Multiple sources are reporting that WBO middleweight titleholder Dmitry Pirog has pulled out of his August 25 unification fight with Gennady Golovkin. Pirog is claiming a back injury.
Next up for heavyweight Shane Cameron could be a rematch with David Tua. “I never did retire,” the 39-year-old Tua told 3News in New Zealand. “I believe without being stupid that I still have three or four years left.”
Unbeaten featherweight Mikey Garcia will remain as mandatory challenger for WBA champion Celestino Caballero. Garcia was initially removed from the top of the new WBA ratings but that was called “an inadvertent error.” The WBA held a purse bid for the fight the camps never agreed to the fight. Garcia is also in the running for a fight with WBO champion Orlando Salido.