By Per Ake Persson
Newly crowned EBU cruiserweight champ Mateusz Masternak, 29-0, inherited former champ Aleksander Alekseev as mandatory challenger and the EBU have set January 14 at noon as deadline for purse bids or agreement.
Alekseev. 23-2-1, was EBU champ earlier this year but was stripped of the title when due to illness he couldn´t go through with the mandatory defence against Masternak but was promised another chance at the title once he got well.
However, today, EC Box Promotion announced that Aleksander, IBF # 4, will fight a IBF eliminator for the vacant # 1 spot in the ratings against Philadelphia´s Garret Wilson, IBF # 3.
EC have set February 22 as date and have two sites in the works, Cuxhaven, Germany, or Galati, Romania.
Tags: Garrett Wilson , Alexander Alekseev
The winner of Aleksander vs. Wilson will earn the right to challenge IBF champ Yoan Pablo Hernandez.