boxing-glovesFri 6/19 – Hala Widowiskow – Sportowa, ul. Swietokrzyska – Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, Poland Heavyweight 10 rounds – Konstantin Airich +2600 Mariusz Wach -8200 Note: Last week, contenders Robert Helenius, Artur Szpilka, Carlos Takam as well as WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder all scored wins in an exciting week for Heavyweight boxing. Consider Poland’s Mariusz Wach (30-1) another fighter who is looking to get his career back on track. Wach’s lone loss came back in November of 2012 when he lost to World #1 Wladimir Klitschko. Though he survived the fight to go the distance and he looks to have wobbled Klitschko in the fifth round, two of the judges did not have him winning one round in that fight and he tested positive for steroids after the bout, leading to a year-long suspension. Wach sat out all of 2013, and then did not return until October of 2014, sitting out a total of 23 months. Wach (21-10-2) has fought 3 times in the last eight months as he is looking to shake off ring rust, and this bout with Airich is more of that. Airich is a veteran who has been in there with big names, has gone (2-6) in his last eight fights. With notable losses to Anthony Joshua, Manuel Charr and Odlanier Solis among others, Airich is actually a step up from Wach’s last three comeback opponents. Sat 6/20 – Teatro Principe – Milan, Lombardia, Italy Middleweight 12 rounds – Michel Soro -260 Emanuele Blandamura +180 Note: The vacant EBU (European) Middleweight title is on the line. Blandamura (23-1) is from Italy and has the “home field” advantage and he briefly held the EBU title when he defeated Marcos Nader in January of 2014, but he went on to lose it to England’s Billy Joe Saunders 6 months later. Soro is (26-1-1) overall and he is coming off a May pf 2015 TKO win over well-regarded Glen Tapia in a main event fight that aired on TruTV in the United States. In that fight he won a pair of American titles, which he left behind to return to Europe and go for the EBU belt. Sat 6/20 – Ballerup Super Arena – Ballerup, Denmark Super Middleweight 12 rounds – Charles Adamu +1200 Patrick Nielsen -2600 Note: Nielsen (25-1) is making the first defense of his WBA International title as he faces the experienced Adamu (23-6). Nielsen is the 24 year old who is fighting in his native Denmark. His lone loss came in June of 0214 against tough Russian Dmitry Chudinov in a fight that was for the interim WBA World title. Since that loss he has won three fights in a row, and this fight will be his third of 2015. Adamu hails from Ghana has loads of international experience, having faced the likes of Carl Froch, Isaac Chilemba and George Groves. He fought Rocky Fielding (17-0) and lost last March of 2014, and he returned to Ghana for two straight wins before returning to the world scene to face Neilsen. Adamu has 17 KOs in his 23 wins, and he will be a dangerous test for Neilsen, who is looking to get more attention as a world-class Super Middleweight. Also added at the sport books are two wide lines from Saturday’s card at the Bell Center in Montreal. The main event there features Hassan N’dam N’Jikam taking on David Lemieux in a fight that has had a very close line up for several weeks now. The live card features ten fights, so check back at the books to see if other lines are added. The fights added are of the eight round variety, and there is the 12 round super Middleweight bout for a regional title between Schiller Hyppolite and Kevin Thomas Kojean without a line yet. Ortiz is an undefeated heavyweight (21-0) from Cuba who is looking to continue rising in the rankings, however Polley is a journeyman with a (27-18-1) record, so Ortiz is padding his record at this point. Saturday 6/20 – Bell Centre – Montreal, Quebec, Canada Lightweight 8 rounds – Michele Focosi +3000 Ghislain Maduma -11000 Heavyweight 8 rounds – Bryron Polley +3000 Luis Ortiz -11000 All odds are available via 5Dimes Sportsbook.