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Gennady Golovkin stripped of IBF title

By Jeff Aranow: The International Boxing Federation stripped Gennady Golovkin of his IBF middleweight title on Wednesday due to him failing to agree in writing that he would defend his IBF belt against his mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko by the August 3 deadline for the defense.  → read full article

IBF holding hearing for Golovkin and mandatory Derevyanchenko

By Jim Dower: The International Boxing Federation is holding a hearing today at their headquarters to decide on middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko, who Team GGG want to bypass temporarily.  → read full article

GGG’s promoter meeting with IBF on Monday to talk Derevyanchenko mandatory

By Dan Ambrose: Tom Loeffler will be meeting with the International Boxing Federation on Monday to speak with them about IBF middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin’s mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs).  → read full article

IBF grants Golovkin exception to fight Martirosyan

By Sean Jones: The International Boxing Federation has granted IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin an exception to defend his title against voluntary challenger Vanes Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs) on May 5 instead of against his IBF mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs).  → read full article

Farmer vs. Ogawa and The Emergence of a New Threat

On Thursday, it was announced to the public that Tevin Farmer (25-4-1, 5 KO’s) would face Kenichi Ogawa (22-1, 17 KO’s) for the vacant IBF Super Featherweight World Championship.This agreement removed the necessity for a purse bid scheduled to occur on October twenty-fourth.  → read full article

IBF pours Golden Boys plans down the drain for Molina-Ortiz fight

By AJ Betancourt: I submitted an article last week talking about the December 14th fight between WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana card and how Victor Ortiz was getting an immediate title shot on the undercard with newly crowned IBF junior middleweight champ Carlos Molina.  → read full article

Why I think Boxing weight classes should be cut from 17 to 10

By Gari Jones: Following on from a previous article why there should only be one true champion (http://www.boxingnews24.com/2010/11/wba-wbc-wbo-and-ibf-why-there-should-be-only-one-true-champion/ ) I believe the number of weight classes should be cut down from 17 to about 10 (I made a revised table down below).  → read full article

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