IBF will strip titleholders, issue one-year ban for Olympic involvement

20
Jun

IBF will strip titleholders, issue one-year ban for Olympic involvement

The IBF plans to punish any titleholder or rated fighter with a one-year ban and by vacating their title if they decide to participate in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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02
Jun

The IBF will discourage pros from competing in the Olympics

IBF president Daryl Peoples said he would personally discourage any pro fighter from fighting in the Olympics because of the many risks involved.

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06
Feb

IBF strips Jermain Taylor; Hassan N’Dam, Felix Sturm to fight for belt

The IBF has stripped jailed Jermain Taylor of his middleweight belt and ordered its Nos. 1- and 2-ranked contenders, Hassan N’Dam and Felix Sturm, to fight for the vacant title before Feb. 9, according to a press release from President Daryl Peoples.

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30
Dec

Zolani Tete to face Paul Butler on March 6

Undefeated former IBF bantamweight titlist Paul Butler will face IBF junior bantamweight titleholder Zolani Tete on March 6 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

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11
Sep

A “focused, stronger” Josesito Lopez to face Rafael Cobos

In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get Josesito Lopez’s thoughts on what to expect on Thursday night against Rafael Cobos and beyond.

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22
Aug

Oscar De La Hoya: Hopkins-Kovalev on Nov. 8 in Atlantic City

According to Golden Boy Promotions’ Oscar De La Hoya, November 8 is the date set for the light heavyweight title unification clash between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev.

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07
Aug

Lem’s latest: Floyd Mayweather Jr. markets toward Latino fans

In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn about Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s new strategy to market himself toward Latino fight fans.

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22
Jul

Amnat Ruenroeng to defend IBF belt against McWilliams Arroyo on Sept. 14

The purse bid has been won and the fight is on: Amnat Ruenroeng will defend his IBF flyweight title against McWilliams Arroyo on September 14.

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24
Jun

Lem’s latest: WBC has ‘productive meeting’ with IBF, WBA

In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get an update on the sanctioning body summit in Cancun, Mexico and much more.

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23
Jun

IBF, WBA, WBC meet in Cancun

Three of the four major sanctioning bodies, the IBF, WBA and WBC have met in Cancun, Mexico to discuss better working relations and current issues that affect the sport today

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