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Jose Ramirez wants Maurice Hooker next, then Prograis

By Chris Williams: WBC light welterweight champion Jose Carlos Ramirez (24-0, 16 KOs) says he’s hoping his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank will allow him to fight unbeaten WBO 140 lb champion Maurice Hooker (26-0-3, 17 KOs) in a unification match, and then after that face WBC Diamond champion Regis Prograis (24-0, 20 KOs).  → […]

Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. confirmed for June 1

By Trevor McIntyre: It’s now official that heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) will be making his next title defense against American Andy Ruiz Jr.  → read full story

Hearn says Luis Ortiz’s team turned down $7M offer

By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn revealed on Wednesday that the talented once beaten Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs) turned down an offer of $7 million to challenge IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) for his titles in his U.S  → read full story

Hearn: Luis Ortiz can fight Joshua AFTER June 1st

By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn claims that heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua would knockout former world title challenger Luis Ortiz in three rounds no problems if the two of them were to ever face each other.  → read full story

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller fails THIRD drug test

By Mark Eisner: In a devastating hat trick, heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller has now tested positive for a third test for a banned substance for his canceled June 1 fight against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.  → read full story

Hearn: ‘Joshua’s opponent to be confirmed next week’

By Tim Royner: Anthony Joshua’s next opponent for his June 1 heavyweight title defense of his IBF/WBA/WBO belts will be revealed early next week for his debut in the United States at New York’s Madison Square Garden, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn.  → read full story

Hearn: Joshua wants Luis Ortiz as replacement for Miller

By Jeff Aranow: Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua wants former heavyweight world title challenger Luis “King Kong” Ortiz as the replacement opponent for Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller for his June 1 fight.  → read full story

Hearn wants Kell Brook to face Crawford after Khan

By Chris Williams: Promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s contacted Top Rank to let them know that former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook wishes to fight WBO 147 lb champion Terence Crawford in his next title defense after he faces Amir Khan on Saturday night on ESPN PPV at Madison Square Garden in New York.  → read […]

Lucas Browne vs. David Allen – preview & prediction

By Trevor McIntyre: Former WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne and domestic level fighter David Allen have a lot on the line for their 12 round scrap this Saturday night on DAZN and Sky Sports at the O2 Arena in London, England.  → read full story

Povetkin willing to fight Dillian Whyte

By Tim Royner: Alexander Povetkin is willing to fight #1 WBC heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte, who needs a dance partner for his July 13 contest on Sky Box Office.  → read full story

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