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Joshua Accepts Parker’s Apology Over Drugs Jibe

Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Anthony Olsaeni Oluwafemi Joshua has accepted an apology for a drugs jibe directed at him by his next opponent, Joseph Parker. Joshua said he accepts Parker’s apology ‘out of respect for boxing and my responsibilities as an ambassador for our sport.’ As the big-punching holder of the IBF, WBA and IBO titles, ...

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Anthony Joshua Dismisses Parker’s ‘King Of Steroids’ Claim

Anthony Joshua dismissed Joseph Parker calling him “king of steroids” and resisted the temptation to launch a verbal attack on his rival champion. Joshua will face New Zealander Parker in a world heavyweight title unification clash at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on March 31. WBO titleholder Parker (24-0, 18 KOs), 26, told a New Zealand radio programme, “I ...

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Fury: If I fight Anthony Joshua, One of Us Is ‘going to sleep’

Tyson Fury has warned Anthony Joshua that one of them will “go to sleep” within four rounds if they step into the ring together. Fury (25-0, 18 KOs), who hasn’t fought since his November 2015 victory over Wladimir Klitschko, is backing Joseph Parker when he meets Joshua himself on March 31. Joseph Parker insists the next 10 weeks will make ...

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Business As usual, As Anthony Joshua Prepares For Parker Unification

Respectful, cordial and it finished with a handshake. The first prefight press conference between Anthony Joshua and Joshua Parker passed without incident. For all the posturing, verbal jousting and thinly veiled insults thrown in Joshua’s direction from Parker’s camp, there was a line drawn in the sand. Had both promoters taken Joshua’s sentiments that he would have fought Parker in ...

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Parker Says It’s Make Or Break Ahead Of Joshua Fight

New Zealand heavyweight boxer, Joseph Parker says the next 10 weeks will be make or break for him before his unification fight against Nigerian-born British world champion, Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua on March 31. Parker (24-0, 18 KOs), who hasn’t fought since September 2017, was en route to London before a deal was concluded, acknowledging he heard the news once ...

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Konyengwachie To Drop 16 Boxers From National Camp

Nigeria Amateur Boxing Federation (NABF) national coach, Anthony Konyegwachie has disclosed that 16 of 32 boxers currently camped in Lagos would soon be decamped, ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Konyegwachie further disclosed that January 16 would mark the end of the one-month first phase of camping and training for the boxers. He said the 32 boxers in camp are ...

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Tyson Fury Taunts Joshua In Telephone Call

British heavyweight boxer, Tyson Fury has resorted to taunting world champion and fellow-Brit, Nigerian-born Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua, in a bid to get a shot at a title fight. Fury called up Joshua to challenge the current world heavyweight champion to a super-fight this April. However, Joshua said Fury should first regain his boxing licence and provide visible evidence that ...

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Deontay Wilder Sentenced Over Marijuana Possession

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has been sentenced to 60 hours of community service for marijuana possession. The 32-year-old undefeated fighter was found guilty by Judge Ricky McKinney and ordered perform the community service at a local YMCA. Wilder also received a 30-day suspended sentence and two years of probation. “The Bronze Bomber” was initially stopped for a window tint ...

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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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