Euro Boxing Roundup: Miranda vs Abraham on again for Sept 23
25.08.06 - Per Ake Persson: IBF middle champ Arthur Abraham postponed title defence against Edison Miranda has now been rescheduled for September 23 in Wetzlar, a town located just north of Frankfurt/Main. This means that the already scheduled Sauerland event for this date in Muhlheim is cancelled. That show was to have featured Marco Huck vs Pietro Aurino for the vacant EU cruiser title and a number of other interesting fights. There is also a number of interesting matchups for the undercard of the cancelled August 26 show in Oldenburg.. Sauerland Event will decide next week on the undercard to the Wetzlar bill. Some might be moved to Hako Sevecke´s annual charity show in Hattersheim on the very same date.
Italian Giuseppe Lauri will take on Welshman Jason Cook September 22 in Port Talbot, Wales, for the vacant EBU 140 lb title with Matchroom as promoter. The winner will then fight veteran Gianluca Branco, who actually is the mandatory co-challenger for the title but agreed to step aside to make Lauri vs Cook possible.
EBU feather champ Cyril Thomas´ defence against Italian Alberto Servidei that was scheduled for September 16 have been postponed due to a lack of TV date.