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.”
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.”
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.
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.