Here's your fight-size boxing update for May 28, 2020:
- Classic Entertainment and Sports (CES) is offering Mike Tyson $1,000,000 to fight Italian heavyweight (18-3, 16 KOs) Juiseppe Angelo Cusumano, plus a percentage of closed circuit receipts to be negotiated, as well a $200,000 donation to whatever charity Tyson's wife prefers.
- According to Asian Boxing, there are talks about a potential fight between WBO super flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka and mandatory challenger Kosei Tanaka for later this year, forgoing the original plans for Tanaka to have a tune-up fight to get used to fighting at 115 pounds and then fight Ioka.
- Showtime will air the following fights, featuring the likes of Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko, Mike Tyson, Andre Ward, Carl Froch and more for the month of June. Below is the current schedule for those fight broadcasts:
Friday, June 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
* Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko
* Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana
Friday, June 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
* Mike Tyson vs. Frans Botha
* Mike Tyson vs. Julian Francis
* Mike Tyson vs. Lou Savarese
* Mike Tyson vs. Brian Nielsen
* Mike Tyson vs. Clifford Etienne
Friday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
* Andre Ward vs. Arthur Abraham
* Carl Froch vs. Glen Johnson
Friday, June 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
* Andre Ward vs. Carl Froch
- A boxing card in the Dominican Republic set to air on ESPN Deportes on Saturday has been canceled. Main event was Norbelto Jimenez vs. Eliezer Aquino for the WBA Fedelatin 115-pound title, co-main event was Luis Salazar vs. Juan Carlos Cordones for WBA Fedecaribe 140-pound title.
- Split-T Management has signed amateur standout Javier Martinez. Martinez is a five-time National Champion, the number-one ranked fighter at 165 pounds in the USA Boxing Rankings and the winner of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
- Don't expect Adrien Broner to return to the ring any time soon, based on this video below.
- The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently approved Top Rank's request to do boxing shows at the MGM Grand on June 9 and 11.
- WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo speaks on a potential fight against unified WBA and IBF junior middleweight champion Jeison Rosario.
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