By Per Ake Persson
Eternally (?) young 45-year super middleweight Lolenga Mock, 42-14-1, could be facing Englishman John Ryder, 25-4, early April in Denmark, writes BT.
Ryder was last seen knocking out Patrick Nielsen while Mock outscored Dmitry Chudinov in his last fight. Mock vs Ryder will be for the vacant IBO I/C title.
On this show light heavyweight Andreas Lynggaard, 5-1, might go for the IBO Youth title. Andreas lost a close call to stablemate Jonas Madsen last time out but put up an excellent fight and now gets a well deserved reward.
Former EBU champ and world title challenger Khoren Gevor is coming back and will have his first fight since 2012 on April 8 in Hamburg. The now 38-year old Gevor made big headlines after attacking the referee after losing to Robert Stieglitz on 2011 and it must be said he had some bad breaks in his big fights losing controversially to Felix Sturm and Lukas Konecny.
Khoren is now training stepsons Noel and Abel and WBFed middleweight champ Rafael Bejaran.
Orial Kulaj, won the vacant EU 175 lb title in Rome Friday night with a unanimous decision over Spanish co-challenger Mustafa Chadlioui. After twelve it was scored 116-112 twice and 115-114. Kolaj is now 19-5 in a career that been on and off due a series of problems outside of the ropes. He was in fact official challenger for the EBU title late in 2013 but was removed due what the EBU described as "serious problems with Italian law". A layoff followed but early 2015 Kolaj was back in action and won the Italian title.
In other action Friday night Jordy Weiss, 19-0, won the vacant EU welterweight title in St Nazaire (France) with a points win over Aitor Nieto, 21-5-1. The judges had it 117-111, 116-113 and 118-112. In the chief support super welterweight David Papot, 21-0, outscored David Garofalo, 14-3, to retain the national title.
Light heavyweight Imre Szello, 20-0, outscored Russian Denis Grachev, 16-6-1, over ten hardfought rounds in Budakalasz (Hungary). This fight topped a show put on by promoter Felix Racz. Super middleweight Shefat Isufi, 26-3-2, outscored Rafael Sosa Pintos, 56-14, from Uruguay in the co-feature