By Per Ake Persson
Hennessy Sports won today´s purse bids for the fight for the vacant EBU super lightweight title between Anthony Yigit and Lenny Daws. Hennessy bid 40,000 Euro while Sauerland big 33,305 Euro . When and where is to be announced.
Sauerland Promotion had in case of a win planned to stage the fight December 9 in Nykoping, Sweden.
Yigit would then have created a minor piece of boxing history as he would have been the first Swede to fight for the prestigious European title in Sweden since 1966 when Bosse Hogberg went through hell in 14 rounds of war against Italian great Sandro Mazzinghi before being stopped.
Aging but still tough super middleweight veteran Lolenga Mock takes on French champ Nicolas Dion (16-3) in the headliner of Super Brian Nielsen / Mogens Palle Promotion´s next edition of Danish Fight Night October 29 at Frederiksberghallerne in Copenhagen.
Mock has headlined every DFN show and is now 5-0 against solid opponents.
Mock -Dion tops a bill of somewhere between ten and twelve fights. One fight is announced and that is super lightweight debutant Enock Poulsen vs Osama Hadifi (11-2) in a highly interesting all Danish matchup.
IN OTHER NEWS: Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson makes his return to the ring to help the fight against heroin in Staten Island Saturday, November 19 at the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, CT.
Melson’s fight headlines a DiBella Entertainment promoted Pro-Am card as part of the recently relocated but wildly popular Broadway Boxing series. This fight card is a special event. Broadway Boxing by way of Lou DiBella, is offering a Veterans Appreciation fight card with 4 of the undercard bouts consisting of Cadets from the West Point Boxing Team boxing against Cadets from the Coast Guard Academy.
Living and fighting out of New York City, Melson’s made a name for himself in and out of the ring. His outstanding professional ledger stands at 15-1-1 with 4 knockouts and in May 2015 he won the WBC-USNBC junior middleweight championship by dominating Mike Ruiz. Since the victory, he’s spent most of his time doing public speaking around the country as well as raising funds and awareness for various charitable causes such as Suicide Prevention among Armed Forces Veterans, working with disadvantaged youth and helping fight drug addiction among youth and young adults.