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Ngabu vs. Merhy in Play For EBU Strap After Jur KO Loss

By Per Ake Persson

Romanian cruiserweight Alexandru Jur suffered a crushing one round knockout loss this past weekend against noted puncher Dmitry Kudryashov in Kemerovo (Russia).

This loss cost him the position as mandatory challenger for the EBU title held by Belgian Yves Ngabu, 19-0, and opened the door for an all-Belgian showdown between Ngabu and Ryad Merhy, 25-1.

No deal is in place yet though and the EBU have set October 10 as deadline for agreements or purse bids. Merhy´s promoter Alain Vanackere says to media in Belgium he can promote the fight December 15 in Charleroi.

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Super middleweight Cesar Nunez is sidelined with a back injury and Nunez vs Ronny Landaeta that was set for September 22 has now been moved to October 12. This all-Spanish matchup is for the vacant EU title and rates as one of the year´s biggest domestic fights, writes espabox.com.
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It will be EBU # 12 Joe Hughes, 16-3-1, and EBU # 9 Andrea Scarpa, 23-4, that battle it out for the vacant EBU super lightweight title. The EBU have set October 10 as deadline for purse bids or agreements. Hughes was official challenger for the EU title as late as a week ago and lost to then champ Anthony Yigit last year. Scarpa lost to Franck Petitjean earlier this year in a fight for the EU tite.
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SES promoted female atomweight Fabiana Bytyqi will go for the vacant WBC title against Brit Denise Castle on September 22 in Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic). In the co-feature heavyweighr prospect Tomas Salek take on Georgian Davit Gorgiladze.
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Promoter and undefeated super middleweight Patrick Rokhoo, 15-0, is in against Mathias Eklund, 10-0-1, from Finland October 6 in Braunschweig. Rokohl-Eklund is for the vacant WBO Euro title but it must be that both have yet to be tested against in Europe. On the undercard cruiserweight Sami Enbom, 17-2, returns after the loss to Tamas Lodi. If all goes well Enbom will fight Samuelí Karkkainen, 8-0,  for the vacant Finnish title early next year.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BigZ44 on 09-20-2018

Biggest fight in Belgian history!! Get you chocolates and waffles ready! Winner fights Bilal Laggoune :boxing:

Comment by Urtain on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=BUCSBronzemedal;19122658]Me too, it would appear that the EBU route whilst getting you the "European title" does not guarantee decent money at that level or even a world ranking with one of the 4 bodies. [/QUOTE] Being the EBU winner gives…

Comment by BUCSBronzemedal on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Mick Higgs;19121565]I sometimes wonder where the EBU get there ratings from. Hopefully the Askin/Okolie winner this weekend is nominated #1 mandatory contender @ 200Lb.[/QUOTE] Me too, it would appear that the EBU route whilst getting you the "European title" does…

Comment by Urtain on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=dan_cov;19121576]Shame nobody outside of Belgium will watch this will be a really good fight.[/QUOTE] I agree, and it might give some prestige to the title. In the other hand, Sergio Garcia and Zakaria Attou were set to face each other…

Comment by dan_cov on 09-20-2018

Shame nobody outside of Belgium will watch this will be a really good fight.

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