Boxing News

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

November 21, 2019

Oscar Rivas to fight on Jan.30/31 in Miami

The January fight for Rivas would set-up a potential bigger fight against a top 5 heavyweight in the division.

November 21, 2019

Joe Joyce vs. Marco Huck for EBU title Jan. 11 in Germany

The 2016 Olympic silver medal winner will take on Marco Huck for the vacant EBU strap in Hanover, Germany.

November 19, 2019

Evander Holyfield wants shock boxing return at age of 57

Former Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield says he is ready to make a return to the boxing ring after over eight years away.

November 18, 2019

Tereshkin stops Silvens in Jamaica

In a battle of two undefeated heavyweights Vladimir Tereshkin (22-0-1, 12 KOs) was able to earn a TKO 6 over Francisco Silvens (23-1, 22 KOs).

November 16, 2019

Hemi Ahio crushes Joshua Tufte in two rounds

Hemi Ahio lived up to his ring moniker, bringing ‘The Heat’ to Joshua Tufte in scoring a 2nd round knockout in their heavyweight co-feature battle

November 15, 2019

Junior Fa gets unanimous decision over US Olympian

Salt Lake City : Junior Fa drops Devin Vargas twice and scores a unanimous decision over the US Olympian

November 15, 2019

Efe Ajagba to face Iago Kiladze Dec. 21 in Ontario, California

Rising heavyweight sensation Efe Ajagba meets Georgia veteran Iago Kiladze in a 10-round opening attraction at Toyota Arena in Ontario, California.

November 13, 2019

Lou DiBella confirms split with Deontay Wilder

With Deontay Wilder currently lined-up to take on Luis Ortiz on November 23, his longtime promoter Lou DiBella will be watching, but merely as a spectator

November 11, 2019

Tony Yoka vs. Christian Hammer having venue problems

Ringstar France and Tony Yoka are still trying to secure a venue for his December 7th showdown with Romanian Christian Hammer

November 9, 2019

Kubrat Pulev gets unanimous decision over Rydell Booker

In what can only be described as a solid performance without much in the way of risk-taking, IBF Mandatory Kubrat Pulev easily outpointed Rydell Booker

November 8, 2019

Hughie Fury battles Pavel Sour on Nov.30 in Monte Carlo

This is a rebuilding fight for the 24-year-old Fury. He lost his last fight to former WBA champion Alexander Povetkin last August

November 7, 2019

Daniel Dubois will face Japan's Kyotaro Fujimoto Dec. 21

Fujimoto holds a strong record of 21-1 with 13 wins coming via KO. A resident of Tokyo, his only reverse came in his sixth fight back in 2012

November 7, 2019

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko Investigated

Klitschko was accused of treason, with allegations of using Kyiv’s budget to enrich private individuals, unauthorized land grab and other wrongdoings.

November 6, 2019

WBC names Tyson Fury mandatory challenger, punts Dillian Whyte to Feb. 2021

The adjudication process for Whyte has been slow and quiet, but until that all gets sorted out the WBC has officially named Fury as Wilder’s mandatory

November 5, 2019

Joe Joyce vs. Marco Huck to be announced next week

The vacant European Heavyweight title fight between Marco Huck (41-5-1, 28 KOs) and the unbeaten Joe Joyce (10-0, 9 KOs) looks to be set next week.

November 3, 2019

WBC president Sulaiman reveals Fury has taken Whyte’s place as Wilder’s mandatory for 2020

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman revealed on Saturday that Dillian Whyte has been replaced by Tyson Fury as World Boxing Council mandatory for 2020

November 1, 2019

Povetkin-Hunter, Hrgovic-Molina - Official For Ruiz-Joshua

The supporting cast to the colossal Unified Heavyweight World Title rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua have now been confirmed.

October 31, 2019

Junior Fa vs. Devin Vargas on Nov. 15th, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Fighting out of New Zealand, the 30-year-old Fa (18-0, 10 KOs) will take on former US Olympian Devin Vargas (21-5, 9 KOs) in the 10-round main event.

October 29, 2019

Oleksandr Usyk barges into WBC Ratings, eligible for Deontay Wilder bout

A huge super-fight featuring Oleksandr Usyk and Deontay Wilder is now a possibility after recent events in Mexico.

October 27, 2019

Artur Szpilka, Johann Duhaupas Return With Quick KO Wins

Szpilka told that this was his final fight at heavyweight. He will from now on campaign at cruiserweight.

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.