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Denis Boytsov in Limbo as Illness Derails Airich Fight

By Per Ake Persson

Highly ranked Russian Denis Boytsov, 31-0, is ill and has been forced to pull out tomorrow´s fight against Konstantin Airich in Hamburg.
 
Universum´s show at the Wandsbeker Sporthall is still on though and feature cruiserweight Rahkim Chahkhiev, who defends the WBC Baltic title against Colombian Epifanio Mendoza, in the headliner.
 
Co-promoter Ismail Oezen take on Czech journeyman Michal Bilak with the International - the BDB version - German title at stake.
 
Former WBC jr. lightweight champ Vitali Tajbert returns from an injury related layoff and face Czech Michal Dufak.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 10-11-2012

Dimitrenko is a free agent & just cut ties with universum. He's a free agent & said he wants to move to the states. Excellent move. If he isn't getting the backing in Europe(thought he'd sign with sauerland)then why not…

Comment by New England on 10-11-2012

[QUOTE=valero;12595119]Sometimes **** happens, like injuries or sickness. Boytsov is a quality fighter with incredible speed for a HW. He'll be back![/QUOTE] incredible speed.? i wouldnt call it that. floyd patterson had incredible speed michael dokes had incredible speed cassius clay…

Comment by New England on 10-11-2012

[QUOTE=Freedom.;12595126]His hand has been 100% healed since April 2011. He told the Russian media that he no longer believes Universum. He said he's been promised opportunities to fight top level opposition that haven't materialized. Denis seems to be getting fed…

Comment by Freedom2111 on 10-11-2012

[QUOTE=New England;12595020]real talk. are his hands really as bad as they're reported to be? or do you suspect there's something else going on? i do seem to remember some disputes in his management and handling, but i could be mistaken.…

Comment by Thurman on 10-11-2012

Sometimes **** happens, like injuries or sickness. Boytsov is a quality fighter with incredible speed for a HW. He'll be back!

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