Former world light welterweight champion Amir Khan (34-5, 21 KOs) said that he had signed a contract for a fight with Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs). The bout is scheduled for November 8 in Saudi Arabia.
In just a few days we can find out the date of the rematch between Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) and Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs). Eddie Hearn the promoter of Joshua announced that two possible dates for the second clash for championship titles WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion are considered.
This time Danny Z and Michael "Shep" Shepherd talked to James "Buddy" McGirt about his two fights with Pernell Whitaker, Kovalev vs Canelo, being elected into the Boxing Hall of Fame, fight reviews and previews etc.
Daniel Dubois (12-0, 11 KOs) after a convincing victory over Nathan Gorman said that he wanted more complex tests. 21-year-old Briton believes that he will soon be able to get a fight for the title.
Eddie Hearn told the details of the agreement with WBC on Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) vs Oscar Rivas (26-0, 18 KOs) fight, scheduled for July 20 in London. At stake is the fight there will be the title of an "interim" WBC heavyweight title and mandatory challenger status to "full-fledged" belt, currently owned by Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs).
Ray Vargas (34-0, 22 KOs) scored a unanimous decision victory over Tomoki Kameda (36-3, 20 KOs) and defended his WBC super bantamweight title. This fight was the main event of the evening in Carson, California.
Olympic heavyweight champion Tony Yoka (6-0, 4 KOs) scored a third round TKO win over Alexander Dimitrenko (41-6, 26 KOs) in the French Antibes. 27-year-old boxer had his first fight after a year's break caused by disqualification by doping commission. For Dimitrenko it was the third defeat in a row.
Gerald Washington (20-3-1, 13 KO) knocked out Robert Helenius (28-3, 17 KO) in the eighth round at the boxing evening in Minnesota. The duel ended with American forehand right. Before the stoppage 35-year-old Washington was losing on points. For a boxer from the United States it was a return to the ring after a loss to Adam Kownacki.
Shakur Stevenson (12-0, 7 KOs), storming the tops of welterweight divisions, knocked out in the third round Alberto Guevara (27-5, 6 KOs) in the main event of the evening in his hometown of Newark. The WBO NABO belt was at stake in this duel.
21-year-old Daniel "Dynamite" Dubois (12-0, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over previously undefeated 23-year-old Nathan Gorman (16-1, 11 KOs) to claim the vacant British heavyweight title. The time was 2:41.