Euro News: Castano vs. Soro Rematch, Imre Szello, More

Unbeaten Hungarian cruiser Imre Szello, 24-0 and ranked # 1 by the WBO, destroyed Argentinean Juan Ezequiel Basualdo, former WBO Latino champ and 11-5-1, in two rounds in the headliner of Felix-Promotion´s show in Varpalota last night.

In other action super middleweight Mate Kis  WBO # 14 and 15-0-2, outscored tough veteran Geard Ajetovic, 31-22-1, and cruiser prospect Ferenc Urban, 6-0, stopped Kemal Dervoz, 2-1, in the second round.

The event was televised by Sport TV in Hungary.

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Fotó: Ezüstszegi Kristóf

WBO #1 Szello destroys Basualdo in two

Unbeaten WBO #1 cruiserweight Imre Szello (24-0, 16 KOs) scored a second round stoppage of former WBO Latino champion Juan Ezequiel Basualdo (11-5-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday at the Gal Gyula Sportcsarnok in Varpalota, Hungary. Szello dropped Basualdo four times.

WBO #14 super middleweight Mate Kis (15-0-2, 10 KOs) easily outpointed tough veteran Gear Ajetovic (31-22-1, 16 over eight rounds.

Unbeaten cruiserweight prospect Ferenc Urban (6-0, 5 KOs) stopped his previously unbeaten Bosnian opponent Kemal Dervoz (2-1, 1 KO) in the second round.

The event was promoted by Felix Promotion and televised by Sport TV Hungary.

WBO #1 Szello destroys Basualdo in two

Fotó: Ezüstszegi Kristóf

Bacskai in action on Saunders-Isufi undercard

Unbeaten super welterweight Balázs Bacskai (10-0, 6 KOs), a former amateur world champion, European amateur champion and Olympian, will make his first appearance on a bigtime International fight platform this Saturday. Bacskai will meet Brazilian puncher Davi Eliasquevici (14-8-1, 11 KOs) at Lamex Stadium in Stevenage, England, on the undercard of his stablemate Shefat Isufi, who will meet Billy Joe Saunders for the vacant WBO super middleweight world title. The Isufi and Bacskai fights will be televised in Hungary by SportTV.

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Balazs Bacskai fights against Brazilian Davi Eliasquevici!

Hungarian super welterweight Balazs Bacskai (9-0) takes on Brazilian Davi Eliasquevici (14-8-1) on the undercard to Billy Joe Saunders vs Shefat Isufi in Stevenage Saturday night. Bacskai represented Hungary in 2016 Olympics and won numerous titles in the amateurs.

AGON Sports promotes in Schwerin on June 15 with three former world champs on top of the bill.

Former WBA super middleweight ruler Tyron Zeuge (23-1-1) takes on Adan Silvera (11-1) with the vacant EU title at stake, former WBA jr middleweight ruler Jack Culcay (25-4) is back in action after the loss to Sergiy Derevyanchenko in a IBF 160 lb eliminator and takes on Italian Stefano Castellucci (24-8).

And finally, Juergen Braehmer (50-3) will have his first fight since December of last year and squares off against Nils Schmidt (17-0) from nearby Wismar. Braehmer is still Zeuge´s trainer and is the mandatory challenger for the EBU 168 lb title.

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Felix Promotion has a busy spring!

Hungarian Felix-Promotion, headed by Felix Racz, have a busy spring, early summer, ahead and it looks like this:

April 20, Windhoek-Namibia, Zoltan Kovacs will fight Jeremiah Nakathila for the WBO Global super feather title on a 10 rounder fight. The winner will get a shot in the near future against WBO super feather champ Masayuki Ito.

April 27, Szekesfehervar, Hungary, Jozsef Darmos will fight Tamas Toth for the vacant Hungarian cruiserweight title. Featured on the undercard are middleweight Renato Egedi, featherweight Viorel Simion and unbeaten ”bangers” middleweight Barna Hegyi and cruiser Ferenc Urban.

May 18, London-England, Shefat Isufi will fight Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO Interim middleweight title. On the undercard former amateur star Balazs Bacskai, 9-0,, will make his first International pro appearence.

Jun. 01, Varpalot, Hungary, WBO #1 ranked unbeaten cruiser Imre Szell? will be the main event against an opponent to be announced soon. WBO I/C super middleweight champion Mate Kis co-headlines.

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WBO #15 Zoltan Kovacs fights against Nakathila in April

Exciting super featherweight contender Jeremiah Nakathila is scheduled to get one step closer to his desired world title fight when he makes his return to the ring on April 20th in his native Windhoek, Namibia.

The powerful Namibian, who is currently rated No. 3 by the WBO at 130 pounds, will prepare to his sixth straight title bout under the flagship of the World Boxing Organization, though after the Africa strap this time, he is challenging the newly formed Global belt.

Nakathila’s (17-1, 13 KOs) opponent on his April return will be WBO No. 15 rated contender Zoltan Kovacs. The Hungarian Kovacs (23-5-1, 7 KOs) won the WBO European belt in 2016 and had one defense before he abandoned the title. The 26-year-old had a rocky start in the pro games as he went 3-4 in his first seven bouts but was able to change things around and he has been in a 20-1-1 run recently. Kovacs was last in action in December when he won a grueling 8-round non-title matchup against Georgian Levani Tsiklauri by decision.

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Imre Szello Wins Big By KO

Hungarian stars Imre Szello and Mate Kis both scored knockouts in the second round on Felix-Promotion´s recent show in Budakalasz.

Szello, at cruiserweight and now 23-0, took out Germany-based Slovenian Denis Simcic, 32-4-1, and Kis, at super middleweight and 14-0-2, knocked out Tanzanian Hussein Itaba.

Cruiserweight prospect Ferenc Urban, 4-0, knocked out Archil Gigolashvili, 3-12, in the first round.

Swedish light heavy Oscar Ahlin, 17-2, stopped Georgian Beka Mukhulishvili, 6-5, in the fourth of a scheduled six-rounder.

In the main event super welter Roman Zakirov, 9-0, won on points over Mexican Daniel Vega Cota, 13-3-1, in a ten rounder with the vacant IBO International title at stake.

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WBO #2 cruiserweight Imre Szello is back!

WBO # 2 cruiserweight Imre Szello, 22-0, headlines Felix-Promotion´s show in Budakalasz in Hungary on Feb 22 but who he is fighting isn´t clear yet.

Also on the bill is Swedish light heavyweight Oscar Ahlin, 16-2, and super welterweight Roman Zakirov, 8-0, who takes on Mexican Daniel Vega Cota, 13-2-1, for the vacant IBO International title.

As previously reported EBU heavyweight champ Agit Kabayel defends the title against Andriy Rudenko on March 2 at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg.

SES has since announced a co-headliner and in that one Tom Schwarz, 23-0, defends the WBO I/C crown against Kristijan Krstacic, 17-1, and there will be more heavyweight fights on the bill.

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WBO #1 Isufi, WBO #2 Szello in action Feb 22

Felix Promotions will start the year on February 22 in Budapest. In a featured bout, WBO #1 super middleweight Shefat Isufi (27-3-2, 20 KOs) will fight a ten-rounder against an opponent to be named. With WBO champ Gilberto Ramirez likely to move up in weight, Isufi could soon fight for the vacant WBO title, possibly against Jesse Hart. No official word, but those are the rumors.

On the same night, unbeaten WBO #2, IBF #5 and WBA #14 cruiserweight Imre Szellő (22-0, 14 KOs) will be the main event of the evening vs. TBA. Szellő was supposed to fight WBO #1 rated Firat Arslan in an eliminator, but the Arslan camp stepped back from that fight according to Team Szellő.

Also on the card will be seen unbeaten WBO #12 super middleweight and WBO I/C beltholder Mate Kis (13-0-2, 9 KOs) plus former WBO Youth middleweight champion Renato Egedi, Flavius Biea and others.

The event will be televised Live in Hungary.

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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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