Bob Arum said he is working with the Nevada state authorities to create a new security protocol that will allow boxing evenings with limited audience participation. The new rules may take effect in December, when Tyson Fury's third fight against Deontay Wilder may take place.
Matchroom Boxing has officially announced that the highly anticipated fight of Derek Chisora (32-9 23 KOs) and Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) will take place on October 31 in London. Due to the increase in the number of cases of coronavirus in the UK, the duel will be held without spectators. Broadcast in the UK will be via the pay-per-view system on Sky Sports, in the US it lands on the DAZN platform.
Shannon Briggs announced his readiness to replace Roy Jones in a duel against Mike Tyson. The exhibition duel of the legendary champions was to take place in September. The clash was later postponed to November. Following the postponement, Roy Jones announced that he was expecting an increase in his fee, and recently stated that he may have made the mistake of agreeing to confront Iron Mike.
The Ring magazine's website has published the results of a survey of journalists and boxing experts about the outcome of the final in the WBSS cruiserweight tournament, in which Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) and Uniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) will meet. The overwhelming majority of survey participants chose Briedis as the winner. 14 experts saw the Latvian as the owner of the Muhammad Ali Trophy, and the Cuban was chosen as the winner by half of the respondents - 7 people.
Five World Championship fights will take place on Saturday at the Premier Boxing Champions event in Uncasville. The Charlo brothers will perform in two main fights of the evening. The American brothers are the favorites by the bookmakers in their fights.
At the boxing event on September 20 in Dnipro, Ukraine, heavyweight Viktor Vykhryst (3-0, 3 KOs) scored an early victory over Gabriel Enguema (10-10, 6 KOs) of Spane. The fight ended on the last seconds of the third round, when, after a missed right straight to the jaw, Enguema was knocked out hard.
Adrien Broner (33-4-1, 24 KO) spent a week in jail in August. Prior to that, he made announcements about his rap album. Ultimately, however, the former world champion in four weight classes decided to return to where he previously did best - to the ring.
Yuniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) will put his IBF belt at stake in the WBSS cruiserweight Finale this Saturday in Munich against Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs). The current champion of the International Boxing Federation in 200 pound limit can also become the owner of the vacant belt of The Ring magazine.
WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) has begun preparations for his third bout against Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs), scheduled for December 19. The Briton has three months to get in shape. While he is doing light training and talking to his American coach Javan Hill, who replaced Ben Davison last December.