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Euro Boxing Roundup: Veit, Kessler, Asikainen vs Sipos, More

29.08.06 - By Per Ake Persson: Universum have announced two big October events: On October 21 in Halle/Salle WBC Intīl supermiddle champ Mario Veit headlines along with WBO jr middle ruler Sergei Dzindziruk with the former "biggest prospect in German boxing ever" Jurgen Brahmer on the comeback trail after the upset loss to Mario Veit. On October 28 in Stuttgart Universum have cruiser Firat Arslan and heavyweight Ruslan Chagaev on top..

WBO I/C feather champ Andres Meszaros defends the title against Moebi Sarouna from Togo September 9 Szentes. On the same show Janos Petrovics and Laszlo Buranyi clash for the vacant Hungarian jr middle title. EBA supermiddle titleholder Joszef Nagy vs Darren Rhodes is the main bout.

Fomer EBU cruiser champ Aleksander Gourov is looking to return to the ring this fall. Gourov, from Ukraine, lost the title to David Haye in just 45 seconds in December of last year.

WBA supermiddle champ Mikkel Kessler has begun sparring for his October 14 showdown against WBC counterpart Markus Beyer. Kessler is sparring with Russians Sergey Tatevosyan and Eric Teymour, both southpaws like Beyer.

Belgian welter Jackson Osei Bonsu, mandatory challenger for EBU champ Frederic Klose, will have a tuneup September 29 in the UK.

Swedes Tonton Semakala and Vatche Wartanian are now managed by Paddy Fitzpatrick, who is also their trainer. Both men still have fights left on their contracts with Elite Box Promotion but it remains to be seen if they go through with them.

EBU middleweight champ "Idi" Amin Asikainen defends his title against German Alexander Sipos October 6 at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki. Itīs a voluntary defence of the belt Amin won from Sebastian Sylvester June 3. In the co-feature jr welter Juhu Tolppola takes on experienced and tough Frenchman Gabriel Mapouka.

Article posted on 29.08.2006



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