Bradley took the WBO welterweight title from Pacquiao on the weekend after beating him on two of the judges’ cards 115-113, with the remaining judge giving it to the Filipino star by the same score.
The Luxembourg Boxing Federation renewed its support for David Haye and Dereck Chisora’s Upton Park clash yesterday after its members met to discuss the European Boxing Union’s (EBU) decision to expel them.
The pair meet in one of the most eagerly awaited fights in recent years at West Ham United's Boleyn Ground in East London on July 14, live on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546).
The World Boxing Organisation have now officially approved Robin Krasniqi as the challenger for Nathan’s Cleverly’s world light-heavyweight title on April 28 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
After some uncertainty about Krasniqi last week when he was announced as Cleverly’s opponent, promoter Frank Warren and the WBO have confirmed that the situation has now been resolved.
WBA champ Haye is set to face the IBF and WBO titleholder on June 25 or July 2 but doubts surrounded Klitschko’s fitness after he twice pulled out of defences against Dereck Chisora with a stomach muscle injury.
Haye who has predicted that the younger Klitschko would crumble under his punch power, is now blaming the multi-division champ for single-handedly ‘killing the heavyweight division’.
WBO super-featherweight champion Ricky Burns and challenger Joseph Laryea both comfortably made weight for their showdown at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow later tonight.
Burns came in at 129.8lbs and Laryea at 128.4lbs for the 130-pounder contest. Ghanaian Laryea then failed in another attempt to rile the champion when he made a throat-slitting gesture as the pair came together for the face-off.
According to boxing website Boxingscene.com a deal in principal has already been reached between Bradley’s promoter Gary Shaw and Khan’s promoter Golden Boy with regards to the contest.