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Joshua, Fury To Earn $100 Million Each In Heavyweight Showdown
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Joshua, Fury To Earn $100 Million Each In Heavyweight Showdown

A location has finally been confirmed for the all-British showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury later this year, according to the Gypsy King’s legendary promoter Bob Arum. There has been much clamour for information on the bout, which is being billed as the biggest fight in the history of British boxing – and the destination for the fight is being kept a closely-guarded secret for now. With Saudi Arabia leading the way, and Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and China all staking their claims, Arum has revealed that a location has been decided, with both fighters set to earn a mammoth $100million (£73m) each, regardless of the result in the ring. “We have a location, that’s true,’ Arum told Barbershop Conversations. “We have a location and, as far as the date is confirmed, we ...
Klitschko Considering Coming Out Of Retirement At 44
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Klitschko Considering Coming Out Of Retirement At 44

Former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is considering making a stunning return to the ring at the age of 44, four years since he retired after losing to Anthony Joshua. However, it would require an offer of £75million to tempt the Ukrainian back into the ring. Klitschko ruled the heavyweight division during his professional career, which originally ran from 1996 to 2017 and saw him become world champion twice. His fight against Anthony Joshua at Wembley proved to be his last. Although he has always talked about a potential return, the idea of becoming the oldest world champion and breaking George Foreman’s record (45) seemed the only way to lure him back. Writing on social media, Klitschko said: “I’m sending nothing but positivity and prosperity to all of you,...
Anthony Joshua Hints on Retirement, Years of Fight Left
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Anthony Joshua Hints on Retirement, Years of Fight Left

World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua, has admitted he is nearing the end of his career, hinting that he has a maximum of five years left before retirement. The 31-year-old could be close to the most significant period of his career, with his camp in talks over two massive unification fights against Tyson Fury in 2021. Since he made his pro debut in 2013, Joshua has become a two-time champion. The Briton regained his WBA, IBF and WBO titles in a 2019 rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr and defended them with a knockout win over Kubrat Pulev last month. This isn’t the start of my career. I’m coming towards the end of my career,” Joshua told Sky Sports News. “I’m not someone who lives in the moment and thinks that everything is just like for now. I’m always planning ahead so I’...
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 ...
I Will Knock Anthony Joshua Out Within Two Rounds -Tyson Fury
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I Will Knock Anthony Joshua Out Within Two Rounds -Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury said on Monday he can knock out fellow British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua inside two rounds due to his recent form. WBC belt holder Fury said following Joshua’s past two bouts — a unanimous points decision over Andy Ruiz Junior in December 2019 and a ninth-round stoppage of Kubrat Pulev last month — the fight would be a no contest. Fury gained a unanimous points decision over Swede Otto Wallin in September 2019 before an impressive seventh-round knock-out to take the WBC title off Deontay Wilder last February. “I don’t believe he’s (Joshua) as good as people crack him up to be, or he doesn’t believe he is in his own self,” Fury told Sky Sports. “He’s got a confidence issue. He’s coming off two shaky performances and boxing is all about who is in fo...
Wizkids PUMA Advert Currently In UK Stores & on TV
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Wizkids PUMA Advert Currently In UK Stores & on TV

After campaigns with several international brands, Wizkid was recently unveiled as the new face of PUMA footwear. His ads currently appears in UK sportswear giant, JDsport outlets across the UK. He also features in the accompanying TV advert #jdwonderland alongside several UK stars representing their respective sports brands. This includes Virgil Van Dijk (Nike), Anthony Joshua (Under Armour) & Rita Ora (Adidas). https://youtu.be/ZTvYPNKp9dE
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...
Anthony Joshua Shares Snip Of Star-studded Zoom Call With Thierry Henry & Mbappe
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Anthony Joshua Shares Snip Of Star-studded Zoom Call With Thierry Henry & Mbappe

ANTHONY JOSHUA linked up with Thierry Henry and Kylian Mbappe on a Zoom call this week. The three superstars have been picked to be ‘Groundbreakers’ on the new FIFA 21 game. This means gamers will have the chance to play against them on Volta mode. If they beat them, they will be able to recruit the Groundbreakers to their own squad. Heavyweight champion AJ enjoyed a catch up with his fellow Fifa stars this week. The 31-year-old joined a Zoom call with Arsenal legend Henry, 43, and Fifa cover star Mbappe, 21. Although he’s a world champion boxer, fans will be able to test out AJ’s skills on the game. But he could exceed expectations after his friend admitted he could have played in the Premier League. AJ cracked a smile while on the call with Mbappe and Henr...
Fight between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev to take place on December 12 in London
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Fight between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev to take place on December 12 in London

Bulgaria's IBF mandatory challenger, Kubrat Pulev has confirmed his fight with heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua will take place in London on December 12.   The 39-year-old had been scheduled to meet Joshua on June 20 but the fight was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.   'No turning back, no procrastination! Kubrat Pulev vs Anthony Joshua! The date is December 12th and the place is London!,' the Bulgarian, known as 'The Cobra', said on his facebook page.   He added on his website that 'the date and place of the event are now final and not subject to change, and both parties have signed the official contract.'   Joshua, 30, defeated Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch in Saudi Arabia last December to win back his IBF, WBA, WBO...
Anthony Joshua Urges Tyson Fury To Retire After They Fight
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Anthony Joshua Urges Tyson Fury To Retire After They Fight

Anthony Joshua has compared his career with rival Tyson Fury, claiming the Gypsy King should retire after they fight Anthony Joshua has urged Tyson Fury to retire soon – but not before he can face him. The Brit heavyweight star has risked ridicule by claiming the Gypsy King wouldn't be the best win on his record. But the WBA, IBF and WBO champion is keen on a clash next year with the WBC title holder and then wants to settle his feud with Deontay Wilder. Fury, 32, has been a pro since 2008 after he boxed all the way through his teenage years as an amateur. While Joshua, 30, didn't pick up a pair of gloves until he was 18 before turning pro in 2013 after he won Olympic gold at London 2012. “Fury has been professional much longer than me. He should be looking to retire soon," ...
‘If Tyson Fury wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready, I haven’t got fear’ – Anthony Joshua
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‘If Tyson Fury wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready, I haven’t got fear’ – Anthony Joshua

IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has blasted heavyweight rival, Tyson Fury, saying it took him so long to fight for a world title. According to Joshua, he is not scared of the unbeaten Fury as his rival's ''career could be approaching its end.'' Fury turned professional in December 2008 and won his first world titles against Wladimir Klitschko seven years later in his 25th fight. Nigerian/British boxer, Joshua, needed just three years and 16 fights. Joshua went from being an Olympic gold medallist at London 2012 to a world champion just four years later but lost his unbeaten record and titles to Andy Ruiz Jr. Six months later in December 2019, he reclaimed the titles. Fury, the Ring, Lineal and WBC Heavyweight champion is undefeated and has been the hea...
Anthony Joshua Denies Dating Riyad Mahrez’s Wife, Rita Johal
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Anthony Joshua Denies Dating Riyad Mahrez’s Wife, Rita Johal

Anthony Joshua's team deny heavyweight boxer knows Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez's wife 'following allegations the pair were seen on a night out together' Anthony Joshua's team have come out fighting after the heavyweight superstar was linked to the wife of Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez. Joshua, 30, has reportedly been spotted out and about with 26-year-old Rita, who has two children with Mahrez but is now separated from the footballer. Reports in the Sun stated that Joshua had been 'been spotted on nights out with Rita', both in public and at the luxury pad of a mutual friend. Now, addressing the topic, a spokesman for Joshua has vehemently denied the accusation. 'Anthony doesn't personally know Mrs Mahrez and has no wish to, now or in future,' AJ's spokesman told...
Anthony Joshua Spotted With Rita Johal, Estranged Wife Of Riyad Mahrez
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Anthony Joshua Spotted With Rita Johal, Estranged Wife Of Riyad Mahrez

Boxer Anthony Joshua spotted on nights out with estranged wife of Man City star Riyad Mahrez Anthony Joshua has been spotted on nights out with the estranged wife of Man City footballing ace Riyad Mahrez, The Sun on Sunday can reveal. Heavyweight champion Joshua, 30, and 26-year-old Rita have been seen together twice in the past few weeks at a shisha bar and also at a party at a mutual pal’s pad. They first met last December when Joshua invited Rita to join him and pals at their table in a VIP section of the Tape nightclub in London’s Mayfair. Joshua is said to have “backed away” when he realised she was footballer Riyad’s missus. Recently, Joshua and Rita have been seen with friends at The Hart Lounge shisha bar in Southgate, North London. And last night a source said: “Rit...
Nigerian Boxer, Efe Ajagba Vows To Dethrone Anthony Joshua
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Nigerian Boxer, Efe Ajagba Vows To Dethrone Anthony Joshua

Heavyweight boxing prospect Efe Ajagba believes he has what it takes to beat Nigerian-born British boxer Anthony Joshua. Ajagba , who is unbeaten in 13 professional fights is rated among best heavyweight prospects in the world. “The people would support Joshua because he is the heavyweight champ,” Ajagba told Sky Sports. “Skill would beat Joshua, not power,” said the undefeated Ajagba. “Me and Joshua both have the power. But skills control the power. “I have more skills.” Surely Joshua, an Olympic gold medallist and two-time heavyweight champion, has his fair share of skill? “I don’t think so,” Ajagba says. “The best weapon of Joshua’s is the left hook and right uppercut. He doesn’t have a good jab. “I respect him. He is the heavyweight champion. I respect everything about him – his...
Anthony Joshua’s fight against Kubrat Pulev ‘scheduled for December 12 at London’s O2 Arena
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Anthony Joshua’s fight against Kubrat Pulev ‘scheduled for December 12 at London’s O2 Arena

Anthony Joshua will fight IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12 at London's O2 Arena, promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed.   The bout between the British-Nigerian heavyweight and the Bulgarian was initially due to take place in June at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.   However, a new date for the bout has now been revealed.   'Yes, December 12 at the O2 is the plan for AJ,' Hearn told Boxing Scene.     Sports promoter John Wirt, who co-promotes Pulev with Top Rank, added: 'We are happy that the fight appears to be back on track and that we have a new date and site.   'There is still some tweaking to do on the contract but we are optimistic it should be conclu...
I Will Batter Anthony Joshua Within The First Round – Tyson Fury
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I Will Batter Anthony Joshua Within The First Round – Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua had predicted he will win Tyson Fury within six rounds when they meet in two heavyweight fights next year.Responding to Joshua’s prediction, Tyson Fury was blunt when he was asked how long it would take him to beat Anthony Joshua to be crowned undisputed heavyweight champion. “I will batter Joshua within the first round.” Fury said.The fights will determine the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis reign ended 20 years ago. WBA, IBF and WBO titles holder, Anthony Joshua predicted he will beat fury within six rounds when they meet next summer. Anthony Joshua must first win mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, while Fury is to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time later this year.If Anthony Joshua and Fury go through, they will fight ag...
Anthony Joshua reacts as Povetkin defeats Dillian Whyte
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Anthony Joshua reacts as Povetkin defeats Dillian Whyte

British boxer, Anthony Joshua, has reacted to fellow compatriot, Dillian Whyte's defeat against Russian fighter, Alexander Povetkin at Matchroom Fight Camp on Saturday night. We reported that Whyte had floored Povetkin twice by the fourth round, but was knocked out by a massive uppercut in the fifth. Whyte's defeat has derailed his goal of challenging for Tyson Fury's WBC heavyweight title. Reacting, Joshua urged Whyte to take time and reflect before coming again. He also congratulated Povetkin for his victory. "This is just a blip in his career," Joshua told Sky Sports. "Dillian fights for himself. "People are going to talk now, and people are going to say all sorts of stuff about his performance and stuff. "Dillian is a fighter, so I am sticking with him as a fi...
Anthony Joshua Looks In Incredible Shape As He Trains With Lawrence Okolie
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Anthony Joshua Looks In Incredible Shape As He Trains With Lawrence Okolie

ANTHONY JOSHUA looks in sensational shape as he prepares for his December world title defence against Kubrat Pulev. That fight was originally scheduled for this summer, but was postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Now it is set to happen a few weeks before Christmas, with AJ's promoter Eddie Hearn still hoping to hold the bout at London's O2 Arena. But despite the long wait until his next fight, the 30-year-old WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight king is still keeping in top condition.Joshua shared a snap of his bulky physique along with friends onto his Instagram Stories. In another he was pictured in the ring with cruiserweight world title hopeful and fellow Brit Lawrence Okolie. AJ won his first world title in 2015 at 17st 6lbs, thrilled the planet with the 2017 ...
Don’t leave me – DJ Cuppy says, as she raise speculations among fans
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Don’t leave me – DJ Cuppy says, as she raise speculations among fans

DJ Cuppy in a recent tweet on Twitter cried out, please don’t leave. The apparent reason for this tweet is unknown but there has been a lot of suggestions as to why she suddenly carried out this way. One of the speculation is that Anthony Joshua is breaking up with DJ Cuppy. We all know about that DJ Cuppy and Anthony Joshua were suspected to be in a relationship after she released a video of the duo laughing and chatting. Others believe she is referring to her amazing fans (cupcakes). Via replies they believe she was soliciting for their unalloyed support.
Tyson Fury Ranks Deontay Wilder Ahead of Anthony Joshua
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Tyson Fury Ranks Deontay Wilder Ahead of Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury, Current World heavyweight champion, has insisted that American boxer, Deontay Wilder, is still the second-best heavyweight in the world ahead of British fighter, Anthony Joshua. The 31-year-old became a two-time world heavyweight champions after defeating Wilder in Las Vegas last February. Fury and Wilder are set to fight again for a trilogy fight later this year before the Gypsy King will contest against Joshua in 2021 to crown the undisputed heavyweight world champion. Joshua currently holds the IBF, WBA and WBO belts, but Fury believes his fellow British is below Wilder’s level. “Deontay Wilder is the second-best heavyweight in the world,” Fury told Queensbury Promotions YouTube channel. “I believe he knocks Anthony Joshua out and everyone behind m...
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...
Details of Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury Deal for two Fights Revealed
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Details of Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury Deal for two Fights Revealed

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed a 50-50 split for their first fight in 2021, the Daily Mail reports. There will, however, be a 10 percent jump going into the rematch. That means the sharing formula will change to 60-40 for the second fight. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn and Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren have confirmed that progress has been made in talks over the double-header, especially the money part. However, there is still a lot of work to be done in making the fight. First, Fury and Joshua must first come through bouts with Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev respectively. There is also the political tangle of Dillian Whyte’s status as mandatory challenger for Fury’s WBC title and unresolved discussions about the venue and date.
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury Agree to two Blockbuster Fights
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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury Agree to two Blockbuster Fights

Two blockbuster boxing fights are on the way, as heavyweights, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed to face each other, Since Fury knocked out Wilder not quite long, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, as been trying to get the Brits to face each other. He seems to have gotten his wish. According to Eddie Hearn, terms are already in place for the British world heavyweight champions to go head to head. Though no contracts have been signed, Hearn expects WBA, IBF and WBO belt holder Joshua to face WBC champion Fury to determine the undisputed king of the heavyweight scene in 2021. Speaking with Sky Sports earlier today, he said; “We’re making great progress. There is still a lot to overcome. We are looking at venues and dates.” “We’re in a good place,” he add...
Fans Ask DJ Cuppy To Leave Anthony Joshua Alone He Doesn’t Like Vegan Gelato
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Fans Ask DJ Cuppy To Leave Anthony Joshua Alone He Doesn’t Like Vegan Gelato

DJ Cuppy is currently being blasted on Instagram for being "too desperate" to get the attention of Anthony Joshua. The daughter of billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, was called out and told to "have small self respect" as she's "distracting his focus". Trouble started for DJ Cuppy when she commented on a post which the boxer shared with the caption, "Skips starter & main.. straight to dessert ���� @tescofood #HowIROAR #ad". It was then Cuppy commented "Yasss Femi, VEGAN Gelato �". Nigerians came for her immediately. generousqueen94: "@cuppymusic shut up man!!!! �". billzkomedy: "@cuppymusic Brother Femi doesn't like VEGAN Gelato." thatibogirl: "@cuppymusic lol make you try leave this boy alone and have small self respect for yasef na �". ciousvany: "@thatib...
Anthony Joshua Hits Back At Criticism Over Black Lives Matter Speech
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Anthony Joshua Hits Back At Criticism Over Black Lives Matter Speech

Anthony Joshua has hit back at criticism of his impassioned speech at Saturday's Black Lives Matter rally in his home town of Watford. World heavyweight champion Joshua spoke out against looting and rioting and urged demonstrators to protest peacefully during the march, which was held in the wake of George Floyd's death last month. While the 30-year-old's address garnered plenty of support on social media, he also faced a backlash after reading out a speech from somebody who could not attend. An excerpt from the speech was uploaded to social media in which Joshua said: "Show them where it hurts. “Abstain from spending your money in their shops and economies, and invest in black-owned businesses.” The excerpt attracted some fierce criticism, with some labelling the speech a...
Protesters Are The “Vaccine” To The “Virus” Of Racism-  World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua Hits Out
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Protesters Are The “Vaccine” To The “Virus” Of Racism- World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua Hits Out

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua told a Black Lives Matter march on Saturday that protesters were the “vaccine” to the “virus” of racism. “The virus I am referring to is called racism,” he said, comparing its effects to the damage done by COVID-19. Meanwhile the British boxer asked: “How long are we going to allow racism to spread through our communities?” Worldwide protests under the banner of Black Lives Matter took place Saturday in response to the death of George Floyd, a black American man who died in Minneapolis last month while being arrested by police officers. “You are the vaccine, I am the vaccine,” the 30-year-old Joshua told a rally in his home town of Watford. “Killing a person outright is unforgivable, but stripping them of their human rights, oppressing th...
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...
Anthony Joshua And Giannis Antetokounmpo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Athletes List
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Anthony Joshua And Giannis Antetokounmpo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Athletes List

Anthony Joshua and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been listed in the top 20 of the Forbes’ latest list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world. Antetokounmpo, who plays for Greece is 18th on the list with $47.6m in earnings from basketball and endorsements, while Joshua is 19th on the list with earnings worth $47m. Roger Federer takes the top spot for the first time, with $106m of pre-tax earnings, edging past Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have swapped the No. 1 spot in three of the past four years. The two soccer icons earned a combined $209m during the past 12 months, a $28m drop from 2019, due to salary reductions at many European soccer clubs when league play was halted in March. The 100 highest-paid athletes earned a combined $3.6bn this year, which is 9 pe...
Anthony Joshua Opens Up On His Struggles With Dating, Life As A Dad During Lockdown And Fighting Tyson Fury
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Anthony Joshua Opens Up On His Struggles With Dating, Life As A Dad During Lockdown And Fighting Tyson Fury

ANTHONY JOSHUA may be one of the globe’s biggest sporting stars, with a raft of titles and a legion of adoring fans – but true love is still proving tough to conquer. The world heavyweight boxing champion today opens up to The Sun about life in lockdown with his family — including becoming “super dad” to his four-year-old son, JJ. Anthony Joshua has opened up about his love life claiming that he hasn't found anyone to call his girlfriend yet In a world exclusive interview, the 30-year-old fighter also discusses his determination to knock out boxing rival Tyson Fury, his flirtatious quip to The Queen and how sport can help reunite Britain after the Covid-19 crisis. However, despite all of his accolades, Anthony admits there is one prize which remains as elusive as ever – findin...
Anthony Joshua Reacts To Mike Tyson’s Expected Return To Heavyweight Boxing Says ‘‘He Holds A Special Place In My Heart”
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Anthony Joshua Reacts To Mike Tyson’s Expected Return To Heavyweight Boxing Says ‘‘He Holds A Special Place In My Heart”

Current IBF, IBO and WBO boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, has voiced his support for the return of boxing legend Mike Tyson aka ‘Iron Mike’ to the boxing ring at the age of 53. Tyson revealed early this month that he will be making a return to the ring to raise money for charity and has been uploading footage of his training routine. This week he also uploaded a video on Chinese social media app Weibo showing his punching speed, chiseled abs and well toned body. The 53-year-old, looking the fittest he has in years, showed that he still possesses much of the speed and explosive power that made him the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history. Anthony Joshua, who currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles, says ‘Iron Mike’ was his idol growing up and...
Ighalo Named Richest Nigerian Footballer in UK
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Ighalo Named Richest Nigerian Footballer in UK

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has been listed in the prestigious Sunday Times Young Sports Rich List for 2020. Only individuals and families residing in the UK are eligible to be included in the Young Sport Rich List aged 30 and under. The former Super Eagles star comes in at number 15 and he’s the only Nigerian-born sportsman in the top 18, as boxer Anthony Joshua, who ranked second, was born in Watford, England. Ighalo is worth £18million, same with Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey, former Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck and West Ham’s Jack Wilshere. A large chunk of Ighalo’s wealth comes from his salary at Shanghai Shenhua, where he was earning around £300,000 per week before he arrived at Old Trafford in January. Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, is the hig...
Mike Tyson snubs Joshua, names top five boxers
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Mike Tyson snubs Joshua, names top five boxers

Mike Tyson named Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in his top five favourite current boxers but didn’t include two-time heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua. Fury, who recently claimed the WBC heavyweight title in a rematch with Wilder, has always earned the respect from Tyson since his comeback in 2018 and the former American heavyweight said he ‘respects’ the Gypsy King. However, he did not mention Fury’s next potential opponent and rival heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua when listing his favourite current fighters. “I respect Tyson Fury, I respect Deontay Wilder, I respect all of those guys,’ Tyson explained on his own podcast, Hotboxin’. “Andy Ruiz also, this guy named (Vasyl) Lomachenko – he’s a f****** animal, man. He’s a master, it’s like he’s dancing. “There’s also Gerv...
Lockdown: Training Camp For My Next Bout – Singer, Tekno Reveals
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Lockdown: Training Camp For My Next Bout – Singer, Tekno Reveals

Nigerian singer and music producer, Tekno shares a video clip of him trying to compete and challenged heavyweight boxers; Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder to a fight. According to the singer, He uploaded a video of himself in an all-alone boxing training session He was seen throwing punches seriously into thin air instead of punching bag. He captioned “Training camp for my next bout”.   View this post on Instagram   Training camp for my next bout A post shared by Teknomiles (@teknoofficial) on Apr 22, 2020 at 10:56am PDT
Only Joshua Can Beat Fury — David Haye
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Only Joshua Can Beat Fury — David Haye

Former two-division world champion David Haye views Anthony Joshua as the only boxer in the heavyweight division, at least at the moment, who is capable of unseating Tyson Fury. Joshua tasted defeat for the first time in June 2019, when he was stopped in seven rounds by Andy Ruiz. He was able to get revenge in December of the same year, when he dominated Ruiz over twelve rounds for a unanimous decision to reclaim the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world titles. Joshua and Fury want to face each other, but they have other obligations to deal with. Fury is heading to a third fight with Wilder, which is being targeted for the month of October. And Joshua has to make a mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev, which may have in the month of July. “I think the only person who has the artil...
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 ...
“I Regret Not Finding Love When I Was Young” – Boxer, Anthony Joshua Cries Out
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“I Regret Not Finding Love When I Was Young” – Boxer, Anthony Joshua Cries Out

Nigerian-born British boxer Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua has expressed her regrets for not building his love life at a younger age. The WBO champion at age 30 is not married but has a son with a woman who currently is not dating. Anthony Joshua has revealed that it is very difficult for her to find love now because of the success he has achieved in his life and sporting career. Her revelation came up during an online interview he had with Sky Sports. Watch the video below;
New Date For Tyson Fury Vs Anthony Joshua Fight Revealed
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New Date For Tyson Fury Vs Anthony Joshua Fight Revealed

The promoter of Tyson Fury, Bob Arum, has confirmed a new date for the fight between his client and British boxer Anthony Joshua as COVID-19 continues to disrupt sporting events around the world. We informed that Fury and Joshua are both on course for a unification fight after their next contests against Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev, respectively. Fury knocked out American fighter, Deontay Wilder, in the 7th round at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, USA, in their rematch last February to regain the WBC world heavyweight title. Joshua defeated Mexican-American boxer, Andy Ruiz Jr, in their rematch last December. But Arum believes both Fury and Joshua will contest against each other next year in January or February if everything goes well. “Joshua and Fury are t...
Mike Tyson Claims He Would Destroy Tyson Fury And Anthony Joshua In His Prime But Loose To Mohammed Ali
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Mike Tyson Claims He Would Destroy Tyson Fury And Anthony Joshua In His Prime But Loose To Mohammed Ali

The American boxer retired in 2005 , but he still reigns as the youngest heavyweight champion of all time at 20 years of age . The 53 year old was asked by fans online , on how he would do against Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. Tyson replied and said , “they are really good fighters and I respect all their skills , it would definitely be very tough fighting them . But if I was in 20 years old and I went against them , I will knock both boxers out. But Mohammed Ali is a different type of boxer , and I don’t think I would have one against him , even in my prime .
Coronavirus: Anthony Joshua Postpones His June World Title Defence Against Kubrat Pulev
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Coronavirus: Anthony Joshua Postpones His June World Title Defence Against Kubrat Pulev

British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua’s World heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for June 20, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Two Time heavyweight champion, Joshua, who hasn’t fought in UK for two years was set to face Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but now those plans have been shelved as both parties work to get a new date probably around August when it is hoped Coronavirus would have stopped. “We’re speaking to Tottenham, we’ve postponed the 20th date,” Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports on Friday. “We are working with them for dates in July and early August as well, when we hope we’ll be back. “Hopefully we see that fight take place at the end of the summer.” Bulgarian Pulev is the IBF mandatory challenge...
Anthony Joshua’s Close Friends Die Of Coronavirus
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Anthony Joshua’s Close Friends Die Of Coronavirus

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua revealed on Wednesday he has “lost close ones” due to the coronavirus. Joshua’s title defence against IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev was scheduled for June. But the Briton’s bout is set to be rescheduled due to the pandemic. “Wherever you are in the world I’m just checking in personally for everyone to just say, I hope you were well I will keep it safe,” Joshua, 30, said on his YouTube channel. “I’ve lost no one immediate to me. But I’ve lost close ones from my boxing gym, close friends and friends of friends. And it gets serious when it starts coming closer to home.” Joshua, the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion, admitted he is missing his daily routine while he stays in lockdown. “I would love to be out there right now d...
Anthony Joshua Self-Isolating After Contact With Prince Charles
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Anthony Joshua Self-Isolating After Contact With Prince Charles

IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion met the Prince of Wales on 9 March at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey where The Queen was also in attendance, but is said to be ‘fit and well’ at home Jack de Menezes @JackdeMenezes 1 hour ago Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua is at home in self-isolation after the news that Prince Charles has contracted coronavirus, with the two meeting 16 days ago at Westminster Abbey. Joshua was in attendance at the Commonwealth Day service on 9 March alongside Prince Charles, 71, as well as The Queen, and a spokesman for the British boxer confirmed that he is “fit and well” while remaining at home following the UK government’s coronavirus lockdown. It was announced on Wednesday morning that the Prince of Wales had become ...
Anthony Joshua in self-isolation after contact with Prince Charles who tested positive
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Anthony Joshua in self-isolation after contact with Prince Charles who tested positive

Anthony Joshua has gone into self-isolation after Prince Charles tested positive to coronavirus on Wednesday. Joshua had on March 9 spent some time with the Prince but it is unclear if the prince had contracted the virus by then or not. According to Joshua’s spokesman, the heavyweight champion remains ‘fit and healthy’ despite coming into contact with Prince Charles only a couple of weeks before the heir to the throne tested positive for coronavirus. The world heavyweight champion is following government guidelines around self-isolation but has shown no symptoms of the deadly disease, which threatens to derail his upcoming fight with Kubrat Pulev. On Wednesday, Prince Charles became the most high-profile member of the British establishment to contract coronavirus, with Clarence...
Coronavirus: Anthony Joshua’s camp dismisses possibility of boxer fighting in empty stadium after British Boxing Board cancels all public fights
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Coronavirus: Anthony Joshua’s camp dismisses possibility of boxer fighting in empty stadium after British Boxing Board cancels all public fights

The UK's boxing regulatory body, The British Boxing Board of Control, have cancelled all boxing shows until April at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic, saying even that of Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev slated for June could be cancelled if the coronavirus epidemic continues. UK Prime Minister Boris Jonson held a press conference on Monday night, telling all sporting bodies and associations to cancel all sporting activities that involve crowds for the foreseeable future, and BBBC have now put all their events on hold. The BBBofC in its press release suggested the option of fights behind closed doors. The statement read: “With regard to the statement made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, all public tournaments [shows] under the jurisdiction of the British Boxing Board...
I’m a Yoruba boy, Anthony Joshua tells Queen Elizabeth
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I’m a Yoruba boy, Anthony Joshua tells Queen Elizabeth

Anthony Joshua has extolled the virtues of his Nigerian heritage while addressing members of the royal family. During his Commonwealth Day speech at Westminster Abbey on Monday, the 30-year-old British heavyweight boxing champion told the Queen of England, who was in attendance, about pounded yam and egusi — a food commonly eaten among Nigerian people. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, his wife, were also in attendance in what appeared to be their final official appearance as senior royals. Joshua also canvassed for more unity among countries that make up the commonwealth. According to him, the commonwealth would grow when people are provided with opportunities based on their abilities without considering their background. “My name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua and lik...
Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua’s Fight May Never Hold – Promoter, Bob Arum
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Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua’s Fight May Never Hold – Promoter, Bob Arum

Tyson Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, has insisted that a heavyweight unification fight between his client and Anthony Joshua cannot hold because Joshua will lose his next contest against Kubrat Pulev. RUSH HOUR SPORT recalls that Fury and Joshua are both on course for a unification fight after their next contests against Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev, respectively. But Arum doubts Fury will ever fight Joshua, who he expects to lose to Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, June 20. “Fury-Joshua is never going to happen,” Arum told The Times. “Pulev is going to knock Joshua out, so why would I talk to his promoter, Eddie, who I love dearly, about a Joshua-Fury fight? “I think Pulev wins, and then I negotiate with myself to do a Pulev-Fury fight. “Let us make...
Tyson Fury confirms plan to retire from boxing after two major fights
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Tyson Fury confirms plan to retire from boxing after two major fights

Tyson Fury has confirmed his plans to retire from boxing after two major fights. The 31-year-old British boxer defeated Deontay Wilder just 11 days ago to become WBC heavyweight champion of the world. Tyson knocked down his American opponent twice before his team threw in the towel in the seventh round to end the bout. Following the shocking defeat, Bronze Bomber quickly activated his rematch clause, meaning that there will be a summer trilogy fight between the pair. Appearing on This Morning with his wife Paris Fury, the current WBC heavyweight champion of the world opened up on his future plans. According to him, after his rematch with Deontay Wilder, he'll take on Anthony Joshua and then retire from boxing. When his wife, Paris called for him to call it a day on T...
Anthony Joshua promises to beat Kubrat Pulev in the 11th round of their huge heavyweight clash
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Anthony Joshua promises to beat Kubrat Pulev in the 11th round of their huge heavyweight clash

Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has promised to beat his next opponent Kubrat Pulev in the 11th round of their heavyweight clash in June 2020.    The 30-year-old will take on the Bulgarian at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before a potential fight with Tyson Fury later in the year.   'He's been in the game for a while, he went to the top level and then he got defeated,' Joshua told William Hill.   'So he knows his way around the ring. He's had his chance at the top level and now he's coming back again, so he's probably going to try and get it right.   'I'll be expecting a more polished, smarter Pulev, and he can bang a bit as well. He's had a few knockouts on his record as well, he can bang and he can box so he's a boxer-puncher.   'It's kind ...
Deontay Wilder sadly falls into 4th place as new heavyweight ranking list is revealed
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Deontay Wilder sadly falls into 4th place as new heavyweight ranking list is revealed

Tyson Fury has again come atop the pile as he was named best boxer in the heavyweight division following his stunner against Deontay Wilder at Las Vegas. The Gypsy King totally outboxed the American in the top showdown that went down the lane to become the new WBC champion of the world. Held at the iconic MGM Grand Garden Arena, Fury recorded an emphatic seventh-round stoppage over Deontay, leaving the American at the mercy of his corner who had to throw the towel. The 31-year-old undefeated heavyweight king has now been ranked number one in the Ring Magazine heavyweight ranking. Coming behind him is IBF, WBO, IBO champ Anthony Joshua who secured the second place following his victory over Andy Ruiz in Mexico last year Surprisingly, Deontay Wilder completely fell down the pecking or...