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David Benavidez Q&A: ‘The stakes are even higher’

By Ian Aldous: After creating history last year and becoming the youngest super-middleweight champion of all-time, WBC belt holder, David Benavidez (19-0) will rematch Ronald Gavril (18-2) on Saturday February 17th, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, live on Showtime. Benavidez will look to win, in his opinion, even more decisively […]

Hughie Fury having problems getting fights says Peter F.

By Tim Royner: Trainer Peter Fury says his son former heavyweight title challenger Hughie Fury (20-1, 10 KOs) is having a hard time getting fights since his 12 round majority decision defeat to WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker last year on September 23 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. … Read

Grigory Drozd retires from boxing

By Jim Dower: Former WBC cruiserweight champion Grigory ‘Pretty Boy’ Drozd (40-1, 28 KOs) announced his retirement from boxing on Monday due to a left hand injury. The 37-year-old Drozd, who has an uncanny resemblance to middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin, hasn’t fought since stopping Lukasz Janik in the 9th round in his final title […]

Luis Nery vs. Shinsuke Yamanaka 2 on March 1

By Jim Dower: Luis Nery (25-0, 19 KOs) will be facing Shinsuke Yamanaka (27-1-2, 19 KOs) in a rematch on March 1 at the Kokugikan, in Tokyo, Japan. Nery, 23, will be defending his WBC World bantamweight title against the 35-year-old Yamanaka, who he knocked out in the 4th round last year on August 15 […]

Sadam Ali not available for Jermell Charlo says Golden Boy

By Jeff Aranow: WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo tried calling out WBO 154lb. champion Sadam ‘Wonder Kid’ Ali on Friday for a fight, but Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez said that fight is not in their plans right now.… Read

Isaac Dogboe vs. Cesar Juarez – Results

By Allan Fox: Undefeated #3 WBO Isaac Dogboe (18-0, 12 KOs) kept his record perfect in defeating former world title challenger Cesar Juarez (20-6, 15 KOs) by a 5th round knockout on Saturday to capture the interim World Boxing Organization super bantamweight title at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, Ghana.… Read

Dmitry Bivol vs. Sullivan Barrera still on for Mar.3

By Jeff Aranow: Vadim Kornilov, the manager for WBA World light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (12-0, 10 KOs), says they have no issues with the VADA testing for his title defense against mandatory challenger Sullivan Barrera (21-1, 14 KOs) on March 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York.… Read

Terry Flanagan vs. Maurice Hooker on April 14

By Jeff Aranow: Unbeaten former WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (33-0, 13 KOs) will be facing #1 WBO Maurice Hooker (23-0-3, 16 KOs) on April 16 for the vacant WBO 140 pound title at a still to be determined venue in London, England. The fight date was made official on Thursday. … Read

Charles Martin will win another world title says adviser

By Chris Williams: Former heavyweight champion Charles Martin will be continuing his slow climb back to the top in 2018. His adviser Mike Boroa believes the 31-year-old southpaw Martin will recapture a heavyweight title. If that happens, it would be a huge surprise to many fans. Martin is largely seen as one-hit wonder. … Read

Warren wants Zolani Tete vs. Naoya Inoue

By Marcus Richardson: Naoya ‘Monster’ Inoue (15-0, 13 KOs) has the option of fighting for the WBO bantamweight title right away against champion Zolani Tete (26-3, 21 KOs) when he moves up to the 118-lb. division this year. … Read

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