Indian Silver Medal Winner Sumit Kundu

Sumit Kundu (75 kg) beat world championship silver medalist Dzhambulat Bizhamov, Sumit won 5 - 0 over his opponent on Sunday and 3 other Indians lost in opening match at 73rd Strandja Memorial

Sumit Kundu beat silver medalist from Russia to enter the second round
However, Narender Berwal (92kg), Varinder Singh (60kg) and Lakshya Chahar (86kg) lost their opening round matches.

Narender lost 2-3 against Ayoub of Spain, Varinder and Chahar lost to Artur of Russia with a score of 5-0 4-1 each

On the second day of Europe's oldest international boxing tournament featuring four Indian boxers starting their campaign

Defending Asian champion Dina Zholamank will be faced by Shiksha, and two other Indian women will start their campaign

This international boxing tournament will feature 36 countries with more than 450 boxers participating

And in the last edition India secured 2 medals of Deepak Kumar and Naveen Boora respectively silver and bronze

Amir Khan v Kell Brook: How blockbuster fight was finally made after years of failed negotiations

For so long, Amir Khan v Kell Brook seemed destined to be the one that got away.

But on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena the former world champions, both 35, will at last settle their differences inside a ring.

Brook turned professional in 2004 and Khan - fresh off a silver medal at the Athens Olympics - did so the following year.

As the years rolled by, both achieved great heights in professional boxing. Yet, a blockbuster all-British affair could not be negotiated.

That was until Boxxer promoter Ben Shalom worked his magic, although it was no easy task.

"They both weren't easy to deal with if I'm honest," Shalom tells BBC Sport.

"They were like two kids. If one felt like the other one was getting advantage, he'd want to pull out."

It's all about timing

The two fighters could have clashed in 2010 when Bolton's Khan held the WBA super-lightweight title and was called out by Brook.

Or in 2012 when they sat side-by-side on Sky Sports boxing show Ringside and shared their own accounts of who came out top in a sparring session during the amateurs.

The fight would have perhaps seen them at their peak in 2015 when Sheffield's Brook - having defended his IBF welterweight crown - once again challenged Khan.

Critics say the bout is well past its sell-by-date, but Shalom insists now is "the perfect time and setting" for Khan-Brook.

"I think before there was almost too much to lose," he explains. "You had two British guys that had known each other since they were 17 and had world title-ambitions and wanted to conquer America.

"Fighting each other at that stage of their career maybe would have stopped one of them achieving that.

"The rivalry and legacy meant that there was too much on the line and too much to lose."


Tyson Fury vows to crush Dillian Whyte with one hand

MDP Live - World champion Tyson Fury vows to crush Dillian Whyte with one hand behind his back in his mandatory WBC heavyweight bout. Tyson Fury boasted while undergoing his training camp in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The 33-year-old bowed to a record-breaking salary offer won by Fury promoter Frank Warren after a £30.6m bid. Whyte had been almost silent on the radio since the announcement of the fight, whereas the Gypsy King was full of bullshit.

And while training in Dubai, Fury took the opportunity to attack his former training partner while discussing tactics before their fight. He told DubaiEyeSport:

"Whatever I feel at night. Because I don't pay much attention to these homeless people, to be fair," he said. "Whatever I felt that night. Either way, I can definitely beat Whyte. Even if I put one hand behind my back and one foot off the floor, I will still beat him."

It is believed the pair have now accepted the contract to counter the imminent date and venue confirmation. Cardiff's Principality Stadium was an early pioneer to host the all-British showdown.

Fury also mocked Anthony Joshua when asked if they would end up fighting. "I'm not sure what to think about Anthony Joshua anymore. Frankly, no one cares about him anymore. But maybe I'll drop him just for the fun of it."

World Boxing: Canelo Alvarez Ready to Challenge Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua

MDP Live - Canelo Alvarez is reportedly soon to take a crazy step in a career in the world boxing scene. Starting his adventure in professional boxing by going down at welterweight (66.68 kg), the Mexican boxer is rumored to be going down to heavyweight (+101.61 kg).

In the near future, he is rumored to be setting his boxing schedule to challenge WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu. In fact, Canelo, who is now down in the super middle class (76.2 kg), is only about 14 kg to move up to cruiser class.

British promoter Eddie Hearn wants to pit Canelo Alvarez against Gennady Golovkin in middleweight or Dmitry Bivol in light heavyweight. However, when he spent time with Canelo in San Diego, California, Hearn admitted that he was amazed by Canelo Alvarez's statement.

Hearn said Canelo had a dream of appearing in the heavyweight division. In fact, with confidence, Canelo Alvarez told Hearn that he was able to beat two heavyweight champions, Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.

"He (Canelo) thinks he is completely unbeatable. And he thinks he can beat Oleksandr Usyk. I think he can beat Anthony Joshua. That's his mentality. He is very good. Arguably the best fighter I've ever seen up close." Hearn said.

Canelo is not a boxer under the management of Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing. However, the boxer fight under Matchroom and Canelo will also add to the coffers of Eddie Hearn's wealth.

"Canelo lives with challenges and it depends on the fights he likes. The trilogy fight with Golovkin is still the biggest in boxing. It is a trilogy that proves who the undisputed world champion is," said Eddie Hearn.

As for Canelo Alvarez's coach, Eddy Reynoso, it is possible that his boxer will face Jermall Charlo. “Charlo is a more marketable fighter, he has a lot of followers, and because of that the fights are more attractive.

However, Eddy added, “Canelo is at a level where he can fight anyone. I think the difference is in the weight and we have to be careful with that. He can fight at a heavyweight where he feels strong."

"We'll see if something can happen in May or September. In fact, Golovkin had revealed his intention to fight against Canelo. There is an intention for a trilogy fight. However, we will work with boxing promoters who have the best fighters and the best fights for us," said Eddy.

Chris Eubank Jr open to facing Amir Khan

Chris Eubank Jr open to facing Amir Khan or Kell Brook but says Gennadiy Golovkin remains his No 1 target

Amir Khan fights Kell Brook to finally settle their longstanding rivalry on February 19, live on Sky Sports Box Office; Josh Taylor defends his undisputed super-lightweight title against Jack Catterall on February 26, live on Sky Sports

Chris Eubank Jr says a world title bout against Gennadiy Golovkin is his No 1 target but would be open to fighting the winner of Kell Brook's grudge match with Amir Khan.

Eubank Jr registered a dominant win over Liam Williams last weekend and is targeting a world championship fight this summer, with IBF middleweight champion Golovkin his preferred option.

"That is the No 1 target," Eubank Jr told Sky Sports News. "He is up there as the fight that I want next. He is the top of the list.

"But that's the exciting thing about the middleweight division right now, there are so many big names and world championships to fight for.

"We're gunning for a big name and a big title in the summer."

Golovkin was due to face WBA champion Ryota Murata in December but the fight was postponed and is set to be rearranged, which could hamper Eubank Jr's hopes of a summer face-off.

World Boxing Schedule of the Week Keith Thurman vs Barrios

MDP Live - Keith Thurman vs Mario Thomas Barrios World Boxing Schedule will be held this Sunday, (6/2/2022). In addition, there is Leo Santa Cruz vs. Keenan Carbajal.

The non-title fight between Keith Thurman and Mario Thomas Barrios took place at the Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas, United States (US).

This is the first fight for Thurman after an embarrassing loss to Manny Pacquiao, on July 20, 2019.

Since then, the former WBA world champion, the WBC welterweight, has had a hard time moving on.

After declaring himself ready to fight, "One Time" Thurman immediately faced a commensurate opponent in Mario Barrios.

"I'm going to blow my revenge on all the next opponents," said Thurman.

For the duel against Barrios, Keith Thurman (29-1-0 (22KOs) has done a series of special exercises.

Thurman is also predicted to appear violent, after losing his WBA title when he lost in a split decision to Pacquiao, 2019.

Now Thurman promises to return to the hot fire in the 147lb (66.6kg) welterweight division while taking advantage of his remaining ideal age.

If they win over Mario Barrios (26-1-0 (17KOs) then Errol Spence Jr and Crawford are Thurman's next targets.

On the other hand, in the duel, Thurman will appear with a different hairstyle than before.

Thurman cut his long hair and now it looks more presentable.

Before the duel Thurman vs Barrios, boxing fans around the world will be presented with an exciting fight in the additional party, Leo Santa Cruz vs. Keenan Carbajal.

Leo Santa Cruz vs. Keenan Carbajal is scheduled for 12 rounds.

Leo Santa Cruz will take advantage of this momentum to return his name to the ranks of elite boxers.


Record: 29-1-0 (43 KO/TKO)
Nickname: One Time
Birth Name: Keith Fitzgerald Thurman
Residence: Clearwater, Florida, USA
Place of Birth: Clearwater, Florida, USA
Style: Orthodox
Height: 177cm
Reach: 175cm
Coach: Benjamin Getty (2007-2009), Dan Birmingham (2010-)
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions (-2015)
Advisor: Al Haymon


Record: 26-1-0 (17 KO/TKO)
Nickname: El Azteca
Birth Name: Mario Thomas Barrios
Where He Lives: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Place of Birth: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Style: Orthodox
Height: 178cm
Reach: 180cm

World Boxing Schedule 6 February 2022

Las Vegas (Fox PPV)

Keith Thurman vs Mario Barrios
12 rounds – welterweights

Leo Santa Cruz vs. Keenan Carbajal
12 rounds – featherweights

Abel Ramos vs. Josesito Lopez
10 rounds – welterweights

Luis Nery vs. Carlos Castro
10 rounds – junior featherweights

Glendale, Arizona (DAZN)

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Carlos Cuadras
12 rounds – junior bantamweights (for vacant WBC title)

Jamie Mitchell vs Carly Skelly
10 rounds – bantamweights (for Mitchell's WBA title)

Raymond Ford vs. Edward Vazquez
10 rounds – featherweights

Cardiff, Wales (Sky)

Chris Eubank Jr. vs Liam Williams
12 rounds – middleweights

Claressa Shields vs Ema Kozin (female)
10 rounds – middleweights (for Shields’ Ring/IBF/WBA/WBC titles)

Chris Jenkins vs Julius Indongo
10 rounds – welterweights

Samuel Antwi vs. Conah Walker
10 rounds – welterweights.

Anthony Joshua's evil ploy thwarts Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk

MDP Live - Anthony Joshua's evil ploy of demanding an additional £3.7m to step aside has been criticized as an attempt to thwart Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk's title unification duel. Promoter Frank Warren responded to the demand by calling Anthony Joshua deliberately to spoil the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk duel.

The final bid to throw the heavyweight belt unification bout into disarray comes just hours before Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte's domestic duel reaches an agreement over wages on Friday. Joshua was offered a £15m salary to forgo his rematch with undefeated Usyk. A fee that Warren's promoter says is not enough for the former heavyweight champion to unite.

During an appearance on talkSPORT, the head of Queensberry Promotions said: ''As far as Tyson is concerned, it continues. When Joshua asked for an additional $5 million he said, "Enough is enough, and that's it."

“He said, I'm not interested, he's too greedy, and that's enough. He's a champion – Tyson is not tied to Anthony Joshua. He and Usyk want to wear it, both want to wear it."

"But you have two people in the middle - one suing the WBC and the other asking for more money."

Promoter AJ Eddie Hearn claims the Saudi fight failed because the Gypsy King wanted a warm-up fight before the million-pound desert dust. Warren dismissed the idea, saying: "It's all irrelevant and I don't really care what Eddie Hearn has to say. Eddie Hearn says a lot and he is part of the problem why these things don't cross the line."

“A year ago when we were trying to put together a fight between Joshua and Tyson, every week he said, 'It's done, contracts are being issued,' despite the fact that we all signed an agreement not to make any statements until it was done. finished."

The long-awaited fellow Englishman Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte is scheduled to take place on April 23, with Cardiff's Principality Stadium being the most likely venue for the fight.

SunSport, however, understands other stadiums are also in the running to stage revenge matches. Meanwhile, Joshua's potentially do-or-die rematch with Usyk is expected to take place in May.

Nico Ali's Grandson Muhammad Ali Kills His Enemy KO Round 2

MDP Live - Muhammad Ali's grandson Nico Ali finished off Jeremiah Yeager by second round KO in a super-middleweight bout. Nico Ali scores a second round knockout victory in the fight at the Hard Rock Cafe in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, Sunday (30/1/2022).

Nico Ali's fourth win and third KO of Muhammad Ali's grandson extended his unbeaten streak. Muhammad Ali's grandson Nico Ali responded to criticism for his performance when he had won just seven points a week earlier at Madison Square Garden.

At that time, Nico Ali, the grandson of Muhammad Ali's grandson, had to sweat to win four rounds with a majority decision over Reyes Sanchez in the fight broadcast on ESPN television on December 11. The duel was part of an additional match due to Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey.

He had no such difficulty against Yeager (1-2-1, 1 KO) a Pennsylvania native who has more experience in mixed martial arts than boxing. Nico Ali Walsh stopped Yeager 45 seconds in the second round in the extra match of the Xavier Martinez vs Robson Conceicao duel at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Yeager beat referee Gary Ritter's count, but aggressive Ali Walsh charged at him and landed a left hook that knocked Yeager to the ropes. That's when Ritter stepped between them to stop the action at 2:39 of the second round.

Yeager landed two clean right hands in a span of eight seconds around the halfway mark of the opening round. Ali Walsh came back to blast Yeager with a left-right-left combination with just under a minute in the first half.

21-year-old Walsh, a senior at UNLV who will graduate in the spring, battled for the first time with new head coach Richard Sloan in his corner. Sloan, who helped coach Walsh before this bout, replaced Tyson Fury's coach, Javan “Sugar Hill” Steward, in Walsh's corner.

Steward, nephew of the late legend Emanuel Steward, and Walsh still communicate daily by phone, but Fury's coach can't find the time to work with Walsh the young fighter needs to develop.

Ilunga Makabu promises to knock down Canelo Alvarez

MDP Live - Cruiserweight boxer Ilunga Makabu successfully defended his WBC title. The achievement was obtained after defeating Thabio Mchunu by winning points.

In that fight, Makubu won over Mchunu by points. Judges Steve Weisfeld and Jamie Garayua gave it a score of 115-113 and 116-112 for Makabu, while Nathan Palmer gave a score of 115-113 for Mchunu.

"Today, I didn't come for a knockout," said Makabu, who won the vacant WBC belt against Michal Cieslak almost exactly two years ago on January 31, 2020.

"I came to show that I can box. I'm going to box and knock Canelo in the next fight, baby."

In his debut in the United States, 34-year-old Makabu put pressure on his compatriot. He successfully followed his team's game plan from the opening bell to take his unbeaten record to 10.

“We are leading the fight comfortably. Junior (Makabu) boxed beautifully. We know about what Mchunu will do this time," said Ilunga Makabu coach Damien Durandt

“He brought some elements that surprised us. I told Junior not to look for a knockout. If it comes, we'll take it. What I want from the first round are points. He said to me, 'I understand you, honey.'”

The WBC has approved their match, even if it means a two-division jump for the undisputed super middleweight champion, who has won world titles in four different weight classes.

Even so, Canelo has a wide selection of potential opponents, including WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight champion Jermall Charlo and WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol.

Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte World Boxing Schedule Officially Holds, WBC Heavyweight Champion Belt Battle

MDP Live - The World Boxing Schedule between Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte officially takes place in March 2022.

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has named Dillian Whyte the next opponent he wants to face in the world boxing arena.

The World Boxing Schedule decision between Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte has been uploaded on Tyson's personal social media.

The announcement prevented Tyson Fury from advancing against the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight boxing belt owner, Oleksandr Usyk.

Fury was previously linked against Oleksandr Usyk in the event for the undisputed champion title.

However, Fury's plans fell apart because Usyk had to play a rematch against Anthony Joshua.

The reason is Joshua is determined to take back his four titles from Usyk after losing the first match.

He also has the goal of beating Usyk to get back on track for the undisputed champion title fight against Fury.

This has resulted in Fury looking for another challenger which is none other than Dillian Whyte.

"I can't wait to punch Dillian Whyte in the face," Fury said.

"I'll give him the best hiding place he's never had before."

"Train hard, loser, because I will destroy you," continued Fury.

Dillian Whyte's promoter, Eddie Hearn, was then enthusiastic about the match Fury wanted to face.

He was sure Fury would swallow his own words by tasting Dillian Whyte's first defeat.

"What Tyson Fury wants to do is ease in March," Hearn told iFL TV.

"Now he has to fight Dillian Whyte, and after this commotion he will taste defeat."

"He will lose and be knocked out by Dillian Whyte," said Hearn optimistically.

Despite giving each other a hint, the Fury vs Whyte match has not been officially announced.

However, the match between the two heavyweight boxers is planned to clash in March.