Arif ‘Mayhem’ Magomedov will face fellow undefeated middleweight Derrick Webster on July 17 and the Russian’s manager hopes a world title won’t be far beyond.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachnenko will defend his WBO featherweight title against Gamalier Rodriguez on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao undercard, according to the Ukrainian amateur star’s manager Egis Klimas.
Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov admits the unrest in his native Ukraine took away from his focus on boxing last year. However, the unbeaten heavyweight contender knows he has a huge opportunity in front of him on Saturday when he faces Steve Cunningham in the HBO-televised co-feature to the Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal light heavyweight showdown.
On March 14, in support of Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal, light heavyweights Isaac Chilemba and Vasily Lepikhin lace up to be the next in line for a championship opportunity.
Heavyweight combatants Steve Cunningham and Vyacheslav Glazkov, who will fight on March 14 in Montreal, both find fuel for the fire in struggles outside the ring.
A bout between IBF featherweight beltholder Evgeny Gradovich and Lee Selby is being targeted for late March in Gradovich’s native Russia.
Having added more straps to his collection, light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev’s team seems to be entertaining more options than just belts in the future.
Most fans probably did not know WBO light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev has not met his newborn son yet. Kovalev intends to change that after a victory over Bernard Hopkins on Saturday night.
In a light heavyweight title unification bout scheduled for November 22, WBO titlist Sergey Kovalev promises he will make history with a win over IBF/WBA beltholder Bernard Hopkins.
RingTV.com contributor Joe Santoliquito was on hand during Friday’s weigh-in for the Sergey Kovalev-Blake Caparello WBO 175-pound title fight. The buzz, however, wasn’t on Kovalev’s Saturday title defense but a deal to face Bernard Hopkins in November.
Fans and boxing media want to talk about light heavyweight title unification showdowns with Adonis Stevenson or Bernard Hopkins, but Sergey Kovalev’s sole focus is Blake Caparello, who the WBO beltholder will face on Saturday in Atlantic City.
Undefeated Sergey Kovalev returns to the ring on August 2 to defend his WBO light heavyweight title against Australia’s Blake Caparello as part of a split-site HBO tripleheader.
The purse is set and the contract is signed. Gary Russell Jr. vs. Vasyl Lomachenko is on for the vacant WBO featherweight title on June 21.
Whoever won the purse bid, whoever assigns the dressing rooms, manager Egis Klimas says Gary Russell Jr. vs. Vasyl Lomachenko only comes down to two fighters in the ring.