By Per Ake Persson
German super middleweight Denis Radovan (8-0) is heading for the UK to spar with WBA world champion George Groves as he prepares for the upcoming semi-final in the World Boxing Super Series Tournament against IBO champ Chris Eubank Jr. on February 17.
Radovan´s next fight is also scheduled for February 17 but in Ludwigsburg and the undercard of Feigenbutz vs Liebenberg.
French heavyweight prospect Tony Yoka (3-0) is lined up to fight April 7 at the Zenith is Paris. The former amateur star and Olympic gold medal winner is promoted by Ringstar Sports.
Newly crowned EU super welterweight champ Maxime Beaussire (24-1-1) makes the first defence of the title against Italian veteran Lenny Bottai (26-4) February 16 at the Zenith in Caen. It´s the third time Beaussire fights at this venue and he is 2-0 there and happy to come back.
Former EBU bantamweight champ Karim Guerfi (26-3) will take on Filipino Michael Dasmarinas (27-2) on April 20 in Singapore with the IBO title at stake. This Ringstar promotion is billed Roar of Singapore IV.
Guerfi had fellow Frenchman Omar Lamiri as official challenger and Lamiri will now fight the highest ranked available challenger.
When featherweight Sergio Blanco lost a close and controversial decision to Marco Vidal in July in a fight for the then vacant EBU featherweight title he announced his retirement.
But, as he got a rematch he decided to fight again and as was previously reported Vidal vs Blanco II was all set for January 27 in Castellbisbals (Spain).
However, Blanco have since thought twice about and is again retired and the fight is off.
Robert Boudouani, older brother of former world champ Laurent Boudouani, has passed away after a long battle with illness at only 52 years old. Robert was French champion both in the amateurs and pros but retired in 84 with a record of 12-5-1.