Tim Tszyu (17-0, 13 KOs) and Dennis Hogan (28-3-1, 7 KOs) made the light middleweight limit at the official weigh-in ceremony in Newcastle, Australia. Tszyu was 152¾, while Hogan was 153 pounds. At stake in their fight there will be the WBO Global belt.
According to TMZ, the legendary MMA fighter 45-year-old Anderson Silva has signed a contract for a boxing match with the 35-year-old former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The fight will take place on June 19 in Mexico as part of the tournament, in the main event of which there will be an exhibition duel between Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and Hector Camacho Jr.
Egis Klimas, the manager of the former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk does not exclude that the Ukrainian boxer can try his hand at the UFC.
Wasserman, one of the world's largest sports agencies, has bought out Sauerland Promotion, and made a new brand Wasserman Boxing.
Dillian White's promoter (28-2, 18 KOs) Eddie Hearn would like to lead his fighter to fight Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs). The fight, according to recent statements by Mauricio Suleiman, may have the status of the final eliminator of the WBC heavyweight title.
April 12 is the deadline by which the date and place of the fight for the title of undisputed world heavyweight champion of Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) and Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) should be officially confirmed. The fight for the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF titles is scheduled for July.
One of the best fighters in the UFC will face off against Oscar De La Hoya, who will return to the ring on July 3 after a 12-year retirement. The names of Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal are featured in the media on this occasion.
Mairis Briedis said that only a unification fight with Lawrence Okolie can keep him in the cruiserweight division. The Latvian has been planning a transition to the heavyweights for several months, where he may debut in May.