Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will try to regain a share of the world super welterweight crown he last held three years ago by dethroning Britain`s undefeated Liam "Beefy" Smith on Saturday.
The 37-year-old Filipino, who has won world titles in eight weight divisions, made the announcement after meeting with legendary fight promoter Bob Arum in Manila on Tuesday.
The Indian might face Commonwealth champion Luke Blackledge in his next fight, his promoters had hinted after the triumph title triumph here.
Controversial British world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is suing UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) over allegations he failed a doping test last year.
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He also dedicate the win to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died on June 3, 2016.
The three judges ruled 98-92, 98-92 and 100-90 in favour of the Indian.
History maker Vijender Singh became first Indian to hold a WBO sanctioned belt after beating Kerry Hope of Australia.
The Welsh-born Hope, who emigrated to Australia, was also a WBC middleweight champion.
Vijender is up against Hope, who brings with him an experience bank of 30 bouts, of which he has won 23, two of them knockouts.
The tournament will feature boxers from AIBA's own professional events -- the World Series of Boxing (WSB) and AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) -- besides pro boxers from all over the world.
Mary Kom again made it clear that retirement is not on her mind as she wants to continue for another three years.
Manoj also expressed extreme gratitude towards his coach, Rajesh Kumar, who he labeled as his single source of motivation.
Kumar had lost to World Number 1 Tom Stalker of Great Britain during his pre-quarterfinal bout, that too in a controversial manner.
The championship will feature a total of seven fights including the main event of Vijender wherein other foreign boxers will be seen live in action against young and talented Indians.
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