Boxing News Archives: October 16, 2017

Miguel Cotto: Well loved, yet under appreciated

After sixteen years, world titles in four weight classes and many memorable fights with some of boxing’s best, Miguel Cotto will call it a career on December 2nd when he faces Sadam Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York. While Ali isn’t the big name opponent that some expected, let’s be honest, Cotto was never going to fight Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez. Ali however will be a worthy sendoff for in my eyes arguably one of the most underappreciated boxers of this era to casual fans. Cotto may not have the undefeated record like Floyd Mayweather or rumbled ...

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Mikkel Kessler return delayed

Mikkel Kessler has been forced to delay his comeback after contracting Lyme Borreliosis – a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. The former five-time World Champion had announced his plans to come out of retirement earlier this year and was expected to make his long awaited return to the ring in November. However, the Danish boxing icon was struck down by a mystery illness whilst in training camp, and was later admitted to hospital where following multiple tests it was revealed that he had Lyme Borreliosis. Kessler has since been released from hospital and is currently completing a ...

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Whyte to take on Helenius for Silver Heavyweight title in Cardiff

Dillian Whyte will face Robert Helenius for the WBC Silver Heavyweight title at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Whyte made his US debut in August with a 16th KO from 21 wins over Malcolm Tann in his first action since his epic win over Dereck Chisora in their fight of the year contender in Manchester in December. Whyte has been hunting a big name bout to move into prime position to land a World title fight and has landed that test in the shape of ‘The Nordic Nightmare’, and the two-time European ...

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