Euro Roundup: Beyer Injured, Castillejo vs Brito, more...
03.11.05 - By Per Ake Persson: WBC supermiddle champ Markus Beyer suffered a meniscus injury to his left knee and is thus forced to cancel his December 10 titledefence in Leipzig. The show will however go on - who will headline will be announced in a couple of days. Beyer is expected to be ready to fight a month later..
Ex-WBC jr middle champ Javier Castillejo fights Venezuelan Presente Brito November 4 in Leganes in the chief support to Stefano Zoff vs Juan Carlos Diaz Melero for the EBU 135 lb title. Rimer Boxe promotes. Superbantam Karim Quibir takes on Nicaraugan Roberto Bonilla and jr middle Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez square off against Tamaz Tskrialashvili.
Italian lightheavy Pietro Aurino is sidelined with illness and OPI 2000 have thus been forced to postpone the Aurino vs Stipe Drews fight November 18 for the vacant EBU 175 lb title.
Czech OK-KO Promotions have changed their plans for the December 3 show in Prague. Headlining is now Jiri Svacina vs Vasily Mugunov for the Int´l Czech 175 lb title. German heavy Marcel Zeller takes on Belorussian Ihar Shukala in the chief support.
NYC-based Swedish middle Manjie Conteh takes on gymmate (Gleason´s) James Moore November 4 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY. "I´m in great shape and this will be a great opportunity for me to show what I can do" says Manjie.
Norwegian jr welter Geir Inge Jorgensen is still struggling with visa problems and have been forced to cancel his planned November 4 fight in Detroit. Jorgensen is managed by Emanuel Steward.
Dutch middle Regilio Aaron have fights lined up December 3 in the Hague and December 21 in Surinam.