The IBF stripped Gennady Golovkin of its middleweight title Wednesday. The New Jersey-based sanctioning organization ruled to take Golovkin’s 160-pound championship from him because Golovkin didn’t adhere to the stipulations of the exception the IBF granted before he fought Vanes Martirosyan on May 5 in Carson, California.
Deontay Wilder believes a fight against Anthony Joshua will happen in either September or November this year and insists the match-up will definitely take place. Wilder (40-0, 39KOs) defended his WBC heavyweight belt against Luis Ortiz in March while Joshua beat Joseph Parker to add the New Zealander's WBO strap to his existing WBA and IBF titles.
Anthony Joshua believes he owes it to his home fans to fight Deontay Wilder in the UK. The Nigerian British heavyweight champion insists the bout takes place in the UK. Joshua added the WBO heavyweight belt to his existing WBA and IBF straps on March 31 with unanimous decision victory over Joseph Parker.
American boxer Deontay Wilder has front-footed negotiations for a world heavyweight unification fight with Anthony Joshua, offering his British rival a guaranteed purse of US$50 million. WBC champion Wilder is desperate to fight Joshua who has the IBF, WBA and WBO belts to find an undisputed champion.
Pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko has officially vacated his junior lightweight world title, opting instead to keep the lightweight world title he won from Jorge Linares on May 12. Carl Moretti, the vice president of Top Rank, which promotes Lomachenko, sent a letter on Wednesday to WBO president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel notifying the organization of Lomachenko's decision, which was expected.
The former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion finally returns to the ring at the Manchester Arena on June 9 after an absence of more than 2 1/2 years and in Seferi fights an opponent who is a career cruiserweight. Tyson has not fought since claiming the IBF, WBA, and WBO titles from Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.
Amir Khan has revealed he would rather prioritise taking on Kell Brook than have a world title fight. He however said he will sit down with Eddie Hearn to discuss in greater detail the next step of his comeback. According to Sky Sports, the former world champion needed just 40 seconds to stop Phil Lo Greco at Liverpool's Echo Arena in his first fight since a knockout defeat to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in May 2016.