Boxing News

April 1, 2020

Former Irish Heavyweight Champion Coleman Barrett battling COVID-19

“Hopefully he will come through it. He is a strong man so we are hoping and praying for him. He was critical yesterday (Monday)"

March 31, 2020

Boxing Monthly Magazine to be discontinued

It was learned yesterday that Boxing Monthly, a London-based fight publication that has been around for decades, will soon be discontinued.

March 26, 2020

Travis Kauffman quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19

“Please keep me and my family in prayers,” Kauffman (32-3, 23KOs) announced through social media. “Tested positive for COVID-19. This too shall pass.”

March 26, 2020

Derrick Jefferson in medically induced coma due to coronavirus

Former heavyweight world title challenger Derrick Jefferson is reportedly in a medically included coma in a hospital due to coronavirus.

March 19, 2020

Hearn on Joshua-Pulev status: We're still shooting for June 20

"I can confirm that we only told Pulev that there is a chance that his fight will be postponed, but as of the moment, it is still scheduled for June 20”

March 17, 2020

Dubois vs. Joyce moved to July 11

Frank Warren's company will continue to follow the government’s guidelines to ensure the health and safety of the paying public, staff and the participants

March 17, 2020

Matchroom Boxing postpones all events in March & April

Following advice from the Government and the BBBoC relating to COVID-19, Matchroom Boxing have postponed all events to be taking place in March & April

March 16, 2020

Cancellations due to coronavirus continue

Filip Hrgović vs. Jerry Forrest cancelled for April 17th , Oscar Rivas vs. Devin Vargas cancelled and more

March 11, 2020

Heavyweight Zhilei can't leave China; Career stalled by coronavirus travel ban

This was supposed to be the year Zhang Zhilei’s slow-moving boxing career progressed to the next level.

March 9, 2020

Filip Hrgović faces Jerry Forrest on April 17th

Filip Hrgović (10-0, 8 KOs) will face Jerry Forrest (26-3, 20 KOs) on April 17 at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland, USA

March 9, 2020

Arslanbek Makhmudov in Co-Promotional with Golden Boy, EOTTM

Standing at six feet five and a half inches tall, Makhmudov is a Russian monster who weighs as much as 260 pounds when stepping into the ring.

March 8, 2020

Joe Goossen to train Kubrat Pulev ahead of Joshua title fight

The veteran heavyweight contender from Sofia, Bulgaria will enter his second career title fight under the guidance of top-shelf trainer Joe Goossen.

March 7, 2020

Efe Ajagba beats down Razvan Cojanu in nine

It was pretty much all one-way action tonight in Brooklyn, as Nigerian heavyweight prospect Efe Ajagba beat down former world title challenger Razvan Cojan

March 7, 2020

Frank Sanchez shuts down Joey Dawejko over 10 rounds

Cuban heavyweight prospect Frank Sanchez remained unbeaten, moving to 15-0 (11 KO) with a wide decision win over Philadelphia veteran Joey Dawejko.

March 7, 2020

Hughie Fury stops Pavel Sour in three rounds

Manchester Arena - Heavyweight contender Hughie Fury (24-3, 14 KOs) stopped Pavel Sour (11-3, 6 KOs) in the third round.

March 7, 2020

Demsey McKean Scores TKO in Final Seconds over Jonathan Rice

Demsey McKean overcomes dangerous Jonathan Rice to score a dramatic 10th round TKO with only seconds remaining

March 6, 2020

Weights: Adam Kownacki 265¼-Pounds, Robert Helenius 238½

FOX will televise Kownacki-Helenius as the main event of a three-fight telecast that’ll start at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

March 5, 2020

Kabayel vs. Wach on March 28

Former EBU Heavyweight Champ Agit Kabayel (19-0 or 22-2) takes on big Polish veteran Mariusz Wach (35-6) with the vacant WBA Continental title at stake

March 3, 2020

LEON SPINKS 'GREAT SPIRITS ... Home from hospital

Great news from Leon Spinks' corner ... the Hall of Fame boxer is at home and recovering after a serious health scare in December.

March 3, 2020

Whyte and Povetkin collide in Manchester

Dillian Whyte will make the first defence of his WBC Interim Heavyweight World Title against Alexander Povetkin at Manchester Arena on Saturday May 2

March 2, 2020

Manuel Charr vs. Trevor Bryan: Don King wins purse bid

Manuel Charr and Trevor Bryan finally have a confirmed buyer for their long-ago ordered heavyweight title fight.

March 1, 2020

Deontay Wilder exercises rematch clause

In news that comes as no surprise given all he’s been saying, promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren have both confirmed that Wilder has triggered the clause

February 29, 2020

Joseph Parker looks strong with TKO win

New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker produced the strong performance he so desperately wanted and needed with a TKO of Shawndell Winters in Texas

February 29, 2020

Deontay Wilder vows to regain Heavyweight title

The former WBC Champion emerged on social media late Friday evening to inform his fans that he will take an immediate rematch against Tyson Fury

February 26, 2020

IBF order Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev to purse bid

Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev are expected to square-off in an IBF mandatory title defense this summer, but the terms have still not been reached

February 25, 2020

Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin fight made for May in UK

Dillian Whyte is to fight Alexander Povetkin in the UK in May, Eddie Hearn has confirmed to talkSPORT.

February 22, 2020

Charles Martin TKO 6 Gerald Washington

‘Prince’ Charles Martin knocked out Gerald Washington to boost his hopes of returning to the world title picture.

February 21, 2020

Tony Yoka to fight on March 14 at MSG in New York

Tony Yoka has revealed that he’ll be fighting next month on March 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

February 21, 2020

Pen successfully defends WBA Asia Heavyweight title

Cambodian-American boxer Eric Pen successfully defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia Heavyweight title after a win over Alexander Bajawa

February 21, 2020

Manuel Charr vs. Trevor Bryan purse bid scheduled for March

A purse bid has been scheduled by the WBA for heavyweight champion Manuel Charr and interim WBA champion Trevor Bryan for March in Panama.

February 20, 2020

Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce - Now for vacant EBU title

Joyce was originally mandated to fight Marco Huck for the coveted belt in January before the Berlin man succumbed to injury.

February 20, 2020

Top Rank is for sale

One of boxing's most powerful men, the 88-year-old promoter Bob Arum, has told Business Insider that he has had discussions about selling

February 19, 2020

Murat Gassiev Delays Heavyweight Debut Again

The heavyweight debut of former cruiserweight world champion Murat Gassiev, 26-years-old, has once again been pushed back.

February 19, 2020

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Luis Ortiz “very possible”

Both Andy Ruiz and Luis Ortiz are in need of a major win to erase the disappointments of their last outings.

February 13, 2020

Oscar Rivas inks co-promotional deal with Top Rank

Top Rank continues to build its heavyweight stable, announcing the expected signing of contender Oscar Rivas to a co-promotional contract on Thursday

February 12, 2020

Jimmy Thunder dead at 54

TVNZ has reported that the 54-year-old, who won a gold medal at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in the super heavyweight division, passed away in his sleep.

February 10, 2020

Undefeated Collision: Apti Davtaev vs John Napari February 21st in Moscow

Davtaev (19-0-1, 18 KOs) and Napari (21-0, 15 KOs) will meet as a chief supporting bout on Akhmat Promotion Company’s stacked event at the Dynamo Palace

February 8, 2020

Otto Wallin vs. Lucas Browne, March 28th, Las Vegas

Sweden’s Wallin (20-1, 13 KOs) will make his return to Las Vegas where last June he dropped a decision to Tyson Fury

February 7, 2020

Wilder-Fury: Super Bowl commercials watched by 100 Million+

There aren’t many American sports fans that don’t at least know about the upcoming Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch.

February 6, 2020

Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce to be confirmed

Dubois, 22, and Joyce, 34, are both undefeated and have been on a collision course for some considerable time.

February 6, 2020

Carlos Takam to face Fabio Maldonado Feb. 28th

Maldonado is currently coming off three straight losses, most recently getting stopped by Michael Hunter in only two rounds last May.

February 3, 2020

Murat Gassiev vs. Jerry Forrest on Feb.29 in Texas

Murat Gassiev will be making his heavyweight debut this month against Jerry Forrest in a scheduled 10 round fight on DAZN

February 3, 2020

Parker to face Winters in Texas

Joseph Parker will return to action against Shawndell Winters in Frisco, Texas, on Saturday February 29, on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

February 2, 2020

Hearn: Whyte vs. Povetkin next

“It looks like Povetkin next,” Eddie Hearn, Whyte’s longtime promoter told “We’re just trying to slot the date in.”

January 30, 2020

Charles Martin vs. Gerald Washington confirmed for Wilder-Fury 2

Former heavyweight world titlist Charles Martin will take on former world title challenger Gerald Washington in a title eliminator Feb. 22nd

January 30, 2020

Efe Ajagba to face Razvan Cojanu March 7th

The 25-year-old Ajagba (12-0, 10 KO) will face veteran and former world title challenger Razvan Cojanu (17-6, 9 KO) in a 10-round bout in Brooklyn

January 27, 2020

Joshua, Pulev reps request second extension

"(We are) making great progress and closing in on a deal," Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn told ESPN on Monday.

January 27, 2020

Joe Joyce, Filip Hrgovic Ordered For EBU

Frank Warren, who promotes Joyce, is trying to finalize a deal to have him face promotional stablemate Daniel Dubois in April.

January 23, 2020

Andy Ruiz, Manny Robles part ways

"I've seen it coming, I'll be honest with you," Robles said to Steve Kim of ESPN. "I've seen it coming during camp."

January 20, 2020

Anthony Joshua poised to face Kubrat Pulev

Unified Heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua likely will face Kubrat Pulev, after a deadline to make a deal was extended.

January 16, 2020

Tony Yoka in negotiations with Top Rank

If the 6’7″ Yoka joins Top Rank’s stable, it would give promoter Bob Arum a key heavyweight to build on for the future.

January 16, 2020

Charles Martin will reportedly face Gerald Washington

Martin, 33, became IBF world champion back in early 2016 when Vyacheslav Glazkov’s knee fell apart during their fight

January 16, 2020

6th Annual BOX FAN EXPO May 2nd Las Vegas, NV, USA

Great News for Boxing fans and the Boxing industry with the announcement of the sixth annual Box Fan Expo

January 9, 2020

Kownacki-Helenius likely for March 7 at Barclays Center

The completion of the deal depends upon approval from FOX, which would televise Kownacki-Helenius as the headliner

January 9, 2020

Joseph Parker to return on Feb. 29 in Frisco, Texas

Parker's trainer Kevin Barry has confirmed to that the New Zealander will return on February 29th in Frisco, Texas.

January 7, 2020

Joshua-Ruiz rematch DAZN's most-streamed 2019

The Heavyweight Championship Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr. rematch was the event streamed most by DAZN subscribers in 2019.

January 4, 2020

Jarrell Miller reported to return in February

Belizean-American Heavyweight Jarrell Miller is in Belize and he had some news which he shared at a press conference

January 3, 2020

Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce negotiations underway

Joyce had been set to face Marco Huck for the vacant continental belt on January 11 at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany, but the German was ruled out

January 2, 2020

Carlos De Leon, former cruiserweight champ, passes away at age 60

Carlos ‘Sugar’ De Leon barely saw the first few hours of the new year before passing away Wednesday morning at his home in Buffalo, New York.

January 1, 2020

Adam Kownacki to headline March 7th PBC on FOX show

“Inside PBC Boxing” revealed yesterday that rising Brooklyn heavyweight Adam Kownacki will headline a March 7th PBC on FOX show at Barclays Center

December 28, 2019

Wilder vs Fury 2 undercard to be split between Top Rank and PBC

Top Rank’s Bob Arum says that the plan is for the two sides to split the undercard, both on pay-per-view and the prelims.

December 23, 2019

Marco Huck breaks hand, withdraws from January 11th fight with Joe Joyce

Marco Huck’s January 11th European title fight with Joe Joyce is off. “Cap’n” revealed on Facebook today that he injured his right hand in sparring

December 21, 2019

Efe Ajagba gets off floor to stop Kiladze in Fire-Fight

Heavyweights Efe Ajagba and Iago Kiladze produced an incredible heavyweight brawl Saturday night in California, USA.

December 21, 2019

Daniel Dubois destroys Kyotaro Fujimoto with second round KO

Dubois underlined his credentials as one of the most feared young fighters in heavyweight boxing with another devastating finish against Japan’s Fujimoto

December 18, 2019

Christian Hammer to face Saul Farah on Dec. 21st in Wolgast, Germany (Article in German)

EC Boxing is putting on a last-minute show in Wolgast, Germany which includes Christian Hammer and Jack Mulowayi in separate bouts

December 17, 2019

Hearn approached to stage two shows in Saudi Arabia in 2020

Eddie Hearn says he has been approached to promote two shows in Saudi Arabia next year after the success of staging the Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

December 17, 2019

Anthony Joshua offers to spar with Tyson Fury to beat Wilder

Joshua has been left frustrated in his attempts to lure WBC heavyweight champion Wilder into the ring as he bids to unify the division.

December 16, 2019

Ropes Break: South Africa Heavyweight Champion injured during warmup

South Africa Heavyweight Champion Ruann Visser was injured when the ring ropes snapped during his warm-up and he fell out of the ring

December 15, 2019

Trainer Ben Davison being replaced by Tyson Fury

Multiple sources have informed that the lineal heavyweight champion has parted ways with Ben Davison.

December 14, 2019

Leon Spinks showing 'small signs of improvement'

“A miraculous fighter his entire life, we are optimistic and hopeful that he will move out of ICU soon." - Family spokesperson Lindsay Feldman

December 13, 2019

Pope Francis names Deontay Wilder Ambassador for Peace

Deontay Wilder was named the Boxers’ Representative and Ambassador for Peace through Sport by Pope Francis during a private ceremony in Vatican City

December 12, 2019

Leon Spinks still in hospital with ‘exceptional team of doctors’ as family thanks fans for prayers

“Leon is currently hospitalized and is in the care of an exceptional team of doctors,” the family statement sent to the Daily News said.

December 11, 2019

Leon Spinks reportedly hospitalized as wife asks for prayers

Leon Spinks, former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion who in 1978 defeated Muhammad Ali, is reportedly battling health complications in a Las Vegas hospital.

December 10, 2019

Eddie Hearn: Kubrat Pulev likely next for Joshua

Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua's next challenger for his heavyweight world titles is most likely to be Kubrat Pulev.

December 7, 2019

Simon Kean wins inside the distance (Article in French)

Simon Kean stops Siarhei Liakhovich in the tenth round after dominating the entire bout. Article is in French.

December 7, 2019

Michael Hunter, Alexander Povetkin battle to split draw

Michael Hunter (18-1-1, 12 KOs) and former world champion Alexander Povetkin (35-2-1, 24 KOs) fought to a twelve round split draw.

December 7, 2019

Dillian Whyte decisions Mariusz Wach in tough outing

Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18 KOs) was not in the best condition and had some tough moments, but put in the necessary amount of work to win a unanimous decision

December 7, 2019

Filip Hrgovic drops, stops Eric Molina in third round

Saudi Arabia - In a heavyweight contest, hot rising prospect Filip Hrgovic (10-0, 8 KOs) stopped Eric Molina (27-6, 19 KOs) in the third round.

December 7, 2019

Mahammadrasul Majidov blasts out Tom Little in two

A knockdown and subsequent punishment forced the stoppage at 1:49 of round two in the DAZN-streamed heavyweight opener Saturday evening

December 6, 2019

Dillian Whyte completely cleared of all wrongdoing

Dillian Whyte has been completely cleared of all wrongdoing by UKAD after they dropped their charge against him

December 6, 2019

Ruiz vs Joshua 2 weigh-in results: Andy Ruiz Jr heavier, Anthony Joshua lighter for rematch

Heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz Jr is even heavier than he was in June, while Anthony Joshua has slimmed down some.

December 4, 2019

Wilder-Ortiz rematch - PPV buys to land just north of 275,000

Deontay Wilder’s performance in the ring was another knockout. How well he performed at the box office is a matter yet to be decided

December 4, 2019

Saudi Arabia wants Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder bout

Saudi Arabia are planning to create a new £400billion city state with the aim of becoming a global player in the sporting industry.

December 4, 2019

Jarrell Miller inks managerial contract with James Prince has been advised that Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller (23-0-1) has signed a managerial contract with one of the leading managers in the sport

December 2, 2019

Anthony Joshua reportedly TROUBLED by sparring partner…AGAIN!

World Boxing News understands Anthony Joshua has been in trouble once again when preparing for a fight with Andy Ruiz Jr.

December 2, 2019

Fabio Wardley vs. Simon Vallily, December 19 in London is off

The 24-year-old heavyweight, who is managed by Dillian Whyte, had been set to fight before Christmas.

November 30, 2019

Robert Helenius knocks down his Brazilian opponent in the second round; next fight in the USA

In an interview with Finland Today, Helenius described his opponent as “someone who came to win the fight. He was a tough opponent'

November 30, 2019

Zhilei Zhang defeats Andriy Rudenko

Zhilei Zhang (21-0, 16 KOs) had a tougher time than expected in beating journeyman Andriy Rudenko (32-6, 20 KOs) by a 10 round unanimous decision

November 30, 2019

Hughie Fury pulls out of Pavel Sour bout in Monaco

Hughie Fury has pulled out of his heavyweight fight against Pavel Sour in Monaco on Saturday due to illness.

November 27, 2019

US President photoshopped picture of himself as Rocky Balboa

In 2018, President Trump pardoned the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion, the late Jack Johnson.

November 26, 2019

Kash Ali faces Artur Kubiak on Nov.29 in Sheffield, UK

Promoter Dennis Hobson is urging fight fans to give Kash Ali a fair chance, as the controversial heavyweight prepares to return from his boxing suspension.

November 26, 2019

Majidov-Little Clash to be added to Ruiz-Joshua undercard

Majidov defeated Olympic medallists like Anthony Joshua, Erislandy Savon, Ivan Dychko, and Roberto Cammarelle during his career in the unpaid ranks

November 26, 2019

Eddie Hearn plays down chances of Dillian Whyte fighting on Joshua vs Ruiz II undercard

Eddie Hearn is playing down the likelihood of Dillian Whyte being on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr

November 25, 2019

‘Sandman’ 10-0 After First-Round Stoppage

New opponent, same result as Bahamian heavyweight Amron “Sandman” Sands continues his undefeated streak.

November 25, 2019

Helenius to fight in Estonia this weekend

Robert Helenius (28-3, 17 KOs) will fight Mateus Roberto Osorio (9-4, 9 KOs) from Brazil on Saturday in the historic Estonian city of Narva.

November 25, 2019

Dominick Guinn ends career with a win

Dominick Guinn (38-13-1, 26 KOs) won by six round decision over Terrell Woods (23-46-7, 16 KOs) on Saturday at the Arabia Shrine Center, Houston, Texas

November 23, 2019

China's Zhilei Zhang to face Andriy Rudenko in Monaco

The two-time Olympian and 2008 Olympic Silver medalist from China will now face Ukraine’s Andiry Rudenko

November 23, 2019

Is it a KO? Kiev mayor, ex-heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko investigated

Klitschko has staunchly denied all the accusations. Commenting on the report, the politician dismissed allegations of treason as “laughable.”

November 23, 2019

Shawndell Winters stops Sergiej Werwejko in Poland

NABA Heavyweight Titlist Shawndell Winters proved far too active and accurate, dropping and getting a 7th round TKO over Sergiej Werwejko 11-3 (7 KOs)

November 22, 2019

Kuzmin injured; Zhilei Zhang needs new foe for Nov. 30

Kuzmin (15-1, 11 KOs) was supposed to provide the toughest test of the 2008 Olympic silver medalist’s professional career