By Andrey Krikunov
WBО light middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk is leaving Universum Box Promotion and will seek a new promoter in the United States. This year the champion hasn’t fought even once. At first, his bout with James Kirkland had broken down and now the fight with Paul Williams, which was set to take place on October 3, also isn’t going to happen. The American boxer will take on Kelly Pavlik on the same date.
Dzinziruk blames his German promoters in the fight breakdown and doesn’t want to deal with Universum any longer.
“When I asked Universum executives whether the fight would take place on October 3 for sure, they just nodded, - says Dzinziruk to BoxingScene.com. – “Don’t worry, everything is settled down. Just do your training”, - they told me. So I started my training camp – worked two weeks in my hometown Brovary and then moved to Hamburg. I’d been training for a week in Universum gym and than this news came. I’m still shocked”.
Dzinziruk also told that his contract with Universum expired in 2008 but the company decided to renew it for two more years.
“I consulted my lawyers and they explained that unilateral prolongation of contract is against the law. It’s violation of human rights. If Universum doesn’t let me go, I’ll sue them. In any case I will never again fight under the Universum. I'd rather hang myself than work with Germans again," - claimed the Ukrainian boxer.
Now the champion plans to go to the United States and to look for a new promoter there.
“Two well-known American promotional companies are interested in my services, - told Dzinziruk. - I hope to sign an agreement with one of them and to have my first bout in the US in November-December”.
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