By Per Ake Persson
Former amateur star and AIBA pro Serge "the Bavarian Sniper" Michel (5-0) goes for vacant International German 175 lb title against Armenak Hovhannisyan (4-0) June 16 Munich. Michel is promoted by Petko´s Box Promotion and represented Germany in the 2016 Olympics.
In the headliner former cruiser champ Marco Huck takes on Yakup Saglam at heavyweight.
Light heavyweight Stefan Haertel (15-1) takes on Robert Mueller (3-12) on Saturday in Berlin in a supporting bout to the Kabayel vs Rovcanin show. Haertel, formerly with Team Sauerland lost to Adam Deines in his debut for SES.
Another SES newcomer, super middleweight Elvis Hetemi (10-0) gets a tough start with his new promoter as he takes on Ukrainan Roman Shkarupa (27-7-2). Czech heavyweight Tomas Salek (5-0) is also on the bill and face Georgian David Gogishvili (7-2).
Belgian light heavy Timur Nikarkhoev is in tough June 16 in Charleroi when he takes on Serhiy Demchenko (18-12-1). Demchenko, from Ukraine but based in Italy, have stayed alert and in training and accepted fights at short notice and have the last thee years fought three times for the EBU title and won the EU title twice.
In the co-headliner heavyweight Herve Hubeaux (29-3) is in against Spaniard Gabriel Enguema (8-5-0).
German super middleweight Yesilat Berkta (6-40) fought according to boxrec three times, all in Germany, last week and. All three fights ended with Berkta retiring in his corner so no harm done it seems.
IN OTHER NEWS: Joshua Buatsi will fight for the sixth time as a pro on the undercard of the Heavyweight rematch between Tony Bellew and David Haye on May 5 at The O2 in London, live on Sky Sports.
Buatsi has raced to 5-0 since turning over in July, ending three of those bouts inside the distance. The Team GB Rio Olympic bronze medal man tastes his first eight-rounder on his third appearance in the Greenwich venue, and the 25 year old talent managed by Anthony Joshua’s AJ BXNG is delighted to be back in action for the third time already in 2018.
“I’m happy to be back on the scene again on the big May 5 show,” said Buatsi. It’s my hometown in London which gives me that extra push to put on a display.
“It’ll be another entertaining fight I’m sure, people come with expectations which I can hopefully meet and surpass them. As AJ calls The O2 - ‘The Lions Den’ – it’ll be a fantastic atmosphere in there on fight night, I can't wait to get back in there.”