IBF- and IBO-Heavyweight Champion as well as WBO- and WBA-Superchampion and “Ring Magazine” Champion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles next Saturday on November 24th against mandatory challenger Tyson Fury from Manchester/UK. The fight will be taking place at the soccer stadium ESPRIT arena in Dusseldorf, Germany. [Continue reading]
IBF super-middleweight champion, James DeGale says he is pleading with advisor Al Haymon to set up a big money fight with WBC champion, Badou Jack after he dispatches Lucien Bute in Quebec on Saturday night.
DeGale takes on a 35-year old Bute, who, along with long-sidelines through injury, is no longer considered to be the fighter and former champion he once was, especially since being dispatched in five ruthless rounds by Carl Froch in 2012, and while ‘Chunky’ says he isn’t overlooking his hometown opponent, he definitely has one eye on bigger fights. [Continue reading]
Former WBA heavyweight champion, David Haye (26-2, 24ko), has claimed that he wishes to surpass all prior boxing achievement with his comeback under new trainer, Shane McGuigan; a process that begins for the ‘Hayemaker’ on Jan. 16 at London’s O2 when he fights Australian, Mark De Mori (30-1-2, 26ko).
Haye – who also unified WBO/WBC/WBA 200 lb titles in a 10 year career – has not boxed for 3 and a half years, since he knocked out Dereck Chisora at London’s Upton Park in July 2012, and is also returning after an extensive period of rehabilitation on the injured shoulder that brought about his enforced retirement from the sport in the first instance. [Continue reading]
Tyson Fury gives a demonstration of the gloves he hopes he’ll be allowed to use ahead of Saturday’s world heavyweight title clash with Wladimir Klitschko. He also threatens to pull out of Saturday’s world heavyweight title clash and even joked he would fight the champion “bare knuckle” if an agreement over gloves for the fight is breached. The Mancunian Traveller has revealed he may have to wait until the day before the fight before he is certain of challenging Klitschko at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf. [Continue reading]
Former two-weight world champion David Haye today announced his return to the ring with a heavyweight bout against Australia’s top 10 WBA ranked Mark De Mori on Saturday January 16, 2016, at The O2 in London. [Continue reading]
Mick Hennessy at the press conference: “Why wouldn’t the Gloves arrive on time? This is the biggest prize in sport, heavyweight boxing. It’s a dream to be involved in this. Why wouldn’t they be able to turn it around? Will we have the ones we approved? He tried to get his hands used to them and he couldn’t. There’s a health and safety issue – the gloves have to be right for Tyson’s hands.” [Continue reading]
British super-middleweight contender, George Groves, has confirmed he will be boxing on in the wake of his latest world title disappointment, and will return on Jan. 30 in London on a jointly promoted Sauerland/Matchroom card at the city’s Copper Box Arena.
Groves was beaten by WBC super-middleweight champion, Badou Jack on the Sep. 12 Mayweather/Berto undercard, his third world title tilt, and after speculation that he could retire after deleting his social media accounts and splitting from trainer, Paddy Fitzpatrick, the Londoner has finally announced his intention to continue trying to claim that elusive world strap. [Continue reading]
(Photo credit: Andre Courtemanche/Warriors Boxing) MIAMI (November 23, 2015) – Super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (21-2-2, 12 KOs) and former world champion Jan Zaveck (35-3, 19 KOs) took part in a press conference Monday afternoon in Miami as they near their Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN showdown taking place Wednesday, November 25 from Hialeah Park Racing & Casino. [Continue reading]
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya, has unsuccessfully attempted to try quell the fears of cynical fans that his fighter will attempt to stall or delay a clash with murderous punching fellow middleweight champion [WBA/IBF], Gennady Golovkin, only promising that the fight WILL happen at some stage.
After claiming the WBC middleweight strap, Alvarez told fans and assembled media that he was serious about the Golovkin fight and doesn’t ‘run from anybody,’ an assertion echoed by his promoter, although fan fears that the fight could still be some way off weren’t exactly quelled by a non-committal De La Hoya, who said he needs to weigh things up first before making any decisions. [Continue reading]
Sky Boxing analyst and former 168 lb world champion, Carl Froch, is picking Wladimir Klitschko to successfully defend his heavyweight titles against Tyson Fury on Saturday, though ‘The Cobra’ is urging Fury to ‘put it on him’ and ‘make things rough’ if he is to stand any chance at all of winning.
Froch – set to travel out to Germany for the fight on Wednesday – spoke to iFLtv about the anticipated heavyweight clash, and is predicting a points decision in favour of the 39 year old champion, who is seeking to go on and capture the WBC title before his eventual retirement. [Continue reading]