The contract for the fight of WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and unbeaten American Markus Brown has not been signed yet, but the Russian boxer's team expects this fight to take place in the summer, promoter Katie Duva says.
WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is ready to try his hands in mixed martial arts and even named the desired opponents.
Dmitry Ivanov, manager of former heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin, commented on David Price's recent statement that Povetkin has something to lose and he hopes that the Russian will come out to fight him "clean."
In a fight for the vacant WBC super lightweight title, Jose Ramirez (22-0, 16 KOs) got a unanimous decision over Amir Imam (21-2, 18 KOs) at the Madison Square Garden in New York. The fight was going in a spectacular two way action, Ramirez was the aggressor and ultimately he celebrated the victory: 120-108, 117-111, 115-113.
2012 Olympic bronze medalist Oleksandr Gvozdyk (15-0, 12 KOs) got a unanimous decision over Mehdi Amar (34-6-2, 16 KOs) and won the vacant title of "interim" WBC light heavyweight champion at Madison Square Garden in New York. Gvozdyk dictated the pace of the fight from beginning to end, but there was also no danger of stoppage defeat for Amar during the battle. The scores were: 117-111, 116-112 and 118-110. Here's CompuBox statistics:
Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce (3-0, 3 KOs) got a KO victory in 38 seconds over American Donnie Palmer (9-2-1, 8 KOs) at the York Hall in London. After the battle, Joyce continued to call Dereck Chisora out.
Kathy Duva, promoter of WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev, said that she is in talks for a fight in the summer with undefeated American Marcus Browne. "We are negotiating with the Browne team but the fight is not confirmed yet," Duva said.
According to Kalle Sauerland, one of the organizers of World Boxing Super Series, former cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis will perform on the undercard of the tournament on May 11 in Saudi Arabia and in case of injury to one of the finalists, Oleksandr Usyk or Murat Gassiev, will be a substitute. Usyk and Gassiev meeting will have four championship titles and the Muhammad Ali Cup at stake.
On March 17 at Madison Square Garden in New York undefeated Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk (14-0, 12 KOs) will fight against French Mehdi Amar (34-5-2, 16 KOs). At the stake of the fight will be the vacant title of WBC interim world champion.
On March 18 in the New York at Madison Square Garden arena Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk will fight Frenchman Mehdi Amar for the vacant WBC interim light heavyweight title. On the eve of the fight the boxers passed the official weighing procedure, successfully meeting the limits of their weight category - 78.9 kilos.