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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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Wilder Predicts Easy Knock Out Against Joshua

American boxer, Deontay Wilder has raised the ante of his proposed world unification fight against Nigerian-born British heavyweight world title holder, Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua, by saying he will knock the Brit out very easily. In a repeat of his previous verdict that Joshua is overhyped and can be taken to the cleaners, Wilder says his espied victory could happen ...

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NBF Call Up Boxers From 36 States For C’wealth Trials

Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) has invited boxers from the country’s 36 states and top clubs to the National Open Boxing Trials slated to hold from 6th to 9th December at Brai Ayonote Boxing Gymnasiums, National Stadium, Lagos. The NBF stated that the open trials is to enable the federation select 32 boxers in the 56kg, 60kg, 75kg and 81kg categories ...

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Anthony Joshua is being pursued by the scariest man in the UFC

We’ve seen that the professional boxing ranks might not be the best place for the UFC’s elite when Conor McGregor was put in his place by Floyd Mayweather in August. Mayweather has recently admitted that he carried ‘The Notorious’ and allowed the fight to last 10 of the scheduled 12 rounds just to let the fans feel as though they’d ...

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Ameobi Leads Notts County To Battle Luton In England’s Second Tier

LUTON and Notts County remain neck-and-neck at the top of League Two after both teams won 2-1 on Saturda and ex-Nigerian international, Shola Ameobi has been a standard bearer. The Hatters stay top of the table due to their vastly superior goal difference after victory at Crewe. Danny Hylton’s 12th league goal of the season set them on their way ...

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