Feigenbutz vs. Isufi WBO Final Eliminator on February 22

Hungarian Felix-Promotion, headed by Felix Racz, won the purse bids for the right to stage the final WBO super middleweight eliminator between Shefat Isufi, 27-3-2, and Vincent Feigenbutz, 29-2.

The fight will go ahead February 22 in Budapest despite the fact that both fighters are based in Germany.

The winner will be become mandatory challenger for reigning WBO king Gilberto Ramirez, who makes a mandatory defense against Jesse Hart in a rematch later this month.

Former French light middleweight and welter champion Jean-Baptiste Rolland has passed away at the age of 80. Rolland fought professionally from 1960 through 1971 and challenged for the EBU title twice. Rolland also fought the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson and Sandro Mazzinghi. He retired in 1971 with 42-22-3 ledger..

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Kis won the vacant WBO Intercontinental title, Firat Arslan, Sefer Seferi Battle To a Draw

Hungarian super middleweight Mate Kis, 13-0-2, won the vacant WBO Intercontinental title last in Arad, Romania, with wide points win over a very brave Timo Laine, 23-11, from Finland in the headliner of a Felix-Promotion show televised by M4Sport Hungary.

In the chief support welterweight Flavius Biea, 16-1, stopped Yeison Gonzales in the fifth and cruiserweight Alexandru Jur, 18-2, had a tough fight against Giorgi Tevdorashvili but on won on points after eight rounds.

On the undercard middleweight Renato Egedi, 14-1-2, won a unanimous decision over Beka Murjikneli, 5-6.

48-year old former WBA Firat Arslan, 44-8-3, retained the WBO Intercontinental title at cruiserweight with majority decision draw against Sefer Seferi, 23-3, in Goeppingen.

After twelve hardfought rounds it was scored 115-113 Arslan and 114-114 twice. This was Seferi´s first fight since losing to Tyson Fury.

On the undercard super lightweight Yavuz Erturk, 27-1, knocked out Gabriel Angel Ledesma, 12-3, in the third.

Italian Luca Rigoldi, won the vacant EBU super bantamweight title with a unanimous decision over French veteran Jeremy Parodi in Hyeres, France. Rigoldi won on scores of 119-110, 117-111 and 116-113. Rigoldi made a good start and was well ahead after six while Parodi did better in the final six rounds.

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Imre Szello vs. Gusmyr Perdomo Set Down For October 14

Hungarian cruiserweight Imre Szello, 21-0 and WBO # 4, IBF # 9 and WBC # 13, take on Venezuelan veteran Gusmyr Perdomo, 25-8, on October 14 in Salgotarjan in the headliner of a Felix-Promotion show.

In the chief support cruiserweights Jozsef Darmos and Tamas Toth clash again for the national title. Darmos lost the first time around but vows to get it right this time.

Spanish bantamweight prospects Jacob Barreto, 10-1, and Sebastian Perez, 9-0-1, meet in Renteria on October 7 with the vacant EU title at stake.

For Barreto this fight will be his second where he fights an opponent with a winning record while Perez have been in a little bit tougher and also holds the national title.

The annual Ben Bril Memorial goes ahead for the twelfth time and as usual the event is held at the classic Theatre Carré in Amsterdam October 15. Topping the bill are middleweights Josemir Paulino, 8-3, and Gino Kanters, 4-2, in a fight for the Dutch middleweight title.

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Euro News: Kis-Baranyi awaited rematch, Cavicchi Passes, Tatli Eyes World Title, More

Lightheavies Richard Baranyi, 19-3, and Mate Kis, 11-0-2, headline Felix-Promotion´s show in Budapest on September 14 in a much awaited rematch. Kis won the first fight last year on a eighth round knockout and thus won the national title.

On the undercard super welter Balazs Bacskai, super middle Renato Egedi, welterweight Flavius Biea and cruiser Cezar Juratoni will appear. The show is televised live by M 4 in Hungary and Digi TV in Romania.

Cruiserweight Imre Szello is off the bill and he surrounded by rumors of participation in the WBSS cruiserweight tournament but nothing is confirmed yet.

Former EBU and Italian heavyweight champion Franco Cavicchi passed away a few days ago at the age of 90. Cavicchi turned pro in 1952 in what was a golden era for Italian boxing and won the EBU title in Bologna in front of a crowd of 60,000 spectators by knocking out Heinz Neuhaus.

He lost the title by knockout to the future heavyweight champion of the world Ingemar Johansson but fought on after that and took on the likes of Karl Mildenberger, Willie Pastrano and Joe Bygraves and compiled a record of 71-14-4. Italian press describes him as a careful man in and out of the ring and he took care of his ring earnings well.

Edis Tatli has relinquished the EBU lightweight title and will not take on mandatory challenger Marvin Petit or as British sources have had it Lewis Ritson. Instead it appears that Tatli will go for a world title. Edis is ranked # 4 by the IBF and with Mikey Garcia reportedly moving up in weight we might see Tatli against IBF # 1 Richard Commey. The second spot is vacant while Russian Isa Chaniev is # 3.

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Balazs Bacskai Wins Big, Mahdi Jallaw Shocked in Debut

Felix-Promotion´s show at the Thury Castle in Varpalota featured super welterweight Balazs Bacskai on top and he didn´t disappoint as he stopped tough Venezuelan Jean Carlos Prada, 36-7-1, on a TKO in the third round of a scheduled ten-rounder.

Prada took two counts in the second but kept trying but in the third he doubled over after a left uppercut to the body and it was stopped. Bacskai, an excellent amateur, is now 7-0.

In other action welterweight Flavius Biea, 14-1, stopped Frenchman Chaquib Fadli in the fourth, cruiserweight Cezar Juratoni, 8-0-1, drew with Yassine Habachi, 5-10-4, over six and middleweight Barnabas Hegyi, 3-0, scored his third first round knockout – this time over Jasmin Dananovic, 12-10.

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Euro News: Braehmer-Landaeta, Bacskai, Tatli, Hagen, Enbom

Felix-Promotion, headed by Felix Racz, plans to move former amateur star Balazs Bacskai, 6-0, up the ladder fast and next up is experienced Venezuelan Jean Carlos Prada (36-6-1) on June 2 at the Thury Castle in Varpalota (Hungary). In the co-feature Romanian welter Flavius Biea (13-1) is in against Frenchman Chaquib Fadli (13-11).

On the undercard middleweight Norbert Harcsa (9-1) continues his comeback against Croatian Frane Radnic (11-5) and welterweight prospect Eronim Aradoiae (5-0) will most likely get a decent test from Swedish veteran Karlo Tabaghua (18-11). The show is televised live in Hungary by M4.

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Szello, Kovacs, Harcsa Back in Action in Hungary

After a show in Transylvania in April, Felix Promotion is back in Hungary with a live, 8-bout card in the Dr. Papp Laszlo Sporthall in Szentes this coming Friday. In the main event, unbeaten cruiserweight Imre Szello will see action against Venezuelan Williams Ocando in a ten-round cruiserweight fight.

The 34-year-old Szello (20-0, 12 KO), who currently stands No. 4 with the WBO at 200 pounds, last fought in February when he won a decision over once-light heavyweight prospect Denis Grachev.

Ocando (18-5, 16 KO) broke an eighteen-month inactivity with a TKO victory against a winless opponent this past April in Petare, Venezuela. The 29-year-old Caracas-based boxer has had most of his fights against mediocre opposition during his six and a half years in the pro game. He fought in Europe once, suffered a sixth-round TKO defeat at the hands of Ryad Merhy two years ago in Belgium.

The undefeated Szello is planning to put himself in position to fight for the WBO world title in the not-so-distant future. His journey to there, however, is kind of complicated based on the difficulty of securing a meaningful opponent for the Hungarian pugilist.

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Bacskai Crushes Opponent, Ready to Step Up in Competition

Middleweight prospect Balazs Bacskai shined in his second appearance this year on his way to grab his sixth win in the same amount of fights in the pro ranks. The Hungarian boxer battered and stopped Ukrainian Dmytro Semernin in three frames in a bout serving as the main event on a card in Oradea, Transylvania.

Bacskai (6-0, 3 KO) took control from the first bell and sharp shot the head of his foe who lacked a proper defense as well as upper body movement. At the end of the first stanza, Semernin (13-5-1, 7 KO) went back to his corner with a bloody face and a puffed-up nose. It is likely that the Ukrainian broke his nose early thanks to a clean uppercut by his unbeaten foe.

The 30-year-old former amateur European champ Bacskai continued to abuse his helpless counterpart in the second frame while Semernin slip his mouthpiece out more and more often to buy some time to rest. The referee warned the wounded fighter that he was taking a point away but that did not happen as the third man in the squared circle called a halt to the contest in round three to save the Ukrainian from further punishment. At the time Semernin’s face was a bloody mess.

With his performance, Bacskai clearly proved he is ready to take a step up in competition, a move the boxer’s promoter, Felix Racz embraces with open arms.

“Balazs showed a great performance. There was no pressure on his shoulder. Everybody loved his output tonight. From now on, I’ll try to bring him opponents from the top 100 at middleweight,” told Racz briefly to BoxingScene.com.

Welterweight Flavius Biea outpointed willing Georgian journeyman Giorgi Gujejiani (10-8-2, 7 KO) over eight rounds in the co-main event. Biea (13-1, 6 KO) happened to be the more talented one of the two, handling his largely moveless foe with precise jabs and left hooks.

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Balazs Bacskai is Set To Be Back in Action in Oradea

Felix Promotion International will be staging its first ever boxing card in Transsylvania, Romania this coming Friday with three of Felix Racz’s flagship fighters seeing in action in stay-busy non-title bouts.

In the main event, unbeaten middleweight prospect Balazs Bacskai will face Ukrainian Dmytro Semernin (13-4-1, 7 KO) in ten rounds. The former junior amateur world champion and European gold medalist Bacskai (5-0, 2 KO) is having his second ten rounder in his brief pro career that started last June. The first time the Budapest-native went ten frames was in his pro debut that he won against arch-rival Norbert Harcsa in a grudge match.

“I had a good training camp for this fight, something I am planning to prove against Semernin. As an amateur, most of my bouts were in abroad, so I believe I cannot have unknown feelings regarding fighting on foreign soil. I am looking forward to seeing lots of Hungarian fans in the attendance who will support me. I am planning to give a good performance to catch the attention and the sympathy of the neutral fans as well,” said Bacskai.

Another former amateur world champ and crowd-favorite Flavius Biea will take on Georgian journeyman Jaba Shalutashvili (24-20-1, 12 KO) in an 8-round co-main event. This will be the return of the Romanian Biea (12-1, 6 KO) from his first loss among the pros he suffered last December against Valentyn Golovko in a WBC regional welterweight title.

The Friday event in Oradea is promoted by Felix Promotion International and will get televised live on M4 Sport in Hungary as well as on Digi TV in Romania.

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