Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by houmzz, Aug 21, 2014.
Beterbiev at cruiserweight? People were claiming that Usyk will go up to heavyweight
Yes, that is Hearn's plan according to recent report. He won't turn heavyweight, at least for next two fights he won't do that. He doesn't need heavyweight division right now because there aren't much money in that and he would have to wait for Joshua or Wilder. He has to wait for all the up and omers to blaze up the ranks to be in exciting fights. Besides, who would buy Whyte/Usyk? Not many, I guess. Imagine lumbering Whyte chasing Usyk for twelve rounds, not exciting at all. Both Lebedev and Beterbiev are good fights. Lebedev/Usyk will sell tickets and Beterbiev/Usyk would be good for UK PPV.
Michal Cieslak/Yori Kalenga possible for March 1st.
Mladen Miljas/Wayman Carter on January 18th.
Paul Koon bak on February 2
Darmani Rock back on February 8th.
Frank Warren has said, that he hopes of big year for Dubois and Gorman. Maybe Gorman will end up without L on the record this year but the way it's going Dubois might lose. His unaninous decision over Jonshon doesn't blend well for him, he was outboxed at times and you can see vunerability in his chin but all remains to be seen.
just have Gorman vs dubois … both young the loser can easily rebuild.
Young heavyweight prospect from Cuba Frank Sanchez Faure beat Willie Lake Jr by second round KO to advance to 11 victories with 9 coming by knockout.
Gasan Gimbatov returns after year out and will face German Skobenko in his return on February 22.
“We are currently working on organizing a rematch,” said Warren. - Everyone wants this fight, but most importantly - the boxers want it. The venue will most likely be the United States, because there is more money. Tyson was disappointed with the judging in the first fight, I did too, so we have to solve a lot of questions, but they want the fight to take place in the US, most likely in the second quarter, no later than June. Possible venue - Las Vegas. I would not want to go back to California. I did not like working with the California Sports Commission, and there were still a lot of things that I didn’t like. ”
your scenario is going to eat up another year. not much point moving up if Usyk pisses away much more time. he is already thirty something.
Evgen Tischenko is moving down to cruiserweight.
It's what Hearn wants, it's not my idea. I think it's decent idea. Whyte doesn't want to fight Usyk and Ortiz/Usyk won't sell.
Ugonoh has far more to gain from a rematch of that fight than Breazeale - so Haymon has no reason to make that fight.
Boxrec briefly listed Aaron Chavers as Rock's opponent - but it was quickly changed back to TBD. As most of you will agree - the closer it gets to fight night without an opponent being named - the more likely the eventual opponent will prove to be...not good.
Sonny Conto - a 6' 4" USA prospect who placed well in the nationwide Golde Gloves tournament and who already has a contract with Main Events - will make his debut on the same card. I can't get onto Boxrec right now to confirm his opponent's name - but I believe he had a 0-4-1 record against opponents whose names similarly escape me
Looks like there will be a March 10 fight in Boston at the Royale Night Club/Theater that might just be the deepest/most interesting heavyweight card in Boston for many years.
Donnie Palmer - said to be about 35 lbs lighter than when he fought Joe Joyce - will be fighting his 2nd fight since getting obliterated by Joyce. His opponent is a 2-0-1 club fighter against opponents I don't recognize. Should be a relatively easy assignment and I expect that Donnie Palmer will be fighting Niall Kennedy for the New England belt next.
Alexis Santos is making his return (opponent TBD) after taking a year off. He's coming off of a 2 bout losing streak - first being outpointed by Niall Kennedy in a close/competitive bout and then getting stopped in 8 rounds by Simon Kean. Santos has always had problems against taller fighters - so look for his opponent to be a smaller hw.
So those are two local guys - here's where it starts to get real interesting. Keep in mind that the Royale only has a capacity of around 1,000 spectators.
Erkan Teper (against a TBD opponent). He got stopped by Helenius a few months ago. To my knowledge Teper has never fought in the USA as a Pro. What's going on? I suspect Matchroom *might* have their hands in the mix here to give Teper a stay-busy before...wait for it...a rematch with David Price.
Malik Scott (against a TBD opponent). Back from a two-year absence after confirming that no promoter can make good money with him in their stable. We've all seen what Scott does when presented with a big puncher - but he can be a useful enough fighter against a fighter with ordinary power. And - per the previous item - don't forget that Malik and Matchroom have done business before.
As for opponents...I could see Jo-el Caudle figuring in here somewhere.