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Anthony Joshua, Klitschko Rematch Set For October At Principality Stadium

Welsh rugby could have an impact on Anthony Joshua’s next move with scheduled autumn internationals putting the boot into the initial plans for a November return. It is looking highly likely that the IBF and WBA heavyweight champion will face Wladimir Klitschko in an immediate rematch after their enthralling classic at Wembley last month. Klitschko, who dropped Joshua in the ...

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Ogun State Awaits Joshua

Ogun State indigenes await the visit of one of their own, the new world boxing champion, Anthony Olufemi Joshua. The British-born Nigerian broke Ricky Hatton’s record by picking up in excess of £15million as prize money for his victory over Wladimir Klitschko last Saturday. Before then, the record for the largest purse was held by Ricky Hatton who 10 years ...

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Joshua To Be Hosted In Sagamu

Nigerian-born British heavyweight world boxing champion, Anthony Olaseni Olufemi Joshua is likely to be hosted to a grand reception at Sagamu, Ogun State, should plans by members of his extended family see light of the day. This much was revealed by a member of Joshua’s Nigerian family, Adedamola Joshua, who said they are preparing for a special celebration in honour ...

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Dele Jonathan Was Poor – Opaleye

Chairman of Oyo State Amateur Boxing Association, Akintunde Opaleye has lamented that late champion, Dele Jonathan, died because of a lack of financial support to manage his poor health conditions. The former Commonwealth champion died in his Ibadan home on Saturday after battling prostate enlargement for about seven years. Opaleye, who frowned on the manner Nigeria treat its sporting heroes, ...

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Hayden Panettiere Fiancee Helping Klitschko Cope with defeat

When Anthony Joshua added the WBA and IBO world heavyweight titles to his IBF crown at Wembley on Saturday (29 April), there was a strong sense that he also ended the career of 41-year-old boxing stalwart, Wladimir Klitschko. Twenty-seven-year-old Panettiere made her name while still a teenager when she starred as Claire Bennet in the original version of the US ...

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Anthony Joshua: From bad boy bricklayer to boxing’s first billionaire?

When the dust settles after a blockbuster night at Wembley Stadium, when 90,000 fans in attendance set a post-war record the man-of-the moment, Anthony Joshua MBE, can give himself a pat on the back. He left it all in the ring, he went down, he got back up, and he won against the most dominant heavyweight of the 21st century. ...

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Obisia Gets KO Over Anthony Joshua

…Champ Plans Nigerian Visit Former national boxing coach and one time contender to the world welterweight crown, Obisia Nwankpa, has been roundly condemned for allowing Nigerian born Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseeni Joshua, who now holds three of the world boxing titles from making him a full blooded Nigerian when the British born Nigerian came begging to represent Nigeria ahead of the ...

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How Isaac Ekpo Lost WBA Title To German Through Technical Decision

Making his first defense of his WBA World super middleweight title, Tyron Zeuge (20-0-1, 11 KOs) defeated number 3 WBA Isaac Ekpo (31-3, 24 KOs) by a 5th round technical decision on Saturday night to retain his World Boxing Association title at the MBS Arena in Potsdam, Germany. The 24-year-old Zeuge built up a lead through five rounds. The bout ...

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Nigeria’s Lawrence Okolie In Second Pro Fight April 15

Nigerian born, Lawrence Okolie will fight for the second time as a pro at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on April 15, live on Sky Sports. The Team GB Rio Olympian joined the paid ranks on last Saturday night with a brutal KO win over Geoffrey Cave inside 20 seconds at the Manchester Arena on the undercard of Jorge Linares’ ...

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Bash Ali Writes Letter To Osinbajo

Former world cruiserweight boxing champion, Bash Ali has written a letter to Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, with a view towards getting Federal Government’s assistance in his bid to enter the Guinness Book of records as the oldest boxer to win a world title. In the letter dated March 6, Ali narrated his ordeal in the hands of various sports ...

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