Top Rank boss Bob Arum says a deal is very close for his fighter, unbeaten Mexican/American Andy Ruiz Jr, to face unbeaten New Zealander Joseph Parker, for the soon to be vacant WBO heavyweight title. Arum, speaking on Radio Live, said there are a couple of things still to be worked out – the date, for example, with Arum preferring a January date over a December date – but he added he is “optimistic” the … Read Article
Cromer hero Liam Walsh moved a step closer to facing IBF World Super-Featherweight Champion Jose Pedraza after outclassing Andrey Klimov over twelve rounds last night at the Harrow Leisure Centre. Walsh produced a punch perfect performance to take a unanimous decision with scores of 119-108, 120-107 and 120-107 from the judges.
After a cagey opening round the classy Walsh began to take control of the fight, doubling up on his jab and landing some well-timed … Read Article
While middleweight king Gennady Golovkin wants to clean up the 160-pound division and hold all the major belts there before making a move up in weight, this doesn’t stop 168-pound fighters from calling him out. One big name at super-middleweight who says he wants a fight with the undefeated, 36-0(33) puncher, is Mexican star (or former star) Julio Cesar Chavez Junior.
Chavez Jr has been pretty much out of circulation for the past few months … Read Article
Why is promoter Eddie Hearn smiling? Well, we won’t know until next week, but Hearn has gone on record as saying he hopes to have some huge news in the coming days regarding the next fight for Anthony Joshua, and that if things come off – things that currently have him smiling with optimism – we will be in store for “good news that will blow our minds.”
Speaking with ESPN.com, Hearn said that Wladimir … Read Article
Ricky Burns came through his first WBA 140-pound title defence last night in his Glasgow fortress, but the 12 round unanimous decision he picked up against a fierce and determined Kiryl Relikh raised plenty of eyebrows. The fight was a war and it was a shock when, after the 12 gruelling rounds were over, the final scores of the three judges were so wide in favour of Burns.
116-112 (twice) was bad enough, but the … Read Article
Fighting in front of a large pro-crowd, WBA light welterweight champion Ricky Burns (41-5-1, 14 KOs) kept his title by defeating previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Kiryl Relikh (21-1, 19 KOs) on Friday night at the SSE Hyro in Glasgow, Scotland. Relikh looked like the better fighter of the round in the last four rounds. He also appeared to take rounds one and two. … Read Article
A purse offer was held today in New York for the WBC heavyweight interim championship bout between Alexander Povetkin and Bermane Stiverne. The winning promoter was World of Boxing with a bid of $3,165,000 dollars.
The purse offer for the mandatory defense of WBC heavyweight silver champion Johann Duhaupas against Carlos Takam was also held today in New York. The winning promoter was OPI2000, Salvatore and Christian Cherchi, with a bid of $235,000 dollars.… Read Article
Dillian Whyte (19-1, 15 KOs) fought his heart out tonight in beating Ian Lewison (12-3-1, 8 KOs) by a 10th round TKO at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The fight was stopped after the 10th round by Lewison’s corner. He had taken a beating in the 9th and 10th rounds, and he clearly had nothing left. … Read Article
Ghana’s WBO Africa Bantamweight champion, Duke Micah remains focused on the job at hand when he faces UK based Zambian, Matthew Chanda for the vacant Commonwealth Bantamweight title in London on November 12 as he pursues the ultimate world title dream.
Undefeated Micah (18-0, 17 KOs) is currently rated number 11 in the world to the WBO Bantamweight belt held by Marlon Tapales of the Philippines and the Ghanaian is keen to claim the Commonwealth … Read Article
Two dangerous and avoided heavyweights will meet each other next month in Monaco, as Luis Ortiz will face Carlos Takam in a scheduled big card, according to reports in Spanish media.
Ortiz, who split with Golden Boy earlier this year, is just happy to see some action, while the same could be said of Takam. Last seen losing a close and competetive decision to unbeaten Joseph Parker, Takam too will be eager to get back … Read Article