Bouadla Returns, Wlodarczyk-Green, Jokinen, More
By Per Ake Persson
French super middleweight Mehdi Bouadla takes on Estonian Dmitri Protkunas on Friday (Sep 16) in Riga, Latvia, in what is his first fight since losing to Mikkel Kessler in June. If all goes well Bouadla will challenge for an I/C or Int´l title of some kind October 22.
Swedish heavy David Loy, 3-1, is returning home after a stint in Florida. Loy, managed by Thomas Hickey, will nurse an injured foot, have some paternal leave and is expected to be back in action later this fall.
The Jimmy Lange vs Raul Munoz was sanctioned by an American version of the WBU and apparently they nothing to do with the WBU that is based in Germany.
Estonian super middleweight Anton Sjomkin was scheduled to take on Pole Mariusz Cendrowski over eight on the undercard to Klitschko vs Adamek card this past weekend. As it was Cendrowski vs Sjomkin went ahead as a swingbout scheduled for four and Anton was floored in the first and last rounds but got to fight in front of a full house as this bout became the last prelim to go ahead before the main event..
As reported several days ago on BoxingScene.com, WBC cruiserweight champ Krzysztof Wlodarczyk defends the title against Danny Green in Perth on November 30. - "We accepted this fight as it was the best offer on the table, comments "El Diablo´s" promoter Andrew Wasilewski, who also writes off the much talked about tournament at cruiserweight. - "It won´t happen, at least not now, I don´t know why but I believe there wasn´t enough money to do it."
Unbeaten but untested Finnish super middleweight Niko Jokinen takes on still tough Belgian veteran Mike Algoet on the undercard to Shafikov vs Lauri September 23 in Helsinki. Heavyweight Jarno Rosberg squares off against Brit Paul Butlin.