By Per Ake Persson
Juho Haapoja (27-7-2) and Leonardo Damian Bruzzese (17-2-0) will as previously reported clash for the vacant EU cruiserweight title March 25 in Helsinki on a show promoted by Dominus Boxing Group with Pekka Maeki as matchmaker.
Today it was announced that Dominus have added an interesting co-feature as Petteri Frojdholm (11-0) will take on Farouk Kourbanov (12-0) for the vacant EU super featherweight title. This was fight was on for March 3 but was cancelled due to financial reasons.
The show goes ahead on classic ground at the Kiisahall.
Dominus have also announced that EBU lightweight champion Edis Tatli and WBC super featherweight champ Ewa Wahlstrom will defend their respective titles in May.
WBA interim middleweight champion Hassan N´Dam, who participated in the 2016 Olympics as well, will defend the title against Japanese challenger Ryota Murat, who capture an Olympic gold medal. When and where the fight takes place is still not set though.
Former WBC cruiser king Krzystof Wlodarczyk (52-3-1) take on Noel Gevor (22-0) May 13 in Poznan (Poland) in a IBF eliminator.
Wlodarczyk is ranked # 3 by the IBF and holds the IBF Intercontinental title. Gevor is IBF # 4 with spots and and vacant.
With a potential world title shot on the near horizon for the winner, undefeated bantamweight contenders Antonio Nieves and Nikolay Potapov both agree their NABO Bantamweight Championship showdown this Friday is the most important of both their careers.
Defending champion Nieves (17-0-2, 9 KOs) of Cleveland and Russia's Potapov (16-0-1, 8 KOs) will meet in the co-main event this Friday, March 10, of Salita Promotions' history-making quadrupleheader of fights entitled "Detroit City Gold" at MGM Grand Detroit on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT).
In the night's main event, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Claressa Shields (1-0) of Flint, Mich., will face Hungary's Szilvia "Sunset" Szabados (15-8, 6 KOs) in a six-round battle for the Women's NABF Middleweight Championship. Their fight will be the first women's boxing main event to be featured on premium television in history.
In the eight-round televised bantamweight opener, Detroit-based bantamweight prospect James Smith (11-0, 6 KOs) will take on Chicago's Joshua Greer, Jr. (11-1-1, 4 KOs). In the other eight-round televised bout of the exciting quadrupleheader, welterweight Wesley Tucker (13-0, 8 KOs) Toledo, Ohio, faces Detroit's Ed Williams (12-1-1, 4 KOs).
Tickets for "Detroit City Gold" are priced at $250, $150, $100 and $50, and are available at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800.745.3000.