Boxing news, results, rankings, schedule and more. Boxing News -- 24 hours/day - Reload often! | UPDATED TODAY
editor@fightnews.com Continuously updated all day, every day!
Home Boxing Schedule Boxing Rankings Boxing Results Fightnews Team


Boxing News

Carson Jones out, Cosme Rivera in for Lee Purdy

Cosme Rivera (35-15-3, 24 KOs) will now fight Lee Purdy (19-3-1, 12 KOs) for the IBF International welterweight title at the Wembley Arena on Saturday night following Carson Jones’ withdrawal due to illness. Rivera is well known to the UK when his last visit ended in an exciting KO victory over James Hare for the WBF welterweight belt. Rivera went on to fight some big names in the division including Andre Berto, Alfredo Angulo and a unified world title challenge against Zab Judah.

“We’re disappointed to hear the news late last night that Carson was unable to make his flight over to the UK due to illness,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “We know how he feels because Lee was in the same situation in fight week in December for their previously cancelled clash. We worked tirelessly last night and were delighted to secure Rivera who was approved by the IBF as a suitable contender. Both have explosive styles and we expect a great fight on Saturday.”




    For all the latest boxing news, click here.








    ufc179popup_tomorrow
    All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC.
    The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.