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July 10, 2020

Kownacki: I want Helenius rematch

Adam Kownacki doesn’t dodge any questions about the first loss of his professional boxing career. In fact, he answers them before you even ask

July 10, 2020

The Story of Michael Bentt: Heavyweight’s Forgotten King

The fifty-four year-old once sat at the top table of heavyweight boxing, when in October of 1993, he became WBO World heavyweight champion

July 9, 2020

Helenius willing to face Luis Ortiz or Andy Ruiz

Heavyweight contender Robert Helenius, who holds the WBA's 'gold' title at the weight, is waiting for news from the WBA with respect to final eliminator

July 8, 2020

Joseph Parker and Junior Fa having trouble negotiating New Zealand heavyweight clash

Former heavyweight titleholder Joseph Parker and Junior Fa are negotiating — or at least arguing — but don’t seem close on a deal

July 8, 2020

Ezzard Charles statue fighting delays

The original unveiling date of October 2020 is being pushed to spring 2021, according to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation

July 8, 2020

Carlos Takam says July 9 fight vs. Forrest is no 50-50

Carlos Takam, the veteran heavyweight, gloves up the night of July 9, in the main event on ESPN, topping a Top Rank card with dance partner Jerry Forrest.

July 8, 2020

Dillian Whyte splits with trainer Mark Tibbs ahead of Povetkin

Dillian Whyte is just about six weeks away from arguably the most important fight of his career to date, when he takes on Alexander Povetkin on Aug. 22

July 7, 2020

Jermaine Franklin promising heavyweight greatness

The American Heavyweight prospect has been presented as a future great by Showtime, but are the tools there?

July 5, 2020

WBC Prez: Fury-Whyte can happen in 2020 if Wilder drops out

Back in February, Fury dropped Wilder twice and stopped him in the seventh round to capture the WBC world title.

July 3, 2020

Deontay Wilder once said he would ‘kick the hell’ out of prime Mike Tyson

Before Fury: "Nobody has a natural killer instinct as I do, ain't anybody could ever knock me out. I'm very confident in what I say and I speak what I do."

July 3, 2020

Marvin Hart – Maligned Heavyweight Champion, Conqueror of Jack Johnson

If it’s unfair to try and take away Hart’s distinction as a genuine world heavyweight champion, it’s equally unjust to try and take away his greatest win

July 3, 2020

Kingsley Ibeh edges Patrick Mailata by majority decision

The Phoenix-based Nigerian heavyweight rode out Mailata’s early power surge, connecting with quick left uppercuts out of a southpaw stance.

July 2, 2020

Hughie Fury's fight with David Allen will never happen if it is not finalised by Friday, says Peter Fury

The British rivals have been holding talks about a domestic clash in August, with Hughie Fury willing to take a smaller percentage of the fight purse

July 1, 2020

Michael Hunter enters free agency

American heavyweight contender Michael Hunter and Matchroom Boxing are parting ways after the promotional outfit opted not to renew his contract

June 30, 2020

Peter Kadiru added to July 18 SES card

Heavyweight Peter Kadiru has been added to the July 18 open-air show on the floating stage at Elbauenpark in Magdeburg, Germany.

June 30, 2020

WBC Prez Backs Fury: Loaded Glove Allegations Are Ridiculous, Sad, Irresponsible

In a recent social media post, Marsellos Wilder, the younger brother of Deontay Wilder, made a sensational claim that Fury may have loaded his gloves

June 28, 2020

Jack Dempsey and the Newsboy: Debunking a Myth

In Dempsey's dream, Willard knocked him out. It wasn't until a newsboy selling papers assured him he'd won that the Dempsey felt like the champion.

June 27, 2020

Carlos Takam ready and willing to step in against Jerry Forrest, replacing Jarrell Miller

DiBella said on Saturday afternoon. “I’ve heard that Carlos Takam is in the mix and we have approved him."

June 27, 2020

Frank Warren: I'd back Tyson Fury to beat Lennox Lewis

Frank Warren, co-promoter of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, believes his boxer is the best of his generation.

June 27, 2020

Agit Kabayel vs. Evginios Lazarides set for July 19

Lazarides lost a close decision to Erkan Teper in 2017 - but had his opponent down in the tenth and final round and felt robbed of the win.

June 25, 2020

Demsey McKean urges Joseph Parker to accept Australia vs New Zealand clash

Undefeated Australian heavyweight Demsey McKean urged Joseph Parker to accept a clash with him in what would likely be the biggest all Oceania fight ever

June 25, 2020

Fury: Wilder would blast out Joshua or Whyte in one round!

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is standing firm that Deontay Wilder is the second best fighter in the heavyweight division.

June 25, 2020

Andy Ruiz starts training camp for 2020 ring return

Ruiz has been inactive since December 2019, when he lost his world titles by way of a twelve round unanimous decision at the hands of Anthony Joshua

June 25, 2020

Filip Hrgovic not expecting big names to fight him unless they have to

Recently, co-promoter Nisse Sauerland said that they’re looking to plot a course toward a mandatory title shot for Hrgovic

June 24, 2020

Lou Savarese recalls Hampden bout with Mike Tyson 20 years on

Tyson took victory by technical knockout yet, two decades later, Savarese still maintains he should have been allowed to fight on.

June 22, 2020

Browne, Davtaev hope 'fan-friendly' Heavyweight fight is rescheduled soon

Apti Davtaev and Lucas Browne both want their heavyweight fight to be rescheduled as soon as possible.

June 22, 2020

WBC Prez stands firm on support for Fury-Wilder 3, Whyte getting his shot

World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman says Dillian Whyte has the right to enforce his mandatory shot.

June 21, 2020

Tyson Fury could be made WBC ‘franchise’ champion

“Franchise” champions don’t have to fight mandatory challengers. It’s unclear if “franchise” champions can actually defend their titles

June 21, 2020

Joseph Parker willing to face top opponent in planned fall return

David Higgins, manager of Parker, is planning to have his boxer return to the ring in August or September - and Queenstown in New Zealand is the preferred

June 20, 2020

Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora moved to October says Hearn

Fans will need to wait until October before they get a chance to see the mouth-watering heavyweight match between Oleksandr Usyk and Dereck Chisora.

June 18, 2020

Niall Kennedy eager to get back into the ring

Niall Kennedy is desperate to get back in the ring, with a first-ever pro defeat to avenge and father time against him.

June 18, 2020

Parker's desire to become Champion again

“I feel like after lockdown I’m a lot stronger and fitter and more focused. I’m ready to fight. There’s a goal that I want"

June 18, 2020

Jerry Forrest confident he’ll upset Jarrell Miller

The 31-year-old Miller, who regularly weighs in the neighborhood of 300 pounds for his fights, last gloved up on Nov. 17, 2018, grabbing a stoppage

June 17, 2020

Sensing Heavyweight History

Within days of being unofficially confirmed, an a Heavyweight super-fight is already generating the biggest buzz in Boxing in nearly a half century

June 12, 2020

Fury hints he'd drop WBC title, not interested in fighting Whyte

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has made it clear that he will not be forced by the World Boxing Council, or anyone else, to make a mandatory defence

June 12, 2020

Polish Veteran Heavyweight Wach scores decision over Johnson

The 40 year-old Wach controlled the action and was never really threatened by Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson, a journeyman fighter from New Jersey

June 11, 2020

Wach-Johnson Weigh-in report from Konary, Poland

Despite skepticism of the show never seeing the light of day, Mariusz Wach and Kevin Johnson are set to move forward with their heavyweight collision.

June 11, 2020

Kevin McBride: The day I retired Mike Tyson

Fifteen years ago at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., McBride sent Tyson to the canvas -- and eventually into retirement.

June 10, 2020

Jared Anderson scores third-round technical knockout of Johnnie Langston

Jared Anderson withstood Johnnie Langston’s initial attack Tuesday night and spent the rest of their heavyweight bout battering his exhausted opponent.

June 10, 2020

Guido Vianello seals another first-round KO in Las Vegas

'The Gladiator' from Rome has won all seven pro fights since representing his nation at the 2016 Olympics.

June 8, 2020

Daniel Dubois is 'the most exciting heavyweight' prospect

Frank Warren: "Exciting times, everybody looks to us as far as the heavyweight division is concerned"

June 5, 2020

Chisora: More Boxing in Saudi Arabia

“I was there and the trip was unbelievable, I felt safe, I went to a good restaurant, we hung out. Yeah, they don’t allow alcohol, which is good"

June 4, 2020

Manager: Kubrat Pulev will inflict another crushing loss on Anthony Joshua

"Kubrat seems to think that AJ is very afraid of him and that's why it's taking so long. I happen to agree"

June 4, 2020

Upstart Heavyweight Jared Anderson got a boost from Tyson Fury

It’s a little bit audacious — A lot, actually — to think that a 20-year-old first-year pro could teach the lineal heavyweight champion anything

June 3, 2020

Tyson Fury Looking for Biggest Boxing Deal in Sports History​

WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury is looking to break all boxing revenue records after his upcoming bouts.

June 2, 2020

Hrgovic would fight Joshua tomorrow if deal came

Undefeated Heavyweight contender Filip Hrgovic is ready for all comers, according to his promoter Nisse Sauerland.

May 30, 2020

Dillian Whyte: Wilder is injured; WBC should order Fury to fight me next

Whyte doesn’t want to wait for Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder to fight a third time before he gets his title shot, let alone longer.

May 26, 2020

Otto Wallin is targeting Anthony Joshua or Dillian Whyte

Otto Wallin wants a big-name battle with Anthony Joshua or Dillian Whyte after proving his "world-class abilities" against Tyson Fury

May 26, 2020

Oleksandr Usyk warns Derek Chisora's punches won't land

Oleksandr Usyk says Derek Chisora’s plan to unleash relentless aggression from the opening bell will be rendered useless

May 26, 2020

Tyson Fury expects more dangerous Deontay Wilder in third fight

Fury and Wilder are signed to do a third fight sometime — it was originally meant to be July 18, then Oct. 3, but all plans are on hold

May 26, 2020

Whyte warns Chisora: You want to get brutally knocked out again?

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte is not concerned with Derek Chisora's recent threat of traveling over to Russia to help prepare Alexander Povetkin.

May 26, 2020

Charles Martin: Don’t know if Kownacki can come back

The former IBF Heavyweight champion hopes Kownacki can come back and thrive after suffering a fourth-round, technical-knockout loss to Robert Helenius

May 25, 2020

‘I won’t be retiring’ – best is yet to come promises Nail Kennedy

The Wexford fighter suffered a first career defeat last time out having been stopped by former Olympian Devin Vargas in Springfield, MA, USA

May 25, 2020

Muhammad Ali's 'Phantom Punch' Against Sonny Liston Still Confuses Everybody

Ahead of their first meeting, Ali was seen as the huge underdog in the fight as he was still on the rise as a young and promising fighter.

May 25, 2020

Guido Vianello: Italian out to build an empire

The Italian Heavyweight, a police officer in his homeland before turning professional, left Italy in 2018 to pursue his dreams of becoming a world champion

May 25, 2020

Frank Sanchez wants to step-up and face the best

"He wants big fights and he feels like he's ready to fight big fights," said Margules, the President of Warriors Boxing, to Sky Sports.

May 25, 2020

David Price: I've earned the right to decide when I retire!

"I started boxing when I was fourteen. I turn thirty-seven next month. Boxing has given me everything"

May 24, 2020

Andy Ruiz Jr: Problem Forever

DiBella doesn’t like Ruiz moving away from Robles, who he rates as a good coach, and moving over to Reynoso’s camp.

May 24, 2020

'Most Notorious African-American on Earth'

On 31 March 1878, John Arthur ‘Jack’ Johnson, the man who would come to be known as ‘The Galveston Giant’, was born in Texas

May 24, 2020

Tyson Fury not looking ahead to Anthony Joshua fight

“If I get knocked out by Deontay Wilder, it won’t be on, will it?” Fury said. “There will be another fight with Wilder"

May 24, 2020

Murat Gassiev will be better Heavyweight than Oleksandr Usyk, says Abel Sanchez

Abel Sanchez believes Gassiev will prove the better Heavyweight than Usyk, thanks to speed and power which he compares to Evander Holyfield

May 23, 2020

Earnie Shavers’ Greatest KO – The night he took out Ken Norton

Often referred to as the hardest hitting heavyweight never to have won even a version of the world title

May 23, 2020

Demsey Mckean's manager talks possible Joseph Parker clash

Angelo Di Carlo is known within Oceania and world boxing as one of boxing’s good guys. Di Carlo has been a mainstay in Australian boxing

May 23, 2020

Chisora: I'll travel to Russia, help Povetkin take down Whyte!

There is a tentative date in July, which is likely not going to happen as planned. The newest date may come down in late July or early August.

May 22, 2020

Joe Joyce manager: We'll wipe out Dubois

“He beat Bryant Jennings in his last outing... a world class heavyweight who took Wladimir Klitschko twelve rounds. Daniel Dubois has beaten nobody"

May 20, 2020

Gerrie Coetzee to get movie treatment

This July, a film will begin shooting, the story to tell the tale of former WBA heavyweight champ Gerrie Coetzee’s life in and out of the ring.

May 20, 2020

Where is former Heavyweight Champ Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes is considered by most to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. During his prime in the early 1980s, Holmes defended 19 times

May 20, 2020

Fury-Wilder 3 to be held outside of USA or UK

Bob Arum remains hopeful that the third Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder fight can happen in November or December.

May 18, 2020

Why Sultan Ibragimov swiftly disappeared from the sport

He will forever be known as Wladimir Klitschko's most unsatisfying world title win, a dire points decision in the most forgettable unification clash ever

May 17, 2020

Joshua-Pulev between September & November. Virtually impossible in UK

Joshua’s promoter also acknowledges that the British superstar might not make that mandatory defense of his IBF Heavyweight title until November.

May 17, 2020

Wladimir Klitschko could still cause commotion in Heavyweight division, says Derek Chisora

The 44-year-old has reportedly offered to spar with Usyk ahead of a rescheduled fight against Chisora, which is now set to be staged abroad

May 17, 2020

Fabio Wardley looking for a credible win

English Heavyweight title rivals Fabio Wardley and Simon Vallily came together for a special ePress conference with promoter Eddie Hearn

May 15, 2020

Recalling the savage Michael Moorer vs Bert Cooper slugfest

Moorer, a southpaw who had ruled the world, WBO at least, as a light-heavyweight, was having his seventh fight up at heavyweight.

May 15, 2020

Demsey McKean - The unbeaten Australian calling out Joseph Parker

Unbeaten Australian Heavyweight Demsey McKean believes he has the size and style to beat Joseph Parker as talks brew for a trans-Tasman showdown

May 15, 2020

First Heavyweight Champion to regain the title

He was, in his day, the youngest undisputed world heavyweight champion. He became the first heavyweight to regain the world title after losing it.

May 15, 2020

Oleksandr Usyk vs Derek Chisora could be held abroad

"There are a number of countries right now saying: 'We want to bring major sport back and show the world that we're open to business'"

May 14, 2020

Dillian Whyte has no intention of delaying WBC title shot

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte will refuse any possibility of having his WBC heavyweight title shot pushed back.

May 13, 2020

Deontay Wilder labeled ‘a shown up bully’, young Brit DDD ‘beats him now’

Deontay Wilder is taking a considerable Brit-bashing in the UK media as promoter Frank Warren continues to tout his young heavyweight for a fight.

May 13, 2020

Joe Louis in Show Business

Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis came along too late to have toured the vaudeville circuits, but he did figure in movies and television.

May 13, 2020

Croatia interested in hosting Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev bout

Add the Pula Arena in Pula, Croatia, to the venues interested in hosting the heavyweight bout between Unified Champion Joshua and Kubrat Pulev

May 13, 2020

South Africa’s Heavyweight Champions and Challengers

South African Heavyweights have made numerous challenges for one other portion of a world heavyweight title and only three have succeeded

May 13, 2020

WBC Heavyweight Top 40 (MAY 2020)

After skipping a month of updates due to the coronavirus crisis, the World Boxing Council has now released the heavyweight ratings for May 2020.

May 13, 2020

The Dark Age of Heavyweight Boxing

Wladimir Klitschko would almost certainly have unified the belts if his brother Vitali hadn't held the fourth. Their mother refused to let them fight.

May 12, 2020

Arum: Paying Wilder, Pulev step-aside money is ludicrous

Bob Arum can’t envision any scenario in which someone would be able to pay Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev enough money to step aside

May 12, 2020

Satish Kumar set to bring his heavy mettle to fore at Olympics

As Satish finds himself in an unusual circumstance like everyone else, he’s got one thing on his mind: an Olympic medal next year

May 12, 2020

Five Months on Top: The sudden rise and frightening fall of Michael Bentt

He was a standout on both the New York and domestic heavyweight scene as an amateur, and it wasn’t hard to see him having some pro potential.

May 12, 2020

‘Razor’ Ruddock's heavyweight comeback, in his 50s, was a disaster

The latest talk about boxing comebacks will likely come to nothing, at best charity exhibitions where no meaningful blows are exchanged.

May 11, 2020

Gerry Cooney’s most impressive win – Norton, Lyle or Young?

Today, May 11, marks the anniversary of Gerry Cooney’s most brutal career KO – the one he scored over former WBC heavyweight champ Ken Norton in 1981.

May 11, 2020

Don King assured Mike Tyson he’d never go to jail, champ knew otherwise

Mike Tyson was facing a long stretch in prison that would ultimately cut short one of the greatest careers in the sport.

May 11, 2020

Joseph Parker is the breakout star of boxing's hiatus

Through a series of videos on Instagram and Twitter, the former heavyweight titleholder from New Zealand has become one of the coronavirus era’s stars

May 11, 2020

Bob Arum gives update on Joshua-Pulev and Fury-Wilder 3

Fans of the heavyweight division have followed the chatter, because chatter is all there is to take in while live fights are on ice.

May 8, 2020

Dubois-Joyce: Warren will not consider closed doors setting

The contest was close to being sold out, for the initial date of April 11, when the coronavirus pandemic forced Warren to postpone the show.

May 8, 2020

Joseph Parker-Lucas Browne in play for August in New Zealand

Former WBO heavyweight champion champion Joseph Parker is being position to return to the ring in the month of August in New Zealand

May 8, 2020

George Foreman: I just can't see Joshua beating Tyson Fury

Former heavyweight world champion and Hall of Famer George Foreman is confidently backing Tyson Fury to defeat Anthony Joshua.

May 7, 2020

Measured against all time: The Klitschko Brothers Pt. 2: Vitali

It was a career cut short and then reimagined for Vitali Klitschko. Regarded far and wide as the best heavyweight in the world at the end of 2004

May 7, 2020

Joshua vs. Pulev: Hearn hints that it may move abroad

Promoter Eddie Hearn is not ruling out the possibility that Anthony Joshua's next bout will be held on foreign soil.

May 6, 2020

Klitschko willing to help Usyk prepare for clash with Chisora

Former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is willing to help Oleksandr Usyk in any way possible for his upcoming clash with Briton Derek Chisora

May 5, 2020

Kubrat Pulev not interested in stepping aside for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury

As Anthony Joshua’s IBF mandatory challenger, Pulev insists he’ll do everything to get his shot at the title.

May 5, 2020

Whyte: Andy Ruiz might be another Buster Douglas

“He’s still a big draw in the heavyweight division, but I think Andy Ruiz might be another Buster Douglas,” Whyte said.

May 5, 2020

Millions were spent to restore Povetkin's name

World of Boxing CEO Andrei Ryabinsky: It’s not my character to quit. It's somehow wrong to do that, not something a man would do.