Boxing News

October 21, 2019

Efe Ajagba pulls out of bout vs. Jack Mulowayi with back injury

Hard-hitting heavyweight Efe Ajagba (11-0, 9 KOs) has pulled out of his bout against Jack Mulowayi with a back injury suffered during training.

October 21, 2019

Darmani Rock stops Maurenzo Smith in two

Unbeaten Philly heavyweight Darmani Rock (17-0, 12 KOs) had an easy night of it on Saturday night at the Met Philly

October 19, 2019

Deontay Wilder’s rematch with Luis Ortiz will be live on Sky Sports

Deontay Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz in a massive rematch in Las Vegas, live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom

October 19, 2019

Martin Bakole stops Kevin Johnson in the fifth round in Newcastle

Martin Bakole broke Kevin Johnson's renowned resistance to force a fifth-round stoppage of the American veteran in Newcastle, UK

October 19, 2019

Kenzie Morrison wins in 1st round

On Friday night in Kansas City, KS, Kenzie Morrison improved to 17-0-2, 15 KO by dispatching Keenan Hickmon, now 6-5-1, in the opening round.

October 17, 2019

Zhilei Zhang vs. Sergey Kuzmin Nov. 30 in Monte Carlo

“Big Bang” Zhang (20-0, 16 KO), who from 2007-2009 claimed two bronze medals at the world amateur championships and silver in Beijing

October 16, 2019

Joe Joyce-Marco Huck Purse Bid Results

Big offers shook the EBU offices in Rome, Italy, at today’s purse bid as Marco Huck, 34, and Joe Joyce, 34, are set to collide for the European title.

October 14, 2019

Filip Hrgovic-Eric Molina in Play For The Ruiz-Joshua Card

"El Animal" revealed that he would face the experienced Erik Molina (27-5, 19 KO). "Drummer Boy" has already completed a penalty of suspension

October 13, 2019

Oleksandr Usyk Arrives at Heavyweight

In his heavyweight debut, former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) stopped late sub Chazz Witherspoon (38-4, 29 KOs)

October 12, 2019

Cassius Chaney Knocks Santander Silgado Stiff In 1st Round

Heavyweight prospect Cassius Chaney viciously knocked out Santander Silgado in the first round Friday night in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

October 12, 2019

Tyrone Spong's October 2 VADA Test Comes Back Negative

Tyrone Spong finally received the random drug test result he expected all along. Unfortunately for the unbeaten heavyweight, it won't matter

October 10, 2019

Martin Bakole To Return October 19th in Newcastle, UK

The heavyweight, who recently inked a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, was last in action back in August.

October 10, 2019

Efe Ajagba to face Jack Mulowayi October 26th

Unbeaten heavyweight sensation Efe Ajagba will enter the ring against once-beaten Jack Mulowayi in a 10-round bout

October 8, 2019

Oleksandr Usyk will face Chazz Witherspoon in Chicago

The Ukrainian bruiser makes his heavyweight debut Saturday night, when he takes on Chazz Witherspoon at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, live on DAZN.

October 8, 2019

Kubrat Pulev will take on Rydell Booker

As he awaits his mandated shot at the IBF heavyweight title currently held by Andy Ruiz, experienced veteran Kubrat Pulev looks to keep himself busy.

October 8, 2019

David Price steps up to face Dereck Chisora

David Price has replaced Joseph Parker as Dereck Chisora's next opponent after the former WBO champion pulled out through illness.

October 8, 2019

Erkan Teper Inks Pact With EC Boxing

Former EBU heavyweight champ Erkan Teper has signed a long term contract with EC Boxing in Hamburg.

October 7, 2019

Tyrone Spong fails drug test, fight vs. Oleksandr Usyk called off

Usyk was supposed to make his heavyweight debut against Spong, a former kickboxing star, on Saturday night (DAZN) in a scheduled 12-round fight

October 5, 2019

Jermaine Franklin Scores Two Knockdowns, Decisions Pavel Sour

Heavyweight contender Jermaine Franklin (20-0, 13 KOs) scored two knockdowns and won a ten round unanimous decision over Pavel Sour (11-2, 6 KOs)

September 29, 2019

Tony Yoka Crushes Michael Wallisch in Three Rounds

Yoka sent Wallisch down in the third. The German veteran managed to get back to his feet, but it wasn't long before he hit the deck again

September 28, 2019

Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz rematch officially announced

Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight title in a rematch with Luis Ortiz on November 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

September 28, 2019

Tom Schwarz wins second fight since Tyson Fury

German heavyweight Tom Schwarz is back in the win column again following his solitary reverse to Tyson Fury in Las Vegas last June.

September 25, 2019

Carlos Takam Inks Co-Promotional With Top Rank

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and former heavyweight world title challenger Carlos Takam have joined forces with Top Rank.

September 25, 2019

Top Rank signs two-time national amateur champion Jared Anderson

Top Rank has signed the top-ranked amateur heavyweight in America, two-time national champion Jared Anderson

September 24, 2019

Showtime's Espinoza: Wilder-Ortiz PPV 'Deal Didn’t Make Sense For Us'

Showtime’s president of sports and event programming decided distributing it would’ve required a financial commitment he wasn’t comfortable making.

September 21, 2019

Michael Hunter added to Ruiz-Joshua II card

Michael Hunter gets to be another heavyweight in action on the upcoming rematch card between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua.

September 13, 2019

Michael Hunter takes wide decision over Sergey Kuzmin

Hunter (18-1, 12 KO) started pretty fast, and dropped Kuzmin (15-1, 11 KO) in the fifth round on a left hook, but the pace did slow over the second half

September 12, 2019

David Allen is taking a break, not fighting in October.

David Allen: Hi everyone, I will not be fighting October 19th, my frame of mind is not one I believe I can put together any kind of training camp

September 11, 2019

Jarrell Miller in negotiations with Top Rank

Top Rank are reportedly in negotiations to sign unbeaten heavyweight Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) to a multi-fight deal

September 9, 2019

Putin welcomes boxers to Russia for AIBA Men's World Championships

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed boxers visiting the country for the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Men's World Championships.

September 9, 2019

Chisora angry at support role for Parker fight

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora threatened to pull out of next month's fight with Joseph Parker during an extraordinary news conference in London on Monday.

September 8, 2019

Hearn Believes Dillian Whyte Will Have Hearing in Early October

The fate of Dillian Whyte’s boxing future will likely come to light by the first week of October—just not a moment sooner.

September 6, 2019

Murat Gassiev Still Recovering From Injury, Eager To Return

At the moment the 25-year-old Gassiev has a record of 26 victories (19 by KO) and one defeat that came at the hands of Usyk.

September 4, 2019

Top Rank signs former European champion Agit Kabayel

Kabayel defended the EBU title three times before being stripped yesterday for withdrawing from a purse bid

September 3, 2019

Tom Schwarz vs. Ilja Mezencev For IBF Regional on Sept. 28

Tom Schwarz (25-1) and Ilja Mezencev (20-1) will clash for the vacant IBF International title on September 28 at the Stadthalle in Magdeburg.

September 3, 2019

Joe Joyce Wants Povetkin, Takam, Miller - After Kabayel Withdraws

Germany's Kabayel withdrew from today's scheduled purse bid for a championship defence and therefore vacated his EBU European Heavyweight Championship.

September 3, 2019

Carlos Takam added to September 14 “Catskills Clash II”

CARLOS TAKAM (36-5-1, 28 KO) has been added to the September 14 “Catskills Clash II” at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, New York, USA

August 31, 2019

Joseph Parker fight against Dereck Chisora confirmed

Joseph Parker has booked what could be a pivotal bout in his boxing career, with a fight against Britain's Dereck Chisora confirmed in London on October 26

August 31, 2019

Alexander Povetkin outmuscles Hughie Fury to earn points win

HUGHIE FURY proved his chin over 12 hard rounds against Alexander Povetkin but once again came up short at elite level.

August 27, 2019

Tony Yoka vs Michael Wallisch set for September 28th

2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and ans rising Heavyweight Prospect Tony Yoka 6-0 (5 KOs) faces Germany's Michael Wallisch in France

August 27, 2019

Dave Allen confirms comeback after David Price loss

Allen was left pondering his future in the ring after losing to domestic rival David Price in July, but the has now confirmed he will return

August 24, 2019

Filip Hrgovic Makes Easy Work Of Mario Heredia With KO Win

The sign of sportsmanship was Heredia’s finest hour in the ring, as Hrgovic, a 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, waxed Heredia in three rounds

August 24, 2019

Evgeny Romanov scores first round TKO over Balmaceda in Russia

Argentina's Balmaceda gets dropped in the first round and Romanov's follow-up attack forces the referee to intervene.

August 22, 2019

Usyk vs Fedosov on October 12th In Chicago

TASS has ran a report that confirms how Usyk will box his heavyweight debut on October 12th, in Chicago, against Russian contender Andrey Fedosov

August 17, 2019

Niall Kennedy suffers first defeat of his career

Kennedy suffered the first defeat of his career on Saturday night after coming up short against Devin Vargas at the MGM Springfield.

August 14, 2019

IBF orders Ruiz Jr.-Joshua II winner to face Kubrat Pulev by June 2020

Pulev (27-1, 14 KO) has technically been the IBF mandatory for around two years now; he was all set to face Joshua in 2017 before pulling out

August 14, 2019

Ruiz says Joshua rematch will be in U.S, NOT Saudi Arabia

He says he would have “no protection over there,” and that the rematch will be taking place in the United States instead.

August 9, 2019

Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz set for December in Saudi Arabia

Andy Ruiz Jr. will put his trio of belts on the line against the man he won the belts off of in Anthony Joshua on Dec. 7, in Saudi Arabia.

August 7, 2019

Kownacki-Arreola FOX Telecast Peaked At 1,769,000 Viewers

The Adam Kownacki-Chris Arreola heavyweight fight was the most-watched sporting event Saturday on American television.

August 5, 2019

Jarrell Miller seeking new promoter ahead of October return

Heavyweight Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller 23-0-1 (20) has revealed he is looking for a new promoter ahead of a proposed October ring return.

August 5, 2019

Daniel Dubois to fight unbeaten Ebenezer Tetteh for the Commonwealth Title

Daniel Dubois continues his sharp ascent towards a world heavyweight title shot by fighting to add the Commonwealth title to his British crown next month.

August 2, 2019

Martin Bakole blasts out Ytalo Perea in the first round

The Congolese fighter has recently linked up with promoter Eddie Hearn and made a big impact on his Matchroom Boxing debut

August 2, 2019

Tyson Fury to face Otto Wallin

Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Otto Wallin have come to terms to meet on Sept. 14, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN on Friday.

August 1, 2019

Dillian Whyte, Oscar Rivas passed final pre- and post-fight VADA tests

According to Dan Rafael in the article above, the sample UK Anti-Doping tested was taken on June 17th.

July 30, 2019

WBC 'suspend' Dillian Whyte's status as mandatory challenger

Dillian Whyte has been provisionally suspended as the mandatory challenger for the WBC world heavyweight title, pending a hearing.

July 29, 2019

Michael Hunter vs. Sergey Kuzmin in September

Michael Hunter (17-1, 12 KOs) will be returning to the ring to face unbeaten heavyweight Sergey Kuzmin (15-0, 11 KOs) in September, according to Tass.

July 24, 2019

Murat Gassiev injured, move to heavyweight postponed

Former cruiserweight titleholder Murat Gassiev was scheduled to make his official move to heavyweight on July 27 in a fight against Joey Dawejko on DAZN

July 24, 2019

Dillian Whyte Tests Positive For Banned Substance

Sources have confirmed that an "A" sample taken from Dillian Whyte tested positive for one or more banned substances prior to fight against Oscar Rivas

July 20, 2019

Efe Ajagba Forced To Go Distance, Decisions Demirezen

The previously unbeaten Turkish heavyweight gave Ajagba the toughest fight of the Nigerian knockout artist’s two-year pro career.

July 20, 2019

FABIO WARDLEY interrupted his trainers to ask whether they would head for burgers after fight

And upon hearing a positive response, Dillian Whyte's protege then went on to claim a sixth-round KO victory over Mariano Strunz.

July 20, 2019

Dereck Chisora knocks Artur Szpilka out on his feet

Dereck Chisora scored one of the most haunting knockouts of the year, concussing Artur Szpilka on his feet before pummeling him to the floor

July 20, 2019

Dave Allen rushed to hospital after David Price battered him

Heavyweight Dave Allen was taken to hospital after a brutal ten round beating by British rival David Price.

July 18, 2019

Lippe Morrison goes six, but stays perfect

Not only was he boxing outside the United States, but the son of former WBO Champ Tommy “The Duke” Morrison was taken further than his previous bouts

July 17, 2019

Deontay Wilder brands Tyson Fury 'pathetic' over mental health image strategy

Wilder has blasted Tyson Fury as “pathetic” for “beating a dead horse with the mental illness thing”, ahead of their WBC world heavyweight title rematch.

July 17, 2019

Eddie Hearn threatens Andy Ruiz Jr with legal action over rematch

EDDIE HEARN has warned Andy Ruiz Jr to agree a rematch with Anthony Joshua in the UK or face a "huge legal mess".

July 13, 2019

Gerald Washington Drills Robert Helenius With a Bomb in Eight

Gerald Washington landed the biggest punch of his pro career on a night where he needed it the most.

July 13, 2019

Charles Martin Blasts Out Daniel Martz in Fourth Round

Charles Martin will likely never make it back to the title stage (at least not based on merit) but seems to have a home on PBC undercards.

July 13, 2019

Joe Joyce Forced To Go Distance, Decisions Bryant Jennings

Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce (10-0, 9 KOs) was able to overcome an early scare, and went the distance for the first time in his career

July 13, 2019

Jermaine Franklin Fortunate in Split Decision Over Jerry Forrest

Most of the rounds had Forrest landing more punches and being more accurate with his punches when the two would exchange blows.

July 12, 2019

BJ Flores pulled from ShoBox fight against Otto Wallin

Veteran cruiserweight/heavyweight BJ Flores was slated to face Otto Wallin in a heavyweight bout tonight on ShoBox

July 12, 2019

Hughie Fury Defeats Injured Sam Peter By TKO In Foul-Filled Fight

Samuel Peter probably should’ve been disqualified Friday for continuously fouling Hughie Fury in an odd contest

July 10, 2019

Martin Bakole signs with Matchroom Boxing

Martin Bakole, born in Congo and now fighting out of Scotland, has signed a deal with Matchroom Boxing, and will return to action on their Aug. 2

July 7, 2019

Fury Announces He Has Signed For Wilder Rematch February 22

The 30-year-old lineal heavyweight champion, who fought to a draw with Wilder last December 1, agreed to a deal to fight the WBC champion again February 22

July 7, 2019

Evgeny Romanov to face Elvis Moyo in Russia August 24th

Reports coming out of Zimbabwe that Elvis Moyo will be travelling to Russia in to face Romanov on August 24th.

July 6, 2019

Lukas Rozanski Knocks Out Izu Ugonoh in Four Rounds

Rising heavyweight Lukas Rozanski (11-0, 10 KOs) knocked out Izu Ugonoh (18-2, 15 KOs) in the fourth of a scheduled ten rounder.

June 30, 2019

Joseph Parker stops Alex Leapai

Former heavyweight world titlist Joseph Parker, looking to work his way back into a title fight, got in a good workout

June 29, 2019

WBA #7 Junior Fa dropped, but beats Dominick Guinn

Dominick Guinn (37-12-1, 26 KOs) faced off against undefeated New Zealander Junior Fa (17-0, 10 KOs) in a bout late Friday evening in New Zealand

June 25, 2019

Klitschko rescued from burning yacht in Spain

Former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has confirmed he was rescued from a burning yacht with his family in Spain.

June 24, 2019

Hughie Fury vs. Sam Peter Set For Saudi Arabia

England’s first ever World Youth super-heavyweight champion, the 6ft 6in ‘Fists of Fury’ has already showcased his considerable skills in eight countries

June 23, 2019

Ruann Visser sees off Justice Siliga in the first round

Ruann Visser made quick work of Justice Siliga‚ winning on a first-round knockout to retain his South African heavyweight crown

June 23, 2019

Oleksandr Usyk fast-tracks to WBO’s mandatory position

The former undisputed cruiserweight king will be in line to face the winner of Ruiz-Joshua II for the Unified Heavyweight Championship

June 21, 2019

Unbeaten heavyweight signs with Frank Warren

Jonathan Palata (5-0) has signed promotional terms with Frank Warren and will make his first appearance under the Queensberry Promotions banner at The O2

June 21, 2019

Alexander Povetkin scheduled to fight in Saudi Arabia

Alexander, 30, who resides and practices in Los Angeles, has a professional boxing career record of 14 wins (8 by KOs), three defeats and two draws

June 19, 2019

Wilder-Povetkin: Latest Court Ruling Should Finally Provide Closure

Deontay Wilder and Alexander Povetkin continue to have to relive their fight that never was, although the latest ruling should finally provide closure

June 18, 2019

Tony Yoka vs. Alexander Dimitrenko on July 13 in France

2016 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Tony Yoka will be returning to the ring to face 36-year-old Alexander Dimitrenko next month

June 18, 2019

Darmani Rock continues unbeaten heavyweight run with stoppage

Roc Nation Sports heavyweight boxer Darmani Rock (16-0, 11 KOs) defeated Raymond Ochieng (26-24, 21 KOs) in his competitor’s home state of Florida

June 17, 2019

Joseph Parker to make DAZN debut against Alex Leapai on June 29

Joseph Parker will fight for the first time under the Matchroom Boxing USA banner and make his debut on DAZN next weekend

June 13, 2019

Warriors Boxing and Ural Boxing Promotions Sign Blue-Chip Cuban Heavyweight Prospect Frank Sanchez Faure

Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing and Evgeny Vainshtein of Chelyabinsk, Ural Boxing Promotions announce the signing of Frank Sanchez Faure (11-0, 9 KOs)

June 13, 2019

Dereck Chisora vs Artur Szpilka set for Whyte-Rivas card

Dereck Chisora and Artur Szpilka are set to meet on July 20, as the heavyweights will be part of a big night in the division at London’s O2 Arena

June 11, 2019

Joseph Parker may fight Alex Leapai, not Eric Molina in next bout

Joseph Parker's next opponent will be announced on Thursday, but it's unlikely to be American Eric Molina.

June 11, 2019

Heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz meets Mexican President López Obrador

Ruiz, who arrived in Mexico City yesterday, was the first boxer of Mexican descent to win the Heavyweight Championship

June 11, 2019

Gassiev's heavyweight debut vs. Dawejko July 27

Former unified cruiserweight world titleholder Murat Gassiev's debut in the heavyweight division will come against Joey Dawejko

June 6, 2019

Kownacki vs. Arreola FOX Tripleheader Finalized For Barclays

Brooklyn-native Adam Kownacki will look to thrill in front of a hometown crowd when he steps into the ring against former title challenger Chris Arreola

June 4, 2019

Olympians Efe Ajagba and Ali Eren Demirezen meet July 20 on FOX

Unbeaten heavyweight sensation Ajagba, a 2016 Nigerian Olympian, faces 2016 Turkish Olympian Demirezen at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, USA

June 3, 2019

Anthony Joshua father wanted son OUT of Andy Ruiz bout after spar KO

New ruler Andy Ruiz Jr. was able to capitalize on what were obvious frailties in the Joshua psyche.

May 28, 2019

Manuel Charr vs. Trevor Bryan Agreement is Reached

The individual teams of the boxers informed the WBA that there was a pact and that the fight will be held without the need to carry out a purse bid.

May 28, 2019

Deontay Wilder grants rematch to Luis Ortiz

Wilder's quest to become undisputed heavyweight boxing champion seems to be on hold, with the American confirming his next fight against Cuban Luis Ortiz.

May 25, 2019

Michael Hunter Destroys Fabio Maldonado in Two Rounds

Hunter came into the fight rated just outside the heavyweight top ten by both the WBA and IBF and did nothing to lose position.

May 25, 2019

Hughie Fury Blows Away Chris Norrad in Two Rounds

In a heavyweight clash, world title challenger Hughie Fury (22-2, 12 KOs) had no issued with demolishing Chris Norrad (17-1, 8 KOs) in two rounds.

May 24, 2019

Tony Yoka Inks Managerial Pact With James Prince has been advised that 2016 Olympic gold medal winner Tony Yoka (5-0, 4 KOs) has signed a managerial agreement with James Prince.