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Fightcard of Cologna with
Female Touch

(Hamburg, 23 March 1999) Next Saturday, March 27, Universum Box-Promotion is staging its fourth boxing event this year. In the Sartory Säle in Cologna the fans will see two woman title fights, an Olympic Silver medallist, a special heavyweight attraction as well as three further undercard fights.

Regina Halmich (Karsruhe, Germany) vs. Lourdes Gonzalez (Argentina)
For Halmich's WIBF Flyweight Title

After 14 consecutive successful title defenses it has become hard to find interesting opponents for Halmich. Most women in the WIBF top-10 of her weightclass or the weightclasses surrounding her have already been beaten by the 22 year old German, who was also holding the WIBF super flyweight title in 1998. In her 15th title defense Halmich will be challenged by Argentina's 27 year old Lourdes Gonzalez. "La Tigresa" has won 10 of her 12 professional fights, 5 of them by knockout.

Kim Weber (Cologna, Germany) vs. William Manion (USA)
8 rounds, Heavyweights

Former German Heavyweight Champion Kim Weber, 25-1 (18 KO´s), ranked number 14 in Europe, is still on his comeback trip from his loss to Mario Schiesser in July of 1998. Since then Weber, who eyes another German title shot, has won two fights by knockout.

Oktay Urkal (Berlin, Germany) vs. TBA
8 rounds, Jr. Welterweights

1996 Olympic Silver medallist Oktay "Cassius" Urkal is heading to a world title shot this year or early next year. The slick and skillful jr. welterweight contender is ranked number 3 in Europe and number 6 by the WBC and his holding the WBC International title. Urkal is undefeated in 20 fights with 8 knockouts.

Daisy Lang (Hungary) vs. Anastasia Toktaulova (Russia)
For Lang's WIBF European Bantamweight Title

Europe's cutest face in boxing, European champion Daisy Lang makes the first defense of her title that she won last year against Krisztina Horvai. Lang, 6-1 (4 KO´s), a former Karate and Kickboxing world champion, is ranked number 2 by the WIBF in the jr. bantamweight division.


Fabian Weber
International Press Spokesman
Universum Box-Promotion GmbH
Am Stadtrand 27
22047 Hamburg
Tel: +49 40 696559-0
Fax:+49 40 696559-50

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