Euro News: Firat Arslan, Hebert Conceicao Sousa, Shady Gamhour

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Brazilian middleweight Hebert Conceicao Sousa (4-0) will take on tough Polish journeyman Robert Talarek (27-21-3) September 1 in Holstebro (Denmark. Sousa won a gold medal in the Olympic Games 2021 in Tokyo.

The show is headlined by the fight between WBC bantamweight champion Dina Thorslund (19-0) and WBC titlist Yuliahn Luna Avila (25-3-1).

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Former IBF featherweight champ Sarah Mahfoud (13-1) square off against Argentinian veteran Marcela Eliana Acuna on October 7 in Copenhagen in what promoter Bettina Palle describes as a tune up for bigger and better things to come. 

Mahfoud lost her title to Amanda Serrano in her only loss.

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Swedish super middleweight Shady Gamhour (13-1) has been forced to pull out of the fight against Derrick Webster (29-4) on August 26 in Atlantic City and is replaced by Christopher Pearson (17-3).

Gamhour was last seen last year losing a close all to Steve Rolls in Canada.

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52-year old former WBA cruiserweight champ Firat Arslan (54-9-3) is ready to retire and will have a farewell fight October 21 in Goppingen (Germany) against an opponent to be announced.

 Arslan began his career 1997 and won the WBA title in 2007.

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German heavyweight Tom Schwarz (27-1) is in against Ukrainian Konstantyn Dovbyschenko (10-13-1) on September 23 in Magdeburg.

Schwarz suffered his only loss against Tyson Fury in 2019.

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Finnish Elite Promotion promotes a show in Kirkkonummi on Saturday (Aug 26) billed as Young Guns. There are ten fights on the bill with and that includes two older guns as. 

Middleweight Tomi Silveonnoinen (9-4) headlines in a four-rounder against Serbian Aleksandar Petkovic (0-2). Super middle veteran Timo Laine (30-19) after a brief layoff and meet Aleksander Nagolski (2-6). Of the young guns super middle Anton Embulaev (4-0) is in against Milos Jankovic (5-25-2). Embualev is trained by former EBU champ Amin Asikainen.

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