It seems we could soon see yet another heavyweight match-up contesting a version of the WBA title. As fight fans know, Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko are set to meet for the “super” version of the WBA belt next March or April (dependent on Joshua coming through okay against his IBF title challenger Eric Molina on December 10) and Shannon Briggs and Lucas Browne are set to rumble, with the “regular” version on the line … Read Article
The intriguing heavyweight match-up of Luis Ortiz-Alexander Ustinov will now go to purse bids, as no deal has been reached by the two parties. Ortiz of Cuba, the WBA interim champion, must fight Russia’s Ustinov next as part of the WBA’s plans to see just one man crowned as their heavyweight king. The purse bids have been called for for May 19th.… Read Article
Hughie Fury, the unbeaten and talented cousin of reigning heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, is in search of meaningful fights against established contenders as he chases his own dream of reaching the very top. Peter Fury, his trainer, has Tweeted how Andrey Fedosov “declined” a fight with the 21-year-old with the 18-0(10) pro record, but that contracts have now gone out for a Hughie Fury-Alexander Ustinov fight.
“We now offered Ustinov ranked no5 WBA WBO. & … Read Article
The World Boxing Association has ordered big-hitting Interim WBA World Champion Luiz Ortiz to defend his title against Russian heavyweight destroyer Alexander Ustinov on or before June 19.… Read Article
HATTON PROMOTIONS would like to make it clear that negotiations have NOT taken place for a fight between Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne and Russia’s Alexander Ustinov, despite claims made online.
Vladimir Hryunov, Ustinov’s promoter, has reportedly said that he has had meetings with Ricky Hatton in London regarding the match-up.
However, no such discussions have been held.… Read Article
Who’d be a boxing promoter!
This time last week, fight fans, especially British heavyweight fight fans, were looking forward to the scheduled and quite long since announced return meeting between colourful characters (an understatement) Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora. The fight was given an extra element of spice thanks to Fury’s shenanigans at the London, open to the public, press conference.
Fury was on his A-game when it came to trash talking and being as … Read Article
Tyson Fury has withdrawn from his heavyweight contest tonight against Alexander Ustinov after his uncle and first trainer, Hughie, has been taken seriously ill into hospital.
The multi-title show will still go ahead with Billy Joe Saunders challenging for the Vacant European Middleweight title against Emanuele Blandamura, Liam Smith defends his British Light-Middleweight title against Jason Welborn; Terry Flanagan challenges Martin Gethin for the Vacant British Lightweight Championship, and Jack Catterall face Nathan Brough for … Read Article
Tyson Fury and Alexander Ustinov faced off during their weigh in for tomorrow nights eagerly awaited heavyweight clash this afternoon. Ustinov took to the scales tipping in at 20st 5oz while Fury came in almost two stone lighter at 18st 5 pounds
Ustinov, a cerebral looking individual, looked considerably slimmer than has been seen in previous bouts, still packing those immensely powerful arms and upper body. Fury, as promised, looked svelte, trim and athletic. His … Read Article
In a bout no one could have foreseen or predicted, this Saturday night boxing fans shall witness Tyson Fury attempt to maintain his lofty world ranking against the dangerous fringe contender Alexander Ustinov. The collapse of the Dereck Chisora rematch renders any discussion of him, or Fury’s attitude to him a moot point. What fight fans need to consider is what this bout has the potential to tell us about Fury’s current standing in the … Read Article
TORONTO | NEW YORK (July 24, 2014) – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of the Frank Warren and Hennessy Sports-promoted mega show from the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester, U.K., as hard-hitting British superstar Tyson Fury will face Belarusian power puncher Alexander Ustinov.… Read Article