Kell Brook hasn’t vacated title

13
Sep

Kell Brook hasn’t vacated title

Despite saying he is likely heading to 154 pounds, Kell Brook hasn’t vacated his title, leaving the IBF unsure for the moment of what to do with Errol Spence Jr.

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13
Sep

Jose Felix Jr. and Denis Shafikov ordered to fight

The IBF has ordered Denis Shafikov and Jose Felix Jr. to fight for the right to challenge lightweight titleholder Robert Easter Jr.

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09
Jan

Evgeny Gradovich-Lee Selby talks begin

Negotiations are now underway for a defense by IBF featherweight beltholder Evgeny Gradovich against Lee Selby, possibly in Gradovich’s home country of Russia.

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04
Jan

IBF orders Carl Froch to face James DeGale

IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch has been ordered to begin negotiations for a mandatory defense against English countryman James DeGale, according to IBF Championships Chairman Lindsey Tucker.

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04
Jan

IBF approves Jermain Taylor to face Sergio Mora on Feb. 6

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.

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02
Jan

Evgeny Gradovich-Lee Selby targeted for Russia in March

A bout between IBF featherweight beltholder Evgeny Gradovich and Lee Selby is being targeted for late March in Gradovich’s native Russia.

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30
Dec

Zolani Tete to face Paul Butler on March 6

Undefeated former IBF bantamweight titlist Paul Butler will face IBF junior bantamweight titleholder Zolani Tete on March 6 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

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13
Dec

Sergey Kovalev’s camp granted exception to face Jean Pascal

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.

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09
Dec

Sergey Kovalev’s camp seeks exception from IBF to face Jean Pascal

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.

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02
Dec

Deal reached for Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal on March 14

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.

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