By Per Ake Persson
The WBO eliminator at super middleweight between former WBA light heavyweight contender Robin Krasniqi (46-4) and and former WBO champ Arthur Abraham (45-5) will go ahead April 22 at the Congress Center in Erfurt with SES promoting.
The date has been set for some time but not the venue. It´s a fine matchup with the winner heading for a world title fight while loser faces a long way back.
Sauerland Promotion and Nordic Fight Night heads to the northern parts in Sweden and have heavyweight Otto Wallin (17-0) fighting at home in Sundsvall, probably April 22.
There have been talks of Wallin headlining a NFN show for some time and the Joey Gamache trained fighter has shown steady improvement. On Tuesday (Feb 21) there will be a press conference in Sundsvall to make it all official.
The Czech leg of German promotional outfit SES stage a show March 11 in Prague with WBO Euro super welterweight champ Stephan Horvath (17-5) defending the title against German Arthur Herrman (17-2). On the undercard heavyweight prospect Tom Schwarz (17-0) returns after an injury related layoff.
Hungarian super featherweight Zoltan Kovacs (19-5-1) retained the WBO Euro title last night in Papa with a ten round unanimous decision over Italian challenger Nicola Cipolletta (13-5-2). It was scored 97-93 on all cards.
EBU flyweight champion Vincent Legrand (22-0) makes a voluntary defence of the title against Spaniard Angel Moreno (11-3-2) March 16 in Paris on a Jean Marc Mormeck promotion. Mandatory challenger for Legrand is former champ Thomas Masson, who was forced to relinquish the title due to injury. Legrand then beat Valery Yanchy to win the vacant title.