LONDON - Anthony Joshua retained his world heavyweight titles with a ninth-round knockout of Kubrat Pulev on Saturday, potentially setting up an all-British fight against Tyson Fury to be undisputed champion of boxing's marquee division.Joshua had already knocked ...
Dec 13, 2020
ANTHONY Joshua has never been so close to a shot at being the undisputed world heavyweight champion.The WBA, IBF, WBO belts are back in his possession. An agreement in principle has been reached with Tyson Fury, the WBC champion, for a ...
Dec 11, 2020
DUBLIN - The boxing promoter helping to arrange the all-British heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is the subject of dialogue between authorities in Ireland and the United Arab Emirates because of his links to organized crime.Daniel Kinahan, an ...
Jun 12, 2020
LONDON - An all-British world heavyweight title showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury in 2021 is a step closer.Fury said on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) that an agreement has been reached with Joshua's camp on a two-fight ...
Jun 11, 2020
ANTHONY Joshua's first fight as the restored world heavyweight champion could take place in front of no spectators.British boxing's governing body told promoters on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) it hopes to be able to have shows back ...
May 1, 2020
LONDON - Anthony Joshua will defend his three heavyweight belts against Kubrat Pulev on June 20 in the first boxing bouts at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Joshua (23-1, 21 KO) recaptured the WBA, IBF and WBO belts from Andy Ruiz in December. He ...
Mar 3, 2020
MEXICAN Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, the holder of a staggering $365 million, 11-fight contract, proved himself worth every dollar in 2019, as he moved all the way up to win the world light heavyweight (175 lbs.) crown. But while Alvarez ruled the ...
Dec 30, 2019
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Anthony Joshua jumped up and down in the ring with his massive entourage, celebrating being around $70 million richer and having three world heavyweight belts back in his possession.For the British boxing superstar, it was well worth this ...
Dec 8, 2019
NEW YORK - Wearing a black sombrero on his head and a big grin on his face, Andy Ruiz Jr. looked like a guy who wants to keep the party going.He was back in New York, where he changed not only his ...
Sep 6, 2019
ANDY Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua began the promotional tour for their world heavyweight title rematch in Saudi Arabia with a news conference in Diriyah that turned out in part to be a PR exercise for the kingdom.Groups like Amnesty International ...
Sep 5, 2019
LONDON - Putting profits ahead of politics, the promoter of heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua is dismissing concerns over the decision to contest a championship fight in Saudi Arabia.The human rights organization Amnesty International contends Joshua will be part of "sportswashing" - the Saudi ...
Aug 13, 2019
NEW YORK - Gennady Golovkin is all too aware of what happened last weekend at Madison Square Garden. He promises a repeat monumental boxing upset won't occur Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) when he meets Steve Rolls.Golovkin has been one ...
Jun 7, 2019
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Madison Square Garden crowd booed when giant screens showed the chubby challenger, Andy Ruiz Jr., walking to the ring as a big underdog to the charismatic, handsome heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.But in homes and bars across the ...
Jun 6, 2019
ADMIT it: unless you are a hardcore boxing fan, or at least follow the sport, you won't recognize British pugilist Anthony Joshua, much less the man who sent him crashing down the canvass, newly crowned unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz, ...
Jun 5, 2019
JUST when things were starting to make sense in boxing and the heavyweight division was shaping up nicely, a fat guy with blazingly quick hands wiped away most of the preconceived notions of where it would all eventually lead.Andy Ruiz Jr. ...
Jun 5, 2019
LONDON - Anthony Joshua's promoter says a rematch will take place between the British fighter and new world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.Eddie Hearn says on Twitter that the contracted rematch clause was triggered on Tuesday following talks with Joshua, ...
Jun 5, 2019
OWING to his waistline that is as wide as the equator, Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr. has been the subject of ridicule throughout his life and boxing career. Ruiz has never been remiss in reminding everyone that he goes by the fearsome ...
Jun 3, 2019
NEW YORK - Andy Ruiz Jr. had six weeks to prepare for the fight of his life.He'll have a lifetime to celebrate one of boxing's biggest stunners in heavyweight history.Ruiz flattened Anthony Joshua twice in the seventh ...
Jun 2, 2019
NEW YORK - The odds of 30-1 say it all.Andy Ruiz barely was on anyone's heavyweight radar when he was summoned as a replacement to fight champion Anthony Joshua. On Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), massive underdog Ruiz promises he ...
May 31, 2019
NEW YORK - Andy Ruiz Jr. will look to become Mexico's first heavyweight champion after replacing Jarrell Miller as the opponent for unbeaten WBA, IBF and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua.Miller was withdrawn from the June 1 fight at Madison Square ...
May 2, 2019
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