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Anthony Joshua announces he is willing to fight Deontay Wilder next year
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Anthony Joshua announces he is willing to fight Deontay Wilder next year

Anthony Joshua has revealed he's willing to take on a challenge with Deontay Wilder next year if the opportunity emerged after his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk. The British-Nigerian boxer will seek immediate redemption early next year in a rematch with Usyk after suffering a devastating defeat in London last month. A victory against Usyk could set up either an undisputed clash with Fury or even a shot at Wilder upon his return from injury. But the 31-year-old has promised to fight "anyone" and would be keen to take a fight with the 'Bronze Bomber if any challenge comes up. "If the fans can't see I would take these fights with the fighters like Wilder in a heartbeat," Joshua told IFL TV. "And I want people to know that I would fight anyone in their prime or anytime. Give me a mand...
‘I’m tired of f*cking losing ‘ – Anthony Joshua says
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‘I’m tired of f*cking losing ‘ – Anthony Joshua says

Anthony Joshua has stated he is tired of losing, a month after he lost his heavyweight titles to Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua, 32, lost his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles to the Ukrainian southpaw in September at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, with the Briton comprehensively outclassed over 12 rounds. AJ has activated his rematch clause and is expected to face Usyk again in March next year, with pundits and fans doubtful that the British-Nigerian boxer can refine his style in such a short space of time to avenge his defeat in north London. Speaking to iFL TV, he said; I'm done with f***ing losing,' 'I'm done with trying to learn the sweet science. The referee might get thrown on the floor in the next fight because this is war. It's just straight war, I'm annoyed. I'm boiling up even ...
Anthony Joshua to change his coach for Oleksandr Usyk rematch
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Anthony Joshua to change his coach for Oleksandr Usyk rematch

Former heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua is changing trainers for the Oleksandr Usyk rematch, according to US coach Ronnie Shields. AJ is currently in America following his loss to the Ukrainian in September, and has been spotted in various gyms during his trip. At the end of the Usyk fight, many pundits questioned his tactical approach as he attempted to outbox the smaller technical Usyk, rather than use his size and strength advantages. Last week, AJ posted Snapchats showing himself visiting Joshua Buatsi in Virgil Hunter’s gym in Hayward, California. On Sunday, October 17, a video emerged showing Joshua hanging out with Canelo Alvarez in Eddy Reynoso’s gym in San Diego, California. On Tuesday, October 19, he was pictured with Texas-based trainer Shields, w...
Tyson Fury doesn’t see Anthony Joshua as his biggest British heavyweight rival
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Tyson Fury doesn’t see Anthony Joshua as his biggest British heavyweight rival

Tyson Fury has rated Joe Joyce as a tougher challenger to his WBC heavyweight title than long-time rival Anthony Joshua. Fury and Joshua were set to fight earlier this year but the bout was scrapped after an arbitration judge ruled in favour of Deontay Wilder's trilogy with the Gispy King, which Fury would go on to win by 11th round stoppage. Joshua instead took on former unified cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk, but was defeated  by the Ukrainian. Fury now thinks that Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce is a bigger threat in the ring than Anthony Joshua. Speaking in a recent interview, he said: "Tyson said that he’s the best one out there. That’s what Tyson’s opinion was. Can he go all the way? Yes he can. He’s got a good ticker, a big heart. He’s strong, he walks forward...
Anthony Joshua told to step aside to allow Usyk fight Tyson Fury
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Anthony Joshua told to step aside to allow Usyk fight Tyson Fury

Boxing promoter, Frank Warren, has told Anthony Joshua to allow Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk fight for the undisputed heavyweight championship. Every major belt in the division is held by the undefeated duo of Fury and Usyk. Last weekend, Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of their bout, while Usyk saw off Joshua by unanimous decision. Joshua has already triggered a rematch clause to fight Usyk next year, in a bid to regain the IBF, WBA and WBO belts. “He shouldn’t be going through with it,” Warren told Sky Sports about Joshua. “It’s his choice. If he knocks it on the head, it opens the door for us to do the unification [Fury vs Usyk]. “Let AJ get a warm-up fight. He needs a winning mentality before he goes into [a rematch with Usyk]. “Maybe he fights...
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WBC must give Tyson Fury ‘no choice’ but to fight me next as mandatory challenger – Dillian Whyte says

Dillian Whyte has demanded that the WBC force Tyson Fury to face him next following his victory over Deontay Wilder. The Gypsy King, 33, ended his rivalry with the Bronze Bomber on Saturday night after securing an 11th round knockout victory in Las Vegas. However, Fury has maintained that he will take a break before deciding his next plan with Whyte the WBC's mandatory challenger for his title, while a unification fight against the winner of Oleksandr Usyk's rematch with Anthony Joshua could be on the horizon. Whyte has now come out to state that he must fight Fury next and that the WBC must compel the Gypsy King to face him. 'Fury has the belt. Wilder had the chance to fight me for three years but didn't,' Whyte told Sky Sports News. 'Hopefully now the WBC forces my positio...
Andy Ruiz Jr calls out Tyson Fury for heavyweight fight after his victory against Deontay Wilder
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Andy Ruiz Jr calls out Tyson Fury for heavyweight fight after his victory against Deontay Wilder

Former unified heavyweight champ, Andy Ruiz Jr has called out Tyson Fury saying that he is "here and ready" to fight. The 30­-year-old Mexican-American star hasn't fought since he lost the world championship titles back to Anthony Joshua in their rematch last December. He first earned the WBA, IBF and WBO titles in June 2019 after he stunned Anthony Joshua and knocked him out in New York. But lost them to Joshua only six months later. Ruiz, who has had a heated rivalry with Fury in the past, has suggested he is ready to challenge the newly-crowned WBC champ after his victory againat Deontay Wilder. The 'Destroyer' told PBC on Fox: "I think Tyson Fury did an awesome job. He did everything that he had and his ability, his long reach and all that and he's the man right now. "I...
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua predicts heavyweight clash
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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua predicts heavyweight clash

Dethroned heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has said Deontay Wilder will knock out Tyson Fury in their third fight on Saturday night. Fury is putting his WBC belt on the line in a keenly anticipated trilogy fight. He faces Wilder at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what will be a blockbuster bout. Fury dismantled the American boxer in an emphatic seventh-round stoppage win in the pair’s rematch in February 2020, following their controversial draw in 2018. Joshua told SportsMail: “I’m not too bothered. Look, because you’ve asked the question, let’s go with Wilder because he seems obsessed, like he really wants it. “He seems really focused on the task ahead, so, you know, a focused man is a dangerous man and he’s focused. “Wilder might get the decision. Actually, no...
Deontay Wilder will ‘definitely’ fight Anthony Joshua even if he loses his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk – Wilder’s promoter, Shelly Finkel reveals
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Deontay Wilder will ‘definitely’ fight Anthony Joshua even if he loses his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk – Wilder’s promoter, Shelly Finkel reveals

Deontay Wilder's promoter has disclosed that the American will definitely fight Anthony Joshua even if the Briton loses his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua lost to Ukrainian Usyk in London last month, a defeat which cost him his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO titles and wrecked his chances of taking on Tyson Fury in 2022. The British boxing is currently pushing for a rematch with Usyk to claim back his belts next year but Wilder's representative Shelly Finkel, who is preparing his client to take on Fury later this week, has kept the door open for a Joshua-Wilder fight in the future. Speaking to The Sun about a potential clash between the Bronze Bomber and Joshua, Finkel said: 'We'd definitely fight him, win or lose.' However, the American boxing promoter added: 'If I was m...
Andy Ruiz lists three mistakes Anthony Joshua made against Oleksandr Usyk
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Andy Ruiz lists three mistakes Anthony Joshua made against Oleksandr Usyk

Andy Ruiz Jr, a former unified heavyweight champion, has listed three mistakes Anthony Joshua made during his heavyweight fight with Oleksandr Usyk last weekend. Ruiz, who beat Joshua in June 2019 before the Briton bounced back by winning their rematch six months later, claimed that AJ was ‘hesitant,’ ‘scared’, and ‘probably underestimated’ Usyk during the contest. Recall that Joshua suffered a unanimous shock points defeat to Usyk, losing his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO to the Ukrainian at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It was also Joshua’s second defeat in four fights. “I thought Anthony was going to be the stronger man,” Ruiz told FightHype. “I thought he was going to box him [Usyk] around with his abilities, you know. “He just kind of stayed there. I don’t k...
I’ve watched fight against Usyk, learnt my lesson – Anthony Joshua
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I’ve watched fight against Usyk, learnt my lesson – Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua says he has watched his fight with Oleksandr Usyk and learnt his lessons. Joshua, who will fight Usyk in a rematch in the coming days, also said he had identified his mistakes. The 31-year-old lost his IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles last Saturday to the Ukrainian at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. In an Instagram post on Thursday, Joshua said he had also analysed his preparations and advised his fans not to worry about him. He wrote, “I’ve watched the fight, analysed my preparations & identified my mistakes. I’ve learnt my lesson,” he wrote. “Thanks for sending love & checking in. “Don’t worry about me. My spirit is strong!”
Anthony Joshua told how he can Beat Oleksandr Usyk in rematch
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Anthony Joshua told how he can Beat Oleksandr Usyk in rematch

Former boxer, David Haye, has advised Anthony Joshua on how he can beat Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch. Recall that Joshua was outboxed and dethroned by Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night. Joshua could not withstand Usyk’s speed, movement and accuracy and the Ukrainian boxer is now the new heavyweight champion. Although the Nigerian-born boxer recorded some moments of success throughout the fight, they were not enough to give him victory. But Haye is all convinced Joshua can avenge his defeat to Usyk and reclaim his belts if he adjusts his approach and boxes more proactively. “Anthony Joshua has a chance to reclaim his titles, it is going to be a mega, mega match. A fight that I believe AJ can win,” Haye told iFL TV. “Looking at this ...
Usyk returns heavyweight title belts to Anthony Joshua after victory
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Usyk returns heavyweight title belts to Anthony Joshua after victory

Oleksandr Usyk has handed the heavyweight belts he won on Saturday back to Anthony Joshua. In a video uploaded on Twitter, Usyk was seen telling Joshua “see you soon” inside the dressing room. The Ukrainian outclassed his British rival with his skill and speed throughout the 12 rounds at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Usyk, a former cruiserweight champion, was awarded the victory on all three judges’ scorecards. He returns to Ukraine with the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO titles having ended Joshua’s second reign as heavyweight king. However, the 34-year-old was seen returning all the belts to Joshua after his superb performance. Despite losing out to Usyk on Saturday night, Joshua is able to keep his belts as a former champion, while the Ukrainian will be sent a ...
Anthony Joshua warned not to fight Usyk again
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Anthony Joshua warned not to fight Usyk again

Boxing promoter, Frank Warren, has warned Anthony Joshua not to fight Oleksander Usyk again. Usyk, on Saturday night, dethroned Joshua as the IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight champion. Warren believes Joshua is “damaged goods” after his defeat, but believes a fight with Tyson Fury is still possible. Joshua has stated he will trigger his contractual right to a rematch with Usyk, most likely in February or March in the UK. But Warren told Sportsmail: “He shouldn’t go anywhere near Usyk – he will never beat him. “In terms of fighting Tyson Fury, it can happen. Joshua losing has taken away the belts and he is damaged goods now. But people would still buy into that fight. It can happen and it can happen in the UK. “But he shouldn’t have a rematch with Usyk. I wouldn’t even...
I will fight Tyson Fury without my belts – Anthony Joshua
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I will fight Tyson Fury without my belts – Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua has insisted that a fight against Tyson Fury could still happen in the future, even without his world heavyweight titles. Joshua lost his WBA, IBF and WBO belts to Oleksandr Usyk via a unanimous decision at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night. A rematch with Usyk has now been confirmed by his promoter, Eddie Hearn. But Joshua feels he can still fight Fury with or without his world titles. “As I said, I’ll fight Tyson Fury, Wilder, without the belts. “The belts are fun. It’s great, it’s a legacy. But with or without the belts, I’ll fight whoever. The road to undisputed is a nice title to have and a nice title to chase. “But would you still watch it, without the belts? “That’s the main thing – is you’ve got two competitive fighters in the rin...
Anthony Joshua’s defeat to Usyk could be beginning of the end for him
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Anthony Joshua’s defeat to Usyk could be beginning of the end for him

On Saturday night, Britain and Nigeria watched in collective horror, as Oleksandr Usyk outclassed Anthony Joshua in their heavyweight fight. At the end of 12 rounds, there was no dissenting voice as to who the clear winner was. The judges’ result sheets read: 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113. Usyk’s speed and skill proved to be too much for Joshua, who was saved by the bell. It was brutal. And it was Andy Ruiz Jr all over again. In 2019, Joshua was stunned by the Mexican who ripped him of all his titles for the first time. Before the fight, Joshua was accused of being too nice to the Ruiz Jr, who he even allowed to hold his belts at the press conference. Dilian Whyte’s warning before the bout was stark. “Joshua can be mentally fragile sometimes, so Usyk can get in his...
Reno Omokri Trolls President Buhari as Anthony Joshua Loses his Championship Belts to Oleksandr Usyk
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Reno Omokri Trolls President Buhari as Anthony Joshua Loses his Championship Belts to Oleksandr Usyk

Reno Omokri has reacted to Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua losing his championship belts to Oleksandr Usyk in a fight that took place in London, the United Kingdom on Saturday night, September 25. The undefeated Ukrainian upset the odds that were largely in Joshua's favour and took over Joshua’s IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles. Reacting to this development, Reno posted a photo of Anthony Joshua with his heavyweight belts posing beside President Buhari in January 2020 and wrote; ''Everything Buhari touches…!''
Why Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua -Hearn, others
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Why Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua -Hearn, others

Boxing analysts and promoter have given an insight into why Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua in London on Saturday. The PUNCH had reported that Usyk ended Joshua’s reign as world heavyweight champion with a stunning unanimous points decision victory on Saturday, scuppering hopes of a ‘Battle of Britain’ unification bout with fellow world title-holder Tyson Fury. Joshua ended the 12th and final round of the contest backed up on the ropes, with the cheers of a crowd of more than 62,000 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium no match for the skills of his challenger. The impressive Ukrainian triumphed 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 on the scorecards of the three judges in just the former undisputed cruiserweight world champion’s third bout as a heavyweight. Reacting, box...
Anthony Joshua rushed to Hospital after Losing to Usyk
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Anthony Joshua rushed to Hospital after Losing to Usyk

Anthony Joshua was taken to hospital for assessment following his loss to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night. The British-Nigerian boxer is suspected to have suffered eye socket damage. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has revealed that he could not see properly after the ninth round. By the 10th round, ‘AJ’ was carrying a black and swollen eye, as Usyk continued to batter him at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Ukrainian almost knocked him down in the final seconds, but won via unanimous decision 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113. “He will go to hospital. I don’t know if he has broken his eye socket, it doesn’t look great. “He said he couldn’t see after the ninth round, obviously he was getting tagged a lot as well. “His power looked like it had left him, th...
‘I Give Praise to Jesus Christ’ – Usyk Speaks after Defeating Anthony Joshua
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‘I Give Praise to Jesus Christ’ – Usyk Speaks after Defeating Anthony Joshua

Ukrainian fighter, Oleksandr Usyk has insisted that there is nothing special about Anthony Joshua (AJ). Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 in front of official attendance of 66, 267 in the Tottenham Stadium on Saturday night. The Nigerian-born British boxer gave up his IBF, WBA and WBO belts as a result of the devastating defeat by Usyk who won by a unanimous decision. Joshua quickly left the ring and headed straight to the hospital after the Ukrainian dealt heavy damage to his right eye as he could barely see. Usyk is now the new world heavyweight champion and speaking about the match, the Ukrainian said, “The fight went the way I expected it to go. There were a couple of moments where Anthony Joshua pushed me hard, but just not...
Anthony Joshua reacts after losing IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles to Usyk
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Anthony Joshua reacts after losing IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles to Usyk

Nigerian-born British fighter, Anthony Joshua, has reacted to the Saturday clash with Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham which led to the loss of his IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles. DAILY POST had reported that the Ukrainian, who has never been defeated won the fight via a clean sweep of the judges’ scorecards, 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 in his favour. Reacting, the former champion urged fans and followers to remain positive despite his defeat. In a post on his verified Facebook page, AJ expressed appreciation to his London fans. The post reads, “Keep positive even if the world’s crumbling in front of you! London, I love you and thank you each and every time!” Speaking after the fight, Usyk expressed satisfaction, stating that the “fight went the way I...
Joshua eyes 25th Career Win against Usyk
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Joshua eyes 25th Career Win against Usyk

Joshua has recorded 24 wins and a loss in 25 bouts since he turned professional in 2013. That loss came in the form of a massive upset when Andy Ruiz Jr. claimed an against-all-odds victory at Madison Square Garden in New York in 2019. Incidentally, the fight against Usyk will be Joshua’s third fight on English soil in the last three years after his wins over Alexander Povetkin at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in 2018 and Wladimir Klitschko. Usyk will be the second Ukrainian boxer, Joshua will be hoping to defeat after he technically knocked out Klitschko at the Wembley Stadium in London, England in 2017. The 34-year-old Ukrainian on his part has won all his 18 professional fights and Joshua will be the third British fighter that Usyk will face after beating Tony Bellew...
Anthony Joshua weighs in 19lbs heavier than Oleksandr Usyk ahead of their heavyweight title fight tomorrow
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Anthony Joshua weighs in 19lbs heavier than Oleksandr Usyk ahead of their heavyweight title fight tomorrow

Anthony Joshua has weighed in 19lbs heavier than Oleksandr Usyk ahead of their heavyweight  bout tomorrow night, September 25. The British-Nigerian boxer came in at 240lbs for the defence of his WBO, IBF and WBO straps, the same weight he carried for his fight against Kubrat Pulev in December.  Usyk, the former undisputed world cruiserweight champion, weighed in at a career high 221.25lbs. That is an increase on the 199.5lbs from his debut at heavyweight and the 217lbs for his triumph over Derek Chisora. Speaking to Sky Sports, the Watford-born titan hinted at what his game-plan may entail, and plans to outmuscle Usyk. 'I can out-box him, of course I can,' Joshua said. 'And I can out-strength him. 'You have to have a bit of aggre...
Anthony Joshua feared Jay-Z was going to punch him at a Will Smith movie premiere
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Anthony Joshua feared Jay-Z was going to punch him at a Will Smith movie premiere

Anthony Joshua revealed he feared  Jay-Z was going to punch him when he approached the rapper at a film premiere in the US.   Joshua is preparing to fight Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25.   The Brit, whose WBA, WBA and IBF world titles will be on the line against the Ukrainian, has not fought since his win over Kubrat Pulev in December 2020.   Joshua, who is a self-confessed fan of the Brooklyn-born rapper, Jay-Z,  felt he nearly came to blows when he tried to get a photo with Jay-Z - real name Shawn Carter.     “Jay-Z was cool,” Joshua told William Hill. “I was at a Will Smith premiere once, years ago. And as I said, Jay-Z, I listened to that a week ago. “‘The Streets is Watching', 'Hard Knock Life'...
Anthony Joshua rejects Cristiano Ronaldo’s Kind of Dream, Reveals his retirement age
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Anthony Joshua rejects Cristiano Ronaldo’s Kind of Dream, Reveals his retirement age

Nigerian-born British World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has declared that he is not chasing the Cristiano Ronaldo’s kind dream of remaining in sports for a very long time. Joshua, who will be defending his belts on Saturday night against Ukraine’s Oleksandar Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, also revealed that he would be retiring from boxing between the age of 36 to 40. Joshua, 31, had before revealed how much he admires Ronaldo, who is gearing to play football into his forties. The Portugal captain is back in the Premier League at 36, and in an interview with Metro, Joshua was asked if Ronaldo’s age gives him(AJ) the motivation to continue fighting well into his 30s. The British boxer said, “He’s only kicking a football, isn’t he? What a man. We ...
Anthony Joshua promises dream bout with Fury will happen
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Anthony Joshua promises dream bout with Fury will happen

Anthony Joshua says the mouthwatering heavyweight boxing bout with fellow Briton Tyson Fury will happen preferably in Britain before he hangs up his gloves. Between them, the two boxers currently hold all the major versions of the heavyweight world title. Talks of a unification ‘superfight’, which went on for months, appeared to be on the brink of ending in an agreement earlier this year only for a United States arbitrator to rule Fury had to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time. As a result Fury, having previously drawn with and then stopped Wilder, is set to make the maiden defence of his World Boxing Council (WBC) belt against the American in Las Vegas next month. Joshua is set to face World Boxing Organization (WBO) mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk in London nex...
How Anthony Joshua can defeat Usyk -Hunter
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How Anthony Joshua can defeat Usyk -Hunter

Anthony Joshua could soon find out that former cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk has “enough power to absorb and withstand punches”, says Michael Hunter. Joshua’s IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles will be at stake when he is challenged by Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next Saturday. Usyk, an Olympic gold medallist like Joshua, inflicted Hunter’s only defeat on points before becoming the undisputed cruiserweight champion. “He is fleet-footed and defensive-minded,” Hunter told Sky Sports about Usyk. “It will be very difficult to actually get a win over Usyk in a certain fashion. “Joshua will have to have a concrete game-plan and follow it. It will be a very hard task. “If he pulls it off? Give the man credit. “Because this style of fighting, for him, is the ...
‘Anthony Joshua’s fought no-one in their prime’ – Tyson Fury tears into AJ’s heavyweight record
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‘Anthony Joshua’s fought no-one in their prime’ – Tyson Fury tears into AJ’s heavyweight record

Tyson Fury has rubbished Anthony Joshua's heavyweight record, stating that he has never fought one opponent during the prime of their career. The Gypsy King was due to meet Joshua in an undisputed clash this year, before an arbitrator ruled that he had to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight. Joshua is also set to fight former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25. Throughout his career, Joshua has picked up big victories over the likes of Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin, Kubrat Pulev, and Joseph Parker. During an interview with former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, Fury was asked why boxing misses out on big fights such as the Gypsy King against Joshua. Fury said on Neville's The Overlap show:...
You can’t break my unbeaten record, Tyson Fury tells Anthony Joshua
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You can’t break my unbeaten record, Tyson Fury tells Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury believes he will never lose his unbeaten record, despite the looming threat of fights against dangerous punchers such as Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua. Fury defends his WBC belt against Wilder on October 9, which could finally set up an undisputed world title showdown against Joshua. Joshua risks his world titles against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25, live on Sky Sports Box Office, but Fury has appeared to dismiss the threat posed by his heavyweight rivals. Speaking in an interview with Gary Neville’s The Overlap, which contains language some may find offensive, Fury said, “I’ve never lost a fight. I don’t think I’ll ever lose a fight, no. I don’t think I will. “I don’t think there’s nobody out there to beat me.” Joshua has reiterated his desire for a...
I need to fight Tyson Fury, we Need it for Boxing’ – Anthony Joshua
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I need to fight Tyson Fury, we Need it for Boxing’ – Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua has vowed to fight Tyson Fury before he retires because it's a clash every boxing fan wants to see. The WBO, WBA (Super), and IBF champion takes on Oleksandr Usyk later this month at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and is hopeful he would fight Fury next. "Do I need Tyson Fury on my record? I need it," Joshua tells Steve Bunce on the 5 Live Boxing podcast. "Fight good fighters and they bring out the best of you." Talks over an undisputed between the British pair collapsed during the summer, but Joshua says a showdown with Fury is hugely important to him. "We need it for boxing," he adds. "Training camp is hard. To get better is very difficult in boxing. To fight Tyson Fury is a big challenge. "I'm going to put that pressure on myself to actually get better. B...
I once had the opportunity to see the real Femi. Not a nice person’- Tyson Fury reveals heated phone call he had with Anthony Joshua
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I once had the opportunity to see the real Femi. Not a nice person’- Tyson Fury reveals heated phone call he had with Anthony Joshua

Boxing champion, Tyson Fury has revealed he had a heated argument with Anthony Joshua over the phone and that during that encounter he came across 'the real Femi' claiming the British-Nigerian boxer is not nice in real life. The rival heavyweight champions were close to confirming an undisputed fight this summer, only for Deontay Wilder to successfully win his arbitration case which forced Fury into a third meeting with him. Following the crash of their expected fight, Joshua and Fury exchanged insults in a heated feud on social media – their most public war of words to date. Now, Fury has revealed they have also battled with words in private saying Joshua would never forget in a hurry how he rebuffed him. Fury told The Lowdown: “I have definitely encountered the true Anthony...
You’re fake – Tyson Fury hits back at Anthony Joshua
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You’re fake – Tyson Fury hits back at Anthony Joshua

World Boxing Champion, WBC, heavyweight, Tyson Fury has hit back at Nigerian-born fellow British boxer, Anthony Joshua, describing him as an ex-drug dealer, who came from a very rough council estate. Joshua, popularly known as AJ, who is the current WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world champion, in a recent interview with Man United legend, Gary Neville, said, “I’ll smoke that guy. I will. It’s annoying,” talking about Fury. When Fury appeared on Neville’s show, The Overlap, and was shown the clip of AJ’s earlier interview, the British boxer did not hold back in his response. Fury said: “AJ couldn’t smoke a cigarette, never mind smoke the ‘Gypsy King’. He hasn’t got the minerals to fight a man like me. “I will absolutely annihilate that bodybuilder.” Talking about respect fo...
‘They’re Irritating and talk too much… I don’t like them’ – Man.U legend Roy Keane slams Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury
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‘They’re Irritating and talk too much… I don’t like them’ – Man.U legend Roy Keane slams Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane is not a fan of British heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury, because they have been talking too much about their all-British clash. Recall The Gypsy King and AJ were in advanced negotiations over an all-British clash to unify the heavyweight division before the plans were scrapped when Fury was ordered into a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder first. Speaking about the British boxers during an interview with Gary Neville, his former teammate, he said: 'I don't like any of them,' Keane said after Neville asked which of the two fighters he preferred on his show, The Overlap. 'The heavyweight stuff is irritating me, too much talk. None of them. They both irritate me, I'm not picking any of them.'
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk: Campbell Predicts winner of Heavyweight title Fight
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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk: Campbell Predicts winner of Heavyweight title Fight

  Former Commonwealth lightweight champion, Luke Campbell, has backed British boxer, Anthony Joshua to beat Ukrainian fighter, Oleksandr Usyk, when both men clash in a heavyweight title fight in September. Campbell believes Joshua will have an advantage over Usyk because he has quick hands. DAILY POST reports that the fight will take place in London at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25. “I think it’s a great fight, Usyk is an unbelievable talent,” Campbell told Mirror Fighting. “His technique and boxing IQ is certainly up there with the best, but is he a heavyweight? “I don’t think he’s quite a heavyweight to be honest, this is where Joshua has the advantage. “Joshua has got quick hands, and is a big strong heavyweight, so if he imposes his strengt...
Joshua is not Elite Heavyweight Boxer–Arum
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Joshua is not Elite Heavyweight Boxer–Arum

Tyson Fury’s promoter claims that Anthony Joshua is not among boxing’s elite heavyweights following his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. Joshua suffered a devastating defeat by the American back in 2019, when he was floored four times before eventually being defeated in the seventh round. In response to the defeat Joshua won a return bout six months later to win back his WBA, IBF, WBO AND IBO titles. However, Bob Arum still believes the initial defeat carries a scar, and that it has damaged Joshua’s reputation, having labelled Ruiz a ‘non-puncher’. “I’m not thrilled with Joshua’ he told journalist Gareth A Davies via The Sun. “I don’t think much of Joshua, because every time the name Joshua is mentioned, I see him laying on the canvas after getting hit by a non-puncher like ...
“He’s just as good as Tyson Fury’ – Anthony Joshua says as he names five boxers he could fight take after fighting Oleksandr Usyk
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“He’s just as good as Tyson Fury’ – Anthony Joshua says as he names five boxers he could fight take after fighting Oleksandr Usyk

Heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua has named five fights he could have after Oleksandr Usyk and also claims his next opponent is ‘just as good’ as Tyson Fury. AJ’s clash with Usyk was finally confirmed on Tuesday, July 20 as a 60,000 sell-out for September 25 at Tottenham Hotspur stadium. AJ, 31, won Olympic super-heavyweight gold at London 2012 the day after Usyk, now 34, won the same medal in the heavyweight division. Usyk went on to rule the 14st 4lbs cruiserweight division as undisputed champion and has now enjoyed two warm-up fights in the blue-riband ranks. Now the WBO has ordered 24-1 AJ to face the undefeated southpaw - and the Englishman is adamant he possesses just as many skills as Fury. However, Joshua who has the WBA, IBF and WBO titles, says he...
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk: Details of fight date, venue, TV confirmed
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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk: Details of fight date, venue, TV confirmed

  British boxer, Anthony Joshua will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation heavyweight titles against Ukrainian fighter, Oleksandr Usyk. The fight will take place in London at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25. Joshua’s promoter made the announcement on Tuesday. Recall that Joshua was set to fight fellow compatriot Tyson Fury in a unification bout in Saudi Arabia in August. But that fight was ruined when a United States arbitrator ruled the World Boxing Council champion must defend his title against Deontay Wilder. The fight will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office. Reacting to the upcoming fight, Joshua said, “The date is set and we are fully locked in. “I put it all on the li...
COVID-19: Fury, Wilder fight not postponed, says promoter
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COVID-19: Fury, Wilder fight not postponed, says promoter

Tyson Fury’s promoters Top Rank have rejected a report claiming the trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder has been postponed. ESPN reported that a Covid outbreak in Fury’s camp means the fight must be pushed back from its July 24 date. A statement from Top Rank to Sky Sports said: “We continue to monitor the health status of Tyson and his team and the status of the event has not changed to date.” Fury has promised to deliver a swift victory over America’s Wilder in the fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. He handed Wilder a brutal beating in seven one-sided rounds in their second fight in February 2020. Their first fight, in December 2018, ended in a controversial split-decision draw in which Fury was knocked down twice. Fury had been preparing for a money-spinning un...
Tyson Fury says he might not fight Anthony Joshua next after Deontay Wilder fight; names six possible heavyweight challengers
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Tyson Fury says he might not fight Anthony Joshua next after Deontay Wilder fight; names six possible heavyweight challengers

WBC Heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury has revealed that he might not fight Anthony Joshua immediately after fighting Deontay Wilder later this month. The ‘Gypsy King’ will face Deontay Wilder for a third time on July 24,  and fans are hoping to see him meet Anthony Joshua soon after but Fury says the fight might not be easily put back together after negotiations fell through in May following Wilder’s arbitration victory. Joshua’s team have spent the past month negotiating with Oleksandr Usyk and that fight is now planned for September 25. Fury says he might not fight Joshua this year because there is a two-month difference between his fight and Joshua's fight, and he intends to fight twice this year. Speaking to talkSPORT’s Gareth A Davies, Fury said: “One thing I will s...
Anthony Joshua makes Prediction for Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3
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Anthony Joshua makes Prediction for Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3

Heavyweight Boxing champion, Anthony Joshua has made his prediction for Tyson Fury's third clash with Deontay Wilder coming up next month. Anthony Joshua was closing in on an undisputed showdown with Fury last month, only for Wilder to win an arbitration case and force Fury to fight him for the third time. Joshua who is the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion, will also face Oleksandr Usyk in UK. Joshua though wants to fight Fury after his next fight and has now predicted a win for Fury against Wilder. Joshua told White and Jordan on talkSPORT: “I’ve gotta defend my titles. “I’m gonna be training alongside Ben [Whittaker] and the GB Team, preparing for my championship fight while these guys prepare for the Olympics. “I’m gonna win because I have to, I’ve got no ...
Anthony Joshua Could Fight Joe Joyce in Nigeria
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Anthony Joshua Could Fight Joe Joyce in Nigeria

Joe Joyce’s manager, Sam Jones, has said that the boxer could fight Anthony Joshua in Nigeria. Joyce could become the mandatory challenger to heavyweight king Joshua and enforce a world title fight. On July 24, the undefeated Joyce will face Carlos Takam, while Joshua will defend his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against Oleksandr Usyk in September. There is a possibility Joe and Joshua could fight in Nigeria. “They are both of Nigerian descent, so that could be huge. “If AJ needs a dance partner in Nigeria, look no further. That fight would be something very, very special,” Jones told Sky Sports.
My Fight with Tyson Fury has to happen. It’s bigger than boxing, bigger than the belts – Anthony Joshua
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My Fight with Tyson Fury has to happen. It’s bigger than boxing, bigger than the belts – Anthony Joshua

Heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua has stated that he must fight Tyson Fury no matter what happens in his next fight. A court arbitration in the US ruled that Fury must fight Deontay Wilder causing the collapse of the fight between Fury and Joshua. Fury and Wilder will now clash on July 24 in Las Vegas in a third WBC heavyweight title fight while Joshua will defend his IBF, WBA and WBO gold against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk in late September at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. According to Joshua who is the WBO, IBO and IBF champion, Tyson's team is to blame for their proposed fight breaking down but insists thr world title clash 'has to happen' in the future because it is "bigger than boxing, bigger than the belts". Joshua told Sky Sports News "U...
Anthony Joshua Shares Photos with his son to Celebrate Father’s Day
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Anthony Joshua Shares Photos with his son to Celebrate Father’s Day

British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, took to his official Facebook page to share photos of himself and his son posing in matching outfits to  celebrate Father's Day The champion of the WBO, IBF, and WBA heavyweight titles wrote in his caption: "The family's got you for life." See full photos below. 
Wilder will Knock Anthony Joshua Out in Round 1 – Fury
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Wilder will Knock Anthony Joshua Out in Round 1 – Fury

  British boxer, Tyson Fury, has claimed Deontay Wilder will knock out Anthony Joshua in the first round if they ever fight. He also lashed out at Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn, claiming “they are businessmen and I am a Spartan”. Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight belt against Wilder in Las Vegas on July 24. This comes after a mega-fight with Joshua fell apart. Joshua will instead put his IBF, WBA and WBO belts on the line against Oleksandr Usyk in September. “I’ll deal with these guys later – the most important thing to me is Wilder, the most dangerous heavyweight in the world who would knock out Joshua in the first round. “I’ve got to get past Wilder then those guys will get their five minutes of fame. I’ll give them the biggest beatdown they have ha...
Anthony Joshua ordered to defend his WBO heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk after the collapse of his mega-fight with Tyson Fury
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Anthony Joshua ordered to defend his WBO heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk after the collapse of his mega-fight with Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua has been ordered by the  WBO to defend his heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk following the collapse of his mega-fight with Tyson Fury. The British Nigerian boxer was all set to face Fury in Saudi Arabia in August but an arbitration hearing ordered a trilogy between Wilder and Tyson Fury. A judge ruled that Fury must go through with his contracted trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder, with the clash now set for July 24. Now Joshua must also face another bout before a potential clash with Fury. Joshua's boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn requested an extension until May 24 to 'show cause' notice in order to 'discuss the subject matter and other related affairs' with Joshua, but Usyk's team objected. The WBO sided with the Ukrainian and the...
Update: Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be forced into paying Deontay Wilder £5.65m to step-aside
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Update: Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be forced into paying Deontay Wilder £5.65m to step-aside

Boxer, Deontay Wilder could be in for a £5.65million pay day from Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury after a US court ruled in his favour. Fury and Wilder were meant to fight last summer for the third time as stipulated in their contract but Coronavirus restrictions plus Wilder's claim of injury stopped the match from going through. After Fury began negotiations to fight Joshua, Wilder came back asking that his fight contract with Fury be respected and carried out but Fury rejected his proposal saying the contract timing has already expired. Now a court has ruled that the trilogy fight clause in the Deontay's contract with the Gypsy King must be honoured by September 15. The decision will be a major problem for Fury and Joshua who have a 200 million dollars fight scheduled i...
Anthony Joshua’s world title fight with Tyson Fury plunged into serious doubt as judge tells Gypsy King to fight Deontay Wilder
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Anthony Joshua’s world title fight with Tyson Fury plunged into serious doubt as judge tells Gypsy King to fight Deontay Wilder

The world title fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury fight is under serious threat as Deontay Wilder has won his legal case for a trilogy bout against the ‘Gypsy King’. The two British heavyweight champions were all set to meet in an undisputed showdown on August 14 in Saudi Arabia, however, the bout may not happen. A judge ruled that Fury must go through with his contracted trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder by September 2021. Recall Fury and Wilder signed a two-fight deal to meet again twice in 2020 after their first fight in 2018, which ended in a draw. The Brit defeated the American to take his WBC heavyweight title in February 2020 and Wilder then activated his clause to force a trilogy contest. After delays pushed the fight back several times – including an i...
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury: David Haye Predicts Winner of Heavyweight bout
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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury: David Haye Predicts Winner of Heavyweight bout

  British former professional boxer, David Haye has predicted an early knockout when Anthony Joshua takes on Tyson Fury in August. Haye said he is expecting Joshua to secure a knockout early in the fight. The showdown has been fixed for August 14 in Saudi Arabia, when a unified heavyweight champion will be crowned. Nigerian-British boxer will present his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles to the party, while Fury will come with his WBC and Ring Magazine belts. Fury, the unbeaten Gypsy King, has been tipped by many to claim the day, but Haye feels Joshua will pull off the upset in spectacular style. “I like the dedication of Joshua and I think he has a good chance of winning it early,” Haye told the Press Association. “People think I’m crazy but that’s just the way I...
Final Date for Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury Fight Confirmed
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Final Date for Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury Fight Confirmed

  Tyson Fury has confirmed that his world heavyweight title bout with Anthony Joshua, will take place August 14. The 31-year-old Joshua holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, while Fury, 32, is WBC champion. The fight will see all four belts on the line in a heavyweight bout for the first time in history. The last undisputed heavyweight champion was Lennox Lewis from 1999 to 2000, before a boxer had to also hold the WBO belt to be recognised as undisputed champion. In announcing the fight date in a video on Twitter, Fury said: “All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and I cannot wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all times. “This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet earth. Do not miss it.”
Bikini clad female fans rub oil on Tyson Fury’s body as he vacations in Miami
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Bikini clad female fans rub oil on Tyson Fury’s body as he vacations in Miami

WBC, Lineal and Ring Magazine Heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury was pictured allowing some female fans to rub oil on his body during a break at the Fountain Blue Resort, Miami, as he enjoyed some time in the sun ahead of his summer heavyweight clash against Anthony Joshua   The Manchester born fighter has been in Las Vegas to train with SugarHill Steward as the 32-year-old prepares to take on Joshua for a unifying heavyweight bout but it's clear Fury has been enjoying some female attention.   The Gypsy King as he is fondly called was seen speaking to two bikini-clad women before one of them took a bottle of suntan oil and rubbed it on the 6ft 9in boxer’s legs while Fury had a cheeky grin across his face.   Upon publication of the i...

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