Opetaia vs Riakporhe
Eddie Hearn recently signed the IBF Cruiserweight world champion, Australia’s Jai Opetaia, in a co-promotion with Tasman fighters.
Opetaia has been ordered to face BOXXER-promoted Brit Richard Riakporhe next after Poland’s Mateusz Masternak withdrew from the mandatory position.
Hearn has revealed to Boxing Social that he wants to stage Opetaia vs Riakporhe on Wednesday, August 23 in Australia live on DAZN.
The British promoter claims that he has made Riakporhe a strong offer to face Opetaia in Australia. BOXXER offered Opetaia less money to come to the UK than Matchroom is offering Riakporhe to come to Aus, per Hearn.
The split is 65-35 in favour of the Australian and the fight is expected to go to purse bids.
O’Shaquie Foster vs Rocky Hernandez, Felix Cash, Ammo Williams
The WBC has now officially ordered their Super Featherweight world champion O’Shaquie Foster to defend his title against the mandatory challenger Eduardo ‘Rocky’ Hernandez.
Eddie Hearn, who promotes Hernandez, wishes to stage the fight on either September 2 or September 9 in Houston, Texas.
Ammo Wiliams could appear on the undercard as his fight with Felix Cash is no longer expected to take place next.
Cash recently left long-time trainer Tony Sims and teamed up with Mark Tibbs, sources tell NoSmokeSport.com
The undefeated British Middleweight has been offered a surprise world title shot against Kazhakstan’s Janibek Alimkhanuly, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
Smith vs Eubank 2
BOXXER look to be planning a Chris Eubank Jr (32-3, 23 KOs) vs Liam Smith (33-3-1, 20 KOs) rematch for Saturday, September 2 at London’s O2 Arena,
Eubank announced via his Twitter on Friday morning that he was taking the Smith fight next, although no deal has actually been completed for the fight.
Otabek Kholmatov’s trainer, Timur Ibragimov, has informed NoSmokeSport that they’ll look to take legal action against the WBA if the Leigh Wood-Josh Warrington fight is made for the world Featherweight title and mandatory challenger Kholmatov does not get his shot next.
Wasserman has won the purse bids for the fight for the European flyweight title between Chloe Watson and Justine Lallemand. 35,305 Euro to be split 50/50 (17,652.50 each). Watson, who recently signed with STN Sports, returns this Saturday live on DAZN – Kelly vs Corzo Running Order, Start Times, Undercard And Main Event Ring Walks
The BBBofC have now formally ordered Fabio Wardley to defend his British Heavyweight championship against his mandatory challenger David Adeleye. Purse bids on Aug 9, and the fight must take place by the end of the year.
Denzel Bentley and Hamzah Sheeraz have AGREED terms to meet for the British Middleweight title. Sheeraz is expected to return on the Aug 26 Usyk Dubois undercard in Poland first with the fight expected for November/December.