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Euro Boxing Roundup: Hernandez vs Braithwaite, Chagaev vs Valuev II

Per Ake Persson: Cuban cruiser, based in Berlin and promoted by Sauerland Event, Yoan Pablo Hernandez face ex-WBC champ Wayne Braithwaite March 29 in Kiel in the chief support to Abraham vs Ayala. Hernandez scored several quick wins recently, over decent guys as well, but has a tendency to fade if the fight drags out and Braithwaite will surely expose that. If that is enough to win is a different matter though..

It seems like we can look forward to Ruslan Chagaev vs Nikolai Valuev II sometime during the summer after the WBA turned down a request from Universum to do a Chagaev - Luan Krasniqi fight late April. The WBA have set April 3 as deadline for agreement or purse bids.

Russian Vyachslav Gusev and Ugandan, based in Sweden, Abdu Tebazalwa clash for the vacant WBA I/C featherweight title April 12 in Ekaterinburg.

German heavy Steffen Kretschmann will face Latvian Alex Kosobokovs March 11 at home in Halle / Saale.

Dario Cichello and Vincenzo Imparato fight for the Italian lightheavyweight title March 15 in Pisa. Middleweight Luciano Abis is on the undercard.

It will be German Marco Heiniechen that square off against Frenchman Jean Marc Monrose March 8 in Metz. Monrose take on EBU champ Johny Jensen May 3 in Marseille.

Hassan Ssaku, reigning ABU champ at welter, face Albert Starikov in Narva, Estonia, March 22.

Stefania Bianchini and Simona Galassi clash for the WBC female flyweight title March 29 in Forli. Antonio Brancalion defends the EU lightheavy crown against Frenchman Karim Bennama in the chief support.

Danish jr middle Thomas Poulsen is in against Venezuelan Carlos Donquiz March 14 in Odense. Donquiz took out then unbeaten Reda Zam Zam on his previous visit to Denmark and Poulsen, 9-0 with no inside the distance wins and several close calls, is in very tough in this one. Donquiz is a battle tested journeyman with a decent punch.

Article posted on 05.03.2008



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