According to rumors, the fight between the current and former unified American welterweight champions Errol Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) and Keith Thurman (30-1, 22 KOs) will take place on December 17, that is, the week after the fight between WBO belt holder Terence Crawford (USA) and challenger David Avanesyan (Russia).
Columnist Nestor Gibbs (Tha boxing voice)
advises take your time, because “I don’t even remember that fights of this magnitude were announced 5 weeks before the date of the fight. Will they have time to hold a full promotion, including two press conferences in different cities of the country? And does this fight even need such promotion? Let’s not forget that Thurman is one of the best speakers in the world of boxing.”
Do you know why Crawford and Spence didn’t agree on a fight? Teofimo Lopez has the answer.
The WBO middleweight champion from Kazakhstan Zhanibek Alimkhanuly (13-0, 8 KOs) refused the holder of the interim WBC title Dominican Carlos Adames (22-1, 17 KOs), who had previously accepted the challenge of his colleague.
Zhanibek, he respects Adames and considers him a good boxer, but “you know me, since we previously had at least 50 rounds of sparring. You’re just not a world champion. If you want to fight me, take the title from Jermall Charlo first. He definitely doesn’t want to fight me. When you have a championship belt in your hands, then I will gladly accept your challenge.
Earlier, Alimkhanuly said that he is a “middleweight nightmare.”
WBA flyweight champion Ukrainian Artyom Dalakyan (21-0, 15 KOs) will indeed soon make his debut away defense of the championship belt. Vice President Union Boxing Promotions Dmitry Eliseev confirmed that the fight with mandatory contender Costa Rican David Jimenez (12-0, 9 KOs) will take place “at the end of January in Europe.”
Nacion Boxeo We are sure that the fight will take place on January 28 in London (England) as part of the Arthur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde show.
Meanwhile, Yard’s coach opened up: I was crying. And Gvozdyk explained that Beterbiev is not who they think he is.
On February 25, on the island of Bohol (Philippines) in the IBF eliminator, two local fighters of the first flyweight weight will meet – Mark Weislles (17-0-1, 10 KOs) and Reggie Suganob (12-0, 4 KOs). The fighters are respectively No. 4 and No. 6 in the ranking of the organization. Hector Flores (Mexico) and Cristian Araneta (Philippines) refused the eliminator.
The winner of Weisless vs Suganob fight for the title of IBF champion. The current belt holder is Sivenati Nontshinga of South Africa (won Flores for the vacant title).
Former world champion American veteran of the first middleweight Austin Trout (35-5-1, 18 KOs) apparently quit boxing – signed a contract with the promotion Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC)that is, will fight with bare fists.
The veteran claims that he “has been watching the promotion for a long time and is delighted with the level of organization. Therefore, I gladly accepted the challenge, thereby starting a new chapter in my career.”
Despite this, according to BoxRecTrout on December 9 in Hidalgo (Texas, USA) will fight (according to boxing rules) with a certain
Jose Sanchez (20-2-1, 12 KOs) from Mexico.