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Anthony Joshua 'hungry' to regain world title against Oleksandr Usyk
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Anthony Joshua 'hungry' to regain world title against Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua insists he is "hungry" to regain the world heavyweight title as the dethroned champion sets his sights on knocking out Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch in Saudi Arabia.

Oleksandr Usyk leaves Ukraine war, preparing for rematch with Anthony Joshua
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Oleksandr Usyk leaves Ukraine war, preparing for rematch with Anthony Joshua

The 35-year-old Usyk returned to Kyiv in February to help defend Ukraine from the invading Russians.

British heavyweight Dillian Whyte hoping to fight Tyson Fury for WBC title
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British heavyweight Dillian Whyte hoping to fight Tyson Fury for WBC title

Whyte last week pulled out of his scheduled fight with Wallin this Saturday, citing a shoulder injury.

Tyson Fury wary of 'make-or-break' Deontay Wilder as trilogy bout looms
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Tyson Fury wary of 'make-or-break' Deontay Wilder as trilogy bout looms

Fury, the undefeated World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, faces Wilder in a trilogy fight in Las Vegas on 9 October in his first bout since dethroning the 35-year-old from Alabama

Oleksandr Usyk's promoter says Anthony Joshua rematch possible next year
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Oleksandr Usyk's promoter says Anthony Joshua rematch possible next year

Usyk won by a unanimous decision, depriving Joshua of his World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization belts in front of a home crowd in London on Saturday.

New champ Oleksandr Usyk heads for simple life; Anthony Joshua eyes rematch
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New champ Oleksandr Usyk heads for simple life; Anthony Joshua eyes rematch

Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, said the rematch will take place in February or March, hopefully in Britain and almost certainly not in Kiev - the preferred location for Usyk despite his fearsome reputation as a road fighter.

Oleksandr Usyk ends Anthony Joshua's reign as world heavyweight champion with unanimous win
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Oleksandr Usyk ends Anthony Joshua's reign as world heavyweight champion with unanimous win

The impressive Ukrainian triumphed 117-112, 116-112, and 115-113 on the scorecards of the three judges in just the former undisputed cruiserweight world champion's third bout as a heavyweight.

Anthony Joshua weighs in 19 pounds heavier than opponent Oleksandr Usyk ahead of title defence
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Anthony Joshua weighs in 19 pounds heavier than opponent Oleksandr Usyk ahead of title defence

Britain's Joshua, 31, tipped the scales at 240 pounds (109 kilograms), with the Ukrainian challenger coming in at a career-high 221.25 pounds.

Challenger Usyk 'jumping in at the deep end', says world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua
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Challenger Usyk 'jumping in at the deep end', says world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua

Joshua is set to face World Boxing Organization (WBO) mandatory challenger Usyk in London on Saturday, with a crowd of some 60,000 expected at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the home of the Premier League club.

Anthony Joshua says heavyweight clash against compatriot Tyson Fury 'will happen'
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Anthony Joshua says heavyweight clash against compatriot Tyson Fury 'will happen'

Talks of a unification 'superfight', which went on for months, appeared to be on the brink of ending in an agreement earlier this year only for a United States arbitrator to rule Fury had to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time.

In Evander Holyfield-Vito Belfort exhibition, boxing fans get short end of the stick yet again
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In Evander Holyfield-Vito Belfort exhibition, boxing fans get short end of the stick yet again

The latest punch to the fans’ you-know-what in this most brutal of sports took place over the weekend when boxing legend Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield took on MMA icon Vito Belfort in an “exhibition” under the Triller Fight Club banner.

Anthony Joshua looking for endurance over strength in title defence against Oleksandr Usyk
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Anthony Joshua looking for endurance over strength in title defence against Oleksandr Usyk

The 31-year-old British pugilist is set to go toe to toe with the undefeated Ukrainian former undisputed cruiserweight world champion at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on 25 September.

Tyson Fury tests positive for COVID-19, title showdown against Deontay Wilder pushed back to 9 October
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Tyson Fury tests positive for COVID-19, title showdown against Deontay Wilder pushed back to 9 October

The bout for Fury's World Boxing Council crown will still be fought at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence: Filipino icon picking young lion solidly places him in GOAT conversation
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Manny Pacquiao vs Errol Spence: Filipino icon picking young lion solidly places him in GOAT conversation

This is a truly dangerous fight for 42-year-old Pacquiao which could see his career brought to a swift and destructive end. This is the type of bout — extremely high risk for relatively moderate rewards — that modern fighters simply don't take.

Heavyweight boxing champions Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua trade blows on social media
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Heavyweight boxing champions Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua trade blows on social media

Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has given Fury’s camp a deadline of the end of this week to salvage the fight. However, the prospect of it going ahead appears increasingly bleak.

Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua showdown in jeopardy over Wilder rematch order, claim reports
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Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua showdown in jeopardy over Wilder rematch order, claim reports

While the arbitrator's ruling is not a formal court order, it would be deemed enforceable by courts if Wilder and Fury are unable to reach an agreement, reports said.

Tyson Fury says heavyweight title showdown against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia on 14 August
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Tyson Fury says heavyweight title showdown against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia on 14 August

Saudi Arabia staged the 31-year-old Joshua's rematch against Andy Ruiz, when the Briton regained his WBA, IBF and WBO titles in December 2019, putting him on a collision course with Fury, who became the WBC champion shortly afterwards.

Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury world heavyweight fight set for Saudi Arabia, says promoter Eddie Hearn
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Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury world heavyweight fight set for Saudi Arabia, says promoter Eddie Hearn

Hearn, who represents Joshua, said the fight is likely to take place on 7 or 14 August. He said 14 August is his preferred date because the Olympic Games in Tokyo will have finished, making the Joshua-Fury fight a bigger “global spectacle.”

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury sign two-fight heavyweight unification deal, says promoter
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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury sign two-fight heavyweight unification deal, says promoter

Fury has consistently made jibes at Joshua's expense, claiming in January that he would knock out his fellow Brit within two rounds. Last week he said he had stopped training after becoming tired of waiting for the fight to be agreed.

Confident Tyson Fury says he will knock out Anthony Joshua inside two rounds
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Confident Tyson Fury says he will knock out Anthony Joshua inside two rounds

Fury is optimistic the fight, which would be one of the biggest in British boxing history, will take place as soon as possible.