Boxing news: Shocking pro vs amateur KO, Canelo and Sergey Kovalev face-to-face, Gervonta Davis next fight

19 Sep

Here is a round-up of the best of today’s boxing news…

Deontay Wilder reveals three-fight plan

He’s already announced that his upcoming contest at the end of this year will be the second fight with Luis Ortiz.

When asked for his three-fight schedule, Wilder told ThaBoxingVoice: “After Ortiz, it’d be Fury. Then after Fury, s***, it’d be Ruiz.

“I’m gonna call it into existence, I think Ruiz gonna beat [Anthony] Joshua. And when he do, it’ll be me and him.

“I’m looking for Ortiz, Fury, Ruiz and that’s how I’m willing to go – back to back to back.”

If all goes to plan, Wilder and Fury will meet again next year
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Uproar as amateur boxer is ‘brutally and criminally’ KOd by pro, stretchered out of ring

There was a moment of massive controversy at the AIBA World Boxing Championships on Wednesday as a professional boxer brutally knocked out an amateur.

Since the 2016 Olympics, pros have been allowed to enter some of the competitions traditionally belonging only to amateurs and this has led to continuing debate over safety with headguards also recently removed.

This debate has now intensified following the super-heavyweight quarter-finals.

Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov is 6-0 (6 KOs) as a rising professional and scored a huge KO of highly-touted American starlet Richard Torrez, who is yet to turn over.

Torrez had to be stretchered out of the ring as a result and was tended to by medical professionals.

Paulie Malignaggi still wants Conor McGregor fight

When asked if he’d still be willing to settle their feud in the ring, Malignaggi told Jim White on talkSPORT: “Yeah, course. Totally, I’d fight him winner takes all, I’ve said that for years.

“Whoever loses doesn’t get a penny, I’d be all for that.

“In the Octagon he beats me, come on. We can do it bare-knuckle, we can do it boxing.”

Canelo Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev come face-to-face

The pair met for the first time at the press conference ahead of their fight on November 2.

Deontay Wilder reveals questionable way he plans to stream Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua rematch

When asked if he’d be attending the bout in Saudi Arabia, the American told ThaBoxingVoice: “Nah, I ain’t gonna be able to attend. I got a lot of s*** going on.

“I’mma try to watch it, we’ll see what happens. I don’t have – what is it going to be on? DAZN?

“My homeboy’s probably gonna call me and we’ll FaceTime each other.”

Wilder will find a way to watch the rematch
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Tommy Fury updates on boxing return plans

“Hopefully I’m looking to get out again before Christmas but there are a lot of opportunities on the table and we have to assess everything as it comes.

“I’ve got far more opportunities from a boxing perspective now.

“Before I went into Love Island, nobody cared. Even with my surname, I had done nothing as an amateur so nobody cared and I’m well aware of that.

“Now it’s different because the following is there and I’m known quite a lot.

“Love Island has been a game changer for my boxing career but I just need to keep my feet on the ground and head screwed on. That’s the trick to being successful.

Tommy is looking to win world titles like his older brother
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Gervonta Davis hints at December return

Davis recently vacated his WBA super-featherweight title, moved up to lightweight and has been linked with a fight against Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Boxing news: Shocking pro vs amateur KO, Canelo and Sergey Kovalev face-to-face, Gervonta Davis next fight

19 Sep

Here is a round-up of the best of today’s boxing news…

Deontay Wilder reveals three-fight plan

He’s already announced that his upcoming contest at the end of this year will be the second fight with Luis Ortiz.

When asked for his three-fight schedule, Wilder told ThaBoxingVoice: “After Ortiz, it’d be Fury. Then after Fury, s***, it’d be Ruiz.

“I’m gonna call it into existence, I think Ruiz gonna beat [Anthony] Joshua. And when he do, it’ll be me and him.

“I’m looking for Ortiz, Fury, Ruiz and that’s how I’m willing to go – back to back to back.”

If all goes to plan, Wilder and Fury will meet again next year
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Uproar as amateur boxer is ‘brutally and criminally’ KOd by pro, stretchered out of ring

There was a moment of massive controversy at the AIBA World Boxing Championships on Wednesday as a professional boxer brutally knocked out an amateur.

Since the 2016 Olympics, pros have been allowed to enter some of the competitions traditionally belonging only to amateurs and this has led to continuing debate over safety with headguards also recently removed.

This debate has now intensified following the super-heavyweight quarter-finals.

Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov is 6-0 (6 KOs) as a rising professional and scored a huge KO of highly-touted American starlet Richard Torrez, who is yet to turn over.

Torrez had to be stretchered out of the ring as a result and was tended to by medical professionals.

Paulie Malignaggi still wants Conor McGregor fight

When asked if he’d still be willing to settle their feud in the ring, Malignaggi told Jim White on talkSPORT: “Yeah, course. Totally, I’d fight him winner takes all, I’ve said that for years.

“Whoever loses doesn’t get a penny, I’d be all for that.

“In the Octagon he beats me, come on. We can do it bare-knuckle, we can do it boxing.”

Canelo Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev come face-to-face

The pair met for the first time at the press conference ahead of their fight on November 2.

Deontay Wilder reveals questionable way he plans to stream Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua rematch

When asked if he’d be attending the bout in Saudi Arabia, the American told ThaBoxingVoice: “Nah, I ain’t gonna be able to attend. I got a lot of s*** going on.

“I’mma try to watch it, we’ll see what happens. I don’t have – what is it going to be on? DAZN?

“My homeboy’s probably gonna call me and we’ll FaceTime each other.”

Wilder will find a way to watch the rematch
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Tommy Fury updates on boxing return plans

“Hopefully I’m looking to get out again before Christmas but there are a lot of opportunities on the table and we have to assess everything as it comes.

“I’ve got far more opportunities from a boxing perspective now.

“Before I went into Love Island, nobody cared. Even with my surname, I had done nothing as an amateur so nobody cared and I’m well aware of that.

“Now it’s different because the following is there and I’m known quite a lot.

“Love Island has been a game changer for my boxing career but I just need to keep my feet on the ground and head screwed on. That’s the trick to being successful.

Tommy is looking to win world titles like his older brother
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Gervonta Davis hints at December return

Davis recently vacated his WBA super-featherweight title, moved up to lightweight and has been linked with a fight against Yuriorkis Gamboa.

Tyson Fury’s brother Tommy looking to make boxing return ‘before Christmas’ after Love Island fame and has eyes on becoming a champion

19 Sep

Tommy Fury says he wants to make a return to boxing this year following his success on reality TV show Love Island.

The light-heavyweight, who is the younger brother of heavyweight Tyson Fury, had two professional fights before appearing on the ITV show in the summer where he finished second with girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague.

Tommy is looking to win a world title just like his older brother Tyson did
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He suggested he could take up to a year out of the sport to cash in on his new found fame, but it now looks like he’ll make a swift return to boxing.

But Fury, who has a professional record of 2-0-0, also says he will not take part in any fights he’s not ready for.

The 20-year-old said: “Hopefully I’m looking to get out again before Christmas but there are a lot of opportunities on the table and we have to assess everything as it comes.

“I’ve got far more opportunities from a boxing perspective now.

“Before I went into Love Island, nobody cared. Even with my surname, I had done nothing as an amateur so nobody cared and I’m well aware of that.

“Now it’s different because the following is there and I’m known quite a lot.

“Love Island has been a game changer for my boxing career but I just need to keep my feet on the ground and head screwed on. That’s the trick to being successful.



“People might try to rush me now because of my profile but I still have a lot to learn about the game.

“That will happen because I’ve got my dad [John Fury] by my side and no decision will be made without him. He will always know where I’m at with my boxing, what fights I can take and what fights I should take.

Fury came second on Love Island with girlfriend Molly-Mae
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“My dad will never let me have a fight I’m not ready for and that’s why I’m confident in the team around me because the fights I’m having will be at the right time.”

Fury has big shoes to fill considering who his brother is, though he has a long way to go before emulating his older sibling’s success.

But Fury insists he wants to follow in Tyson’s footsteps and become a world champion.

He added: “I want to be a world champion for sure, make no mistake about that.

Fury is targeting a return to boxing this year
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“I wouldn’t even be putting the gloves on if I didn’t think I would become one.

“It’s too hard of a sport to do unless you feel like that.

“And let’s have it right, I can make money in a lot easier way now. I don’t really need boxing but I want to do it because I have a passion and I want to do it.

“I can do everything now for my own pleasure because of the position I’m in but some fighters will be saying to promoters, ‘F***ing hell, I need to fight, I need money for the rent’.

“I’ve got the money now but I still want to do it for my own pleasure and ambition.

“I feel like a fighter who feels like that can go all the way.”

Paulie Malignaggi EXCLUSIVE: Retired fighter still wants Conor McGregor and would come back for ‘winner takes all’ bout

19 Sep

Paulie Malignaggi insists his feud with Conor McGregor is still not over and he would be willing to come out of retirement to finally settle it.

The two-weight boxing world champion quit the sport in 2017 before returning to combat earlier this year for a bare-knuckle fight against McGregor’s friend and teammate Artem Lobov.

Paulie Malignaggi held world titles at super-lightweight and welterweight, but retired in 2017
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Although he wholeheartedly refutes the decision, Malignaggi lost to Lobov by UD.

Regardless, he is still willing to compete again as he is adamant his feud with the Irishman is not over.

Malignaggi told Jim White on talkSPORT: “The thing that bothers Conor about me more than anything is the fact I pulled his card before everybody else realised it.

“The whole having no guts and being a quitter. Nobody knew that and in the past few years all he’s done is prove me right.

“I think he knew subliminally that I was always right about him and I think he didn’t like it.”

Conor McGregor has not fought since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov last October
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The former boxer has a long running feud with the MMA star stemming back to a leaked sparring video from 2017 and debate over whether a knockdown took place in McGregor’s favour.

When asked if he’d still be willing to settle it in the ring, Malignaggi replied: “Yeah, course. Totally, I’d fight him winner takes all, I’ve said that for years.

“Whoever loses doesn’t get a penny, I’d be all for that.

“In the Octagon he beats me, come on. We can do it bare-knuckle, we can do it boxing.”

Malignaggi lost his bare-knuckle debut to Lobov
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The 38-year-old concluded: “He’s a massive flop in general, he’s a better salesman than he is a fighter.

“Has he ever defended a title in the UFC? What has he done.

“He’s shot at 31 years old. At 31 years old I won my second world championship.

“You can’t tell me the guy’s shot at 31 years old? Come on.”

Boxing news: Deontay Wilder reveals three-fight plan order for fights with Tyson Fury, Andy Ruiz Jr and Luis Ortiz

19 Sep

Deontay Wilder has already got his next three fights mapped out in his head, and they’re not going to be quiet ones.

The WBC heavyweight champion has two big rematches planned, plus a potential undisputed title bout to round off 2020.

Deontay Wilder knocked out Luis Ortiz in a sensational fight last March
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He’s already announced that his upcoming contest at the end of this year will be the second fight with Luis Ortiz.

When asked for his three-fight schedule, Wilder told ThaBoxingVoice: “After Ortiz, it’d be Fury. Then after Fury, s***, it’d be Ruiz.

“I’m gonna call it into existence, I think Ruiz gonna beat [Anthony] Joshua. And when he do, it’ll be me and him.

“I’m looking for Ortiz, Fury, Ruiz and that’s how I’m willing to go – back to back to back.”

Fury and Wilder are set to clash again in February 2020
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Anthony Joshua will look to avenge his loss against Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch on December 7
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Providing he comes through the Ortiz rematch, it’s already well known that Wilder will get the Fury fight he desires.

It’s also been confirmed that a two-way rematch clause exists in this contract to guarantee a trilogy contest, so long as the loser decides to activate it.

However, Wilder doesn’t expect this to scupper his plans and continued: “Yeah it’s a rematch clause in there.

“But he ain’t gonna exercise that after I whoop his ass the second time and knock him out again. We ain’t have to worry about that.

“He don’t even wanna fight now, that’s why he ran from the rematch.”

Boxing news: Deontay Wilder reveals three-fight plan order for fights with Tyson Fury, Andy Ruiz Jr and Luis Ortiz

19 Sep

Deontay Wilder has already got his next three fights mapped out in his head, and they’re not going to be quiet ones.

The WBC heavyweight champion has two big rematches planned, plus a potential undisputed title bout to round off 2020.

Deontay Wilder knocked out Luis Ortiz in a sensational fight last March
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He’s already announced that his upcoming contest at the end of this year will be the second fight with Luis Ortiz.

When asked for his three-fight schedule, Wilder told ThaBoxingVoice: “After Ortiz, it’d be Fury. Then after Fury, s***, it’d be Ruiz.

“I’m gonna call it into existence, I think Ruiz gonna beat [Anthony] Joshua. And when he do, it’ll be me and him.

“I’m looking for Ortiz, Fury, Ruiz and that’s how I’m willing to go – back to back to back.”

Fury and Wilder are set to clash again in February 2020
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Anthony Joshua will look to avenge his loss against Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch on December 7
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Providing he comes through the Ortiz rematch, it’s already well known that Wilder will get the Fury fight he desires.

It’s also been confirmed that a two-way rematch clause exists in this contract to guarantee a trilogy contest, so long as the loser decides to activate it.

However, Wilder doesn’t expect this to scupper his plans and continued: “Yeah it’s a rematch clause in there.

“But he ain’t gonna exercise that after I whoop his ass the second time and knock him out again. We ain’t have to worry about that.

“He don’t even wanna fight now, that’s why he ran from the rematch.”

Boxing news: Uproar as amateur boxer is ‘brutally and criminally’ KOd by pro, stretchered out of ring

19 Sep

There was a moment of massive controversy at the AIBA World Boxing Championships on Wednesday as a professional boxer brutally knocked out an amateur.

Since the 2016 Olympics, pros have been allowed to enter some of the competitions traditionally belonging only to amateurs and this has led to continuing debate over safety with headguards also recently removed.

This debate has now intensified following the super-heavyweight quarter-finals.

Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov is 6-0 (6 KOs) as a rising professional and scored a huge KO of highly-touted American starlet Richard Torrez, who is yet to turn over.

Torrez had to be stretchered out of the ring as a result and was tended to by medical professionals.

He later confirmed he was okay with a message on social media.

The incident provoked two different reactions with some furious at the pro/amateur contest and others defending it.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman declared that the fight was ‘brutal and criminal’.

However, he was contradicted by those who pointed out that Torrez was far from inexperienced himself.

Boxing news: Anthony Joshua says he ‘grieved’ lost world heavyweight titles after shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr

19 Sep

Anthony Joshua says he had to ‘grieve’ his lost heavyweight titles following his shock knockout defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in June.

The Brit suffered a first career loss at the hands of Ruiz Jr after being unable to continue past the seventh round at Madison Square Garden.

Anthony Joshua will look to avenge his loss against Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch on December 7
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Subsequently, AJ was forced to hand over his IBF, IBO, WBA (Super) and WBO world heavyweight titles to the Mexican in one of the biggest upsets in boxing.

Joshua will look to reclaim his world titles when he faces Ruiz Jr in a rematch in Saudi Arabia on December 7.

Speaking about the fallout from the defeat, the 29-year-old said: “I think I had to grieve and ask myself all the questions you would expect.

Andy Ruiz Jr shocked the world by beating AJ over the summer
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“People say ‘you lost’, I call it a blip.

“I can’t wait to get in there and fight him. Every time I have fought a champion I have risen to the occasion.”

AJ insists he will take a different approach to his fight when he faces Ruiz Jr in Diriyah.

The bout is expected to be worth a whopping £82million.

AJ added: “I need to start taking this approach to my fights where I’m a bit more lively.

“I know I’m capable of it. There is too much at stake.

“If I go in there where I’m switched on, a time like the Ruiz fight where I am so relaxed, that might be the difference.”

Boxing news: Deontay Wilder expected Tyson Fury to lose after Otto Wallin cut, promises to ‘pop it right back open’ in their rematch

19 Sep

Deontay Wilder has declared that he was shocked Tyson Fury emerged victorious from his fight with Otto Wallin on Saturday night.

The ‘Gypsy King’ survived a big scare to beat the valiant Swede despite suffering a massive cut and fighting most of the bout with his vision severely impaired on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Despite being knocked down twice, many felt Fury outboxed Wilder in their draw last December
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When established that the horrific gash – which came about in round three – was caused by a punch, it became apparent that Fury was on the verge of defeat.

Watching on from home, Wilder feared their plans for a rematch were about to collapse.

He admitted to ThaBoxingVoice: “Otto Wallin was doing a great job, especially when he cut him over the eye.

“I thought he was going to get a stoppage. It looked like it was three inches wide and two inches deep.

“That’s the worst cut besides the [Vitali] Klitschko and Lennox [Lewis] fight. That was the worst cut I’ve seen in my life.”

Had Fury’s cuts forced a stoppage, he would’ve lost
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In the end, Fury made it to the final bell and won by unanimous decision, setting up a second fight with Wilder next year.

The WBC heavyweight champion continued: “I can’t wait. I hope they heal well, and I can’t wait to see Mr Fury.

“That’s not my problem if he’s ready or not. He signed the contract. That’s his problem. He better get ready.

“No matter what he does, when he fights me, it [the cut] is going to open right back up. I’m going to pop it right back open.

“He can get plastic surgery, duck tape or staples, super glue or hot glue, cement glue. S***, he can go get some of that flex glue. It ain’t even going to matter.”

Boxing news: Deontay Wilder reveals questionable way he plans to stream Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua rematch, insists he won’t pay

19 Sep

Deontay Wilder has revealed that he plans to watch the Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua rematch via alternative means, as he still hasn’t downloaded DAZN.

The new US streaming service, which launched with Eddie Hearn’s stable of boxers last year, are direct competitors to Wilder’s broadcasters and even tried to sign him earlier this year.

Deontay Wilder holds the WBC heavyweight title
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However, the WBC heavyweight champion ultimately stayed loyal to Al Haymon’s PBC broadcast partners Showtime/FOX amid a tense landscape in boxing politics.

AJ’s rematch with Ruiz Jr is the biggest fight on DAZN at the end of this year and bares massive relevance to Wilder as the winner will be his fellow heavyweight champion.

When asked if he’d be attending the bout in Saudi Arabia, the American told ThaBoxingVoice: “Nah, I ain’t gonna be able to attend. I got a lot of s*** going on.

“I’mma try to watch it, we’ll see what happens. I don’t have – what is it going to be on? DAZN?

“My homeboy’s probably gonna call me and we’ll FaceTime each other.”

Joshua will seek revenge over Ruiz when they go head to head once again in Saudi Arabia on December 7
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Pressed further on the questionable way he plans to witness the fight, Wilder explained: “Nah, it’s just, I say that because it’s been the routine ever since it came out.

“I never thought about downloading it because every time the fight comes somebody will hit me who already has got it on.

“I’ll be watching it through that. When you get into a habit of some s*** you already know what to expect, like, ‘Alright, they’re gonna call me.’

“I’mma keep the tradition alive, why change it?”