Amir Khan ''Will Fight Again'' - Five Boxing Stories You Might Have Missed

it's been another busy week in the world of boxing
06:55, 18 Mar 2022

Vasyl Lomachenko still holds hopes of taking on George Kambosos despite the ongoing situation in Russia, a plethora of top-quality title fights have been announced for 2022 and Mike Tyson pays tribute to his infamous ‘Bite Fight’ with Evander Holyfield in the most Mike Tyson way ever. Here are five boxing stories you might have missed this week. 

Lomachenko Not Giving Up On Kambosos Title Fight

Although Vasyl Lomachenko is currently working to help defend Ukraine from the ongoing Russian invasion, his team are still looking to finalise a world title fight against WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and The Ring lightweight world champion, George Kamboso Jr. 

Lomachenko and Kambosos had reportedly been close to striking a deal for June 5th at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium, but the former’s current situation has put that fight in jeopardy, with Devin Haney also in the mix to fight the Australian champion next. 

Three-weight world champion and two time Olympic gold medallist Lomachenko joined the territorial defence battalion of his hometown, Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, in February.  Under martial law in Ukraine, able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 60 are prohibited from leaving the country to aid in defence against Russia.

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However, Lomachenko’s team are reportedly engaged in talks to see if their fighter might be allowed to leave the country in order to train for the bout. It is believed that Kambosos will need to have an opponent confirmed by the end of March to allow for a traditional eight-week promotional push.

Amir Khan Not Retiring Just Yet

Amir Khan will fight on following his defeat to Kell Brook last month, however a rematch with his long-term rival is unlikely according to BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom. 

Khan was stopped by Brook inside six rounds at the Manchester Arena, and although many expected Khan to hang up his gloves after the emphatic defeat, the Bolton fighter “will fight again” whether he gets the rematch or not. 

"I think he's [Khan] thinking about it [rematch clause], he's still got another couple of weeks, but what I do know is he will fight again," Shalom, who promoted Khan vs Brook, told Sky Sports.

"I'm pretty sure that's what he wants to do. It's not for me as a promoter to tell a fighter when he should retire.

"He knows what went on in that ring, he knows what the lead-up was. Whether he fights on with myself or someone else, I don't know, but I'm convinced Amir will fight on, or at least that's what I'm hearing.

"But in terms of a rematch, I think the Brook vs Khan rematch shouldn't happen. I don't think it makes sense. But Amir's his own man, he'll do what he thinks is right for his career, he's a legend of the sport. Who am I to say what he should do?

"Obviously we'll wish him luck with whatever he does, and if he needs us we'll be there to help."

Mike Tyson Launches Evander Holyfield Ear-Shaped Edibles

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s cannabis brand, Tyson 2.0, have just launched a range of ear-shaped marijuana edibles called ‘Mike Bites’. 

Referring to the infamous ‘Bite Fight’ nearly 25 years ago, a rematch with Evander Holyfield in 1997 that saw the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ disqualified for biting a chunk out of his opponent’s ear, ‘Mike Bites’ have a bite mark at the top of the gummy, right where Tyson chewed off a piece of Holyfield's cartilage. 

The company announced the product on Tuesday on Twitter, with Tyson himself tweeting: "These ears actually taste good!"

Robert Helenius Or Michael Hunter Next For Hughie Fury

Heavyweight Hughie Fury is plotting to move back into world title contention and his ring return is looking likely to be against either Robert Helenius or Michael Hunter. 

Hughie, cousin of Tyson Fury, was keen to take on Dereck Chisora next but that fight failed to materialise, leaving Finland's Helenius and America’s Hunter in the frame. 

"He wants the big fights," his promoter Ben Shalom told Sky Sports News. "He wanted Chisora, I don't think that fight's going to happen now.

"He's looking at Helenius, we're looking at Michael Hunter.

"There's big fights out there for Hughie. He's only 27. I think he needs that big win against a big name on Sky Sports that will take him into contention.

"That should be announced in the next few days. I'm excited for Hughie and hopefully he can get his career on track and we can start to look at the really big fights."

The Betfred Lightweight Show caught up with Hughie's trainer and dad, Peter Fury, earlier this month. You can watch the full show at the bottom of this article. 

Showtime Sports Announce Star-Studded 2022 Fight Line-Up

Showtime Sports have announced a bevy of top-quality boxing matches for 2022, that include the likes of Jermell and Jermall Charlo, Gervonta Davis, Errol Spence Jr and David Benavidez.

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The line-up will include nine marquee events across five months, including 21 undefeated fighters and two unification bouts - one for the coveted undisputed championship, and one for three world title belts. There will also be seven world championship matches with at least 13 world title belts at stake and three world title eliminators. On top of that, all of the top-six ranked super welterweights will fight across a seven-week span.

Showtime’s Full Line-Up

March 26

  • Tim Tszyu vs Terrell Gausha

  • Michel Rivera vs. Joseph Adorno

  • Elvis Rodriguez vs. Juan Jose Velasco

April 9

  • Erickson Lubin vs. Sebastian Fundora

  • Tony Harrison vs. Sergio Garcia

  • Kevin Salgado vs. Bryant Perrella

April 16

  • Errol Spence Jr. vs. Yordenis Ugas

  • Radzhab Butaev vs. Emanitas Stanonis

  • Brandun Lee vs. Zachary Ochoa

May 14

  • Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castaño

  • Jaron Ennis vs. Custio Clayton

May 21

  • David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux

  • Yoelvis Gomez vs. Jorge Cota

May 28

  • Gervonta 'Tank' Davis vs. Rolando Romero

June 4

  • Stephen Fulton vs. Daniel Roman

  • David Morrell vs. Kalvin Henderson

June 18

  • Jermall Charlo vs. Maciej Sulecki

July 9

  • Mark Magsayo vs. Rey Vargas

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