07.09.05 - By Per Ake Persson: German cruiser Firat Arslan has pulled out of the EU titlefight scheduled for September 24 in Poland against defending champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk. All other available challengers have turned down the offer to take on Wlodarczyka and according to Hammer Knockout Promotionīs head Andrew Wasilewski most didnīt even ask about money.. Wlodarczyk will now take on a yet to be named American opponent on the show that has been moved to Katowice. Heavyweight Tomasz Bonin returned from Chicago yesterday (Sep 7) after sparring with among others Vaughn Bean but suffered a back injury and might be off the bill.
Spanish jr middle Pablo Navascues clash with Dane Christian Bladt October 21 in Alcobendas (Madrid) for the vacant WBF I/C 154 lb title. Co-headlining is superbantam Franklin Theran taking on Kazachstanīs Yersin Jailaouv for the WBO I/C crown. Also on the bill is mini fly Rafael Lozano.
Polish lightheavy Dawid Kostecki goes for the vacant WBF title October 15 in Rzeszow against Belgian Ismael Abdoul.
IBO jr middle champ Mihaly Kotai will defend against Argentinian dangerman Sebastian Lujan September 23 in Manchester.
Spanish Rimer Boxe will stage the fight for the vacant EBU 135 lb title between Italian veteran Stefano Zoff and Juan Carlos Diaz Melero November 4. Site is to be announced.