Alexander Frenkel vs Silvio Branco Clash is Called Off

By Per Ake Persson

Alexander Frenkel's defense of the EBU cruiserweight title against Silvio Branco, that first was postponed and then set for July 22 in Civitavecchia, Italy, is now off completely. The EBU has subsequently removed the 44-year old Branco from the mandatory challenger position. OPI 2000, who promote Branco, confirms the fight is off but declined to give any reason for the cancellation.

However, Branco, a multiple world and European champ, is fighting a tuneup this coming weekend along with former WBC cruiserweight king Giacobbe Fragomeni and OPI 2000 plans to stage a fight between these two veterans in the fall - which financially is a much bigger fight for the Italian market, says Christian Cherchi.

As for Frenkel he´s wasted a long time training for a fight that was first postponed and then cancelled.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Spit Venom on 07-06-2011

Alexander "Bad Luck" Frenkel is a good fighter, too bad he is a Sauerland Event fighter, like the rest of the top of the cruiserweight division: Steve Cunningham (IBF), Marco Huck (WBO), Pablo Hernandez (WBA interim). Sauerland has never matched…

Comment by The Hammer on 07-06-2011

[QUOTE=Khmelnytsky;10798987]Him and Kayode are the top 2 that would be an exciting fight.[/QUOTE] That would be a good matchup!

Comment by Khmelnytsky on 07-06-2011

[QUOTE=Gordon_Gekko;10798734]To be fair, despite awesome power, Enzo Mac was outboxing him for large chunks of their match and on his way to a points victory. Obviously Frenkel got the big KO, but he wasn't pounding him every round dominating the…

Comment by Gordon_Gekko on 07-06-2011

To be fair, despite awesome power, Enzo Mac was outboxing him for large chunks of their match and on his way to a points victory. Obviously Frenkel got the big KO, but he wasn't pounding him every round dominating the…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 07-06-2011

Poor Frenkel. He just might be the next big thing and he cannot seem to get back in the ring. His power is just plain awesome. Hope he returns soon and I'd love to see a fight with Marco Huck…

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