Once-beaten heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin rebounded from his decision loss to RING champ Wladimir Klitschko by stopping Manuel Charr at the 1:09 mark of Round 7 on Friday in Moscow.
Heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne informed RingTV.com that he has dropped the lawsuit that he filed against promoter Don King in advance of the WBC’s order for King to begin negotiations with Chris Arreola’s promoter Dan Goossen for a fight for the vacant WBC title.
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.
Heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder, who has been added to the Oct. 26 Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat card, believes David Haye will defeat Tyson Fury on Feb. 8, and that he will be fighting for a major title during the early months of next year.
Vitali Klitschko, who has been busy in politics and nursing a hand injury, has been given until March to make the mandatory defense of his WBC heavyweight title against Bermane Stiverne.
Former heavyweight beltholder David Haye has suffered an injury to his left hand that will force the postponement of his June 29 bout with Manuel Charr, according to The Daily Mail of London.
The co-manager of Robert Guerrero has expressed extreme confidence heading into Saturday night’s clash with pound-for-pound kind Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“Forty-three had a game plan: ‘We’re going to keep pressure on Mayweather,’” Floyd Mayweather says in part two of Showtime’s All Access: Mayweather Vs. (Robert) Guerrero. “The game plan is just to come in there and get your payday.”
A new deal between Golden Boy and Fox Sports will result in a new Monday boxing series and allow fans to rewatch classic bouts from the promoter’s fight library featuring Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Bernard Hopkins, among others.
Mike Alvarado’s unanimous-decision win in his rematch with Brandon Rios drew 1.2 million viewers on HBO, according to the network.
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. claims he has been pursued by promoter Curtis Jackson, who is also known as the rapper 50 Cent. Russell is managed by Al Haymon and has a working relationship with Golden Boy Promotions.
Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola meets Bermane Stiverne in a March 9 eliminator bout for the right to face Vitali Klitschko.
Kevin McBride said his reasons for continuing to fight have little to do with money as much as “restoring sanity in my own head.”
Olympian Oscar Molina will make his professional debut by fighting on the same Nov. 24 card as his twin, Javier, who already has 12 professional bouts.