Euro News: Oliha-Seck, Culcay-Murtazaliev, Shala-Zakhozhyi & More

IBO middleweight champion Etinoso Oliha (19-0) defends the title April 13 in Falkensee (Germany) against Frenchman Ismael Seck (12-7-2). It’s a second defense of the title for Oliha which he won with a points win over Chilean Julio Alamos.

Oliha vs Seck is the chief support to the fight between Jack Culcay (33-4) and Bakhram Murtazaliev (21-0) with the vacant IBF super welter title at stake.

In the third title fight on the bill IBF I-C super welter champ Haro Matevosyan (18-0) defends the title for the seventh time and this time against Uisima Lima (11-1) from Angola but fighting out of Portugal.

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On Saturday, heavyweights Kem Ljungquist (16-0) and Marios Kollias (11-2-1) clash in a non-title 10-rounder at the KB-Hall in Copenhagen. The show is promoted by Rng*Sde Promotions (where Ljungquist is a partner) and will be streamed by BiteTV.dk

Ljungquist is a big favourite with the betting sites but this is an even, exciting matchup that can go either way.

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Danish cruiser Jeppe “Pain Train” Moller Christensen (7-1) returns to action after a brief layoff due to an injury and is in against Argentinian Angel Gustavo Schmitt (6-15-1) April 20 in Ringkobing.

This TK promotion is headlined by super middle Jakob Bank (12-0).

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It’s on: Granit Shala (15-0) and Oleksandr Zakhozhyi (18-0) will meet for the vacant EBU heavyweight title April 13 at the Agon Sportpark in Berlin.

The fight became a done deal today (March 7) after a short period of negotiations. Zakhozhyi replaced Joe Joyce, who in turn replaced Daniel Dubois.

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EBU female super welter champ Priscilla Peterle (9-0) will finally get to defend the title she won two years ago when she fights Hannah Rankin (13-7) in Scotland with exact site and date to be announced.

There’s been a number of contenders for Peterle but all have pulled out for one reason or another.