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.
FURY WANTS HAYE
Heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury has continued his calls for David Haye to fight him. The former British and Commonwealth champion, who vacated his belts rather than face Liverpool’s David Price, has said that he wants to fight Haye before looking to do battle with the Price. “I’m going to upset the British public by knocking out Haye then Price. Haye first as he’s better than Price and I know they won’t fight each other. The fight will end by KO!” Fury told World Boxing News.
SELBY VS. LINDSAY OFF
The proposed fight between defending British and Commonwealth featherweight champion Lee Selby and challenger Martin Lindsay, has been called off after Selby was taken ill. Selby took ill last night and was assessed by a doctor this morning who deemed him unfit to box. Lindsay will still fight on the card, which is headlined by Carl Frampton vs. Steve Molitor, with his opponent to be announced shortly.
AGBEKO ISSUES CHALLENGE TO RIGONDEAUX
Joseph Agbeko has issued an open challenge to current WBA super-bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux. “I want to throw a challenge to Guillermo Rigodeaux!…If Rigo really wants those fights against Mares and Donaire, then he need to fight some big names like Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko to prove himself,” Agbeko said in a recent interview with World Boxing News.
BRADLEY-PETERSON REMATCH POSSIBLE
After failing to land a rematch against Manny Pacquiao, WBO world welterweight champion Timothy Bradley could be set to rematch Lamont Peterson on December 15th. “Peterson is one of the names being discussed, but we’re not prepared to have an announcement yet. We’re talking with Bradley and his people and we ll know something later in the week. Peterson is being discussed but it’s not anywhere near finalized,” Bob Arum, Bradley’s promoter, told RingTV.com. The first fight between the two took place down at 140lbs and, while it was a competitive fight, Bradley was a decisive winner.
KHAN DOESN’T RULE OUT HATTON FIGHT
Former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Amir Khan hasn’t ruled out the possibility of fighting Ricky Hatton – who makes his comeback to the ring on November 24th. “Down the line you never know what can happen in the sport, and if it makes sense, and our paths cross, then you can never rule out the possibility of us sharing a ring,” Khan wrote in a recent article for boxingscene.com. Khan, who has suffered back-to-back defeats and looks set to link up with Virgil Hunter as his new trainer, returns to the ring on December 15th against an opponent to be announced.
HARRISON COULD FACE BURNS-MITCHELL WINNER
Lightweight Scott Harrison, who made his comeback to boxing this year after a 7 year absence, could, potentially, face the winner of tonight’s world title bout between Ricky Burns and Kevin Mitchell. “Who knows, if he does what he thinks he can do, and we will see, he could end up fighting the winner of these two guys. And what a fight that would be,” said Frank Warren.
ROACH WANTS MAYWEATHER NEXT FOR PACQUIAO
Freddie Roach wants Manny Pacquiao to fight Floyd Mayweather next, and, he also revealed that Juan Manuel Marquez was not Manny’s desired choice of opponent for his December 8th return to the ring. “Marquez was not first choice. We wanted Mayweather. I hope we get Mayweather next,” said Roach.
SALIDO-GARCIA, LARA-VANES DOUBLEHEADER
Orlando Salido will defend his WBO world featherweight title against Mikey Garcia on November 10th in Las Vegas on HBO. That fight will be the main event, and the co-feature sees Erislandy Lara vs. Vanes Martirosyan in a WBC title eliminator with the winner putting himself in a position to fight current WBC champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
CHAVEZ-MARTINEZ PPV NUMBERS
HBO have reported that last weekends fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez generated 475,000 PPV buys with a $25 million revenue. HBO had a projected buy-rate of 250,000 PPV sales, and they expect that, as more figures are collected, the current buy-rate will increase further.
GABE ROSADO IN LINE FOR TITLE SHOT
Gabriel Rosado is in line to face Cornelius Bundrage for Bundrage’s IBF world light middleweight title after defeating Charles Whittaker via TKO in round 10 of their title eliminator last night.