PBC cancels May Schedule

All of the Premier Boxing Champions events scheduled for May will be postponed to adhere to the recommendations for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic made by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

“We will reschedule the postponed events at a later date once it becomes safe to do so,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions, who handles the promotion for most PBC events. “Now is the time for everyone to do everything they can to stop the spread of the pandemic and take care of your loved ones and your neighbors.”

All of the Premier Boxing Champions events scheduled for May will be postponed to adhere to the recommendations for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic made by the Centers for Disease Control…
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2020 Olympics to be cancelled?

Looks like the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed/canceled as a result of the global coronavirus outbreak. International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound unofficially told USA Today that the decision has been made and the Games will not start on July 24 as scheduled. Whether the Games will take place later this year or be pushed back to 2021 remains to be determined.

Officially, the International Olympic Committee admits it is exploring scenarios that relate to modifying existing operational plans for the Games and also for changes to the start date of the Games. Stay tuned…

Looks like the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed/canceled as a result of the global coronavirus outbreak. International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound unofficially told USA Today that the decision…
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Update: Muhammad Ali knocked out Evander Holyfield in round five of the opening match of the eWBSS heavyweight fantasy tournament.

Tomorrow: Lennox Lewis vs. Joe Frazier
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The WBO has cancelled all fights for three months. A note on the WBO website reads: “Important Message: Amidst the current situation worldwide caused by Covid-19 the WBO has postponed all boxing events through June 2020. We will update accordingly.”
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Tonight ESPN will air the non-pay-per-view premier of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury’s masterpiece victory over Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder. The four-fight telecast begins at 8PM ET, and will be preceded by a special re-air presentation of Fury and Wilder’s disputed December 2018 draw at 7PM ET.

Update: Muhammad Ali knocked out Evander Holyfield in round five of the opening match of the eWBSS heavyweight fantasy tournament. – Tomorrow: Lennox Lewis vs. Joe Frazier —– The WBO…
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eWBSS quarterfinals set

The World Boxing Super Series fantasy heavyweight quarterfinals are set.

Muhammad Ali vs Evander Holyfield
Lennox Lewis vs Joe Frazier
Mike Tyson vs Eric ‘Butterbean’ Esch
George Foreman vs David Haye

The ‘eWBSS Heavyweight Legends tournament’ will be simulated on EA Sports ‘Fight Night Champion’ and they will compete in the traditional World Boxing Super Series format to lift the eAli trophy. The entire ‘eWBSS Heavyweight Legends’ tournament will be live-streamed on the World Boxing Super Series Facebook page at 5pm (GMT) every day from Monday 23rd March until the final on Sunday 29th March.

Is it possible that Ali will not win the eAli trophy?

The World Boxing Super Series fantasy heavyweight quarterfinals are set. Muhammad Ali vs Evander Holyfield Lennox Lewis vs Joe Frazier Mike Tyson vs Eric ‘Butterbean’ Esch George Foreman vs David…
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WBC University launches Monday

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While the boxing world is on-hold waiting for the coronaviris pandemic to pass, the WBC is offering an opportunity for boxers, doctors, referees, judges, ring supervisors, trainers, promoters and others to learn more about our sport at the first University of Boxing. Online sessions begin Monday, March 23. You can register here.

Spanish Version at 1PM ET, 10AM PT
English Version at 3PM ET, noon PT

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While the boxing world is on-hold waiting for the coronaviris pandemic to pass, the WBC is offering an opportunity for boxers, doctors, referees, judges, ring supervisors, trainers, promoters and others…
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Arum: Eddie Hearn should button his lip

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum lashed back at rival promoter Eddie Hearn for speculating that WBC heavyweight Tyson Fury could face a suspension after a farmer made a claim in a British tabloid that he lied to UKAD (the British anti-doping agency) about selling “uncastrated wild boar” meat to Team Fury to explain why Fury and his cousin Hughie Fury both tested positive for nandrolone in 2015. Hearn opined that if Fury were suspended, his fighter WBC interim champion Dillian Whyte should become full WBC champion.

“We have to be cognizant of the participant’s feelings. The people’s feelings,” Arum told IFL. “We can’t start making projections based on ‘what if?’ That’s really harmful. So I would advise my friend Eddie Hearn to button his lip. Continue reading “Arum: Eddie Hearn should button his lip”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum lashed back at rival promoter Eddie Hearn for speculating that WBC heavyweight Tyson Fury could face a…
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WBSS to launch fantasy heavyweight tourney

As boxing fans around the world look for distractions, World Boxing Super Series has decided to launch a special ‘eWBSS Heavyweight Legends’ tournament to provide some much-needed relief and entertainment for fight fans around the world.

The ‘eWBSS Heavyweight Legends’ tournament will be simulated on EA Sports ‘Fight Night Champion’ video game and feature 8 of the most recognizable heavyweights from history, including ‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali, and they will compete in the traditional WBSS format to lift the eAli Trophy. Continue reading “WBSS to launch fantasy heavyweight tourney”

As boxing fans around the world look for distractions, World Boxing Super Series has decided to launch a special ‘eWBSS Heavyweight Legends’ tournament to provide some much-needed relief and entertainment…
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Warren: Is Hearn trying to steal the title?

In his his StarSport column, Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren responded to comments by rival promoter Eddie Hearn, who stated that his fighter Dillian Whyte could get the WBC heavyweight title if Tyson Fury has issues with the farmer situation.

“Dillian Whyte’s promoter might be thinking he can nick the WBC heavyweight title for his man. But let me tell you it won’t be happening,” wrote Warren “…I don’t expect UK Anti-Doping to take the matter any further. But what is Hearn’s game coming out with those comments? Is he trying to steal the title for Whyte? Continue reading “Warren: Is Hearn trying to steal the title?”

In his his StarSport column, Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren responded to comments by rival promoter Eddie Hearn, who stated that his fighter Dillian Whyte could get the WBC…
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Looks like there is no live boxing anywhere in the world this weekend. 🙁
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Some World Boxing Super Series news is expected shortly. We’ve been told that Season 3 is already underway in the planning. Let’s see if it’s an announcement about that. The series has produced some sensational matchups and even produced an undisputed champion.
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Some boxers are able to continue to train privately in empty gyms during the shutdown. For those quarantined at home, the WBA has suggestions for exercises you can do anywhere.
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Anthony Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn continues to needle Tyson Fury promoter Frank Warren by talking up a possible Joshua-Tyson Fury fight.
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When asked by Sky Sports if he’d rather fight Joshua or Fury, Oleksander Usyk said, “I want to fight both.” Good answer.
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Don’t let anyone tell you trash talk doesn’t sell. Who doesn’t want to see “Kingry” Garcia versus Gervonta Davis after their ongoing Twitter beef?

Looks like there is no live boxing anywhere in the world this weekend. 🙁 —– Some World Boxing Super Series news is expected shortly. We’ve been told that Season 3…
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WBC moves “Coffee Tuesday” online

Every week, the World Boxing Council and its President Mauricio Sulaimán holds a weekly “Coffee Tuesday” with the boxing journalists of Mexico City. Starting this week, joining the international measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, “Coffee Tuesday” will be held online via Facebook. “Martes de Café” is conducted in Spanish, but Sulaiman is planning to also do an English version for the international community.

Every week, the World Boxing Council and its President Mauricio Sulaimán holds a weekly “Coffee Tuesday” with the boxing journalists of Mexico City. Starting this week, joining the international measures…
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Late Results from Liverpool

This was a pretty good under-the-radar fight between cruiserweights Damian Chambers (10-1, 6 KOs) and Jay Farrell (9-1, 5 KOs) from last Saturday at the Olympia in Liverpool, England. Worth a watch.

This was a pretty good under-the-radar fight between cruiserweights Damian Chambers (10-1, 6 KOs) and Jay Farrell (9-1, 5 KOs) from last Saturday at the Olympia in Liverpool, England. Worth…
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Oscar: Justice has been served

Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, has issued the following statement in response to World Boxing Organization’s decision to reinstate Franchon Crews-Dezurn as its super middleweight world champion:

“Justice has been served. The WBO has made the correct decision by reinstating ‘The Heavy-Hitting Diva’ as its super middleweight world champion. Although these things take time, it is always great to see justice in action, especially in the sport that I love the most. We hope that others follow suit in recognizing her as the champion, and we look forward to her ring return in the near future.”

Crews-Dezurn lost her WBC and WBO belts by split decision to Alejandra Jimenez in January, however, the result was changed a no decision by the Texas Commission after Jimenez tested positive for a banned substance. As reported yesterday, the WBC is still investigating the matter.

Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, has issued the following statement in response to World Boxing Organization’s decision to reinstate Franchon Crews-Dezurn as its super middleweight…
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Mayweather likely not fighting this year

Former multi-division world champion Floyd Mayweather will likely not be fighting in 2020 after the recent deaths of his ex-girlfriend and mother of his children Josie Harris and his uncle and former trainer Roger Mayweather plus all the disruption to the sport due to the coronavirus. According to TMZ, the 43-year-old Floyd was planning on TWO fights this year, but with two family members passing within one week, the last thing on his mind is fighting.

Former multi-division world champion Floyd Mayweather will likely not be fighting in 2020 after the recent deaths of his ex-girlfriend and mother of his children Josie Harris and his uncle…
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NYSBHOF Inductions delayed to September

The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) announced today that its ninth annual induction dinner has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic from April 19th to September 20th at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. Money already collected for tickets and journal ads may be used for the Sept. 20th event or returned in full upon request at point of purchase.

The New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) announced today that its ninth annual induction dinner has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic from April 19th to September…
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Hearn has backup dates for May fights

Promoter Eddie Hearn expects three major heavyweight fight cards he has on the schedule could be delayed by the coronavirus, which is disrupting the boxing at least until May.

The fights are:
May 2: Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin
May 23: Oleksandr Usyk vs. Dereck Chisora
June 20: Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev

Hearn says he has contingencies in place to move Whyte-Povetkin to the middle of June, Usyk-Chisora to the end of June or early July and, Joshua-Pulev to late July, if necessary.

Promoter Eddie Hearn expects three major heavyweight fight cards he has on the schedule could be delayed by the coronavirus, which is disrupting the boxing at least until May. The…
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Paul Gallen in negotiation to clash with UFC star

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight Paul Gallen (9-0-1, 5 KOs) is in negotiations to clash with UFC star Mark Hunt in what is predicted to be a record pay-per-view contest in Sydney, Australia. Gallen, who retired as a rugby league football star last year, already featured in the biggest televised Australian bout in 2019 when he boxed a six round draw with AFL football star Barry Hall that did record pay-per-view sales.

“I’ve just got a message for my old mate Mark Hunt,” Gallen said. “Mate, you signed your contract today and you’ve released it and made it public. How long did it take you to sign that contract? Three to four weeks, and you’ve made it public today that you’ve signed it and you expect me to make a decision today? Continue reading “Paul Gallen in negotiation to clash with UFC star”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian heavyweight Paul Gallen (9-0-1, 5 KOs) is in negotiations to clash with UFC star Mark Hunt in what is predicted to be…
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Boxing Photography

By Karl Freitag

The vast majority of boxing photographers use Canon equipment, but here’s a review of the latest Nikon pro sports camera. Will it make Canon shooters switch? Probably not because they’d have to buy all new lenses also. The new D6 will set you back $6,496.95.

By Karl Freitag The vast majority of boxing photographers use Canon equipment, but here’s a review of the latest Nikon pro sports camera. Will it make Canon shooters switch? Probably…
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Zanfer cancels live fights on Azteca 7

Zanfer Promotions in coordination with Box Azteca has suspended all live boxing events until further notice. The weekly Saturday night boxing show on Mexico’s Azteca 7 network will rerun old fights during the health emergency. Zanfer and Box Azteca will maintain full and close cooperation with federal and local authorities in a national effort to face the coronavirus.

Zanfer Promotions in coordination with Box Azteca has suspended all live boxing events until further notice. The weekly Saturday night boxing show on Mexico’s Azteca 7 network will rerun old…
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WBC female super middleweight status

WBC Statement:

On September 18, 2018, Franchon Crews-Dezurn conquered the WBC Female Super Middleweight World Championship, which she successfully defended on September 19, 2019. On January 11, 2019, Alejandra Jimenez defeated then World Champion Crews-Dezurn and conquered the WBC Female Super Middleweight World Championship.

On January 24, 2020, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association notified the WBC that the contents of an out-of-competition urine “A” sample container that VADA collected from Alejandra Jimenez on January 10, 2020, as part of the WBC Clean Boxing Program, yielded an adverse finding for Stanozolol. Stanozolol is a synthetic steroid and derivative of testosterone, which has anabolic and androgenic qualities. Stanozolol is included in VADA’s and the WBC’s Clean Boxing Program list of banned substances. On February 19, 2020, the contents of the “B” sample container confirmed the adverse finding. Ms. Jimenez is disputing the adverse finding.

On February 10, 2020, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation suspended Alejandra Jimenez for 90 days and declared the bout a “ No Decision.” Ms. Jimenez is appealing that ruling. Continue reading “WBC female super middleweight status”

WBC Statement: On September 18, 2018, Franchon Crews-Dezurn conquered the WBC Female Super Middleweight World Championship, which she successfully defended on September 19, 2019. On January 11, 2019, Alejandra Jimenez…
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Two “Greats” clashed in the ring

By Mauricio Sulaiman
Son of Jose Sulaiman / WBC President

I’m definitely not going to write anything about coronavirus, as you will find that in every channel, column, chat in what’s app, memes and general conversations with almost everyone.

Today we are going to talk about the phenomenon that two all-time Mexican Greats have achieved:

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Julio César Chávez and Jorge Travieso Arce have given us two amazing exhibitions, going up to the ring to fight, with headgear and 16 oz gloves for three scintillating rounds. The first was on November 23, 2019, in Tijuana, and took place due to the great, caring and generous humanity of both, as their goal was to raise funds to support former world champion José Luis Castillo with the medical expenses derived from the accident of ring that his son had during a sparring session. Continue reading “Two “Greats” clashed in the ring”

By Mauricio Sulaiman Son of Jose Sulaiman / WBC President I’m definitely not going to write anything about coronavirus, as you will find that in every channel, column, chat in…
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Canelo a -260 favorite over GGG in trilogy fight

ESPN, DAZN’s unofficial publicity department, has announced that DAZN will stage the third fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin later this year after both fighters have interim bouts. Canelo is expected to face Billy Joe Saunders, but not on the original date of Cinco de Mayo weekend. An announcement is expected shortly. GGG will take on IBF mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta. The information is attributed to “sources.”

BetOnline.ag already has established odds on Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez III.

Gennady Golovkin +200 (2/1)
Canelo Alvarez -260 (5/13)

ESPN, DAZN’s unofficial publicity department, has announced that DAZN will stage the third fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin later this year after both fighters have interim bouts. Canelo…
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Interview: Andrew Maloney

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By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA super flyweight champion Andrew Moloney (21-0, 14 KOs) talks to Fightnews.com® about his thoughts of challenging WBA super flyweight super champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, WBC champion Juan Francisco Estrada, IBF champion Jerwin Ancajas and WBO champion Kazuto Ioka. Continue reading “Interview: Andrew Maloney”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing WBA super flyweight champion Andrew Moloney (21-0, 14 KOs) talks to Fightnews.com® about his thoughts of challenging WBA super flyweight super champion Roman…
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Steele: Roger a great trainer and great human being

By Jeff Zimmerman

Hall of Fame Referee Richard Steele shared his thoughts on the passing of former 2x world champion and legendary trainer Roger Mayweather, best known for training his nephew Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who became one of boxing’s all-time greats. Steele and Mayweather knew each other for years and were good friends. Steele often brought fighters to Mayweather to evaluate and sometimes even train them.

“We met at the Golden Gloves Gym in Las Vegas and Billy Baxter was his manager.”

“If it wasn’t for Roger, we probably never hear of Floyd Mayweather. Roger helped put it together and helped keep it together all these years.” Continue reading “Steele: Roger a great trainer and great human being”

By Jeff Zimmerman Hall of Fame Referee Richard Steele shared his thoughts on the passing of former 2x world champion and legendary trainer Roger Mayweather, best known for training his…
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April 25 Kovalev-Barrera clash cancelled

In compliance with Riverside County’s ordinance banning large public gatherings due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the April 25 Kovalev vs. Barrera card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has been cancelled.

“Whether it’s in Riverside County or Los Angeles County, it is clear that we must take every precaution to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “We lament the hardship this has caused for our fighters, partners, employees and state officials, and we look forward to providing better news in the coming weeks.” Continue reading “April 25 Kovalev-Barrera clash cancelled”

In compliance with Riverside County’s ordinance banning large public gatherings due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the April 25 Kovalev vs. Barrera card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has been cancelled.…
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Floyd remembers Roger Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather talks about his uncle, former world champion and legendary trainer Roger Mayweather, who passed away after a long battle with diabetes.

“My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring,” said Mayweather, who is still grieving from the loss of his children’s mother Josie Harris last week. “Roger was a great champion and one of the best trainers in boxing. Unfortunately, his health was failing him for several years and now he can finally rest in peace. Roger meant the world to me, my father Floyd Sr., my uncle Jeff, our whole family, everyone in and around the Mayweather Boxing Gym and the entire boxing world. It is a terrible loss for all of us. Continue reading “Floyd remembers Roger Mayweather”

Floyd Mayweather talks about his uncle, former world champion and legendary trainer Roger Mayweather, who passed away after a long battle with diabetes. “My uncle was one of the most…
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