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Deontay Wilder holding the WBA and heavyweight division to ransom

By Damian Poole: Sad news for some boxing fans this week as WBO, IBF, WBA(super) and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (21-0-20 KO’s) was order by the WBA to finalise a fight with the Russia, Alexander Povetkin (34-1-24 KO’s) within 24 hours as of Tuesday 26th June or be stripped of the belt.… Read

Hearn says Povetkin is likely next for Joshua

By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn thinks Deontay Wilder and his management are playing games by not returning the contract for the Anthony Joshua fight, so he now is ready to move on and match AJ against WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin for September.… Read

WBA orders Anthony Joshua to sign for Alexander Povetkin fight within 24 hours

By Scott Gilfoid: The World Boxing Association is ready to order champion Anthony Joshua to defend his WBA heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin. The WBA will be ordering the fight within 24 hours, according to Sky Sports News.… Read

WBA orders Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin negotiations to start

By Scott Gilfoid: The World Boxing Association has officially ordered the fight between WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin. The management for the two fighters has 30 days to negotiate the fight before a purse bid takes place. … Read

WBA strips Guillermo Rigondeaux of 122lb title

By Sean Jones: Guillermo Rigondeaux’s 6th round stoppage loss to WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko has resulted in him being stripped of his WBA Super World super bantamweight title by the World Boxing Association for his defeat on December 9.… Read

Rigondeaux not listed as champion in WBA’s new rankings

By Jim Dower: The World Boxing Association hasn’t made a formal announcement about Guillermo Rigondeaux’s status about whether they’ve stripped him of his WBA super bantamweight title or not, but he’s no longer listed as their champion in their latest rankings. … Read

Tacoma’s Gavronski Ranked No. 13 in the World by WBA

Mike Gavronski took a major step towards realizing his goal of fighting for a world title in 2018 as the Tacoma fighter cracked the World Boxing Association’s Top 15 world rankings for the first time in his career. Gavronski, the North American Boxing Association super middleweight champion, came in at No. 13 in the most […]

WBA strips Luis Ortiz of mandatory status

By Jeff Aranow: In a not surprising move, on Thursday, the World Boxing Association has stripped unbeaten heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) of his mandatory status for WBA champion Anthony Joshua due to a recent positive drug test. Ortiz loses his spot in the WBA’s rankings for 1 year, according to ESPN.… […]

WBA keeps Golovkin-Jacobs split at 75/25

By Allan Fox: The World Boxing Association committee has ruled in favor of WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin to keep the 75/25 purse split in his favor for his fight against WBA ‘regular’ champion Daniel Jacobs. This is obviously disappointing news for the management of Team Jacobs, as they were looking for an increase […]

The talk is all on Broner, but what’s next for Paulie Malignaggi?

By James Connell: Amid all of the bluster, discussion and hype that has been floating around the boxing world after Adrien Broner’s appearance on Showtime last night during the Deontay Wilder undercard, I can’t help but be drawn back into thinking about his previous fight in New York against the then WBA Welterweight champion: Paulie […]

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