A former contender for the IBF heavyweight title Carlos Takam (36-5-1, 28 KO) has signed a promotional contract with Star Boxing. 38-year-old Cameroonian has recently been declared as the enemy Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs), who makes his heavyweight debut on October 12 in Chicago. However, it seems, that the Ukrainian will be forced to find a new opponent.
Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs) in the interview to ESPN Deportes said that he was not going to fight Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) on December 7 in Saudi Arabia. The Mexican believes that the clause of rematch in the contract for their first fight does not oblige him to comply fully with the will of AJ's promoter and requires a new contract before the second fight, given his new claims.
Raimonds Zeps the manager of Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) in an interview to Sportacentrs.com said that, contrary to the information announced by ESPN, there's no certainty that the final match of WBSS tournament in the cruiserweight division between his fighter and Yunier Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) will take place on December 14 in Riga.
The bout between Derek Chisora (31-9, 22 KOs) and Joseph Parker (26-2, 20 KOs) is one of the possible fights that can take place at the evening on December 7 in Riyadh, in the main event of which Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 КОs) will have a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs).
On August 24 in Chelyabinsk WBO world 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 belt, he won in February in the rematch against Eleider Álvarez. In the United States this evening of boxing will take place at ESPN. For the British it will be the first opportunity in his career to win a world championship belt.
Today Matchroom Boxing officially announced the signing of WBO Super Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders (28-0, 13 KOs). The unbeaten British, who was previously managed by Frank Warren, will now appear at the evening, which will be held in the United States on DAZN , and in the UK - on Sky Sports.
At the boxing evening in Philadelphia the former super featherweight champion Jason Sosa (23-3-4, 16 KOs) stopped Liddell Haskell Rhodes (27-4-1, 13 KOs) in the seventh round. During the meeting, Rhodes hit the floor three times.
At the boxing evening in Texas Virgil Ortiz, Jr. (14-0, 14 KOs) scored his 14th victory as a pro. The talented 21-year-old boxer defeated Antonio Orozco (28-2, 17 KOs) by TKO in the sixth round, who a year ago went the full distance with WBO and WBC junior welterweight champion Jose Carlos Ramirez. Golden WBA welterweight title was at stake in the meetings Ortiz vs Orozco.
At the evening of boxing in Mexico Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (51-3-1, 31 KOs) after two years of layoff successfully returned to the ring. Former middleweight champion stopped in the first round Evert Bravo (25-11-1, 19 KOs). The outcome of the battle was decided by the left hook to the body. The time was 1:22. Chavez Jr., planning to fight at super middleweight or at light heavyweight divisions, and now he wants to cross gloves with Alfredo Angulo.
On Saturday evening from Top Rank in Philadelphia Robeisy Ramírez (0-1) made his debut in the professional ring. Two time Olympic champion unexpectedly lost to Adan Gonzalez (5-2-2, 2 KO) by split decision.