Articles by author: John MacDonald(35 results)

Hearn: Daniel Jacobs Likes The Jermall Charlo Fight

With the middleweight division currently in a state of uncertainty, promoter Eddie Hearn, feels that Daniel Jacobs is ideally positioned to capitalise. WBC, WBA, IBO and IBF champion, Gennady Golovkin...Read More

Paul Butler vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez For Vacant IBF Title

The International Boxing Federation (IBF) have ordered that the organisation’s bantamweight title be contested by Emmanuel Rodriguez and Paul Butler. IBF Championships Chairman, Lindsey Tucker, confir...Read More

Joshua's First Defense - HBO, Showtime Both Vying For TV Rights

Both HBO and Showtime are vying for the exclusive T.V rights to broadcast Anthony Joshua’s first defence of his IBF heavyweight title, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn....Read More

Anthony Joshua's First Defense Could Land on 6/25 at The O2

Anthony Joshua could make the first defence of his IBF heavyweight world title on June 25 at London’s O2 Arena. Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) claimed the belt with a two-round demolition of – the previously u...Read More

Luke Campbell Wants a Step Up on Joshua-Whyte Bill

Luke Campbell, (12-0,10 KOs), returns to the ring on December 12 at London’s O2 Arena on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua- Dillian Whyte grudge match and is looking to take the next step in his pro...Read More

Hearn Wins Purse Bid For Butler-Yafai, Set For 10/17

Matchroom Sport have confirmed they are looking to stage Paul Butler’s British super flyweight title defence against Kal Yafai on October 17 in Birmingham, having won purse bids for the fight. Pau...Read More

Hearn: Hopkins, Bute, Kessler in The Mix For DeGale

IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale, 21-1 (14 KOs), looks set to make the first defence of his title in October, with some marquee names lined up as possible opponents. DeGale, 29, made hi...Read More

Smith-Rebrasse Clash In Play For 6/26 Echo Arena Bill understands that the representatives of Callum Smith and Christopher Rebrasse are in negotiations to stage a bout between the pair on June 26 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England....Read More

IBF Confirms Khan Turned Down Bradley Title Eliminator

Amir Khan, 30-3 (19 KOs), has turned down an eliminator against Tim Bradley that would have determined who became the mandatory for the IBF welterweight title, currently held by Kell Brook. Khan, 2...Read More

Hearn: I'm Confident Frampton-Quigg Will Happen

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg appear to be on-course for a massive British showdown this summer. IBF super bantamweight champion, Carl Frampton (20-0 14 KOs) and WBA “Regular” holder Scott Quigg (30...Read More

Kell Brook's Announcement Pushed Back To Thursday

Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) will announce who he’ll face in the first defence of his IBF welterweight title on Thursday. Brook was due to reveal his opponent on Monday but has delayed the announcement d...Read More

Derry Matthews To Land Richar Abril Title Shot understands that Derry Mathews is set to challenge Richar Abril for the WBA lightweight title on March 6 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool. Sources revealed that a deal to stage the bou...Read More

Audley Harrison To Be Added To Bellew-Cleverly II Card?

BoxingScene understands that Audley Harrison is in line to be added to Matchroom’s November 22 Pay-Per-View card, which is headlined by the grudge match between bitter rivals Nathan Cleverly and Tony ...Read More

Juan Manuel Marquez-Kell Brook Eyed By Eddie Hearn

Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport is looking to stage a “super fight” between IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook and Mexican Legend Juan Manuel Marquez in the Spring of 2015 in Britain. Brook, 33-0 ...Read More

George Groves Confirmed For November 22, Liverpool

BoxingScene can confirm that George Groves, 20-2 (15), will face Denis Douglin, 17-3 (10), on the undercard of the grudge-match between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew on November 22 at the Echo Arena...Read More

George Groves is in Line For November 22 Date

Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport will be announcing the addition of a “big name” to the undercard of the rematch between bitter rivals Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew later this week, with George Groves...Read More

Eddie Hearn Open To Scott Quigg-Kid Galahad Clash

Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport is open to a fight between Scott Quigg and European champion Kid Galahad but only if it happens in Britain and the correct financial procedures are in place. Mick Hen...Read More

Johnny Nelson: Give Me Six Months, I'll Take Out Huck

As Marco Huck 37-2-1 (26KOs) looks to equal the record of 13 WBO cruiserweight title defences with victory over Mirko Larghetti 21-0 (13KOs), the man who set the record, Johnny Nelson 45-12-2 (29KOs),...Read More

Kell Brook To Headline Massive 12/6 Bill In Sheffield

Kell Brook 33-0 (22KOs) will headline a card featuring some of the biggest names in British boxing on December 6 at the Motorpoint Arena in his hometown of Sheffield, England. The show will be a ho...Read More

Matthew Macklin Returns 9/27 on Abraham-Smith Bill understands that Matthew Macklin 30-5 (20KOs) will box on the undercard of Arthur Abraham’s WBO super middleweight defence against Paul Smith in Kiel, Germany on September 27 before re...Read More