Beterbiev questions Bivol’s eagerness to fight for undisputed, hopes deal can get done

Artur Beterbiev stands in his corner after defeating Joe Smith Jr during the light heavyweight title bout at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square...

Although he’s set to make a mandatory defence of his newly-won WBO light-heavyweight title before this year is up against Anthony Yarde, Artur Beterbiev hasn’t been shy about the fact he has bigger fish to fry at 175lbs: a undisputed fight with fellow unbeaten champion Dmitry Bivol.
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Beterbiev blasts past Smith Jr inside two rounds – sorry Yarde, there’s bigger fish to fry

Artur Beterbiev celebrates after defeating Joe Smith Jr, during their WBC,IBF and WBO light heavyweight Championship fight, at The Hulu Theater at...

This was billed as a clash of two heavy-handed champions, yet it was the boogeyman at 175lbs who raced to score four knockdowns en route to maintaining his unblemished record (18-0, 18 KOs). For all the talk surrounding Anthony Yarde’s WBO mandatory status for another world title shot, it’s increasingly difficult to see the powerful Brit overcome this test later this year. 
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Joe Cordina’s stunning R2 KO opens up possibilities in super-featherweight division

Joe Cordina knocks out Kenichi Ogawa during the IBF World Super Featherweight Title Fight between Kenichi Ogawa and Joe Cordina at Motorpoint Arena...

Joe Cordina became Great Britain’s second world champion from the 2016 Olympic team after blasting Kenichi Ogawa into submission with a punch-perfect second-round knockout this past weekend. While unified champion Shakur Stevenson was quick to put his hand up for a prospective future title matchup, the Welshman’s win has created more possibilities at 130lbs.
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Haney outclasses, comfortably outpoints Kambosos Jr to unify all four lightweight titles

Devin Haney celebrates after defeating George Kambosos Jnr, during their World Lightweight Undisputed Championship fight, at Marvel Stadium on June...

Some said there were flashes of Floyd Mayweather on show, others were underwhelmed and unsurprised by the outcome. Nonetheless, WBC lightweight titlist Devin Haney travelled to enemy territory and will return having made history as the eighth male undisputed champion in the four-belt era after a UD win (116-112, 116-112, 118-110) over George Kambosos Jr. Continue reading

Kambosos Jr involved in weigh-in drama before undisputed lightweight title bout vs. Haney

George Kambosos Jr. Speaks during the weigh in for the World Lightweight Championship bout between George Kambosos Jr. And Devin Haney at Margaret...

“Art of war baby, deception, let them believe this was done… everything is for a cause, a process, trust me.” Three-belt lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr insisted, having returned to the scales again and this time making weight (134.47lbs) ahead of his long-awaited title unification bout with WBC titlist Devin Haney. All things considered, should we believe him? Continue reading

Romero targets other lightweight stars after acquitting himself well before R6 TKO loss

Rolando Romero answers questions during a press conference at Barclays Center on April 07, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York.

Now the dust has settled, Rolando Romero (14-1, 12 KOs) is thankfully in more of a reflective mood than the one adamant he deserved an immediate Gervonta Davis rematch. The 26-year-old, who fared well before that fateful R6 TKO defeat, is now eyeing big fights with the rest of those headlining the lightweight division: Devin Haney, George Kambosos Jr and Ryan Garcia.
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Gervonta Davis retains WBA title, lands perfect R6 TKO punch to dismiss Rolando Romero

Gervanto Davis knocked Rolando Romero out during the 6th round of their fight for the WBA World Lightweight Championship on Saturday night at the...

He was distracted at times, animated in other moments and began this bout slowly but was importantly methodical with punch selection as Gervonta Davis abruptly ended an encouraging Rolando Romero display deep into round six, making the third defence of his WBA (Regular) lightweight title in-front of an arena-record 18,970 spectators at Barclays Center.

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Charlo chops Castano with R10 KO in back-and-forth rematch, becomes undisputed at 154lbs

Jermell Charlo exchanges punches in the ring with Brian Castano during their super middleweight title fight at Dignity Health Sports Park on May 14,...

After their first firefight last summer ended in a split draw, it’s no wonder this was nerve-racking for Jermell Charlo a second time. However, he was more intense and picked his moments better en route to a tenth-round stoppage vs. Brian Castano in their rematch. Beforehand, there was another early evening’s work for rising welterweight star Jaron Ennis in the co-main event. Continue reading

Jaron Ennis predicts dominant, eventual KO win over Custio Clayton overnight

Welterweight contender Jaron Ennis trains during a media workout for his upcoming fight against Custio Clayton at Churchill Boxing Club on May 11,...

Ahead of his heavily-anticipated return to the ring against Custio Clayton tonight, 24-year-old welterweight rising star Jaron Ennis has doubled down on his desire to make 2022 the best year yet: believing he will dominate and eventually stop an unbeaten Canadian (19-0-1, 12 KOs) who at 34, has a golden opportunity to skip the line, proving himself against the best at 147lbs. Continue reading

Canelo stresses patience is key in weekend’s light-heavyweight title battle with Bivol

Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez and Russian boxer Dmitry Bivol hold up their fists during their weigh-in ahead of the Canelo vs Bivol boxing match...

Ahead of his return to light-heavyweight against WBA champion Dmitry Bivol on Saturday night, the undisputed king at 168lbs has already stressed he won’t deviate from a plan that has proven decisive throughout his career to date. How will that insistence pan out against an unbeaten, savvy Russian operator who many critics are wrong in overlooking this weekend? Continue reading