Bassou-Makaradze Tops Ben Bril Memorial, Oct. 15
By Per Ake Persson
The annual Ben Bril Memorial goes ahead at the Theatre Carré in Amsterdam on October 15 and has for the last few years been the biggest boxing event in the Netherlands. Headlining is welterweight Hassan Ait Bassou, 12-4, taking on Georgian David Makaradze for the vacant WBU title.
In the chief support Barry Groenteman, 7-5-1, squares off against Tarik Madni, 17-4, for the vacant Dutch jr. welterweight title.
On the undercard lightweight Innocent Anyanwu, 21-5-2, is in against tough journeyman Rudy Encarnacion, 24-23-3 and reigning Spanish champ. Anyanwu was stopped in eight last year by Encarnacion and desperately needs a win to get his career back on track.