Golovkin is Eubank Jr’s top target for 2021, says new promoter Sauerland

Gennady Golovkin beats Kamil Szeremeta for record 21st middleweight defence - BBC Sport

According to new promoter Kalle Sauerland, WBA interim middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr (29-2, 22 KOs) is targeting a long-awaited bout with IBF and IBO title-holder Gennadiy Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs) at some stage later this year – five years after their original matchup broke down. Continue reading

Joe Joyce eyes Oleksandr Usyk rematch next, according to manager Sam Jones

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Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce (12-0, 11 KOs) is targeting a rematch with Anthony Joshua’s WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) next, but is unprepared to wait around forever before that proposed bout takes place according to manager Sam Jones. Time is of the essence for the 35-year-old Brit, if he’s to ultimately achieve his world heavyweight title aspirations. Continue reading

Chris Eubank Jr’s latest promotional deal an opportunity to finally prove himself

Chris Eubank Jr claims WBA middleweight title belt on US debut after Matt Korobov suffers freak injury

Chris Eubank Jr (29-2, 22 KOs) will hope his latest deal with European promoter Team Sauerland provides him the platform to take over the middleweight division. However, with two years since his last real fight – retiring James DeGale in February 2019 – we’ve heard this before. Now 31, how will he back up ambitious claims to prove he’s a worthy title-holder at world level? Continue reading

Adrien Broner to return after two-year layoff vs. Pedro Campa next month

Bob Arum says he wouldn't want Adrien Broner to fight on his cards - The Ring

Four-division world champion Adrien Broner is set to end a two-year layoff on February 13 when facing Pedro Campa (31-1-1, 21 KOs) next, in the main event of Showtime Championship Boxing. His last in-ring appearance was a UD defeat by Manny Pacquiao in January 2019 and only time will tell whether the 31-year-old’s hopes of a return to boxing prominence this year are fulfilled. Continue reading

Ryan Garcia survives knockdown, stops Luke Campbell with R7 body shot

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Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) survived the first knockdown of his career, extending his unbeaten record, while also becoming the first boxer to stop Luke Campbell with an impressive seventh-round body shot earning him the vacant WBC interim lightweight title. He called out Gervonta Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) post-fight, although Devin Haney (25-0) is his next mandatory challenger. 
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2020’s Knockout of the Year: Gervonta Davis’ R6 stunning uppercut vs Leo Santa Cruz

Gervonta 'Tank' Davis Vs. Leo Santa Cruz: Odds, Records, Prediction

Ahead of the heavily-anticipated lightweight bout between Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell tonight, now felt like an opportune time to reflect on boxing’s KO of 2021. For me, Gervonta Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) made his PPV debut a memorable one, winning the WBA super-featherweight title while retaining his WBA lightweight strap vs. Leo Santa Cruz on October 31. Continue reading

Ryan Garcia: I’m not worried about Luke Campbell, here to conquer the lightweight division

Why Ryan Garcia Is In Position To Become Boxing's Undisputed Influencer In  2021

Highly-rated unbeaten lightweight contender Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) is expecting to knock out Britain’s Luke Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) in their title bout this weekend before moving on to bigger things – hoping to clear out a stacked division that features unbeaten champions: Gervonta Davis (24-0, 23 KOs), Devin Haney (25-0, 15 KOs) and Teofimo Lopez (17-0, 12 KOs).  Continue reading

Crawford’s trainer Brian McIntyre: Pacquiao or Spence, the purse must be split evenly

Terence Crawford has been led by Brian McIntyre since birth – The Athletic

Although a welterweight super fight vs. Errol Spence Jr (27-0) has been teased for years now, terms have never been agreed between he and fellow undefeated divisional champion Terence Crawford (37-0). Bud’s manager and head trainer Brian McIntyre said Spence’s comments at Canelo-Smith spoke volumes, as a 50-50 purse split remains the only offer they would accept. Continue reading

Canelo Álvarez outclasses Callum Smith, becomes a four-weight world champion

Canelo Alvarez outclasses Callum Smith, wins titles in fourth division - Bad Left Hook

WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr (27-0) was ringside and hinted at a potential future super fight against the Mexican beforehand, but Canelo Álvarez (54-1-2) and his brilliance simply broke Callum Smith (27-1) over twelve tough rounds to hand the Liverpudlian his first professional defeat, earning his WBA and WBC super-middleweight titles in the process. Continue reading

Whyte eager for in-ring return, while Povetkin not ready yet as retirement looms large

Photos: Dillian Whyte, Alexander Povetkin - Show Off Moves at Open Workout - Boxing News

After seeing domestic rival Anthony Joshua retain his world titles with a R9 KO victory against Kubrat Pulev inside Wembley Arena last weekend, Dillian Whyte (27-2, 18 KOs) is in no mood to wait much longer for a proposed rematch against WBC interim heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs), four months after a surprise fifth-round knockout defeat. Continue reading

Anthony Joshua earns R9 KO victory over Kubrat Pulev, retains his HW titles

Anthony Joshua (24-1) shook off ring rust and occasional nervy moments after an explosive third-round to blast IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev (28-2) – retaining his heavyweight titles with a ninth-round KO win. Naturally, the attention turns towards WBC champion Tyson Fury: there’s clear determination from their promoters to make a unification bout in 2021.

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Errol Spence Jr retains WBC, IBF welterweight titles with UD win vs. Danny Garcia

Boxing pros react to Errol Spence Jr's return win over Danny Garcia - Bad Left Hook

434 days since beating Shawn Porter in his last bout before his serious car crash, Errol Spence Jr (27-0, 21 KOs) returned with a reassuring display against Danny Garcia (36-3, 21 KOs) to retain his two welterweight titles while standing in good stead for tougher challenges to come next year. He won via unanimous decision (116-112, 116-112, 117-111) but wasn’t satisfied post-fight. Continue reading