Former heavyweight Eddie Chambers will debut as a cruiserweight on Aug. 3 against South Africa’s hard-hitting Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin would each earn career-high purses if a proposed Aug. 31 clash comes to fruition in Moscow. A Russian promoter has bid more than $23 million to host the bout.
Tyson Fury, who makes his U.S. debut against Steve Cunningham on NBC on April 20, has a personality as big as his 6-foot-9 body, and he’s never at a loss for brash words. “As Jesus Christ is my savior, I am the savior of the heavyweight divison,” he says.
Adrien Broner: “With the talent that I have, the type of guy that I am, the charisma that I have, I knew that there would be some point in time when boxing will revolve around Adrien Broner.”
Wladimir Klitschko will defend his RING heavyweight championship against southpaw Tony Thompson in a rematch of Klitschko’s knockout victory over Thompson in July of 2008.
Former three-time welterweight beltholder Antonio Margarito will face Abel Perry on May 26 in Tucson Ariz.
Freddie Roach on his role as a commentary analyst for the Alexander Povetkin-Cedric Boswell fight on EPIX on Saturday: “This will be the first time that I get to go against Teddy Atlas, and I have the microphone.”
Hasim Rahman: “This is it. This is everything. I feel like this is my last shot. But I’m ready. I’m ready to win the title for the third time.”