WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (33-0, 13 KOs) has pulled out of his title defence against mandatory challenger Felix Verdejo (23-0, 15 KOs) on September 16 at the Copper Box Arena in London, after suffering a leg injury in training.
Flanagan's promoter Frank Warren informed Top Rank on Monday that the fight will need to be pushed back due to the injury.
A new date for Flanagan-Verdejo has not yet been discussed by Warren and Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, who promotes Verdejo.
IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr (25-1, 19 KOs) scored a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision over former two-weight world champion Arthur Abraham (46-6, 30 KOs) on Saturday night at the SSE Arena in London, England.
Eubank, 27, was not able to land the knockout punch, but unloaded heavy blows on the battle-hardened Abraham, 37, throughout and won by scores of 120-108 and 118-110 twice.
The Briton connected with a series of solid shots in the early rounds as the Armenian-born...
WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs) will defend his title aganist Colombian challenger Miguel Marriaga ( 25-2, 21 KOs) on August 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
The Ukrainan boxer had hoped to avenge his only pro defeat in a rematch with three-time featherweight world champion Orlando Salido, but the Mexican turned down the fight.
"Of course, I wanted to fight Salido but that's not happening," said Lomachenko. "Now I must deal with Marriaga,...
The quarter-final draws were made for the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight and cruiserweight tournament at the draft gala on Saturday night at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo.
In each weight class, eight elite boxers will fight in an elimination tournament. The four quarter-finals are due to take place in September and October this year, with the semi-final’s due to be next January and February and the finals of both divisions scheduled for May 2018. The winner of both the super...
WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev (30-2, 22 KOs) defeated Australia's Mark Flanagan (22-4, 15 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Sunday night at the DIVS in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Lebedev floored Flanagan in the ninth round on the way to retaining his title by scores of 119-108, 119-108 and 120-107.
The Russian fighter was always in control, increasing his punch rate as the fight progressed, while Flanghan threw just enough punches to keep him in the contest.