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

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

UFC Vegas 16: Marvin Vettori rises to the occasion, beats Jack Hermansson

UFC Vegas 16 video highlights: Marvin Vettori outstrikes Jack Hermansson in  decision win - Bloody Elbow

Marvin Vettori – originally set to face Jacare Souza next weekend – took his golden opportunity on a week’s notice, beating #4 ranked middleweight contender Jack Hermansson by unanimous decision (49-46 x 2, 49-45) during a strike-heavy main event before calling out Paulo Costa (#2) next. Prior to that, were wins for Jamahal Hill and Gabriel Benitez among others. Continue reading

UFC 253: Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa exchange final pre-fight words

UFC 253 video: Paulo Costa taunts Israel Adesanya with white belt leading to scuffle - MMA Fighting

UFC 253 pits top-ranked middleweight contender Paulo Costa against defending champion Israel Adesanya in the headliner on Fight Island’s return during the early hours on Sunday morning. Compared with the card’s co-main event, this features plenty of bad blood between two athletes who don’t like one another and are itching to duel in the Octagon this weekend.   Continue reading