Boxing News

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.

May 21, 2019

Cambodian Heavyweight claims WBA Asia belt

Eric Pen won the WBA Asia South Heavyweight title after beating Satria Antasena in the first round of their bout in Ho Chi Minh City.

May 15, 2019

Michael Hunter vs. Fabio Maldonado Set For May 25 Card

Hunter (16-1 11 KOs) has notched four wins at Heavyweight since moving up from Cruiserweight, with his last three coming inside the distance

May 10, 2019

Heavyweight Bert Cooper Dead At 53 From Pancreatic Cancer

Onetime heavyweight contender “Smokin’ ” Bert Cooper died Friday after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Cooper was 53.

May 9, 2019

Daniel Dubois vs. Nathan Gorman Finalized For July 13

Unbeaten British heavyweights Nathan Gorman and Daniel Dubois will fight for the vacant British heavyweight title

May 8, 2019

Hearn Pushing To Have Whyte-Rivas Become WBC Final Eliminator

Promoter Eddie Hearn is pushing to have Dillian Whyte to become the mandatory challenger to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

May 8, 2019

WBA slaps $1,000,000 price tag on Manuel Charr v Trevor Bryan clash

A heavyweight clash between Manuel Charr and Trevor Bryan is on the cards following a decision by the World Boxing Association.

May 7, 2019

Oleksandr Usyk pulls out of heavyweight debut

Undisputed world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk has pulled out of his heavyweight debut against Carlos Takam because of a biceps injury.

April 30, 2019

Marco Huck returns May 17th at Foxwoods

Former long-reigning cruiserweight world champion Marco Huck (41-5-1, 28 KOs), of Berlin, Germany, will continue his comeback as a heavyweight on May 17

April 28, 2019

Adam Kownacki Likely To Face Robert Helenius Next

Kownacki, 19-0 (15) will fight again some time in the summer and the likely opponent will be Finland’s Robert Helenius.

April 27, 2019

Efe Ajagba Drops, Stops Michael Wallisch in Two Rounds

Wallisch was coming off his first career defeat, a fifth round knockout at the hands of Christian Hammer in December 2018.

April 26, 2019

Richard Lartey finally lands in UK ahead of fight after visa delay

There are fears that the delay could hinder his chances of winning the bout but his management says they are focused and ready for the fight.

April 24, 2019

Luis Ortiz Turned Down $5M, Asked For $10M To Fight Joshua

Luis Ortiz’s handlers apparently want at the absolute least what DAZN and Eddie Hearn were willing to pay Jarrell Miller

April 20, 2019

Andy Ruiz steamrolls Dimitrenko in five

Heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr. (32-1, 21 KOs) of Imperial Valley, California stopped Germany-based Russian Alexander Dimitrenko (41-5, 26 KOs) in five rounds

April 20, 2019

Dillian Whyte vs Oscar Rivas July 20th in London

The 'Body Snatcher' faces another top contender in Oscar Rivas as he waits for an elusive world title opportunity

April 20, 2019

Dereck Chisora wins wide decision over Senad Gashi

Fringe contender Dereck Chisora wasn’t in another war, but he put up another win over Senad Gashi in London.

April 20, 2019

Dave Allen knocks out Lucas Browne in 3rd round

Dave Allen achieved a career best win by knocking out Lucas Browne in three rounds on Saturday night at the O2 Arena.

April 19, 2019

Murat Gassiev to debut at heavyweight in June

Former unified cruiserweight word titlist Murat Gassiev is moving up to the heavyweight division and will get started in June

April 19, 2019

Filip Hrgovic vs. Greg Corbin Added To Usyk-Takam Card

Filip Hrgovic (7-0, 5 KOs) will make his American debut against Greg Corbin on Saturday May 25 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland

April 16, 2019

Jarrell Miller fails drug test

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller was supposed to have the biggest fight of his career in June against Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

April 14, 2019

Jermaine Franklin takes unanimous decision over Rydell Booker

Jermaine Franklin (18-0, 13 KOs) took care of business tonight on Showtime, outpointing Rydell Booker (25-2, 12 KOs) over 10 rounds of action.

April 14, 2019

Wallin-Kisner Ends In NC After 1 Round Due To Kisner’s Cut

Wallin had hoped to knock out Nick Kisner in a fight Showtime televised to help raise the Swedish heavyweight’s profile among American boxing fans.

April 9, 2019

Hughie Fury comeback date set, Manchester venue on free-to-air TV

Hughie Fury launches his comeback next month following defeat to Kubrat Pulev and the relinquishing of his British title.

April 8, 2019

Fury-Schwarz June 15 ESPN+ Show Heads To MGM Grand

The unbeaten heavyweight from England will play Sin City for the first time in his career, with his June 15 clash with Germany’s Tom Schwarz

April 6, 2019

Fire damages Texas home where Jack Johnson lived

Texas Gulf Coast home where boxing legend Jack Johnson once lived has sustained extensive damage in a fire

April 6, 2019

Martin Bakole Batters, Stops Mariusz Wach in the 8th

Mariusz Wach (33-5, 17 KO) announced before the fight that he would impress his critics and he did, but it wasn't enough

April 6, 2019

Riddick Bowe to attend Box Fan Expo on May 4 in Las Vegas

Two-time former Heavyweight World Champion Riddick Bowe will appear at the fifth annual Box Fan Expo on Saturday May 4th

April 5, 2019

Riddick Bowe has confirmed that he will appear at the fifth annual Box Fan Expo

Boxing’s Two-time former Heavyweight World Champion Riddick Bowe has confirmed that he will appear at the fifth annual Box Fan Expo on Saturday May 4, 2019

April 1, 2019

Bogdan Dinu files protest after loss to Kubrat Pulev

Bogdan Dinu has filed a protest with the California State Athletic Commission regarding his March 23 knockout loss

March 30, 2019

Kash Ali blasted for bitting David Price

"He said 'let's do a rematch' but I don't want to share the ring with an animal like that," Price told Sky Sports

March 30, 2019

David Price Wins By DQ, Kash Ali Bites Him in Fifth Round

Olympic bronze medal winner David Price (24-6, 19 KOs) defeated unbeaten Kash Ali (15-1, 7 KOs) by way of a fifth round disqualification.

March 30, 2019

Oscar Rivas Nears Promotional Pact With Top Rank

According to a report in RDS, heavyweight contender Oscar Rivas of Canada is close to completing a four-fight co-promotional deal with Top Rank and ESPN.

March 28, 2019

Usyk vs. Takam Fight on May 17 or May 25, Says Hearn

Promoter Eddie Hearn is working behind the scenes to lock down a date for the heavyweight debut of Oleksandr Usyk.

March 24, 2019

Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz Announced for June 15 in Las Vegas

Tyson Fury's next opponent has been revealed, with Tom Schwarz getting a shot at the undefeated lineal heavyweight champion.

March 23, 2019

Nathan Gorman Easily Decisions Kevin Johnson Over Ten

Heavyweight veteran Kevin Johnson is not easily stopped and went the distance with Dubois back in October of last year.

March 22, 2019

Joe Joyce vs. Daniel Dubois for ordered British heavyweight title

Heavyweights Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois have been ordered by the BBBofC to start negotiations for a clash for the vacant British heavyweight title.

March 22, 2019

Tyson Fury 'set to face Tom Schwarz' in his next fight

Tyson Fury will return to the ring against unbeaten German contender Tom Schwarz, according to reports.

March 21, 2019

Oleksandr Usyk and Carlos Takam agree to terms for May 18 fight

In huge news, Oleksander Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) and Carlos Takam (36-5-1, 28 KOs) have agreed to terms for a fight on May 18 in Chicago

March 20, 2019

Nathan Gorman vs. Kevin Johnson Now Set For Leicester

Heavyweight contender Gorman has, unfortunately, been victim of late withdrawals of opponents this week

March 19, 2019

Joe Joyce is Now The EBU Mandatory To Agit Kabayel

The highly capable Kabayel goes a bit under the radar but is ranked # 8 by the WBC, # 3 IBF and # 9 WBO.

March 17, 2019

Chris Arreola crushes Jean Pierre Augustin in three

Heavyweight Chris Arreola, embarking on a comeback at age 38, picked up a pretty easy win tonight at AT&T Stadium

March 17, 2019

Charles Martin gets DQ win over Gregory Corbin

Charles Martin got things started in Texas with a win awarded to him for having his groin punched a lot.

March 14, 2019

Otto Wallin Steps Down From EBU Mandatory Slot For Kabayel

Wallin will instead concentrate on the US market and makes his debut for Salita Promotions on April 13 in Atlantic City with a fight against Nick Kisner.

March 13, 2019

Muhammad Ali’s Kentucky Home Finds a Buyer

After taking a few price cuts over the past year, the Louisville, Kentucky, home of the late Muhammad Ali has finally found a buyer.