On the heels of Al Haymon’s major NBC deal, Spike TV announced its own ‘Premier Boxing Champions’ series on March 13.
Should he successfully defend his IBF welterweight title against Jo Jo Dan on March 28, Kell Brook looks toward even bigger fights in the division.
During his Jan. 31 bout against British contender Kevin Mitchell, lightweight Daniel Estrada will be trained by Nacho Beristain and supported by Juan Manuel Marquez.
An elbow injury has forced IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch to abandon hopes for a March showdown with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., with his next fight now likely to be in early summer.
Kell Brook, the undefeated IBF welterweight titleholder from Sheffield, England, tells The Telegraph’s Gareth A Davies that he “cheated death” after machete attack in Tenerife in September, “now my destiny is to beat Amir Khan.” Brook is ready to return to action.
On Jan. 19, IBF welterweight titlist Kell Brook will announce who he will meet in March for the first defense of the belt he won from Shawn Porter.
Heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist for Great Britain, has suffered a back injury and been forced to pull out of a Jan. 31 clash with former title challenger Kevin Johnson at the O2 Arena in London, according to a Monday press release from Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.
After a brief stay at cruiserweight, former light heavyweight titlist Nathan Cleverly returns to the 175-pound division on April 11.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell has his sights on WBC titlist Jorge Linares. But first, he has to get past Daniel Estrada on Jan. 31.
Middleweight John Ryder will face Les Sherrington in support of a main event between heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Kevin Johnson on Jan. 31.
RING No. 3-rated junior featherweight Scott Quigg expects to be out of action until next summer in the wake of surgery to repair a hand injury suffered during last month’s unanimous decision over Hidenori Otake.
Although WBO super middleweight titlist Arthur Abraham defeated Paul Smith on Sept. 27, the WBO has seemingly declared a rematch be discussed for Feb. 21.
IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch reckons his dream of fighting in Las Vegas next year against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is still alive. On Monday, Froch revealed his promoter Eddie Hearn is flying to the U.S. this week for talks with Al Haymon, who is now working with Chavez Jr.