By Per Ake Persson
Former cruiserweight champion Marco Huck steps up in weight, as previously reported, once again to the heavyweight division on June 16 in Munich and today Petko´s Box Promotion announced that Huck will face Yakub Saglam, 40-4-0-1 (37 KOs).
Saglam can punch but every time he´s stepped in level he´s been stopped and has lost inside the distance to Manuel Charr, Odlanier Solis and Joseph Parker.
At the same time Huck has looked past his prime in his last few fights so Saglam is in as a live underdog.
Sarah Mahfoud (5-0) takes on South African Unathi Myekeni on April 27 in Hillerod on a Danish Fight Night promotion with the vacant IBF I/C female super featherweight title at stake.
Super lightweight Enock Poulsen (7-0) co-headlines against an opponent to be announced in a defence of the IBF youth title he won on the last DFN show.
Light heavies Jonas Madsen (12-0) and Jeppe Morell (8-2), heavyweight Pierre Madsen (11-0) and cruiser Detlev Rossing are featured on the undercard.
The show is on! The Martial Arts Delegation in Sweden has given special permission for Otto Wallin vs Adrian Granat over 12x3 April 21 in Sundsvall. MAD have also approved Sven Fornling vs Karel Horejsek over 10x3, Mikaela Lauren vs Verena Kaiser over 10x2, Mikkel Nielsen vs Simon Henriksson, Oliver Flodin vs Oliver Pilcs and Robin Safar vs Przemyslav Gorgon are all approved for 6x3. To get permission one have according to the Martial Arts Law apply at least 60 days in advance. Should one of the fighters pull out the whole procedure must be done again.
Spanish World Factory Events won the purse bids today in Rome for the right to stage the fight for the vacant EU super middleweight title between Ronny Landaeta (14-0) and Italian Valerio Ranaldo (13-1-1). WFE bid 26 750 Euro and will stage the fight June 23 in Malaga.