Deontay Wilder: Promising to Unify ‘for America’

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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has promised that he is the man to truly unify the heavyweight titles and revitalize big-time heavyweight boxing in America.

Wilder is set to box another voluntary defence of his title in January, and is indirectly embroiled in the ‘Czar’ Glazkov/IBF/threat-to-strip Fury saga that has been well publicized this week (see previous articles)- a saga that saw [IBF #1] Glazkov passing on a shot at the American WBC titlist in favour of a fight for the [vacant] IBF belt that looks set to be stripped from new lineal champion Tyson Fury, for immediately rematching Wladimir Klitschko as contractually bound, instead of fighting Glazkov.

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Brook/Khan Speculation Intensifies

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IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook will potentially fight bitter domestic rival Amir Khan next summer according to promoter Eddie Hearn, though not before a mandatory defence against little-known Canadian Kevin Bizier, which has been ordered by the sanctioning body.

Hearn took to his social media accounts this week and warned fans to log a summer ’16 dust-up between the pair of Brits, before then also warning of the Bizier mandatory, which is going to be another tough sell for the Sheffield fighter, especially in the UK where fans are keen to see a step-up in competition, meaning he will potentially travel to North America for it.

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Glazkov Passes on Wilder / Wants [Vacant] IBF Shot

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Unbeaten heavyweight contender Vyacheslav Glazkov (21-0-1, 13ko), has passed on a January fight with WBC champion Deontay Wilder, instead choosing to focus on a shot at the soon-to-be-vacant IBF title, should the sanctioning body go ahead with their threat to strip new champion, Tyson Fury as expected.

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Froch: ‘No GGG Fight, I Stay Retired’

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Retired former super middleweight world champion Carl Froch, has ruled out a comeback fight with middleweight wrecking-ball Gennady Golovkin, hopefully ending speculation once and for all as to whether he will return to the ring for one last hurrah next year.

Froch has consistently toyed with the idea of fighting Golovkin, both before and after his official retirement from boxing earlier this year, posting his now infamous ‘Too Big and Strong for GGG’ social media status just before he announced that his ’80k at Wembley’ rematch with George Groves in May 2014 had indeed been his final fight.

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‘I Will Take Jacobs Title, Expect Fireworks!’ says Peter Quillin

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Former WBO middleweight champion, Peter Quillin (32-0-1, 23ko), has warned Brooklyn rival Daniel Jacobs that he will be out to take his WBA (reg) title on Saturday night in their 160 lb clash for local bragging rights.

Quillin – who has been lambasted by fans for perceived ‘ducking’ after vacating his title for a career high payday rather than fight Russia’s Matty Korobov last year, has also claimed that local-buzz is fervent ahead of the clash, which is being seen as of little real consequence for the division due to both men publicly hedging over the issue of a future fight with dominant Kazakh champion [IBF/WBA (sup)], Gennady Golovkin over recent times.

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Flanagan: ‘I Want to Unify Titles in 2016’

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WBO lightweight champion, Terry Flanagan (29-0, 12ko), has sent out a warning to his divisional rivals ahead of his Feb. 13 title defense against Liverpool’s Derry Mathews, saying ‘I want to unify.’

The unbeaten Manchester ace must first get past former WBA (interim) titlist ‘Dirty Derry’, who vacated his strap in order to make the fight and who also lost a previous 3 round decision to Flanagan in 2012 as part of Matchroom Sport’s ‘Prizefighter’ tournament series.

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Fury Has No Problem Trashing IBF Strap on Principle

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New lineal heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, will happily trash his IBF title on principle after the sanctioning body threatened to strip him for immediately rematching Wladimir Klitschko, rather than face their #1 contender Vyacheslav Glazkov.

Both Fury’s trainer and Uncle, Peter Fury, and Promoter Mick Hennessy have been enraged by the sanctioning body’s decision to order a purse bid for the Glazkov fight less than a week after Fury’s monumental win over Klitschko, and despite the fact Fury is contractually bound to rematch the 39 year-old Ukrainian next year.

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