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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
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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...
Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua Names 7 Fighters He Wants To Face Before Hanging His Gloves
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Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua Names 7 Fighters He Wants To Face Before Hanging His Gloves

World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua has named seven fighters he would want to face before calling time on his career. Speaking with Sky Sports and when asked he would want to fight ( before hanging his boxing gloves ) , Anthony Joshua Sai: “[Oleksandr] Usyk, [Deontay] Wilder, [Tyson] Fury, [Luis] Ortiz. “Who else? I think that’s probably the majority. Adam Kownacki, Jarrell Miller… you know, that’s six names.” He concluded by mentioning Dillian Whyte to the mix having beaten his domestic foe in 2015. “I know he’s been chasing a world title shot. I offered him ( Whyte ) a world title shot last year in April, he refused it. “Maybe he wants his hand on the WBC, but if me and Tyson Fury fight, then I know he didn’t want to fight me last year, but he’ll definitely have ...
Deontay Wilder sadly falls into 4th place as new heavyweight ranking list is revealed
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Deontay Wilder sadly falls into 4th place as new heavyweight ranking list is revealed

Tyson Fury has again come atop the pile as he was named best boxer in the heavyweight division following his stunner against Deontay Wilder at Las Vegas. The Gypsy King totally outboxed the American in the top showdown that went down the lane to become the new WBC champion of the world. Held at the iconic MGM Grand Garden Arena, Fury recorded an emphatic seventh-round stoppage over Deontay, leaving the American at the mercy of his corner who had to throw the towel. The 31-year-old undefeated heavyweight king has now been ranked number one in the Ring Magazine heavyweight ranking. Coming behind him is IBF, WBO, IBO champ Anthony Joshua who secured the second place following his victory over Andy Ruiz in Mexico last year Surprisingly, Deontay Wilder completely fell down the pecking or...
Deontay Wilder Hits Hard, But He’s No Mike Tyson – George Foreman Says
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Deontay Wilder Hits Hard, But He’s No Mike Tyson – George Foreman Says

With fans alike currently debating if Deontay Wilder has a harder punch than Mike Tyson, George Foreman believes Tyson was too far ahead of Wilder. After Deontay Wilder's amazing knockout against Luis Ortiz earlier this Month, many fans and Pundits have been debating if Wilder has the strongest punch Boxing has ever seen. However, Boxing legend George Foreman believes that Wilder is still behind a few legends, including Iron Mike Tyson. When asked about Wilder's power, Foreman had this to say about the Bronze Bomber: "He's good but he hasn't approached Joe Lewis, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson. No, he hasn't approached that kind of recognition yet. No way." Foreman went on to say that Wilder needs a big win against a top Boxer to cement himself among the elite. Wilder was only able...
Undefeated boxer Deontay Wilder announces rematch with Cuba’s Luis Ortiz on November 23rd
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Undefeated boxer Deontay Wilder announces rematch with Cuba’s Luis Ortiz on November 23rd

Undefeated American boxer, Deontay Wilder is set for a rematch with Cuba’s Luis Ortiz on November 23rd, in Las Vegas United States, in what will be the third defence of his World Boxing Council heavyweight crown in a year. According to the organisers and promoters, the November 23rd matchup at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas gives 40-year-old southpaw Ortiz a chance to avenge his loss to Wilder in a 10th-round stoppage in March 2018 in his only prior world title bout. “When I fought Ortiz, not only did he have the pedigree, but also he had the classification of being the boogeyman of the division. I agree with those who say that Luis Ortiz was my toughest fight to date. No one wanted to fight him and they still don’t. In the rematch there’s more confidence and more motivation ...
If no Joshua or Wilder, bring me Tyson Fury, Ortiz demands
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If no Joshua or Wilder, bring me Tyson Fury, Ortiz demands

Luis Ortiz won a hard-fought unanimous decision over Christian Hammer on Saturday night in Brooklyn, New York and now wants to have another crack at the biggest fight in boxing, the heavyweight title bout. The wide scores weren’t indicative of how competitive most of the rounds of the Showtime-televised bout actually were. According to boxingscene.com, Hammer was a big underdog and withstood numerous heavy punches while standing his ground and making it to the finish line. The soon to be 40-year-old has now won three bouts in a row since his loss to WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. Ortiz has been campaigning for a rematch to avenge his only career loss. He also has heard his name mentioned by WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO champion Anthony Joshua and at this stage of his career is looking ...

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