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Euro Roundup: Bidenko, Krasniqi, Adamek, Tiozzo, More

01.08.06 - By Per Ake Persson: Ukrainian heavies Taras Bidenko and Alex Mazikin clash August 22 at the Universum Gym in Hamburg with Spotlight Boxing promoting. Itīs scheduled for ten with Bidenko defending the Intīl German title in a very interesting matchup. In the co-feature French jr welter Willy Blain goes for the vacant WBO I/C title. Also on the bill are heavies Dieter Roth, Gbenga Oloukun and Sebastian Kober, cruiser Aleksander Alekseev, supermiddle Eduard Gutknecht, middleweight Gennady Golovkin and welter Maurice Weber. The mainbouts are televised in 54 countries by EuroSport..

Former EBU heavy champ Luan Krasniqi continues his comeback after the loss to Lamon Brewster in a WBO titlefight September 16 in Stuttgart. EBU lightheavy ruler Stipe Drews is featured in a supporting bout. Opponents to be announced.

WBC lightheavy champ Tomasz Adamekīs defence against Australian Paul Briggs could be headed for Las Vegas, NV, September 30. Adamek is currently training in Warzaw but will depart for Florida on Saturday along with trainer and co-manager Andrei Gmitruk, who have a very busy season ahead as he now also heads the Norwegian national team as well promote shows under the BoxingEurope banner in Poland.

WBA 175 lb titleholder Fabrize Tiozzo will not face interim ruler Silvio Branco but will take on Argentinian Hugo Hernan Garay November 18 in Levallois. Promoter Michel Acaries is sure Tiozzo can make the lightheavy limit even though he was near the cruiser limit for his non-title outing against Henry Saenz July 15.

Sauerland Event have an exellent show in the works for September 23 in Muhleim and der Ruhr. At heavweight there could be two internal "eliminators" with Nigerian heavy Henry Akinwande defending the IBF I/C against Oleg Platov, Timo Hoffmann takes on Cengiz Koc in a fight were there will be little left for the loser, at cruiser Marco Huck and Pietro Aurino square off for the vacant EU title, at supermiddle the intention is match Vitaly Tsypko and Stepjan Bozic against eachother and finally at jr middle Jimmy Colas defends the EU title against Christophe Canclaux in an all French matchup.

Romanian, based in France, lightweight Mihaita Mutu square off against Paulus Moses for the WBA I/C title August 19 in Windhoek (Namibia).

Former WBA and EBU 122 lb champ Salim Medjkoune plans to return October 7 in Marrakech (Morocco). Medjkoune last fought in 2004 when he lost the WBA belt to Mahyar Monshipour.

Felix-Promotion ín Hungary have supermiddle Joszef Nagy and WBO I/C 126 lb ruler Andres Meszaros on top of its first show of the new season. Exact date is depending on the TV schedule but it will be either on Sep 2, 9 or 16 in Szentes.

EU bantam champ David Guerault defends against Belgian Hassan Naji October 7 in Dombasle.

Article posted on 01.08.2006



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