Jermain Taylor has been tentatively approved to make a voluntary defense of his IBF middleweight title against Sergio Mora on Feb. 6 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, according to IBF Championships Chairman Lindsey Tucker.
A bout between IBF featherweight beltholder Evgeny Gradovich and Lee Selby is being targeted for late March in Gradovich’s native Russia.
Light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev was granted an exception from the IBF on Friday that allows him to face Jean Pascal in a March 14 bout rather than mandatory challenger Nadjib Mohammedi.
The handlers of light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev have applied for an exception with the IBF which, if granted, would allow him to face Jean Pascal in a planned March 14 bout rather than mandatory challenger Nadjib Mohammedi.
A deal has been reached for WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev to face former RING/WBC champion Jean Pascal on March 14.
RING cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez’s Dec. 6 defense against Ola Afolabi has been postponed due to Hernandez suffering an injury.
THE RING’s No. 2-rated strawweight Francisco Rodriguez will vacate his IBF belt and rise into the junior flyweight division, according to Sean Gibbons of Zanfer Promotions.
Thanks to a sudden hand injury suffered by IBF junior bantamweight titlist Zolani Tete, his voluntary Oct. 25 defense against Paul Butler has been canceled.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the official weights for tonight’s middleweight title eliminator between Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam and Curtis Stevens an much more.
On Nov. 29 IBF featherweight titlist Evgeny Gradovich will defend against Jayson Velez in support of the Terence Crawford-Raymundo Beltran lightweight title clash.
If all goes well, by Oct. 3 an eliminator bout to determine the next in line for a shot at the IBF junior lightweight title will go to purse bid.
According to Golden Boy Promotions’ Oscar De La Hoya, November 8 is the date set for the light heavyweight title unification clash between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev.
Contingent on the determination of a host site, IBF junior lightweight titlist Rances Barthelemy will defend his belt against Fernando David Saucedo on October 4.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the details on Showtime’s newest “All Access” series: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana II