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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 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 ...
Ritson Suffers Stoppage Loss to Ponce
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Ritson Suffers Stoppage Loss to Ponce

Jeremias Ponce floored Lewis Ritson three times in the 10th round to earn a stoppage win but should the fight have continued after Ritson's corner had thrown the towel in? Lewis Ritson's world title hopes were wrecked by a punishing 10th-round stoppage loss to Jeremias Ponce in Newcastle. Ritson was floored on three occasions by the relentless Argentine, who became the IBF mandatory challenger for Scotland's undisputed world super-lightweight champion Josh Taylor. The hometown fighter endured a torrid evening as he was badly hurt in the opening round, nearly wilting by the ropes after Ponce had dug in brutal body shots. Ritson had to withstand more stinging punches around his ribs in the second round, while he was briefly buzzed by an uppercut in the third. S...
Deontay Wilder vows to “decapitate” Tyson Fury as he sends warning to him ahead of their trilogy fight
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Deontay Wilder vows to “decapitate” Tyson Fury as he sends warning to him ahead of their trilogy fight

Deontay Wilder has vowed to "decapitate" Tyson Fury when they fight for the third time. The Gypsy King was set to take on Anthony Joshua in their undisputed heavyweight title fight on August 14 in Saudi Arabia, before an arbitration case by Wilder ordered a trilogy between himself and Tyson Fury. 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. The trilogy fight has now been set for July 24. Bronze Bomber' said he is aiming to make no ...
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...
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.”
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 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...
Former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield ‘to Return to Boxing ring for the first time in a Decade to Face Kevin McBride
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Former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield ‘to Return to Boxing ring for the first time in a Decade to Face Kevin McBride

American boxing legend, Evander Holyfield is reportedly set to make a return to boxing for the first time in a decade to face Kevin McBride. Sports Illustrated reports that the former undisputed cruiserweight and heavyweight boxing champion will face McBride in an eight-round exhibition on the undercard of Triller's June 5 pay-per-view event, which will feature Teofimo Lopez defending his unified lightweight titles against George Kambosos in the main event. The 58-year-old, whose last fight in the boxing ring came in May 2011 will be hoping to defeat Kevin McBride after Mike Tyson recently revealed his plans to fight him and Lennox Lewis this year. 'I want Holyfield and I want Lennox Lewis this year,' Tyson revealed on his Hotboxin' Podcast. 'I want both of them, I want to ...
Check out Where Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua rank in the new Boxing Heavyweight Pound-for-pound Rankings
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Check out Where Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua rank in the new Boxing Heavyweight Pound-for-pound Rankings

Ring Magazine has released it's monthly rankings for the top boxers in the heavyweight category. Tyson Fury, still tops the rankings as the reigning champion of the Ring Magazine belt while other fighters like Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder follow suit. Joshua ranks second while Deontay Wilder ranks third. Dillian Whyte is ranked 5th while Alexander Povetkin who Whyte lost to last August is ranked 4th. Whyte is set to face Povetkin this weekend in Gilbatrar. Had Whyte been victorious in the first fight he would have officially been next in line for Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight title. Fury, meanwhile, is set to meet Anthony Joshua twice in 2021 as they look to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion with all the belts on the line. See the full list below. The...
Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury Finally Sign Deal for Undisputed World Heavyweight title Fight
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Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury Finally Sign Deal for Undisputed World Heavyweight title Fight

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have finally signed a two-fight deal for an undisputed world heavyweight title fight.The British boxers have been locked in negotiations in the past months.They have now finally finalised terms for the blockbuster battle, with a date and venue to be confirmed.Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, told Sky Sports: “All parties have now put pen to paper.“We will be working hard over the next few weeks to confirm the site and date for the biggest fight in boxing.”Joshua defeated Bulgarian boxer, Kubrat Pulev last December to retain his IBF, WBO and WBA titles, while Fury currently holds the WBC belt.
Leon Spinks, Former Heavyweight Champ who Beat Muhammad Ali, Dies Aged 67
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Leon Spinks, Former Heavyweight Champ who Beat Muhammad Ali, Dies Aged 67

Former boxer and heavyweight champion, Leon Spinks, best known for defeating Muhammad Ali in 1978, has died at the age 67. Spinks lost his five-year battle with prostate and other cancers on Friday evening, his publicist announced. "At the time of his passing his wife Brenda Glur Spinks was by his side. Due to Covid restrictions, only a few close friends and other family were present," the statement read. "Leon fought his battle with numerous illnesses resiliently, never losing his trademark smile. Showing true Spinks determination, he never threw in the towel." it added Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Spinks represented the United States during the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada, as a light heavyweight and won a gold medal. He then faced Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas, Nev...
I Will Smash Anthony Joshua – Tyson Fury
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I Will Smash Anthony Joshua – Tyson Fury

WBC Champion, Tyson Fury, has boasted he will beat Anthony Joshua inside three rounds. Negotiations for a dream fight between the two British boxers are still on. But Fury took to social media to say: “I just got off the phone with [my trainer] Sugarhill Steward in America. “We are going to smash AJ – one round, two rounds, three rounds. Done! “Can’t wait.” Fury’s message is the latest suggestion that he expects to face Joshua this year. The WBC champion’s feisty warning to his IBF, WBA and WBO counterpart comes after one of the biggest obstacles in agreeing the undisputed heavyweight title fight drew nearer to being resolved. Oleksandr Usyk’s is the WBO mandatory challenger to the title held by Joshua, but the governing body has now contacted the Ukrainian....
Rodgers Reveals Why Wilfred Ndidi Is Undisputed At Leicester City
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Rodgers Reveals Why Wilfred Ndidi Is Undisputed At Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers says Wilfred Ndidi has been so consistent and it’s one of the reasons French midfielder Papy Mendy has spent more time on the bench. Ndidi who remain one of Rodgers favourite soldiers has been sidelined with injury for over four week and Mendy has stepped up to replace him. Since his introduction into the team, the Frenchman, Mendy has been impressive and chunk out consistent performances on his own. Speaking ahead of Leicester City’s Europa league game with AEK Athens, Rodgers says the midfielder lack of game in recent seasons is down to the level and form of Wilfred Ndidi. “He’s a defensive midfield player, tactically very good, understands the role, and does a lot of dirty work for the team. “Of course, before he’s played with Wilf [Ndidi], who’s somethi...
Tyson Fury’s Father Brags, says Son Will Knock out Anthony Joshua in First Round
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Tyson Fury’s Father Brags, says Son Will Knock out Anthony Joshua in First Round

World heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury’s father, John Fury has insisted that his son will knock out fellow British fighter, Anthony Joshua in the first round when both boxers contest next year. John said this during an interview with BT Sport. DAILY POST recalls that Fury and Joshua had agreed on a two-fight deal in principle to fight twice in 2021 to crown the undisputed heavyweight world champion. “Anthony Joshua will think he’s fighting an eel in cold water, he won’t be able to touch Tyson, and he will hit him that hard his heart will go,” John said. “It will be a more relaxed night than Deontay Wilder. “I will retake all bets; in the first round Tyson will come out jabbing, slipping and sliding and bang! Joshua will fall to pieces after the first right hand because h...
Saudi Arabia to Bid £400m to Host Tyson Fury’s Next Fight Against Wilder or Joshua
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Saudi Arabia to Bid £400m to Host Tyson Fury’s Next Fight Against Wilder or Joshua

Saudi Arabia's royal family are set to bid an outrageous £400m to host Tyson Fury's next fight after members of the Royal Family were ringside in Las Vegas to watch the Gypsy King's ruthless win over Deontay Wilder at the weekend. Fury defeated Wilder on Sunday morning to claim the WBC Heavyweight belt and Wilder confirmed on Tuesday that he will re-activate his rematch clause in their contract within the next 28 days but fans are clamoring for a fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua to determine the undisputed Heavyweight champion of the world.   A fight between Joshua and Fury will be an automatic sell out in the UK as both fighters are British, but the Saudi Royal family plan to bid 400 million pounds for Fury's next fight seeing how much success they achieve...
Anthony Joshua reveals who he  wants to fight Next between Wilder and Whyte
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Anthony Joshua reveals who he wants to fight Next between Wilder and Whyte

IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has made it clear that Deontay Wilder is his “main objective” so Dillian Whyte will have to wait for a rematch. Joshua will defend his belts against Andy Ruiz Jr on June 1 but is already eyeing an undisputed title fight against WBC holder Wilder. “I’m not looking at Dillian anymore, I’m looking at Wilder, because he’s got the belt. “Ruiz Jr? Provided I get past him, Wilder, that’s my main objective. Simple as that,” Joshua told Sky Sports. Whyte was in the running to become Joshua’s next opponent and avenge the only loss of his career, sustained in late 2015 with the British title on the line. After knocking out Derek Chisora last December, Whyte was considered as a challenger fo...

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