Thursday, 10 October 2013

News of The Day

Catch up on all the news in the boxing world from the past few days!


After his fight with Ray Narh tomorrow night, Jessie Vargas wants a shot at Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez next, providing the veteran gets past Bradley.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum predicts that the fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley this weekend will do between 350,000 and 400,000 PPV buys. He also believes Pacquiao Vs Rios can reach 750K.

WBO light-heavyweight champ Sergey Kovalev looks set to face Ismayl Sillakh (21-1, 17 KO's) on November 30th on the Stevenson-Cloud bill.

A fight between Leo Santa Cruz and Cristian Mijares has fell through. Cruz now looks set to face Cesar Seda next on December 14th on the undercard of Marcos Maidana Vs Adrien Broner on Showtime.

Orlando Salido says he is targeting a rematch with recent victor Mikey Garcia at 130lb (super-featherweight) providing he beats Orlando Cruz at featherweight this weekend.


Veteran promoter Frank Maloney has decided to retire from all professional boxing after more than 30 years in the sport as a manager and promoter.

Hot London prospect Georgie Kean, who recently made his highly-awaited debut at the Copper Box, will return to the same arena next month on November 30th for his 2nd pro fight. The young star sold near to 1,000 tickets for his first fight and has been compared to Ricky Hatton for his style and popularity.

Stephen Smith was today unveiled as Matchroom Boxing's latest signing at the Barker-Sturm press conference.

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has turned down a fight with unbeaten American Terence Crawford for Ricky Burns. Wants to make an instant rematch between Burns and Raymundo Beltran.

Rumors of heavyweight legend Lennox Lewis' potential comeback caused Twitter to go crazy this morning with British fans giving their thoughts on his potential '$100 million dollar fight' with Wladimir Klitschko.

Derry Mathews has left Coldwell Boxing and signed a 5-fight deal with Frank Warren, beginning on December 7th in Liverpool where he will likely challenge for the European title.

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