Amir Khan set for glamour fight against Pacquaio?
It has been yet another quiet week in boxing circles with some speculation over who Amir Khan fights next.
Having lost out on the bizarre lottery to face Floyd Mayweather Jr he is now contemplating a former stable mate.
Manny Pacquiao is high on his list and many believe that this will be his next fight, possibly in early 2016. Of course Freddie Roach has other ideas – he prefers Danny Garcia…
One fight that has been postponed, after having generated a huge amount of interest is Andy Lee v Billy Joe Saunders. Lee has had to postpone due to not being well. The new date shall be in Manchester in October which means Ireland have lost their world title fight.
Jamie McDonnell has been speaking confidently of his rematch with Tomoki Kameda.
After having dispensed with this rematch, McDonnell reckons he might step up in weight and take on either Carl Frampton or Scott Quigg next – not the domestic pairing we expected!
Whilst McDonnell has his rematch, Kevin Mitchell will not be getting his anytime soon as Jorge Linares has opted to fight Ivan Cano and defend his WBC lightweight belt in Venezuela next.
Finally Miguel Cotto shall put his WBC middleweight belt on the line against Saul Alvarez on the 21st October in Las Vegas.
Cotto is another one of Freddie Roach’s guys and Roach is supremely confident that Cotto shall school Alvarez.
With no domestic boxing anywhere over the last 7 days I was left looking at former multi weight world champion James Toney who climbed back in the ring against Charles Ellis for a comeback at 47 years of age!
In a bill that he promoted, in St Louis Missouri, Lights Out lost on points over 10 rounds…
Friday 28th August
Saturday 29th August
York Hall – 13 contests; Doncaster 12 contests
Friday 4th September
Walsall – 4 contests
Glasgow – bantamweight Scott McCormack; lightweight Charlie Flynn; welterweight Stewart Burt; lightweight Barry Craig; and featherweight Joe Ham
Saturday 5th September
Leeds – Josh Warrington v Joel Brunker for the Commonwealth and WBC international featherweight titles; light heavyweight and undefeated Callum Johnson faces Tony Hill; bantamweight Stuart Hall; new super middleweight Martin Murray; and super flyweight and undefeated Khalid Yafai
London – Liam Smith v Kris Carslaw for the British super welterweight crown and cruiserweight Ovill McKenzie
York Hall – Heavyweight action with Richard Towers v Kamil Sokolowski and AJ Carter v Igor Mihaljevic
Ravenscraig – welterweight Michael McGurk v Luke Kelehar; Connor Law v Mathew Mallin at super welterweight; super middleweights Scott Edgar v Krzysztof Golec; Scottish lightweight title fight between Jordan McRory and Sean Watson; lightweights Shaun McShane and Richard Barclay; welterweight James Thomson and Teodor Stefanov; welterweight Mathew McAllister; featherweight Darren Traynor; super flyweights Jamie Wilson and Stefan Slavchev; and the debut of super lightweight Jason Easton.
Friday 11th September
Corby – In an eliminator for the English cruiserweight title – Simon Barclay v Micky Steeds; 4 fights in Blackpool.
Anthony Joshua v Gary “Highlander” Cornish for the Commonwealth heavyweight title; heavyweight Dillian Whyte; and Louis Norman v Charlie Edwards for the English flyweight title.
In Liverpool Paul Economides v Prosper Ankram for the WBF intercontinental super bantamweight titles; Roy Jones Jr v Tony Moran for the WBF cruiserweight intercontinental title.
Gloucester; 10 fights; Preston – 8 fights; Belfast 10 fights; Villa Park 7 fights
Barnsley – 9 fights; Dudley 1 fight
The return of heavyweight Sam Sexton