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Euro Boxing Roundup: Axel Schulz Announces His Retirement Following Loss To Minto

27.11.06 - Per-Ake Persson: Polish cruiser Krzysztof Wlodarczyk won the vacant IBF cruiser title with a split points win over American Steve Cunningham November 25 in Warzaw. There was an alarming disparity in the scoring as American judge Joe Dwyer scored it 119-109 for Cunningham while the two other judges had it 115-113 and 116-112 for "Diablo". Promoter Andrew Wasilewiski of Hammer Knockout comments:

"It was a very close fight, there´s no way you can score every round for one fighter. Mr Dwyer has become a very famous man here in Poland with his scorecard. There was a lot of clinching as Wlodarczyk wanted to fight on the inside and Cunningham tied him up."

Hammer Knockout are back already December 16 with their final show for 2006.

The Martial Arts Delegation in Sweden has delayed its decision on professional boxing until Wednesday November 29. The reasons are that the decisions are final and will set a guideline for the future.

Spotlight Boxing returns to Solden, Austria, December 5 with a show topped by French jr welter Willy Blain. Blain defends the WBO I/C title against Argentinian Sergio Omar Priotti. In the chief support jr middle Karolina Lukasik goes for the WIBF crown against Paola Gabriela Casalinuovo. At jr light Vitali Tajbert face Bulgarian veteran Kirkor Kirkorov.

German heavy Axel Schulz announced his retirement after the loss to American Brian Minto Saturday night in Halle / Westfalen. Schulz told German media he knew he would lose after the first round. It was a big event and marked the comeback for network RTL in professional boxing.

Italian jr light prospect Devis Boschiero takes on Belgian Ermanno Fegatelli for the IBF Youth title December 17 in Battaglia Terme.

OPI 2000 promotes in Bergamo January 9 with EuroSport televising. On the bill are the Lauri brothers, Antonio and Giusseppe, and local hero Luca Messi.

The EBU will hold a Council meeting in Paris December 3. On the agenda is to elect an interim-President. The new President, taking over after the late Ruben Martinez, will then be elected at the next General Assembly in June of 2007.

Mario Guedes´ Pound4Pound Boxpromotion in Aachen stage a show December 9 headlined by a Int´l German titlefight (GBA version) at welter between Pietro D´Alessio and Michael Shubow. On the undercard middleweight Ata Dogan pops up after a long layoff.

Alban Mothie won the vacant French jr middle title November 25 in Les Pennes Mirabeaux with a unanimous points win over another veteran in Serge Vigne. On the undercard former EU 154 lb champ Jimmy Colas returned after a layoff due to illness. Colas outscored Judicael Bedel over eight and is the mandatory challenger for current EU ruler, Christophe Canclaux.

The almost-a-done-deal Dennis Bakhtov vs Aldo Colliander fight for the interim PABA title December 3 in Ekaterinburg is off. Bakhtov will now fight Ukrainian Andrei Oleynik.

Serbian cruiser Goran Delic outscored Frenchman Nabil Haciani November 24 in Banja Luka to win the vacant UBO I/C title. On the undercard middle prospect Dejan Ribac won on points over Josef Sovijus and Bulgarian lightweight Kirkor Kirkorov stopped Mario Stojka in three.

Article posted on 27.11.2006



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