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Euro Roundup: Erdei, Beyer-Sheika in Berlin, Adamek-Ulrich postponed

01.07.05 - By Per-┼ke Persson: Everything was alright at the weigh-in today at the Spielbank Hamburg for tomorrow┤s show at the Color Line Arena. WBO 175 lb champ Zsolt Erdei scaled 174 lbs while challenger Medhi Sahnoune came in at 173.. Referee for the fight will be American Joe Cortez with former WBO champ Istvan Kovacs as supervisor - assisted by another ex-champ: Romanian Michael Loewe, who┤s learning the ropes from his former stablemate.

Heavyweight prospect Alexander Dimitrenko weighed in at 249 lbs with co-challenger for the vacant WBO I/C and IBF Int┤l titles Andreas Sidon coming in at 222,75 lbs.

Cruiser Aleksander Petkovic, 199,5, might be in tough against Ukrainian Vadim Safonov, 194, in the pick of the eight-fight undercard.

French promoter Michel Acaries says he will try to do the fight for the vacant WBA "standard" cruiser title between Valery Brudov and Virgil Hill August 20 in Levallois.

Purse bids for WBC 175 lb ruler Tomasz Adamek┤s defence against Universum┤s Thomas Ulrich have been postponed for another two weeks. Ulrich will not have tuneups inbetween but concentrate on his big chance. Adamek is promoted by Don King Productions.

WBC supermiddle champ Markus Beyer┤s defence September 3 in Berlin against Omar Sheika goes ahead at the classic Deutschlandhalle. Oktay Urkal defends the EBU welter title against Dane Thomas Damgaard in the chief support.

German lightheavy Kai Kurzawa takes on Frenchman Martial Bella Olema July 16 in Nuremberg on Sauerland Event┤s big show there.

Article posted on 01.07.2005



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