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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...
‘Fighting Wilder is Joshua’s Top Priority’
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‘Fighting Wilder is Joshua’s Top Priority’

GLOBAL SOCCER\\OTHER SPORTS Promoter Eddie Hearn said that Anthony Joshua’s top priority remains an undisputed heavyweight fight against Deontay Wilder at Wembley on April 13. The British star has reiterated his desire to face Wilder in his next scheduled fight at the national stadium after the American retained his WBC belt in a split decision draw with Tyson Fury at the weekend. Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel wants to resume negotiations for the Joshua fight provided that terms remain private and Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn is determined to agree on a blockbuster bout with all the world titles at stake. “I won’t talk about the negotiations we’re having at the moment, because I did that last time and it bit me in the bottom,” Hearn told Sky Sports News. “I’m going to stay quie...
Anthony Joshua Slams Wilder, Says He’s Ready To Fight Either Him Or Fury Next
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Anthony Joshua Slams Wilder, Says He’s Ready To Fight Either Him Or Fury Next

British-Nigerian heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has taken to Twitter to react over a report that American heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is ready to take on him next after his with fight Tyson Fury ended in a draw. Recall that the 28-year-old IBF, WBO and WBA champion has had talks going on for a potential fight with Deontay Wilder for over a year now, but the pair failed to reach an agreement. Reacting to the report by Sky Sport that Wilder is now ready to take him on next, Anthony blasted him and said he is ready to fight either him or Fury, who also wants a boxing match with him. Source: rushhoursport
Wilder Still Hopes For Joshua As Fury Eyes Rematch
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Wilder Still Hopes For Joshua As Fury Eyes Rematch

Deontay Wilder still hopes to face Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight unification bout but is happy to hand rival Tyson Fury a rematch following their epic draw. Joshua-Wilder Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title belt on Saturday after a thrilling 12-round battle ended in a split decision draw at the Staples Center. The result means Wilder is still in a position to achieve his dream of unifying the heavyweight division against Fury’s fellow Briton, Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF and WBO versions of the title. But Saturday’s thriller in Los Angeles, and the inconclusive result, means that Wilder may have to wait before climbing into a ring with Joshua. The clamour for a rematch with Fury may well prove to be irresistible. Asked which fight Wilder would prefer — Joshua or F...
Wilder Vows To Knock Out Fury At Heavyweight Title Weigh-In
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Wilder Vows To Knock Out Fury At Heavyweight Title Weigh-In

Deontay Wilder poses during the Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury weigh-in at Los Angeles Convention Center on November 30, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP Deontay Wilder, weighing in at 212.5 pounds for his WBC heavyweight world title defence against Tyson Fury on Friday, vowed to knock out the British challenger. Wilder wore a black leather facemask to the weigh-in outside of Staples Center, but that was as menacing as it got as the two fighters were kept several feet apart for the traditional stare-down in the wake of an explosive final press conference on Wednesday. Britain’s Fury, who finished that event stripped to the waist and offering to engage with Wilder, tipped the sc...
Tyson Fury And Deontay Wilder Clash At Press Conference
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Tyson Fury And Deontay Wilder Clash At Press Conference

We nearly got to see Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder exchange blows, even before the official fight, as they yesterday clashed at a press conference. Fury and Wilder are both set to face off for the WBC Heavyweight title in Los Angeles, and a final pre-fight press conference was held earlier this evening LA, in which both men vowed to knock out the other. Shortly after coming together to pose for the traditional face-off pictures, a mass brawl nearly ensued. Just moments after coming very close to Fury, Wilder shouted: “I’ma knock you the f**k out.” Fury then smiled and said: “I want you to, I want you to.” 33-year-old Wilder became increasingly agitated, saying: “I promise you, I promise you.” As Fury stood on his tiptoes, Wilder said: “I don’t give a f**k how big you ...
‘We Want Wilder’: Anthony Joshua’s Camp
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‘We Want Wilder’: Anthony Joshua’s Camp

NO sooner had Anthony Joshua brutally dispatched another pretender to his heavyweight titles than attention turned to who the British/Nigerian fighter would face next as he seeks to clean up boxing’s most glamorous division. An eagerly anticipated fight on December 1 will go a long way to clearing that up. Deontay Wilder, the WBC champion, is scheduled to take on Tyson Fury, the former champion before drug and health issues got in the way, somewhere in Las Vegas. It’s a fight between two unbeaten heavyweights who represent the biggest threat to Joshua, the WBA, IBF and WBO belt-holder, and could provide his next opponent. Joshua, now with a 22-0 record after toughing out a victory over Alexander Povetkin in front of 80,000 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, said he isn’t bothered...
Joshua Ready For Wilder But Promoter Wants No More Deontay Delay
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Joshua Ready For Wilder But Promoter Wants No More Deontay Delay

Britain’s Anthony Joshua believes his long-awaited clash with fellow world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take place as it would be “silly not to”. Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder But promoter Eddie Hearn has warned a deal must be agreed quickly if the American is to be Joshua’s next opponent. Joshua successfully defended his International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organisation belts with brutal a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday. He is already booked in to box again at Wembley on April 13, but the question of an opponent has still to be resolved. Joshua has repeatedly stressed he wants to fight fellow undefeated champion Wilder, who holds the World Boxing Council version of the ...
Deontay Wilder Willing To Fight Anthony Joshua In UK
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Deontay Wilder Willing To Fight Anthony Joshua In UK

Deontay Wilder has accused Anthony Joshua’s management of “ducking” him and says he is prepared to come to the United Kingdom to make the heavyweight mega-fight happen. American Wilder, 32, defended his WBC title with a first-round knockout of Bermane Stiverne last weekend and has set his sights on Joshua’s WBA and IBF belts. But he believes the Briton’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, is stalling. “I think Eddie is ducking me more so than Joshua,” Wilder told BBC Sport. “If Joshua’s a strong champion, a true champion, you guys in England should smoke him out, make him fight. “You should see if he’s the best. My heart says I’m the best. If I’m not, I want someone to show me.” Joshua, 28, defended his belts by beating Carlos Takam in Cardiff and Wilder says he is willing to cross the ...
WBC Champion Deontay Wilder Wants Ultimate Fight With Anthony Joshua
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WBC Champion Deontay Wilder Wants Ultimate Fight With Anthony Joshua

World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has stated that his ultimate goal is to fight International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) title holder Nigerian-born Anthony Joshua. Joshua will face Cameroonian-born French boxer Carlos Takam at the Cardiff Principality Stadium in Wales on Saturday night. Wilder, 32, will defend his WBC title against Bermane Stiverne on 4 November. According to BBC Sport, Alabama-born Wilder believes Joshua, 27, should be ready for the unification bout after beating Wladimir Klitschko. “He has already fought a guy that got way more experience than I. The ultimate goal is to get Joshua,” Wilder said. “I don’t see what’s the difference between me and any other guy.” Wilder went on to state that his ...

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