Dereck Chisora says Dillian Whyte is "dreaming" about a world title fight against Deontay Wilder and remains confident their rematch will go ahead this year.
The British heavyweight rivals shared a thrilling battle in December, which saw Whyte emerge with a split decision victory, and the Brixton man has suggested he could pursue a shot at WBC champion Wilder instead of a return fight.
Lawrence Okolie has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing.
The 24 year old’s decision to turn over is the latest step in a remarkable rise, having been inspired by Anthony Joshua’s London 2012 Olympic gold medal win while he was working in McDonalds.
Duco Events, which co-promotes WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, has entered discussions with Al Haymon about a Wilder vs. Parker WBC/WBO unification bout. “We’ve read the WBO rules and if they sanction unification, it can override a mandatory,” Duco boss David Higgins told Sky Sports. “There are some options to look at and we’re looking at all of them.
Today was officially confirmed that former WBO and current IBO cruiserweight world champion Marco Huck (40-3-1, 27 KOs) will face WBC #1 ranked contender Mairis Briedis (21-0, 18 KOs) for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title.
The WBC title fight between Huck and Briedis will take place on April 1 in Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany.
James Ali Bashir, longtime assistant trainer of former two-times world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, shared his thoughts on upcoming fight between Klitschko and current IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
“It gonna be tough for Wladimir Klitschko to win that fight, because there are so many things upside for Anthony Joshua - he is young, he is strong, he is powerful, he is undefeated, he is a champion. How old is Joshua? 28? And Wladimir Klitschko will be 41 when he steps in the ring. It’s an uphill battle for Wladimir Klitschko. He should outbox, outslick, outmaneuver Anthony Joshua.
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