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Euro Roundup: Erdei vs Ulrich, Holbaek returns, more

01.06.06 By Per Ake Persson: It will be American Joe Wyatt, WBA # 13, that takes on WBA I/C 154 lb champ Reda Zam Zam, WBA # 10, June 9 in Aarhus. Wyatt was as late as of yesterday - June 1 - mentioned as opponent for Frenchman Christophe Canclaux on Saturday on the Valuev vs Beck undercard in Hannover. Canclaux will now face Sylvain Touzlet instead. On the Zam Zam vs Wyatt undercard comebacking former EBU 130 lb champ Dennis Holbaek take on Brahim Bariz..

Universum announced today at a press conference today in Hamburg the big show set for Oberhausen July 29. As previously reported WBO 175 lb champ Zsolt Erdei will take on stablemate Thomas Ulrich in a hot matchup that neither can afford to lose. In a supporting bout WBC Intīl heavy champ Sinan Samil Sam square off against Russian Nicolay Popov.

Danish lightweight Dennis Holbaek Pedersen, 44-3, comes back June 9 in Aarhus on the Bettina Palle show topped by jr middle Reda Zam Zam. Holbaek was last seen coming in as a very late sub against then WBU 140 lb ruler Richie Hatton back in 2004 but got stopped in the sixth. Dennis was lined up to fight on a show promoted by Anders Vester in June and have remained in training during the layoff.

The now 32-year old Dane fought his last fight for Team Palle back in 2001 and they parted ways just a courtcase was to begin. He challenged IBF 135 lb champ Paul Spadafora in 2002 losing on points. Dennis have also lost and won against tough Russian Boris Sinitsin in EBU titlefights.

Article posted on 01.06.2006



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