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Anthony Joshua to make title defence against Oleksandr Usyk in London

Usyk will step up from cruiserweight for fight in SeptemberJoshua: ‘It’s time to defend my crown’Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles against former undisputed world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk as the Tottenham H…

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Eddie Hearn enters ‘game-changing’ boxing deal with streaming service Dazn

Promoter signs five-year contract for UK-based fightsDeal does not include bouts involving Anthony JoshuaEddie Hearn has agreed a “game-changing” deal with the streaming service Dazn which will give his promotional company Matchroom “the firepower to c…

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Anthony Joshua ordered to defend his WBO title against Oleksandr Usyk

Proposed fight with Tyson Fury appears unlikelyFury turns to second rematch with Deontay WilderAnthony Joshua has been ordered to defend his WBO heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk following the apparent collapse of the Briton…

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Anthony Joshua ordered to defend his WBO title against Oleksandr Usyk

Proposed fight with Tyson Fury appears unlikelyFury turns to second rematch with Deontay WilderAnthony Joshua has been ordered to defend his WBO heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk following the apparent collapse of the Briton…

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Joshua v Fury faces new hurdle after legal ruling over Wilder fight

US arbitrator upholds Wilder claim to box Fury againDecision may precipitate pay-off to end disputeTyson Fury’s projected world heavyweight title clash against Anthony Joshua appears to have been plunged into doubt by an American legal ruling.Fury anno…

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Tyson Fury announces he will fight Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia

Bout will take place on 14 August, Fury says on TwitterFirst time all four heavyweight world titles will be contestedTyson Fury has announced his all-British heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua will take place in Saudi Arabia on 14 August.In a vid…

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‘No reason’ Joshua v Fury fight in Saudi Arabia won’t be finalised this week

British pair expected to meet in Jeddah on either 7 or 14 August‘People are getting frustrated’, admits Eddie Hearn over delaysEddie Hearn has insisted there is “no reason” why Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight unification showdown with Tyson Fury wil…

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Lawrence Okolie: ‘Joshua’s gold in 2012 spoke to me. It changed my life’ | Donald McRae

The life of the new WBO cruiserweight champion changed one August afternoon in 2012 when he was on a brief break from flipping burgers“I was working at McDonald’s in Victoria station,” Lawrence Okolie remembers of a time, in the summer of 2012, when he…

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Dillian Whyte back at the centre of solitary world of heavyweight boxing | Donald McRae

Briton’s win against Alexander Povetkin has shaken the boxing kaleidoscope while doubts remain over a £200m Fury-Joshua showdownHeavyweight boxing, for all the noise and clamour that always surrounds it, can be the loneliest and most unforgiving arena …

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Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua agree two-fight deal, claims Eddie Hearn

Hearn tells ESPN venue will be set ‘within next month’Fury had claimed fight ‘nowhere near’ agreed last weekThe prospect of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury meeting in one of the richest showdowns in boxing history became more likely when Eddie Hearn conf…

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Tyson Fury claims plans for Anthony Joshua showdown ‘no further forward’

Fury says Covid-19 restrictions have affected negotiationsHeavyweight boxer concerned after year out of the ringTyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, has admitted his highly anticipated fight with Anthony Joshua is no closer to being finalised.The …

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Tyson Fury claims plans for Anthony Joshua showdown ‘no further forward’

Fury says Covid-19 restrictions have affected negotiationsHeavyweight boxer concerned after year out of the ringTyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, has admitted his highly anticipated fight with Anthony Joshua is no closer to being finalised.The …

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Joe Joyce: ‘The aim is to be undisputed heavyweight champion of the world’

The unbeaten fighter reflects on his battle with Daniel Dubois, the courage and hope absorbed from his mother, and his love of artWe talk about fear and remorse, audacity and embarrassment and, of course, about art and boxing. A long conversation with …

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Anthony Joshua says he wants to take Tyson Fury’s ‘head off his shoulders’

Heavyweight says 2021 unification bout close to being agreedJoshua gives ‘substantial financial backing’ to amateur boxingAnthony Joshua has warned Tyson Fury of his bad intentions when they eventually meet in the ring next year. “I want to take his he…

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Anthony Joshua says he wants to take Tyson Fury’s ‘head off his shoulders’

Heavyweight says 2021 unification bout close to being agreedJoshua gives ‘substantial financial backing’ to amateur boxingAnthony Joshua has warned Tyson Fury of his bad intentions when they eventually meet in the ring next year. “I want to take his he…

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Anthony Joshua’s path to Tyson Fury clear after Mayweather pep talk | Donald McRae

Clinical victory over Kubrat Pulev means there are no barriers to eagerly anticipated encounter between two British stars“It was unbelievable,” Eddie Hearn said just after 1.30am on Sunday as he emerged from the dressing room, a couple of hours after A…

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Anthony Joshua’s path to Tyson Fury clear after Mayweather pep talk | Donald McRae

Clinical victory over Kubrat Pulev means there are no barriers to eagerly anticipated encounter between two British stars“It was unbelievable,” Eddie Hearn said just after 1.30am on Sunday as he emerged from the dressing room, a couple of hours after A…

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Eddie Hearn expects Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury to be confirmed in days

Joshua’s promoter optimistic about heavyweight unification Hearn: ‘There’s no reason we cannot complete the deal’Eddie Hearn has said he “can’t see any obstacles” which could block a world heavyweight unification title fight between Anthony Joshua and …

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Eddie Hearn expects Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury to be confirmed in days

Joshua’s promoter optimistic about heavyweight unification Hearn: ‘There’s no reason we cannot complete the deal’Eddie Hearn has said he “can’t see any obstacles” which could block a world heavyweight unification title fight between Anthony Joshua and …

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‘When the time’s ready’: Anthony Joshua teases Tyson Fury showdown – video

Anthony Joshua has retained his world heavyweight title after a ninth-round knockout of Kubrat Pulev. Speaking after the powerful display the conversation inevitably turned to Joshua’s next fight and a possible match-up against Tyson Fury. ‘Respect to …