The promoters of RING light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson and WBO titleholder Sergey Kovalev, the two hardest-hitting fighters in the 175-pound division, could meet in an anticipated showdown at the end of the summer or early fall.
Promoter Kathy Duva spoke about the 2014 plans for middleweight bomber Curtis Stevens, and also said that WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev would get a shot at RING champ Adonis Stevenson. “The fight’s gonna get made, just not next,” Duva said.
Heavyweight contenders Tomasz Adamek and Vyacheslav Glazkov will meet in an NBC-televised bout on either the March 15 or April 15 as part of NBC Sports Net’s “Fight Night” series, according to Main Events President Kathy Duva.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said that he would begin working on a light heavyweight title unification bout between IBF titleholder Bernard Hopkins and WBA beltholder Beibut Shumenov “immediately.”
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said he has not heard back from Mick Hennessy since the English promoter called him about a potential clash of unbeatens between heavyweights Tyson Fury, whom Hennessy promotes, and Deontay Wilder, who is handled by Schaefer.
HBO’s Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward doesn’t offer many new insights, but does an excellent job of rekindling the drama around one of boxing’s greatest trilogies, and of portraying the friendship that evolved between two warriors beyond the ring.
Hard-hitting light heavyweights Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev will face separate opponents on Nov. 30 in Canada, and Kovalev’s promoter sees them facing each other down the road.
Former titleholder Antonio Tarver will return from what will have been a 17-month ring absence against Mike Sheppard on Nov. 26.