Mahmoud Charr and Christopher Lovejoy will collide on May 15 with a version of the WBA heavyweight championship on the line, they have claimed.
They are two of the heavyweight division’s most mysterious characters and teased on Thursday night an unexpected clash against each other.
Charr has not boxed in four years while Lovejoy has an intimidating-looking 19-0 record with 19 KOs but all of his fights were in Mexico and almost no footage exists of him inside the ring.
Charr owns a WBA ‘regular’ title – Anthony Joshua holds the full version of the belt – which he has not defended since 2017.
Charr is best-known for a planned fight with David Haye which never materialised. He has lost to Vitali Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin.
Lovejoy has previously told Sky Sports: “There is some mystery with me – ‘can he really fight? Is he in shape?’
“I’m up there with the best. In sparring, whenever I touch someone it changes the whole dynamic. As soon as I touch someone they fall.
“Ask anyone who spars with me and they will say that I hit like a mule.
“The power comes naturally.”
Conor Benn vs Samuel Vargas, Savannah Marshall’s world title defence, and the grudge match between Ebanie Bridges and Shannon Courtenay are on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.