Top Rank CEO Bob Arum wants to see former champion Nonito Donaire back in the ring in Macau, possibly against WBA featherweight titleholder Simpiwe Vetyeka, with supporting bouts featuring Brian Viloria and Nicholas Walters.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said he has not heard back from Mick Hennessy since the English promoter called him about a potential clash of unbeatens between heavyweights Tyson Fury, whom Hennessy promotes, and Deontay Wilder, who is handled by Schaefer.
Undefeated heavyweight puncher Deontay Wilder has served as a sparring partner for undisputed champion Wladimir Klitschko, and could be in line for the WBC title owned by Klitschko’s older brother, Vitali Klitschko.
The WBO middleweight title bout between unbeaten beltholder Peter Quillin and Gabriel Rosado was officially added as the co-feature to the Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat fight on Oct. 26 in Atlantic City, N.J. Rosado is undefeated in New Jersey.
A deal has been reached for a catchweight five pounds above the original limit for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera on Saturday, raising questions of fairness and fighter safety. HBO’s Jim Lampley gives his take on the son of Mexico’s most famous boxer.
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.
Heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder is preparing as if he will be fighting on the Oct. 26 Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat card on Showtime from Atlantic City.
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.
Wladimir Klitschko will defend his RING heavyweight championship against unbeaten Alexander Povetkin on Oct. 5 in Moscow. The two Olympic champs spoke about the fight at a press conference on Monday.
Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder may have to choose between serving as a sparring partner for David Haye or being ringside for a scouting report on the Seth Mitchell-Chris Arreola fight on Sept. 6.
“I definitely don’t want to be the guy who kills somebody in the ring. I wouldn’t want that on my heart,” said heavyweight Deontay Wilder, who is now 29-0 with 29 knockouts. “But I’m definitely going to keep doing what I do, you know, because I love the knockouts.”
Deontay Wilder once again proved that he is America’s most athletic and explosive heavyweight standout by knocking out his first former titleholder with an opening-round blasting of Sergei Liakhovich in a ShoBox: The New Generation main event in Indio, Calif., on Friday.