Andrey Fedosov (31-3, 25 KOs) is likely to become a new opponent for Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs), who makes his heavyweight debut on October 12 in Chicago on the evening of Matchroom Boxing. Previously, Cameroonian Carlos Takam was considered for this role.
Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs) felt that the fight on road is. On Saturday in Chelyabinsk Yarde will face WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs). Yarde is in Russia for a few days, and from the outset strange failures pursue him. First it was lost baggage and then in the shower rooms of the hotel there was no hot water.
On Saturday in Chelyabinsk WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) will face Anthony Yarde (18-0, 17 KOs), the official challenger for the belt of World Boxing Organization. For Kovalev this will be the first defense of the title he regained in February after winning in the rematch with Eleider Álvarez. For the British it is the first opportunity in his career to win a world championship belt.
Ukrainian heavyweight Volodymyr Katsuk (3-0) will perform in the main event of the evening on August 31 in Kałuszyn, Poland. The opponent of the 31-year-old Odessa native, living in Warsaw at the moment, will be the local boxer Mateusz Tselepala (1-0, 1 KO). Katsuk was awarded with such an honor due to several injuries of the Polish boxers, which were originally planned in the main bouts of the evening.
On November 2 in Los Angeles WBC featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (36-1, 32 KO's) may hold a defense of his title in the fight against Jason Sosa (23-3-4, 16 KOs). Negotiations on this fight are nearing completion.
It seems that Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) will have to find a new opponent on Oct. 12 in Chicago, where the 32-year-old Ukrainian to make his heavyweight debut. Probably Carlos Takam (36-5-1, 28 KOs) is no longer Usyk's opponent.
The rematch between Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) and Luis Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs) should be held no later than the end of November. These terms are required by a contract that Wilder signed for the second bout with Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs). The Englishman and the American have entered into an agreement under which their rematch should be held on February 22. The bout will take place within the paid broadcast on TV channels ESPN and FOX.
The bout between WBC light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) and IBF belt holder Arthur Beterbiev (14-0, 14 KOs) has been officially confirmed. The fight will take placce on October 18 and will become the main event of the evening in Philadelphia at Liacouras Center arena. The evening of boxing will take place on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
Manny Robles the coach of Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs) commented on the controversial statement of Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs), who stated that he had lost to Ruiz in June by 'a lucky punch sent by the gods.'
Bonus show on location from the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA., for Navarrete vs. De Vaca on the latest edition of Top Rank Boxing on ESPN. 130 pound world champion Jamel Herring jumps on the show to give his immediate reaction to the fights, other world champs in his division, and the difficulties in making big fights, speaks on Tank Davis, Tevin Farmer, Joseph Diaz, Andrew Cancio, and more.