Articles by author: Luke Furman(1023 results)

Murat Gassiev on Usyk Fight: It's All or Nothing!

Russia's Murat Gassiev understands the importance of the upcoming final fight of the World Boxing Super Series tournament, when he meets Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk, but he's approaching this fight in th...Read More

Pascal vs. Bosse in Doubt, Criminal Review For Bosse License

According to a report from the Montreal Journal, there appears to be a big issue with Steve Bosse securing a boxing license for a scheduled fight with former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal...Read More

Gassiev: No Intimidation That Uysk is The Favorite, I'm Ready

WBA, IBF cruiserweight world champion Murat Gassiev (26-0, 19 KOs) of Russia has easily named Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk (14-0, 11 KOs), who holds the WBC, WBO world titles, as the strongest opponent of...Read More

Fedor Chudinov vs. Najib Mohammedi on Usyk-Gassiev Card

As previously reported on, former World Boxing Association (WBA) super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov will return to the ring on July 21 at Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Chu...Read More

Eleider Alvarez Training in Colombia For Sergey Kovalev Fight

One month away from the biggest fight of his career, Eleider Alvarez has decided, along with his trainer Marc Ramsay, to go into exile in Bogota, Colombia to increase his chances of getting his hand r...Read More

Stevenson vs. Gvozdyk: Michel Reacts To Purse Bid Controversy

Yvon Michel, promoter for WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson, has reacted to the circulating stories regarding claims of "collusion" in the recent purse bid for the mandatory defense agai...Read More

Usyk vs. Gassiev a Hot Ticket in Moscow, 7,000 Sold in First Day

The final bout of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) cruiserweight tournament is a very hot ticket. The contest takes place on July 21 at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia. In the final bout, un...Read More

Jean Pascal vs. Steve Bosse Pushed Back To July 20

The scheduled bout between former light heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal and ex-mixed martial arts fighter Steve Bosse has been pushed back. The contest was was scheduled to take place on June 2...Read More

Steven Butler Drops, Stops Carson Jones in Seventh Round

Steven Butler put in a methodical performance that allowed him to stop dangerous veteran Carson Jones in the seventh round on Saturday night at the Montreal Casino in Montreal. Jones (40-14-3, 30 KOs...Read More

Usyk-Gassiev: Chudinov, Shafikov, Ponomarev, Andreev on Card

According to Umar Kremlev, the General Secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation, they are loading up the undercard for the scheduled World Boxing Super Series final between cruiserweight champions O...Read More

Stevenson-Gvozdyk, Rivas-Jennings, Beterbiev-Johnson in Play

Promoter Yvon Michel of GYM is a busy man these days. The Canadian promoter is currently in discussions for several potential showdowns in the near future. Michel has revealed that NABF heavyweight ch...Read More

Artur Beterbiev is Appealing Recent Legal Victory For Michel

Karim Renno, the lawyer for IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev, has confirmed to the Montreal Journal that his office filed documents to appeal the recent judgment that came down in favor ...Read More

Usyk: I'm Willing To Go Anywhere in The World For Murat Gassiev

A deal is inching closer for the final fight of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) cruiserweight tournament, which features a showdown between Russia's Murat Gassiev and Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk for...Read More

Usyk vs. Gassiev: 'Tough Negotiations' Continue To Set Venue

The Russian Boxing Federation has continued their uneasy negotiations with respect to the venue and the location of the final round of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) cruiserweight tournament, wh...Read More

Artur Beterbiev Will Get Back in The Mix, Says Promoter

As reported last week, promoter Yvon Michel of GYM was victorious in his long legal battle with IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev. Beterbiev was attempting to break away f...Read More

Artur Beterbiev Loses Legal Case, Bound To GYM Until 2021

After nearly a year of promotional confusion, IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev has lost his legal case against promoter Yvon Michel of GYM. Beterbiev has attempting to invalidate his pro...Read More

David Lemieux Says 160 Still Possible, Move To 168 is No Problem

This past weekend in Canada, manager Camille Estephan had categorically indicated that it was David Lemieux's last fight at middleweight. He said his boxer would make the jump to the super middleweigh...Read More

Pascal Urges Lemieux To Stay at 160: He's Too Small For 168

On Saturday night at Centre Videotron in Quebec City, former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-5, 33 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Karim Achour (26-5-3, 4 KOs). Achour went...Read More

Adonis Stevenson: Mayweather Tricked Us With The Officials!

Last weekend, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson fought to a twelve round majority draw with Badou Jack in Toronto. In the aftermath, he quested the selection of judges for the bout. Alth...Read More

David Lemieux Fails To Make Weight, Move To 168 is Eyed

Back in December, it may have been the last time that former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-4, 33 KOs) competed at 160-pounds. Earlier today, Lemieux failed to make the middleweight limit...Read More