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Tyson Fury Responds To Anthony Joshua After He Says: ‘A Great Modern Day Fighter Can Compete In Any Era’
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Tyson Fury Responds To Anthony Joshua After He Says: ‘A Great Modern Day Fighter Can Compete In Any Era’

  Tyson Fury has played down Anthony Joshua's claim that a 'great' modern-day fighter will be able to compete in any era by referencing his infamous defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. 'The Gypsy King' continues to aim shots at the two-time unified heavyweight champion as the pair are reported to have a provisional two-fight agreement in place for 2021. Earlier this week, Fury dismissed Anthony Joshua's knockout claim as just "another lie" and said his British heavyweight rival is suffering from a confidence crisis. After his ninth-round KO of Kubrat Pulev in December, Joshua promised to take Fury's "head off his shoulders" when they eventually fight. But Fury laughed off AJ's knockout threat, claiming that he's never seen Joshua approach a fight that way. And now, after Joshua ...
Pulev Will Knockout Anthony Joshua – Pulev’s Manager, Ivaylo Gotsev Brags
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Pulev Will Knockout Anthony Joshua – Pulev’s Manager, Ivaylo Gotsev Brags

According to the Bulgarian’s manager Ivaylo Gotsev, Kubrat Pulev will inflict another crushing defeat on Anthony Joshua – and then offer him a rematch. Pulev is the IBF mandatory challenger for Joshua, who avenged his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr with a points victory in an immediate rematch in Saudi Arabia in December. And Gotsev has suggested that Britain’s heavyweight star will again need a return bout after suffering another setback in his rescheduled world title fight with Pulev. “Yeah, we’ll give it to him, just like he did with Ruiz, but I can assure one thing – Kubrat is going to be ready for the rematch as well,” Gotsev told Sky Sports. “He’s not going to let himself go like Ruiz did, for whatever reasons. I mean that wasn’t serious. Kubrat is a serious contender, he...
Dillian Whyte Posts Screenshot Of Email Showing Eddie Hearn’s HUGE Offer To Andy Ruiz Jr
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Dillian Whyte Posts Screenshot Of Email Showing Eddie Hearn’s HUGE Offer To Andy Ruiz Jr

Dillian Whyte has taken to Twitter to prove that Andy Ruiz Jr did, in fact, receive a substantial offer to fight him. Whyte is slated to fight Alexander Povetkin in his next bout but was previously touted to come up against former world champion Ruiz before negotiations were ultimately unsuccessful. 'The Bodysnatcher' had said that Ruiz was offered $5 million to do battle on his turf and the Mexican heavyweight denied that was the case by calling him out on Twitter. Whyte, however, hit back with concrete evidence that there was a big offer on the table. He sent a screenshot of an email from Eddie Hearn to Tom Brown of TGB Promotions, who has Ruiz under his banner. The email was a $4 million offer, while it also contains Hearn's text to Whyte suggesting how he should respond t...
Ring Magazine Releases New List of top 10 Heavyweights-See Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder’s New Positions
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Ring Magazine Releases New List of top 10 Heavyweights-See Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder’s New Positions

Boxing's biggest magazine, the Ring Magazine, on Tuesday released it's new list of top heavyweight boxers, with Deontay Wilder dropping down the list while British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua climbed up the list. Tyson Fury, still undefeated, defeated Deontay Wilder over the weekend to retain the lineal heavyweight belt and clinch the WBC belt and is now the Ring Magazine number one world champion. Fury is the third heavyweight in history to win the Ring Magzine belt twice after Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson while two-time world champion Anthony Joshua is now second place following his rematch win over Andy Ruiz Jr in December. Deontay wilder has now dropped down to fourth spot follwoing his loss to Fury, with Dillian Whyte now above the Bronze Bomber. See the full...
Joshua Backs Fury To Beat Wilder
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Joshua Backs Fury To Beat Wilder

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury will come out tops WBC holder against Deontay Wilder in their clash in Las Vegas on February 22. Fury and Wilder drew in December 2018 despite the former appearing to get the better of the American, and all eyes will be on the pair when face-off again in just over a week's time. Joshua, who became a two-time unified heavyweight champion after beating Andy Ruiz Jr. earlier this year, could be set to take on the winner of the fight. And speaking to PepTalkUK, backed Fury to emerge the winner. “I think Fury wins,” he said. “A man who nearly done it the first time won’t get it wrong the second time. That’s the only reason why. “I think that he came close the first time to the point of a draw. It wasn’t like a 12-r...
Anthony Joshua Has Lost His Fear Factor, Boxers Are No Longer Afraid Of Him – Tyson Fury
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Anthony Joshua Has Lost His Fear Factor, Boxers Are No Longer Afraid Of Him – Tyson Fury

Heavy weight boxer, Tyson Fury has given a damning verdict on fellow Briton Anthony Joshua saying the latter had lost his fear factor. Recall that the Nigerian born boxer only recently retrieved his world heavy weight titles from Andy Ruiz Jr in December. He had lost them to the Mexican six months earlier. But after being knocked out in their first meeting – and boxing on the back foot in the rematch – Fury believes Joshua no longer sends chills through the division. “Everyone has to do whatever they have to do to win a fight,” he said. I don’t think any of the fighters out there in the world are worried about AJ anymore, his bubble has well and truly been burst. “No one is bothered about AJ anymore and they won’t be about Wilder either, when I burst his bubble too. It might b...
Andy Ruiz Jr. sacks his coach Manny Robles one month after losing to Anthony Joshua
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Andy Ruiz Jr. sacks his coach Manny Robles one month after losing to Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz Jr. has sacked his coach Manny Robles who helped him to defeat Anthony Joshua in June last year. Robles coached Ruiz and helped him defeat the odds to beat Joshua in June 2019 before Joshua came back to school the Mexican-American six months later in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Now a month after Ruiz' defeat, Robles has been sacked by Ruiz as he prepares to mount a come back in 2020, but Robles has blasted Ruiz saying he refused to listen to him or his dad after winning the heavyweight belts from Joshua and his stubbornness eventually led to his loss six months later. Speaking to ESPN,  he added that the relationship between him and Ruiz was never going to work going forward because Ruiz 'wasn't listening'. 'I've seen it coming, I'll be honest with you,' he said. 'Andy wa...
Andy Ruiz Splashed $1m On 4 Luxury Cars During His 6-month Reign As Boxing Champ
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Andy Ruiz Splashed $1m On 4 Luxury Cars During His 6-month Reign As Boxing Champ

Last week Saturday in Saudi Arabia, Andy Ruiz jr, nicknamed ‘The Destroyer’, tried desperately to carry his 20 stone frame around the ring during his defeat to Anthony Joshua. The Mexican champion, who knocked AJ down four times in New York six months ago, has admitted he ‘ate everything’ and did not train as hard as he could. While Speaking to TMZ Sports, Ruiz explained further on his poor performance. “I think I ate everything… EVERYTHING… that’s why I gained so much weight. “I was having too much fun, I was celebrating too much. “Even out of shape, even the way that I was training back and forth (between Mexico and California) … f******, I did pretty good, dude! I did pretty good! “But, I wish I had taken it more serious.” Ruiz wants a third fight. He insist...
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Deontay Wilder Doesn’t Think He And Anthony Joshua Will Ever Fight In Unification Bout

Deontay Wilder doesn't think he and Anthony Joshua will ever do battle in the squared circle. Joshua regained his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles in Saudi Arabia with victory over Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday and once again there's plenty of fan interest in AJ taking on Wilder, who holds the WBC world heavyweight title. Joshua-Wilder has the potential to be one of the biggest fights in the history of boxing but the undefeated fighter doesn't think the unification bout will happen and claims Joshua wants to avoid him at all costs. "I don't think we'll ever see a unification bout," he told The Athletic after seeing Joshua avenge his first professional defeat ot Ruiz. "We'll never see it, and I don't want people to get their hopes up on it because it'll never happen. "They couldn't ...
Anthony Joshua Reveals Health Issue Before His First Fight With Ruiz
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Anthony Joshua Reveals Health Issue Before His First Fight With Ruiz

Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua said a health issue left him "tired" and "drained" in the build-up to his June defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr. Joshua, 30, reclaimed his world titles in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, dominating the Mexican over 12 rounds. Conspiracy theories had circulated after his initial defeat, one of the biggest shocks in heavyweight history. "I had some issue with my health which I was going through for a long time," Joshua told the 5 Live Boxing podcast. The Briton added: "I didn't know what was wrong with me. I felt so tired and drained and thought it must be down to training. "In the changing room before the fight I got a bucket of ice and was putting my head in it thinking 'why do I feel so tired?' "The responsibilities of being world ch...
Anthony Joshua Wins By Unanimous Decision, Regains His Heavyweight Titles!
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Anthony Joshua Wins By Unanimous Decision, Regains His Heavyweight Titles!

Anthony Joshua has successfully retaken his heavyweight belts after defeating rival Andy Ruiz Jr in a very exciting rematch in Saudi Arabia. Joshua has regained the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles on Saturday night. The Olympic gold medallist erased the memory of his first professional loss with an exquisite performance in front of a sold-out crowd at the Diriyah Arena. We understands Joshua jabbed and moved his way to a unanimous decision victory, which brought about the end of Ruiz Jr's reign as unified champion. Joshua set the tone for the fight from the outset, peppering Ruiz Jr with a lightening-quick jab. His rangey jab - which he failed to utilise in their first meeting - kept a dogged Ruiz Jr at bay and allowed him to utilise his nifty footwor...
Joshua vs Ruiz: Mourinho Reveals Who He Wants To Win The Fight In Saudi Arabia
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Joshua vs Ruiz: Mourinho Reveals Who He Wants To Win The Fight In Saudi Arabia

Had he not been appointed manager of Tottenham Hotspur late last month, Jose Mourinho would most likely be in Saudi Arabia this weekend, taking in a bit of history. The Spurs manager, a boxing fan, said on Friday that he was given a special invitation to attend “Clash on the Dunes” in Diriyah on Saturday night, when Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua go head-to-head in their world heavyweight title rematch. Joshua will attempt to reclaim the WBA, IBF and WBO belts he lost in a shock defeat to Ruiz in New York on June 1 – labelled one of the greatest shocks in boxing history. Yet Mourinho won’t be there to see how it all unfolds. The Portuguese manager took the Spurs reigns on November 20 following Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking the previous day, and therefore will instead by looking to gu...
Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz 2: Time, Venue, Records, Everything You Should Know
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Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz 2: Time, Venue, Records, Everything You Should Know

Anthony Joshua takes on Andy Ruiz in a highly anticipated rematch from their clash earlier this year and we've got you covered for today's bout. Joshua now gets his chance at revenge and to reclaim his world heavyweight titles in the rematch which takes place in Saudi Arabia. Both fighters weighed in on Friday with Joshua coming in at 237lbs, the lightest since 2014, while Ruiz Jr weighed 283lbs, the heaviest he has weighed since his debut in 2009. However, here's everything you need to know about today's anticipated bout. Joshua Vs Ruiz 2 Date Anthony Joshua’s chance at redemption will take place on Saturday, December 7. Joshua Vs Ruiz 2 Start Time Sky Sports have confirmed that Joshua, who will enter the ring first as a challenger, will make his walk at around 8.45...
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Anthony Joshua Meets Ruiz, Sees Belts Before Rematch (Photos)

Ahead of the highly-anticipated Rematch in Saudi Arabia, Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr have finally met. Anthony Joshua has however admitted "it feels different" since losing but sent a powerful message to Andy Ruiz Jr with an intense first face off of the week. In a press conference on Wednesday, Anthony Joshua warned Ruiz. "I didn't lose heart or fire in my belly," Joshua said about losing to Ruiz Jr earlier this year. "There is no fear in my heart, my eyes or my mind. "I didn't lose any commitment. "There was a big change and a big shift in the division so it definitely feels different. I turn this stuff into a positive otherwise it will eat you up, and will fold into a way that I don't want it to go. "I had to own the situation and make it work for me."
Anthony Joshua Reportedly Hurt Again In Sparring
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Anthony Joshua Reportedly Hurt Again In Sparring

World Boxing News understands Anthony Joshua has been in trouble once again when preparing for a fight with Andy Ruiz Jr. Just like the last camp, which WBN reported first at the time, Joshua was rumored to have been hurt significantly when trading blows with a sparring partner. During training for the June 1st meeting, WBN revealed it was Joey Dawejko who dropped AJ as he was put through his paces for an American debut. Dawejko was then silent when asked to confirm the rumors, only adding more fuel to the fire. This time around, but without a name for confirmation, Joshua was again rocked in the run-up to facing Mexico’s first heavyweight king. Albon Pervizaj, Tom Little, Derek Chisora, Andrew Tabiti and Timothy Moten have all spent time inside the ropes with Joshua since the summer. An...
I’ll Leave A Mark On The World Again – Andy Ruiz Jr Promises To Beat Anthony Joshua
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I’ll Leave A Mark On The World Again – Andy Ruiz Jr Promises To Beat Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz Jr has sent a solid admonition to Anthony Joshua in front of their profoundly foreseen heavyweight rematch one week from now. The Mexican fighter who initially vanquished the British-Nigerian fighter in June, landed at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on Tuesday, November 26, for their rematch on December 7. When gotten some information about the battle, Ruiz stated: 'It feels better. You realize I impacted the world forever in New York and I'll leave a mark on the world again in Saudi Arabia.' This comes after Ruiz Jr tore into Joshua, asserting his choice to get in shape in front of their rematch could be a slip-up 'I saw recordings where he looked slimmer. I don't have the foggiest idea whether that is a preferred position or an impediment, ' Ruiz Jr discl...
See The Gym And Stadium Built For Anthony Joshua’s Rematch With Andy Ruiz
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See The Gym And Stadium Built For Anthony Joshua’s Rematch With Andy Ruiz

Former Boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua on Sunday landed at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ahead of his must win rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr on December 7. Joshua who shockingly lost to Ruiz in June, decided to land in Riyadh two weeks early with his entourage and was quickly taken on Monday to the stadium and gym specially built for the fight by the Saudi Arabian government. In photos posted by his agent/promoter, Eddie Hearn, a ring could be seen positioned in the centre of the gym space, with a corner filled with punch bags that the former champion was quick to test out.  
Andy Ruiz Jr Apologizes For Beating Anthony Joshua
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Andy Ruiz Jr Apologizes For Beating Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz Jr has ramped up mind games ahead of his rematch with Anthony Joshua, by taking aim at his promoter Eddie Hearn. The Mexican, speaking with iFLTV, apologized to Hearn, for ending Joshua’s unbeaten record. Speaking a month before the showdown in Saudi Arabia, Ruiz revealed how he needed Joshua to show the world what he was all about. “I just needed that right moment and the right chance to prove who Andy Ruiz really is. “So thank you Eddie Hearn for giving me this opportunity and I’m sorry for beating Anthony Joshua. “And that’s what we’re planning to do on December 7 again, so don’t get your hopes up because this chubby kid is training really hard,” he said.
Tyson Fury Explains Why He Wants Anthony Joshua To Beat Andy Ruiz Jr
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Tyson Fury Explains Why He Wants Anthony Joshua To Beat Andy Ruiz Jr

Tyson Fury wants Anthony Joshua to win his crunch heavyweight rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr so it can set up a massive fight with him. Joshua has the chance to reclaim the heavyweight world titles when he meets Ruiz Jr on December 7 in Saudi Arabia. And ahead of their second meeting, Fury has admitted he's rooting for his British counterpart. The self-proclaimed 'Gypsy King' hopes 'AJ' gets his belts back to revive a potential mega showdown between the pair of heavyweights, but he'll happily "beat up" Ruiz Jr if he pulls off the win again. "I hope he gets his belts back because it makes a massive fight between me and him. But if he doesn't then I will just have to go and beat up Andy Ruiz Jr," Fury said. "If Deontay loses in November against Luis Ortiz, I would take the winner o...
Andy Ruiz Jr Shows Off Dramatic Body Transformation, Warns Anthony Joshua
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Andy Ruiz Jr Shows Off Dramatic Body Transformation, Warns Anthony Joshua

Ruiz Jr weighed in at 268lbs before knocking Joshua out, but is hoping to be around a stone lighter this time. “I have a lot of respect for Anthony, outside the ring he is a very good man,” the champion told ESPN Mexico. “But inside [the ring] there are no friends, there is no respect or anything. Ruiz is out to silence the doubters once again “It will not be an easy fight. I think it will be a hard fight, but nothing is easy in life, so we are training very hard. We will be prepared for whatever he brings. “I will arrive in better condition. Lighter, faster and more powerful. They will believe that in December they will win. “People will always talk, but I have faith that we’re going to win and shut up more mouths.”
Anthony Joshua Comes Face To Face With Andy Ruiz Jr Since His Defeat
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Anthony Joshua Comes Face To Face With Andy Ruiz Jr Since His Defeat

Anthony Joshua comes face to face with Andy Ruiz Jr today for the first time since he was unceremoniously relieved of all his world heavyweight titles on that sensationally upsetting night in New York. They meet in Saudi Arabia, where Joshua will have his chance on December 7 of reclaiming his crown from the first Mexican ever to be become world heavyweight champion. Videos from their face to face meeting today have emerged and some fans are already divided on who will beat the other during the rematch. Watch the video after the cut   View this post on Instagram   Anthony joshua comes face to face with Andy Ruiz Jr today for the first time since he was unceremoniously relieved of all his world he...
Andy Ruiz Jr Flaunts Title Belt From A ₦163m Rolls-Royce
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Andy Ruiz Jr Flaunts Title Belt From A ₦163m Rolls-Royce

29-year-old Mexican-American World Boxing Champion Andy Ruiz Jr has agreed for a rematch with British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia on December 7, 2019. The chubby boxer, who shocked the world two months ago when he defeated Anthony Joshua in one of boxing’s greatest ever upsets, returned to his hometown in California to show off his new belt atop a brand new maroon and grey Rolls Royce Dawn convertible. He and his wife Julie sat on the back of the luxury ride waving to over one-third of the town's 17500 population, as he showcased just one of his four belts. Andy Ruiz, who earned himself £6.5 m (₦2.9 billion) from the famous fight with AJ, later took to Instagram to thank the dealership in Rancho Mirage for the $450,000 Rolls Royce Dawn. Ruiz also rev...
Anthony Joshua Shows Off New Lion Tattoo On His Middle Finger
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Anthony Joshua Shows Off New Lion Tattoo On His Middle Finger

Anthony Joshua has gotten a new tattoo ahead of his December rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. The 29-year-old British-Nigerian boxer visited a local tattoo shop in Southgate, London in July, where he got a lion and a forest tattooed onto his middle finger to cover up calluses. He came in the middle of July, we had a quick consultation, he lives not far from Southgate,' shop owner Victor Tsyhanou told The Sun. 'We booked him in for the following week - it's the first time a big name like Anthony has come to the studio. He came in the middle of July, we had a quick consultation, he lives not far from Southgate,' shop owner Victor Tsyhanou told The Sun. 'We booked him in for the following week - it's the first time a big name like Anthony has come to the studio. 'He wanted a littl...
Anthony Joshua rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr to take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on December 7
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Anthony Joshua rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr to take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on December 7

Anthony Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr has been confirmed to take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.   The official announcement was made on Friday, August 9, 2019, with the fight tagged: 'Clash on the Dunes.'   Joshua will be looking to regain his IBF, WBA and WBO titles after losing them in a shock defeat to Ruiz Jr back in June at Madison Square Garden.  The Mexican boxer defeated Joshua in the seventh-round to hand British/Nigerian boxer his first professional loss.   For the rematch, Saudi Arabian sports authorities are said to be putting up almost $100million (£83million) for the match to be held there. In the UK, the fight will be shown on Sky Box Office.
Mike Tyson Predicts Andy Ruiz Jr Will Beat Anthony Joshua In Rematch
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Mike Tyson Predicts Andy Ruiz Jr Will Beat Anthony Joshua In Rematch

Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr are yet to agree where their world heavyweight title rematch will take place but wherever it is former champ Mike Tyson is backing the Mexican to win again. Andy Ruiz Jr shocked everyone, most of all Anthony Joshua, when he beat the previously undefeated Brit on June 1st, and, even though he'd be the outsider again in a rematch, heavyweight legend Mike Tyson thinks it will be the same outcome when they do meet again. Speaking about Ruiz to ESPN Deportes the 53-year-old said, "[Andy] came the other day, we talked. His energy is wonderful, he is a beautiful person. "If he did it once, he can do it again." AJ had a rematch clause in the contract from the original fight, which is handy considering he had to hand over his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO...
Andy Ruiz Jr Rules Out UK Rematch With Anthony Joshua; Says It’s A Trap
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Andy Ruiz Jr Rules Out UK Rematch With Anthony Joshua; Says It’s A Trap

Andy Ruiz Jnr has declared that he will not agree to a rematch to fight Anthony Joshua in the United Kingdom as he fears a 'set-up'. The Mexican champion stunned the world on the 1st of June when he defeated Joshua in the seventh round to become WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO champion of the world. While reacting to the news of Dillian Whyte's alleged failed drugs test, the Mexican-American posted a tweet saying: 'I’m not going to the UK for the rematch #issasetup.' Andy Ruiz Jr rules out UK rematch with Anthony Joshua; says itWhyte reportedly tested positive 'for at least two banned substances' before to Saturday's victory over Oscar Rivas. Daily Mail reported that the British Boxing Board of Control allowed the fight to go ahead according to legal protocol pending B sample tests a...
Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr rematch delayed because of venue
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Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr rematch delayed because of venue

Matchroom promoter Hearn has claimed that the bout will be taking place in either America or the UK, with Madison Square Garden and Cardiff's Principality Stadium two possible venues. Speaking to ESPN, Hearn said: "We had a few late approaches (from other sites) that delayed things. "Expect to decide this weekend. Still, U.K. and U.S. (are the) favourites."
Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr to be confirmed next week
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Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr to be confirmed next week

Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, has disclosed that Anthony Joshua will finalise a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr next week. Joshua’s world heavyweight title reign and unbeaten record were ended by a stunning defeat to Ruiz Jr in New York earlier this month and Hearn has activated a clause to enforce an immediate second fight. A number of British venues, including the Wembley Stadium, are being considered for a date in November or December. But Hearn has revealed that Joshua is still open to the idea of staging the return bout at the scene of his first defeat – Maddison Square Garden. “The job over the next week is just to finalise the details now of just where and when that will be. “I can’t tell you too much, just because I don’t know other than, between November 16 and December 1...
Anthony Joshua Drops Down To Number Four In World Heavyweight Ranking (See Top 5)
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Anthony Joshua Drops Down To Number Four In World Heavyweight Ranking (See Top 5)

British fighter, Anthony Joshua, is now number four in the world heavyweight ranking, as published by Ring Magazine. This comes after he suffered his first defeat as a professional to Andy Ruiz Jr. A seventh-round stoppage at Madison Square Garden, saw Ruiz Jr crowned unified heavyweight champion, the first Mexican-American to achieve the feat. Joshua is now one place behind him. Tyson Fury has now achieved the rank of best heavyweight in the world, while American Deontay Wilder is number two. Joshua’s compatriot, Dillian Whyte, finishes off the top five. With a fight against Oscar Rivas coming up this month, Whyte will have an opportunity to put some pressure on the leading four in the heavyweight division
Anthony Joshua reveals new diet plan for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr as he considers leaving out Pounded Yam
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Anthony Joshua reveals new diet plan for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr as he considers leaving out Pounded Yam

Former heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has readjusted his diet plan for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr., who recently defeated him to emerge as the first Mexican-American heavyweight world champion. Andy Ruiz Jr. knocked down Joshua four times before the underdog Ruiz was awarded a technical knockout at the Madison Square Garden on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Now a rematch has been confirmed to take place in November or December with the venue yet to be announced. Taking to his Instagram stories, the British-Nigerian boxer showed off different meals and revealed he is readjusting his diet plan for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. He also disclosed in another post that he's considering dropping Pounded Yam.        
Andy Ruiz Jr Demands $50million To Rematch Anthony Joshua
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Andy Ruiz Jr Demands $50million To Rematch Anthony Joshua

Andy Ruiz Jr demands $50MILLION (15.3 Billion in naira) purse if Anthony Joshua rematch takes place in UK The new heavyweight champion believes he can dictate terms AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn has announced that he’s triggered a rematch clause for a second fight to take place in November/December. Both men have stated where they would like it to take place, with Hearn claiming Joshua’s side will have the final say. In response to these revelations, Ruiz Jr told Fight Hub: “Yeah, they did say November/December, but my team are negotiating everything right now. “I’ve just gotta stay busy, stay healthy and be ready for the rematch.” “I would love it to be here in the United States or in Mexico. “Hey, it all depends with the team and what we negotiate. “If they want me to go ov...
Woli Arole And Asiri Comedy Recreate Andy Ruiz Vs Anthony Joshua Fight
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Woli Arole And Asiri Comedy Recreate Andy Ruiz Vs Anthony Joshua Fight

After the shocking defeat of world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua loses his belt to Mexican boxer, Andy Ruiz. Nigerian comedians, Woli Arole and Asiri comedy engaged in a fight. Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua. Guess who won? @asiricomedy na me go kill you   View this post on Instagram   Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua. Guess who won? @asiricomedy na me go kill you A post shared by Woli Arole (@officialarole) on Jun 3, 2019 at 6:09am PDT
Anthony Joshua Stops Angry Dad From Clashing With Promoter, Hearn, Over Defeat
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Anthony Joshua Stops Angry Dad From Clashing With Promoter, Hearn, Over Defeat

Anthony Joshua stopped his angry dad from clashing with promoter Eddie Hearn, following his son’s shock defeat to Andy Ruiz. Though it is not clear why Joshua’s father Robert clashed with Hearn in the ring, however the heated exchange was caught on camera in the background as Ruiz was being interviewed in the ring following his unexpected seventh-round win. Hearn who has been criticized from some quarters over his handling of Joshua’s career and an inability to book a fight with the heavyweight’s two big boys – Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, was confronted in the ring by Joshua Snr. He seemed to be directing a verbal tirade at Hearn in the background before the Joshua stepped in to talk to his dad. "Anthony Joshua dad looked like he wanted to knock Eddie Hearn out, wonder what happe...
Anthony Joshua Responds To Deontay Wilder And Tyson Fury Tweets After Ruiz Loss
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Anthony Joshua Responds To Deontay Wilder And Tyson Fury Tweets After Ruiz Loss

Anthony Joshua says he is paying little attention to the comments of both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury after he suffered a shock defeat against Andy Ruiz Jr. on Saturday night. The Brit lost his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles after being knocked down four times by his unfancied Mexican opponent, who was drafted in at short notice to replace Jarrell Miller Afterwards, AJ got two very contrasting messages from his heavyweight rivals, with Fury backing him to ‘regroup and come again’ while Wilder was scathing, suggesting he had been found out. Asked about the two messages, Joshua told IFL TV: ‘That’s boxing, contradictions, it’s one or the other. That’s boxing. ‘But I’m still young in the sport, still got a long way to go. Been pro I think six years, so I’ve still got an...
Anthony Joshua Got £20m In Defeat While Andy Ruiz Go £5m In Victory
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Anthony Joshua Got £20m In Defeat While Andy Ruiz Go £5m In Victory

Fresh facts have emerged on the yet to settle dust from the shock Defeat Anthony Joshua suffered in the hands of Andy Ruiz just the other day 1st June 2019 at Madison Square Gardens Newyork. Could anything have gone astray. Is there anything fishy? Could book-makers be making a mockry of us all? How then could it be that @mobilePunch.ng get to report on their twitter handle claiming Anthony Joshua got £20m for losing while Andy Ruiz got £5m for winning. This left online users speculating to the possibility of Match-fixing claiming Anthony Joshua wouldnt have gone down that easily in the 7th round of the match. Ruiz took home all the 3 belts belonging to Joshua but Joshua made 4 times the money Ruiz made. Ironical Here are some of the Reactions to @MobilePunch on twitt...
“Nigerians Will Only Claim You When Winning” – Samklef On Anthony Joshua’s Loss
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“Nigerians Will Only Claim You When Winning” – Samklef On Anthony Joshua’s Loss

Popular Nigerian singer, Samklef reacts to Nigerians blasting Anthony Joshua after his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. Samclef said Nigerians need to change their mental state of mind because anybody can fall. Recall that the Mexican, Andy Ruiz Jr. knocked out Anthony Joshua in the 7th round, to inflict his first defeat and win the IBF, WBA and WBO titles. Samklef wrote: "All the Nigerian household need to change their mental state of mind... don’t only praise people when they are up. Nigerians will only claim u when u are winning they will never be with u in your down time... make I sip some tea �. Fake love . Anthony Joshua, u still my champion   Watch Video Below: All the Nigerian household need to change their mental state of mind... don’t only praise people when they are up...
Kanu, Aiyegbeni encourage Anthony Joshua after losing heavyweight titles
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Kanu, Aiyegbeni encourage Anthony Joshua after losing heavyweight titles

The Nigeria-born boxer lost four world heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden on Saturday Former Nigeria internationals Nwankwo Kanu and Yakubu Aiyegbeni have shown solidarity with Anthony Joshua after his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday. Joshua was knocked down four times by the Mexican boxer, which prompted the referee to wave the fight off in the seventh round and announce Ruiz the winner by technical knockout. The loss was Joshua's first defeat in 23 professional fights as he lost his WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF belts in New York City.
I’ll Get My Belts Back, Says Anthony Joshua After Being Floored Four Times
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I’ll Get My Belts Back, Says Anthony Joshua After Being Floored Four Times

Anthony Joshua has vowed to get his belts back after calling his sensational heavyweight world-title defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr a "minor setback". Joshua, 29, was floored four times as Ruiz defied underdog status to win in seven rounds and deliver a true shock to the sport at Madison Square Garden. He said: "It's a test of character. I'll see what is next and move on." Promoter Eddie Hearn said a rematch is a "must win" because Joshua's options will be "nothing after that". A rematch clause was part of the contract and Hearn said he expected it to take place "in England in November or December". Ruiz himself says he will take the contest at any time.
‘I’m sorry I let my friends and supporters down’ – Anthony Joshua reacts after shocking defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.
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‘I’m sorry I let my friends and supporters down’ – Anthony Joshua reacts after shocking defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.

The sold-out crowd in New York which was largely in favor of Anthony Joshua were left stunned and silent when the champion was knocked out in the 7th round of last night's bout by  Andy Ruiz Jr..   Joshua, previously undefeated, was defending his IBF, WBA and WBO titles but was knocked down four times before underdog Ruiz was awarded a technichal knockout.   Reacting after the match, Joshua said, "big respect to Andy, big big respect. He's a good fighter. Thank you America. Thank you everyone for coming out this evening. Sorry I let my friends down, sorry I let my supporters down." He went on to say, "there's no excuses. It's my own fault. I got caught with a big shot. Congratulations to him. I would have preferred it to be Deontay Wilder, do you know what I mean? ...
Deontay Wilder Sends Scathing Message To Anthony Joshua After Andy Ruiz Defeat
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Deontay Wilder Sends Scathing Message To Anthony Joshua After Andy Ruiz Defeat

Deontay Wilder has sent a scathing message to Anthony Joshua, following his shocking defeat by Andy Ruiz in a fight which took place at Madison Square in New York. Recall we reported that the Mexican knocked out Anthony Joshua in the 7th round, to inflict his first defeat and win the IBF, WBA and WBO titles. When he was knocked down in the third round, he appeared on the verge of losing as routinely as Joshua's previous 22 opponents, but he immediately responded with two knockdowns that left Joshua fortunate to survive. Following the defeat by Andy Ruiz, Deontay Wilder who sent a scathing message to Anthony Joshua on Twitter, accused him of ducking. He tweeted; "He wasn't a true champion. His whole career was consisted of lies, contradictions and gifts. Facts and now we know who ...
Nigerian Celebrities React To Anthony Joshua’s Defeat To Andy Ruiz
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Nigerian Celebrities React To Anthony Joshua’s Defeat To Andy Ruiz

Nigerian celebrities have all taken to social media to react to Anthony Joshua's defeat by Mexican underdog, Andy Ruiz in a fight which took place at Madison Square in New York. Recall we reported that the Mexican knocked out Anthony Joshua in the 7th round, to inflict his first defeat and win the IBF, WBA and WBO titles. When he was knocked down in the third round, he appeared on the verge of losing as routinely as Joshua’s previous 22 opponents, but he immediately responded with two knockdowns that left Joshua fortunate to survive. On the occasion of the defending champion’s US debut, at New York’s revered Madison Square Garden, he was dethroned as the world’s leading heavyweight by a significant underdog who took advantage of becoming a late-notice opponent to secure a life-changing ...
Anthony Joshua Suffers Shock Loss To Andy Ruiz Jr To Lose World Titles On US debut
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Anthony Joshua Suffers Shock Loss To Andy Ruiz Jr To Lose World Titles On US debut

Anthony Joshua has suffered the first defeat of his professional career in a shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden. Making his US debut at one of boxing’s hallowed venues, Joshua was stunned by the unfancied Ruiz, who sent the Briton to the mat four times en route to becoming the new IBF, WBA (Super) and WBO champion in front of a stunned New York crowd. Ruiz had taken the fight on less than six weeks’ notice following Jarrell Miller’s failed drugs test in what was his second crack at world title gold, having fallen short against Joseph Parker in his only professional defeat. He was dropped by Joshua early in the third round but responded emphatically, dropping the champion twice with the Olympic champion never truly recovering. Joshua came forward with another ...
Anthony Joshua Smashes Punching Bag Fixed To Wall Off It’s Hinges
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Anthony Joshua Smashes Punching Bag Fixed To Wall Off It’s Hinges

Anthony Joshua is due to touch down in New York on Monday ahead of a clash with Andy Ruiz Jr after finishing his training camp in Miami. The IBF, WBO and WBA (Super) champion is making his debut in America this weekend and is the big favourite to add another knockout to his 22-0 record. Joshua decided to acclimatise to America’s time zone by heading out to Miami a few weeks before fight night, and has given a glimpse into his camp. ‘When you fight abroad in a different time zone, it’s important to get used to the time zone and it’s important to settle in,’ Joshua told DAZN. The Brit set up his own gym in Miami and cameras caught Joshua’s powerful left hook take his heavy punching bag right off it’s hinges. Skip to 2.08 mark… Joshua takes on Ruiz Jr with one eye on sec...
Andy Ruiz Jr. Is Anthony Joshua Opponent For New York Bout
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Andy Ruiz Jr. Is Anthony Joshua Opponent For New York Bout

Andy Ruiz Jr set to be named as Anthony Joshua opponent for New York bout Joshua, 29, was due to face Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden but the American failed drug tests, forcing him out of the Madison Square Garden bout. California-born Ruiz, 29, has fought for a world title once before and is likely to be confirmed as Joshua's opponent for his US debut on Tuesday. Promoter Eddie Hearn says Ruiz will "do anything" to become world champion. "He will entertain you, give it his all. Even if it means getting sensationally knocked out, he will rather do that than not do it," Hearn told Fighthype.com. "I couldn't afford a guy who I thought may not be good enough or game enough to entertain the fans. I had to pick a guy in my heart who I thought will do everything to be...