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Chagaev-Valuev II purse bid!

Sauerland Events will promote the WBA heavyweight championship rematch between world champion in recess Ruslan Chagaev and world champion Nikolai Valuev. Universum Box-Promotion (represented by Stefan Braune) and Sauerland Events (represented by Hagen Doering) submitted offers today at a purse bid ceremony, which took place at the European Boxing Association (EBA) office in Vitoria, Spain. Sauerland Events’ bid of $2,814,414 topped the bid of $2,164,660 from Universum Box-Promotion. The three possible dates and places from the winning offer are:
1st: Helsinki, Finland – May 30th 2009
2nd: Nürnberg, Germany – May 30th 2009
3rd: Halle-Westfalen, Germany – May 30th 2009
“We are very happy to have won the bid and we are pleased to promote this fight for Nikolai,” said Sauerland Event General Manager Chris Meyer. “We intend to stage the bout on May 30. We have targeted Helsinki, Finland as the location but will announce further details in the next days. Effective June 1 there will just be one WBA heavyweight champion. All boxing fans will finally know who the real champion is. We thank the WBA for the quick course of action. This gives us the chance to put the record straight on May 30.”
Valuev, who is currently shaping up in Japan, was pleased about the outcome. He cannot wait to get back into the ring with Chagaev. “I have been waiting for this day for two years,” said the WBA heavyweight champion. “I will finally make amends for only loss of my career.”

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