Many in boxing thought former two division champion David Haye (28-2, 26 KO) would be facing another former belt-holder, Shannon Briggs (60-6-1, 53 KO), tonight.
According to BoxingScene.com, fight legend Roy Jones Jr (64-9, 46 KOs) will step in the ring yet again.
It would seem as though the highly anticipated, dream Heavyweight match-up between Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua is exactly that...just a dream...at least within the calendar year of 2016.
Ring legend Manny Pacquiao will attempt to win his tenth overall world title on November 5, as he challenges the very confident incumbent champion, Jessie Vargas, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It's been reported that representatives for Gennady Golovkin (36-0 33 KO) are currently negotiating a December match-up with Middleweight contender and "Regular" WBA title holder Danny Jacobs (32-1, 29 KO).
Fresh off his win over welterweight champion Kell Brook earlier this month, middleweight champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) could face red hot Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KO) on December 10 on HBO Boxing.
Saturday, September 10, in front of a capacity crowd at the sold-out O2 Arena in London, England, current Middleweight kingpin Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) successfully defended his WBC, IBF, and IBO titles against reigning IBF Welterweight champ Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) in a thrilling five round dogfight!
On Wednesday, August 31, Canelo Alvarez and Golden Boy Promotions hosted a media workout in San Diego, California.
So who will Shannon Briggs fight on the David Haye vs Arnold Gjergjaj undercard on May 21 in London?
IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will make his first defense against unbeaten American Dominic Breazeale at The O2 in London on June 25.
Forty-four year old former belt-holder Shannon Briggs (59-6-1, 52 KOs) just may get the high-profile bout he's been yearning for.
It appears WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (36-0, 35 KO) will fly to Russia to face Olympic gold medal winner and former WBA champion Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22KOs), the former's mandatory challenger, in May.
There's a big Cuban wrecking machine in the heavyweight division and his name his Luis Ortiz (24-0, 21 KOs) .