Duhaupas Officially Out of EU Clash, For Wilder Shot

By Per Ake Persson

French heavyweight Johann Duhaupas (32-2) has officially pulled out of the scheduled fight for the vacant EU title on October 10 in Barcelona against Hungarian Zsolt Bogdan (10-0) and thus misses out on a 5,000 Euro payday.

However, the reason he has done so is because Johann got a bigger fish in sight for a few dollars more. Jokes aside, Duhaupas will face Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33KOs) for the WBC heavyweight title on September 26th in the champion's backyard of Birmingham, Alabama. The fight will be televised on NBC as part of a Premier Boxing Champions card.

It will be Wilder's second defense of the title after stopping Eric Molina in nine rounds a few months ago. He captured the belt in January with a twelve round decision over Bermane Stiverne.

As for Bogdan he will fight the highest available challenger for the EU crown.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by //// on 08-21-2015

pbc = sh1t

Comment by The Hammer on 08-20-2015

[QUOTE=Earl Hickey;15980362]I thought Erkan Teper just won the EU title by ko'ing the stiff plumber[/QUOTE]Teper won the European (EBU) title. Duhaupas was going to fight for the European Union (EU) title, a lesser belt.

Comment by saintpat on 08-20-2015

Wilder-Duhaupas press conference announcement is today.

Comment by knockoutkid on 08-20-2015

5,000 euros thats not much, must have been 50,000?

Comment by HWChampion on 08-20-2015

[QUOTE=Earl Hickey;15980362]I thought Erkan Teper just won the EU title by ko'ing the stiff plumber[/QUOTE] EBU BRAHHH!!! :boxing::boxing::boxing:

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