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Euro News: Hammer Return Delayed, Mollenberg, Jurk Goes Pro, More

Petko's Box Promotion in Munich, Germany, has been forced to postpone its big dinner boxing show on October 31 in Unterschleissheim due to the increased level of Covid-19 cases in the region. The show was to be headlined by welterweights Deniz Ilbay vs Yahya Tlazouti and Christina Hammer vs Sanna Turunen. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.

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Unbeaten Danish welterweights Oliver Mollenberg (6-0-1) and Frank Madsen (5-0) headlines TK Promotions show in Gilleleje on December 5. At stake is the national title and the fights is set for eight rounds. More fights is to be announced.
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EC Boxing in Hamburg celebrates 10 years in the business this fall. EC started out with a bang with no TV backing and have kept going throughout the years and have produced IBO champs such as Igor Mikhalkin (also EBU king), Karo Murat, Sven Fornling and Sebastian Formella. WBA regular champ Manuel Charr is also on the team along with Christian Hammer, Ali Eren Demirezen, Erkan Teper, Firat Arslan and Viktor Faust.
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20-year old heavyweight Viktor Jurk has turned pro with B+ M Sport Management in Hamburg. The B stands for Bernd Boente who was manager for the Klitschko brothers for most of their careers. Jurk will be trained by Christian Morales, who also trains Peter Kadiru (10-0). When and where Jurk will make his debut is to be announced.
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Former Italian middleweight champ Sauro Soprani has passed away at the age 78. Soprani retired in 1975 with a record of 30-16-8. The story goes that Soprani was named mandatory challenger for then EBU champ Bunny Sterling but insisted on going through with a defence of the national title against Elio Calcabrini and was stopped due to bad cuts. Soprani later worked for the local police force in Forli.
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Also gone is Spaniard Isidoro Cabeza, who went 33-35-13 in a long career that lasted from 1972 through 1986. Cabeza held the Spanish super featherweight title in 1977-78 and challenged for the EBU title in 1978. He fought all over Europe taking on all comers which shows on his record.

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