Boxing

Sleazy Russian lands boxing bonanza

The race to be Anthony Joshua’s next opponent is being led by Kubrat Pulev, promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed. Joshua became a two-time world heavyweight champion by winning his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr, but immediately has Oleksandr Usyk (WBO) and Pulev (IBF) circling as his two mandatory challengers. Asked how soon a decision would […]

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Dillian Whyte: Will the WBC move to restore him as mandatory challenger?

Dillian Whyte should be “immediately reinstated” as the mandatory challenger to the winner of Deontay Wilder against Tyson Fury, says promoter Eddie Hearn. Whyte was recently cleared by UK Anti-Doping amid claims of an “adverse finding” surrounding his points win over Oscar Rivas in July, 24 hours before he slugged out a unanimous decision victory […]

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Anthony Joshua sets new pay-per-view record with Andy Ruiz victory

Anthony Joshua set a new record of 1.6million pay-per-view buys for his rematch with Andy Ruiz. The heavyweight rematch, controversially staged in Saudi Arabia, saw Joshua regain his WBA (Super), IBF and WBO titles from Ruiz. The fight was a far cry from the firefight at Madison Square Garden six months ago, as Joshua opted […]