At the boxing evening in London David Price (25-6, 20 KOs) scored 10th round TKO over David Allen (17-5-2, 14 KO). Coach Darren Barker threw in the towel at the end of the round, when Allen in the corner said he could not continue the fight. In the course of the bout Price was able to take advantage of the difference in size and height advantage to outbox his opponent. Thus, most likely, Price saved his pro career further.
In the boxing evening in Oxon Hill Subriel Matias (14-0, 14 KOs) scored a TKO win over Maxim Dadashev after the 11th round in the IBF welterweight eliminator. At the time of the stoppage Matias was convincingly in the lead on points - 109-100, 108-101 and 107-102. Matias is now the official challenger for the world title, which is owned by Josh Taylor.
Unification lightweight bout for the three titles between two Olympic champions Vasyl Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) and Luke Campbell (20-2, 16 KOs) was officially announced. The meeting will be held on August 31 at the O2 Arena in London. WBA and WBO titles, owned by the Ukrainian, and vacant WBC belt will be at stake in this bout. In the US this night of boxing will take place in the broadcast at ESPN, in the UK it will be shown on the paid broadcast on Sky Sports.
Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) and Keith Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) officially passed the procedure of weigh-in on the eve of their fight on July 20 at the MGM Grand arena in Las Vegas, showing the same weight on the scales of 146.5 pounds. WBA welterweight title will be at stake in this fight. For Thurman this will be the second appearance in the ring after a two year layoff caused by problems with health.
The official ceremony of weighing took place on the eve of boxing evening at the O2 Arena in London, in the main event which Dilliana Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) will face Oscar Rivas (26-0, 18 KOs). The stakes in this battle are very high, as the winner will provide himself a meeting with WBC champion Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KO). Whyte was 259 pounds, Rivas was 239¼.
Former cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev (26-1, 19 KOs) has got a right shoulder injury and will not be able to meet Joey Dawejko (19-7-4, 11 KOs). The bout was supposed to become one of the main events of the boxing evening in Arlington scheduled for July 27. Organizers has not officially confirmed this information yet.
At the end of the year Ryota Murata (15-2, 12 KOs) will clash with Rob Brant (25-2, 17 KOs) for the third time. The American decided to use the option for a rematch, which was included in the contract for the second fight.
The final fight of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament in the first cruiserweight division between Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) and Yunier Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) will be held not earlier than this December. There will be three championship belts in 200 pounds at stake is this fight.
The main event of Saturday night of boxing at the O2 Arena in London will be a meeting of Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) with Oscar Rivas (26-0, 18 KOs). The stakes in this battle are very high, as the winner will provide himself a meeting with WBC champion Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs). On the eve of his bout Whyte and Rivas met at the final press conference, where they pose for the assembled media. In addition to the meeting of Whyte vs Rivas, this evening promises two heavyweight fights: Dereck Chisora will meet Artur Szpilka, and David Allen will face David Price.