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PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 16, 2019) — IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev and WBC light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk ended their fight promotion obligations Wednesday at the office of Hall of Fame promoter J Russell Peltz. They posed for pictures in front of the fight poster for the legendary 1962 light heavyweight championship fight between Doug Jones and Harold Johnson, which took place at the old Philadelphia Arena.

Beterbiev and Gvozdyk will add to the city's light heavyweight legacy Friday evening at the Liacouras Center, a throwback battle befitting a storied fight city.

Before the two combatants posed for photos and faced off at Peltz's office/museum, they participated in a media roundtable. This is what they had to say.

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Fight fans rejoice, as a much-talked about showdown between top Featherweights, Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung, has been made official. Indeed, the promotion announced earlier today (Mon., Sept. 23) that the two men will headline the upcoming UFC Fight Night 165 event on December 21, 2019 inside Sajik Arena in Busan, South Korea.
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Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and lineal boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury have signed with the WWE to perform at a show in Saudi Arabia.

Velazquez and Fury will take part in WWE Crown Jewel, which will be held at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh on October 31st. Undefeated heavyweight boxer Fury will face Braun Strowman, whilst Velasquez faces former opponent Brock Lesnar, whom he won the UFC heavyweight title against back in 2010.

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! It’s unfortunate that some in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community believes Jeremy Stephens faked or exaggerated his injury. It’s one thing for fans to throw stones on Twitter — a reality that no public figure can escape — but it’s far more disappointing to see a fellow professional lower himself.
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