Tyson Fury will never fight again - says leading British promoter Eddie Hearn. Fury, 28, has withdrawn from his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, scheduled for 29 October, with reported mental health issues. The Englishman, who has not fought since beating
Lloyd Honeyghan didn't care about Donald Curry's reputation. He wasn't bothered by betting odds, either. He just came to fight—and on September 27, 1986, that's exactly what he did. When he stepped between the ropes at the Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, few gave Honeyghan a chance of beating the undisputed welterweight champion of the world. The unbeaten Curry had knocked out Milton McCrory in a hurry at the end of the previous year to add the WBC title to the IBF and WBA belts already in his possession. The Lone Star Cobra was viewed by many as the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet at the time. Middleweight Marvin Hagler was his major rival for the honour—and plans were
Vasyl Lomachenko previously had to tempt Nicholas Walters with a substantial cut of his purse to take a fight with the gifted two-time Olympic boxing champion from Ukraine. Jamaica’s Walters (26-0-1, 21 knockouts) has accepted an offer to fight World Boxing Organization super-featherweight champion Lomachenko (6-1, four KOs) Nov. 26, with the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas positioned to host the HBO-televised bout. Lomachenko promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday that Walters has agreed to be the opponent, and that Arum expected to finalize the site deal and formally announce the bout Wednesday. In June, Lomachenko produced a sensational fifth-round knockout of Puerto Rico’s Roman “Rocky” Martinez at Madison Square Garden’s Theater to become the first fighter in history to win a second belt in just seven pro bouts.