05.08.05 - By Per-Åke Persson: The Namibian writes that former WBO 160 lb champ Harry Simon has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of culpable homicide in the Walvis Bay Regional Court. Charges were brought after a car accident that killed three Belgian tourists. The court found Simon solely responsible for the accident with the magistrate stating flat out that cases like this should be charged as murder..
Vincenzo Imparato defends the Italian 168 lb title against Alberto Colajanni September 17 in Toscolano Maderno.
The Retired Boxer´s Foundation have named Marcel Niessen and Marischa Sjauw as European representatives. Check out www.retiredboxers.com for more info.
Colorful German cruiser Bruce Ozbeck signed with the GBA-licensed Energy Promotions. Ozbeck, a world champ at kickboxing but a journeyman in professional boxing, goes for the vacant WBE / EBF titles against Denis Simcic in Cologne September 24. The contest goes out on a Turkish TV channel.
Swedish filmer Tom Alandh have done a documentary on ex-heavy champ Ingemar Johansson that is featured on the film festival in Bastad (Sweden) this weekend.
Former Italian 135 lb champ Vincenzo Burgio have passed in Firenze at the age of 54.