Pics from the fights in Liverpool: Tony Bellew’s rematch win over Nathan Cleverly and Scott Quigg’s UD win against Hidenori Otake, plus victories by James DeGale, George Groves, Anthony Joshua and Callum Smith. Photos by Scott Heavey/Getty Images.
Super middleweight Callum Smith is currently undergoing the metamorphosis from prospect to contender and victory on Saturday over Serbian veteran Nikola Sjekloca could open up the possibility of a massive domestic scrap against fellow Brit George Groves.
As Walberto Ramos has been scratched from facing Jamie McDonnell this Saturday due to visa issues, Javier Chacon will take Ramos’ place against the bantamweight contender.
Super middleweight prospect Callum Smith’s upcoming bout against Nikola Sjekloca is a major improvement in competition as well as a title eliminator.
Former super middleweight title challenger George Groves sees his next opponent, Denis Douglin as a true risk to his own WBC mandatory challenger position.
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.
Nikola Sjekloca he knows exactly how to defeat WBO super middleweight titlist Arthur Abraham on May 3.
Super middleweights Sakio Bika and Marco Antonio Periban will fight for the vacant WBC title on the June 22 undercard of a Showtime-televised main event featuring Paulie Malignaggi’s WBA welterweight title defense against Adrien Broner at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Saul Alvarez: “On Saturday, after defeating [Austin] Trout, I will raise my hand and my belt and will be thinking of my brother. That belt is his.”
Florida welterweight standouts Andre Berto and Keith Thurman are schedueld to fight in separate bouts on a Showtime-televised card in July. Berto will face veteran gatekeeper Jesus Soto-Karass; Thurman will fight fellow unbeaten puncher Diego Chaves.
Heavyweight Johnathon Banks was advised by Wladimir Klitschko not to face Seth Mitchell after having suffered a broken right thumb during a sparring session on Monday.
Heavyweight Johnathon Mitchell has suffered an apparent thumb injury that will force him out of a Feb. 16 rematch with Seth Mitchell, whom he knocked out in the second round in November.
Having lost title bouts to Andre Ward, Lucian Bute and Joe Calzaghe, super middleweight contender Sakio Bika looks to cash in on a potential WBC title fight agianst Nikola Sjekloca on Feb. 16.