11.08.06 - By Per Ake Persson: Former EBU middle champ Sebastian Sylvester takes on Frenchman Frank Mezaache August 26 in Oldenburg in the chief support to Arthur Abraham´s defence of the IBF 160 lb title against Edison Miranda. Sylvester vs Mezaache is for the vacant WBA I/C crown. Added to the bill is Norwegian jr light Andreas Evensen, who joins stablemate Nikita Dubunin. TV 2 in Norway will televise the event..
Universum have cancelled its planned September 16 show in Stuttgart that was to have featured heavyweight Luan Krasnigi and EBU lightheavy champ Stipe Drews on top. As for why Universum writes in a press release that Krasniqi turned down an offer to fight a highly ranked contender from the WBO ratings.
Italian-based Brit Peter Lerner will do a 24-hour walk come November to raise money for the Retired Boxer´s Foundation headed by the former Bronx Bomber, Alex Ramos. Lerner, a writer and English teacher, was recently named RBF´s Italian representative. He´s now looking for sponsors and donators for his walk. Check out retiredboxers.org for more info.
EBU jr middle champ Michele Piccirillo will do another voluntary defence of the title in October. Piccirillo´s official challenger is Frenchman Husseyn Bayram.