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Euro News Roundup: Ulrich, Erdei vs Sahnoune, more

25.06.05 - By Per-┼ke Persson: German Thomas Ulrich has relinquished the EBU 175 lb title to conctrate on his world title ambitions. Stablemate Stipe Drews, who┤s been mandatory challenger for a very long time now, will take on Italian veteran Silvio Branco for the vacant title with date and site yet to be determined..

Universum close out the season July 2 with the Erdei vs Sahnoune show at the Color Line Arena in Hamburg but have already announced a show for Karlsruhe September 10. Headlining is WIBF champ Regina Halmich with EBU jr middle champ Sergei Dzindziruk in the chief support and heavyweight Ruslan Chagaev on the undercard.

Supermiddle Dimitri Sartision is sick and his Int┤l German titlefight against Alexander Awidjan June 28 in Cuxhaven is off. Elevated to mainevent status is Khoren Gevor vs Frank Mezaache, a higly interesting non-title middleweight fight. Also worth keeping an eye on is 2-0 cruiser Enad Licina.

Spaniard Karim Quibir have due to injury pulled out of his upcoming challenge against EBU superbantam champ Simone Maludrottu which was on for July 16 in Olbia (Italy). The fight will now go ahead in September. Maludrottu┤s promoter Antonio Puddu is working on a voluntary defence for his man inbetween.

Former World champ Gianfranco Rosi, 47 going on 48, retained the IBF Mediterranean 160 lb title last night (June 24) in Budapest with an unanimous decision over Frenchman Sylvain Gomis.

Tundra vs Barcelo promotes in Borox July 23 with heavyweight Felix Blazquez, minifly Rafael Lozano and supermiddle Alfonso Sanchez on the bill.

Article posted on 25.06.2005



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