Wladimir Klitschko has pulled out of his highly anticipated world title defense against Tyson Fury. Klitschko has suffered a leg injury during training this week. The fight will be re-scheduled and a new date is expected to be announced this week. Upon hearing the news Tyson Fury took himself to the pub for a few drinks. Klitschko at 38 years of age was doing 4 training sessions a day. Which was irresponsible and if he continues with that work load at his age, there is a good chance another injury may occur, forcing another reschedule.
Deontay Wilder faces Ohann Duhaupas this Saturday night on PBC. Wilder should win this one easy but if he’s fighting poorly like last time, anything can happen. Wilder is currently generating viewership figures less than half of what Klitschko vs Jennings produced.
Chris Eubank Jr has signed with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom promotions. This is a multi fight deal and a smart move by Hearn, who is continuing to strengthen his grip on British boxing.
On October the 16th Seanie Monaghan will take on Donovan George at the Aviator Sports arena in Brooklyn, New York. This is a solid step up for Monaghan and should he win, a world title bout could be next.
It seems as though Juan Manuel Marquez has rejected a 5th fight with Manny Pacquiao. Good decision. He won the last encounter in brutal fashion, why not finish on that note?
B-Hop vs Abraham is being negotiated for early next year. Abraham’s team feels the fight makes more sense in the States, but Hopkins team feels the bout makes sense in Germany. Either way it’s weird that teams would propose to have their fighter travel. Hopkins probably feels a big win on the road would be a great way to close out his career. Abraham’s team probably want some more US exposure. Most people feel Hopkins should win this easily, but It’s worth reminding our readers to watch Abraham’s last fight. It was the best he has looked in years. Abraham is a limited fighter but his power is unreal. So when he lets his hands go, he can come close to knocking out anyone.