Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Troy Ross-Garrett Wilson IBF Final Eliminator is Ordered

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been informed that a final cruiserweight eliminator has been ordered by the IBF. Troy Ross (24-2, 16KOs), ranked at #3, and Garrett Wilson (10-5-1, 4KOs) ranked at #12, were the two highest ranked available contenders, and both boxers have confirmed their willingness to fight each other. The winner will receive the #1 ranking and the mandatory shot at Steve Cunningham's cruiserweight crown.

Ross fought Cunningham in a very competitive fight last June, where the champion went down in the fourth, but the fight was stopped in the fifth due to a cut suffered by Ross. An appeal was filed by Ross, who said the cut was initially opened up by the thumb of Cunningham's glove at the end of the fourth, but the IBF denied the application. Wilson has put together a string of wins, including a recent upset decision of Omar Sheika in April.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Spray_resistant on 08-10-2011

[QUOTE=giacomino;10969634]Good to hear Ross is getting another shot, but an eliminator against a 10-5-1 guy? Really? Why don't they just give him the title shot instead of putting him through a charade "eliminator?"[/QUOTE] That is exactly what I am thinking,…

Comment by giacomino on 08-10-2011

Good to hear Ross is getting another shot, but an eliminator against a 10-5-1 guy? Really? Why don't they just give him the title shot instead of putting him through a charade "eliminator?"

Comment by joe strong on 08-09-2011

good to hear this news.its about time ross got another chance.he will crush wilson & beat cunningham.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Video: Deontay Wilder Discusses Luis Ortiz Clash Photos: Dorticos, Kudryashov - Face To Face at Final WBSS Presser Lipinets-Kondo IBF 140-Pound Title Fight on Wilder-Ortiz Card Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart - Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Oscar Valdez, Genesis Servania - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz - NY Press Conference Roach: I Had Golovkin Win By 2, Tough To Beat Canelo in The U.S. UKAD Responds To Tyson Fury Over Claims on Delaying Ruling News: Ivan Dychko, Nico Hernandez, Ruben Villa, More Wilder: Luis Ortiz is The Boogeyman - He's Getting Knocked Out! Josh Taylor vs. Miguel Vazquez on November 11 in Edinburgh Tony Bellew Tells David Haye on Rematch: I Oblige You! LIVE STREAM: Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz - NY Press Conference Dereck Chisora Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Jake LaMotta, The Raging Bull, Passes Away at 95 Bellew Warns That He May End David Haye in First 10 Seconds Sergey Kovalev: I'm Not Broken Mentally From TKO Loss to Ward Golovkin's Trainer Explains Lack of Body Work Against Canelo Daniel Jacobs: If Canelo Got a Draw - Then I Beat Golovkin! Corcoran: When I beat Jeff Horn, I'll face Bradley Skeete no problem Hughie Fury Vows To Stop Parker After Canelo-Golovkin Scoring Conor Benn Pumped To Return on Crolla vs. Burns Card Ingle Very Pleased With Billy Joe Saunders' Win Over Monroe Lolenga Mock Gets New Foe, Manny Siaca Forced To Withdraw Sanchez on Canelo: I Thought He Don't F*** Around? He Ran! Donaire Had Flashbacks Over Canelo-Golovkin Scoring By Byrd Jesse Hart: I've Been Waiting Patiently To Become a Superstar Mario Barrios Stops Naim Nelson in Seven Rounds Golovkin's Promoter: Dallas Should Be Frontrunner For Rematch Miguel Cotto Exec: Canelo-GGG Outcome Does Not Alter Plans Photos: Oscar Valdez Putting in Work For Genesis Servania Bout Canelo's Manager Not Sure if Golovkin Rematch Happens in May Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart - Open Workouts Photos: Leo Santa Cruz Putting in Work For Chris Avalos Fight News: Nate Green, Seldin-Garrido Undercard, FightNight Live Nelson: Wilder Can Change Perception With Big Win Over Ortiz Arum: Golovkin Won Easy; What Were Byrd and Trella Watching?! Photos: Rio Ferdinand Holds Presser To Announce Boxing Career Canelo-Golovkin: Golden Boy Prefers To Do Immediate Rematch Gary Corcoran Hopes Jeff Horn Title Fight is Finalized Soon
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement