On August 28 at the boxing event without spectators in Indio, California, former world champion in three weight categories Jorge Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) will fight Javier Fortuna (35-2-1, 24 KOs). The WBC Diamond lightweight belt is at stake.
Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) will not return to the ring before November. It is also possible that, due to his political career, Pac Man will not have a single fight this year.
In the summer of 2021, the first battle of WBC champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) and WBA, WBO and IBF champion Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) may take place. At least that's what promoter Eddie Hearn hopes for. Fighters agreed to hold two fights next year with the first battle taking place in the UK, and the second in another country.
There was an official confirmation that on August 22 at the Matchroom Boxing event there will be a fight of the interim WBC heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18 KOs) against Alexander Povetkin (35-2-1, 24 KOs). The fight will take place without the participation of the audience.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission along with the Top Rank promotion decided to change the safety protocol used on boxing evenings after a break of coronavirus pandemic. It was initially established that if any member of the boxing team passes a positive coronavirus test, the boxer himself is automatically removed from the fight card.
A live broadcast of a boxing event from Mexico, where in the main event super featherweight world champion Miguel Berchelt will hold a non-title 10-round lightweight fight against his fellow countryman Eleazar Valenzuela. The fight will take place on Saturday evening at the TV Azteca studio in Mexico City. In the US, it will be broadcast on ESPN starting at 8 pm ET.
Jason Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs) score a stoppage victory over Leonardo Baez (18-3, 9 KOs) when the latter was unable to continue the fight after the seventh round in the main event of the evening organized by Top Rank in Las Vegas.
The legendary Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran (103-16, 70 KOs) celebrated his 69th birthday ten days ago. Today, unfortunately, he is in the hospital.
Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-2, 22 KOs) is getting ready for a comeback. The Mexican with pleasure, as he says, will shut up the mouth to Dillian Whyte (27-1, 18 KOs), but so far, among the possible candidates for meeting with him there are other opponents.
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