World Boxing Council Franchise belt still causing confusion with fans

George Kambosos Jr. picked up the World Boxing Council Franchise title at lightweight, with little of the boxing fraternity knowing what that means. Since its introduction when handed to Vasyl Lomachenko, the continuation of the green and gold strap has caused constant bewilderment. Many thought Teofimo Lopez was an entirely...
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EXCLUSIVE: Andy Ruiz Jr. targeted by former Deontay Wilder opponent

Amidst talk of a super-fight between former heavyweight champions Andy Ruiz Jr. and Deontay Wilder, a new link has come in the shape of an ex-foe. Johann Duhaupas is a rugged Frenchman who damaged the face of Wilder considerably in a 2015 bruiser. He is now on the prowl for a match-up with Ruiz.
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Issue arises on Kell Brook making 147 safely as Amir Khan goads ‘149’

Kell Brook safely getting down to the welterweight limit is a massive talking point ahead of his long-awaited clash with Amir Khan. The Sheffield man, notorious for his out-of-the-ring antics, managed to hit the mark in November 2020 against Terence Crawford. When losing to the formidable world champion, Brook looked...

Errol Spence shade on Shawn Porter loss and retirement raises questions

Comments made by unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. when Shawn Porter got pulled out of the Terence Crawford fight through father Kenny raise significant questions. Porter was unhappy with the initial decision to pull him from the clash in the tenth round. Subsequently, though, the two-time welterweight king accepted...

The WBA heavyweight mess is finally heading for a solution

The World Boxing Association heavyweight mess brought about by multiple champions being handed meaningless titles is closer to a resolution. According to the letter handed to the promoters involved and obtained by WBN’s Dan Rafael, Manuel Charr and Trevor Bryan will have to reach an agreement to fight by next month.

Showtime: Legacy on the line for Terence Crawford in Las Vegas

Long-time WBO welterweight king and pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford will participate in the super fight he craves tonight. ‘Bud’ is ready to light up Las Vegas. His opponent? – Enter Shawn Porter. – A two-time champion who has fought most of this generation’s elite welterweights. Crawford looks handily favored by...

No surprise if Canelo Alvarez targets WBC bridgerweight champ at 200lbs+

World Boxing News predicted an inevitable event would occur in the future. That pound for pound king Canelo Alvarez would one day fight at cruiserweight. Little did we know that it would come as quickly as it has. Canelo could be sharing the ring with WBC champion Junior Makabu as early as 2022.

Two possible Deontay Wilder opponents fight on Jan 1 heavyweight PPV

A former world champion on the WBN list of prospective opponents for Deontay Wilder’s comeback could now be off the menu until the late spring. That’s due to former IBF champion Charles Martin agreeing to a Pay Per View battle with ex-Wilder rival Luis Ortiz on January 1, 2022. Ortiz,...

Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk undisputed heavyweight title clash reignites

Tyson Fury facing Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight crown, got reignited by the news coming out of the WBC Convention. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman stated that ongoing legal challenges by interim champion Dillian Whyte prevented them from naming the Briton as mandatory. This ruling means Fury can fight anyone...

Canelo Alvarez bids to match Floyd Mayweather title feat at cruiserweight

Canelo Alvarez aims to match former opponent Floyd Mayweather when the Mexican superstar bids for a fifth-weight world boxing title. At the World Boxing Council’s 59th Convention in Mexico City, President Mauricio Sulaiman stated his organization would approve Canelo facing current cruiserweight world champion Junior Makabu. This request from his...

The Title Resurrection of Deontay Wilder could be sooner than you think

World Boxing News has covered a lot on the potential paths for Deontay Wilder to go down following his second loss to Tyson Fury last month. From a money-spinning Pay Per View of former heavyweight champions against Andy Ruiz Jr. to a clash with Dillian Whyte, there are clear paths to a title challenge for Wilder.

What will the forthcoming WBA heavyweight title reduction plan look like?

The World Boxing Association has plenty of plans on the go to reduce titles, but nothing is yet forthcoming in the heavyweight division. WBA chiefs have been studying each category to make decisions that will contribute to the world title reduction plan that has been underway for the past couple of months.

Garden club hosts glittering craft show

The Fox Chapel Garden Club will host its annual holiday event with a twist this year. The club’s Glitter, Shiver and Glow event will offer crafts, floral arrangements, bulbs and house plants and more for sale in the open air at Allegheny RiverTrail Park. Admission is $10 and proceeds go...

Deontay Wilder vs Dillian Whyte in play if Tyson Fury rejects WBC ruling

Former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder could get called up to face Dillian Whyte for the vacant WBC title in a shocking development this month. Wilder has emerged as a potential opponent for Whyte as “The Bronze Bomber” is number one in the ratings. The American puncher kept this ranking despite...

Andy Ruiz Jr. admits he wasn’t worried about keeping heavyweight belts

Andy Ruiz Jr. opened up about his failure to remain professional when claiming a stunning victory over Anthony Joshua to win the heavyweight title. “The Destroyer” became the first-ever Mexican top division ruler, completing a remarkable upset at Madison Square Garden. Just six months later, and plenty of partying in...

EXCLUSIVE: Criteria revealed for Deontay Wilder comeback opponent

The criteria for the next opponent Deontay Wilder will face has been revealed to WBN ahead of the American’s anticipated comeback in 2022. Trainer Malik Scott has outlined the kind of foe the pair will be seeking as Wilder looks to continue his Pay Per View run. Following a second...