promotion stage a March 29 in Gothenburg. Who is to fight will be announced within shortly.

Spanish fly veteran Rafael Lozano stopped Romanian Ioan Mihai Dragutescu in four Sunday February 3 in Cordoba.

Slovenian welter Jan Zaveck, EBU mandatory challenger for champ Jackson Osei Bonsu, is not just the only professional boxer in Slovenia, he also heads the Federation there, provisional member of the EBU. Zaveck is promoted by SES in Magdeburg.

Article posted on 05.02.2008



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