By Per Ake Persson
The WBA have still not made a ruling on Nikolai Valuev´s next defence which could be against David Haye or vs mandatory challenger John Ruiz. There are now negotiations going on for Ruiz to step aside and fight on the undercard to Valuev vs Haye on November 7.
Jr welterweightss Jo Jo Dan and Ojesun Olusegun clash in a WBC eliminator October 9 in Romania.
The Polish megafight between Tomasz Adamek vs Andrew Golota could be on for late October in Poland. There will be a press conference on Tuesday next week where more details will be known.
Karo Murat has vacated the EBU super middleweight title due to problems making the weight and is moving up to lightheavy. Murat was in training for a defense of the EBU title against Italian Lorenzo Di Giacomo on August 29 but is now on short notice on for a fight against Sergey Demchenko for the vacant WBO I/C title August 29. As for the vacant EBU title, Dimitri Sartison was mandatory challenger for Murat and he will now fight the highest available challenger, likely to be Universum stablemate Denis Inkin, to get a new champion.
Polish jr middleweight Daniel Urbanski won a close decision over Swede Karlo Tabaghua in Miedzyzdroje on Tuesday night with the IBF Youth and Int´l Polish titles at stake. The decision was controversial with most feeling Tabaghua, fighting on a Polish license, had nicked it. The two will now be rematched. Win, lose or draw Karlo, now 11-1, is heading back to welterweight.
Roy Jones, Jr, will be ringside for the "Ingo the Champ" show in Karlstad, Sweden on September 4. The show is a memorial event for the late Ingemar Johansson headlined by heavyweights Timor Ibragimov vs Al Cole and Attila Levin against Ivica Perkovic.
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