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
Matchroom Boxing boss, Eddie Hearn, has sent his congratulations to Tyson Fury on his fantastic world heavyweight title win over Wladimir Klitschko, though warned he feels his fighter, London 2012 Olympic gold medalist, Anthony Joshua, is the man who will end up with the belts in due course.
It’s likely that a rematch clause in last night’s fight contract will be activated and Fury will face Klitschko again in the spring, a fight Hearn sees … Read Article
After 18 successful title defenses Wladimir surprisingly lost number 19 against mandatory challenger Tyson Fury. It is the 4th loss in his 68th professional career fight. Over 12 rounds the Britain earned his place as the new IBF/IBO World Heavyweight Champion and WBA/WBO Superchampion. Wladimir was never able to find the right strategy to harm the agile Fury.… Read Article
Tyson Fury shook up the boxing world when he scored a big upset victory over long reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko. It may not have been as shocking as when Buster Douglas defeated Mike Tyson or when Hasim Rahman knocked out Lennox Lewis, and it also paled in comparison to Muhammad Ali’s underdog victories against then seemingly unstoppable forces which were Sonny Liston and Big George Foreman. Nonetheless, Tyson Fury has carved out a very special … Read Article
James DeGale defended his IBF Super Middleweight World Championship in a thriller over hometown favorite and former champion Lucian Bute on Saturday in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.
It was the first title defense for DeGale, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist from Britain who went on the road to Boston to win the title earlier this year and chose to defend in hostile territory. … Read Article
Most boxing prognosticators picked the veteran and well-tested Wladimir Klitschko to topple the slightly taller Tyson Fury in today’s match in Germany, where the Irish-English-Gypsy man upset Klitschko for the unified heavyweight champion title of the world.
Perhaps we should have trusted our instincts.… Read Article
Super welterweight world champion Jermall “Hitman” Charlo (23-0, 18 KOs) stopped “Silky” Wilky Campfort (21-2, 12 KOs) in the fourth-round to retain his title Saturday afternoon on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC from The Bomb Factory in Dallas.
Charlo used his height and jab to control the fight and keep the tenacious Campfort from getting inside and causing any damage to the defending champion. In the second round, Charlo landed a two-punch combo that … Read Article
IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (22-1, 14 KOs) retained his IBF title tonight with a less than thrilling 12 round unanimous decision win over 35-year-old Lucian Bute (35-3, 25 KOs) from the Vidéotron Centre in Quebec City, in Quebec, Canada. Bute, 35, had the crowd on his side the entire fight, and they did a good job of motivating him during the championship rounds. … Read Article