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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Roger Mayweather passes

Mayweather Promotions has announced the passing of former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather on social media:

“We are saddened with the recent news of Roger Mayweather’s passing. Our hearts go out to the Mayweather family and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We thank you all for the outpouring of love and support during this time. Roger’s spirit lives on with us forever.”

Roger won the WBA super featherweight title and WBC super lightweight world titles during a career where he compiled a record of 59-13 with 35 KOs. After retiring from the ring he was the trainer of his nephew Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Roger had suffered from health problems in recent years. He was just 58 years of age.

Mayweather Promotions has announced the passing of former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather on social media: “We are saddened with the recent news of Roger Mayweather’s passing. Our hearts go…
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Dubois-Joyce/Taylor-Khongsong cancelled

Queensberry Promotions Official Statement Regarding Forthcoming Boxing Events:

Following the guidelines and advisory measures announced by both the Government and The British Boxing Board of Control, Queensberry Promotions feel it would be inappropriate to proceed with any forthcoming Boxing promotions in front of live audiences during April and May. The Coronavirus situation is evolving rapidly and we will continue to follow the Government’s guidelines to ensure the Health and Safety of the paying public, staff and the participants. Continue reading “Dubois-Joyce/Taylor-Khongsong cancelled”

Queensberry Promotions Official Statement Regarding Forthcoming Boxing Events: Following the guidelines and advisory measures announced by both the Government and The British Boxing Board of Control, Queensberry Promotions feel it…
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Boxing Buzz

Saturday’s Box Azteca telecast from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, will feature two-time world title challenger Jose “Chon” Zepeda in a super lightweight bout. So far, boxing in Mexico has continued.
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With boxing shut down in most countries during March and April, the question becomes what about fights in May? The May 2 fights include:

Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin
(WBC interim heavyweight title)
Manchester Arena, Manchester, England

Josh Taylor vs. Apinun Khongsong
(WBA/IBF super lightweight titles)
SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland

Still unannounced…
Canelo Alvarez vs. Billy Joe Saunders
(WBA/WBO super middleweight titles)
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
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Boxing promoters have been keenly observing UFC, which has pulled out all the stops to keep their events going despite the current conditions. However, UFC has now cancelled its next three events. “We can’t do it … we have no choice now but to postpone these fights,” UFC chief Dana White told ESPN on Monday. He added that UFC’s April 18 PPV event will go on even if he has to move it out of the country.

Saturday’s Box Azteca telecast from Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, will feature two-time world title challenger Jose “Chon” Zepeda in a super lightweight bout. So far, boxing in Mexico has continued.…
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Matchroom cancels all events in March/April

Following advice from the Government and the BBBoC relating to COVID-19, Matchroom Boxing has postponed all events scheduled to be taking place in March and April, including David Avanesyan vs. Josh Kelly at The O2 in London on March 28, Lewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez at the Utilita Arena Newcastle on April 4 and Terri Harper vs. Natasha Jonas at the Doncaster Dome on April 24.

Fights scheduled to take place on the Avanesyan vs. Kelly show will be merged into future cards, with ticket refunds for March 28 available at the original point of purchase. Ritson’s clash with Vazquez has been rescheduled to Saturday June 27th, while Harper’s all-British world title showdown with Jonas has also been rescheduled to June, with a date to be confirmed shortly.

Following advice from the Government and the BBBoC relating to COVID-19, Matchroom Boxing has postponed all events scheduled to be taking place in March and April, including David Avanesyan vs.…
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Boesel-Dunn WBA title fight cancelled

SES Boxing announced today that the March 28 WBA interim light heavyweight title fight between champion Dominic Boesel and Zac Dunn is cancelled. After considering the daily dynamically changing circumstances of the global coronavirus pandemic, SES determined that staging the event on the scheduled date isn’t possible and a postponement is inevitable. Tickets to the SES event remain valid for the new date, which will be communicated as soon as possible.

“We deliberately and carefully considered this decision to postpone the SES boxing gala,” said promoter Ulf Steinforth. “We got expert advice very early on and would have held this event even after all the restrictions. Above all, our responsibility as part of society is the health and well-being of everyone involved. This was always paramount! Now the postponement is inevitable. I am sorry for our boxers, our SES boxing team, the people who looked after the organization so self-sacrificingly and helpfully and above all for our partners and service providers. Continue reading “Boesel-Dunn WBA title fight cancelled”

SES Boxing announced today that the March 28 WBA interim light heavyweight title fight between champion Dominic Boesel and Zac Dunn is cancelled. After considering the daily dynamically changing circumstances…
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Horn-Tszyu is cancelled

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

One day after tickets went on sale and promoters had insisted that the Jeff Horn-Tim Tszyu clash would go ahead as scheduled on April 22 at the Queensland Country Bank Stadium in Townsville, Queensland, Australia, the event was abruptly cancelled. No new date was announced.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing One day after tickets went on sale and promoters had insisted that the Jeff Horn-Tim Tszyu clash would go ahead as scheduled on…
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UK cancels all boxing cards

Up until today, UK government and health authorities had decided that all public events presently planned (including boxing events) were free to go ahead. That policy has now ended.

The British Boxing Board of Control today made the following announcement:

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With regard to the above and the statement made by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, all public tournaments under the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board of Control are unfortunately cancelled. Further consideration of the matter will take place at the beginning of April.

The cards definitely cancelled include:
March 20, Golden Contract LH semifinals, ESPN+
March 28, David Avanesyan vs. Josh Kelly, DAZN

Other cards in likely jeopardy are:
April 4, Lewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez, DAZN
April 11, Joe Joyce vs. Daniel Dubois, ESPN+

Up until today, UK government and health authorities had decided that all public events presently planned (including boxing events) were free to go ahead. That policy has now ended. The…
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Golden Contract light heavy semis cancelled

MTK Global has confirmed the Golden Contract event scheduled for Friday has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Full refunds will be available from point of sale.

Statement: The Golden Contract light heavyweight semi-finals will take place at a later date and we look forward to bringing big-time boxing back to as many venues and as many TV screens as quickly as we can. In the meantime, we hope you all stay safe.

MTK Global has confirmed the Golden Contract event scheduled for Friday has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Full refunds will be available from point of sale. Statement: The…
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March 28 Boesel-Dunn clash in doubt

According to ESPN, the ESPN+ streamed card on March 28 from Magdeburg, Germany, topped by WBA interim light heavyweight champion Dominic Boesel against Zac Dunn, and heavyweight Agit Kabayel against former world title challenger Mariusz Wach, has been cancelled. Still no confirmation on this from SES Boxing promoter Ulf Steinforth, who has been pulling out all the stops to keep the event alive.

According to ESPN, the ESPN+ streamed card on March 28 from Magdeburg, Germany, topped by WBA interim light heavyweight champion Dominic Boesel against Zac Dunn, and heavyweight Agit Kabayel against…
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March 28 Beterbiev-Fanlong card is cancelled

Top Rank has now cancelled the March 28 ESPN card featuring WBC/IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev and IBF mandatory challenger Meng Fanlong at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada.

Top Rank has also called off a planned April 11 ESPN card featuring IBF junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas defending against Jonathan Rodriguez in Las Vegas, and an April 17 ESPN card featuring WBA super flyweight champion Andrew Moloney defending against Israel Gonzalez in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Top Rank has now cancelled the March 28 ESPN card featuring WBC/IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev and IBF mandatory challenger Meng Fanlong at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City,…
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Fury Team issues joint statement

Addressing the publication of a number of unspecified statements and articles they call “misleading and misrepresentative” relating to Tyson Fury, MTK Global, Top Rank and Queensberry Promotions have issued a joint statement that says in part:

Tyson is contracted to a third fight with former WBC world champion Deontay Wilder. Any statement made regarding negotiations, talks, venues or any other bout should be disregarded.

Top Rank, MTK Global and Queensberry Promotions have and will continue to work in close conjunction with each other to deliver Tyson Fury the best opportunities to enhance his career and earnings. This will require each party, as well as Tyson Fury himself, to continue to work together as a team to explore and negotiate any and all future possibilities. Continue reading “Fury Team issues joint statement”

Addressing the publication of a number of unspecified statements and articles they call “misleading and misrepresentative” relating to Tyson Fury, MTK Global, Top Rank and Queensberry Promotions have issued a…
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All scheduled PBC events cancelled

Due to the growing concerns over COVID-19, Premier Boxing Champions scheduled events for March and April have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. At this time there’s no information regarding future shows.

These shows include:
Luis Nery vs. Aaron Alameda, March 28, Showtime
Jamal James vs. Thomas Dulorme, April 11, FOX
David Benavidez vs. Roamer Angulo, April 18, Showtime

“The health and safety of the boxers, fans and those working the events are of utmost importance to us,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions and lead promoter for the cancelled shows. “We are all disappointed and as we get more information we will address future events.” Continue reading “All scheduled PBC events cancelled”

Due to the growing concerns over COVID-19, Premier Boxing Champions scheduled events for March and April have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. At this time…
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