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European Update: Seferi, Laszczyk, Simion Win

By Alexey Sukachev

Two local Central European cards came under the radar on Friday night but featured world-rated fighters in separate promotions in both Poland and Germany.
Hamburg, Germany

In the main event of the show, promoted by ex-cruiserweight contender Alexander Alekseev, WBO #15 cruiserweight Nuri “Albanian Tyson” Seferi, 37, continued his re-installment as a top 200lber contender with a convincing decision over Hungarian Tamas Lodi.

Lodi, 24, was coming into this fight as an improbable WBO European titleholder (the belt being previously stripped from Seferi for his inactivity), when he stopped Finnish champion Janne Forsman in November 2013 to get this belt. WBO #9 Lodi (13-2, 11 KOs) did his best to defend his belt for the very first time but it was Seferi who did a better job overall in a relatively close fight. Scores were: 119-109, 118-110 and 116-112 – for Seferi (36-6, 20 KOs).

Nuri’s younger brother Sefer Seferi (18-0, 16 KOs), competing in the same weight class, easily dispatched Czech veteran Jozef Krivka (5-7, 5 KOs) in round one. Official time of stoppage was 2:27.

WBC #6 Romanian featherweight Viorel Simion (17-1, 7 KOs) knocked down Azerbaijani Iskander Bakhtiyarzade (9-4, 2 KOs) in the first round and cruised to a wide decision on all the judges’ scorecards to erase bad memories of his 2013 loss to Lee Selby in a close fight. Scores were: 99-90, 98-91 and 98-91 – for Simion, who remains an important figure in the featherweight division.

Also hulking Swedish heavyweight Adrian Granat (4-0, 4 KOs) got the rid of Austrian Andreas Kapp (4-3-1, 3 KOs) at 2:28 of the very first round to continue his impressive knockout streak.

Other results:

Sebastian Formella (3-0, 3 KOs) KO 5 Jozsef Kormany (2-1, 1 KO)
Nikola Milacic (4-1, 3 KOs) UD 4 Attila Ficere (1-2). Scores were: 40-36 (x3)
Butrint Rama (10-0, 6 KOs) TKO 3 Krisztian Megyes (1-1, 1 KO)
Jonny Ibramov (8-5-2, 1 KO) TKO 4 Andreas Koelldorfer (2-1)
Ehsan Maudodi (2-0, 2 KOs) TKO 1 Radek Linka (6-3, 6 KOs)

Slesin, Poland

On June 21, a new holder of the vacant WBO featherweight crown will be defined in a high-octane collision between two highly touted prospects Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko. Another young gun is setting his eye on the winner of that fight, and that is WBO #3 rated Pole Kamil Laszczyk.

This past Friday Laszczyk (now 17-0, 7 KOs) continued his build-up with a shutout decision over tough Finn Tuomo Eronen (13-3, 5 KOs) over twelve. Laszczyk, 23, who has finally chosen the 126lb division to be his home, was much quicker than Eronen and landed cleaner and crispier punches to get 120-108 on all the judges’ scorecards. He has also acquired two vacant belts – World Boxing Foundation and Polish International 126lb titles.

In a co-feature, light middleweight Patryk Szymanski (11-0, 6 KOs) effectively annihilated rugged Belarussian Andrey Abrameko (20-6-2, 4 KOs) in six rounds to acquire previously vacant World Boxing Foundation International and Polish International 154lb titles. Szymanski was in full control of the fight, dropped Abramenko with a huge right hand to the head in the fourth and finished him off with a body punch two rounds later. The show was promoted by Mariusz Kolodziej of Global Boxing Promotions.

Other results:

Nikodem Jezewski (7-0-1, 5 KOs) KO 4 Marko Rupcic (3-7-1, 1 KO)
Sebastian Skrzypczynski (11-8-2, 5 KOs) UD 6 Denis Makar (4-22, 3 KOs)
Tomasz Duszak (5-0-1, 2 KOs) UD 4 Jakub Wojcik (1-4-1, 1 KO)
Michal Gerlecki (6-0, 3 KOs) UD 4 Marko Benzon (8-7, 4 KOs)
Dawid Knade (2-1) UD 4 Victor Gelien (0-6)
Michal Ludwiczak (10-0, 4 KOs) UD 4 Vladimir Pakanik (0-3)
Robert Talarek (5-4-2, 2 KOs) UD 4 Michal Szebestik (1-10-1)

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