Olympics: Paris to host rescheduled Tokyo Olympic boxing qualifier

March 5, 2021

Paris is replacing London, where the event began last March before being suspended amid the COVID-19 crisis. The BTF decided to move the event from London in January following a surge of cases in the country. The BTF said that Paris had been selected "as part of its initial commitment to organise its events in the host countries of recent or upcoming Olympic Games, and because of the opportunity to continue to benefit from its already established relationship with the Local Organising Committee, which was originally entrusted to organise the now-cancelled final world qualifier."
Olympics: Paris to host rescheduled Tokyo Olympic boxing qualifier

Promoter Arum says fight between Fury and Joshua agreed

March 3, 2021

Joshua beat Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in December to retain his IBF, WBO and WBA titles and his promoter Eddie Hearn said last month that the deal for a clash with fellow Briton Fury – who holds the WBC belt – was done. However, Fury last week played down the chances of the bout happening this year, saying that no progress has been made in fixing the fight due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and logistical issues.
Promoter Arum says fight between Fury and Joshua agreed

Punching against Parkinson's, a grandmother boxer fights for her health

Six years after her diagnosis, the Belgian woman who lives in Turkey discovered the benefits of non-contact boxing by chance while researching the disease. Non-contact boxing does not involve taking any punches, so there is no risk of head trauma. Known affectionately by the locals as "Auntie Naciye", she said when she first stepped into the boxing ring, people watched the grandmother of eight with their mouths agape as they were not used to seeing women of her age in the ring.
Punching against Parkinson's, a grandmother boxer fights for her health

Shields leading by example in fight for equality

March 2, 2021

A big part of the reason why paydays for women in boxing lag so far behind the men is simple: time spent in the ring. Claressa Shields is ready to change that.
Shields leading by example in fight for equality

Alvarez quickly handles overmatched Yildirim

Canelo Alvarez was never in much danger against Avni Yildirim, who never got off his stool after the third round of the title fight.
Alvarez quickly handles overmatched Yildirim

Alvarez takes on Yildirim with super middleweight domination in mind

February 26, 2021

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is an overwhelming favorite as he fights for the first time this year Saturday against Turkey's Avni Yildirim with Alvarez's WBC and WBA super middleweight titles on the line.
Alvarez takes on Yildirim with super middleweight domination in mind

Alvarez vs. Yildirim: How to bet on a mismatch

No one is expecting Avni Yildirim to put up much of a fight against Canelo Alvarez, so you have to look at round-by-round betting to make money.
Alvarez vs. Yildirim: How to bet on a mismatch

Teofimo Lopez gains major leverage on Top Rank

Lopez is under contract with Top Rank, but Triller Fight Club won the bid to promote his next fight against George Kambosos. This could be a breakthrough moment.
Teofimo Lopez gains major leverage on Top Rank