In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn what motivated undefeated Gary Russell Jr. to be the fighter he is today and much more.
Former WBC heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko was elected the mayor of Kiev on Sunday. Klitschko retired and vacated his title to announce his presidential candidacy in Ukraine in October but dropped out of that race to support eventual winner Petro Poroshenko.
American heavyweight veteran Tony Thompson says his split-decision over Odlanier Solis puts him back into the title mix. “I’ve made myself a viable commodity in the heavyweight division again,” Thompson told RingTV.com.
Heavyweight veteran Tony Thompson scored a narrow but deserved split-decision over Odlanier Solis on Saturday in Tekirdag, Turkey. Thompson, who won by scores of 115-113, 115-114, 112-116, outworked Solis over 12 pedestrian rounds.
There looks to be no shortage of challengers for the vacant WBC heavyweight title, up for grabs in an upcoming rematch between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola. Mike Perez and Bryant Jennings will meet in an elimination bout with the winner setting himself up as a top contender for the organization’s strap.
Vitali Klitschko, a 42-year-old Ukrainian presidential candidate, was at the center of a deadly uprising in Kiev that began on Tuesday and by Wednesday had left at least 26 people dead, according to The Associated Press.
The Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola rematch, which will be for the WBC heavyweight belt vacated by Vitali Klitschko, is being targeted for April, Arreola’s promoter, Dan Goossen, told RingTV.com.
Trainer Virgil Hunter says the best is yet to come from THE RING and WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward.
Heavyweight contender Bermane Stiverne informed RingTV.com that he has dropped the lawsuit that he filed against promoter Don King in advance of the WBC’s order for King to begin negotiations with Chris Arreola’s promoter Dan Goossen for a fight for the vacant WBC title.
The WBC has ordered the promoters of Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola to begin free negotiations for a rematch for the WBC heavyweight title that was vacated by Vitali Klitschko earlier this month. Stiverne unanimously decisioned Arreola in April.
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.
WBC heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko has been given until Dec. 15 to determine whether he will continue fighting or retire in the wake of October’s announcement of his presidential candidacy in Ukraine.
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.
The World Boxing Council worked out the various mandatory title challenges for its titleholders in the 17 weight classes at its 51st convention, which took place over the past week in Bangkok, Thailand.
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.