Smith Eliminator, Hearn changed his mind about signing “Tank”, Broner’s opponent


Promoter Eddie HearnMatchroom Boxing)
claimsthat the WBC sanctioned the final eliminator in light heavyweight (up to 79.4 kg) – it will meet No. 2 and No. 3 in the organization’s ranking of the former champion in the division below Briton Callum Smith (28-1, 20 KOs) and prospect from France Mathieu Boderlik (21-1, 12 KOs).

The winner will become the official contender for the WBC champion – on June 18 in New York (USA), Russian Artur Beterbiev (17-0, 17 KOs) and American Joe Smith (28-3, 22 KOs) will fight for three belts (WBC, IBF and WBO ). The current champion of the organization is a fighter from the Russian Federation.

On this topic: Beterbiev is just on another level – an interview with the champion’s coach

Ex-conqueror of four weight divisions American welterweight (up to 66.7 kg) brawler Adrien Broner (34-4-1, 24 KOs) confirmed
rumors that on July 23 in Chicago (USA) he will measure his strength with former world champion compatriot Omar Figueroa Jr. (28-2-1, 19 KOs). They say that the duel will show FOX channel.

Same promoter.
Hearn stated, which stops attempts to sign the WBA World lightweight champion (up to 61.2 kg) American Gervonta Davis (27-0, 25 KOs). According to him, the other day he received a letter from Mayweather Promotions. They threaten legal action, as Gervonta is still on their contract.

Probellum Promotion Company officially confirmed that on July 13 in Tokyo (Japan) two legends will meet in a rematch, two conquerors of four weight divisions: the local WBO super flyweight champion (up to 52.2 kg) Kazuto Ioka (28-2, 15 KOs) will fight with 40-year-old Filipino Donny Nietes (43-1-6, 23 KOs). The first fight took place in December 2018, ended with a minimal victory for Nietes (SD 12).

The Filipino, by the way, is a member of the 40+ Club. Read our story Gennady Golovkin and the top of the coolest boxing veterans who are already over 40.

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