By Per Ake Persson
Frenchman Medhi Bouadla, formerly the WBO I/C super middleweight ruler, steps down to middleweight and takes on Brazilian veteran Samir Dos Santos Barbosa for the vacant WBA Int´l belt on October 21 in Aulnay-sous-Bous. On the undercard lightweight veteran Brahim Bariz has a final tuneup before challenging Daouda Sow for the national title. Super middleweight Julien Sainte Marie, Bouadla´s chief sparring partner, is also on the bill.
WBA interim middleweight champ Hassan N´Dam is currently talking to his promoter Sebastien Acaries about the renewal of their contract. N´Dam expects to be back in January and there is a title unification coming up against WBA standard king Gennady Golovkin.
Veteran Kai Kauramaki squares off against youngster Timo Laine on October 21 in Pori with the vacant Finnish middleweight title at stake. The undercard features the Selesma brothers, Aki and Sami and cruiserweight Janne Forsman.
Spanish lightweight veteran Angel Hugo "El Tren" Ramirez returns on October 28 in Castellbisbals after the bad loss to Petr Petrov. Opponent is to be announced.