Thursday, February 7, 2019

Fury Wilder 2 Purse Bid Postponed

The World Boxing Council (WBC)  has officially postponed the purse bid for the heavyweight championship rematch between champion Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39KOs) and Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19KOs) until February 12th.

Originally, in Mid-January the WBC had February 5th as the deadline.

President Mauricio Sulaiman stated , “The WBC has extended the free negotiation period for Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury as both parties requested time to finalize a deal,”

So by next Tuesday we should have a finalized deal or a purse bid result for the anticipated WBC heavyweight rematch.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Klitschko Comeback?

It hasn't been confirmed, but there are various sources online and also testimony from Dillian Whyte that Wladimir Klitschko is considering a comeback a 3 fight deal with RAZN.

One of these fights would be a warm-up  , while the other two would be rematches against Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

Ring Magazine writer Mike Coppinger shared the news on social media:

Sources: Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko was discussing a three-fight deal with DAZN that would end his retirement. First fight would be a tune-up, followed by rematches with Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, in that order

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This news from Coppinger sort of goes against what Klitschko himself tweeted a few days ago:

I’m all about challenges in life and I do really feel that I “still got it”💪. Recently many of you contacted me willing to see me making a comeback to the ring this April and I’m thankful to y’all for that. However, I need to call such speculation an early April fool’s day joke

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But, the original speculation was that Wladimir would fight Whyte.  Possibly Wladimir was only addressing this comeback and not potentially others.   If Wladimir does decide to comeback he will make a welcome addition to the current heavyweight mix.

Oscar Rivas KOS Bryant Jennings

In tonight's fight, Oscar Rivas knocked out Bryant Jennings in the 12th round on the ESPN+ main event Friday evening at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York. 
The fight started off slow with Jennings dictating the pace as Rivas followed him but by the end of round 7 Rivas landed the better of the exchanges with more power.

Rivas landed a barrage of punches that left Jennings pinned in the corner and was dropped.  He barely beat the count and the fight was waived off.  Before the KO Rivas was ahead on 2 scorecards. Rivas was 106-103 and 105-104—heading into the 12th and final round while Jennings had a 106-103 lead on the 3rd scorecard.

Before this fight Jennings had enjoyed 5 straight wins after his losses to Wladimir Klitschko and Luis Ortiz while fighting under Top Rank.

Jennings said, “Of course I’m disappointed. But it is what it is. I’m my own man, this here is a stepping stone for me. I’m not really phased by any of this. It just is what it is.”

The official time was 0:54 of the 12th and final round.

Dillian Whyte Talks Klitschko and Joshua Negotiations

In a recent interview Dillian Whyte says Klitschko is lying and has been contacted by him for negotiations and is planning on coming back and also discusses Anthony Joshua and Big Baby Miller and rips Luis Ortiz and Deontay Wilder.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Louisville renames airport after Ali

Mohammad Ali's saying ,"Float like a butterfly, stink like a bee" will be in part will be immortalized at the Louisville, Kentucky airport which will now be named after their hometown hero.

After Wednesday's vote the airport will be named Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, instead of Louisville International Airport. Although the airport's name will change, the airport's three-letter International Air Transport Association Location Identifier, SDF, will not. The decision for the name change had been discussed for more than a year.

Jim Welch, chairman of the Airport Authority Board, said in a statement, "This tells the world how proud we are to associate 'The Greatest' with not only our great city, but our great airport."

Ali's widow, Lonnie Ali, expressed her support for the name change: "I am happy that visitors from far and wide who travel to Louisville will have another touch-point to Muhammad and be reminded of his open and inclusive nature, which is reflective of our city."