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Richard Towers-Francesco Pianeta Heads To Jan. 20

by Per Ake Persson

German SES was the sole bidder for EU heavyweight champ Richard Towers´ defense against Francesco Pianeta in today´s purse bids held in Rome.
 
SES bid 33.550,00 EUR and have set January 20 as the date for the fight with site to be announced.
 
Pianeta, 28-0-1, held the EU title 08-09 when he was promoted by Sauerland but was forced to relinquish the title when diagnosed with skin cancer. He then left Sauerland for SES in 2011.
 
Towers, 14-0, won the vacant title with a stoppage win of Frenchman Gregory Tony this past summer.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 12-03-2012

Towers is scheduled to fight Lucas Browne @ Hong Kong in a Commonwealth title eliminator next week!

Comment by joe strong on 11-26-2012

haven't seen towers but have seen pianeta a few times. he's beat some names in botha & mccall(old & past their best)& had a draw with sosnowski(thought sosnowski won)but i think if he put his foot on the gas he…

Comment by Clegg on 11-26-2012

Nice to see two unbeaten heavyweights facing off. Didn't know about Pianeta having had cancer, good on him for coming through it and continuing his career. I think he'll win this inside the distance. I thought Towers looked poor against…

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