There seems to be quite
a story behind the purse bids yesterday in Mexico City where Australian supermiddle Danny Green obtained home turf
for the defence of his WBC interim title against Denmark´s Mikkel Kessler. Apparently Green´s representative, Don
Majeski, wanted to postpone the purse bids - something that was accepted by the WBC. However, Bettina Palle,
representing Kessler, was on her way to Mexico City and couldn´t be reached. Her father Mogens, now matchmaker for
Team Palle, then turned down the request from Majeski and insisted that the purse offers were to go ahead. As no
agreement could be reached it was decided to proceed with the purse bids with Majeski faxing in the winning bid for
613 000 USD and now plan to stage the fight late November, early December in Perth. At the newly reopened WBC office
in Mexico City chaos seemed to reign as no-one seemed to know anything and wasn´t until after several calls this
reporter was able to get a confirmation that the purse offers were to take place. Getting results from it was
however impossible until teampalle.dk reported the outcome.
Polish lightheavy Tomasz Adamek
headlines a six-fight bill put on by BoxingEurope in Warzaw September 10. Reports in Norwegian media that heavy Leif
Dolonen Larsen, 4-0 and a former NFL player, are to be on the show have been premature. -The show is packed, we have
six fights, two hours live TV and we don´t have a spot for him, says BoxingEurope head Andrei Gmitruk. Gmitruk also
reports that Gerard Zdziarski, who had been lined up to face touted lightheavy Dawid Kostecki for the WBC Int´l
title is injured and out until October. Zdziarski have also been mentioned as opponent for Belgian supermiddle
Lansana Diallo for a show in Brussells September 25 but that is also off. As for Dolonen Larsen he now heads for
London for sparring and manager Tor Kragebuen hopes to get a fight for him there.
French promoter Michel Acaries will
have a mega show November 8 in Paris-Bercy with two WBA titlefights on top featuring champs Fabrize Tiozzo at 175
and Mahyar Monshipour at 122. Flyweight Brahim Asloum and female jr welter Miriam Lamare are also on the bill.