Former two weights world champion David Haye is confident that his next opponent Tony Bellew won't be able to take his punches when they will collide on March 4 in London.
“People have short memories, - Haye told Boxing News. - You’re only as good as your last fight. My last fight was a two round knockout in a packed O2 arena but it was against a guy no one had ever heard of so a lot of people judge your whole life on that last fight. My next fight will be against Tony Bellew who I’ll knock out in a couple of rounds and I’ll be judged on that – ‘Oh, he was only a cruiserweight, it doesn’t really mean anything,’” Haye said. “I don’t think it’s a test. I think it’s a fun fight. It’s a fun fight for the fans. That’s what it is. A fight doesn’t have to be a test to be a fun fight. If I have my worst night at the office, and he has his best night at the office, I’ll still knock him out. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to prepare.”
WBA #15 ranked heavyweight Jun Long Zhang (15-0, 15 KOs) scored first round knockout victory over former world cruiserweight title challenger Rogelio Omar Rossi (18-5-1, 11 KOs).
With the win over Rossi Jun Long Zhang retained WBA Oceania heavyweight title.
Ringstar Sports has added one of the most exciting prospects to emerge from the 2016 Olympic Games, super heavyweight gold medalist Tony Yoka.
"It is a great pleasure for me to welcome our first Olympic gold medalist, Tony Yoka, to Ringstar," said Richard Schaefer, Chairman & CEO of Ringstar Sports. "Tony's skills in the ring speak for themselves and combined with his tremendous charisma, he will transcend boxing and become a global superstar and ambassador for our sport in short order. I am pleased to work with Tony and his team to make his dream of becoming the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World a reality."
WBO lightweight world champion Terry Flanagan (32-0, 13 KOs) form UK will face Russian Petr Petrov (38-4-2, 19 KOs) on April 8 in Manchester.
Also on this card Liam Williams (16-0-1, 11 KOs) will face Liam Smith (23-1, 13 KOs) for the WBO European super welterweight title.
Golden Boy Promotions in association with ZR Entertainment announced a multi-fight deal with former three-division world champion and Olympic Gold medalist Yuriokis “El Ciclón de Guantánamo” Gamboa (25-1, 17 KOs).
“I am looking forward to winning yet another world title, and I know Golden Boy Promotions is the perfect place to help guide me,” Gamboa said. “Though I have recently had some long stretches of inactivity, that stops today, and I will take on anyone, anytime, to achieve my goal of recapturing a championship belt.”
Former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson made his debut as a singer with a song named "If You Show Up":
Former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury posted on the Twitter photos of his cars. He also tweeted that he is "living the dream, spending all the cash".