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title Eddie Hearn signs Dmitry Bivol

By Jeff Aranow: Matchroom Boxing USA promoter Eddie Hearn has reportedly signed WBA World lightweight champion Dmitry Bivol (13-0, 11 KOs) to his stable, presumably to help increase subscriptions for his DAZN streaming service. Boxingtalk.com is reporting the news of the 27-year-old Bivol signing with Hearn. Read the rest of this entry »



title David Benavidez gives $250K bonus back to Top Rank, and returns to Sampson

By Jim Dower: WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez (20-0, 17 KOs) has changed his mind about wanting to sign with Top Rank, and he’s decided to return the $250,000 bonus he was given, according to ESPN. The 21-year-old Benavidez will be turning to his promoter Sampson Lewkowicz at Sampson Boxing. Read the rest of this entry »



title Liam Smith faces Jaime Munguia for WBO 154 on July 21

By Scott Gilfoid: Liam Smith will be challenging WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia on July 21 in Los Angeles, California. Munguia-Smith will be the co-feature on the undercard of WBA super featherweight champion Alberto Machado vs. Rafael Mensah. Read the rest of this entry »



title Canelo Alvarez stripped of Ring Magazine middleweight title

By Dan Ambrose: Two months after Saul Canelo Alvarez was given a 6-month suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Comission after testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol, Ring Magazine has stripped him of his middleweight title with their organization. Canelo has not only been remove as The Ring middleweight champion, but he’s not even rated in the top 10 at all, period. Read the rest of this entry »



title IBF orders Sergiy Derevyanchenko to fight Daniel Jacobs for vacant middleweight title

By Allan Fox: The International Boxing Federation has ordered mandatory contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs) to battle #3 IBF Daniel Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) for the vacant IBF middleweight title that was recently stripped from undefeated 36-year-old Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin. Jacob vs. Derevyanchenko has 30 days to negotiate the fight before a purse bid takes place. Read the rest of this entry »



title Deontay Wilder agrees to Anthony Joshua fight in UK

By Scott Gilfoid: Deontay Wilder has agreed to a unification fight against Anthony Joshua to take place in the UK, and contract will be sent out this week to the WBC champion to sign, according to promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing. Read the rest of this entry »



title David Haye announces retirement from boxing

By Scott Gilfoid: In a long overdue move, former two division world champion David Haye announced his retirement on Tuesday following a 5th round knockout loss to Tony Bellew last month on May 5 in London, England. The 37-year-old Haye lost his second consecutive fight to ‘The Bomber’ Bellew. Haye had said he would retire from boing if he lost to Bellew for a second time, because his goal was to fight for a world title against Anthony Joshua. Haye figured that if he can’t beat a fighter in Bellew’s class, then he doesn’t have any chance of defeating Joshua to become a heavyweight world champion for the second time. Read the rest of this entry »



title Jarrett Hurd: Jermell Charlo is getting stopped if he fights me like he did Trout

By Allan Fox: IBF/WBA junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs) saw nothing but vulnerability from WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell ‘Iron Man’ Charlo (31-0, 15 KOs) last Saturday night in the way that he had to labor hard to defeat former junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (31-5, 17 KOs) by a 12 round majority decision last Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The deciding factor in the fight was Charlo’s two knockdowns of Trout in rounds 3 and 9. If not for that, he likely would have come up empty and ended up losing the contest. Read the rest of this entry »



title Freeman Battles Through Injury To Secure Victory In Liverpool

By Gianluca Di Caro: On Saturday night, whilst most British boxing fans were either at the Manchester Arena or watching BT Sport as Tyson Fury made his long awaited return to the ring, a large number of local boxing fans still made the pilgrimage to the Jubilee Sports Bank in Liverpool for local promoter Kyle Gallagher’s latest offering. Read the rest of this entry »



title Luis Ortiz calls out Tyson Fury

By Tim Royner: Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz (28-1, 24 KOs) has called out former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury to volunteer to be his next opponent for his comeback. Fury re-launched his career last Saturday night, beating 5’9” cruiserweight Sefer Sefer by a 4th round knockout. Read the rest of this entry »



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