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title Interview: Lewis van Poetsch

By Oliver McManus: Lewis van Poetsch has got to be one of the most enamored figures across British boxing, a legend in his own right but for those unacquainted with Poochi’s story, he isn’t some multi-weight, world conqueror but rather quite the opposite, fighting week in week out with against people expected to win, there is little glamour in the sport of boxing for Lewis but there’s one hell of a lot of passion and heart which is part of the reason why everyone loves him so much… anyway I caught up with a couple weeks ago and here is what he had to say: Read the rest of this entry »



title Jose Ramirez vs. Antonio Orozco on September 14 on ESPN

By Chris Williams: WBC light welterweight champion Jose Ramirez (22-0, 16 KOs) will be defending his title against unbeaten #3 WBC Antonio Orozco (27-0, 17 KOs) on September 14 on ESPN at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California. Read the rest of this entry »



title Naoya Inoue says he’ll win World Boxing Super Series tournament

By Jim Dower: WBA World bantamweight champion Naoya ‘Monster’ Inoue (16-0, 14 KOs) says he’ll win the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) 118 lb. tournament, and then move on to bigger and better things with his career. Read the rest of this entry »



title Anthony Joshua will sign contract for Deontay Wilder fight says Hearn

By Scott Gilfoid: In a what purely comes across as a public relations move, IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) will be signing his half of the contract for a unification fight against WBC champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) for a unification fight on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Read the rest of this entry »



title Raymundo Beltran defends against Jose Pedraza on Aug.25

By Jeff Aranow: WBO lightweight champion Raymundo Beltran (35-7-1, 21 KOs) will be facing replacement opponent former IBF super featherweight champion Jose Pedraza (24-1, 12 KOs) rather than his previously scheduled opponent #1 WBO Roman Andreev, who had surgery for appendicitis. Beltran will be defending against Pedraza on August 25 on Top Rank Boxing on ESPN at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Read the rest of this entry »



title Hughie Fury next up for Kubrat Pulev in IBF eliminator

By Allan Fox: #5 IBF Hughie Fury (21-1, 11 KOs) is next up to potentially face #1 IBF Kubrat Pulev (25-1, 13 KOs) in an IBF heavyweight title eliminator after #3 IBF Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller (21-0-1, 18 KOs) declined to take the fight against the Bulgarian. The 23-year-old Fury is the next available contender in the IBF’s top 15 ranking. Read the rest of this entry »



title Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller turns down Kubrat Pulev fight

By Allan Fox: After much thought, Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller (21-0-1, 18 KOs) has turned down an IBF heavyweight eliminator bout against former world title challenger Kubrat Pulev (25-1, 13 KOs). This was a strategic move on Miller’s part, as he avoids a difficult fight against a tough fighter in his hometown. Read the rest of this entry »



title Ryota Murata to defend on October 20 against possibly Rob Brant

By Chris William: WBA ‘regular’ middleweight champion Ryota Murata (14-1, 11 KOs) will be making his second defense of his WBA title against possibly #3 WBA Rob Brant (23-1, 16 KOs) on October 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Murata’s fight on October 20th will be televised on ESPN+ on Top Rank Boxing. Read the rest of this entry »



title Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergey Derevyanchenko a done deal!

By Dan Ambrose: The Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergey Derevyanchenko fight was made official on Tuesday by promoters Eddie Hearn and Lou Dibella for a still to be determined date on HBO Boxing for the vacant IBF middleweight title in New York. Hearn and DiBella announced the fight earlier today. One of the stumbling blocks for the fight was the fact that the match had to take place on HBO due to the 31-year-old Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) being under contract with the network. Read the rest of this entry »



title Gary O’Sullivan added to Canelo vs. Golovkin II undercard

By Sean Jones: Middleweight contender Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan has officially been added to the televised portion of the undercard of the Saul Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin undercard on September 15 on HBO pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. O’Sullivan, 33, doesn’t have an opponent picked out, but former IBF 160 lb. champion David Lemieux (39-4, 33 KOs) has already thrown his hat into the ring, saying that he would like to face O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs) on the Canelo-GGG 2 undercard. Read the rest of this entry »



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