Team Shumenov believes it is worth reviewing recent history en light of the recent announcement that World Boxing Association Super/IBF cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev will defend against Murat Gassiev in late November or early December in Russia: A condition for allowing Lebedev to fight International Boxing Federation cruiserweight champion Victor Emilio Ramirez on May 21, 2016 was that Lebedev had to fight WBA cruiserweight world champion Beibut Shumenov within 120 days. … Read Article
A British heavyweight legend and a Canadian heavyweight great: Sir Henry Cooper (RIP) and George Chuvalo; two heavyweights who both added considerably to their respective careers by twice facing “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali. But they never fought each other, even though it could easily have happened – really should have happened – in the 1960s. Cooper was the reigning Commonwealth heavyweight champion throughout much of that decade (and before that, in the late ‘50s, as … Read Article
Former champ Adrien Broner was today released from prison having served his 30-day sentence, the one he got for turning up in court either drunk or hung-over; his trial for alleged assault and robbery set to begin. Now a free man again (for now, at least) “The Problem” is of course expected to do what he does best aside from get into trouble – fight. Broner remains a big name, a fighter who can attract … Read Article
Just one month after his successful title defense against Chris Arreola on July 16, WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) is on the fast track to recovery following injuries suffered during the bout to his right hand and biceps.
Making the fourth defense of his title, Wilder dominated Arreola for eight one-sided rounds to earn his 36th stoppage victory in front of nearly 12,000 fans at the Legacy Arena, in Birmingham, AL. … Read Article
On May 15, 2016, the WBC granted Champion Deontay Wilder the right to make a voluntary defense of his World Title, which took place on July 16, 2016. In connection with that defense, Champion Wilder injured his right hand and arm, injuries that required surgery. As a result of his injuries and surgeries, Champion Wilder is expected to be inactive until some time in 2017.… Read Article
I. BACKGROUND – The WBC heavyweight championship of the world was scheduled to be contested on May 21, 2016 in Russia. The Bout was Champion Deontay Wilder’s mandatory defense of his title against Mandatory Challenger Alexander Povetkin. The Bout was the result of a purse bid the WBC conducted and which promoter World of Boxing won.
On May 13, 2016 VADA reported to the WBC that Alexander Povetkin’s anti-doping test that had taken from his … Read Article
MGM are delighted to confirm David Price as the latest addition to our growing stable of boxers.
The Heavyweight Division is currently in the midst of an exciting new era and MGM firmly believe that David Price will feature prominently on the world scene within the next twelve months.
Price, former Commonwealth Gold and Olympic Bronze medallist, has experienced mixed fortunes in the professional ranks. A former British and Commonwealth champion before suffering shock defeats … Read Article
It seems we are further away than ever when it comes to seeing the anticipated return fight between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko. Ex-champ Klitschko, who first saw a July 9 return with Fury fall apart due to Fury picking up a calf injury, is now threatening to take the man who out-pointed him to court. Klitschko uploaded a video on his Twitter page earlier today, in which he stated the following:… Read Article
Following recent judging decisions and after carrying out a thorough examination by the relevant Commission, AIBA has decided to take immediate and appropriate actions.
Since the beginning of the Olympic Games, AIBA has conducted 239 bouts. The AIBA R&J Commission has reviewed all decisions and determined that less than a handful of the decisions were not at the level expected and consequently it has been decided in accordance with the AIBA R&J evaluation committee that … Read Article
It’s a big fight if not a massive one and it’s a solid match-up that either fighter might win; and according to one of the principals, James DeGale, his super-middleweight unification showdown with Badou Jack is “nearly there” for either October or November in Las Vegas. Yet another important fight this year involving a British boxer, DeGale-Jack will see one fighter crowned as the IBF and WBC 168-pound ruler.… Read Article