Although the fight is still two months away, there was already tension between unified light heavyweight title holder Sergey Kovalev and former world champion Jean Pascal at Monday’s press conference held at Bell Centre’s La Cage – Brasserie Sportive. Main Events and InterBox formally announce the rematch for the Unified WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship set to take place on Saturday, January 30 at Bell Centre. The event will be televised live … Read Article
New WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has revealed his fears that the Klitschko team may have resorted to drugging him before or immediately after Saturday night’s title fight, openly calling the brother’s ‘cheats’ and revealing he flew home dehydrated for fear of drinking any contaminated fluid.
The Klitschko’s have been notorious for securing every advantage in many of their fights in the past, using numerous different [psychological] tactics to unsettle their opposition, which in Fury’s … Read Article
New lineal heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has stated that his dethroning of dominant former champion, Wladimir Klitschko, was a moment a long time in coming, going on to say that the Ukrainian was ‘forced into’ the fight, and had been avoiding him for ‘a long time.’
Speaking at today’s homecoming press conference in Bolton, Fury was greeted by jubilant fans keen to share the moment with the new WBO/WBA/IBF titlist, telling his captive audience how … Read Article
IBF 168 lb champion, James DeGale, has restated his intention to press on with plans for a unification fight with WBC belt holder, Badou Jack, in the wake of the Londoner’s hard-fought points victory of veteran former champion, Lucian Bute at the weekend.
After a fast start to the fight, ‘Chunky’ had to battle through an aggressive and gutsy showing from a seemingly reinvigorated Bute, who at 35, showed he isn’t a spent force just … Read Article
Tyson Fury scored the biggest upset of the year as he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko’s dominate ten-year reign as the best fighter in the heavyweight division, en route to a twelve round, unanimous decision by two scores of 115-112 and one score of 116-111, at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, in front of 55,000 mostly pro-Klitschko fans. Fury improved to 25-0, 18 KOs and with the victory, gained the IBO, WBA, IBF, and WBO world … Read Article
Tyson Fury: ‘I had it from good sources not to touch anything in the changing room’
“I went home dehydrated before I even touched anything. I was so frightened of being drug tested and failing the drugs test. I didn’t want to take drinks or food from anyone.”… Read Article
Former WBC heavyweight champion, Vitali Klitschko, has expressed his shock at his brother’s loss to new WBA/WBO/IBF champion, Tyson Fury, insisting all decisions remain ‘up to Wladimir’ with regards to his next move.
Immediately following the fight, in which a younger, faster and more mobile Fury took a tentative, yet comfortable points decision over the younger Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Vitali expressed his surprise at events but promised his brother will ‘be back stronger,’ insisting he … Read Article
New WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has warned WBC belt holder, Deontay Wilder, that ‘he will have to wait’ for any unification fight due to his rematch obligations to Wladimir Klitschko, though warned the American ‘I’m bred to be a fighter’ and laughed at the very mention of his name.
After splitting from long-time promoter, Frank Warren, former heavyweight world title challenger, Dereck Chisora (22-5, 14ko), is to make his debut under German promotional stalwarts, Sauerland on Dec.5 in Hamburg.
The soon-to-be 32 year-old Chisora, last boxed in September, grinding out a forgettable points win over Brazilian journeyman, Marcelo Luis Nascimento, a fight that brought about the split from Warren and the hook-up with his new handlers, though given he also no longer fights under … Read Article
Former WBO/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, has confirmed that he intends to activate his rematch clause with Tyson Fury, and attempt to win back the titles taken by the Brit in style last night in Dusseldorf.
Despite Fury being a mandatory challenger, a rematch clause [unusually] existed in the contract, and the 39 year old former champion says he plans to exercise it, though gave Fury his due credit for the win, admitting the 6’9″ … Read Article