A few weeks before the fight scheduled for August 22 against Alexander Povetkin (35-2-1, 24 KOs), WBC interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18 KOs) announced that he was ending his collaboration with the coach Mark Tibbs.
In a sparring like duel former world title challenger Jose Zepeda (32-2, 25 KOs) scored a pretty easy victory over Kendo Castaneda (17-2, 8 KOs) in the main event of the evening at the MGM Grand arena in Las Vegas. The scores were 97-93, 98-92, 98-92.
Cutman Jorge Capetillo, who worked in the corner of Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) during his “bloody” duel against Otto Wallin, said in an interview to Sky Sport that the “Gypsy King” was generous and supported him financially during coronavirus outbreak.
Live broadcast of the boxing event from MGM Grand in Las Vegas, USA, where, at the next evening in The Bubble of Top Rank, former two-time world title contender Jose Zepeda and Kendo Castaneda will hold a 10-round welterweight bout.
Everything goes to the fact that ultimately the fight of Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) and Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs) will be held in the UK. All negotiations regarding the organization of this bout in other places were suspended.
The first night of Premier Boxing Champions after the break of coronavirus will be held on August 8 at a television studio in Los Angeles. Jamal James (26-1, 12 KOs) and Thomas Dulorme (25-3-1, 16 KOs) will enter the ring in the main event of the evening and will battle for the WBA welterweight belt. This event was previously scheduled for July 25th.
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).