Tyson Fury is itching to get back into the ring against Joey Abel on the Dereck Chisora-Kevin Johnson undercard on Saturday. The heavyweight contender believes a win over the journeyman will lead to a Chisora rematch, which will lead to a title shot.
Undefeated British heavyweight contender Tyson Fury insists he is fully focused on new opponent Joey Abrell ahead of his long-awaited return to the ring on Feb. 15 at the Copper Box Arena, east London.
Tyson Fury told RingTV.com that a rematch with Dereck Chisora is just about finalized, and that it will be a WBO eliminator. But first, Fury will fight a tune-up against journeyman Gonzalo Omar Basile.
After two projected bouts against David Haye fell through last year and stalled Tyson Fury’s progress and embittered him on the boxing business, the 25-year-old heavyweight contender is just happy to be back against veteran Omar Basile on Feb. 15
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Trainer Virgil Hunter says the best is yet to come from THE RING and WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward.
Marcos Maidana says Adrien Broner “has not been tested by a natural welterweight like me. That’s why this is the hardest fight of his life.” Maidana challenges Broner for the WBA 147-pound title on Dec. 14.
European heavyweight champ Dereck Chisora stopped Ondrej Pala in the third round of their main event in London, England, on Saturday. It was the former title challenger’s fourth bout of a successful 2013. A British title showdown with David Price or a rematch with Tyson Fury looms for Chisora in 2014.
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.
Deontay Wilder is 29-0 with as many knockouts heading into Saturday’s bout with Nicolai Firtha in Atlantic City, N.J.
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.