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Ruiz says pressure all on Joshua ahead of Saudi rematch

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  Heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr said Monday that all the pressure will be on dethroned champion Anthony Joshua in their contentious showdown in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz, who was born in the United States but fights as a Mexican, caused one of boxing’s biggest upsets …

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Wilder still hopes for Joshua as Fury eyes rematch

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Deontay Wilder still hopes to face Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight unification bout but is happy to hand rival Tyson Fury a rematch following their epic draw. Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title belt on Saturday after a thrilling 12-round battle ended in …

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Wilder vows to knock out Fury at heavyweight title weigh-in

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  Deontay Wilder, weighing in at 212.5 pounds for his WBC heavyweight world title defense against Tyson Fury on Friday, vowed to knock out the British challenger. Wilder wore a black leather facemask to the weigh-in outside of Staples Center, but that was as …

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Depression made Fury ‘want to die’

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British boxer Tyson Fury has revealed that suffering from depression meant he “wanted to die so bad”. The 30-year-old, who faces Deontay Wilder for the American’s World Boxing Council heavyweight title in Los Angeles on December 1, also had problems with drug addiction and …

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Joshua calls out Wilder after breezing past Parker

Cardiff, United Kingdom | AFP | Anthony Joshua called for a heavyweight unification fight with Deontay Wilder, saying it was “not time to sit back and enjoy the ride”, after beating Joseph Parker in Cardiff on Saturday. Joshua added Parker’s World Boxing Organisation heavyweight title to his International Boxing Federation …

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Joshua laughs off Parker’s drug taunts

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Anthony Joshua dismissed a claim by New Zealand’s Joseph Parker he is the “king of steroids” ahead of their world heavyweight title unification bout. The two boxers will meet in Cardiff on March 31, with Joshua, a London 2012 Olympic gold medallist, looking …

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LIVE: Joshua to play it cool in Klitschko super-fight on now

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s Anthony Joshua says he is prepared to play the waiting game in his world heavyweight super-fight against veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Joshua, 14 years Klitschko’s junior, is expected to attack the 41-year-old with the same explosiveness that …

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