Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs), who is planning to return after more than six years of retirement, confirmed the date of his return and his opponent. The Argentinean in 2010-2014 was the world middleweight champion.
Michael Hunter (18-1-1, 12 KOs) broke up with Matchroom Boxing this week and is now looking for ways to fight in September. In the meantime Hunter shared his opinion about fights with two heavyweight stars WBC champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) and the official challenger for the WBC crown Matchroom fighter Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18 KOs).
IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (40-1, 35 KOs) continues his preparation for the mandatory defense of the title against Kamil Szeremeta (21-0, 5 KOs). The exact date of this fight is unknown yet, but, according to boxers' teams, the meeting may take place in October or November. Golovkin continues to prepare in his usual camp in Big Bear, California, but already under the guidance of new coach Jonathon Banks.
“The main thing is that Andy likes boxing again. At the moment he looks good and is back on the right track,” said Jorge Capetillo, a trainer who helps to prepare Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-2, 22 KOs).
Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) despite the fact that according to bookmakers he will be a fairly clear favorite in the third fight against Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs), he claims that he will not underestimate his rival.
It seems that Oscar De La Hoya is seriously considering the possibility of returning to professional sports. The former world champion in six divisions announced that he will begin sparring in two weeks.
Former world champion in two weight categories Jose Pedraza (27-3, 13 KOs) won by unanimous decision over Mikkel LesPierre (22-2-1, 10 KOs) in the main event of the evening in Las Vegas. After ten rounds, the judges scored it 100-88 and 99-89 twice.
After 7 days spent in the hospital due to Covid-19, Roberto Duran was discharged from San Fernando Hospital in Panama on Thursday.
As part of the first evening of boxing in Kiev, after the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the main event, Aram Fanyan (17-1, 2 KOs) of Sparta Boxing Promotion scored a spectacular KO victory in the first round with precise body punch over Nadzir Bakshiyev (5-10-3) from Belarus. The time was 1:12.