Here is a round-up of the best of today’s boxing news…
Andy Ruiz Jr parades heavyweight titles won in Anthony Joshua fight in hometown Imperial
Eddie Hearn insists Andy Ruiz Jr has signed for the Anthony Joshua rematch
Promoter Hearn responded in an attempt to assuage any concerns: “I read several reports yesterday.
“Both fighters have signed for this rematch fight.
“All the governing bodies have been told and confirmed by both sides the date and venue for this event.”
Hope for Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor WBSS final
Prograis and his promoter Lou DiBella have filed a lawsuit against the tournament organisers Comosa with the intention of getting released from the contract.
This would mean he’d pull out of the super-lightweight final against Taylor.
However, according toMike Coppinger, talks are now underway to salvage the situation.
Amir Khan trolls entire internet with ‘White Chocolate Mouse’ prank
Khan was the subject of widespread mockery on social media on Sunday after a video emerged of him appearing to do something stupid.
While on a plane headed for a holiday in Istanbul, his wife Faryal Makhdoom recorded him mistakenly asking a flight attendant whether the ‘White Chocolate Mouse’ on the food menu was edible.
The menu actually read: ‘White Chocolate Mousse.’
However, the full video has now emerged and it seems Khan will be the one having the last laugh.
✈️ The second half of this video went viral yesterday, but it didn’t quite show the full story…
🐭 Who knew all this time that Amir Khan was secretly the greatest troll on planet Earth?pic.twitter.com/UHSrRbJU94
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn)August 12, 2019
Lennox Lewis expresses doubts about Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua rematch in Saudi Arabia
Lewis is hesitant to believe the Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua rematch is actually going to take place in Saudi Arabia.
When asked about the Saudi venue, former undisputed champion Lewis replied: “Until I see both fighters signed on the bottom line, I don’t believe it.
“Although I wouldn’t mind seeing it in Mexico, I would think Hearn would angle for the Cardiff or Wembley.
“Or, worse comes to worse, New York City again.”