Wladimir Klitschko and Antonio Tarver may be the next two who, according to the media, want to return to the ring. Former world champions posted photos from the training gym on social media, where Evander Holyfield is trying to restore his former shape.
Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) is known for having a punch in both hands, and this is where he sees his keys to victory over Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs). Lopez' father and trainer claims that his son punches, like a fighter from three categories heavier.
Felix Caraballo (13-1-2, 9 KOs) will be the next opponent of Shakur Stevenson (13-0, 7 KOs) during a Top Rank boxing event on June 9 in Las Vegas. WBO Featherweight Champion title held by Stevenson will not be at stake in this bout.
Terence Crawford (36-0, 17 KOs) announced on social networks that he had begun preparations for his next fight. WBO welterweight champion may return to the ring in the second half of July at one of the Top Rank events in Las Vegas.
Derek Chisora is ready to help Alexander Povetkin in his preparation for the fight against Dillian Whyte. Povetkin’s duel with Whyte was planned this month, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. There is a preliminary date in July, which, most likely, will not work either. The most likely date for today is late July or early August. Chisora has already spoken with Povetkin about flying to Russia, in order to help him preparing for Whyte.
On June 30th, Alex Saucedo (29-1, 19 KOs) and Sonny Fredrickson (21-2, 14 KOs) will fight at a boxing evening of Top Rank in Las Vegas. The duel was originally scheduled for April 25, but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mike Tyson is delighted with the idea of a third duel with Evander Holyfield, this time in the form of an exhibition charity fight. Twenty-three years ago, after the second battle, when Mike bit ear of Evander, the relationship between them left much to be desired. But the gentlemen have known each other for a long time, have already reconciled and have repeatedly appeared together in a number of events.
Bob Arum announced that he was awaiting the official approval of the Las Vegas authorities and athletic commission to organize boxing events without spectators in June and July. This should only be a formality, because such permission has already been obtained by UFC, which will return in Vegas on May 30.
Top Rank planned its first tournament after the coronavirus break on June 9th. The stable, run by Bob Arum, is about to organize three boxing nights in one week. Events will be held in Las Vegas without the participation of spectators.
Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs) is tired of waiting for the champion fight against Anthony Joshua (23-1-1, 21 KOs). The Bulgarian is a mandatory contender for the IBF heavyweight belt, and he was supposed to fight for the title last year, while Andy Ruiz Jr. was still the champion. Pulev agreed that Ruiz will meet Joshua once again provided that - as the International Boxing Federation (IBF) has confirmed in its statement - the winner of Ruiz vs Joshua fight will meet him until May 2020.