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Bellew/Ward 'Very Serious', Crolla vs Lomachenko, Benavidez/Koborov

By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxingfm

Good afternoon fight fans. Here is a round-up of all Friday's top boxing news & gossip from around the world.

  • Fresh from his victory against David Haye, Tony Bellew has claimed that talks of a fight with pound for pound great, Andre Ward are indeed very serious. (Sky Sports)
  • The weigh-in for the IBF Featherweight World Title will take place in Leeds at 1 pm today.
  • WBC Super-middleweight champion, David Benavidez looks set to take on Matt Koborov in LA on June 28th. This looks like a bumper card as Mikey Garcia attempts to unify his WBC lightweight crown with Robert Easter Jr's IBF title. The undercard will also include Rocky Fielding taking on Caleb Plant in an IBF eliminator for a chance to take on the champion, James DeGale.(ESPN Deportes).
  • WBA 'Regular' world middleweight champion, Ryoto Murata will take on Esquiva Falcao next. This fight is a rematch of their gold medal match in the London Olympic games. The fight will not happen until October.
  • Finally, former WBA world lightweight champion, Anthony Crolla has spoken about his dream to go to America and get his old belt back against none other than the pound for pound#1, Vasyl Lomachenko. (Sky Sports)

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