By Per Ake Persson
Renowned trainer Fritz Sdunek must for health reasons step back as trainer for the likes of Zsolt Erdei, Sebastian Zbik, Aleksander Dimitrenko, Dennis Boytsov and others - but he will remain head coach for Vitali Klitschko, writes Bild Zeitung. The 62-year old Sdunek first battled cancer, recovered but recently suffered from heart problems. Fritz, a top class amateur and trainer in East Germany, was for some time during the 90´s second coach in Universum when Chuck Talhami was chief trainer. But after Dariusz Michalczewski´s bad showing against Graciano Rocchigiani in their first fight back in 96 Sdunek took over and his training methods have worked almost to a perfection. Other trainers may know more about technical stuff but when it comes to conditioning and tactics Sdunek is second to none and he is largely responsible for developing the effective style the Klitschkos. Outside of the Wladimir and Vitali, Sdunek has trained top class fighters like Juan Carlos Gomez, Artur Grigorian and Isvan Kovacs.
It will be Czech light heavyweight Tomas Adamek [NOT the cruiserweight champ] that takes on WBA I/C champ Vyacheslav Uzelkovon October 21 in Kiev when K 2 East promotes another big show. Middleweight Maksim Bursak face Belorus Sergey Khomitskyi in a non-title ten rounder. The undercard feature big heavyweight Alexander Ustinov and welters Valery Brazhnik and Viktor Plotnikov.
Veteran heavyweight Timo Hoffmann is now the mandatory challenger for EU champ Francesco Pianeta. Both are Germans and were once stablemates in Sauerland Event but Timo, a loser to Francois Botha last time out, is now with SES.
French prospects Khedafi Djelkhir, 3-0 and a featherweight, and Charles Sow, 1-0, a lightweight, will both fight on the undercard to Moreno vs Patrac November 7 in Agde.
Adriano Cardarelle is off the IBF Youth middleweight title fight against Dominik Britsch on the undercard to Taylor vs Abraham on Saturday in Berlin. Stepping in on short notice is Belgian Michael Recloux. Heavyweight Gbenga Oloukun, who upset Lamon Brewster in August, face Rene Dettweiler in what shapes up like an interesting fight between two guys with inflated records at the crossroads of their respective careers. Young cruiser Martin Kempf, who was stopped in his last fight, is in against Frenchman Parfait Amougui Amougou and it could be tough for the Germain.
Next up for EBU middleweight champ Matthew Macklin is likely to be the mandatory defense of the title against Russian Dimitry Pirog. Macklin is of course looking for a world title shot but dangerous punchers generally have to work their way into mandatory status before getting there.
French jr middleweight Husseyn Bayram, 31-3, has signed a three year contract with AMI Production. Bayram have challenged for the EBU title twice and recently won the "Grand Tournoi" in France with three inside the distance victories.
The WBC eliminator at jr welterweight between Jojo Dan and Ajose Olusegun that was set for Bucharest last weekend was postponed at short notice and will now go ahead November 17 reports Gankor Promotion.