World Championships in Holzminden

Nikki Adler defends her title in the mountainous Weser country.

The "Augsburgerin" Nikki Adler will defend her World Titles ( super middleweight division) in the Holzminder town hall.

Holzminden. The layman is surprised, the expert is astonished: Holzminden becomes the stronghold of boxing- at least for one evening.
On the 20th of September, a very well internationally occupied box night will take place. The town hall will become a venue of world championships and European championship fights.
Besides, many ambitious sportsmen will be confronting each other in the ring. In total-12 bouts.
Main event of the Evening are Nikki Adler and Mark de Mori. Pre-Sale starts on Monday.
The Holzminder Jamal Ibrahim makes this possible. Together with Philipp Zurmöhle he had the idea to organize a Fight Night in Holzminden. Ibrahim works as supervisor at the WBU, where he has worked as time taker in countless bouts. However, during the last days the events have overturned and even the box expert hasn't expect that. International stars want to be present at the Fight Night to defend their world championship belt or to fight for important ranking points.
Organized by Pankra Gym and Energy Box Promotion, the supervision of the evening will be the alliance of the German fist Fighter (BDF) and the World Boxing Union (WBU).
Regina Halmich, Ina Menzer or Susianna Kentikian are past- front woman of the German boxing is nowadays the Augsburgerin Nikki Adler. Ranked as number one in the world (in super middleweight) she already defended last May four of her World titles in different box associations. Now, she is in Camp with her team of BC Haan for her 13th professional fight. She won all her previous twelve fights, seven by K.O. Courageously she has defended her titles abroad and now the four- time world champion is coming back home. She brings up her belts of the WBC, WBU, WIBA and WBF to Holzminden.
"My big wish comes true: after two world championship fights in Russia, I am boxing in Germany. I am so thrilled..I have got so much post, where fans want to see me live again. A few weeks left" says the native Croatian. Her opponent is the 24- year- old Hungarian Borbala Kocsis.
16 Professional Fights- her record in the middleweight division is in balance: eight victories, eight defeats.
The fight is scheduled for ten rounds plus live stream. Another attractive fight of the evening is Australian's Mark de Mori. De Mori is the WBU world heavyweight champion and his fight is scheduled for twelve rounds against Marino Goles (Croatia). Both only got one defeat in their career and nearly 90% of their fights won by K.O. "Mark de Mori is ranked number eleven by the WBA, thus he is a potential contender for Wladimir Klitschko", declares Jamal Ibrahimi.

The Fight Card;
12 Bouts, Ten man's fight and women's duels. Apart Nikki Adler, the WBU lightweight world champion Natalia Smirnova (Russia) will defend her title in a ten rounder against Nevenka Mikulic (Croatia).
Also a twelve rounder for Erzen Rrustemi (Switzerland) and Peter Hegyes (Hungarian) for the vacant cruiserweight of the WBU.

" A spectacular schedule. The crowd will surely rave" says Ibrahim.

Hasna Tukic European Champion

In the beautiful country Serbia Hasna Tukic from Bosnia Herzegovina won the vacant female WBU Lightweight European Title against Manuela Zulj in round 4 by TKO.

Gary Abayjan shocked Chris Herrmann

Top favorit Chris Herrmann was not able to beat Gary Abayjan after getting a bodyshot in round 2. Gary Abayjan captured the vacant WBU Middleweight World Title by TKO in round 4.

Proud of Serbia

WBU Light Middleweight World Champion Predrag Kovacevic won unanimous decision over Achilles Szabo and defended his title in his hometown Loznica in Serbia.

Adrian "the TERRAH" Taihia

After winning the WBU Light Heavyweight Intercontinental Title on the scale, Adrian Taihia knocked out his opponent Sakeasi Dakua in round 5.

One Must Rise

TKO Entertainment & CTP Boxing Present Championship Boxing ONE MUST RISE. Current NZPBA, WBFed Oceania Super-Middleweight & Interim PABA Light-Heavyweight Champion Adrian The Terrah Taihia takes on rugged and experienced Fijian and South Seas Light-Heavyweight Champion Sakeasi 'The Bomb' Dakua over 12x3min rounds for the WBU Intercontinental Light-Heavyweight Title.

Only ONE can Rise to become the Champion and walk away with the belt !!

Roy Jones Jr. stops Courtney Fry in five rounds


Ring legend Roy Jones Jr (58-8, 41 KOs) easily defended his WBU cruiserweight title against Courtney Fry (18-6, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga, Latvia. Jones outclassed Fry before flooring him with a left hook at the end round five. Fry’s corner pulled the plug after the round. Jones then delighted the Latvian audience by rapping along with a recording of his song “Can’t be touched.” Fry lost his third straight fight.

Full fight:

Roy Jones Jr. makes weight for fight in Latvia

Don’t go looking for Roy Jones Jr. at ringside for Saturday night’s Madison Square Garden card. Rather than doing color commentary on the HBO telecast, Roy is in Latvia where he will be defending his World Boxing Union cruiserweight title against Courtney Fry (18-5, 6 KOs) at the Kipsala Exhibition Centre in Riga.

Jones scaled in today at 195.9, while Fry weighed 195.5.

Katsidis-Earl Full Report

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Ben Hohn

Former world champion Michael “The Great” Katsidis ( 30-6, 24 KOs) clearly outscored Englishman, Graham “Duke of” Earl (26-5, 12 KOs) over twelve rounds to capture the WBU 140 pound title at Rumours International, Toowoomba Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Scores Steve Marshall 119-109, Adam Height 120-108, Tony Kettlewell 120-109. This was a rematch from their 2007 world title bout when Katsidis was declared the winner in five rounds of a controversial contest.

In the main supporting bout, WBC Youth featherweight champion Brayd “The Great White” Smith (10-0, 8 KOs) stopped Jarrett Owen (4-3-2, 2 KOs) in round two of a scheduled ten round contest. Owen was dropped twice in round two and referee Tony Kettlewell crowned Smith.

Featherweight Will Young (3-3, 1 KO) outscored Emanuel Micallef (2-11-3, 1 KO) over ten rounds to capture the vacant Australian title. Scores 99-90, 100-89, 99-92. Micallef was dropped in round two.

Australian based Filipino 130 pounder Jack Asis (31-18-5, 16 KOs) stopped Indonesian Rivo Renkung (32-20-5, 12 KOs) in round one of a scheduled five.

In other action, Darren Askew (11-6-1, 3 KOs) stopped Indonesian, Eddy Comaro (27-21-5, 11 KOs) in round four of scheduled five. Comaro was stopped by Michael Katsidis in the Australian’s previous ring appearance

Also, heavyweight Herman Ene Purcell (2-2, 1 KOs) outscored Jamie Frost (0-1) over four rounds. Scores 40-37,40-36,40-35. Frost was down in round two. Purcell received national exposure in his previous contest when he was defeated by Australian rugby league football star Paul Gallen in a thrilling bout on the undercard to Daniel Geale vs. Garth Wood.

Lightweight Josh Ballie (2-0, 1 KO) outscored Kyle Teer (3-8-1) over four rounds. Scores 40-36, 39-37, 40-37.

Light heavyweight Olaf Olsen (2-2) outscored Paul Edwards (3-9, 2 KOs) over three rounds. Scores 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

Promoter Brendon Smith.

Photos you can find here:

Katsidis-Earl erupts at press conference

Sparks flew at today’s press conference as Michael Katsidis and Graham Earl locked horns and flew into a scuffle as they were posing for a photo with the WBU world title belt they are fighting for. Tempers boiled after a war of words on the microphone between the arch enemies as Earl made his intentions clear earlier in his speech stating, “I don’t care about the belt, I’ve won titles before, I just want to beat Katsidis here and make the trilogy back home in Luton. I was winning the first fight, and he (Katsidis) looked relieved when the fight was stopped.” Katsidis spoke after Earl and said, “Graham has made a mistake coming here, there will be no trilogy, I’ll put a stop to it on Friday night.”

“We can go out to the car park now if you want,” Katsidis told Earl as he was pulled to one side by fellow Smithy’s Gym boxer Herman Ene-Purcell, who happens to work in security at various Toowoomba venues. Earl politely obliged and said, “We can go right here” as he tried to fulfil Katsidis’ request to the carpark brawl. Promoter Brendon Smith said, “Security will be hired for the weigh-in for the next time these guys come together as we are having a job keeping them apart!”

Graham Earl hits Australia for Katsidis rematch


Lightweight Graham Earl (26-4, 12 KOs) touched down in Australia today ahead of his much anticipated rematch with former two-time WBO world champion, Michael Katsidis ‘The Great’ (29-6, 24 KOs) on Friday night at Rumours International convention centre in Toowoomba for the WBU Light Welterweight World Title. A fit and hardened Earl today declared “Its only days until I bring back bragging rights for the whole of England as I claim my victory that I should of had in 2007, when we traded blows before. Michael has said there will be no trilogy and he is correct when he says that, as once we box I will make it his last fight and retire him from boxing. This fight has been burning inside me ever since the last fight in 2007 and I’m determined to make this right.”

The pair originally met in 2007 in London when Katsidis stopped Earl in a five round war for the vacant WBO lightweight world interim championship.

New European Champion: Werner Kreiskott

In a clash of two hard fighters for the WBU European Heavyweight Title Werner Kreiskott knocked out Adnan Buharalija in the fifth round and captures his first professional boxing belt.

The second mainbout was the WBU International Super Middleweight Title between Salvatore Aiello and homeboxer Philipp Kolodziej. Salvatore Aiello won by TKO in round five after knocked down Kolodziej seconds before.

Nikki Adler TKO-9 Gifty Amanua Ankrah

On May 23 at Basket Hall in Krasnodar, Russia, Nikki Adler, Augsburg, Germany, improved to (12-0, 7 KOs) with a  ninth round technical knockout of contender Gifty Amanua Ankrah, Accra, Ghana, who dropped to (3-4-1, 2 KOs) with the loss. It was the second stoppage loss for Ankrah who was stopped in nine rounds by Noni Tenge in an attempt to secure the WBF female welterweight title in December 2009. With the win, Adler retains the WIBA and WBC and WBU female super-middleweight titles. It was her second defense of these titles.  The 27-year-old Adler, in concert with her Germany counterpart, Christina Hammer, heads the super-middleweight division that has few if any worthy challengers. Of the short-list, Elene Sikmashvili of Tbilisi, Georgia is at the front. Her sense of fighting range and overall boxing ability at least renders her as credible in a very weak weight class. One the same card, Russian power-puncher Natalia Smirnova, Hamburg, Germany, won the vacant WIBA and WBU female super-featherweight titles with a first round stoppage of Yarkor Chavez Annan. With the win, Smirnova improves to (8-0, 5 KOs) whereas Annan drops to (7-7-1).

Rising heavyweight Mark de Mori returns Friday in Australia!

Rising heavyweight contender Mark ‘The Dominator’ de Mori returns to action this Friday, May 23rd on home turf in New Lambton, New South Wales, Australia!

Hulking Australian heavyweight Mark de Mori is looking to keep things moving in his march up the heavyweight rankings. Now ranked No. 11 by the World Boxing Association, the big punching Aussie is on the verge of a coveted world top ten ranking and has his sights set on an eventual title shot. After keeping very busy with five fights in 2013, de Mori will be making his 2014 debut this Friday when he takes on former foe Adnan Buharalija in a stay-busy rematch for the vacant WBU Heavyweight Title. After being fouled by a blow behind the head in their first encounter, de Mori scored the technical stoppage win in six. In the rematch he’s looking to followup on that dominant showing with another convincing win.

By Ace Freeman

Adler & Smirnova for World Title in Russia

Nikki Adler from Germany/Croatia is trying to defend is WBU Super Middleweight World Title versus Gifty Amanua Ankrah (Ghana).

Natalia Smirnova from Russia is fighting for the vacant WBU Super Featherweight World Title versus Yarkor Chavez Annan (Ghana) on May 23 in Russia.

Malta Power

Scott Dixon (Malta/UK) retained his WBU Super Middleweight World Title against George Kandelaki (Georgia) on Points. New boxingstar in Malta Franco "El Tornado" Fenech won the vacant WBU SemiPro Heavyweight Title in the very first round.

Balkan Power

Ratko Draskovic (Montenegro) and Predrag Kovacevic (Serbia) are the newest WBU World Champions. Kovacevic won over Omar Siala after retire in round three the vacant Light Middlweight World Title. Draskovic won over Peter Hegyes in round two with an incredible bodyshot the vacant Heavyweight World Title.


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