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Euro News: Dominic Boesel Defends, Laggoune vs. Opetaia, More

By Per Ake Persson

EBU light heavyweight champ Dominic Boesel (28-1) defends the title against Italian Orial Kulaj (19-5) on April 13 in Halle an der Saale on a SES promotion. It´s a voluntary defence by Boesel, who have a very capable official challenger waiting in the shape of Igor Michalkin.

It´s the second defence by Boesel who won the title by beating Serhiy Demchenko and then retained it against Enrico Koelling. Kolaj held the EU title until recently and was 4-5 back in 2011 but have since won 15 straight wins - with long breaks between fights.

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Italian jr lightweight Michael Magnesi (13-0 ) take on tough Spanish veteran Rudy "El Lobo Negro" Encarnacion (39-27-4) March 21 at the Hotel Cavalieri Hilton in Rome with the vacant IBF Mediterranean title at stake. Also on this Buccioni Boxing Team show is a clash for the Italian middleweight title between Marco Boezio (6-3-1) and Khalil El Harraz (9-0-1).
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IBF I/C cruiser champ Bilal Laggoune (24-1-2) defends the title against undefeated Australian Jai Opetaia (16-0) on March 22 in Roosdal, Belgium, on a show promoted by Belgian Fighting Competition headed by Ezzedine Laggoune. On the undercard female super middleweight Femke Hermans (9-2) and Elin Cederroos (5-0) clash for the vacant IBF title and reigning WBA Int´l cruiser king Ryan Merhy (27-1) is also featured on the show in a non title fight. Merhy defends the title next May 4 in Charleroi.
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LNK Boxing stage LNK Fight Night 11 March 23 at Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia. It´s a mixed martial arts professional boxing show. The boxing part is topped by a showdown between the always dangerous Patrick Mendy (18-13-3) and Ricards Bolotniks.(12-5-1) in a fight made at light heavy.  Mendy beat former world champ Dmitri Chudinov last time out.
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EBU super bantam champ Luca Rigoldi (19-1-1) makes the first defence of the title he won against Jeremy Parodi in November of last year April 25 in Brescia, Italy, on a Boxe Loreni promotion.

Rigoldi takes on Frenchman Anthony Settoul (23-7). It´s a voluntary defence by Rigoldi, who have Russian Oleksandr Yehorov as mandatory challenger. Settloul´s last fight was in fact also for the EBU title and he was stopped in one in by Abigail Medina, who moved on to fight for a world title which paved the way for Rigoldi-Parodi.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Mick Higgs on 02-22-2019

[QUOTE=giacomino;19530684]Boesel’s promoters aren’t putting him in against anyone with a pulse. He was ranked #1 by WBO for a while after having beaten nobody so they want to get him a title fight without having to face a live opponent[/QUOTE]…

Comment by giacomino on 02-21-2019

[QUOTE=Mick Higgs;19529833]What the bloody hell has Kulai done to deserve this chance? If Frank Warren was any kind of manager then he would lobby the EBU to get Anthony Yarde the shot. While i'm here, I'd like to see Opertaia…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 02-21-2019

What the bloody hell has Kulai done to deserve this chance? If Frank Warren was any kind of manager then he would lobby the EBU to get Anthony Yarde the shot. While i'm here, I'd like to see Opertaia Vs…

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