Universum’s show last night (Feb 19) in Hamburg, Germany, went ahead with big Cuban heavyweight Jose Larduet (8-0) wearing down Serbian Dusan Veletic (5-1-1) and as it was Veletic didn’t come out for the eighth round. Larduet won the vacant WBC International Silver title.
The heavyweight fight between Zhan Kossobutsky and Johann Duhaupas was canceled with Kossobutskyi tested positive for Covid-19.
Previously, lightweight Artem Harutyunyan was forced to pull out due to illness.
German cruiserweight Artur Mann (18-2) pulled off a minor upset in Wroclaw, Poland, as he outscored local man Nikodem Jezewski (20-2-1) and won the vacant IBO intercontinental title on scores of 96-94, 97-93 and 98-92.
In the chief support super middle Cuban Osleys Iglesias (5-0) knocked out Slovakian Robert Racz (25-3) and won the vacant IBO Youth belt.
Friday night (Feb 18) saw Scotsman David Jamieson (8-1) pick up the IBO International title with a clear win over tough but limited Swede Samo Jangirov (7-3-1) in a fight held at the plush Trump Turnberry resort.
Danish promoter Mogens Palle pulled no punches as usual when interviewed in Ekstrabladet and BT last week. Palle made it clear that the show on April 21 in Copenhagen will be his last.
The soon to be 88-year old Hall of Fame promoter has been battling cancer for some time and it has now taken a turn for the worse. The doctors involved presented a plan for further treatment but Palle feels it’s no point and will only prolong the inevitable.
Mogens Palle began promoting professional boxing events in 1957 and was for decades a giant in the Nordic countries as well as a dominating force in European boxing.
“I began with a successful show and will hopefully go out with one,” said Palle.
Headlining the final Palle show are super lightweights Enock Poulsen (11-0) and Franck Petitjan (23-5-3) in a fight for the vacant EBU title and Sarah Mahfoud (10-0) defends the IBF female featherweight title against Nina Meinke (12-2).
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