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Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Usyk officially confirmed
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Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Usyk officially confirmed

Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has confirmed that he has triggered his rematch clause with Oleksandr Usyk. The fight is expected to take place in March next year. Usyk has already said he would like to defend his newly-won titles in Ukraine. However,h Hearn has claimed that the rematch will take place in the UK. Joshua lost his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts to Usyk via a unanimous decision last week. “Today we officially triggered the rematch for the Oleksandr Usyk fight, which we’ll see early next spring. “Back in the game and we’re looking for him to become three-time world champion. “A few niggles in camp for AJ, Usyk had a bad cut, it’s officially triggered, we’ll sit down with K2 Promotions and I think March is when you’ll see that fight. “This was a...
Match-fixing scandal trails Anthony Joshua vs Usyk fight
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Match-fixing scandal trails Anthony Joshua vs Usyk fight

Boxing fans have claimed Anthony Joshua’s fight against Oleksandr Usyk was stopped early, with the British boxer looking on the verge of being knocked out in the 12th round. Joshua suffered only his second career loss against Usyk on Saturday night. The Ukrainian won with a unanimous points decision, to become the new heavyweight champion of the world. Usyk had Joshua on the ropes in the last 30 seconds of the fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Fans have now claimed there was a discrepancy between the nine seconds left on the on-screen clock and how quickly the fight ended. As shown by DAZN, the final nine seconds seemed to end in just three seconds with Joshua helpless and close to being knocked out. One said: “They rang that bell 5 seconds early lol...
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...
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...
Potential Dates for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Fight revealed
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Potential Dates for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Fight revealed

  Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury will be staged in Saudi Arabia on August 7 or 14 However, Hearn admitted he is “frustrated” the fight is yet to be finalised. He claimed Joshua is growing impatient with Fury, who is yet to agree to the remaining terms but remains confident the fight will be announced this week. “August 7th, August 14th,” Hearn told Sky Sports News about a potential date. “I think it’s a very bad secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia. To be honest with you, I don’t mind giving you that information. Bob Arum [Fury’s US promoter] has already done it. “It’s the same people that we did the deal with Andy Ruiz [rematch]. That event was spectacular. “As partners, they were fantastic as well. We’re ver...
Hearn Confirms Saunders Suffered ‘Multiple Fractures’
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Hearn Confirms Saunders Suffered ‘Multiple Fractures’

Billy Joe Saunders will undergo surgery after suffering "multiple fractures" to the area around his eye during his stoppage loss to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, says promoter Eddie Hearn. The British fighter was taken away by ambulance after the super-middleweight showdown was waved off before the ninth round, as Canelo unified the WBC, WBA and WBO belts at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington. And Hearn tweeted on Sunday: "Just at hospital in Dallas, (Billy Joe Saunders) stayed overnight. "Suffered multiple fractures to orbital area and will undergo surgery this afternoon." Matchroom boss Hearn had confirmed after the fight that Saunders was prevented from continuing by his corner after suffering the injury. "He couldn't see," Hearn told DAZN. "I spok...
Anthony Joshua Versus Tyson Fury Now In Serious Jeopardy – Bob Arum
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Anthony Joshua Versus Tyson Fury Now In Serious Jeopardy – Bob Arum

Anthony Joshua’s undisputed showdown with Tyson Fury is in serious jeopardy due to a lack of communication, according to The Gypsy King’s promoter Bob Arum, reports givemesport.com. The Top Rank boss says making the fight – which is already being billed as the biggest in the history of British boxing – has become complicated now because negotiations have reportedly stalled. Reports over the past couple of months have surfaced about Fury potentially fighting WBA, WBO and IBF champion Joshua in Saudi Arabia this summer. However, Arum is adamant Fury could fight former WBC champion Deontay Wilder next instead of Joshua. When asked if Fury will face Joshua next, Arum said to BoxingScene: “Maybe we’ll breathe some life into Wilder, and Fury will fight Wilder and Joshua will figh...
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to Equally Share Saudi Arabia Hosting Fee of $150million for Blockbuster Fight
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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to Equally Share Saudi Arabia Hosting Fee of $150million for Blockbuster Fight

Saudi Arabia has proposed $150million as site fee to host Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury this summer and both fighters will share the money equally, it has been revealed. Contracts are signed for the British heavyweight stars to fight for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO heavyweight championship of the world but the date and venue are yet to be officially confirmed. AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn last week explained that both camps have agreed on a site deal. Now, according to ESPN, it can be revealed that the site fee is upwards of $150million and if finalised as expected, each boxer will make $75million from the site deal alone, with the rest of the money (several million dollars) set for expenses such as undercard fights. ESPN’s Mark Kriegel explained: “The proposed site f...
Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury ‘Approve’ offer for Undisputed World title Fight
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Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury ‘Approve’ offer for Undisputed World title Fight

  Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have “approved” a site offer for their undisputed world heavyweight title fight this summer. The two Britons have been considering “multiple” offers to stage their blockbuster battle. Hearn did not reveal a date and venue, but confirmed that unified champion Joshua and the WBC title holder Fury, had reached an agreement over a location. Hearn told Behind The Gloves: “Both sides have approved the site offer that they want to go with, and now we’re just finalising the site deal and we’re in a great place. “We just had five or 10 minutes together and it was good, because I don’t represent Tyson Fury, so I don’t know what is in his mind. What he basically cemented in my mind was, this is the only fig...
Dilian Whyte Knocks Povetkin out to Gain Revenge
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Dilian Whyte Knocks Povetkin out to Gain Revenge

  Dillian Whyte exacted revenge on Alexander Povetkin to get his world title charge back on track. Seven months, Whyte dropped Povetkin twice in the fourth round, but was brutally KO’ed in the fifth. However, on Saturday night, the Brixton man iced Povetkin in that same fourth round in Gibraltar. Whyte’s world title dreams would have been in tatters if he was defeated again, having seen his status as WBC mandatory challenger end after a 1,000-day wait. ‘The Body Snatcher’ can now prepare to pounce as soon as old rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury need a dance partner. Deontay Wilder has, however, suggested as Whyte’s next opponent by promoter Eddie Hearn.
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury: Mike Tyson predicts winner of heavyweight fight
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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury: Mike Tyson predicts winner of heavyweight fight

  Former heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, has backed Tyson Fury to beat Anthony Joshua when both British boxers clash in a heavyweight title fight. Tyson believes the speed Fury possesses means he will be able to defeat Joshua and avoid his powerful punches. According to him, if Fury can get away from Deontay Wilder’s fast punches in early 2020, then Joshua might be in trouble. “I f***ing love Joshua, but I think Tyson [Fury] is too elusive,” Iron Mike told Haute Living in a chat on Instagram Live on Tuesday. “He’s a simple guy, even if it doesn’t seem like that from the outside. “He’s not going to be able to hit him. “I like Joshua a lot, and maybe he punches harder than Wilder, but he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder. “And if he doesn’t punch fast...
Dillian Whyte’s Rematch With Povetkin Gets New Date
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Dillian Whyte’s Rematch With Povetkin Gets New Date

  The boxing heavyweight rematch between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin will now take place on March 27 in Gibraltar. The bout was originally fixed for March. But COVID-19 travel restrictions has seen the fight pushed back three weeks. Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, said: “In the current environment we are always having to think on our feet,” said Hearn. “We did everything to try and make March 6 happen but with the new travel restrictions, it was impossible. “Now we have something outside the box, compelling and a unique setting for one of the heavyweight fights of the year – roll on the Rumble on the Rock!” Whyte is attempting to avenge his shock knockout defeat last summer.
Hearn Hints at Anthony Joshua-Deontay Wilder Fight
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Hearn Hints at Anthony Joshua-Deontay Wilder Fight

  Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder can still be the “right” fight. However, Hearn admits the bout will not happen until at least, 2022. Joshua had been frustrated in his bid to agree a deal with Wilder. Any lingering hopes of a bout appeared to be ended when Wilder’s WBC belt was ripped away by Tyson Fury last year. Joshua is currently in talks about a two-fight contract with Fury. But Hearn refused to rule out Joshua vs Wilder in the future. He told Sky Sports: “If it’s the right fight for AJ, not stylistically, but if it’s the right commercial fight. “Wilder knows he turned down the deal of a lifetime to fight Joshua, but he made his bed and respect to him. “All we’re focusing on is the Tyson Fury fight, and anyth...
Details of Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury Deal for two Fights Revealed
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Details of Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury Deal for two Fights Revealed

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed a 50-50 split for their first fight in 2021, the Daily Mail reports. There will, however, be a 10 percent jump going into the rematch. That means the sharing formula will change to 60-40 for the second fight. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn and Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren have confirmed that progress has been made in talks over the double-header, especially the money part. However, there is still a lot of work to be done in making the fight. First, Fury and Joshua must first come through bouts with Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev respectively. There is also the political tangle of Dillian Whyte’s status as mandatory challenger for Fury’s WBC title and unresolved discussions about the venue and date.
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury Agree to two Blockbuster Fights
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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury Agree to two Blockbuster Fights

Two blockbuster boxing fights are on the way, as heavyweights, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed to face each other, Since Fury knocked out Wilder not quite long, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, as been trying to get the Brits to face each other. He seems to have gotten his wish. According to Eddie Hearn, terms are already in place for the British world heavyweight champions to go head to head. Though no contracts have been signed, Hearn expects WBA, IBF and WBO belt holder Joshua to face WBC champion Fury to determine the undisputed king of the heavyweight scene in 2021. Speaking with Sky Sports earlier today, he said; “We’re making great progress. There is still a lot to overcome. We are looking at venues and dates.” “We’re in a good place,” he add...
Anthony Joshua’s World Title Fight with Kubrat Pulev Put Back to October Due to Coronavirus Crisis
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Anthony Joshua’s World Title Fight with Kubrat Pulev Put Back to October Due to Coronavirus Crisis

Anthony Joshua's fight against Kubrat Pulev has been pushed to October at the earliest ahead of his possible showdown with Tyson Fury in 2021. The WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion was due to meet IBF mandatory challenger Pulev, on June 20 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the fight will now take place between October and December. Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the latest development to Sportsmail saying: 'With everything going on and the fact we have no idea yet about when we will be allowed crowds, and what size crowds, it won't be the summer. 'I think it will be in the window between October and December. Sooner would be better than later because we don't want it to be a year between fights (Joshua beat Andy Ruiz in Decembe...
Dillian Whyte Posts Screenshot Of Email Showing Eddie Hearn’s HUGE Offer To Andy Ruiz Jr
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Dillian Whyte Posts Screenshot Of Email Showing Eddie Hearn’s HUGE Offer To Andy Ruiz Jr

Dillian Whyte has taken to Twitter to prove that Andy Ruiz Jr did, in fact, receive a substantial offer to fight him. Whyte is slated to fight Alexander Povetkin in his next bout but was previously touted to come up against former world champion Ruiz before negotiations were ultimately unsuccessful. 'The Bodysnatcher' had said that Ruiz was offered $5 million to do battle on his turf and the Mexican heavyweight denied that was the case by calling him out on Twitter. Whyte, however, hit back with concrete evidence that there was a big offer on the table. He sent a screenshot of an email from Eddie Hearn to Tom Brown of TGB Promotions, who has Ruiz under his banner. The email was a $4 million offer, while it also contains Hearn's text to Whyte suggesting how he should respond t...
Coronavirus: Anthony Joshua Postpones His June World Title Defence Against Kubrat Pulev
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Coronavirus: Anthony Joshua Postpones His June World Title Defence Against Kubrat Pulev

British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua’s World heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for June 20, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Two Time heavyweight champion, Joshua, who hasn’t fought in UK for two years was set to face Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but now those plans have been shelved as both parties work to get a new date probably around August when it is hoped Coronavirus would have stopped. “We’re speaking to Tottenham, we’ve postponed the 20th date,” Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports on Friday. “We are working with them for dates in July and early August as well, when we hope we’ll be back. “Hopefully we see that fight take place at the end of the summer.” Bulgarian Pulev is the IBF mandatory challenge...
Wilder Won’t Last 7 Rounds Against Me – Joshua Speaks
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Wilder Won’t Last 7 Rounds Against Me – Joshua Speaks

Nigerian-born British IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has been speaking on the possibility of meeting the WBC Champion, Deontay Wilder after he stopped his Mexican conqueror, Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch in Saudi Arabia last December. Joshua, who has a 23-1 record with 22 of them coming in KOs is trying to rebuild his image in the eyes of the fans after the way he was blown out in 7 rounds by the chubby 268-lb Ruiz Jr. last June in New York. Speaking to @SkySportsBoxing, Joshua, 29, said Wilder won’t make it to the 7th round against him, as he would fight the talented 6’7″ American with a record 42-0-1 and 41 Kos, in an exact opposite manner that he fought Ruiz Jr. on December 7. “He wouldn’t be there in the seventh round. I would go in to knock him out. This is ...
Anthony Joshua Talks Third Fight With Andy Ruiz
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Anthony Joshua Talks Third Fight With Andy Ruiz

Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will next be facing either Kubrat Pulev or Oleksandr Usyk, mandatory challengers for the IBF and WBO respectively, and he suggested that the first of those fights could happen as early as late March, despite his promoter, Eddie Hearn, saying it would take place in May. If it was Pulev, Joshua said his attitude would be “seek and destroy”. “Anyone fighting for the championship is a dangerous fighter,” he said of Pulev, likening his style to Tyson Fury. “Good jab, leans back and stays out of range,” Joshua said. He also said he was more than willing to face Usyk, the former undisputed world cruiserweight champion and said he was already studying the Ukrainian’s style. “Usyk is a great cruiserweight,” Joshua said. “He is still exploring t...
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Timothy Moten: Meet The Boxer Who Quit His Job To Help Anthony Joshua Prepare For Ruiz Jr Rematch

Meet the boxer who quit his job to help AJ prepare for Ruiz Jr rematch He quit his job, left his fiancee for three months, wrote to Eddie Hearn and got his friends to bombard Anthony Joshua's team on social media... how a carpet cleaner from Kentucky became AJ's sparring partner *Timothy Moten has studied Andy Ruiz Jnr for years and adopted a similar style *The American offered to spar Anthony Joshua before his shock loss to Ruiz Jnr *Moten went to extreme lengths to contact AJ's team to get in camp for rematch *He even quit his job as a carpet cleaner after being invited in for sparring with AJ Moten had studied Ruiz Jnr closely since 2012 and watched countless videos of his previous fights, trying to unlock the secrets of his success against men significantly bigger than hims...
Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Explains What Happens If He Wins Or Loses
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Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Explains What Happens If He Wins Or Loses

Eddie Hearn, promoter for Anthony Joshua and the CEO of Matchroom Boxing, has explained that everything will be "neutral" when the rematch takes place with Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia next weekend. Ruiz shocked the sport when he dropped Joshua four times to secure a seventh round stoppage, and as a result he walked away with the WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO world heavyweight titles at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 1st. When asked whats next for Anthony Joshua if he wins, he said; “beating Andy Ruiz and regaining his belts will make him by far the biggest star in the sport, but more personally, its about winning the fight and regaining what’s his”. And on the possibility of taking a loss, he stated; “Joshua is tough, he is a guy that’s always having to learn under the ...
See The Gym And Stadium Built For Anthony Joshua’s Rematch With Andy Ruiz
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See The Gym And Stadium Built For Anthony Joshua’s Rematch With Andy Ruiz

Former Boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua on Sunday landed at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ahead of his must win rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr on December 7. Joshua who shockingly lost to Ruiz in June, decided to land in Riyadh two weeks early with his entourage and was quickly taken on Monday to the stadium and gym specially built for the fight by the Saudi Arabian government. In photos posted by his agent/promoter, Eddie Hearn, a ring could be seen positioned in the centre of the gym space, with a corner filled with punch bags that the former champion was quick to test out.  
Andy Ruiz Jr Apologizes For Beating Anthony Joshua
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Andy Ruiz Jr Apologizes For Beating Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz Jr has ramped up mind games ahead of his rematch with Anthony Joshua, by taking aim at his promoter Eddie Hearn. The Mexican, speaking with iFLTV, apologized to Hearn, for ending Joshua’s unbeaten record. Speaking a month before the showdown in Saudi Arabia, Ruiz revealed how he needed Joshua to show the world what he was all about. “I just needed that right moment and the right chance to prove who Andy Ruiz really is. “So thank you Eddie Hearn for giving me this opportunity and I’m sorry for beating Anthony Joshua. “And that’s what we’re planning to do on December 7 again, so don’t get your hopes up because this chubby kid is training really hard,” he said.
Nobody talks about you anymore’ – Anthony Joshua & his promoter, Eddie Hearn come for Tyson Fury
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Nobody talks about you anymore’ – Anthony Joshua & his promoter, Eddie Hearn come for Tyson Fury

Matchroom Boxing owner and manager/promoter of recently dethroned Anthony Joshua, Eddie Hearn, has come out to blast former British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, claiming no one is interested in his fights. Fury, who gave up his four heavyweight belts due to his battle with mental health four years ago and is still undefeated as a heavyweight boxer, faces unknown but undefeated Swedish boxer, Otto Walin on September 14th, and Hearn, who Fury has verbally blasted so many times in the past, feels Fury is fighting people he knows can't beat him. Fury defeated Tom Schwarz in two rounds in his most recent fight, after a draw with Wilder. Hearn speaking to Sky Sports said: “Fury has easy fights that nobody is interested in. “He supposed to be the best heavyweight in the world? Nob...
Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr to be confirmed next week
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Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr to be confirmed next week

Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, has disclosed that Anthony Joshua will finalise a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr next week. Joshua’s world heavyweight title reign and unbeaten record were ended by a stunning defeat to Ruiz Jr in New York earlier this month and Hearn has activated a clause to enforce an immediate second fight. A number of British venues, including the Wembley Stadium, are being considered for a date in November or December. But Hearn has revealed that Joshua is still open to the idea of staging the return bout at the scene of his first defeat – Maddison Square Garden. “The job over the next week is just to finalise the details now of just where and when that will be. “I can’t tell you too much, just because I don’t know other than, between November 16 and December 1...
Anthony Joshua  Worst Mistake is to have Rematch with Andy Ruiz
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Anthony Joshua Worst Mistake is to have Rematch with Andy Ruiz

  British professional boxer, Amir Khan, has warned Anthony Joshua he is making the “worst mistake”, by taking an immediate rematch against Andy Ruiz Jnr. Ruiz dropped Joshua four times, before a dramatic seventh-round stoppage victory last weekend at Madison Square Garden. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has this week confirmed that they will opt for a rematch against Mexico’s first ever heavyweight champion, with plans to stage the fight in November or December in the UK. However, Khan believes it is not a bright idea. “When I heard he was doing that I thought it was the worst mistake he could make. “Look, first of all, Ruiz will be full of confidence going into this fight and you’ve got Joshua who will be a little bit on the edge a...
Andy Ruiz Jr Demands $50million To Rematch Anthony Joshua
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Andy Ruiz Jr Demands $50million To Rematch Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz Jr demands $50MILLION (15.3 Billion in naira) purse if Anthony Joshua rematch takes place in UK The new heavyweight champion believes he can dictate terms AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn has announced that he’s triggered a rematch clause for a second fight to take place in November/December. Both men have stated where they would like it to take place, with Hearn claiming Joshua’s side will have the final say. In response to these revelations, Ruiz Jr told Fight Hub: “Yeah, they did say November/December, but my team are negotiating everything right now. “I’ve just gotta stay busy, stay healthy and be ready for the rematch.” “I would love it to be here in the United States or in Mexico. “Hey, it all depends with the team and what we negotiate. “If they want me to go ov...
Anthony Joshua To Have A Re-match With Andy Ruiz In November – Fight Promoter, Eddie Hearn
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Anthony Joshua To Have A Re-match With Andy Ruiz In November – Fight Promoter, Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua will be having a re-match with Andy Ruiz in November, following his defeat at Madison Square in New York on Saturday. Recall we reported earlier that American-born Mexican Ruiz produced one of the biggest shocks in heavyweight boxing history to take Joshua's IBF, WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles in New York on Saturday. The Nigerian born British fighter Joshua, 29, was floored four times as Ruiz defied his underdog status to win in seven rounds at Madison Square Garden. The London 2012 Olympic champion subsequently had a concussion test after the first defeat of his 23-fight career. It was learnt that a rematch clause was part of the contract for the fight. Fight promoter Eddie Hearn who confirmed that Anthony Joshua will be having a re-match with Andy Ruiz, sa...
Anthony Joshua Stops Angry Dad From Clashing With Promoter, Hearn, Over Defeat
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Anthony Joshua Stops Angry Dad From Clashing With Promoter, Hearn, Over Defeat

Anthony Joshua stopped his angry dad from clashing with promoter Eddie Hearn, following his son’s shock defeat to Andy Ruiz. Though it is not clear why Joshua’s father Robert clashed with Hearn in the ring, however the heated exchange was caught on camera in the background as Ruiz was being interviewed in the ring following his unexpected seventh-round win. Hearn who has been criticized from some quarters over his handling of Joshua’s career and an inability to book a fight with the heavyweight’s two big boys – Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, was confronted in the ring by Joshua Snr. He seemed to be directing a verbal tirade at Hearn in the background before the Joshua stepped in to talk to his dad. "Anthony Joshua dad looked like he wanted to knock Eddie Hearn out, wonder what happe...
I’ll Get My Belts Back, Says Anthony Joshua After Being Floored Four Times
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I’ll Get My Belts Back, Says Anthony Joshua After Being Floored Four Times

Anthony Joshua has vowed to get his belts back after calling his sensational heavyweight world-title defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr a "minor setback". Joshua, 29, was floored four times as Ruiz defied underdog status to win in seven rounds and deliver a true shock to the sport at Madison Square Garden. He said: "It's a test of character. I'll see what is next and move on." Promoter Eddie Hearn said a rematch is a "must win" because Joshua's options will be "nothing after that". A rematch clause was part of the contract and Hearn said he expected it to take place "in England in November or December". Ruiz himself says he will take the contest at any time.
Andy Ruiz Jr. Is Anthony Joshua Opponent For New York Bout
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Andy Ruiz Jr. Is Anthony Joshua Opponent For New York Bout

Andy Ruiz Jr set to be named as Anthony Joshua opponent for New York bout Joshua, 29, was due to face Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden but the American failed drug tests, forcing him out of the Madison Square Garden bout. California-born Ruiz, 29, has fought for a world title once before and is likely to be confirmed as Joshua's opponent for his US debut on Tuesday. Promoter Eddie Hearn says Ruiz will "do anything" to become world champion. "He will entertain you, give it his all. Even if it means getting sensationally knocked out, he will rather do that than not do it," Hearn told Fighthype.com. "I couldn't afford a guy who I thought may not be good enough or game enough to entertain the fans. I had to pick a guy in my heart who I thought will do everything to be...
Jarrell Miller Fails Second Drug Test, Fight With Anthony Joshua Off
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Jarrell Miller Fails Second Drug Test, Fight With Anthony Joshua Off

Jarrell Miller failed his second drug test, and this led to his fight with Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden on June 1 being called off. The American boxer was expected to fight IBF, WBA, and WBO champion Joshua before an “adverse finding” from a sample taken on March 20. Miller was denied a licence for the 1 June bout following the findings, and he disclosed that he intends to appeal against the decision to revoke his licence. Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, who confirmed that Jarrell Miller failed his second drug test stated that the fight was off. “We have now received news from VADA that Jarrell Miller has now failed a second separate test for a further substance. AJ’s June 1 opponent will be announced next week – if you don’t think you can beat him clean then dele...
Anthony Joshua’s Next Opponent Returns ‘Adverse Finding’ in Dope Sample
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Anthony Joshua’s Next Opponent Returns ‘Adverse Finding’ in Dope Sample

Anthony Joshua’s next opponent Jarrell Miller has returned an “adverse finding” in a drug-testing sample, says Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn. American Miller, 30, is due to fight Briton Joshua, 29, at Madison Square Garden in New York on 1 June. Joshua is scheduled to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles against the undefeated Miller, who has never fought for a world title. Hearn said Joshua’s “preparations continue” for his US debut. Hearn said he had been informed by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) about the finding from a sample collected on 20 March. VADA operates within boxing and mixed martial arts. “We are working with all relevant parties and will update with more details soon,” he said on Twitter. Miller’s promoter, Dmitriy Salita, sa...
‘I’ll Fight Anyone, Even King Kong’ – Heavy Weight Champion Anthony Joshua, Boasts
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‘I’ll Fight Anyone, Even King Kong’ – Heavy Weight Champion Anthony Joshua, Boasts

Just as heavy weight champion Anthony Joshua, stepped away from his latest Wembley thriller, he sent out a clarion call to the rest of the world’s heavyweights. ‘I’m ready for all of you,’ he thundered after knocking out Alexander Povetkin. ‘That includes Deontay Wilder, soon as he likes. ‘Bring on Tyson Fury. I’ll fight King Kong if he’s available. If anyone’s really ready, give Eddie Hearn a call. Come on, that’s all it takes.’ According to DailyMail Sport, a labyrinth of negotiations stands between Joshua and the fight for which the public is frothing at Wembley on April 13. The people have spoken to AJ and asked him to  Fight Wilder next. If not him, then Fury. For the fans, a Dillian Whyte rematch is barely an after-thought, though not in the calculations of promoter He...
Anthony Joshua $20m Richer After Beating Parker
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Anthony Joshua $20m Richer After Beating Parker

British-Nigerian heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua is expected to earn £20million(N1billion) after defeating New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in the unification fight in Cardiff on Saturday night. According to reports, this new paycheck will take Joshua’s gross earnings from three fights to £50 million. Joshua will even take home more money if he faces the undefeated WBC heavyweight champion America’s Deontay Wilder, who recently produced a tenth-round stoppage to beat Joe Ortiz. The mouth watering fight is being scheduled for the last quarter of the year, according to Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn. The size of Joshua’s paycheck  was determined by two factors, his being the home fighter and his being the headline name on the card. Parker is expected to earn £13million, far mo...
Anthony Joshua Vows To Eat Deontay Wilder
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Anthony Joshua Vows To Eat Deontay Wilder

Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that Anthony Joshua intends to “eat” Deontay Wilder when they face off in a world title unification fight next year. Wilder remained on course for a high-profile bout with the undefeated Briton by beating Bermane Stiverne with a first-round knockout in New York overnight. “The Bronze Bomber” immediately targeted Joshua, who has previously spoken of his desire for a unification match at some point in 2018. Asked about the prospect of a fight still being on the cards, Hearn told Sky Sports: “I think 2018, we want to see Deontay Wilder against Anthony Joshua, no question. “I was really interested to see the weight of Deontay Wilder on the scales, 15st 9. I texted that to Anthony today, Deontay Wilder, 15st 9. I shouldn’t really tell you the reply,...
Anthony Joshua’s Fight With Kubrat Pulev Cancelled
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Anthony Joshua’s Fight With Kubrat Pulev Cancelled

Anthony Joshua’s fight with Kubrat Pulev has been called off, after the Bulgarian suffered an injury in training. Joshua will now take on Carlos Takam instead. Pulev was due to challenge for Joshua’s IBF and WBA heavyweight world titles on October 28 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, but a damaged shoulder has seen the bout cancelled. Frenchman Takam, who is ranked No 3 by the IBF, on Monday night finalised a deal to step in at late notice. The 36-year-old has lost three of his 39 fights. “I received a call late afternoon to inform me that Pulev had injured his shoulder and maybe ruled out of the fight – this was later confirmed by his doctor. IBF rules state that the mandatory will go to the next fighter in line which is Carlos Takam. “When the Pulev fight was announced I ...
Promoter Considers Nigeria For Joshua-Klitschko Rematch
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Promoter Considers Nigeria For Joshua-Klitschko Rematch

Anthony Joshua’s proposed rematch with Wladimir Klitschko “is happening” in his next fight, says promoter Eddie Hearn. Joshua, whose father comes from Sagamu in Ogun State, is set to face Klitschko for a second time after his thrilling victory at Wembley Stadium in London in April, with a number of venues being considered to stage the heavyweight world title fight. Klitschko will meet manager Bernd Boente this week and is expected to agree another fight with Joshua, who holds the WBA and IBF titles. Hearn told Sky Sports, “I feel like it’s Wladimir Klitschko. People keep saying is there a deadline? The situation is the fight is happening unless we are told otherwise by Bernd Boente and Wladimir Klitschko, who have a meeting this week. “So many offers this week – Nigeria, Dubai,...

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