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Joshua Insists He Won’t Tango Wilder In America

Nigerian-born British world heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony OlaseniOluwafemi Joshua has openly declared that he is not ready to take on America’s Deontay Wilder for a unification fight in the USA. However, talks on the possibility of a fight between Joshua and Wilder are yet to be finalised, as ‘AJ’ has refused to fight in the United States out of concern ...

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Anthony Joshua To Turn Down £37mTo fight Wilder In US, Insist On Britain

Anthony Joshua is ready to turn down a £37million offer to fight Deontay Wilder in the USA by insisting their world heavyweight unification bout takes place in the United Kingdom. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, told Telegraph Sport that a final decision over the staging of the fight will be finalised in the next three weeks. But Hearn said that Joshua, ...

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Ogun Boxers Shine At Alaafin National Tourney

Ogun State justified its high rating in boxing with eight boxers qualifying to represent south-west zone as champions, at grand-finale of a maiden Alaafin All Nigeria Amateur Boxing Championship held in the ancient town of Oyo. The reigning Nigeria’s Heavy weight champion, Lukman Lawal of Ogun State stopped his opponent, Yaya Raheem of Oyo state in the final round of ...

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Anthony Joshua’s Team On Why He Might Not Fight Wilder This Year

Negotiations for a heavyweight unification bout between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua are reportedly on-going but still hitting roadblocks that threaten to derail the bout. Boxingscene.com reports that Barry Hearn, Joshua’s Promoter, told Sky Sports that he wants a deal reached soon but details are holding up the bout and if unresolved soon, Joshua will have to fight Alexander Povetkin, ...

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New Champions Emerge At Maiden Lagos Boxfest

The renewed vigor to have Boxing regain its frontline status as far as sports in Nigeria is concerned is already yielding more positive results. The BoxFest, a premium boxing event specially tailored to provide fight fans with live professional boxing contests held it’s maiden edition at Eko Hotels Convention Hall and the memory lingers on weeks after its completion having ...

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Klitschko Expects Feisty Joshua, Wilder Unification Fight

Former world boxing heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko has predicted a gruelling unification fight between Nigerian-born British pugilist, Anthony OlaseniOluwafemi Joshua and America’s Deontay Wilder. Klitschko is familiar with both Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) and Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs), as he had used both boxers as his sparring partners. Surprisingly, the Ukrainian is tipping Wilder to hold his own against Joshua, ...

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Anthony Joshua To Sign £100 Million Extension

According to a report in The Sun, –  IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) is going to sign a three-year extension with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom – worth £100 million. Joshua, who won an Olympic gold medal in 2012, has been promoted by Matchroom since turning pro in 2013. But his promotional agreement with Hearn ...

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OGUN BOXERS PREPARE FOR ALL NIGERIA BOXING TOURNEY

……SHOW SKILLS AT 5TH QUARTERLY BOXING HELD IN ABEOKUTA Some of the Ogun State boxers showed the skills they are made of at the recently concluded 5th edition of Quarterly Boxing Championship in Abeokuta, as they  prepared for this Friday maiden edition of the All Nigeria Open Amateur Boxing tournament to be hosted by the state . The State Boxing ...

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Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder: Plans could be derailed after explosive meeting revealed

ANTHONY JOSHUA’S plans to face Deontay Wilder next in a fight to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world took an interesting twist this week after his promoter, Eddie Hearn, was pictured in a meeting with rival handler Andriy Ryabinskiy, who looks after Alexander Povetkin. Eddie Hearn met with Alexander Povektin’s representatives yesterday Povetkin is currently the second-favourite choice ...

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Klitschko: Why I Turned Down £22m Joshua Rematch

Former  world boxing heavyweight  champion Wladimir Klitschko  has revealed the real reason he turned down a rematch with British-Nigerian world champion Anthony Joshua.Joshua scored an 11th round knockout victory against Klitschko  in a thrilling heavyweight contest almost 12 months ago. Joshua landed a famous uppercut in the fight  which consequently ended Klitschko’s career.However, in the immediate aftermath of the bout, ...

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