Former heavyweight titleholder Shannon Briggs disrupted the Wladimir Klitschko-Alex Leapai news conference on Tuesday in Duesseldorf, Germany, demanding a title shot in advance of THE RING champ Klitschko’s April 26 title defense.
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.
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British heavyweight star Tyson Fury did pretty much what was expected by posting a fourth-round stoppage of Joey Abell on Saturday in London. The undefeated contender took a step towards an eagerly anticipated summer rematch with countryman Dereck Chisora.
RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, holder of the IBF, WBA and WBO belts, will defend his titles against Alex Leapai on April 26 in Oberhausen, Germany.
Dereck Chisora wants to fight Wladimir Klitschko this October on the 40th anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s legendary battle with George Foreman in Kinshasa.
Magomed Abdusalamov is expected to begin rehabilitation on Monday, according to his promoter, Nathan Lewkowicz.
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.
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.