By Juhani Gronberg and Per Ake Persson
Finnish promotional outfit P 3 Boxing, headed by Pekka Maeki, won the purse bids earlier today in Rome for EBU jr. welterweight champ Denis Shafikov´s mandatory defense against Italian challenger Brunet Zamora.
P 3 Boxing bid 111,111 EUR while Boxe Loreni came in second best with a bid for 82,500 EUR.
Exact date and site will be announced but it seems certain that Shafikov, "Djingis Khan", vs Zamora will go ahead in Russia or Finland inside of 60 days.
Shafikov and Zamora fought to a draw in October 2010 with the WBA I/C title at stake - but most observers felt Shafikov had nicked it.