News roundup: Canelo suspended six months, Bute-Jack set for May 19, Usyk-Gassiev postponed and more!

Get up-to-date with FightFan.com’s news roundup of what happened in the world boxing scene this week.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission extended Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez‘s suspension to six months on Wednesday, meaning that Alvarez should be available to fight on September 15th for Mexican Independence Day weekend. Alvarez was temporarily suspended until Wednesday’s hearing in relation to two failed February drug tests for Clenbuterol as he prepared for his now-cancelled rematch with middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin. Golovkin is now set to face Vanes Martirosyan at the StubHub Centre in Carson California on May 5 on HBO.

Groupe Yvon Michel is expected to officially announce Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack for May 19 a the Bell Centre in Montreal in the coming days. The official announcement had been on hold while a step-aside deal was being worked out with mandatory challenger Eleider Alvarez, however Alvarez has agreed to face WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev on HBO later this summer.

The highly anticipated World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final between Oleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev has officially been postponed due to an elbow injury suffered by Usyk. The bout, which would have unified all four major titles, was originally scheduled to take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on May 11. No new date has yet been proposed but the fight is expected to be rescheduled  for sometime this summer, possibly in Russia.

Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse attended a Wednesday press conference in Manila to promote their July 14 welterweight showdown set to take place in Kuala Lampor, Malaysia. The bout is being promoted by MP Promotions and Golden Boy, with Top Rank/ESPN handling the North American television distribution.

 

 

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