Below we have collected ten fight gossips that nevertheless have quite a real ground to be considered true. Stay with us to find out.
Usyk Will Hold a Fight for the World Title in 2020
The co-promoter of the Ukrainian boxer Alexander Usik, Eddie Hearn, said that after defeating the American Chazz Witherspoon, he will hold the next fight for the heavyweight title.
Also, let’s recall that Usyk began his career as a professional boxer in 2013. Since then, he performed in the first heavyweight. The Ukrainian held 16 fights, in each of them he became a winner, including 12 times by knocking out an opponent. After that, he decided to move to a heavier weight category.
Tyson Fury Will Immediately Hold Two Fights in WWE
At the end of the month, Fury will travel to Saudi Arabia and, as part of the WWE: Crown Jewel show, will fight the popular American wrestler Bron Strawman.
True, Fury is at great risk. In September, in a duel with the Swede Otto Wallin (20-1, 13 KOs), the Briton received an extremely unpleasant cut near the eye. And already in February 2020, Fury will face a rematch with the American Diontey Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs), the WBC world champion. Their first battle took place in December 2018 and ended in an equal score.
According to rumors, Wilder and Fury will immediately conduct two fights in a row, for which the Briton will earn about 50 million US dollars.
De La Hoya Spoke Openly About Canelo
The promoter of Mexican boxer Saul Alvarez commented on their tensions. We will remind, earlier “Canelo” sharply spoke to De la Hoya, saying that he “speaks too much.” Then it was about the announcement of the third battle with Kazakhstani Gennady Golovkin, however, Alvarez himself said that he considers the confrontation to be completed, and the trilogy will not happen.
As for the tensions between the promoter and the boxer, it is likely that this is true. However, the promoter himself assures that his statement was simply an untranslatable pun, and not an attempt to offend anyone. It’s better to turn to translation professionals like the Word Point for a more accurate interpretation.
Former Coach of Vladimir Klitschko Announced the Possible Return of a Ukrainian to the Ring
Former world heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko can resume his career. This was stated by a former Ukrainian coach Jonathan Banks. “After talking with Vladimir about a week ago, I can probably say that everything is possible. I immediately told him that I was ready to provide one hundred percent support if Vladimir did come back,” the trainer said.
Just in case, we recall that 43-year-old Vladimir Klitschko ended his career in the spring of 2017 when he was defeated in a duel against Briton Anthony Joshua. The latter was ready to give revenge, but the Ukrainian eventually decided to leave.
Alexander Povetkin Voiced the Names of Two Possible Opponents
Russian heavyweight veteran Alexander Povetkin (35-2, 24 KOs) will hold the next fight until the end of the year. At the same time, two boxers are among potential rivals.
This is Michael Hunter and Tyson Fury. True, Hunter does not express particularly strong intentions to fight this year. At the same time, Povetkin cannot calmly talk about Tyson Fury, because he wants to make him be responsible for his words. Recall that earlier Tyson made the assumption that Povetkin does not want to fight him and is afraid of this battle.
McGregor May Return to the UFC in the Winter of 2020
Conor McGregor continues to remain an inactive fighter, however, he constantly reminds the audience that he still has not moved away from MMA so much as to allow them to completely forget about him. He comments on social networks the most notable events in the UFC, and regularly hints at his return. However, since he declared himself a “pensioner” in the spring of 2019, nothing has happened that could be taken as the beginning of his preparation for his return.
All the rumors around come down to a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, who beat Konor in October last year. This is evidenced by many people, including the participants in the scandalous first match, but few of them doubt that McGregor is not a competitive opponent for the champion.
Golovkin’s Next Rival Will Be Kamil Sheremeta
According to well-known boxing insider Mike Koppinger, Kazakhstan IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs) wants to hold the mandatory title defense in a fight with Pole Kamil Sheremeta (21-0, 5 KOs) as soon as possible.
Sources report that the GGG is interested in meeting its obligations to the IBF as soon as possible. He wants to fight with mandatory challenger Kamil Sheremeta, and there is already a preliminary deal.
Golovkin Is Going to Visit the Fight Between Alvarez and Kovalev
On November 2, in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA), the boxing evening will be held at the MGM Grand Arena, the main event of which will be the fight for the WBO light heavyweight world title between its owner Russian Sergei Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KO ) and Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs).
There are real rumors that the Kazakhstani Gennady Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs) who is the main rival of Canelo, is going to attend this event. Opponents also fought twice in Las Vegas. Their first fight ended in a controversial equal score and the second with a Mexican minimum victory.
The Boxing Champion Sophia Ochigava Was Attacked by a Neighbor with a Knife
The silver medalist of the Olympic Games (2012) and two-time world boxing champion (2005, 2006), Sofia Ochigava, was beaten by a neighbor. He beat her and threatened to kill, only the police could pacify the man. Injuries were classified as mild. There are also rumors that the attacker is a member of an organized group of car fraudsters and is accused of fraud with insurance payments.
Boxer Day Is in Critical Condition After Knockout
The promotion company DiBella Entertainment commented on the condition of boxer Patrick Day, who fell into a coma after being knocked out by Charles Conwell at a tournament in Chicago. The athlete left the ring on a stretcher and was urgently taken to one of the clinics of the city.
During the battle, Patrick Day received a brain injury, after which he was hospitalized and underwent an emergency operation. Now the boxer is in a coma, his condition is assessed as extremely serious. The fight was stopped in the tenth round when Day fell on the floor after having missed a series of punches to the head.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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