Top Rank is planning a fight with Vasyl Lomachenko in June. Most likely opponent: Number 7 ranked in WBC, Number 10 ranked in IBF and Number 14 ranked in WBO, 31-year-old Japanese Masayoshi Nakatani 19(13)-1(0)-0.
The world champion in two weight categories, 26-year-old American Gervonta Davis 24(23)-0-0 will have his next fight in the summer of 2021. His opponent will be the WBA Regular world champion in the super lightweight division, 25-year-old American Mario Barrios 26(17)-0-0. The date and location of the fight will be announced soon.
MAY 16-31 2021
26-year-old Briton Josh Hargreaves has signed a long-term contract with Frank Warren. Hargreaves will make his professional debut in the spring of 2021. In the amateurs, Josh won two national titles (2018, 2019) in the category up to 60 kilograms.
On May 21, the WBC world champion in the lightweight division, 22-year-old American Devin Haney 25(15)-0-0 will defend the title against the WBC number 3 ranked 35-year-old Venezuelan Jorge Linares 47(29)-5(5)-0. The winner of the fight will have until August 19 (90 days from May 21) to defend against the WBC Number 2 ranked, 31-year-old Dominican Javier Fortuna 36(25)-2(1)-1.
On May 22, in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA), the fight for the title of the absolute world champion in the super lightweight division will take place. Jose Carlos Ramirez, the WBC and WBO titleholder, will face Josh Taylor, the WBA Super and IBF world champion.
MAY 1-15 2021
On May 1, in London (England), the WBA Super world champion in the light heavyweight division, 30-year-old Russian Dmitry Bivol 17 (10)-0-0 will defend the title against the WBA number 8 ranked, 30-year-old Briton Craig Richards 16(9)-1(0)-1. On the undercard of boxing night #3 WBO, #6 IBF and #7 WBC in the heavyweight division, 29-year-old New Zealander Joseph Parker 28(21)-2(0)-0 will fight #15 WBC and #15 WBO, 37-year-old Briton Dereck Chisora 32(23)-10(3)-0.
Former world champion in the heavyweight division, 29-year-old New Zealander Joseph Parker 28(21)-2 (0)-0 decided to terminate the agreement with coach Kevin Barry. In the near future, Parker will announce the name of his new mentor. Joseph will fight his next fight on May 1. Opponent: 37-year-old Briton Dereck Chisora 32(23)-10(3)-0.
On May 15, the WBC world champion in the lightweight division, 22-year-old American Devin Haney 25(15)-0-0 will defend the title against the #3 ranked by WBC, 35-year-old Venezuelan Jorge Linares 47(29)-5(5)-0. The location of the battle will be known soon.
APRIL 16-30 2021
WBO world middleweight champion, 32-year-old American Demetrius Andrade 29(18) - 0-0 will return to the ring on April 17 or April 24. Opponent: Number 2 ranked in WBO, 28-year-old Briton Liam Williams 23(18)-2(1)-1. 11 In February, representatives of the World Boxing Association sanctioned a fight between Arsen Gulamiryan, the WBA Super world champion in the first heavyweight division, and Alexey Yegorov, the Number 1 ranked in WBA. The representatives of the boxers have 30 days to agree on the venue of the fight. If this does not happen, a promotional auction will be scheduled.
24 April in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) the WBO world champion in the featherweight division, 26-year-old Mexican Emanuel Navarrete 32(27)-1 (0)-0 will defend the title against the Number 6 ranked in the WBO, 26-year-old Puerto Rican Christopher Diaz 26(16)-2(0)-0.
Number 1 WBO, Number 1 WBC, Number 4 IBF and Number 6 WBA in the middleweight division, 24-year-old Mexican Jamie Munguia 36(29)-0-0 will have his next fight with WBC number 4 ranked, 31-year-old Pole Maciej Sulecki 29(11)-2(0)-0. The fight is scheduled for April 2021. Initially, Mungia was supposed to fight Gennady Golovkin, the IBF world champion. Negotiations between the teams were not successful.
APRIL 1-15 2021
Former world champion in two weight categories, 32-year-old African Zolani Tete 28(21)-4(2) -0 decided to continue his career in the super bantamweight division. Tete's return is scheduled for April 2021.
On April 3, in Uzbekistan, the WBA Super and IBF world champion in the super bantamweight division, 26-year-old boxer from Uzbekistan Murodjon Akhmadaliyev 8(6)-0-0 will defend the titles against the interim belt holder of the IBF, 31-year-old Japanese Ryosuke Iwasa 27(17)-3(2)-0.
The fight between Joe Smith and Maxim Vlasov got a new date. The fight for the vacant WBO light heavyweight title will take place on April 10. (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA). Initially, the fight was supposed to take place on February 13, but was postponed due to a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19) for Vlasov.
On April 10 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA), in the undercard of the boxing night "Joe Smith-Maxim Vlasov", WBC ranked number 11 in the heavyweight division, 26-year-old boxer from Nigeria Efe Ajagba 14 (11)-0-0 will fight against 40-year-old American Brian Howard 15(12)-4(3)-0.
Kudratillo Abdukakhorov, the IBF's #1 ranked in welterweight , has changed his opponent and fight date. The boxer from Uzbekistan will step on the ring on April 10. His opponent will be 27-year-old Canadian Cody Crowley 19 (9)-0-0. Initially, Abdukakhorov was supposed to return to the ring on March 13 in a fight with Javier Flores.
MARCH 16-31 2021
On March 18 in Salinas (Puerto Rico) Number 12 ranked in WBA in the lightweight division, 30-year-old Puerto Rican Alberto Machado 22(18)-2(2)-0 will fight with Number 15 ranked in WBA, 24-year-old American Hector Tanahara 19 (5)-0-0. Onthe undercard, 25-year-old French middleweight Christian M'billy 17(16) - 0-0 will fight with 32-year-old Ukrainian Yevgeny Khitrov 20(17)-2(1)-0. Format of fights: 10 rounds.
MARCH 1-15 2021
On March 5, 2021, Claressa Shields defeated Marie-Yves Dicker to become the first female and male winner of four major titles (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF) in two divisions (Super Welterweight and Middleweight).
On March 13, on the undercard of the boxing night "David Benavidez - Ronald Ellis", Number 2 ranked in the IBF lightweight division, 22-year-old Mexican Isaac Kurs 20 (15)-1 (0)-1 will fight with Number 13 ranked WBA, 25-year-old Spaniard Hon Fernandez 21(18)-1(0)-0.
The fight between Alexander Povetkin and Dillian White has been postponed from March 6 to March 27. The boxing night will be held in Gibraltar, and not in London as previously planned.
Representatives of the International Boxing Federation sanctioned a fight in February 9th between 30-year-old Russian Evgeny Shvedenko 15(6)-0-0, Number 3 ranked in IBF in the super middleweight division, and 29-year-old boxer from Kazakhstan Aidos Yerbosynuly 15(10)-0-0, Number 5 ranked in IBF. The title of the IBF mandatory challenger in the super middleweight division will be at stake. The representatives of the boxers have 30 days to agree on the venue of the fight. If this does not happen, a promotional auction will be scheduled.
Maxim Vlasov has showed a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19). His fight with Joe Smith, scheduled for February 13, has been postponed to a later date.