By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye appeared to take enjoyment today in gloating about Tyson Fury’s bad luck with IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko postponing their fight set for October 24th because of a calf injury that he suffered during training.
Haye, who was forced to pull out of a scheduled fight against the 27-year-old Fury two years ago, said that the Boxing Gods don’t feel like he deserves to get a retirement payday. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: As the saying goes ‘the rich get richer.’ This fits perfectly with the new signing by British promoter Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport promotional company of WBA interim middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. (19-1, 14 KOs) on Friday.
The addition of the 26-year-old Eubank Jr. gives Hearn a virtual monopoly of the best fighters in the UK, thanks to his contract with Sky Sports. Hearn is luring all the top fighters to his stable, and Eubank Jr. is just the latest of what will likely continue to be a flood of fighters coming to him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Ticket sales have been slow for Saturday’s fight between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) and #11 WBC Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) for their fight on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
According to Fight News, 6,500 tickets have been sold for the 12,300 arena, with many of the tickets being sold in the last two days. There’s still two days before the fight, so there’s an outside chance that the remainder of the 5,800 tickets could be sold before the start of the fight card at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT on Saturday night. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (13-0, 10 KOs) successfully weighed in on Friday in coming in at 167 pounds for his title defense against #4 WBA challenger Frank Buglioni (17-1-1, 13 KOs) for their fight on Saturday night at the Wembley Arena in London, England. Buglioni also weighed in at 167lbs. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: After hearing the news that IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) had pulled out of their scheduled October 24th fight in Dusseldorf, Germany, Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) says he and his trainer Peter, and his father John Fury had predicted the 39-year-old Klitschko would pull out of the fight for one reason or another.
Wladimir told the media today that he had suffered a calf injury while training for the fight. He plans on rescheduling the fight as soon as he has a timeline for how long it’ll take for his injury to heal up. Wladimir’s physician, Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, has diagnosed him with a torn left calf muscle. Read the rest of this entry »
By Matthias Predonzan: Very few people involved with boxing, from the casual fan to elite fighters and trainers, believe that Floyd Mayweather Jr. retired for real after his fight against Andre Berto.
The sport of boxing is not really having a great time lately and it looks like there is not yet any fighter ready to take Mayweather’s place at the top of it.
Quite impressive were the flattering words of Robert Garcia who declared, a few days ago, that Floyd still fighting like a 25 years old young man. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) finds himself now stuck in the waiting game after IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) revealed the news that he suffered a calf injury during his training camp in Going, Austria. The Klitschko-Fury fight has now been postponed and there’s no telling how long it’s going to take for Wladimir’s left calf injury to heal enough for him to resume training.
Of course, boxing fans are going to say that Fury harassed Wladimir into suffering the injury with the way he was intimidating the 39-year-old fighter at their London press conference on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »
Due to a tendon tear in the left calf of IBF/IBO and “The Ring Magazine” World Heavyweight Champion and WBA/WBO Superchampion Wladimir Klitschko his championship fight against Tyson Fury has to be postponed. After sustaining this injury in his training session yesterday Wladimir Klitschko has promptly left his camp for seeking medical treatment from Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt i.a. team doctor of the German national soccer team who has diagnosed the injury.
Wladimir Klitschko: “Especially after the exciting press conference last Wednesday I was looking forward to this fight very much. I know that a lot of fans have organized their trips for supporting me in Düsseldorf. I am so sorry that I am not able to fight on October 24. As well as I am sorry for my opponent who has already prepared for this fight for many weeks. I will do my very best to recover as fast as possible.” Read the rest of this entry »
The world title fight between World Boxing Champion Wladimir Klitschko and British challenger Tyson Fury in Dusseldorf on October 24 needs to be rescheduled after Klitschko suffered an injury in his left calf in training. Klitschko suffered the injury in his training camp in Going / Austria on Thursday.
“Of course I’m mad, sorry. For my fans, but also for my opponent Tyson Fury,” Klitschko told German newspaper Bild.
Manager Bernd Bönte explained that a new fight date will be announced this coming week, “We will definitely stay in Dusseldorf. The tickets already sold remain valid,” said Bönte. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: In a battle of top contenders, #1 WBC 175lb contender Isaac Chilemba (24-2-2, 10 KOs) will be facing the highly ranked but still totally untested #2 WBC Eleider Alvarez (18-0, 10 KOs) in a World Boxing Council 175lb title eliminator bout at a still to be determined date in November.
The winner of the Chilemba-Alvarez fight will be the #1 mandatory challenger to WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson. The fight between Alvarez and Chilemba will be taking place in Quebec. Read the rest of this entry »