L'Equipe reports that French promoter Sebastien Acaries has sued network Canal+ to force them to show and finance a defense by WBA cruiserweight king Arsen Goulamirian (27-0) against Brit Tommy McCarthy (20-4) on September 10 in Marseille. However, Canal+ has decided not to be involved in the boxing business anymore. 

The dispute is over a contract signed in 2020 that called for Canal+ to air three events during that year. However, as Goulamirian was injured and Covid-19 ruled the world none of the shows took place. Canal+ did show Goulamirian's defense against Aleksei Egorov on November 29 of last year and then wanted out while Acaries claims there are two more shows on the contract.

If the promoter Acaries loses in court to Canal+ Goulamirian vs McCarthy is off. A verdict is expected on August 25. 


Italian super featherweight Michael "Lone Wolf" Magnesi (22-1) defends the WBC Silver title against Colombian Nike Theran (18-0) on October 27 in Rome. It's the second fight for Magnesi since losing a controversial decision to Anthony Cacace in Manchester last year where he lost the IBO title.


Spanish super lightweight Samuel Molina, 25-3 and fresh off a close decision loss to Franck Petitjean in a fight for the vacant EBU title, returns to action on August 5 in Benalmadena where he is in against Tanzanian Alex Kachelewa, in a fight for the vacant IBF Youth title.

The undercard features Spanish super middle champ Jose Luis Navarro (8-1, 8 KOs), Swedish light heavy prospect Costas Nanga (9-0, 8 KOs) and Cuban cruiserweight veteran Mike Perez (27-3-1).