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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...
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...
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...
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...
Oleksandr Usyk Fires Warning To Anthony Joshua
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Oleksandr Usyk Fires Warning To Anthony Joshua

Oleksandr Usyk warned Anthony Joshua ‘I’m coming for you’ after the Ukrainian moved a step closer towards a world heavyweight title fight next year with a unanimous decision victory over the brave Derek Chisora. Joshua was in attendance at Wembley’s SSE Arena on Saturday night as Usyk used his superior footwork, speed and ring craft to extend his unbeaten professional record to 18 victories from as many fights. The former undisputed cruiserweight champion gave away almost 40lbs in weight and survived a testing opening couple of rounds but did enough to be given the nod by two scores of 115-113 and one of 117-112 on the judges’ scorecards. Usyk said on Matchroom’s YouTube channel: ‘Anthony, how are you? I’m coming for you. I want (Joshua next).’ Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn said: ‘A...
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 ...
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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