Chris Algieri believes he can return to World title level in 2019 – but the returning American knows that his dreams could be shattered by defeat against Danny Gonzalez on Friday January 18 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.
It appears Amir Khan has had a rethink and is now keen to face bitter British rival Kell Brook in March or April instead of challenging unbeaten Terence Crawford for the American’s WBO welterweight title.
WBA lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and WBO lightweight titleholder Jose Pedraza exchanged pleasantries on a brisk New York afternoon on Thursday two days before their title unification battle, Saturday evening at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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.