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.
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.
Because he reached one year of inactivity without having a fight scheduled, reigning WBC heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko was removed from THE RING’s rankings, causing a bit of a shuffle among the big men rated by the magazine.
Chris Arreola says he’s ready to shine against once-beaten heavyweight standout Seth Mitchell on Saturday, but fans have heard that line before from the former contender, who has suffered career setbacks due to his lack of discipline. Even Arreola admits this is his last chance.
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.
RING heavweight champ Wladimir Klitschko’s Oct. 5 defense against Alexander Povetkin will be announced during an official press conference on Monday in Moscow.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.