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Josh Taylor vs. Apinun Khongsong purse bid ordered by IBF for Jan.24

By Kenneth Friedman: The International Boxing Federation has ordered a purse bid for IBF light welterweight champion Josh Taylor’s next mandatory defense against #1 IBF Apinun Khongsong (16-0, 13 KOs) for January 24.  → read full story

IBF orders Anthony Joshua to defend against mandatory Kubrat Pulev

By Charles Brun: Anthony Joshua has now been ordered to defend his IBF heavyweight title NEXT against mandatory Kubrat Pulev by the sanctioning body.  → read full story

Gennadiy Golovkin and Kamil Szeremeta agree to terms for fight in February or March

By Barry Holbrook: IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs) and his mandatory Kamil Szeremeta  (21-0, 5 KOs) have agreed to terms for a fight in February or March, according to Dan Rafael.  → read full story

IBF grants Andy Ruiz an exception for Anthony Joshua rematch

By Jim Dower: The IBF has given IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.  → read full story

IBF orders Derevyanchenko vs. GGG for vacant middleweight title

By Barry Holbrook: The IBF ordered on Monday morning a fight between Gennady Golovkin and Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the vacant International Boxing Federation middleweight title, according to Dan Rafael.  → read full story

Canelo says he’s “upset” about “unfairly” being stripped of IBF title

By Kenneth Friedman: Saul Canelo Avarez is an unhappy camper a day after being stripped of his IBF middleweight title by the International Boxing Federation after his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions were unable to hammer out a deal with his IBF mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko on Thursday.  → read full story

Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko in negotiations

By Mark Eisner: Saul Canelo Alvarez and IBF mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko are close to a deal for a fight in the fall, according to Dan Rafael.  → read full story

Canelo hasn’t responded to Derevyanchenko IBF purse bid being ordered

By Mark Eisner: Saul Canelo Alvarez’s promoters at Golden Boy hasn’t contacted Sergiy Derevyanchenko’s adviser Keith Connolly to indicate whether he’ll try to make a deal to avert an IBF ordered purse bid for July 23, according to @MikeCoppinger.  → read full story

IBF to order Canelo vs. Derevyanchenko purse bid

By Dan Ambrose: The IBF will be ordering a purse bid for a mandatory title defense between IBF middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez and challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko, according to Mike Coppinger.  → read full story

Canelo won’t have to face Derevyanchenko next, IBF made error

By Dan Ambrose: Saul Canelo Alvarez won’t need to defend his IBF middleweight title against Sergiy Derevyanchenko next after all.  → read full story

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