On Friday, heavyweights Alexander Povetkin and Mike Perez will go head to head in Moscow, Russia for the opportunity to face WBC titlist Deontay Wilder.
The Bermane Stiverne-Deontay Wilder fight is the most important heavyweight matchup in 17-plus years and could send waves through the division but all heavyweight roads lead to disaster: Wladimir Klitschko.
With Bermane Stiver-Deontay Wilder just a day away, the yearning for an American heavyweight has surfaced once again. In this feature from THE RING Magazine, we break down the top U.S. big men by decade.
On Dec. 20, undefeated heavyweight hopeful Andy Ruiz Jr. will face his first former major titlist in Sergei Liakhovich in Phoenix, AZ.
American heavyweight veteran Tony Thompson says his split-decision over Odlanier Solis puts him back into the title mix. “I’ve made myself a viable commodity in the heavyweight division again,” Thompson told RingTV.com.
Perennial heavyweight contender Tony Thompson continues his march abroad when he faces Odlanier Solis on March 22.
Despite rumblings of the contrary, former four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield nixes rumors of a comeback against Gary Cornish.
Deontay Wilder owns a sparkling record, but he remains very much an enigma. He faces his toughest test yet in Malik Scott, and we should find out a lot about Wilder the heavyweight.
British heavyweight star Tyson Fury did pretty much what was expected by posting a fourth-round stoppage of Joey Abell on Saturday in London. The undefeated contender took a step towards an eagerly anticipated summer rematch with countryman Dereck Chisora.
Deontay Wilder said he befriended his March 15 opponent Malik Scott during the summer of 2011, when the American heavyweights served as sparring partners for Tomasz Adamek prior to the veteran contender’s loss to Vitali Klitschko.
After two projected bouts against David Haye fell through last year and stalled Tyson Fury’s progress and embittered him on the boxing business, the 25-year-old heavyweight contender is just happy to be back against veteran Omar Basile on Feb. 15
British heavyweight hopeful David Price has made some camp alterations since suffering back-to-back TKO losses to Tony Thompson last year and is eager to show an improved version of himself when he takes on late replacement Istvan Ruzsinszky on Saturday.
Little is known about what former heavyweight contender David Tua has left as he approaches his clash with Alexander Ustinov on Saturday in New Zealand. The 40-year-old puncher, one of the most popular big men of the 1990s, says he’s ready but he also knows that he’s near the end of his career.
Andy Ruiz Jr., who faces fellow unbeaten heavyweight Joe Hanks on Saturday, says his opponents often underestimate his ability because of his obese appearance. “They doubt me because I’m a chubby kid,” he says, “… and when they get in the ring, they get their asses knocked out.”