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Eastern Europe update!

By Alexey Sukachev

WBO #7 and IBF #13 ranked junior welterweight Sergey “professor” Fedchenko (23-0, 11 KOs) will make his next appearance on Sep. 17 at the Meteor Sports Arena in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. 28-year-old Fedchenko is set to defend his IBF I/C title against an ever dangerous TBA on the next installation, organized by one of the best Ukrainian promotional companies K2 East Promotion. Supporting the titlist will be a number of K2 East best representatives, including former world champion Yuri Nuzhnenko (28-1-1, 13 KOs), who is ranked #7 by the WBA at 147lb, ex-European title challenger Vitaly Rusal (23-1, 16 KOs) and unbeaten welterweight Dmitry Nukulin (18-0, 5 KOs).
Baltic Boxing Union middleweight champion Kai Kauramaki (16-15, 5 KOs) will make the initial defense of his belt on Sep. 12 in Pori, Finland, against tough Czech-based Russian Magomed Abdurakhmanov (15-3, 8 KOs). Kauramaki is coming off an upset eighth-round TKO over Polish Mariusz Cendrowski, while Abdurakhmanov was best known through his one-sided stoppage loss to Alexander Abraham this May. JP Jarvinen promotes.
It looks like six-time Hungarian amateur champion, 2004 Athens Olympics participant and undefeated pro fighter Vlimos Balog (26-0, 14 KOs), 34, will face fellow undefeated Vasyl Klyusa (11-0, 7 KOs) of Ukraine (also the WBC Youth belt holder at 168 lb) for the vacant WBC international belt on Oct. 3 at Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria.
Boxing will be back in Bosnia the next Friday, Sep. 4, when Udruzenje Adler will set a local card in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Headlining the event will be WIBA featherweight champion Irma Balijagic-Adler (10-0, 5 KOs) in a title defense against professional journeyman Galina Ivanova Gumliiska (8-18, 1 KO).

Undefeated German female lightweight Rola El Halabi (8-0, 4 KOs) will reportedly take on Latvian Agnese Boza (5-1, 2 KOs) in an eight-round supporter. Also, former Hungarian amateur star Gabor Veto (9-0, 8 KOs) and Croatian cruiserweight Marino Goles (5-0, 4 KOs) are slated to take part in the program.
Middleweight prospect Florian Wildenhof (6-0, 1 KOs) will face his toughest career test (and by far so!) on September 19 at Messehalle in Burghausen, Germany. Wildenhof is set to face extremely hard-hitting veteran two-time world title challenger Mamadou Thiam (43-8, 40 KOs) in what seems to be the defense of the GBC middleweight title. Andreas Wildenauer promotes. The fight is scheduled for twelve rounds. More boxing and kickboxing fights, including female, will be showcased in the undercard.
It looks like Russian-based Tajik Sahib Usarov (12-0, 6 KOs), trained and managed by Mikhail “Makha” Shermat, will contest the vacant WBO Europe bantamweight title versus experienced Russian Alexander Fedorov (19-6-1, 12 KOs) on Oct. 2 in Kazan, Russia.

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