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title IBF holding hearing for Golovkin and mandatory Derevyanchenko

By Jim Dower: The International Boxing Federation is holding a hearing today at their headquarters to decide on middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko, who Team GGG want to bypass temporarily. The IBF has already ordered Golovkin to fight Derevyanchenko by the first week of August otherwise he’ll be stripped. Read the rest of this entry »



title David Benavidez to possibly sign with Top Rank

By Chris Williams: WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez reportedly met with Top Rank and received an offer from them, according to Fighthype. If the 21-year-old Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) signs with Top Rank, then he’s expected to fight on the undercard of the unification fight between WBA lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko and WBO champion Ray Beltran on August 25 on ESPN at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Read the rest of this entry »



title Callum Smith willing to wait for George Groves until Aug/Sept.

By Tim Royner: Callum Smith says he’s learned that George Groves may be out until August or September before he’s able to face him in the finals of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hughie Fury: What’s the Rush?

By Dan Fitz-Simons: Hughie Fury (21-1) with 11 KO’s will face a new opponent less than 3 months after winning the British heavyweight (BBB OF C) title by TKO over Sam Sexton. His Dad, Peter Fury, wants to keep him busy, so Hughie should be back in the gym in a week or so. Moreover, his win over Sexton, while not spectacular, proved he’s back on track for bigger fights in the division. What’s changed is that Hughie is sitting down on his punches. Read the rest of this entry »



title Nigel Benn: Dillian Whyte can beat Deontay Wilder

By Scott Gilfoid: Nigel Benn believes that Dillian ‘The Body’ Whyte as got WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s number and would beat him with body shots if/when they face each other. Whyte, 30, has been given the path to a Wilder fight by the World Boxing Council, who ordered him to fight Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz (28-1, 24 KOs). Read the rest of this entry »



title Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack both Winners in Draw

By Donavan Leonard: This past Saturday, WBC Light Heavyweight and lineal champion Adonis Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KO’s) battled Badou Jack (22-1-3, 13 KO’s) to a hotly contested draw. The consensus opinion was that Stevenson dominated the early rounds, while Jack fought back to win the majority of the late rounds. Read the rest of this entry »



title Gervonta Davis wants to move to lightweight in 2019

By Jeff Aranow: Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis (20-0, 19 KOs) says he would like to move up to lightweight in 2019 after he unifies the super featherweight division. Davis, 23, currently holds the WBA 130lb title after recently beating Jesus Andres Cuellar by a 3rd round knockout on April 21. Read the rest of this entry »



title Prograis expects Josh Taylor to join him in WBSS tournament

By Chris Williams: Regis Prograis says he thinks Josh Taylor will defeat Viktor Postol on June 23, and then join him in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) light welterweight tournament. Prograis (21-0, 18 KOs) says he thinks that even if Taylor (12-0, 10 KOs) doesn’t enter the WBSS tournament, he’ll beat WBC 140 pound champion Jose Ramirez to capture his belt. Read the rest of this entry »



title Deontay Wilder scolds Anthony Joshua for demanding fight take place in UK

By Scott Gilfoid: Deontay Wilder really let Anthony Joshua have it on Monday for his decision to demand their unification fight take place in the UK instead of the U.S and failing to agree to the terms of the $50 million offer. Wilder Let Joshua know that he sees him as a phony, a guy talks brave, but who doesn’t walk the talk. Read the rest of this entry »



title Errol Spence states he’s been “assured” he’ll get Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter winner

By Jeff Aranow: IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. says he’s been told that he’ll be fighting the winner of the Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter fight in a unification match for the WBC and his IBF 147lb. title. Spence Jr. (23-0, 20 KOs) says he’s supposed to get it, from what he’s been told. Read the rest of this entry »



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