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 Last update:  11/26/2012       Read more by Per Ake Persson         
   
Richard Towers-Francesco Pianeta Heads To Jan. 20
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by Per Ake Persson

German SES was the sole bidder for EU heavyweight champ Richard Towers´ defense against Francesco Pianeta in today´s purse bids held in Rome.
 
SES bid 33.550,00 EUR and have set January 20 as the date for the fight with site to be announced.
 
Pianeta, 28-0-1, held the EU title 08-09 when he was promoted by Sauerland but was forced to relinquish the title when diagnosed with skin cancer. He then left Sauerland for SES in 2011.
 
Towers, 14-0, won the vacant title with a stoppage win of Frenchman Gregory Tony this past summer.

Tags: Richard Towers , Francesco Pianeta



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comment by Mick Higgs, on 12-03-2012
Towers is scheduled to fight Lucas Browne @ Hong Kong in a Commonwealth title eliminator next week!

comment by joe strong, on 11-26-2012
haven't seen towers but have seen pianeta a few times. he's beat some names in botha & mccall(old & past their best)& had a draw with sosnowski(thought sosnowski won)but i think if he put his foot on the gas he could score more knockouts. he's a boxer & isn't aggressive enough. he's young, big & ...

comment by Clegg, on 11-26-2012
Nice to see two unbeaten heavyweights facing off. Didn't know about Pianeta having had cancer, good on him for coming through it and continuing his career. I think he'll win this inside the distance. I thought Towers looked poor against Tony, he was gassed badly, wobbled all over the ring, and ...

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