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Real Chance ‘Panicked’ Wilder Is Bluffing, Says Anthony Joshua’s Promoter

Eddie Hearn will send a fight contract to Deontay Wilder this week, but admitted he has his doubts about why the American has suddenly accepted Anthony Joshua’s demands. Joshua wants to stage a heavyweight unification fight in the UK, and rejected a £37million offer to come to the United States. Hearn had said he expected Joshua to fight his mandatory ...

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Joshua’s Next Fight Is In United Kingdom – Hearn

Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Anthony OlaseniOluwafemi Joshua’s next fight will take place in the UK, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn. Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) unified the IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO heavyweight titles back in March with a twelve round unanimous decision over Joseph Parker at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Joshua has two options ...

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Anthony Joshua Not Thinking Of Fury’s Comeback fight

Tyson Fury has insisted Anthony Joshua will never be further from his mind than when he returns to the ring for the first time in two and a half years at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night. Fury has shed almost eight stone in preparation for his comeback bout which is intended to ultimately pave the way for a showdown ...

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Anthony Joshua, Wilder Bout To Be finalized this week

Arrangements for a fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder could be finalized in a “few days,” Joshua’s promotoer Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports on Monday. Negotiations continued between Barry Hearn, Eddie’s father, and Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager, in New York. One of the main points of discussion is the location of the fight. Wilder’s camp offered $50 million for ...

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Hearn Is Blocking Our Unification Fight – Wilder

American heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Deontay Wilder has accused Nigerian-born British rival, Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of blocking his rival from accepting a unification fight. Wilder insisted that a unification showdown with Joshua will only go ahead this year if Hearn allows the fight to happen. This comes after a report, in which Hearn was ...

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Joshua Under Pressure To Accept USA Venue

American heavyweight boxing champion, Deontay Wilder had added a veiled plea in putting pressure on his rival, Anthony OlaseniOluwafemi Joshua to accept his proposal for their much-expected unification fight to hold in the United States. Wilder insists that the bout will happen, but says he is willing to fight the Nigerian-born British WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO champion in his ...

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Joshua Loses Swimming Contest With Michael Phelps

Nigerian-born British world heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony OlaseniOluwafemi Joshua at the weekend lost a swimming contest with Olympic legend Michael Phelps in the swimming pool. The 28-year-old boxing star met with Phelps as he continues his holiday in the United States, but he ended getting beaten in a sport contest for the first time in his professional career. Joshua, whose ...

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Okolie Admits Watkins Bout Is A Big Gamble

UK-based Nigerian boxer, Lawrence Okolie admits Luke Watkins will be his biggest test so far but is confident the gamble of taking on his revered rival will pay off and put him onto an even bigger platform. The Hackney cruiserweight challenges the Commonwealth champion in the headline fight at the latest NXTGEN show, at York Hall, on June 6. Unbeaten ...

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Taekwondo Federation Calls 20 To Camp

Ahead of Algiers 2018 African Youth Games, the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation has invited twenty youth athletes to the National Youth Training Camp, which would commence in Abuja on Sunday. Making this known in Abuja, Technical Director of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation, Engr. Chika Chkwumerije, said the invited athletes, made up of 10 male and 10 female athletes, earned a place ...

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Wilder Gives Two Dates For Bout With Joshua

American heavyweight boxer, Deontay Wilder has issued two separate dates for his likely unification bout with Nigerian-born British fellow champ, Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua, but does not know when the negotiations will stop. Though uncertain flows round the date, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ insists the unification showdown “will happen” Wilder, 32, claimed that he is willing to fight the WBA, IBF, ...

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