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Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Jr set for vacant IBF lightweight title

Harry Kettle - January 15, 2024

Vasiliy Lomachenko and George Kambosos Jr are set to battle it out for the vacant IBF lightweight championship. In the current era of professional boxing, lightweight is easily one of the most exciting divisions in the sport. There are so many world class fighters to get pumped up about and for the most part, they’re stepping up and fighting one another when called upon.

Artur Beterbiev
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Artur Beterbiev stops Callum Smith & opens door for Dmitry Bivol fight (Video)

Fernando Quiles - January 14, 2024

Artur Beterbiev’s knockout streak continued when he finished Callum Smith, and now he seeks undisputed gold against Dmitry Bivol. Beterbiev put his WBC, IBF, and WBO light heavyweight titles on the line against Smith this past Saturday night. Going into the fight, Smith’s lone career loss was against Canelo Alvarez. He had never been knocked out in a fight either, but that changed at the hands of Beterbiev.

Francis Ngannou
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REPORT | Francis Ngannou changes training camps for Anthony Joshua boxing match

Josh Evanoff - January 12, 2024

Francis Ngannou will be training in Saudi Arabia for his boxing match against Anthony Joshua. Earlier this month, ‘The Predator’ signed a deal to return to the boxing ring. Just a few months removed from his split-decision loss to Tyson Fury, Francis Ngannou signed a deal to face Anthony Joshua. The March 8th heavyweight clash was only possible due to Deontay Wilder’s upset loss last month to Joseph Parker.

Francis Ngannou and Anthony Joshua
Francis Ngannou

Michael Bisping explains why Anthony Joshua deserves “a lot of respect” for accepting boxing match with Francis Ngannou: “Doesn’t really gain anything with a win”

Susan Cox - January 12, 2024

Michael Bisping is explaining why Anthony Joshua deserves ‘a lot of respect’ for accepting a boxing match with Francis Ngannou. Anthony Joshua (27 wins – 3 losses) will meet Francis Ngannou (0 wins – 1 loss) in a 10-round heavyweight boxing match on Friday, March 8th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Daniel Cormier questions Francis Ngannou's underdog status against Anthony Joshua: "A guy Andy Ruiz knocked out"

Josh Evanoff - January 9, 2024

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier believes Francis Ngannou will shock Anthony Joshua in their March boxing match. Earlier this month, ‘The Predator’ made his return to the boxing ring official. Just a few months removed from a split-decision loss to Tyson Fury, Francis Ngannou will face another high-profile boxer. This time around, he will face the red-hot Anthony Joshua, who is riding a three-fight winning streak.

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Jorge Masvidal

Ariel Helwani confirms Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz 2 is in the works for 2024

Harry Kettle - January 9, 2024

Ariel Helwani has confirmed that Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz 2 is in the works for a possible boxing match later this year. Many years ago, Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz fought one another over the inaugural BMF championship. It was seen as something of a gimmick, but their main event showdown at UFC 244 in New York City pulled in a lot of fans. Due to the bout ending via doctor stoppage, many have always wanted to see a rematch. However, now that they’ve both left the UFC, it didn’t seem likely.

Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz
Jorge Masvidal

REPORT | Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz boxing match targeted for February 28th

Josh Evanoff - January 8, 2024

According to Josh Thomson, Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz will meet again under boxing rules later this year. ‘Gamebred’ recently made headlines, announcing his intentions to exit retirement. Now, the announcement didn’t exactly shock too many. Since Jorge Masvidal’s retirement last April, he’s routinely teased a return. For his first bout back, he’s been heavily linked to a rematch with Nate Diaz.

Tony Weeks
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Referee Tony Weeks reveals shocking reason for his early stoppage in Ortiz-Lawson fight

Cole Shelton - January 8, 2024

Tony Weeks has responded to the criticism he faced for his stoppage in the Vergil Ortiz Jr.-Fredrick Lawson boxing fight on the weekend. Ortiz Jr. improved to 20-0 with a first-round TKO over Lawson, but many fans were angry at the stoppage. Weeks appeared to stop the fight early and after the fight, DAZN’s Beto Duran said Weeks told him he saw Lawson’s eyes roll back which is why he stopped it.

Francis Ngannou, Tyson Fury
Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou on a potential rematch with Tyson Fury: “It’s going to happen”

Susan Cox - January 8, 2024

Francis Ngannou is speaking out on a potential rematch with Tyson Fury. It was on Saturday, October 28th of last year, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that Francis Ngannou made his first professional boxing debut against Tyson Fury.

Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder

Report | Deontay Wilder targeted to face interim WBO heavyweight champion Zhilei Zhang on the ‘Joshua vs. Ngannou’ undercard

Harry Kettle - January 8, 2024

Boxing star Deontay Wilder may wind up fighting Zhilei Zhang as part of the Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou card later this year. Just a few days before Christmas, Deontay Wilder made his return to the boxing ring for the first time in over a year. He went head to head with Joseph Parker, with the expectation being that he’d earn a fight with Anthony Joshua with a victory.

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Boxing referee Tony Weeks under fire (again) for head-scratching stoppage in Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Fredrick Lawson fight

Fernando Quiles - January 7, 2024

Tony Weeks was once a renowned referee in the world of boxing, but following two recent blunders many have been calling for him to retire. Weeks was on duty for the significant return of an emerging young boxer. Vergil Ortiz Jr. had been out of action since August 2022. The promising undefeated fighter dealt with nasty COVID-19 bouts, as well as rhabdomyolysis, which led to his inactivity. Ortiz didn’t get much time to reacclimate himself to actual competition when he faced Fredrick Lawson on January 6, and while his handiwork played a role, it was Weeks who expedited the process, and most believe he had no business stopping the fight when he did.

Francis Ngannou
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Pro fighters react after Francis Ngannou books boxing match with Anthony Joshua

Chris Taylor - January 6, 2024

Several pro fighters have reacted after news broke that Francis Ngannou will be boxing Anthony Joshua this coming March. It was just yesterday afternoon when MMA journalist Ariel Helwani announced that the former UFC heavyweight champion, Ngannou (0-1), had booked his second professional boxing bout against former WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (27-3).

Francis Ngannou, Anthony Joshua
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Francis Ngannou releases first statement after booking Anthony Joshua boxing match

Josh Evanoff - January 5, 2024

PFL heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou is ready for his upcoming boxing match with Anthony Joshua. ‘AJ’ has been looking for an opponent after his long-awaited boxing match with Deontay Wilder was blown up last month. Both men competed in the high-profile DAZN event titled ‘Day of Reckoning’. In the main event, Anthony Joshua scored a knockout win over Otto Wallin, while Wilder suffered a loss to Joseph Parker in the co-main.

Francis Ngannou
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Francis Ngannou vs. Anthony Joshua boxing match reportedly a "done deal"

Cole Shelton - January 5, 2024

Francis Ngannou has his second pro boxing fight set. According to MMA journalist, Ariel Helwani through Turki Alashikh, Ngannou will return to the boxing ring against Anthony Joshua on March 9. The fight will be ten rounds and will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The two will also have a press conference in the coming weeks in London to officially announce and start the promotion for the boxing match.

Jake Paul
Jake Paul

Jake Paul reportedly enters talks with boxer who fights 45 pounds lighter than him: "Anytime anyplace"

Josh Evanoff - January 3, 2024

Jake Paul is reportedly in talks to face Neeraj Goyat in his next boxing match in March. ‘The Problem Child’ is fresh off his return to the ring late last month against Andre August. Heading into the matchup, Jake Paul stated that the bout was the first, of his serious boxing journey. The bout wasn’t broadcast on pay-per-view, didn’t have any major hype, and the YouTuber was just focused on fighting.

Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather

RIZIN announces Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao 2 for 2024

Josh Evanoff - January 2, 2024

It appears that boxing legends Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be running it back in RIZIN. ‘PacMan’ appeared at RIZIN 45 over the weekend for a special appearance. While Manny Pacquiao didn’t fight anyone, he did make an important announcement about his boxing future. Standing alongside promoter Nobuyuki Sakakibara, he announced a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.

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Eddie Hearn names Francis Ngannou as 1 of 3 possible opponents for Anthony Joshua’s next fight

Susan Cox - January 2, 2024

Eddie Hearn has named Francis Ngannou as 1 of 3 possible opponents for Anthony Joshua’s next fight. Anthony Joshua most recently defeated Otto Wallin at the ‘Day of Reckoning’ event this past December (see that here). The Brit’s record now sits at 27 wins and 3 losses. Of those 27 wins, 24 came by way of knockout.

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Mike Tyson

Teddy Atlas questions the legitimacy of Mike Tyson being viewed as an all time great: “I don’t know if he was ever great”

Harry Kettle - December 28, 2023

Teddy Atlas has given his thoughts on boxing legend Mike Tyson’s status as one of the all-time greats. Over the course of his career, Mike Tyson made headlines around the world. His outstanding power and impeccable speed made him one of the most feared men on the planet. He did, however, have his fair share of ups and downs, both in and outside of the ring.