Light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba looks to make serious moves in 2013, starting with a bout against Denis Grachev on March 15.
Tony Bellew will make his cruiserweight debut on March 15 in Liverpool, England, and the two-time light heavyweight title challenger has vowed to fullfil his dreams in the new weight class. Bellew spoke to RingTV.com about his loss to Adonis Stevenson, his thoughts on a Stevenson-Sergey Kovalev showdown and his move to cruiserweight.
Ukrainian heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov definitely got a fight from late replacement Garrett Wilson, but ultimately outworked the Philadelphian on his way to victory.
Not much happened this past week that caused significant movement within THE RING’s divisional ratings but there were some results worth noting, mainly Carl Froch’s victory over Mikkel Kessler, which solidified his No. 1 spot at 168 pounds.
Tony Bellew outpointed fellow light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba in their rematch on the Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler II undercard on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. RingTV.com contributor Tom Gray was ringside for this undercard report.
The big rematch in London on Saturday is between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler, but Tony Bellew’s immediate return match against Isaac Chilemba – who held “The Bomber” to a draw on March 30 – which is on the Froch-Kessler undercard, is also anticipated by British fans.
Mike Alvarado moved up two spots in THE RING’s 140-pound rankings with his stirring decision victory over fellow contender Brandon Rios. Tony Bellew moved up one spot after battling fellow light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba to a draw.
Tony “The Bomber” Bellew pulls no punches in the ring or when being interviewed. The British light heavyweight, who fights fellow contender Isaac Chilemba on Saturday, calls it how he sees it with Chad Dawson, Tavoris Cloud and Bernard Hopkins.
Junior middleweight Gabe Rosado will face Charles Whittaker in an IBF eliminator bout on Saturday night.
Undefeated two-division titleholder Zsolt Erdei has withdrawn from his fight on the Sept. 29th HBO Boxing After Dark card against light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods after suffering a rib injury.
Edwin Roddriguez will face Jason Escalera in a clash of unbeaten super middleweights as part of an HBO-televised triple-header on Sept. 29.