Rumor Mill: Fury vs Usyk back on, WWE enter boxing, Conor Benn in Abu Dhabi?

Your daily briefing of all the latest rumors in the sport of boxing, as we head into the last day of March.

  • Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk is now looking likely for the fall, with promoter Bob Arum hoping to lead the way in reigniting the deal
  • Errol Spence and Terence Crawford have reignited talks, with the pair aiming to make the fight directly, instead of working through representatives in regards to negotiations. The talks mimicks the situation between Roy Jones Jr and Joe Calzaghe in 2008
  • WWE VP Nick Khan has once again fueled speculation that the WWE could enter professional boxing
  • Kell Brook vs Conor Benn looks set to head to Abu Dhabi, with Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr rematching in the summer on Sky Sports
  • Devin Haney will move to 140 after his fight with Vasyl Lomachenko, with the winner of Teofimo Lopez and Josh Taylor being at the top of his wishlist 
  • Brothers Charlie Edwards and Sunny Edwards could realistically clash, with Sunny's IBF world flyweight title being on the line
  • Sugar Hill Steward and John Fury are at still odds over Steward's approach to Tyson Fury during his recent trip to the UK with Lawrence Okolie. Fury's father wants his son to part ways with the Kronk trainer
  • Jermaine Franklin issues with Dimitry Salita are still unresolved regarding the financial package Salita Promotions received for the fight with Anthony Joshua 
  • Anthony Joshua has stated he intends to retire if he loses to Jermaine Franklin this weekend. Joshua is still lining up a showdown with Tyson Fury later in the year  
  • Jack Catterall vs Regis Prograis is being targetted by Eddie Hearn, after signing the highly rated super lightweight. 
  • IBF world cruiserweight champion Jai Opetai has turned down signing with Boxxer, prefering to continue his career in Australia 
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Tony Yoka will retire from professional boxing
  • Xander Zayas could headline Top Rank's Puerto Rican Day event in New York City



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