WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev could return to the ring in Moscow as early as March, accordingto his manager, Egis Klimas. Kovalev says he wants to fight RING champ Adonis Stevenson in 2014.
Magomed Abdusalamov is expected to begin rehabilitation on Monday, according to his promoter, Nathan Lewkowicz.
The WBC has ordered the promoters of Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola to begin free negotiations for a rematch for the WBC heavyweight title that was vacated by Vitali Klitschko earlier this month. Stiverne unanimously decisioned Arreola in April.
Magomed Abdusalamov has been placed back on life support following a rise in temperature after having been awakened from a medically-induced coma and removed from a respirator. For a time, the fighter had been breathing on his own, opened his right eye and begun to move his right foot.
Heavyweight Tyson Fury is 12 years younger, six inches taller and will be significantly heavier than his rival Steve Cunningham when they meet on April 20.