By Per Ake Persson

JM Promotions and Siesta Boxing join forces for a show in Vilnius, Lithuania, August 26.

The event is billed as the Homecoming of the Terminator, super welterweight Virgilijus Stapuliones, 28-5-1, who takes on Pavel Mamontov, 12-4-2, for the vacant IBF Baltic title. Stapuliones´ last fight in Lithuania dates back to 2015 and he has since been on the road fighting in the United States and Russia.

In other action lightweight Isa Chaniev, 10-1, is in against Belgian Jean Pierre Bauwens, 42-3-2, and light heavyweight Yoann Kongolo, 8-0, squares off against Salambek Baysangurov, also 8-0.

EBU super featherweight champ Guillaume Frenois, 44-1, is according to some sources about to relinquish the title and go for an IBF eliminator against Australian Billy Dib. Frenois has been booked for some time for his mandatory defence against Juli Giner, 21-2-1, October 21 in Barcelona. More to come.


Super welterweights Sergio Garcia, 24-0, defends the WBC Silver title against Felice Moncelli, 17-4-1, September 22 in Torrelavega, Spain. Garcia won the title in June with a points win over Isaac Real in an all Spanish matchup.


Middleweights Andrew Francillette, 20-0-1, and Alessandro Goddi, 31-2-1, clash for the vacant WBA Continental title on September 22 in Fontvielle, Monaco. Former EBU flyweight champ Vincent Legrand, 24-0, is featured on the undercard. The show is promoted by EuroProm and ASM (AS Monaco).