Oscar Rivas (27-1, 19 KOs) and Bryant Jennings (24-4, 14 KOs) will challenge the vacant WBC world title in the newly created bridgerweight category. This was announced by Mauricio Suleiman, president of the World Boxing Council.
On April 17, at the Matchroom Boxing evening in Hollywood, Florida, Magomedrasul Majidov (3-0, 3 KOs) will have his next professional bout. The 34-year-old Azerbaijani heavyweight will face the Russian Andrey Fedosov (31-3, 25 KOs).
Teddy Atlas believes that although Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) is considered a stronger boxer than Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs), the King of Gypsies has a better chance of winning early in their fight for the title of the undisputed heavyweight champion.
Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs) will have his first fight since losing the championship belts to Anthony Joshua on May 1 when he crosses gloves with Chris Arreola (38-6-1, 33 KOs). For several months, the Mexican trained with the new coach Eddie Reinoso, and, as he himself claims, the training brought very tangible results.
On Wednesday, the media training took place before the rematch of Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs) with Dillian Whyte (27-2, 18 KOs). The boxers will cross gloves on Saturday in Gibraltar for fans to watch their second fight live. The event will take place at the Europa Point sports complex. Local authorities have set a limit of 500 viewers. The broadcast will take place on the DAZN platform.
Two heavyweight legends Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield will not be fighting yet. According to Holyfield's team, talk of a meeting scheduled for May 29 at Miami Stadium has ended in fiasco. Iron Mike allegedly turned down a guaranteed $25 million in royalties offered to him.
Gervonta Davis (24-0, 23 KOs), one of the most talented of the younger generation of fighters, faces serious problems with the law following his car accident.
On March 27, the long-awaited rematch of Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs) with Dillian Whyte (27-2, 18 KOs) will take place. The stake in this fight will be the interim WBC heavyweight belt. In the first fight, Povetkin twice visited the floor, but knocked out Whyte. Michael Hunter (19-1-1, 13 KO), who spent all twelve rounds with the Russian in 2019, is betting that Sasha will again defeat the Body Snatcher on Saturday.