Former WBA champ Anthony Crolla is favourite to face pound for pound king Vasyl Lomachenko after IBF lightweight king Richard Commey if he pulls out of a proposed unification battle after suffering a hand injury.
According to Joe Gallagher, the trainer of WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith, the Liverpool based boxer’s dream of defending his title at his beloved Anfield soccer ground has hit a problem.
Although WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has been approved by the governing body to rematch Tyson Fury, WBA/IBF and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is still hopeful they can clash in a unification battle at Wembley Stadium on April 13.
Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has said that any negotiations for the WBA/IBF and WBO heavyweight champion to defend his titles against WBC champ Deontay Wilder will no be made public for fear of jeopardising a unification battle between the pair.
Deontay Wilder’s co manager Shelly Finkel has confirmed that the WBC heavyweight champion is willing to face WBA/IBF and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua in a unification battle or fellow Briton Tyson Fury in 2019.
Unbeaten Londoners Ohara Davies and Craig Richards will box at York Hall in Bethnal Green on Tuesday June 21 as part of the free-entry public work-out ahead of Anthony Joshua’s IBF World Heavyweight title defence against Dominic Breazeale at The O2 on Saturday June 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Davies landed the English Lightweight title in Greenwich in April when he stopped Andy Keates in four rounds on the undercard of Joshua’s World title win over Charles Martin at The O2. Davies