Rumor Mill: Kell Brook vs. Conor Benn? Stevenson-Haney?

In today's rumor mill, we discuss all of the gossip and rumblings beneath the surface of the sport of boxing on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023. 

  • Earlier tonight, Eddie Hearn and Kell Brook met to revive talks of a showdown between Brook and Conor Benn, with Abu Dhabi being a possible destination for the fight.
  • Shakur Stevenson and Devin Haney are on the verge of a collision course, with both headed for a late summer showdown if they can successfully get through their upcoming engagements.
  • Vasyl Lomachenko and Devin Haney will meet on May 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Negotiations have reportedly been delayed because of Haney.
  • Lawrence Okolie will defend his WBO cruiserweight world title next May against Chris Billam-Smith in Billam-Smith's hometown of Bournemouth, England.
  • Brothers Andrew Moloney and Jason Moloney will fight for world titles on Top Rank's summer show. Andrew will challenge Japanese standout Junto Nakatani, and his brother Jason will face Vincent Astrolabio.
  • Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr will face each other again this year, with promoter Kalle Sauerland saying negotiations are in the final stages
  • Jermaine Franklin has taken legal action against his promoter, Dimitry Salita, due to Salita's lack of transparency over the financial package for the Franklin-Anthony Joshua showdown.
  • Jaime Munguia is aiming to face middleweight legend Gennadiy Golovkin, and the bout is almost certain to take place at super middleweight.
  • Joe Smith Jr. and Anthony Yarde look set to collide at light heavyweight, and it is rumored to be Tyson Fury's co-feature bout against Oleksandr Usyk.
  • BLK Prime is returning to boxing with a series of midweek bouts, despite having financial issues regarding Adrien Broner's scheduled fight against Michael Williams Jr.
  • The teams of Oleksandr Usyk and Daniel Dubois have entered into talks about a potential showdown, which would eliminate Dubois' secondary WBA title, declaring a WBA heavyweight champion.
  • Canelo Alvarez and Dimitry Bivol will face each other in September, possibly at super middleweight.
  • With Teofimo Lopez set to face Josh Taylor in New York next June, the teams of Jack Catterall and Regis Prograis have begun talks for Prograis to defend his world title against the Englishman.

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