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Gennady Golovkin vs. Billy Joe Saunders in Play For 2017?

Recently Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs), the current WBO middleweight belt-holder, was given an exception to bypass his mandatory challenger, Avantil Khurtsidze, who took a step-aside fee. Accordin...Read More

Saunders-Khurtsidze: WBO Orders Promoters to Start Negotiations

The WBO informed promoters for its middleweight champion, Billy Joe Saunders, and No. 1 contender Avtandil Khurtsidze on Thursday to begin negotiations for a title fight. If Frank Warren, Saunders’ pr...Read More

Khurtsidze: Billy Joe Saunders is a Knockout Waiting to Happen

If Avtandil Khurtsidze gets his shot at Billy Joe Saunders, the WBO’s No. 1 middleweight contender doesn’t expect to have much trouble with the unbeaten champion. “He’s a knockout waiting to happen,” ...Read More

Adviser: Khurtsidze-Saunders a Must if Canelo-Chavez Gets Made

Avtandil Khurtsidze and his handlers hope the WBO does the right thing – the only thing, in their estimation – by granting him a deserved shot at middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders if a Canelo A...Read More

Team Khurtsidze Still Wants Saunders, Monitoring Canelo-Chavez News

Avtandil Khurtsidze had been the mandatory challenger to middleweight titleholder Billy Joe Saunders — at least until the World Boxing Organization decided to replace him and put Canelo Alvarez in tha...Read More

WBO Served Itself, Not Boxing, By Making Canelo Mandatory

WBO Served Itself, Not Boxing, By Making Canelo Mandatory

By Keith Idec - Laughable. That’s about the best way to describe the WBO’s deceptive explanation for why it installed Canelo Alvarez as its mandatory middleweight championship challenger over Avtandil...Read More

WBO Skips Khurtsidze, Installs Canelo as Saunders' Mandatory

The WBO has paved the way for Canelo Alvarez to finally make his debut as a full-fledged middleweight in his next fight. According to a report posted by espn.com’s Dan Rafael on Wednesday night, the P...Read More

Khurtsidze's Trainer: We Hope Saunders Don't Chicken Out

So what became of middleweight Avantil 'Suicide' Khurtsidze, who after bursting the bubble of the undefeated Antoine Douglas on March 5th hasn't been seen in the ring since?...Read More

Khurtsidze's Adviser: WBO Must Force Saunders To Do Mandatory

Avtandil Khurtsidze’s handlers want the WBO and Billy Joe Saunders to honor his mandatory title defense. Khurtsidze has been the No. 1 contender for Saunders’ WBO middleweight title for most of 2016, ...Read More

Khurtsidze-Langford WBO Purse Bid Loom For Saunders Shot

There are only a few days remaining before the World Boxing Organization stages a purse bid for the final middleweight eliminator between Avtandil Khurtsidze (32-2-2, 21 KOs) and Tommy Langford (16-0,...Read More

Khurtsidze's Coach: We're Ready To Face Golovkin in September

Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (35-0, 32KOs), who already owned the WBA/IBO/IBF middleweight world titles, recently picked up the WBC belt from Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez - but he still has no opponent lined up fo...Read More

Avtandil Khurtsidze Wants Shot at Gennady Golovkin, Says DiBella

Let's face it, there isn't exactly a sprawling lineup of fighters hoping to face Gennady Golovkin in the near future. Golovkin might have shortened that line even more with his two round destruction o...Read More

Andrade-Nelson, Monroe-Khurtsidze in The Works For June 11?

On June 11th from the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York, former WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov makes his Showtime televised debut against John Molina. Now the re...Read More

DiBella Aims To Get Avtandil Khurtsidze a World Title Shot

New York, NY - The last two years have been somewhat of a roller coaster ride for Avtandil Khurtsidze. A native of Kutaisi, Georgia, Khurtsidze moved to Brooklyn at the beginning of 2014 to resume his...Read More

Avtandil Khurtsidze: Antoine Douglas is Good, But Not Strong

BETHLEHEM, PA. - Avtandil Khurtsidze, a human brick wall barreling forward, upset previously unbeaten middleweight contender Antoine Douglas with a thoroughly dominating 10th-round TKO....Read More

Avtandil Khurtsidze Shocks Antoine Douglas, Stoppage in Ten

In an absolutely gruelling and at times thrilling fight, late replacement Avtandil Khurtsidze (32-2-2, 21 KOs) stopped previously undefeated middleweight prospect Antoine Douglas (19-1-1, 13 KOs) in t...Read More

Photos: Julian Williams-Marcello Matano, Showtime Weigh-In

Julian "J-Rock" Williams has spent the better part of the past two years chasing any relevant super welterweight fight that would move him closer to a title shot. The unbeaten contender from Philadelp...Read More

Julian Williams, Marcello Matano Set For Title Eliminator

Julian "J-Rock" Williams has spent the better part of the past two years chasing any relevant super welterweight fight that would move him closer to a title shot. The unbeaten contender from Philadelp...Read More

Photos: Julian Williams-Marcello Matano Final Presser

BETHLEHEM, PA. - Undefeated top contender Julian "J-Rock" Williams and Italy's Marcello Matano went face-to-face for the first time Thursday at the final press conference before they meet with the IB...Read More

Antoine Douglas Will Now Face Avtandil Khurtsidze, 3/5 on SHO

NEW YORK – Undefeated middleweight contender Antoine Douglas will face hard-hitting Avtandil Khurtsidze in the co-feature of SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION® on Saturday, March 5, live on SHOWTIME® (...Read More