Joshua vs Pulev fight gets date

August 4, 2020 Editorial III 0

Anthony Joshua will defend his three world heavyweight titles against IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in the first week of December – probably behind closed doors. That’s according to Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn, who still hopes to hold Brit AJ’S bout with the Bulgarian 39-year-old at London’s O2 Arena. Hearn told ESPN: “We know AJ’s only going to fight once Read More

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Hearn confident of Joshua, Fury back-to-back fights in 2021

June 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has expressed confidence of landing a deal to secure back-to-back world title fights Anthony Joshua versus Tyson Fury in 2021. Hearn is eager to fulfill the nation’s wish to watch Britain’s two best heavyweights square off to become the undisputed champion. But Hearn, who revealed he missed FaceTime calls from Fury insists Dillian Whyte deserves his Read More

Finally, Mayweather dumps boxing

May 9, 2020 TheSun 0

Floyd Mayweather has ruled out a return to boxing – and rubbished claims he is broke. Rumours the undefeated former boxing world champion could take on Adrian Broner were dismissed by the ‘Money’ – as he says he does not want to end up dead like his uncle Roger Mayweather, who passed away in March. But Floyd did admit the chance Read More

Breaking: At 57, Evander Holyfield stages boxing comeback

May 6, 2020 TheSun 0

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield is stepping back into the ring aged 57 – hot on the heels of 53-year-old fierce rival Mike Tyson announcing his return. Fromer undisputed cruiserweight and heavyweight king Holyfield will contest exhibition fights for a “great cause”. He told TMZ Sports: “The Champ is back, I’d like to announce that I will be making a comeback Read More

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Dillian Whyte says Anthony Joshua won’t be the same fighter again

January 15, 2020 Editorial III 0

Dillian Whyte believes Anthony Joshua always showed signs of “not liking getting hit” and has accused his old rival of no longer being “aggressive” inside the ring. Whyte firstly won an amateur fight between them and Joshua then avenged it with a knockout victory in a brutal British title fight four years ago. Joshua won his world heavyweight title rematch Read More

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Thumbs up, Anthony Joshua!

December 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

Nigeria is a killer of dreams indeed. It is not news to hear of how people who failed to succeed in the country that declares herself as the ‘Giant of Africa’ but perform exceedingly well when they find themselves outside her shores. Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua had the dream of representing Nigeria at the Olympics some years ago but was turned Read More

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World title fight:Joshua wants to fight Ruiz again

December 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

  Anthony Joshua has admitted he is open to fighting Andy Ruiz Jr for a third time despite beating him earlier this month in Saudi Arabia. The Mexican stunned the boxing world when he claimed the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts in June by stopping AJ in the seventh round. A rematch was immediately drawn up with the bout Read More

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Atiku, APC, Oliseh, others congratulate Joshua

December 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and many other enthusiasts sports Nigerians including former Super Eagles skipper, Sunday Oliseh have congratulated Anthony Joshua following his win against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia . Joshua avenged his loss to Ruiz back in June this year with a unanimous points decision win. The win saw Joshua reclaim the IBF, WBA and WBO Read More

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Wilder to fight Ortiz again in November

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

WBC champion Deontay Wilder will defend his world heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas on 23 November, promoters announced on Saturday. The rematch follows Wilder’s knockout win over the Cuban in New York in 2018. American Wilder, 33, boasts a career record of 41 wins and one draw, and has held the WBC title since 2015. After beating Read More

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What manner of sports are these?

September 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

“Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died in the United States following injuries sustained during his fight with Subriel Matias. The 28-year-old underwent emergency brain surgery in Washington after his super-lightweight bout with Puerto Rican, Matias was stopped after the 11th round by his corner man. Dadashev was unable to walk to the dressing room and was immediately hospitalised. Doctors operated Read More

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Boxing: Sugar lures Mayweather, Pacquiao

August 15, 2019 Editor 0

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard has called on Floyd Mayweather to come out of retirement and face Manny Pacquiao in the ring one more time. Despite both men being in their 40s, Leonard believes it would be a ‘great fight’ between the two. ‘Put it this way, it should be done. People will watch it’, he told TMZ. ‘It’s two guys in their 40s. When Read More

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Ruiz Jr’s US claim denied by AJ’s camp

August 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

Andy Ruiz Jr has claimed that a rematch with Anthony Joshua will be on “my terms” and “in the United States” – but promoter Eddie Hearn has reiterated that a deal has already been finalised to go to Saudi Arabia. IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Ruiz Jr broke his silence on a second fight against Joshua on Wednesday by Read More

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Heavyweight bout: Anthony Joshua wants Ruiz rematch at England

August 6, 2019 Editor 0

Anthony Joshua has revealed he wants his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr to take place on his UK ‘stomping ground’, with Cardiff’s Principality Stadium his preferred option. Joshua was stunned back in June when he was stopped in the seventh round of his voluntary defence at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The defeat saw him lose his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO Read More

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Anthony Joshua vows to fight on, retrieve heavyweight title

July 20, 2019 Editor 0

Anthony Joshua insists he is more motivated than ever to win back his world heavyweight titles. The British boxer was knocked out in the seventh round by underdog Andy Ruiz Jnr at Madison Square Garden last month.   But the 29-year-old has put the defeat behind him and is now ready to bounce back.  “I’ve always said don’t let the failures get Read More

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Pacquiao, Thurman talk tough ahead heavyweight clash

July 20, 2019 Editor 0

Manny Pacquiao plans to teach WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman a painful lesson when the two face off in Las Vegas on Saturday. “I want to teach him, like a professor,” the 40-year-old Pacquiao, who is 10 years Thurman’s senior, told Fox Business on Friday. Pacquiao said he was in better shape now than when he faced Adrien Broner in Read More

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Pacquiao denies deal for heavyweight clash with Khan

July 16, 2019 Editor 0

Manny Pacquiao’s publicist has denied a deal has been agreed to fight Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia in November. Khan claims the bout in Riyadh on 8 November is “signed off and done” following his stoppage win over Australia’s Billy Dib in the Middle East on Friday. But Pacquiao’s spokesperson Fred Sternberg told BBC Sport: “Manny has not signed any Read More

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Breaking: Ex-heavyweight champion rescued from ‘Yatch death den’

June 25, 2019 Editor 0

Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko was rescued by Spanish coastguard after the luxury yacht he was on board caught fire. The 43-year-old, who retired from boxing in August 2017, was on holiday off the coast of Mallorca. “Our trip Sunday night ended up in our boat igniting and family and friends being evacuated by coastguard and fire rescue team,” the Ukrainian, who Read More

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Heavyweight: Fury, Schwarz set for big clash in London

June 15, 2019 Editor 0

Tyson Fury says he may need to get up off the canvas to avoid a shock heavyweight defeat by Tom Schwarz on a hectic Saturday night of boxing. Fury faces unfancied German Schwarz in Las Vegas after Josh Warrington defends his IBF world featherweight title against Kid Galahad in Leeds. Warrington – whose fight is set to start around 22:00 Read More

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Boxing blow: Khan in pains after going down to Crawford defeat

April 21, 2019 Editor 0

Amir Khan was found in tears in his dressing room after losing against Terence Crawford with the WBO welterweight title at stake. The two-weight world champion was left unable to continue after a low blow by Bud in the sixth round, with trainer Virgul Hunter pulling him out. Khan was floored in the opening round by the undefeated American, and was Read More