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IntuBoxing Evening News - 10/04/2018

A roundup of today's boxing news including news on Anthony Joshua, Carl Frampton, Lee Selby and The Contender series.


Good Evening Fight Fans. In Today's boxing news ...

  • The Contender reboot has confirmed its host will be none other than the undefeated pound for pound great, Andre 'SOG' Ward. Trainers Freddie Roach and Naazim Richardson will join as trainers. The series shown by American TV Network EPIX will begin filming shortly in Los Angeles. The show launched the careers of several boxers with former contestants Sergio More, Ishe Smith and Sakio Bika all going on to win world titles.
  • Last Saturdays World Super-Welterweight unification fight between new champion, Jarrett Hurd and Erislandy Lara peaked at 521,000 viewers. A decent number considering it did not begin until after midnight on the east coast. The fight beating the 483,000 viewers who tuned in to watch the heavyweight unification fight between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker. 
  • Former World Cruiserweight Champion, Marco Huck has announced he will move up to boxings premier division. Huck will fight Yakup Saglam on June 16th in Germany.
  • The fights for the WBO 'Interim' Featherweight title between Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire and the IBF Featherweight title fight between Lee Selby and Josh Warrington will air on US TV Network Showtime. Both fights will air on UK TV channels BT Sport and BoxNation.
  • And finally .... Matchroom promoter, Eddie Hearn said he was preparing an offer for his charge, undefeated WBA 'Super', IBF & WBO Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua to fight fellow undefeated WBC Heavyweight Champion, Deontay Wilder. Unsurprisingly, the offer is far from where it needs to be for the fight to happen next.  As I understand it,  Matchroom has offered the Wilder camp between $10 million and $15 million as a flat guarantee that doesn't include considerations PPV revenue or the attendance gate. This offer will surely not land well with Joshua's previous opponent receiving 35% (Joseph Parker). In a fight of this magnitude, an offer such as Hearns initial one would likely only amount to 15-20%.