By Per Ake Persson
Felix-Promotion in Hungary have signed a new TV deal that calls for six shows in Hungary this year and two abroad.
Next show is scheduled for Oradea in Romania on April 13 with junior middleweight Ferenc Berki Jr, 11-0, topping the bill.
In the chief support middleweight Balazs Bacskai, 5-0, and welterweight Flavius Bieia, 12-1, are featured and super feather Zoltan Kovacs, 20-5-1, comes back after a injury related layoff.
The injury suffered by Erik Skoglund in December of last year has led to a change in the safety rules for professional boxing in Sweden.
Among the changes is that a license issued by the Swedish commission is only valid in one weight division - should the fighter decide to drop down a new license is required - this to have a check on how the weight loss program is constructed.
There must also be two weeks (as compared with one week as it was) between fights and there shall be a week´s rest after what is called a sparring "sojourn".
Super middleweights Robin Krasniqi (47-5) and Stas Kashtanov (36-2) clash for the vacant EBU title June 2, informs the EBU. The fight is not officially announced by Krasniqi´s promoter SES but according to EBU the site will be Bad Tolz, a small town just south of Munich where Krasniqi resides.
Danish cruiserweight Micki Nielsen has pulled out as challenger for the vacant EU title. There were purse bids scheduled on Monday (March 12). For co-challenger Fabio Turchi it means another wait for a new challenger to be appointed.
As for Nielsen the future appears uncertain despite a record of 25-1 but he´s failed to impress for some time now mainly due to a lack of conditioning.
Sauerland Event have signed up welterweight Abass Barou. Barou, born in Germany but with parents from Togo, has been among the best German amateurs the last few years. When Barou will make his pro debut has yet to be announced.