By Per Ake Persson
European junior welter champ Colin Lynes will defend the title against Juho Tolppola from Finland on January 25 in Dagenham, England.
Russian heavy Alexander Povetkin is sparring with Larry Donald and Michael Sprott in Berlin. German middle Mahir Oral is out of the IBF eliminator against Fulgencio Zuniga due to a broken hand.
Ukrainian super middle Vitaly Tsypko is off the IBF eliminator against Robert Stieglitz due to illness.
Spanish promotional outfit Gallego Prada begins the new year on February 8 in Hosptalet with a show headlined by lightweight Paco Nohales.
German heavy Timo Hoffmann denies all wrongdoings and demands further tests. Hoffmann tested positive to steroids after his brave stand against Aleksander Dimitrenko last year and could be facing a two year suspension.