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Old Trafford Touted Potential Venue For Anthony Joshua’s Next Fight

The Theatre of Dreams is being considered as a potential venue for Anthony Joshua’s next outing. As proven in his last three contests, Joshua has no problem selling out Britain’s biggest stadia and fans from the northwest of England could be treated to a fight close to home before 2018 is out. ‘AJ’ has fought in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in …

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Joshua Declares: I’m Ready To Fight Wilder

Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Anthony OlaseniOluwafemi Joshua has affirmed that he is ready to take on American pugilist, Deontay Wilder in a winner-takes all four-title fight. Despite recent doubts hanging over the fight, mostly due to contractualand structural lines of difference between both camps, Joshua insists it is 95 per cent likely to happen this year. …

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Okolie Goes For Double Title Fight On June 6

Nigerian-born cruiserweight boxer, Lawrence Okolie will face Luke Watkins for the Commonwealth and World Boxing Association (WBA) Continental boxing titles at York Hall, London on June 6. The latest installment of the JDNXTGEN series, will be Okolie’s first title defence since he beat Isaac Chamberlain in their grudge match, to win the WBA belt in February and hopes to add …

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Anthony Joshua To Wilder, Money Not The Issue, As Negotiations Continue

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is now “70 per cent confident” that the heavyweight unification mega-fight between the British heavyweight, who holds three of the world title belts, and American Deontay Wilder will happen this year.  Anthony Joshau has however said money will not force him to fight Wilder. Hearn will fly to New York mid-week for continued talks with …

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Anthony Joshua, Wilder Bout 70 Per Cent Ready

Promoter Eddie Hearn believes there is a 70 percent chance that Anthony Joshua fights WBC beltholder Deontay Wilder. Wilder made Joshua an offer of $50 million (£35.9m) to fight before the end of the year, but due to not being told the full details of the deal, it was declined by the Brit and his team. However, Joshua’s promoter Hearn …

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Rio Ferdinand Boxing Hopes Stopped

The ex-Manchester United and England defender has been refused a professional boxing licence by the British Boxing Board of Control. Backed by betting company Betfair as part of a campaign labelled ‘Defender to Contender’, Ferdinand launched his boxing career in September last year. He has been coached by former WBC super-middleweight champion Richie Woodhall, and the six-time Premier League champion …

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Tyson Fury Queries Anthony Joshua’s Rejection Of Wilder’s J $50m Offer

Tyson Fury has questioned Anthony Joshua’s decision not to accept a $50 million (£35.9m) offer to fight Deontay Wilder. Wilder (40, 39 KOs), who currently holds the WBC heavyweight belt, e-mailed Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn last week with the offer to fight before the end of the year. Tyson Fury has insisted becoming a world champion again is not his …

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72 BOXERS, OFFICIALS FOR ALL NIGERIA BOXING SOUTH WEST TOURNEY IN ABEOKUTA

No fewer than 72 amateur boxers and officials from Ekiti, Lagos,  Ondo, Oyo, Osun,  and host Ogun State will be boxing for laurels at a maiden All Nigeria Boxing Championship’s South West Regional Qualifiers slated for May 18 at the Alake Sports Complex in Ijeja, Abeokuta, the state capital. Chairman of the organizers ,” I-YESS Sports Promoters” , Bob Olukoya …

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Wilder Ready To Pay ‘AJ’ $50m For Unification Bout

American world heavyweight boxing champion, Deontay Wilder has offered Nigerian-born British fighter, Anthony OlaseniOluwafemi Joshua $50m for a block-buster reunification bout, with four of the global belts on the cards for the winner. Despite recent reports that Joshua may to take up a mandatory fight and skip a megabucks duel with Wilder, the World Boxing Council (WBC) champ says the …

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Joshua Must Fight Povetkin Next – Ryabinskiy

Nigerian-born British world heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony OlaseniOluwafemi Joshua has been told to cooperate with the rules and accept Alexander Povetkin as his next opponent. Povetkin is the mandatory challenger to Joshua’s WBA heavyweight title, and the governing body have given until May 6 for their respective promoters to negotiate a fight, which the Russia fighter’s promoter, AndreyRyabinskiy must be …

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