By Sean Jones: David Benavidez says IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant is lucky that he’s fighting Canelo Alvarez because if it were him, he’d put him in the hospital. The former two-time WBC super middleweight champion Benavidez (24-0, 21 KOs0 is facing Jose Uzcategui in an IBF 168-lb title...
Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles on Saturday against Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. Joshua, who won three of his four belts against Wladimir Klitschko in April of 2017, will be making his third consecutive title defense after he momentarily lost his belts to Andy Ruiz Jr. in December of 2019. He defeated Ruiz in a rematch and then knocked out Kubrat Pulev in December of 2020.
Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) will be making his third consecutive defense of his WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against Oleksander Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) on Saturday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. If Joshua defeats Usyk, there will be one expected option for his bout:
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For any athlete, the first loss will always be a bitter pill to swallow. This is the case for Callum Smith, but the British boxer is offering no excuses. He held a perfect record before all that was shattered in 2020 against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. His WBA and The Ring super middleweight titles were on the line, as well as the Mexican's WBC strap.
WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and former unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will face off in one of the biggest fights of the year on Sept. 25. The bout will have significant ramifications, as the winner could face Tyson Fury, the WBC and The Ring champion, or Deontay Wilder.
It may not be the undisputed title fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury that everyone has been salivating over, but it’s one of the best possible fights in the heavyweight division. Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will look to hold up his end of the bargain by defending his...
LAS VEGAS – Anderson Silva continues to inspire not only future generations of fight talent, but also his fellow all-time greats. On the red carpet prior to the UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday, former champions Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones both used the word “inspiring” to describe Silva’s career resurgence in boxing.
Lawrence Okolie believes that Anthony Joshua has both the power and the boxing talent to defeat Oleksandr Usyk this weekend. Joshua will face his mandatory WBO belt, and the WBA and WBC belts will be on the line as well at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25. Okolie faces...
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Date: Saturday, 25 September. Coverage: Commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live; live text coverage on the BBC Sport website & app. Anthony Joshua puts his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight belts on the line against Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday. Joshua,...
Anthony Joshua weighed in 19 pounds heavier than Oleksandr Usyk ahead of the defence of his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles in London on Saturday. 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. The two...
WBO cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie is looking to stamp his name down in the history books of his weight division. On Saturday night, Okolie will make his first defense when he faces unbeaten challenger Dilan Prasovic as part of the supporting undercard to the Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk showdown at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Andre Berto, a former boxing welterweight champion, called on the Biden administration to provide more help with Haitians stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border. Berto, who holds dual U.S. and Haiti citizenship, told TMZ Sports on Wednesday he empathizes with the plight of some Haitians who are looking to come to the U.S.
Anthony Joshua is predicting that Tyson Fury will be knocked out by a reenergised Deontay Wilder in the pair’s latest heavyweight championship clash next month. Joshua was set to face Fury in the first unification heavyweight fight in more than 20 years before the ‘Gypsy King’ was ordered to face Wilder for the third time. Fury secured an eighth-round stoppage over Wilder to claim the WBC title in February 2020, the last time both men entered the ring, with the pair fighting to a sensational draw in their first encounter. Joshua faces the undefeated Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham...
Anthony Joshua will prevail in a tactical battle against Oleksandr Usyk, according to boxing coach Manny Robles
Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk, Deontay Wilder, and Tyson Fury are injecting glamour back into boxing's iconic division, Manny Robles said.
Anthony Joshua said he would be happy to take on any opponent — even King Kong — stressing he had no intention of vacating one of his heavyweight belts in order to avoid Oleksandr Usyk. The British boxer will put his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts on the line...
Tyson Fury views Anthony Joshua’s fight with Oleksandr Usyk as “50-50” but has predicted a “tough night” for his British heavyweight rival should the world championship contest go the distance on Saturday night. Joshua puts his IBF, WBA and WBO titles on the line against the undefeated Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Fury believes the defending champion will come out fast on his biggest fight on home soil in almost three years. But the ‘Gypsy King’ has predicted that former undisputed cruiserweight king Usyk will grow stronger the longer the fight goes on after expressing doubts over Joshua’s...
This weekend in the United Kingdom, arguably the biggest star in boxing will fight for the first time in 2021 when Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) defends his WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight titles against the Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs). Initially, Joshua was set to take on lineal...