IBO light heavyweight champion Andrzej Fonfara’s fight against Gabriel Campillo on August 16th in Chicago is a “non-sanctioned, unauthorized, non-title fight” according to the IBO. He will officially be stripped of the belt when he engages in that fight.
Olympic Gold medalist Luke Campbell MBE took less than 90 seconds to arrive in style in the pro game in his blockbuster hometown show at the MS3 Craven Park in Hull. He will next box on the undercard of Ricky Burns’ WBO world lightweight title defence against Raymundo Beltran at the SECC in Glasgow, Scotland.
Javan “Sugar” Hill of the famed Kronk Gym in Detroit has joined the team of unbeaten super middleweight Anthony Dirrell. Hill, who trains WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson among others, will assist Leon Lawson with Dirrell’s training. Dirrell (25-0, 21 KOs) is preparing to defend his UBO intercontinental belt against Anthony Hanshaw (23-3-2, 14 KOs) on July 27 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.