French EuroProm, headed by veteran promoter Gerard Teysseron, won the purse bids on Wednesday in Rome (Italy) for Enock Poulsen's often postponed defense of the EBU super lightweight title against mandatory challenger Franck Petitjean (23-6-3) with a bid for 35,500 euro to be split 60-40 in the favor of the champion.
EuroProm has informed the EBU that the fight will go ahead June 10 in Paris.
The rematch between Poulsen (12-0) and Petitjean goes way back to last year when another French promoter, Y12, won the purse bids and then postponed the fight for various reasons on several occasions. This time Y12 was not allowed to bid.
IN OTHER NEWS: LeAnna Cruz remained undefeated with a six-round unanimous decision victory over former five-time world title challenger Simone Da Silva in a bantamweight contest which was the main event at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
Cruz was very aggressive from the outset and dropped Da Silva in the opening round with a body shot.
Cruz did not take her foot off the gas pedal and continued to pressure Da Silva in domination fashion. Cruz showed crisp combination punching and had Da Silva in trouble several more times.
Cruz of Allentown, PA won by scores of 60-53 on all cards and is now 5-0. Da Silva of Brazil is 17-24.