NEW: DAILY BOXING UPDATE – 20TH OCTOBER

  1. Anthony Joshua talks Deontay Wilder

In an interview with Sky Sports, Anthony Joshua has spoken about Deontay Wilder. After questioning Wilder and saying he can’t wait for him to come out and address why the trilogy with Fury isn’t happening and why he lost he complimented ‘The Bronze Bomber’. After seemingly calling out Wilder, AJ said “I hope he does come back, because he’s a great asset to the division.”

  1. Ring Magazine updated pound-for-pound list

Following last weekend’s undisputed lightweight title fight, the updated Ring Magazine pound-for-pound list has been revealed. The winner of saturday’s huge clash, Teofimo Lopez, moves into the top 10, sitting in 6th place behind the likes of Errol Spence and Oleksandr Usyk. His opponent Vasyl Lomachenko drops to one place below Lopez in 7th.

  1. Murat Gassiev receives new opponent

A former champion at cruiserweight, Murat Gassiev has had his heavyweight debut opponent changed. Previously scheduled to take on Sefer Seferi on October 31st, he will now take on Nuri Seferi, his 43-year old brother. Seferi has withdrawn from the bout due to coronavirus.

  1. Lopez’s manager gives update on Teofimo’s future at lightweight

David McWater who manages the new undisputed lightweight champion has said that it’s “above a 50/50 chance” that Lopez will stay at lightweight. A big fighter for the division, Lopez’s future as a lightweight was always in question. His promoter Bob Arum has stated that fights with Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia and a rematch with Lomachenko are all possibilities before he moves up according to ESPN.

  1. Amir Khan planning potential career in politics

Approaching the end of his professional career, Amir Khan took to social media to ask his fans their opinion on him entering the world of politics. Stating that he would love to be able to help the country of Pakistan by being an ambassador, Khan praised the work of his old teammate Manny Pacquiao. He signed off with “I one day might consider this. I’d like to ask my followers what they think about this?”

  1. Several UK fight updates

Christian Hammer is out of his fight with Dave Allen on the undercard of Chisora vs Usyk due to coronavirus. Savannah Marshall vs Hannah Rankin has also been added to that card after they were supposed to fight on this past weekend’s Ritson vs Vasquez card. Mark Heffron vs Denzel Bentley 2 will take place on November 13th with the bout being a final eliminator for the British middleweight title. Tommy Fury will also feature on that card.

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