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Joshua To Confirm Parker Unification Fight

Nigerian-born British boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua will this week  confirm he will face Joseph Parker on March 31. Cardiff’s Principality Stadium is the frontrunner to host WBA-IBF-IBO world heavyweight champion Joshua’s attempt to win New Zealander Parker’s WBO belt. Joshua, 28, stopped substitute opponent Carlos Takam in front of 78,000 underneath the Principality’s closed ...

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Nigerian Boxer Escapes Deportation From England

An England-based Nigerian boxer, Fawaz Kelvin Bilal has escaped deportation, as he was finally freed on bail after being locked up in a detention centre for 34 days – including Christmas and New Year. Fawaz was being held in Tinsley House detention centre near Gatwick Airport, with the Home Office threatening deportation to Nigeria. However, the 29-year-old was released late ...

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Anthony Joshua Calls A 2018 boxing Match With Fury Mere ‘Fantasy’

Despite former champion Tyson Fury re-entering the gym after two years of inactivity, unified titleholder Anthony Joshua called a heavyweight summit between the two in 2018 more ‘fantasy’ than reality. Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs), who is rumored to be on the verge of signing for a spring unification against WBO champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs), told Britain’s The Daily ...

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Anthony Joshua Manager Wants A Lighter Ward

Anthony Joshua’s coach wants the world heavyweight champion to have a lower fighting weight as a unification bout with Joseph Parker draws closer. Joshua, 28, scaled a career-high 18st 2lb in beating Carlos Takam in October. The WBA and IBF champion is aiming to hit 17st 10lb, says long-standing coach Robert McCracken. “The emphasis is on being as quick as ...

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Anthony Joshua, Parker Fight Looms As Talks Hold In London

How close is a deal for the much-anticipated heavyweight world title unification fight between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker? Close enough that Duco Events promoter David Higgins, co-promoter of Parker, is on his way to England to meet with Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing to finalize the deal. “I’m on my way to London because it looks like ...

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Anthony Joshua Aims Thinly At Wilder

IBF and WBA world champion Anthony Joshua aimed a thinly veiled blow toward Deontay Wilder as he reaffirmed Eddie Hearn’s remarks that a fight with Joseph Parker looks increasingly likely. Hearn hopes a fight between Joshua and Parker can be made for late March or early April 2018, with a potential bout against Wilder coming after. However, American Wilder has ...

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Foreman Knocks Out Houston Rockets’ Mascot

Former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, George Foreman showed at the weekend that he still has some power in his fists, as the American legend threw a punch that knocked out the mascot of NBA team, Houston Rockets. Foreman was a guest of honour at the Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas, and was sitting court-side to watch NBA franchise ...

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Klitschko Tips Anthony Joshua To Unify Heavyweight Crowns

Wladimir Klitschko firmly believes — and hopes — that reigning WBA and IBF heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua has the ability to unify the division and win all four major titles. Joshua beat Klitschko on April 29 of this year, in what is almost certain to go down as the Fight of the Year, a back-and-forth heavyweight slugfest on a major ...

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Agu-Ogoke to face Ashleigh Curry in pro debut

Female boxing bronze medalist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Edith Agu-Ogoke is set to get her professional debut on Saturday, as she steps out against Ashleigh Curry at Riverside Epicenter in Austell, Georgia, USA. The 27-year-old southpaw, who was Nigeria’s first and only female Olympic boxer at the 2012 London Games, has had two of her fights postponed, after they ...

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Higgins Says Anthony Joshua, Parker’s Clash Near But…

Joseph Parker’s promoter David Higgins has said that the deal to fight Anthony Joshua is “close” but there’s still work to be done from both sides. Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs), who is the reigning WBA and IBF world heavyweight champion, could fight WBO champion Parker as soon as March according to the New Zealand boxer but his promoter believes there ...

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