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.
As part of the wrap-up to last Saturday’s majority decision by Floyd Mayweather Jr. over Canelo Alvarez, Showtime will air the final episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo.
Wladimir Klitschko will defend his RING heavyweight championship against unbeaten Alexander Povetkin on Oct. 5 in Moscow. The two Olympic champs spoke about the fight at a press conference on Monday.
RING heavweight champ Wladimir Klitschko’s Oct. 5 defense against Alexander Povetkin will be announced during an official press conference on Monday in Moscow.
Former heavyweight Eddie Chambers will debut as a cruiserweight on Aug. 3 against South Africa’s hard-hitting Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin would each earn career-high purses if a proposed Aug. 31 clash comes to fruition in Moscow. A Russian promoter has bid more than $23 million to host the bout.
With HBO’s decision to sever ties with Golden Boy Promotions may have come an opportunity for several overseas promoters to expose their fighters to a wide American audience. The U.S. cable network is “open to all ideas.”
Tyson Fury, who makes his U.S. debut against Steve Cunningham on NBC on April 20, has a personality as big as his 6-foot-9 body, and he’s never at a loss for brash words. “As Jesus Christ is my savior, I am the savior of the heavyweight divison,” he says.
Bernard Hopkins has seemingly done it all at middleweight and light heayvweight. Is a challenge to Alexander Povetkin the best way to close out his legendary career? Andre Ward, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer and Povetkin’s promoter don’t rule it out.