Boxing

Dillian Whyte says former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will be making a comeback to boxing, and that he lied recently when he denied that he’s planing on returning to the sport. Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) says the 42-year-old former IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO champion Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs) was offered a fight against him, but he didn’t want to take it right away because he wanted to have two warm-up fights before he did return to the ring.

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Joe Joyce (7-0, 7 KOs) will be facing former WBC heavyweight champion Bernane Stiverne (25-3-1, 21 KOs) on February 23 on the undercard of James DeGale v. Chris Eubank Jr. at the O2 Arena in London, England, according to @BaylorICTV. This will be a good test for #9 WBA Joyce to show the boxing world what he’s got against a fighter that Deontay Wilder beat on two occasions.

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FRESNO, Calif (Jan. 16, 2019) —Ray Beltran’s road back to title contention begins Sunday, Feb. 10. The former lightweight world champion will face the unbeaten Hiroki Okada in a 10-round super lightweight fight as the co-feature to the Jose Ramirez-Jose Zepeda super lightweight championship bout at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.

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(Jan. 15, 2019) — ESPN and Top Rank today announced their first pay-per-view event under the Top Rank on ESPN banner. Two kings are set for the year’s most anticipated welterweight showdown when pound-for-pound king Terence “Bud” Crawford puts his WBO welterweight world title on the line against former unified 140-pound champion and the pride of Bolton, England, Amir “King” Khan, on Saturday, April 20, live on pay-per-view at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT. Details on how fans will be able to access the pay-per-view event will be announced at a later date.

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Former WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez wasn’t entirely impressed with what he saw of Caleb Plant (18-0, 10 KOs) in his victory over IBF super middleweight champion Jose Uzcategui (28-3, 23 KOs) last Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles, California. Benavidez says Plant, 26, looked tired after the first one-third of the fight, and was getting nailed a lot by Uzcategui.

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Caleb Plant unseated IBF super middleweight champion Jose Uzcategui of his title in his first defense last Sunday night in on Premier Boxing Champion on FS1 and Fox Deportes at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. Uzcategui says he wants a rematch, and he feels he should be given one because he gave Plant the opportunity to fight him for the IBF title.

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Singapore, 14 January 2019 – Singapore-based, sports media and entertainment company, Ringstar Boxing (Ringstar) today announced 12 featured fights for its first show of 2019 happening on Friday 29 March at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with the main event featuring the much-anticipated rematch between Singapore’s best-ever boxer, Muhamad Ridhwan (11- 1, 8 KOs) and Namibian veteran, Paulus Ambunda (27-2, 11 KOs) for the WBC Silver Featherweight title.

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Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is convinced that pay-per-view is officially dead as far as boxing goes in the United States, other than for the biggest stars of the sport like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul Canelo Alvarez. Hearn sees SHOWTIME in the U.S on a one-way path where they’re soon going to be getting diminishing returns for their pay-per-views broadcasts due to there being so many of them now coming one after another.

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