On September 25 in Yekaterinburg IBF and WBC light heavyweight champion Arthur Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs) will fight Fanlong Meng (16-0, 10 KOs). The Chinese is the official contender for the title of International Boxing Federation.
The teams of the WBC middleweight champion Germall Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) and Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-2, 10 KOs) reached an agreement on the organization of the fight, which will be held in September or October in the United States. Official confirmation of the date of the fight is expected in the near future.
Shakur Stevenson (14-0, 8 KOs) officially vacated his WBO featherweight belt and moved to the super featherweight. The 22-year-old American fought for the last time in June when he defeated Felix Caraballo by technical knockout. Stevenson earned 400 thousand dollars for this performance.
Soon the name of the next opponent of Saul Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs), who will return to the ring on September 14 in the United States, will be announced. The financial problems of the DAZN platform are forcing the Mexican team to look for the cheapest opponent.
Boxing is reviving more and more on all continents. Australia’s largest fight in a few years will take place in Townsville on August 26: Tim Tszyu (15-0, 11 KOs) against Jeff Horn (20-2-1, 13 KOs). The gentlemen were to meet in April, but for obvious reasons, the duel was postponed. Now boxing fans can rejoice not only about the conduct of this fight.
Eric Gomez, the president of the Golden Boy promotion representing Saul Alvarez, says that next year we can see Canelo’s third fight against Gennady Golovkin. But for this, both opponents must agree with the terms of this fight, mainly financial.
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) praises the man who he beaten in the ring in February and took his belt Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs). All this once again struck IBF, WBA and WBO champion, Fury's compatriot, Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs).
The promotion organization Top Rank begins the process of terminating the contract with Jarrell Miller (23-0-1, 21 KOs) after the American has once again been doped. Big Baby was supposed to make his debut under the banner of a new promoter at an evening in Las Vegas on Thursday, but in the end, he was replaced by former title challenger Carlos Takam.
In a duel that didn’t make it to the ESPN broadcast of boxing evening in Las Vegas, welterweight Corey Champion (2-3, 2 KO) and Peter Cortez (2-2, 1 KO) simultaneously hit each other in one of the episodes with the right hand and both went on the floor. As a result, Cortez managed to recover faster from the missed punch, but Champion was also able to continue the fight and achieve a TKO victory in the first round.
Carlos Takam (39-5-1, 28 KOs) defeated Jerry Forrest (26-4, 20 KOs) by unanimous decision in the main event of Top Rank evening in Las Vegas. After ten rounds, the judges scored it 96-94, 97-93 and 98-92 in favor of the Cameroonian, fighting under the French flag.