Euro News: Yvan Mendy, Krzysztof Glowacki, Berghult-Braekhus, More

French veteran Yvan Mendy (47-5-1) won the vacant EBU lightweight last night at Pont Sainte Maxence with a unanimous decision over Italian Gianluca Ceglia (17-4-1).

Mendy now has Finn Edis Tatli as a mandatory challenger. Tatli beat Mendy in 2015 in a fight for the then-vacant EBU title, but it was close enough to merit a rematch.

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Polish cruiser Krzysztof Glowacki (32-3) returned to action by stopping Mexican Francisco Rivas Cruz (16-4) in four at Walcz on Saturday night.

It was Glowacki’s first win since 2018. He challenged for world titles in 2019 and 2021 but did not lose to Mairis Briedis and Lawrence Okolie.

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Italian super welterweight Orlando Fiordigiglio (37-3) claimed the national title with a points win over defending champion Marco Papasidero (10-3-4) at a show in Prato on Friday night. Fiordigiglio, 37, won by scores of 99-91, 97-93 and 96-92.

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GYM Promotions in Canada hinted on social media at a super welterweight tournament involving WBC titleholder Patricia Berghult (15-0), former undisputed champion Cecilia Braekhus (36-2) and IBF champion Marie Eve Dicaire (18-1).

The plan is for Sweden’s Berghult to defend his title against Braekhus on August 13 in Cali, Colombia. Norwegian and Swedish media have reported that the fight is in progress, but according to Berghult’s promoter Kamran Kabinejad, nothing is signed yet.

The winner of Berghult vs. Braekhus is next set to face Marie Eve Dicaire in the fall.

In the Cali show headliner, GYM’s Bridgerweight Oscar Rivas takes on Lukasz Rozanski. Note that Braekhus, who is Norwegian, has Colombian roots just like Rivas.

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Former European champion Maurice Tavant has died at the age of 85, reports leprogres.fr. Tavant turned pro in 1959 and retired in 1971 with a 51-16-4 record. He won the EBU title (then only known as the European title) in 1965 and lost it to Dane Borje Krogh in 1966.