By Tim Royner: WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez will reportedly be trained by Saul Canelo Alvarez’s coach Eddy Reynoso. Valdez, 27, suffered a broken jaw in his last fight in beating former super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg last March.
By Tim Royner: Tony Bellew says he wants to fight the winner of next months’ July 21 fight between cruiserweight champions Oleksander Usyk and Murat Gassiev in their World Boxing Super Series finals fight. Bellew (30-2-1, 20 KOs) would like to fight the winner of that fight at the O2 Arena in London, England. It’s possible that they would be willing to face Bellew there, because the chances of the fight going to the cards would be low, especially if he were to face the hard hitting Gassiev.
By Jim Dower: Oleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) has suffered an elbow injury and he won’t be able to face IBF/WBA cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev on May 11 in their previously scheduled date in the finals of the World Boxing Super Series tournament in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Usky’s elbow injury is said to be a minor one.
By Jim Dower: Sky Sports commentator Johnny Nelson says he saw Oleksandr Usyk give former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko a lot of problems in helping him out with sparring in getting ready for his November 2015 fight against Tyson Fury.
Current undefeated WBO and WBC World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk (14-0-0), 11 by way of Knockout, is on the verge of making history as he faces WBA and IBF Jr. Heavyweight Champion Murat Gassiev, for the Jr. Heavyweight Unification Championship Title Bout in the World Boxing Super Series tournament finale, to be held on May 11th 2018, at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The stage is set as the Ukrainian fighter seeks to become the first ever undisputed Jr. Heavyweight Champion of the world to hold all titles simultaneously. Let’s highlight the amateur and professional accomplishments thus far, from WBO Jr. Heavyweight Champion superstar.
By Allan Fox: Mairis Briedis (23-1, 18 KOs) says he wants a rematch with WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) after losing to him by a 12 round majority decision on Saturday night at the Riga Arena in Riga, Latvia. Briedis lost his WBC cruiserweight title in the defeat in the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series [WBSS] tournament.
By Jim Dower: Using his high work rate, the taller WBO cruiserweigh champion Olesandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs) outworked previously undefeated WBC cruiserweight belt holder Mairis Briedis (23-1, 18 KOs) to beat him by a 12 round majority decision in their semifinals fight in the World Boxing Super Series on Saturday night at the Riga Arena in Riga, Latvia.
By Jeff Aranow: WBO World cruiserweight champion Aleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) will be taking on WBO champion Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) in a big fight next Saturday night in the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series tournament on January 27. The fight between Usyk and Briedis will be staged at the Arena Riga in Latvia.
By Jeff Aranow: Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) will have home advantage in a little less than 3 weeks against unbeaten Aleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) in their semifinals fight in the World Boxing Super Series tournament at The Riga Arena in Latvia on January 27.
By Stanley White: WBO World cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (13-0, 11 KOs) will be traveling to Riga, Latvia on January 27 to face WBC champion Mairis Briedis (23-0, 18 KOs) in the semifinals of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament.