Euro News: Gmitruk Passes Away, Ceylan-Sanchez Update, More

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By Per Ake Persson

German promoter Ulf Steinforth and his SES sticks mainly to what once was East Germany for their promotions but on December 15 SES promotes a show in Tirana, Albania, headlined by cruiserweight Juergen Uldedaj.

Uldedaj, 9-0, squares off against Argentinian Nicolas Leandro Arganaraz, 7-0, with the vacant WBO Youth title at stake.

Uldedaj have Albanian roots but fights out of Magdeburg and is trained by ex-pro Dirk Dzemski and already holds the International German title (BDB version).

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Featherweights Dennis Ceylan, 19-2-2, and Jesus Sanchez, 9-1, are back on to battle it out for the vacant EU title.

The fight was first set for November 24 but was postponed when Ceylan fell ill. It was then rescheduled for January 19 but then Sanchez changed management and the EBU again set purse bids with Nov 21 as deadline but again the parties involved came to an agreement and the fight is again set for January 19 in Denmark with Team Sauerland promoting.

No site has been named yet but the rumors have it again heading for Struer – where Sanchez knocked out Ceylan in a huge upset a year ago.

Legendary Polish coach and promoter Andrzej Gmitruk has passed away at the age of 67. Gmitruk headed the Polish national team for a number of years and one of the fighters that came along during that time was heavyweight Andrew Golota.

Gmitruk then moved to Norway where he worked for ten years and again reached excellent results and names like Ole Klemetsen, Reidar Walstad and Anders Styve comes to mind.

He then joined the pros and trained the likes of Tomas Adamek, Mateusz Masternak, Mariusz Wach, Maciej Sulecki and Artur Szpilka. He also worked as promoter with Ochikara Gmitruk Promotions.

Swedish light heavyweight Robin Safar, 6-0, was all set to make his US debut last Friday but the fight fell through. Now Robin is on for the show in Skovde, Sweden, where he take on Latvian Madars Trivols, 1-1.  If all goes well Safar heads back to Las Vegas for a fight in January.




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