WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder was in Brooklyn to announce his Jan. 16 ring return but the brash American wanted to talk about a lot more.
Sergey Kovalev discussed his new deals with Main Events and HBO, and an eventual showdown with Andre Ward during a media round table in Las Vegas.
Isaac Chilemba faces Eleider Alvarez for the right to challenge RING/WBC champ Adonis Stevenson, and Sullivan Barrera takes on Artur Beterbiev in an eliminator for IBF/WBO/WBA titleholder Sergey Kovalev.
Isaac Chilemba had offers to earn mandatory challenger status with the IBF and the WBC. He chose the WBC belt held by RING champ Adonis Stevenson.
Unified light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev and challenger Nadjib Mohammedi faced off onstage ahead of Saturday’s bout in Las Vegas.
Goodbye, East Coast; hello, West Coast. Undefeated light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev has arrived in California, where he’ll prepare for a July 25 defense against IBF mandatory Nadjib Mohammedi.
Main Events CEO Kathy Duva is high on Sergey Kovalev, to say the least, but there’s no denying that she has done a masterful job of building the momentum that could carry the Russian light heavyweight to superstardom.
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.
Unified light heavyweight beltholder Sergey Kovalev and former RING champ Jean Pascal can’t agree on a drug testing organization for their anticipated March 14 showdown but both agree they have a tough fight ahead of them and that current champ Adonis Stevenson won’t take on the winner.
Boxing attracts a special brand of people to it, sometimes in a good way. Cedric Kushner, who passed away last month at age 66, was a character who stood out in a milieu which breeds them with gusto, says writer Michael Woods, who attended a recent memorial service for the former New York City-based promoter.
Unbeaten light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera and junior middleweight Shane Mosley Jr. will compete in support of Friday’s ESPN2 main event between lightweights Karl Dargan and Tony Luis.
RingTV presents the highlights from the Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal kickoff press conference in New York City. Hear from Steve Cunningham, Czar Glazkov, Jean Pascal and, of course, “The Krusher,” who defends his IBF, WBA and WBO light heavyweight titles on the March 14 HBO-televised card in Montreal.