Tag: WBA

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Joshua v Povetkin. Opportunities and conditions of the Match

Anthony Joshua will have to face Alexander Povetkin at some point in 2018 after the World Boxing Association confirmed the former world title holder as mandatory recently. Povetkin defeated Christian Hammer in December and chose the WBA over the WBO number one spot and looks set to challenger Joshua by the year's end. Joshua's promoter […]

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Joshua vs. Wilder is one of the biggest fights to be made in the sport of boxing

Holyfield Explains Why He is Leaning To Joshua Over Wilder Four time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield appears to be leaning to IBF, IBO, WBA Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) to overcome the challenge of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs). (Photo by Mark Robinson) Joshua vs. Wilder is one of the biggest fights […]

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WBA have named Alexander Povetkin the mandatory challenger to Anthony Joshua’s

Anthony Joshua's backup plan if deal can't be agreed with Joseph Parker Published 2 hours ago Add your comment The World Boxing Association (WBA) have named Alexander Povetkin the mandatory challenger to Anthony Joshua's heavyweight belt. AJ's promoter Eddie Hearn has made no secret that his prized possession wants to unify the division, and he […]

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Kazuto Ioka ends his eight-year career 22-1 with 13 KOs

One of the modern Japanese greats has decided to hang up the gloves. Three-weight champion Kazuto Ioka, who abdicated his belt last year, officially announced his retirement yesterday at the age of 28. It’s certainly a surprising decision, though not unprecedented. Ioka’s countryman, Hozumi Hasegawa, retired in December of 2016 just after upsetting Hugo Ruiz […]

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“After M. Gesta, I can see you, Vasyl Lomachenko” — Linares wants a fight against “Hi-Tech”

WBA World lightweight champion Jorge ‘Golden Boy’ Linares (43-3, 27 KOs) wants a fight against Vasyl ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) after he defends his title against #14 WBA Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta (31-1-2, 17 KOs) next month on January 27 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Linares points out that Lomachenko ”doesn’t have power.” […]

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Manuel Charr defeats Alexander Ustinov after double hip replacement

OBERHAUSEN, Germany — Seven months after a double hip replacement, Manuel Charr defeated Alexander Ustinov of Russia by unanimous decision for the vacant WBA secondary heavyweight title on Saturday. The judges awarded it 115-111, 116-111 and 115-112 in favor of Charr, who became the first German heavyweight champion since Max Schmeling in the early 1930s. […]

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Will Lara defend his WBA? We will follow up!

This Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York – Erislandy "The American Dream" Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) will defend his WBA, IBO junior middleweight titles against undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha (20-0, 9 KOs). Beyond the fight with Gausha, Lara would love to get his hands on the two top middleweights […]

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Vasyl Lomachenko gets opponent for next fight

next fight will be on April 8 VASYL LOMACHENKO gets an opponent for his April 8 outing in the form of secondary WBA super-feather title-holder Jason Sosa. The supremely talented Ukrainian has been scheduled to make his next appearance on that date by his promoter, Top Rank, and broadcaster HBO. Fully-fledged WBA super-featherweight champion Jezreel […]

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