Articles by author: Luke Furman(950 results)

Dorticos Smiles: I Bought Painkillers for Gassiev, He'll Be Very Hurt!

WBA "regular" cruiserweight world champion, Yunior Dorticos of Cuba, is very confident that he will scored a knockout over IBF champion Murat Gassiev in the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Seri...Read More

Ruslan Provodnikov: Unlikely That I Will Ever Fight Again

Former WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov admits that a ring return, at this point, is highly unlikely. Provodnikov, only 33 years old, has been out of the ring since June of 2016, wh...Read More

Saunders: Lemieux is NOT Elite - He's an Eight Round Fighter!

WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders is very confident that he can defeat former IBF king David Lemieux decisively. Saunders (25-0, 12 KOs) vs. Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) takes place on December 1...Read More

Alvarez To Sign Step-Aside, Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack Next?

Could Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack be on the horizon? It's now being reported that Eleider Alvarez, who is the mandatory challenger to WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, is going to s...Read More

Sergey Kuzmin Aims To Be Mandatory To Joshua, Parker, Wilder

Russian heavyweight Sergey Kuzmin is aiming to become a mandatory challenger to world title by the end of 2018. The 30-year-old Kuzmin is being fast-tracked to a world title. With only 11 wins (8 by K...Read More

Bivol: Barrera is a Tough Test For Me, 90% That He Beats Valera

The World Boxing Association light heavyweight world champion Dmitry Bivol of Russia says a mandatory fight with Sullivan Barrera of Cuba is an excellent opportunity to test his worth. On November 25 ...Read More

Duva: Kovalev Looks Better Physically, Happier, With New Coach

Former unified light heavyweight world champion Sergei Kovalev is only a few days away from his opportunity to reclaim a piece of the championship puzzle in 175-pounds. Kovalev, or Russia, will Ukrain...Read More

Custio Clayton vs. Carlos Molina on Saunders vs. Lemieux Card

According to what was reported by Le Journal de Montreal, undefeated prospect Custio Clayton is going to step up in class by facing veteran welterweight contender Carlos Molina. The fight will be part...Read More

Artur Beterbiev, Sergey Kovalev Eager To Settle Their Old Dispute

Last weekend in Fresno, Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) claimed the vacant IBF light heavyweight title with a twelfth round stoppage of Enrico Koelling of Germany. The belt became vacant after Andre Wa...Read More

Adonis Stevenson January Return Postponed, Opponent Not Clear

Promoter Yvon Michel of GYM was forced to postpone his planned event that was scheduled for January 27 at the Videotron Quebec Centre in Canada. The card was going to be headlined by WBC light heavywe...Read More

Bivol's Promoter: I Don't Want Kovalev - But it Might Be Fate!

Promoter Andrei Ryabinsky of World of Boxing - who guide the career of WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol (12-0, 10 KOs) - predicts a very bright future for his fighter. Two weeks ago, Bivol ...Read More

Beterbiev's Coach: Koelling Said He Suffered A lot During The Fight

Trainer Marc Ramsay tied a Canadian record on Saturday night in Fresno, when Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) stopped Enrico Koelling in the twelfth round to capture the vacant IBF light heavyweight wor...Read More

Povetkin's Promoter: Stiverne Was in No Condition To Face Wilder

Promoter Andrei Ryabinsky of World of Boxing was shaking his head while watching last Saturday's rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne, whic...Read More

Alvarez Furious With WBC, Doubts Adonis Stevenson Bout Happens

The light heavyweight showdown between Adonis Stevenson and Eleider Alvarez is looking less and less likely to happen. The fight was being targeted for a date in January 2018. The working date was Jan...Read More

Alexander Povetkin Still Hopes To Get His Hands on Wilder

Russia's Alexander Povetkin said he is still hoping to secure a fight with the world heavyweight champion of the World Boxing Council [WBC], Deontey Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs). He was scheduled to challeng...Read More

Lucian Bute Mulling Over Decision - Ring Return or Retirement

Lucian Bute is still in the process of making a decision on whether or not he intends to fight again. The former IBF super middleweight champion is in good shape, but he hasn't donned the gloves since...Read More

Adonis Stevenson-Eleider Alvarez May Land on January 26 or 27

There appears to be two dates in play for the light heavyweight showdown between Adonis Stevenson and Eleider Alvarez. As previously reported on, the fight is officially getting pushed...Read More

Denis Lebedev: I Think Yunier Dorticos Will Beat Murat Gassiev

WBA "super" cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev believes his countryman, IBF champion Murat Gassiev, will get beaten by WBA 'regular' champion Yunier Dorticos when they collide early next year in the...Read More

Saunders vs. Lemieux Deal Reached For December 16, HBO

The World Boxing Organization has announced that a deal was reached for WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders to make a mandatory defense against David Lemieux of Canada. A planned purse bid ha...Read More

Adonis Stevenson vs. Eleider Alvarez Confirmed For 2018

The light heavyweight showdown between Adonis Stevenson and Eleider Alvarez is officially getting pushed back to January 2018. Their mutual promoter, Yvon Michel of GYM, has confirmed the news after d...Read More