Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

McKenzie-Afolabi in Talks For Cruiserweight Showdown

By Terence Dooley

BoxingScene understands that talks are underway between the representatives of Ola Afolabi, 21-4-4 (10), and Ovill McKenzie, 24-12 (12).  The cruiserweights are in discussion for a summer showdown and hopefully there will be official news soon about the mooted 200lb encounter.

If made, the bout could help Afolabi get right back into contention following April’s decision defeat to Victor Emilo Ramierz for the IBF's interim title.  The 35-year-old has had a staccato schedule in recent years, fighting once thus far in 2015, once in 2014 and twice in 2013.  You have to go back to 2011 to find a fairly active year for the former WBO interim titlist—three fights and three wins.

McKenzie has also had a stop-start career of late, but he put a bad, single fight 2013 (L TKO 11 to Enzo Maccarinelli, who was stopped in nine by Afolabi in 2009) behind him to grab the British and Commonwealth belts last year.  His sole bout of 2015 saw him out-point Blackpool’s Matty Askin in March.

“The Upsetter” has been in fine form since moving up from 175lbs following the defeat to Maccarinelli; the 35-year-old would roll into a showdown with Afolabi with plenty of confidence and pep.

Please send news and views to @Terryboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cloud on 05-23-2015

[FONT="Times New Roman"][COLOR="Red"]A good fight to make in my opinion. It is now convenient for Ola to fight for the British, Commonwealth titles. Ovill is on a roll.. it'll be a pity to see him lose the belts before he…

Comment by knockoutkid on 05-22-2015

drozd owns all he's looking like a beast

Comment by knockoutkid on 05-22-2015

good fight, im guessing a warren promotion.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Shawn Porter: I'll Fight Danny Garcia Wherever He Wants Jerwin Ancajas-Jonas Sultan Undercard Results From Fresno Hearn: Joshua vs. Povetkin Discussions Are Ongoing Yafai: 'Absolute Joke' How Heavy Carmona Came in for Our Fight Horn's Trainer: Crawford is Just a Man, Horn Beat a Legend! Naoya Inoue Eyes More Titles: I Hope To Win Whole WBSS! Adonis Stevenson: Mayweather Tricked Us With The Officials! Ricky Burns Will Return on June 16th in Newcastle Kal Yafai: I'm Ready to Take Out the Champs, One After Another Photos: Naoya Inoue Destroys Jamie McDonnell in One Round Golovkin Promoter Explains GGG's Position: He Wants Fair Split! De La Hoya To Golovkin: Go Fight Derevyancheko For $1 Million! Daily Bread Mailbag: Loma vs. Tank, Mikey Garcia, Russell, More Jamie McDonnell Confirms He Will Move Up After KO Loss BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - May 26 Dubois Gives Deontay Wilder The Edge To Beat Anthony Joshua Jarrett Hurd Turns Back on Lara Rematch, Wants Kell Brook Next The Unfortunate Reality of Canelo-GGG Rematch Negotiations Luis Ortiz Waiting For WBC To Make Ruling on Whyte Fight Linares: I Did Not Quit With Lomachenko, I'd Like a Rematch Photos: Ramirez-Mendez, Nyambayar-Escandon - PBC Weigh-In Evens Pierre Knocks Francisco Contreras Out in Seventh De La Hoya Smiles at Golovkin: Good Luck With Derevyanchenko! Photos: Ancajas vs. Sultan, Yafai vs. Carmona - Ready For War Artur Szpilka Drops, Dominates Dominick Guinn Over Ten Rounds Miguel Cotto Helping Polish The Skills of Angel Acosta Izu Ugonoh Returns, Stops Fred Kassi in Three Rounds Photos: David Lemieux Looks Depleted at Weigh-In For Achour Mazion vs. Pauldo - Golden Boy on ESPN Co-Main Set, June 8 Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter Deal Reached For WBC Title Berchelt vs. Barros Finalized For Merida, To Be Carried By ESPN+ David Lemieux Fails To Make Weight, Move To 168 is Eyed Luis Nery: I'll Prove I'm The Best at 118, I Want My Title Back Joshua, Hearn Stand Firm: Wilder Fight Must Be in The UK News: Tyson Fury's Return, Bare Knuckle Boxing, James Beech Epic Sports CEO on Securing Whyte-Pulev, Signing Fighters, More Inoue Confirms He’ll Compete in WBSS Bantamweight Tournament Brendan Ingle, Dean Francis Pass Away: Boxing World Mourns Tony Bellew "100%" Interested In Fighting Oleksandr Usyk Inoue Blows Out McDonnell in 1st Round to Win Bantamweight Title
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement