The film crew of the World boxing super series on the eve of the fight of the IBF cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev against former world champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk on October 21 in Newark, New Jersey, released a series of traditional short promo clips in which they show future opponents and their way to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
The World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final will be held in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia in May 2018 following an agreement signed in London between World Boxing Super Series organiser and owner Comosa AG and The General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia. The date and venue for the Final will be announced in due time.
Longtime leading German promoter Team Sauerland, which has been looking for a new long-term television partner, now has one, reaching an exclusive three-year deal with German free-to-air sports giant SPORT1, the company announced Tuesday.
Ukrainian featherweight Oleg Efimovich continues his preparation for the fight on November 4 in Monaco against former world champion Scott Quigg. At the moment Efimovich is in Carpathian mountings in the town of Tysovets, where together with his clubmate Artem Dalakyan, as well as two Spaniards partners – former world champion Kiko Martinez and unbeaten prospect Ibon Larrinaga brings the finishing touches to his conditions. In Monte Carlo Efimovich and Quigg will compete for the mandatory position for the WBA featherweight belt.
The third number of the IBF rating Carlos Takam will become the new opponent of world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua after his former rival Kubrat Pulev was forced to give up the fight because of a right shoulder injury. According to the event organizers, the contract for a duel with Takam has already been signed. According to the decision of the IBF, this fight will become an mandatory defense of the title by Joshua, since Takam ranked third in the ratings immediately after Pulev.
Bulgarian heavyweight Kubrat Pulev (25-1, 13 KOs) has injured his chest on October 6 and tried not to pay much attention to it during the training process, but the problem was aggravated. This happened in Bulgaria, where the challenger prepared for a fight with IBF, WBA, IBO world champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs).
Swedish representative Michaela Lauren kissed undefeated and undisputed welterweight champion Cecilia Brechus from Norway during their face off at the press conference at which they officially announced their fight on October 21 in Norwegian Stokka. Please mind that Mikaela traditionally kisses her rivals at posing for photographers face to face. Cecilia responded with a slap in the face.
Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) via his Twitter showed how he is gaining weight before the fight with Vasily Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs) of Ukraine. Rigondeaux who previously performed in the category to 55.3 kg will have to box at the division two categories above - at 59 kilos.
Russian Evgeny Gradovich and Australian TJ Doheny will fight for the position of mandatory challenger for the world champion title of International Boxing Federation (IBF) in the featherweight division on December 15 in Yekaterinburg.
Two WBA world featherweight champions Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares won their respective fights within one event at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Santa Cruz (34-1-1, 19 KOs) scored a KO victory in the eighth round over Chris Avalos (27-6, 20 KOs), and Mares (31-2-1, 15 KOs) won a technical decision over Andres Gutierrez (35-2-1, 25 KOs) due to the serious cut of his opponent.