Representatives Oscar Valdez and Shakur Stevenson have almost completed a deal for a featherweight title unification bout scheduled for April 30 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, broadcast on ESPN. Valdez holds the WBC title, while Stevenson is the WBO champion.
Joe Smith Jr. (28-3, 22 KOs) after an early victory over Steve Jeffrard expressed a desire to unify the titles and challenged Artur Beterbiev (17-0, 17 KOs). Beterbiev holds the IBF and WBC light heavyweight titles.
Mauricio Suleiman announced that in the spring there will be a rematch between Stephen Fulton (20-0, 8 KOs) and Brandon Figueroa (22-1-1, 17 KOs). The fight will take place in the USA, but the president of the WBC federation has not yet announced the exact date.
Eddie Hearn announced that one of the countries of the Middle East had received an offer to organize a fight for the title of absolute lightweight champion between George Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs) and Devin Haney (27-0, 15 KOs). The duel should take place in May.
WBO World Light Heavyweight Champion Joe Smith Jr. (28-3, 22 KOs) scored a ninth-round stoppage victory over a late substitute Steve Jeffrard (18-3, 12 KOs) in the main event of the evening at the Turning Stone Resort casino in Verona, New York.
Sergei Gorodnichev, former member of the coaching staff Wladimir Klitschko, who was in charge of working with sparring partners, shared his opinion on who would win in a duel between Vitali Klitschko and Oleksandr Usyk.
“I was one hit away from becoming the world champion in the fight with Bivol,” believes Joe Smith Jr. (27-3, 21 KOs), who will face Steve Jeffrard (18-2, 12 KOs) to defend his WBO light heavyweight title this Saturday.
In his first WBO light heavyweight title defense Joe Smith Jr. (27-3, 21 KOs) is a clear favorite to win with a late sub Steve Jeffrard (18-2, 12 KOs). This fight will take place in the US on ESPN and in the UK on BT Sport starting at 5:00 AM CET (6:00 AM CET). You can also watch this evening of boxing on the Megogo media service starting at 3:30.
According to the American media, Terence Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) has earned over $21 million in his last five pro appearances. A few days ago, the American accused his former promoter Bob Arum of acting against his interests, exposing the boxer to large financial losses.
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