September 23, 2021

Euro News: Mueller-Jackiewicz, Christina Hammer, Laggoune, More

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The result in the fight between Rico Mueller and Rafal Jackiewicz is now changed to a no-decision after the German Federation (the BDB) have reviewed the fight.

The result was first a win for Jackiewicz on scores of 58-56, 58-56 and 57-57. Mueller and his team were very upset with the loss and made a formal protest and while there were no mistakes made in the scoring it was viewed by the BDB to be so out of line that a no-decision was ruled (in accordance with their rules it must be said).

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The “new” Universum Box Promotion begins the season at their gym in Hamburg (Germany) on September 12 with Cuban heavyweight José Angel Larduet (2-0) taking on Brit Josh Sandland (5-2) in a scheduled six-rounder.

Before that, heavyweights Ali Kiydrin /11-1) and Yakup Saglam (43-6) clash for a regional title. In a third heavyweight fight Senad Gashi (19-3) faces Adnan Redzovic (19-4).

Former WBO and WBC female middleweight champion Christina Hammer has again signed with Petko´s Box Promotion. Hammer lost her titles to Claressa Shields in April of 2019 for the sole defeat of her career. No details have been given about when and where she will return to action.

Belgian cruiserweight Bilal Laggoune (25-1-2) is now the co-challenger along with Tommy McCarthy (16-2) for the vacant EBU title. Neither man has fought in 2020 but have their reasons that we all know too well by now. McCarthy has been waiting for his chance for some time now and became official challenger when Lawrence Okolie was still EBU king. Deadline for purse offers or agreements is September 23.

Italian-Albanian light heavyweight Orial Kolaj (21-5) is the official challenger for the EU title held by Frenchman Pierre DiBombe (19-0-1). Deadline for purse offers or agreements is September 30.