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European Boxing News: Froch, Abrahamn, Helenius, Schmeling, Dimitrenko

By Per Ake Persson

Sauerland Event again join forces with P3 Boxing in Finland for a big show with Carl Froch taking on Arthur Abraham at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki November 27 in the third round of the Super Six Tournament.

Local fans will also be happy to see European Union heavyweight champ Robert Helenius making the first defence of the title. European Union junior welter ruler Ville Piispanen is also likely to be featured on the show.

Max Schmeling - the movie - premieres in Berlin October 7. Henry Maske plays the former heavyweight champion of the World while Yoan Pablo Hernandez acts as Joe Louis. The list goes on with the likes of Arthur Abraham, Enad Licina (as Jack Sharkey) and Alexander Frenkel appearing - all can box, but can they act?

European heavy champ Aleksandre Dimitrenko now has Pole Albert Sosnowski has mandatory challenger. The EBU have set October 28 as deadline for purse offers or agreement.

A small piece of boxing history was created in Sweden this past weekend when the first fights over longer distance than the stipulated 12 minutes since December of 1969 - with special permission from the Martial Arts Delegation - took place in Karlstad.

At heavyweight Andreas Gustavsson outpointed Jakov Gospic while Danish veteran Allan Vester retired with a back injury against Cliff Soukka in a junior middle fight.

There´s now hope for more and next up could be a world title fight of some kind for female lightweight Frida Wallberg November 27 in Stockholm. This fight would then be over ten two minute rounds. It´s however still a long way to go before Sweden have professional boxing as we know it as ten ounce amateur gloves are worn in all weight divisions.

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