Manager: Sergey Kovalev ‘is not a racist’

03
Jan

Manager: Sergey Kovalev ‘is not a racist’

WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev’s reference to African Americans as “dark-skinned people” during a Russian-language interview was not meant as a negative “for black persons,” according to his manager, Egis Klimas.

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03
Jan

Sergey Kovalev eyes March return, Adonis Stevenson

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.

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22
Dec

Magomed Abdusalamov to begin rehabilitation on Monday

Magomed Abdusalamov is expected to begin rehabilitation on Monday, according to his promoter, Nathan Lewkowicz.

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19
Dec

WBC orders Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola rematch for vacant title

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.

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16
Dec

Vitali Klitschko declared WBC’s Champion Emeritus

WBC heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko, who will run for president of the Ukraine, has been declared “Champion Emeritus,” which means his belt is now vacant for the WBC’s top contenders to fight for.

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01
Nov

Golovkin 159.6, Stevens 159.2

WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin and challenger Curtis Stevens weighed 159.6 and 159.2, respectively, in advance of Saturday’s bout.

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30
Oct

Lem’s latest: Hopkins-Murat draws large audience

Bernard Hopkins drew a large audience for his unanimous decision victory over Karo Murat. The IBF light heavyweight title bout was televised on Showtime.

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12
Oct

Baysangurov-Hernandez added to Golovkin-Stevens card

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.

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10
Oct

Lem’s latest: Juan Diaz signs with Top Rank

Former lightweight titleholder Juan Diaz has signed with Top Rank and will face Juan Santiago on the Mike Alvarado-Ruslan Provodnikov card on Oct. 19.

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30
Sep

Lem’s latest: Bradley to be ‘fighting machine’ vesus Marquez

Tim Bradley’s trainer, Joel Diaz: “Juan Manuel Marquez is a very experienced fighter. If he hurts you, he’ll finish you.”

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