By Per Ake Persson
As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Karo Murat relinquished the EBU light heavyweight title to go for the vacant (or soon to be vacant) IBO title. This left official challenger Serhyi Demchenko without opponent.
Today, however, it´s been announced by the EBU that a co-challenger have been found and that is former EBU titleholder Dominic Boesel, the man Karo Murat beat to become champ.
Boesel was already lined up to headline a SES show in Weissenfels on March 3 with an opponent to be announced and now it is Boesel vs Demchenko for the vacant and prestigious EBU title.
These happenings might very well be connected as SES had an option on Murat and a rematch with Boesel was announced for December 16 of last year but then Boesel had to pull out due to an injury late November and was never rescheduled and Demchenko entered the scene as official challenger for Murat.
IN OTHER NEWS: The highly-expected World Series of Boxing Season VIII kicks off on Friday, February 2 with a strong first week of boxing action that includes three matches: two from the Group Europe and one from the Group Americas.
Season VIII will follow the successful three-group format with 12 teams competing in the regional regular season and global play-offs to win the unique and prestigious WSB trophy.
The Thunder meet WSB debutants Croatian Knights in Florence’s Pala Mandela stadium on Friday evening in a key Group Europe contest and the very first match of the new Season VIII. The Thunder have been building a formidable reputation at home since their return to the WSB last Season and will be looking to get their new campaign off to a winning start against the Croatian Knights; who boast a strong squad determined to establish themselves in the competition from the outset.