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Anthony Joshua among sports stars supporting bullied boy who lost his finger

Boxer Anthony Joshua and footballer Jadon Sancho are among those who have sent messages of support to an 11-year-old boy who lost his finger while “fleeing school bullies”, the boy’s mother has said.Raheem Bailey was beaten by a group of children at school on Tuesday, Shantal Bailey said.Ms Bailey, 28, said her son tried to escape school but got his right-hand ring finger caught while climbing a fence, and it later had to be amputated.She said Raheem has faced “racial and physical abuse” since he started secondary school at Abertillery Learning Community in South Wales in September.The family have received...
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Oleksandr Usyk sparring ‘future world champion’ in preparation for Anthony Joshua rematch

Oleksandr Usyk plans to again spar with Martin Bakole, the Congolese heavyweight tipped as a “future world champion”, as he prepares for a rematch with Anthony Joshua.Usyk is likely to defend his unified heavyweight titles against Joshua this summer, with the British boxer activating his rematch clause after the Ukrainian’s victory in London in September.The 35-year-old has left Ukraine to train for a second encounter, which could take place in late July.Usyk sparred with Bakole, the 28-year-old with a record of 18 wins and one defeat as a professional fighter, last summer, and his camp have again reached out as...
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Anthony Joshua has made changes that can help him beat Oleksandr Usyk, says fellow British heavyweight Frazer Clarke

Frazer Clarke says fellow British heavyweight Anthony Joshua has made changes that can help him regain his world titles in an expected rematch against Oleksandr Usyk. Two-time world champion Joshua lost by unanimous decision to Usyk in September last year, but appears likely to face the Ukrainian in a rematch for the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight belts later this summer.

Dillian Whyte reveals Anthony Joshua talks over rematch to ‘finally settle score’

Dillian Whyte has confirmed talks have taken place with his long-time rival Anthony Joshua about a potential rematch.Whyte is recovering from a knockout loss to Tyson Fury at Wembley Stadium last month, while Joshua is preparing for a rematch this summer against Oleksandr Usyk, who claimed his world heavyweight titles last year in a points decision at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.But Whyte has now revealed the pair both want to get in the ring again after their grudge match in 2015.Joshua prevailed that night at the O2 Arena, delivering a vicious knockout in the seventh round. ...
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Anthony Joshua Believes He Could Lure Tyson Fury Out of Retirement

Anthony Joshua believes that he could lure Tyson Fury out of retirement for an all-British mega-fight. Joshua, a two-time former heavyweight champion, is scheduled to face IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk on a date in July. Last September, Usyk outboxed Joshua over twelve rounds to capture the unified...

Retired Tyson Fury’s ‘blood will stir’ after Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk fight, says Bob Arum

Tyson Fury’s ‘blood will stir’ when Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk go head to head again, according to the “Gypsy King”’s US promoter Bob Arum.Fury knocked out Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium last month to retain the WBC heavyweight title, and the Briton said after the bout that he does not plan on fighting again.Arum, however, believes that the 33-year-old will not be able to keep himself retired once he sees Joshua and Usyk rematch for the remaining heavyweight belts this summer.READ MORE: Is Fury really retired? Joshua and Usyk will test Gypsy King’s resolveBriton Joshua was outpointed by...

On this day in 2017: Anthony Joshua beats Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley

Anthony Joshua heralded the start of a new era of heavyweight boxing on this day in 2017 by stopping Wladimir Klitschko in 11 rounds.In his 19th professional match-up in front of a post-war record British boxing crowd of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium, Joshua made the third defence of his IBF title and also became the WBA champion.He did come close to registering his first defeat after being knocked down in the sixth round following a huge right hand from Klitschko.But, after getting back up, Joshua delivered a brutal uppercut followed by a barrage of punches which sent Klitschko to the...

Anthony Joshua enters the world of electric scooter racing

Anthony Joshua is venturing into electric scooter racing. The two-time heavyweight world champion boxer is launching his own team in the upcoming eSC championship – a series of races around the world with riders from across the globe vying for the world title in a selection of major cities.