By Per Ake Persson
Felix-Promotion, headed by Felix Racz, plans to move former amateur star Balazs Bacskai, 6-0, up the ladder fast and next up is experienced Venezuelan Jean Carlos Prada (36-6-1) on June 2 at the Thury Castle in Varpalota (Hungary). In the co-feature Romanian welter Flavius Biea (13-1) is in against Frenchman Chaquib Fadli (13-11).
On the undercard middleweight Norbert Harcsa (9-1) continues his comeback against Croatian Frane Radnic (11-5) and welterweight prospect Eronim Aradoiae (5-0) will most likely get a decent test from Swedish veteran Karlo Tabaghua (18-11). The show is televised live in Hungary by M4.
EBU lightweight champ Edis Tatli (30-2) is now back on track after being sidelined with a broken hand. Official challenger is Frenchman Marvin Petit (23-1-1 and reigning WBA Cont´l king) and the EBU have set June 14 as deadline for purse bids or agreements.
Tatli regained the title this past December with a points win over Francesco Patera.
Former WBSS participant at super middleweight and former light heavyweight champ (and trainer of WBA champ Tyron Zeuge) - Juergen Braehmer (49-3) - is now official challenger for the vacant EBU-EU super middleweight title. In the other corner awaits Spanish co-challenger Ronny Landaeta (15-0). The EBU have set June 14 as deadline for purse bids or agreements. The title has been vacant for quite some time for one reason or another.
Hungarian cruiser Tamas Lodi, 18-10-2, swept aside local hero Sami Enbom, 17-2, with surprising ease Saturday evening in Lahti (Finland) and won the vacant WBO Euro title. Enbom was down once in the second and twice in the third before it was stopped. It was a bad loss for Enbom, who now may head for retirement. Also retiring is matchmaker Markus Lammi, who was involved in both shows in the Nordic countries this past weekend.
In Oslo, Norway, the very same evening light heavyweight Alexander Hagen (9-2-1) put on a career best performance as he stopped David Horokhovets (8-4) in the second to win the vacant BBU title. On the undercard promoter and cruiserweight Kevin Melhus, 5-0, outscored Ivan Lysytsia, 3-9, over six.