By Per Ake Persson

Lightweights Howik Bebraham (11-0) and Fedor Papazov (20-2) will square off in an official IBO eliminator early next year. The winner will then face IBO champ Emmanuel Tagoe. Bebraham is promoted by Petko´s Box Promotion in Munich (Germany).


French light heavyweight Bilel Latreche (22-5-1) take on Janne Forsman (22-8) from on Finland November 18 in Dole (France) with the vacant WBFed Int´l at stake. Records can be deceiving and here is such case: Latreche has five wins in his last five while Forsman´s ledger read four losses in the last five.

Mogens Palle and Brian Nielsen Promotion have been forced to postpone the big show scheduled for November 25 in Copenhagen due to injuries to two of the main event fighters. Both super middles Lolenga Mock, to fight Dmitri Chudinov, and light heavy Jeppe Morell, in line to take on IBF Baltic champ Sven Fornling, suffered cut and swollen eyes in their respective fights October 28.

The show will now go ahead January 5 with site remaining Frederiksberghallerne in Copenhagen. Both Chudinov and Fornling have accepted the new date.

Also on the bill is IBF Youth 175 lb champ Jonas Madsen in a defence of the title and super lightweight prospect Enoch Poulsen will go for the vacant WBC Int´l Silver title and finally cruiser Ditlev Rossing will fight for the WBC Youth belt.

For co-promoter Mogens Palle this marks his 60th anniversary since his first promotion.


The EBU have appointed Swedish heavyweights Otto Wallin, # 10 in the EU ratings, and Adrian Granat, # 11 in the very same ratings, as co-challengers for the since long vacant EU title. However, if you by the EBU rules Granat is not eligible until he gets a win under his belt and he aims to get it December 22 in Hamburg.

The EU title have been vacant since Agit Kabayel relinquished the title about a year ago to go for the EBU championship.