By Per Ake Persson
It´s official: Super middleweights Vincent Feigenbutz (27-2) and Ryno Liebenberg (18-5) are set to clash on February 17 in Ludwigsburg in Sauerland Event´s first promotion of the year.
The show will be televised by Sport1 with former heavyweight Axel Schulz doing color commentary along with Tobias Drews.
Sport1 viewers will also be treated to the Sauerland promotion in Arendal, Norway, the same night where cruiserweight Kai Robin Havnaa and heavyweight Albon Pervizaj headline.
EBU featherweight champ Marc "La Guerra" Vidal (10-1-4) will make his mandatory defence of the title January 27 in Castellbisbals against Sergio "El Maestrito" Blanco (23-4-1). It´s a rematch ordered by the EBU after Vidal controversially won the first fight but was on the floor in the last round. The fight is promoted by Rimer Boxe.
EuroProm promotes the fight for the vacant EU 147 lb title between Jordy Weiss (18-0) and Aitor Nieto (21-4-1) February 16 in St Nazaire (France). In the co-feature French welterweight champ David Papot defends the title against Romain Garofalo.
Weights from Copenhagen - 10x3, super middleweights, non-title: Lolenga Mock, 75,1 / 165,5, Denmark vs Dmitri Chudinov, 76,1 / 167,75, Russia
10x3, light heavyweight, IBF Baltic: Sven Fornling, 79,3 / 175,0 (at second attempt), Sweden vs Jeppe Morell, 79,3 / 175, Denmark
10x3, cruiserweight, WBC Youth: Ditlev Rossing, 90,3 / 199,0, Denmark vs Sosu Abeladze, 88,0, / 194,0, Georgien
10x3, super lightweight, IBF Youth: Enock Poulsen, 63,5 / 140, Denmark vs Guadelupe Acosta, 62,8 / 138,5, Mexico
10x3, light heavyweight, IBF Youth: Jonas Madsen, 78,3, / 172,6, Denmark vs Andreas Lynggaard, 78,8 / 173,75, Denmark
This edition of Danish Fight Night begins tomorrow at 7 PM and marks 60 years in the business for Hall of Fame promoter Mogens Palle who puts on this show in collaboration with retired heavyweight Brian Nielsen.
Swedish heavyweight Adrian Granat and Otto Wallin will clash for the vacant EU title sometime next year but neither site nor date appears to be in place yet. Still, Granat reports on Twitter he´s signed some kind of contract and accuse Wallin of trying to pull out of the fight.
However, word from Wallin is that he has yet to see a contract and therefore quite naturally can´t sign anything. There´s been no comment from Team Sauerland, who will promote the fight after winning purse bids.