Unbeaten super middleweight Anthony Dirrell will end a 17-month ring absence when he returns on May 3 in a Fox Sports Net-televised bout against an opponent to be determined at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Former middleweight beltholder Felix Sturm dropped in THE RING’s 160-pound rankings after losing his second consecutive close decision, this time to previously unrated Sam Soliman, over the weekend.
While IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud could defend his belt against Bernard Hopkins on March 9, IBF super middleweight beltholder Carl Froch is weighing mandatory challenger Adonis Stevenson or WBA counterpart Mikkel Kessler.
Rapper 50 Cent was granted a promoter’s license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, although Floyd Mayweather Jr. is apparently no longer considered a partner in the company.
IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch will defend against Yusaf Mack on Nov. 17 before his hometown fans in Nottingham, England.
Chad Dawson says he’s a “better fighter than Andre Ward,” whom he will meet in a clash of RING champions on Sept. 8.
Rapper 50 Cent has officially applied for a promoter’s license in Nevada.
IBF junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage on his separation from manager Manny Steward: “It’s just time to move on. So I’m putting it out there that I need a new manager, a new promoter, and that I need to be with somebody that’s going to help me to get the big fights.”
Lamont Peterson on his positive drug test and the IBF’s decision to allow him to keep their title: “The IBF did the proper process and they did an excellent job. I feel like the IBF did the job and they cleared my name.”
HBO’s 24/7 series will debut on Sept. 1 and will detail the events leading up to the Sept. 15 clash between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was released from the Clark County Detention Center in Nevada just after midnight on Aug. 3 after having served 63 days of an 87-day sentence thanks to good behavior.
Rapper 50 Cent is licensed to promote boxing shows in New York, but not yet in Nevada, where he has applied for a license and plans to eventually promote boxing events under The Money Team banner.