Hard-hitting light heavyweights Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev will face separate opponents on Nov. 30 in Canada, and Kovalev’s promoter sees them facing each other down the road.
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.
Former light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud calls his clash with hard-hitting RING/WBC champ Adonis Stevenson “a dangerous fight” — for Stevenson.
Former light heavyweight beltholder Tavoris Cloud says RING/WBC champ Adonis Stevenson is “totally overlooking” him,” which, he adds, is “not the smartest thing for him to do.”
Not much happened this past week that caused significant movement within THE RING’s divisional ratings but there were some results worth noting, mainly Carl Froch’s victory over Mikkel Kessler, which solidified his No. 1 spot at 168 pounds.
Tony Bellew outpointed fellow light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba in their rematch on the Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler II undercard on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London. RingTV.com contributor Tom Gray was ringside for this undercard report.
The big rematch in London on Saturday is between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler, but Tony Bellew’s immediate return match against Isaac Chilemba – who held “The Bomber” to a draw on March 30 – which is on the Froch-Kessler undercard, is also anticipated by British fans.
Mike Alvarado moved up two spots in THE RING’s 140-pound rankings with his stirring decision victory over fellow contender Brandon Rios. Tony Bellew moved up one spot after battling fellow light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba to a draw.
Tony “The Bomber” Bellew pulls no punches in the ring or when being interviewed. The British light heavyweight, who fights fellow contender Isaac Chilemba on Saturday, calls it how he sees it with Chad Dawson, Tavoris Cloud and Bernard Hopkins.
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.
IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch will defend against Yusaf Mack on Nov. 17 before his hometown fans in Nottingham, England.