WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev could return to the ring in Moscow as early as March, accordingto his manager, Egis Klimas. Kovalev says he wants to fight RING champ Adonis Stevenson in 2014.
Magomed Abdusalamov is expected to begin rehabilitation on Monday, according to his promoter, Nathan Lewkowicz.
The WBC has ordered the promoters of Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola to begin free negotiations for a rematch for the WBC heavyweight title that was vacated by Vitali Klitschko earlier this month. Stiverne unanimously decisioned Arreola in April.
Magomed Abdusalamov has been placed back on life support following a rise in temperature after having been awakened from a medically-induced coma and removed from a respirator. For a time, the fighter had been breathing on his own, opened his right eye and begun to move his right foot.
Sampson Boxing has released a “cautiously optimistic” statement saying heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov, who is still in a coma after his Nov. 2 fight, has shown slight signs of improvement.
A fight between former WBO junior welterweight beltholder Zaurbek Baysangurov and Freddy Hernandez has been added to the Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens card on Nov. 2.
Tim Bradley’s trainer, Joel Diaz: “Juan Manuel Marquez is a very experienced fighter. If he hurts you, he’ll finish you.”
Juan Manuel Marquez calls his triumph over Manny Pacquiao “the best thing that’s ever happened to me in this sport.”
A deal has been reached for a catchweight five pounds above the original limit for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera on Saturday, raising questions of fairness and fighter safety. HBO’s Jim Lampley gives his take on the son of Mexico’s most famous boxer.
Undefeated heavyweights Magomed Abdusalamov and Mike Perez have been added to the undercard of the Nov. 2 middleweight clash between WBA beltholder Gennady Golovkin and Curtis Stevens.
Heavyweight Tyson Fury is 12 years younger, six inches taller and will be significantly heavier than his rival Steve Cunningham when they meet on April 20.