Sometimes it is hard when you have a busy day to keep up to date with what is going on in the boxing world, so we will highlight the main stories from around the world for you to have a browse and keep up to date.
Read on for today’s most notable headlines.
BELLEW TO FACE BOLONTI
Tony Bellew will defend his WBC Silver light-heavyweight title against Roberto Bolonti from Argentina on the undercard of Carl Froch’s IBF world super-middleweight title defence against Yusaf Mack. Bellew won the belt against Edison Miranda in September via 9th round TKO, and will be hoping for another victory to propel him towards a second shot at a world title.
EUBANK AND GALAHAD ADDED TO DEGALE-MOHOUMADI CARD
Chris Eubank Jr. will make have his 7th pro-outing on the undercard of James DeGale vs. Hadillah Mohoumadi on October 13th at Glow, Bluewater, Kent. Rising super-bantamweight star Kid Galahad will also feature on the undercard, and former British light-welterweight champion Lenny Daws is also in action as he looks to win the vacant European light-welterweight championship against Ville Piispanen.
Prizefighter The Lightweights takes place this weekend and the 8 man tournament features an array of up-and-coming talent and former champions. Derry Mathews and Anthony Crolla are the two stand out the names, and they could meet each other in the final as they are in separate halves of the draw. Full Draw: QF 1: Jamie Spence vs. Derry Mathews. QF 2: Patrick Liam Walsh vs. Terry Flannigan. QF 3: Anthony Crolla vs. Stephen Jennings. QF 4: Gary Sykes vs. Tommy Coyle.
KHAN SETS UP PROMOTIONAL COMPANY
Light-welterweight Amir Khan has set up his own promotional company along with promoter Denis Hobson. ‘Super Fight Promotions’ have already made their first signing – Commonwealth Bronze Medallist and brother of Amir Khan, Haroon Khan.
CARSON JONES READY FOR PURDY; WANTS BROOK REMATCH
American welterweight Carson Jones, who almost defeated Kell Brook earlier this year, will return to British soil in December to face Lee Purdy. Jones is confident of victory. “I think Purdy’s style is somewhat like mine, although I don’t think he has the ring smarts, experience or power to hold up against me, but credit to him for taking such a big step up,” Jones said in an interview with World Boxing News. Should Jones emerge victorious from his December clash, he is hopeful of rematching Kell Brook somewhere down the line. “A rematch with Kell Brook is all I have been thinking about since July 7th and I think there are a lot of questions that need to be answered from that fight. If Brook runs through Saldivia and picks up a world title, then he will have no choice but to give me the rematch I deserve,” Jones said.
BRADLEY-PETERSON 2 LIKELY FOR DECEMBER 15
According to sources, negotiations for a Lamont Peterson-Timothy Bradley rematch were on-going last night. Barry Hunter, Peterson’s trainer, won a 50k purse bid to promote Lamont Peterson vs. Zab Judah, but it’s likely that is just an insurance policy should a rematch with Bradley not materialise. The first fight between the two took place at 140lbs, with Bradley winning a decisive decision. Set to take place in Miami, the fight would be for Bradley’s WBO world welterweight title. WBA super-bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux will likely feature on the undercard.
MARES V MORENO CONFIRMED
Anselmo Moreno will step up to the super-bantamweight division on November 10th to challenge for Abner Mares’ WBC world championship. The fight is set to take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. Also on the card will be rising star and current IBF world bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, with his opponent to be announced in the coming weeks. Light-middleweight Alfredo Angulo returns to the ring as well, where he will fight Raul Casarez over 12 rounds.
HUCK BACK ON NOVEMBER 3RD
After two enthralling fights between first Alexander Povetkin, and then Ola Afolabi, Marco Huck returns to action on November 3rd at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Germany. His opponent will be former WBA champion Firat Arslan. If Huck successfully defends his WBO crown, he will have notched up 10 defences of his crown and will be the first German boxer to have achieved such a feat.
JERMAIN TAYLOR BACK NEXT FRIDAY
Former middleweight world champion Jermain Taylor makes his second comeback fight next Friday night against Raul Munoz at the Ameristar Casino in Saint Charles, Missouri.