Guerfi-Zhakiyanov Purse Bid is Won By EuroProm
By Per Ake Persson
French promotional company EuroProm headed by Gerard Teysseron bid a staggering 62,000 Euro for the right to stage the fight between EBU bantamweight champ Karim Guerfi, 20-3 and mandatory challenger Kazak Zhanat Zhakiyanov, 21-1. Guerfi won the title with an upset win over Stephane Jamoye after previously losing two attempts to win the French bantam crown and also losing a world title fight at flyweight against Juan Carlos Reveco. Hatton Promotions, Zhakiyanov´s promoter, bid 25,696 Euro - a more normal sum considering the title and weight division involved. When and where will be announced within shortly.