Boxing

Heavyweight prospect Joe Joyce (1-0, 1 KOs) has been added to the undercard of the David Haye vs. Tony Bellew rematch on December 17 at the Indigo at The O2 in London, UK. Joyce doesn’t have an opponent yet, but there’s a possibility that British heavyweight champion Sam Sexton (24-3, 9 KOs) could be the guy that he faces on the card.

Read more ...

As of Thursday, Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) has vacated his WBO light welterweight title, and he’s now been made the mandatory challenger to WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs).

Horn, 29, will be allowed to take a voluntary defense against fringe contender Gary Corcoran on December 13 in Brisbane, Australia. After that fight, Horn, if he’s victorious against Corcoran, he’ll have 90 days to defend his title against Crawford, 30.

Read more ...

Promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s going to sweeten the $3 million offer to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) for him to accept a fight against #3 WBC Dillian Whyte (21-1, 16 KOs) for February 3rd at the O2 Arena in London, England.

However, the wily Hearn says the offer won’t be anywhere near the $7 million that Wilder is asking for to fight Whyte. Hearn says the offer could be $4 million, which is a little over halfway to the kind of green stuff that Deontay is asking for to take the fight with the 29-year-old Whyte.

Read more ...