Boxer Konečný expresses hope that WBO will act to vacate world title belt

Czech boxer Lukáš Konečný, who was due to face light-middleweight champion Sergei Dzinziruk for the world title on September 30th, has expressed the hope the World Boxing Organisation will vacate the belt after Dzinziruk pulled out of the match at the last minute. The Germany-based Ukrainian fighter cited injury as the reason for calling off the bout. According to some sources if Dzinziruk is stripped of the title, Konečný - the European title holder – could now fight interim champion Zaurbek Baysangurov, a match that could take place by the end of the year.

Author: Jan Velinger