Miller weighs 317, outweighs Adamek by 90 lbs

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Jarrell Miller 317 vs. Tomasz Adamek 227
Jessie Vargas 147 vs. Thomas Dulorme 146.4

Artur Beterbiev 174.8 vs. Callum Johnson 174.8
(IBF light heavyweight title)

Danny Roman 121.6 vs. Gavin McDonnell 121.8
(WBA super bantamweight title)

Venue: Wintrust Arena in Chicago
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: DAZN

By Przemek Garczarczyk – Jarrell Miller 317 vs. Tomasz Adamek 227 Jessie Vargas 147 vs. Thomas Dulorme 146.4 Artur Beterbiev 174.8 vs. Callum Johnson 174.8 (IBF light heavyweight title) Danny…
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Karadzic continues comeback tonight

Light heavyweight contender “Hot Rod” Radivoje Kalajdzic (23-1, 16 KOs), of St. Petersburg, FL, returns to battle in the second fight of his comeback TONIGHT, October 5, in Tampa, FL, facing heavy-handed Colombian Alex “El Principe” Theran (20-2, 13 KOs), in a scheduled eight-rounder. Their clash headlines an 11-bout card at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC Auditorium. Continue reading “Karadzic continues comeback tonight”

Light heavyweight contender “Hot Rod” Radivoje Kalajdzic (23-1, 16 KOs), of St. Petersburg, FL, returns to battle in the second fight of his comeback TONIGHT, October 5, in Tampa, FL,…
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Barrera-Monaghan set for Nov 3

Light heavyweight contenders Sullivan Barrera (21-2, 14 KOs) and “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (29-1, 17 KOs) will meet in a 10-round main event at The Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The event is promoted by Main Events and will be streamed live via Facebook Watch as part of the Golden Boy Fight Night series. Barrera vs. Monaghan was originally scheduled to take place on August 18 but was postponed when Barrera suffered an eye injury. Barrera has since recovered, and Monaghan remained available so the fight is on.

Light heavyweight contenders Sullivan Barrera (21-2, 14 KOs) and “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (29-1, 17 KOs) will meet in a 10-round main event at The Aviator Sports and Events Center in…
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Hardy-Vincent rematch on HBO

In a rematch, Brooklyn’s Heather “The Heat” Hardy (21-0, 4 KOs) and Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent (23-1, 1 KO) will clash once again on October 27 at the Hulu Theater from Madison Square Garden. The scheduled 10-round bout, for the vacant WBO Women’s Featherweight World title, will open an HBO tripleheader. Previously announced on the telecast, Daniel Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) and Sergiy Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs) will battle for the vacant IBF World Middleweight Title and Alberto Machado (20-0, 16 KOs) will defend his WBA Super Featherweight Title against Yuandale Evans (20-1, 14 KOs). Is this HBO’s final boxing telecast? We’ll see.

In a rematch, Brooklyn’s Heather “The Heat” Hardy (21-0, 4 KOs) and Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent (23-1, 1 KO) will clash once again on October 27 at the Hulu Theater…
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WBSS season 2 to start in Japan

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

The Season 2 of World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) will start here in Japan on Sunday. We saw a press conference of all the contestants for the triple main event in attendance today (Friday).

The deluxe card will be as follows:
WBA 118-pound title bout: Naoya “Monster” Inoue (16-0, 14 KOs) versus Juan Carlos Payano (20-1, 9 KOs);
WBA 140-pound title bout: Kiryl Relikh (22-2, 19 KOs) versus Edward Troyanovsky (27-1, 24 KOs);
WBC 108-pound title bout: Ken Shiro (13-0, 7 KOs) versus Milan Melindo (37-3, 13 KOs)

Kalle Sauerland, the WBSS organizer, expressed his great pleasure to have the first show of the Season 2 staged in Japan and said it would be shown in some 120 countries. Continue reading “WBSS season 2 to start in Japan”

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda The Season 2 of World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) will start here in Japan on Sunday. We saw a press conference of all…
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Nery, Enriquez ready to rock Tijuana Saturday

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

High expectations from boxing fans in Tijuana this Saturday at Gasmart Stadium,.

Former world champion and pound-for-pound contender Luis “Pantera” Nery (26-0, 20 KOs) will begin the road back to a world title against Filipino Jason Canoy (27-8-2, 19 KOs)in a twelve rounder for the WBC silver bantamweight title.
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“I get nervous just thinking that I’ll fight in my house, in the Gasmart I’m committed to give a great show and I’m obliged to deliver a great victory for my promoter Fernando Beltran and all the fans on my return. We are ready!” Nery said.

In the co-feature, WBC interim female flyweight world champion Kenya Enriquez (20-1, 9 KOs) faces unbeaten Norleidys Graterol (7-0, 7 KOs), with whom no opponent has past the second round. Continue reading “Nery, Enriquez ready to rock Tijuana Saturday”

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions High expectations from boxing fans in Tijuana this Saturday at Gasmart Stadium,. Former world champion and pound-for-pound contender Luis “Pantera” Nery (26-0, 20 KOs) will begin…
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Wilder-Fury: The Heavyweight Division is Back

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME

The spotlight will be on the heavyweight division once again as WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and lineal champion England’s Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) clash on December 1st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles live on Showtime PPV.
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“This is going to be a great fight. I will make sure you all get your money’s worth,” Deontay Wilder told Fightnews.com®. “I’m fighting a tough fighter, Tyson is tough so when I knock him out. I will be knocking out a tough fighter.”

“I’m ready to fight and I can’t wait. I think Deontay is a great guy and an amazing person. He’s evolved over the years and become a better fighter,” Tyson Fury told Fightnews.com®. “I’m welcoming Wilder to big-time boxing!” Continue reading “Wilder-Fury: The Heavyweight Division is Back”

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME The spotlight will be on the heavyweight division once again as WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) of Tuscaloosa,…
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Alvarado-Petalcorin has third date switch

Power-punching IBF #1 Felix Alvarado (33-2, 29 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua and IBF #3 Randy Petalcorin (29-2-1, 22 KOs) of General Santos City in the Philippines will fight for the vacant IBF light flyweight title. The fight has now been moved back one week to October 29 from October 21. The venue will be the Solaire Casino in Metro Manila, Philippines. ESPN 5 (Philippines) will televise.

It’s the third date switch for the bout, but Alvarez’ manager WRAM Boxing (William Ramirez) is not concerned. “Date changes are a part of boxing. That’s why I am so happy to manage a fighter like Felix who is all in both mentally and physically when it comes to his boxing career. He earned this opportunity by winning a world title eliminator and I am confident he will return a world champion,” said Ramirez.

Power-punching IBF #1 Felix Alvarado (33-2, 29 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua and IBF #3 Randy Petalcorin (29-2-1, 22 KOs) of General Santos City in the Philippines will fight for the…
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King, Stiverne sue Povetkin and promoter

Hall of Fame boxing promoter Don King and heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne hoped to settle things in the ring in Yekaterinburg, Russia with former Olympic gold medalist Alexander Povetkin on Dec. 17, 2016. Stiverne never got the opportunity in the WBC heavyweight eliminator that morning, when WBC officials announced Povetkin had tested positive for the illegal substance ostarine and the WBC pulled the sanctioning and the fight was cancelled.

King and Don King Productions and Stiverne will now settle things in court as they have filed suit for $2 million in the Court of Arbitration for Sport against Alexander Povetkin and the World of Boxing. Continue reading “King, Stiverne sue Povetkin and promoter”

Hall of Fame boxing promoter Don King and heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne hoped to settle things in the ring in Yekaterinburg, Russia with former Olympic gold medalist Alexander Povetkin on…
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Big Baby, Adamek Press Conference + Face Offs

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Comments from Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, Tomasz Adamek, Artur Beterbiev and Callum Johnson at Thursday’s Chicago press conference.

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Vicente, Berry make weight in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

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Pablo Vicente 130 vs Irving Berry 130
Damian Rodriguez 149.5 vs Cherlie Navarro 153
Jesus Arboleda 146 vs Manuel Largacha 146.5
Orlando Mosquera 127.3 vs John Valencia 129
Norlan Yera 127.5 vs Hernan Cortez 129.3
Orlando Peñalba 114.3 vs Angel Moica 114.3
Michael Gardener 153.5 vs Jeffry Rosales 153.5
Gerardo Murillo 122 vs Ivan Trejos 124
Jaime Valdespino 129.3 vs Ezequiel Perez 129
Jehiny Gallardo 117.3 vs Teresa Almengor 122

Promoter: G&V Entertainment
Venue: Los Andes Mall, San Miguelito, Panama.

By Héctor Villarreal Pablo Vicente 130 vs Irving Berry 130 Damian Rodriguez 149.5 vs Cherlie Navarro 153 Jesus Arboleda 146 vs Manuel Largacha 146.5 Orlando Mosquera 127.3 vs John Valencia…
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Negrete keeps NABF belt after draw with Franco

Bantamweights Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (18-1, 7 KOs) and Joshua “The Professor” Franco (14-1, 7 KOs) staged a non-stop punchfest with both fighters throwing over 1,100 punches in ten rounds inside The Hangar at The OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. In the end, judges scored it a draw. 96-94 Franco, 96-94 Negrete, and 95-95. Negrete retained his NABF bantamweight title.

Unbeaten super lightweight Daintily Zorrilla (9-0, 8 KOs) scored a second round TKO over previously undefeated Dakota Linger (10-1-2, 6 KOs). A barrage of Zorrilla punches left Linger reeling and the bout was stopped. Time was 2:59.

Unbeaten super featherweight Jousce “Tito” Gonzalez (8-0-1, 8 KOs) went the distance for the first time, settling for a six round draw against Ivan “Striker” Delgado (12-1-2, 5 KOs). Scores were 57-57, 57-57, 58-56 Delgado.

Unbeaten bantamweight Carlos “Purin” Caraballo (9-9, 9 KOs) scored a sixth round Felipe Rivas (17-22-4, 11 KOs). Good body attack displayed by Caraballo.

Bantamweights Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (18-1, 7 KOs) and Joshua “The Professor” Franco (14-1, 7 KOs) staged a non-stop punchfest with both fighters throwing over 1,100 punches in ten rounds…
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WBC 56th Convention Closing Banquet

By Boxing Bob Newman

The closing banquet of the WBC’s 56th annual convention was held tonight at Mayor Vitali Klitschko’s office- Kyiv City Hall. The banquet was served cocktail party-style stand-up tables and buffet lines with a variety of local eats from which to choose. There was even a version of, yes, Chicken Kiev! Mayor Klitschko showed up, as did Oscar de la Hoya. Both greeted the attendees- Klitschko reiterating how dreams can come true and so far, with this convention in his hometown, they have…and Oscar talking of bringing big-time boxing to Kyiv and Ukraine. Continue reading “WBC 56th Convention Closing Banquet”

By Boxing Bob Newman The closing banquet of the WBC’s 56th annual convention was held tonight at Mayor Vitali Klitschko’s office- Kyiv City Hall. The banquet was served cocktail party-style…
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Conlan hits Vegas on Oct 20

The Conlan Revolution has hit New York City, Australia, Arizona, Chicago, and Northern Ireland. Now, Michael “Mick” Conlan is set to conquer the Las Vegas Strip. Conlan, the talk of the 2016 Summer Olympics, will take on Nicola Cipolletta (14-6-2, 4 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight bout Saturday, October 20 at Park Theater at Park MGM on the undercard of Ryota Murata’s WBA middleweight title defense against Rob Brant. Conlan-Cipolletta will be the featured attraction on the undercard broadcast, which will be seen on ESPN+

The Conlan Revolution has hit New York City, Australia, Arizona, Chicago, and Northern Ireland. Now, Michael “Mick” Conlan is set to conquer the Las Vegas Strip. Conlan, the talk of…
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ESPN+ picks up Nery-Canoy bout

From the United Kingdom and Mexico, a pair of world-class cards will stream live Saturday on ESPN+.

The action begins at 3:30 p.m. ET from the Leicester Arena, where unbeaten 140-pound contender Jack “El Gato” Catterall (22-0, 12 KOs) will meet Ohara “Two Tanks” Davies (18-1, 14 KOs) in a 10-rounder with potential world title implications. And, in a special heavyweight attraction, Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois (8-0, 8 KOs) will take on the durable former world title challenger Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (32-10-1, 16 KOs) in a 10-rounder.

Then, at 11 p.m. ET from the Gasmart Stadium in Tijuana, Mexico, former WBC bantamweight world champion Luis “Pantera” Nery (26-0, 20 KOs) will fight Jason “Dillinger” Canoy (27-8-2, 19 KOs) in a scheduled 12-rounder for the vacant WBC silver bantamweight title. In the co-feature, Kenia Enriquez (20-1, 9 KOs) will defend her interim WBC light flyweight world title against 19-year-old knockout artist Norleidys Graterol (7-0, 7 KOs).

From the United Kingdom and Mexico, a pair of world-class cards will stream live Saturday on ESPN+. The action begins at 3:30 p.m. ET from the Leicester Arena, where unbeaten…
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Venue change for tomorrow’s DAZN weigh-in

Due to inclement weather reports and road closures ahead of the Chicago Marathon, tomorrow’s weigh-in will now take place at Wintrust Arena (200 E Cermak Rd). Doors open at 11am – fighters on the scales from midday. Media and public both enter via the main entrance.

Due to inclement weather reports and road closures ahead of the Chicago Marathon, tomorrow’s weigh-in will now take place at Wintrust Arena (200 E Cermak Rd). Doors open at 11am…
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ESPN2 Weights from Costa Mesa, Calif

Oscar Negrete 118 vs. Joshua Franco 117.4
(NABF bantamweight title)

Danielito Zorrilla 140 vs. Dakota Linger 139.4
Jousce Gonzalez 129.6 vs. Ivan Delgado 128.6
Carlos Caraballo 118 vs. Felipe Rivas 117.8

Venue: The Hangar at the OC Fair, Costa Mesa, Calif
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: ESPN2

Oscar Negrete 118 vs. Joshua Franco 117.4 (NABF bantamweight title) Danielito Zorrilla 140 vs. Dakota Linger 139.4 Jousce Gonzalez 129.6 vs. Ivan Delgado 128.6 Carlos Caraballo 118 vs. Felipe Rivas…
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Joshua, Canelo share WBA Boxer of the Month

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Classifications Committee announced its rankings for September, which includes the 15 best boxers in the 17 weight divisions. Only these boxers have the possibility of aspiring to a WBA world title fight within their respective divisions.
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The “Boxer of the Month” distinction was awarded to both Anthony Joshua and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Anthony Joshua beat Alexander Povetkin to retain his World Boxing Association (WBA) Super World Heavyweight Title while Saul Alvarez beat Gennady Golovkin to win the WBA Super World Middleweight Title.

Joshua became the first man to stop Alexander Povetkin inside the distance, with the fight taking place at Wembley Stadium on the new DAZN streaming network. It was Joshuas third successful defense of the title which he won from Wladimir Klitschko in 2017’s fight of the year.

As for Canelo, he became the first fighter to beat Gennady “GGG” Golovkin as he won a majority decision over the longtime WBA middleweight champion.

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Classifications Committee announced its rankings for September, which includes the 15 best boxers in the 17 weight divisions. Only these boxers have the possibility of…
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Boxing Buzz

WBC/IBF lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) will apparently be facing IBF mandatory challenger Richard Commey (27-2, 24 KOs) after their scheduled IBF purse bid was called off.
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NABF president Craig Hubble exclusively announced to Fightnews.com that their 2019 convention will be held in Hawaii at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. The dates will be May 15-19. Additional details and passkey to register will be released on http://nabfnews.com/ soon. (Boxing Bob Newman)
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Top Rank, has signed 20-year-old sensation, Josue “The Prodigy” Vargas of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico who now resides in the Bronx, NY.
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Shakur Stevenson, the 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist, will face his steepest test as a professional when he takes on Duarn “The Storm” Vue for the vacant WBC Continental Americas featherweight title on October 13 at the CHI Health Center Omaha.
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Demetrius Andrade: Despite @bjsaunders_ drug testing issues, I will ABSOLUTELY be fighting for the WBO middleweight world championship on October 20th @ tdgarden either against Billy Joe or #2 ranked WBO contender Walter Kautondokwa 17-0, 16 KOs. Get your tickets now!!

WBC/IBF lightweight champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) will apparently be facing IBF mandatory challenger Richard Commey (27-2, 24 KOs) after their scheduled IBF purse bid was called off. —–…
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WBC 56th convention Day 4

By Boxing Bob Newman

Day 4 of the 56th annual WBC convention opened a tad after the scheduled 9:00 a.m. start time as many attendees were still recovering from the talent show “Good Time Blues” the night before! Suffice it to say, reports were given, recognitions were bestowed and plans were made…

Due to his pending departure, WBC Female division president Malte Müller reported on some developments in the female ranks. The long awaited fight between Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer will be rescheduled due to a digestive ailment suffered by Hammer, making her medically unfit to box for the foreseeable future. She will be named “champion in recess” while Shields will fight for the vacant title on the 17th of November on Showtime against an opponent to be named. Müller also announced the third female convention slated for November 16-20 in Manila, Philippines. Continue reading “WBC 56th convention Day 4”

By Boxing Bob Newman Day 4 of the 56th annual WBC convention opened a tad after the scheduled 9:00 a.m. start time as many attendees were still recovering from the…
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WBC 56th convention Talent Show

By Boxing Bob Newman

Wednesday night at the Atrium Hall in the Fairmont Grand Hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine, the WBC’s annual talent show brought the house down. With acts both professional and amateur, the packed house partied hard. Aside from two house bands who got everyone rocking, many members of the WBC family gave their best chops either at the microphone singing, or on guitar and drums.
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WBC Female chairman Malte Müller shredded the vocals (and possibly his vocal chords) on AC/DC’s “Back In Black.” Referee Frank Garza played guitar and sang and several rock & roll classics like “Johnny B Goode.” Former WBC welterweight champ John H. Stracey brought it even further back with vintage Sinatra- “My Way.”
Roberto Duran’s son Brambi Duran sang two of his own original tunes. Continue reading “WBC 56th convention Talent Show”

By Boxing Bob Newman Wednesday night at the Atrium Hall in the Fairmont Grand Hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine, the WBC’s annual talent show brought the house down. With acts both professional…
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Wilder, Fury LA Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla

WBC champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and lineal champion Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) of England met again Wednesday afternoon at the NOVU at LA Live as they wrapped up their press conference tour for their anticipated December 1 showdown. Wilder and Fury will clash at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title live on Showtime PPV.

Here’s what the fighters had to say.

Deontay Wilder: “This is going to be a great fight. I really, really want to hurt him. The heavyweight division is alive again. I will make sure you all get your moneys worth.”

Tyson Fury: “It feels good to be back. I’m ready to fight and I can’t wait. I’m welcoming Wilder to big time boxing. I think Deontay is a great guy and amazing person. He’s evolved over the years and become a better fighter. He knows he can’t beat me. I will beat Wilder and cement my legacy.” Continue reading “Wilder, Fury LA Press Conference”

By Miguel Maravilla WBC champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and lineal champion Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) of England met again…
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“Let It Be” boxer style

By Boxing Bob Newman

WBC talent show features Vitali Klitschko on guitar and Mauricio Sulaiman on drums.

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WBC 56th convention Day 3: Mandatories

By Boxing Bob Newman

The mandatory challenger meeting opened day 3 of the 56th WBC convention in Kyiv, Ukraine. This is easily as contentious an affair as is the ratings meeting. Starting with the heavyweight division, possibly one of the more complex scenarios regarding mandatory status, things got off to a gritty start.
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Dominic Breazeale had won a mandatory eliminator against Eric Molina, while at the same time, Dillian Whyte of the UK has won several WBC Silver championship fights and remains ranked #1, which isn’t the same as being mandatory challenger. The situation grows more complex as WBC champion Deontay Wilder is slated to fight lineal champion Tyson Fury on December 1. The winner of that fight will most certainly look to unify all the belts against Anthony Joshua, which would further set back any mandatory defense against either Breazeale or Whyte. To be continued…

Four belt champion in the cruiserweight division, Oleksandr Usyk will defend against WBC emeritus champion Tony Bellew. The winner, will face the ever complex task of four different mandatories to be ironed out.

Adonis Stevenson, the light heavyweight champ, will face mandatory challenger and interim champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk on December 1 in Quebec City.

Super middleweight champion David Benavides was found to have marijuana in his system after a voluntary testing. World Boxing Super Series winner Callum Smith happens to be the WBC Diamond champion as well. Benavides will be designated as champion in recess until at such time the WBC rules on his situation. Meanwhile, there has been a motion for #1 Anthony Dirrel to fight #2 Avni Yildirim with the winner in a position to face Benavides, should he still be champion.

In the middleweight division, new champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is requesting via his promoter Oscar de la Hoya a voluntary defense. Gennady Golovkin, through his promoter Tom Loeffler is requesting an immediate rematch. Interim champion Jermall Charlo, through Sampson Lewkowicz who was representing Charlos’ promoter Tom Brown, is requesting to fight Canelo for the full WBC championship. WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman proposed a solution to satisfy all involved- Golovkin vs Charlo and Canelo in a voluntary defense. Sulaiman’s proposal was approved unanimously. The WBC did however support an immediate rematch if the other scenarios doesn’t come to fruition. Continue reading “WBC 56th convention Day 3: Mandatories”

By Boxing Bob Newman The mandatory challenger meeting opened day 3 of the 56th WBC convention in Kyiv, Ukraine. This is easily as contentious an affair as is the ratings…
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