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Euro Boxing: Timo Hoffman returns, more...

15.11.05 - By Per Ake Persson: Frenchman Salim Bouaita defends the EU superbantam title against Spanish prospect Kiko Martinez January 20 in Madrid. Martinez headlines a small show in Torrevieja November 25 as well. Also on that bill is jr welter Emiliano Casal and Norwegian lightheavy Kim Jensen..

Bantams David Guerault and John Bikai clash for the vacant EU title December 3 in Dombasle in an all French matchup.

Big heavy Timo Hoffman returns after a six-month suspension December 10 in Leipzig on the Abraham vs Ikeke (IBF 160) show. Hoffman suffered a tough loss at the hands of Italian Paolo Vidoz in June for the then vacant EBU title. Also fighting December 10 are cruiser Marco Huck and lightheavy Kai Kurzawa.

Ukrainian middle prospect Zaur Baysangurov defends the IBF Youth title November 24 in Moscow against Argentinian Juan Manuel Alaggio. Welter Yuriy Nuzhenko and lightheavy Vadim Safonov are featured in the chief supports.

Norwegian jr welter Geir Inge Jorgensen, managed by Emanuel Steward, is still waiting for his visa to fight in the US may now next appear on the big Ruiz vs Valuev bill in Berlin December 17. Jorgensen could then get his first titleshot in Spain in January - nothing is confirmed though.

Italian jr middle Tobia Loriga defends the IBF Intīl title against Finn Kai Kauramaki December 12 on Sicily.

Article posted on 16.11.2005



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