Tag: champion

Karaxha Out-grits Nielsen To Become WBF World Champion

Izegem, Belgium (November 1, 2019) – Pre-fight favourite Meriton Karaxha defeated late substitute, hard-nosed and game Danish co-challenger Mikkel Nielsen to win the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Welterweight title on Friday night, November 1, in Izegem, Belgium. Albanian-born Belgian Karaxha, the WBF International Champion going in, appeared to be doing a bit more…

Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis Moves Up to Face Former Unified Champion Yuriorkis Gamboa

Also Features Interim WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal Defending Against Two-Division World Champion Badou Jack ATLANTA (October 25, 2019) – Two-time super featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank’’ Davis, Mayweather Promotions’ top rising star and boxing’s hottest attraction, will seek to conquer another division and close out the year with a bang when he takes on…

WBC Champion Porter Faces IBF Champion Errol Spence Jr. in Welterweight Title Unification

Dirrell Defends WBC Super Middleweight Title Against Unbeaten David Benavidez LAS VEGAS (September 18, 2019) – WBC Welterweight Champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter, WBC Super Middleweight Champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell and former three-time world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero hosted a media workout in Las Vegas Wednesday as they near their respective showdowns taking place…

Kubrat Pulev Petitions IBF For Mandatory Fight Against Champion Andy Ruiz

(July 26, 2019) – Bulgarian IBF #1-rated heavyweight contender Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev and his team have officially petitioned the IBF, requesting they order their world champion, Andy Ruiz, to postpone his rematch with former champ Anthony Joshua and make an immediate mandatory defense against Pulev. Team Pulev say their fighter has earned the right…

Keith Thurman Takes on Eight-Division Champion Manny Pacquiao

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (June 26, 2019) – Keith Thurman’s head trainer Dan Birmingham is typically a man of few words who likes to keep his focus on his job; which is training, coaching and creating world champion boxers. So when Dan speaks, people listen. His Mr. Miyagi-style message ahead of Keith’s blockbuster PBC on FOX…

Chris Algieri Targets WBO Champion Hooker After Coyle Clash

New York (May 21, 2019) – Chris Algieri hopes that a win over Brit Tommy Coyle at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1 will move him a step closer to a shot at WBO Super-Lightweight World Champion and Matchroom Boxing USA stablemate Maurice Hooker. Algieri (23-3, 8 KOs) puts his WBO International…

Gary Russell Jr. To Defend Against Former Champion Kiko Martinez

BROOKLYN (April 19, 2019) – WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. will defend his title against former world champion Kiko Martinez in the co-feature to Wilder vs. Breazeale on Saturday, May 18 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions. SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® begins at…