Articles by author: Igor Lazorin(144 results)

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

Mayweather Hints at Russian Citizenship, Comments on IOC Ban

Former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0, 27 KOs) has continued to make the rounds overseas. Mayweather just finished up a recent tour of China, and now the boxer is traveling ar...Read More

Hopkins: Kovalev is Dangerous, Can Box at Top Level For 4 Years

Russian puncher Sergei Kovalev remains to be a dangerous force for a lot of his opponents, despite the many changes in his career and the change of coach, according to former two division world champi...Read More

Povetkin vs. Fujimoto Clash Will Happen - If Hammer Pulls Out

MOSCOW, November 25. / Corr. TASS Igor Lazorin. Japanese boxer Kyotaro Fujimoto signed a contract and will be the reserve rival of Russian Alexander Povetkin in case Romanian Christian Hammer refuses ...Read More

Gradovich With Eye Issues, Withdraws From IBF Eliminator

Evgeny Gradovich, the former featherweight world champion of the International Boxing Federation (IBF), will not fight Australian Terence "TJ" Doheny as scheduled on December 15 in Yekaterinburg, Russ...Read More

Dmitry Bivol vs. Sullivan Barrera Showdown Already in Play

There are already discussions to hold a showdown in 2018, between WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol and once-beaten Sullivan Barrera. Barrera still needs to do his part, and defeat Felix Val...Read More

Sergey Kuzmin vs. Amir Mansour in Play For November 27

It appears that tough heavyweight contender Amir Mansour has been pegged to replace former world champion Lucas Browne in a fight against Russia's Sergey Kuzmin, which will be held on November 27 in M...Read More

Promoter: Dmitry Bivol Will Dominate at 175, Get All The Belts

Promoter Andrei Ryabinsky of World of Boxing believes he's got the next king of the light heavyweight division, World Boxing Association (WBA) champion Dmitry Bivol. On Saturday in Monaco, 26-year-old...Read More

Adrien Broner vs. Sergey Lipinets Being Eyed For March

On Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Sergey Lipinets won a unanimous decision over Akihiro Kondo for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title. Lipinets raised his record to 13-0 with ...Read More

Alexander Povetkin vs. BJ Flores in Play - If Hammer Withdraws

There is a backup opponent waiting in the wings. It wasn't that long ago that BJ Flores (34-3-1, 21 KOs) called for a fight with former world champion Alexander Povetkin (32-1, 23 KOs). If the pieces ...Read More