BoxingScene.com says today that WBO junior middleweight titlist Sergiy Dzinziruk is now looking to pay off his former promoters at Universum to enable a full split between the two sides.
You probably recall that back in August, Dzinziruk made the decision to no longer fight for the big German company, when back-to-back fights against American name opponents fell through. The fight with James Kirkland was obviously Kirkland's fault, but then Dzinziruk says Universum assured him that a fight with Paul Williams was imminent, which it was not.
The word now is that Dzinziruk will continue to talk with American promoters while he lives and trains in Los Angeles, and that he's potentially targeting the sensible fight with Alfredo Angulo, who (ridiculously) won the interim WBO title against Harry Joe Yorgey by way of brutal third round knockout in November.
Meanwhile, that still leaves poor Kermit Cintron on the outside looking in of the title situation. Cintron beat Angulo in a WBC eliminator back in May, and has only fought once since then, a tiny PPV show out of Puerto Rico where he was matched against the unqualified Juliano Ramos.
Dzinziruk-Angulo is almost sure to get Dzinziruk his HBO debut, given the network's affinity for Angulo's fights. It likely wouldn't be terribly expensive and could either be a fine Boxing After Dark headliner or paired with another fight or two as an undercard attraction. I do hope Cintron gets a good fight soon. I thought he'd surely gotten his career back on track with the win over Angulo, but it's either been bungled or he's being avoided like the plague.