Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is targeting Daniel Jacobs in his next fight, and if successful, then the winner of the September 16th match between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Chavez (50-3-1, 32 KOs) lost to Canelo by a 12 round unanimous decision last Saturday night in a one-sided affair from start to finish.
British promoter Eddie Hearn has added former heavyweight world title challenger Dereck Chisora (26-7, 18 KOs) to his Matchroom Sport stable. This is a predictable move on Hearn’s part, as it gives him another recognizable heavyweight to eventually match against his fighter IBF/WBA champion Anthony Joshua in the near future in a year or two.
Hearn also has in mind putting Chisora back in with Dillian Whyte, who he also promotes. With adding Chisora to his stable, Hearn will have his hands on the gear shift for the Chisora-Whyte rematch without him needing to work with another outside promoter.
Dereck Chisora made Dillian Whye an absurd offer of 5 million for a fight on December 22. The two heavyweights are trying to negotiate a rematch for Sky Box Office PPV. Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs) beat Chisora by a 12 round split decision close to two years ago in December 2016.
It’s unknown if the 34-year-old Chisora has the £5m to give Whyte. Chisora wants to send Whyte into retirement. It would be a tough pill for Whyte to swallow if he loses the December 22 fight to Chisora because he’ll miss out on a rematch with Anthony Joshua on April 13.
In less than 24 hours the IBO World Champion Chris Eubank Jr (24-1) will face off against Arthur Abraham (46-5) in his first defence of the title in the Wembley Arena, London. Also at stake on the night will be a place as third seed in the World Boxing Super Series Quarter Finals against Turkish Super Middleweight Avni Yilidrim.
The Eubanks have always been a unique, quirky and controversial duo. Eubank Sr in particular, who is never afraid to make his feelings known, has always been very strongly opinionated. This propensity to talk hasn’t been backed up.
Earlier today, the news of the July 15 fight between IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. and Arthur Abraham was officially announced. Eubank Jr. will be defending his International Boxing Federation 168-pound title against former 2 division world champion Abraham at the Wembley Arena in London, England. This is a fight that Abraham can win if he throws enough punches.
IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. (24-1, 19 KOs) will be facing one of his toughest challenges of his career next Saturday night on July 15 in defending his IBO belt against Arthur Abraham (46-5, 30 KOs) at the Wembley Arena in London, England.
This is a fight that will be shown on pay-per-view for the boxing fans interested in seeing it badly enough. It’s a good fight, but as a PPV fight, it’s going to be a tough sell. The 37-year-old Abraham is only 2 fights removed from his one-sided 12 round unanimous decision loss to Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez last year in April 2016. That fight left a strong imprint in the minds of a lot of boxing fans with the way that Abraham was so badly dominated by Ramirez.
IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr. (25-1, 19 KOs) outclassed an aging former 2 division world champion Arthur Abraham (46-6, 30 KOs) in winning a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Wembley Arena in London, England. The judges scored the fight 118-110, 118-110 and 120-108. Boxing News 24 scored the fight to Eubank Jr. by 9 rounds to 3 score.
IBO super middleweight champion Chris “Next Gen” Eubank Jr. (26-1, 20 KOs) used his hand speed advantage to stop the over-matched previously undefeated Avni “Mr. Robot” Yildirim (16-1, 10 KOs) in the 3rd round in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament on Saturday night at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
The women’s middleweight world championship between unified WBC and WBO titlist Christina Hammer and former world champion Tori Nelson has been added to the June 22 SHOWTIME telecast from Masonic Temple in Detroit.
Christina Hammer Battles Tori Nelson in Co-Feature
Unified Women’s Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields and unified 154-pound champion Hanna Gabriels met face to face during the final press conference in advance of their fight to decide the IBF and WBA Women’s Middleweight World Championships this Friday live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT).
WBA World light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (30-3, 16 KOs) thinks former 168 lb. world champion Badou Jack (21-1-2, 12 KOs) lacks the required experience in the 175 lb. division for him to win on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jack, 33, will be making the move up to light heavyweight against Cleverly in his first fight in that weight class. The World Boxing Association didn’t have any problems with Jack going straight to the head of the line despite him never having fought in that weight class.
Andre Pederneiras says Jose Aldo wants to pursue a professional career in boxing.
Even before Conor McGregor was booked to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jose Aldo expressed his desire to compete in the boxing ring.
"Yes, I think about having a career in boxing, but I want to start from the bottom, start from zero. I want to get ranked and one day fight for a belt,” Aldo said in an interview earlier in January.
Following his defeat at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday, Conor McGregor was grateful for the opportunity to share the ring with one of boxing’s biggest stars, but he would have liked a little more time to work.
Referee Robert Byrd stepped in to wave off their bout and award Mayweather the match by 10th-round TKO in the main event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. McGregor was not knocked down at any point in the match, but the finish came after a series of unanswered blows from Mayweather that left the UFC lightweight champion on the ropes.
Conor McGregor is confident that he will compete in boxing, not MMA, on his next bout.
Conor McGregor doubled up on recent talks about a possible boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. According to the 2-division MMA champion, whether the UFC is on board on not, he is confident his next bout will be in a ring instead of a cage.
Miguel Cotto will be looking to win the vacant WBO junior middleweight title this Saturday night against Yoshihiro Kamegai at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Unless Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) has lost his boxing skills in the 20 months he’s been out of the ring since his last fight, he should have an easy time defeating the 34-year-old Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) this Saturday night on HBO Championship Boxing.
Miguel Cotto and David Lemieux could be facing each other on December 2 on HBO at Madison Square Garden in New York, according to Dan Rafael. If Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) and Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) don’t face each other on that date, then Lemieux will still wind up on the undercard in the co-feature.
Cotto, 36, would obviously be in the main event still, but against another opponent. This would likely be on HBO pay-per-view for the Cotto vs. Lemieux fight.
Terence Crawford's introduction to the welterweight division was a dominant one on Saturday as he disarmed and clinically dismantled WBO champion Jeff Horn. Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs), who unified all four 140-pound titles last August, became boxing's latest three-division champion with a ninth-round TKO of Horn at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (30-0, 21 KOs) will be inside the ring defending his titles this Saturday night against 2008 Olympic gold medalist Felix Diaz (19-1, 8 KOs) on HBO World Championship Boxing at Madison Square Garden in New York. It’s nice to see Crawford fighting in a different venue than in Omaha, Nebraska, where he’s been fighting a lot lately.
Light welterweight champion Terence Crawford fights Julius Indongo on Saturday night in front of what is expected to be a sellout crowd of 10,000 fans at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Crawford, 29, is from nearby Omaha, Nebraska, hence that’s the main reason for him to be fighting in that state instead of the more traditional big fight locations like Las Vegas, Nevada, California and New York. Crawford is able to draw in Nebraska, but he has a lot of work to do before he can pull in boxing fans outside of his home state.
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