AM TO PM: COTTO REJECTS TMT; PETERSON KEEPS IBF BELT; POVETKIN OPEN TO HAYE FIGHT.


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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.

COTTO REJECTS TMT PROMOTIONS
According to BoxingScene.com, former WBA light-middleweight champion, Miguel Cotto has rejected the opportunity to sign with newly formed TMT (The Money Team) Promotions. It’s believed that Cotto is happy with his current status as a free agent at this point in his career. He is scheduled to return to the ring in December.

POVETKIN OPEN TO FIGHTING HAYE
WBA world heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin is open to fighting David Haye in England. Povetkin, who faces mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman on September 29, is also interested in fighting either one of the Klitschko brothers. “I am definitely ready for a Klitschko, but I am also interested in fighting Haye in England, that is a most interesting contest,” said Povetkin.

PETERSON KEEPS IBF TITLE, MUST FACE ZAB JUDAH
Lamon Peterson will remain as the IBF light-welterweight champion after the organisation received a report from an independent physician. The report, in short, says that the levels of testosterone found in Peterson’s system “are consistent with the therapeutic use of the hormone and not for the purpose of performance enhancement.” Additionally, the IBF have ordered Peterson to face his mandatory challenger, Zab Judah. A date for the fight will be announced as soon as both parties reach an agreement on a suitable date.

MARQUEZ WANTS PACQUAIO DECISION SOON
Juan Manuel Marquez is eager for Manny Pacquaio to decide on who his next opponent will be so that Marquez can move on and begin preparation for his next fight. Marquez is hoping to hear from his promoter, Bob Arum in the very near future, but even if a fourth fight with Pacquaio doesn’t come to fruition, Marquez still wants to fight before the end of this year. ”I hope to talk to him at any moment, either in person or by telephone to find out who I’m going to fight. But I haven’t received any news and I want to close the year out by defending one of my titles,” Marquez told notifight.com.

FRANK WARREN TO PROMOTE GROVES-ANDERSON REMATCH
Promoter Frank Warren has won the purse bids for the right to stage the much anticipated rematch between Kenny Anderson and George Groves for Groves’ British super-middleweight title.  Warren submitted the winning bid yesterday, but a date and venue for the clash has yet to be announced.

MCPHILBIN-DICKINSON ON UNDERCARD OF PRICE-HARRISON
Former British cruiserweight champion, Shane McPhilbin will have the chance to regain his belt when he takes on Jon Lewis Dickinson for the vacant title on the undercard of David Price v Audley Harrison. McPhilbin recently lost his title to Enzo Maccarinelli with the latter choosing to vacate.

HEFFRON V BARNES TITLE ELIMINATOR
The bout between welterweights Ronnie Heffron and David Barnes on October 12 has been upgraded to a British title eliminator. The fight takes place in Salford, and is being promoted by Coldwell Boxing.

GARY BUCKLAND V STEVEN FOSTER
British super-featherweight champion Gary Buckland will defend his title against former European champion Steven Foster. Hatton Promotions won the purse bid for the contest, which is set to take place on October 5th.  No venue has yet been announced.

 

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