Donovan George could face an opponent to be determined on Friday night in the wake of a hand injury suffered by southpaw Adonis Stevenson over the weekend.
Manager Cameron Dunkin’s plan for Mikey Garcia is to match him against Orlando Salido in the fall, while the hope for Brandon Rios is a fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.
The IBF still recognizes Lamont Peterson as its junior welterweight titleholder pending a review of his medical records in the wake of his positive drug test.
Former cruiserweight titleholder Enzo Maccarinelli has been banned for six months following a positive test for an illegal substance, according to the United Kingdom Anti-Doping Agency.
The IBF has denied Gabriel Campillo’s request for a rematch with Tavoris Cloud, who won a controversial split decision over the Spaniard on Feb. 18 in Corpus Christi, Texas, but the Texas commission’s investigation still is ongoing.
Luiz Lazarte has been banned from participating in IBF-sanctioned bouts for threatening a referee during his foul-filled fight with Johnriel Casimero. After being penalized a point for rabbit punching, Larzarte asked referee Eddie Claudio: “Do you want to get out of here alive?”
Light heavyweight contender Gabriel Campillo’s handlers want the IBF to order an immediate rematch with Tavoris Cloud, and the Texas commission to declare a no-contest regarding his controversial split-decision loss to IBF titleholder.
Amir Khan’s Golden Boy Promotions has made an official appeal seeking to have his loss to Lamont Peterson overturned, and if not, to get an immediate rematch.
IBF Champions Chairman Lindsay Tucker told RingTV.com that his organization will not order an immediate rematch between Lamont Peterson and dethroned former titleholder Amir Khan.
Joseph Agbeko thought about retaliating against Abner Mares for his repeated low blows in his majority-decision loss on Saturday but never considered quitting. “I said, ‘No way, I have to continue.’”
The IBF has ordered an immediate rematch between Abner Mares and the man he dethroned, Joseph Agbeko, having determined that referee Russell Mora’s failure to call low blows affected the outcome of the fight