13.07.06 - By Per Ake Persson: Sauerland Event confirms that Monte Barrett is on the list of opponents for WBA heavy champ Nikolay Valuev and that October 7 is a possible date. Comebacking welter Alpaslan Aguzum takes on tough Latvian Jurijs Boreiko on Universum´s big show in Hamburg on Saturday (July 15). Middleweight Mahir Oral fight Italian Francesco Pernice in the show opener..
HammerKnockout Promotions of Poland and Warrior´s Boxing will join forces in regards of cruiser Krzysztof Wlodarczyk and lightheavy Dawid Kostecki. Wlodarczyk is in line to fight Steve Cunningham for the vacant IBF title.
Polish promoter, manager and trainer Andrei Gmitruk will again take over as head coach for the Norwegian national team beginning September 1. Gmitruk was in the same position during the 90´s and did a great job. Andrei also heads Boxing Europe in Poland and is the trainer of WBC lightheavy champ Tomasz Adamek and will continue as that.
EU lightweight champ Francisco Nohales defends against Italian veteran Stefano Zoff October 6 in Barcelona.
Former two-time EBU heavy champ Anders Eklund brings his band "the Joyboys" to Holmarnas Folkets Park in Skutskaer August 25 for an evening of bluegrass and country music.
German lightheavy Andreas Kempe is off Friday´s show in Potsdam due to a shoulder injury. On the bill is again heavyweight Eddy Kalnars, who takes on Czech soft touch Ladislav Slezak.