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Ekundayo Ready To Break Through

AFTER capturing an IBF ‘European’ welterweight title, Larry Ekundayo said he wants to take the belt back to his native Nigeria. The 36-year-old Ekundayo (14-1, 3 KOs) won the vacant title after out pointing John Thain (17-4, 1 KO) at York Hall, Bethnal Green, on the MTK Global’s Seize The City, staged on Friday, July 13. Ekundayo’s sole career defeat ...

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Pacquiao Wins Another World Boxing Title

Philippines boxing icon, Manny Pacquiao put in a dominant display to stop Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round and claim the WBA welterweight title from his latest victim. ‘The Pacman’ dropped Matthysse in the third and fifth rounds before the referee stopped it after he sent him to the canvas for a third time in the seventh. The victory ...

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Wilder Confident On Anthony Joshua Deal, Demands 50-50 Split

WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO title-holder  Anthony Joshua— is set to fight Alexander Povetkin in September at Wembley Stadium in a mandatory title defense. The Briton’s back-and-forth negotiations with Wilder have continued over many months, with Eddie Hearn, his promoter, suggesting this week that his man is ready to sign the proposed contract, while stating Wilder’s fee should be lowered ...

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Anthony Joshua To Sign Up For Wilder April 13 Battle

ANTHONY JOSHUA is going to sign up for an April 13 unification fight with Deontay Wilder to hopefully force him into the long-awaited showdown. AJ defends his WBA belt against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on September 22 and has booked the home of football out for a second fight in 2019. And promoter Eddie Hearn hopes the Alabama brawler will ...

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Joshua Picks Wembley Stadium For Next Two Fights

Nigerian-born British boxing champion of the world, Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua has announced he will return to Wembley Stadium for his next two fights, after the WBA, IBF and WBO champion signed a deal with the arena’s management for dates on 22 September and 13 April. Joshua’s last fight at the Wembley was in April 2017 where he beat Wladimir ...

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Chinedu Okeke Goes For Elimination Fight In Senegal

Emergent Nigerian boxer, Chinedu Okeke is set to confront Abdulkareem Ba (The Sniper) of Senegal in an Intercontinental Championship light middleweight elimination fight on Sunday. Winner of the fight, billed for Iba Mar Diop Stadium in Dakar, Senegal, will contest for the World Boxing Council (WBC), International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Organisation (WBO) and AIBA-approved LBF (Legend Boxing Foundation) ...

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Joshua Becomes “Fourth Lion” In Wembley Den

Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua says Wembley just added a “fourth lion to the den” as he committed to staging his next two bouts at the historic stadium. Wembley is the historic home to the England football team whose nom de guerre is “The Three Lions”. The 28-year-old 2012 Olympic champion whose epic 11th round knockout of Ukrainian great Wladimir ...

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Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin set for September

Alexander Povetkin will be tested in the build-up to his fight with AJ Alexander Povetkin has signed up for Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency Association’s drug testing programme clearing the way for the Russian to fight Anthony Joshua. Metro.co.uk understands September 22 is the targeted date for the world title. Joshua will fight Povetkin after talks with WBC champion Deontay Wilder broke ...

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Only Wilder Can Beat Anthony Joshua, Says Bellew

Anthony Joshua is not ready for a heavyweight unification fight with Deontay Wilder insists former WBO title holder Joseph Parker but he added if the fighters want to battle it out they will make it happen. Hearn offers Wilder $20m for Joshua, tickover Eddie Hearn insists a $20m offer for Deontay Wilder to fight Anthony Joshua and a “tickover” fight ...

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Joshua Gets September Date Versus Povetkin

Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Anthony OlaseniOluwafemi Joshua has a date to pick in September to take on mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin of Russia. This much has been revealed by Matchroom Boxing Promotions boss, Eddie Hearn, who said the mandatory fight between Joshua and Povetkinwill take place on either September 22 or 29, at one of London’s ...

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