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.
HATTON TO BE GRANTED LICENSE
Former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton is set to be granted a license by the British Boxing Board of Control, subject to passing a medical. The Hatton return rumour has been doing the rounds for the past few months, and it would appear that rumour was true. A press conference is scheduled for tomorrow where it is widely expected Hatton will confirm his return to the ring.
GROVES STRIPPED OF TITLE, ANDERSON TO FIGHT REID
George Groves has been stripped of his British super-middleweight title after the BBBoC decided to declare the belt vacant as Groves failed to defend the belt against his mandatory challenger, Kenny Anderson. Anderson will now fight Robin Reid for the vacant belt on the undercard of Kell Brook vs. Hector Saldivia on October 20th in Sheffield.
ROY JONES JR. INTERESTED IN CLEVERLY FIGHT
Roy Jones Jr. has admitted to having an ambition to fight in the UK before he eventually decides to retire from the sport, and a fight with WBO light-heavyweight champion is something which appeals to him. “…If Nathan Cleverly wants me to come to 175lbs and take his belt, I might try that. That’s not a bad fight at all. Tell Nathan’s guy to call me and we might make that happen,” Jones Jr. said.
50 CENT AND PACQUIAO TO JOIN FORCES
It would appear that 50 Cent is to join forces with Manny Pacquiao in a joint promotional venture. 50 recently set up his own promotion outfit, named The Money Team Promotions, but that would appear to be going no further. “50 Cent and I have been talking now for maybe the last two months. They approached us with the idea to form a promotional company. Initially it was going to be 50 Cent, Manny and Floyd. But right now I don’t think Floyd is going to be a part of it,” Michael Koncz, Pacquiao’s advisor, explained to boxingscene.com.
BRADLEY FUMES AT PACQUIAO
Tim Bradley, who defeated Manny Pacquaio in June this year to become the WBO world welterweight champion, is fuming that Manny has chosen Juan Manuel Marquez as his next opponent instead of himself. “What the public needs to know is Pacquiao, their No. 1 dude, doesn’t care about his loss,” Bradley told The Desert Sun. “In my eyes, chicken (expletive), chicken, chicken, chicken. I’m too much for these boys, man,” Bradley concluded.
BRONER BACK IN NOVEMBER
Former WBO super-featherweight champion Adrien Broner, who is now fighting in the lightweight division, will return to the ring on November 17th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Broner was originally scheduled to be back in action on the 3rd of November, but that wasn’t to be. A potential opponent for him could WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco who defeated John Molina via 1st round TKO last weekend. Seth Mitchell will fight Johnathon Banks on the undercard.
ABRIL-BOGERE VENUE ANNOUNCED
Richard Schaefer has told boxingscene.com that Richard Abril will defend his WBA lightweight title against Sharif Bogere at the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on November 3rd. The fight will be televised on Showtime.
MARES-MORENO TO BECOME A QUADRUPLE-HEADER
The November 10th bout between Abner Mares and Anselmo Moreno is to become part of a quadruple-header. The fight is set to take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, and will be televised on Showtime. Heavyweight Chris Arreola and the returning Alfredo Angulo will be on the card. The fourth fight is yet to be announced, but it is thought that it will involve featherweight contender Gary Russel Jr..
DE LA HOYA BACKS HATTON COMEBACK
Oscar De La Hoya has given his support to Ricky Hatton’s potential comeback to the ring, but has ruled out ever fighting him. “He’s still only 33 and who is to say he should not do this. I support him 100 per cent. I am in fighting shape, but I’m 39 and my body would not take it. Nothing will lure me back into the ring, not even the prospect of fighting Ricky,” De La Hoya told The Daily Mail.