Here is a round-up of the best of today’s boxing news…
Deontay Wilder sends message to Dillian Whyte in response to criticism
After hearing Whyte’s comments about waiting for a title shot, Wilder told 78SPORTSTV: “Who keeps up with the days?
“‘It’s been 600 days.’ Man, get the f*** outta here, like you in prison striking the wall.”
The champion then issued a message directly to his potential future challenger.
“Dillian Whyte, I want you to listen to me, if you continue to win, you ain’t gotta worry, I’mma come to you.”
Mike Tyson has questions for Anthony Joshua ahead of Andy Ruiz rematch
Tyson said on his Hotboxin’ Podcast: ” This stage in life is really what makes them.
“Because they already have money now. Now it’s all about: Who are you?
“Do you stay down and give it up? Or do you believe in it? You got any f***ing pride, n****?
“What do you believe in? Do you believe in your ancestors? Your mother, your father, your kids? What do you believe in?
“What have you got to fight for? And then it’s up to him
Sergey Kovalev vs Anthony Yarde seemingly on verge of announcement
The Russian Boxing Federation have declared that Kovalev vs Yarde will be going ahead as originally planned.
There was a possibility that the WBO light-heavyweight champion would instead face Canelo Alvarez, however a deal has not been made for that fight.
Instead, Kovalev will defend against his British mandatory on August 24 in Chelyabinsk, Russia, with an announcment expected soon
Chris Eubank Jr calls for Billy Joe Saunders rematch
“He’s not a likeable guy,” the Brighton man told StarSport.
“He’s done a lot of bad things. He’s a drug cheat… there are these viral videos of him taking advantage of vulnerable people. He’s a bad guy and he’s paid the price for it.
“I want the rematch to happen now that he’s got the belt, a belt that I don’t feel he deserved.”
Terence Crawford vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas planned for October 18
According to Mike Coppinger, Crawford will defend his welterweight title against Egidijus Kavaliauskas on October 18 in his hometown of Omaha.
Kavaliauskas is the WBO number one contender and expected to be called to face the champion, hence why the bout is being planned.
Ryota Murata regains WBA ‘regular’ middleweight belt
After being comprehensively beaten by Rob Brant in America last October, Japanese superstar Murata took to rematch back home.
In Osaka he looked a different beast and won by bludgeoning second-round knockout.
On the undercard, Ken Shiro knocked out Jonathan Taconing to retain his WBC light-flyweight title.
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