Articles by author: Igor Lazorin(153 results)

Gassiev vs. Usyk - Venue Decision is Coming Soon

The venue for the final fight of the World Super Series of Boxing (WBSS), in the cruiserweight division, will be determined by the date of May 20th. The Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federat...Read More

Povetkin's Promoter Feels They Have Good Shot To Shock Joshua

Russian heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin is pushing hard to secure his mandatory shot at IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world champion Anthony Joshua. The World Boxing Association recently ordered Joshua ...Read More

Ruslan Provodnikov Still Getting Plenty of Offers To Return

The former junior welterweight world champion under the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Ruslan Provodnikov of Siberia, is still receiving plenty of offers to stage a ring return, according to his man...Read More

Denis Lebedev Plans Interim-Fight, Then Wants Winner of WBSS

Russian cruiserweight contender Denis Lebedev will make a request to the leadership of the World Boxing Association (WBA) to hold an interim fight before making a showdown with the winner of the World...Read More

Povetkin: Anthony Joshua is a Strong Fighter, But Has Flaws

Russian veteran Alexander Povetkin views IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua as a dangerous opponent with a good punch - but says the British superstar also has his flaws. Recently,...Read More

Povetkin's Coach: No Point in Fighting Whyte, We Want Joshua!

Ivan Kirpa, the trainer of Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin, sees no point in taking part in a fight with British contender Dillian Whyte. On Saturday, Povetkin knocked out David Price in brutal...Read More

Povetkin's Promoter: I've Spoke To Hearn About Joshua Fight

Andrei Ryabinsky, promoter for Olympic gold medal winner Alexander Povetkin of Russia, says he's been in talks with Eddie Hearn, who promotes IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (21...Read More

Povetkin's Manager: Drug Tests in Order, No Worries For Price

Dmitry Ivanov, manager of Olympic gold medal winner Alexander Povetkin of Russia, says his boxer has tested negative in all of the pre-fight drug tests for the upcoming showdown with David Price....Read More

Mike Tyson Wants To See Povetkin Fight Deontay Wilder

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is currently on a tour of Eastern Europe. The Hall of Famer stated that he would love to see Olympic gold medal winner and former champion Alexander P...Read More

Gassiev: I'll Do Everything To Make an Excellent Fight With Usyk!

IBF, WBA cruiserweight world champion Murat Gassiev of Russia promised "an excellent fight for everyone" with WBO, WBC champion Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine. On February 3 in Sochi, Gassiev knocked out Y...Read More

Murat Gassiev: After Usyk Fight - I'm Going To Heavyweight!

IBF, WBA cruiserweight champion Murat Gassiev is a few months away from the biggest fight of his career - but he has a bigger goal in mind. Last Saturday night in Sochi, Gassiev knocked out undefeated...Read More

Usyk vs. Gassiev - Russia Making Big Play To Outbid Saudi Arabia

The Secretary General of the Russian Boxing Federation, Umar Kremlev, announced his intention to make a big financial push to host the finals of the World Super Series of Boxing (WBSS) in Russia on th...Read More

IBF Prez: No Issue With Sanctioning a Joshua vs. Povetkin Fight

Olympic gold medal winner Alexander Povetkin has every opportunity to return to the top of the heavyweight division after doping scandals and accusations. It was announced on Friday that Povetkin fina...Read More

Povetkin Won't Risk Joshua Shot By Chasing Down a KO of Price

Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin will not chase a knockout victory over David Price - although the British boxer has been knocked out several times and appears to have issues with chin. It was officia...Read More

Manager: Lebedev Not Going Anywhere, Will Face WBSS Winner!

Denis Lebedev (30-2, 22 KOs), 38 years old, is not planning to retire any time soon, according to his manager Vadim Kornilov. On Thursday, the World Boxing Association (WBA) announced that Lebedev was...Read More

Juan Manuel Marquez: A Few Wins and Kovalev is Back on Top

According to former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez, Sergey Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KOs) is only a few wins away from reclaiming the top spot of his division. Kovalev was at one time an u...Read More

Antonio Margarito vs. Magomed Kurbanov in Talks For May 5

Russian boxer Magomed Kurbanov is scheduled to return to the ring on May 5 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. And the potential opponent in the other corner is none other than former world champion Antonio Mar...Read More

Povetkin Pays $250,000 Fine To WBC For Failed Drug Test

The World Boxing Council has confirmed that Olympic gold medal winner Alexander Povetkin of Russia fully satisfied a $250,000 fine for a failed drug test. The WBC will use the money towards the furthe...Read More

Gradovich Retires From Boxing Due To Issues With His Vision

Last month, reported that Evgeny Gradovich, the former featherweight world champion of the International Boxing Federation (IBF), withdrew from a scheduled fight with Australian Terenc...Read More

Arum Denies Pacquiao-McGregor Talk: It's Total Nonsense

Last week, eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao told media outlets that preliminary talks had taken place regarding a possible bout with UFC superstar Conor McGregor in 2018. McGregor made a h...Read More