The live broadcast of the boxing evening from the Copper Box Arena in London, in the main event of which Charlie Edwards (14-1, 6 KOs) will meet Angel Moreno (19-2-2, 6 KOs) for the WBC World bantamweight title. For 26-year-old Edwards, this will be the first defense of his World Boxing Council title he won in December. For Moreno this will be the first chance in his professional career to challenge the championship belt.
A live broadcast of the boxing evening from Costa Mesa, California, in the main events of which the Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev (26-1, 13 KOs) will meet the Romanian Bogdan Dinu (18-1, 14 KOs). For Pulev, this will be the first fight after signing with Top Rank. Also this evening, the former world champion Jesse Magdaleno (25-1, 18 KOs) will have a 10-round featherweight bout against Rico Ramos (30-5-14 KOs).
“The Ring” journalist Mike Coppinger, citing his sources, said that the undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksander Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) will face Carlos Takam (36-5-1, 28 KOs). Fighters’ teams have reportedly reached an agreement.
The undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksander Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) shared his Instagram photo with the former heavyweight division king Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs). Boxers held a training session at the sports complex in Koncha-Zaspa, Ukraine, after which Usyk thanked the compatriot for the experience. “Thank you for the experience, Champ!” Usyk signed the picture.
Russian super heavyweight Alexander Povetkin agrees to a fight Oleksander Usyk, Dillian Whyte or Luis Ortiz. This was stated by Vadim Kornilov the manager of Povetkin.
In Krasnoyarsk, Russia the championship in sports slaps took place. The tournament was held on the Olympic system, the looser eliminates. The rules were as follows:
The fight between Oleksander Usyk and former cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev depends on the plans of the Ukrainian boxer. This was reported by Lebedev’s manager Vadim Kornilov.
WBA and WBO lightweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) do not believe that Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KOs) will return to the lightweight division:
Vasyl Lomachenko joins Now or Never to rate different topics like possibly going the distance with Anthony Crolla, Mikey Garcia vs. Errol Spence Jr., Canelo Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather Jr., trash talking and MMA.
Former world welterweight champion Victor Postol (29-2, 12 KOs) may fight next on April 27 against the Frenchman Mohamed Mimoune (21-2, 2 KOs). “I'm on the 4th line of the WBC rating, and Mimoune is on the 3rd line. When the WBC congress was in Kiev, Mauricio Suleiman appointed us to fight, which can be called eliminator - the one who wins, will stand in line for the world title. If everything goes well, the battle will take place on April 27th,” Postol said.