For the fist time since September 2018, Anthony Joshua returns to the ring to defend his crown as undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in June. The IBF, WBA and WBO belts will be put on the line against American heavyweight Jarrell Miller. Miller has emerged as something of a surprise opponent for Joshua, after blockbuster bouts against Deontay Wilder , Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte all fell through at the negotiation stage. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder instead are set to rematch later this year, while Whyte is still waiting for his April 20 opponent. Here is all you need to know ahead of Joshua's rematch with Miller... When is Joshua vs Miller? The fight has been confirmed to take place on June 1. It will be just under nine months after Joshua’s last ring outing, where he emphatically knocked out former champion Alexander Povetkin in seven rounds, with the Russian having never previously been beaten inside the distance. Where is the fight taking place? The fight will … [Read more...] about When the Anthony Joshua vs Jarrell Miller fight is taking place
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Sure, Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder for all the marbles has to happen. And yes, we all want to see if Tyson Fury can finish what he started against Wilder a few weeks ago. But in Britain, there is no bigger fight right now than Joshua vs Fury. Admittedly, it's almost certainly not going to happen this year unless the latter suddently gives up his second shot at Wilder and accepts Joshua's demnds for an April 13 showdown at Wembley. And there is next to no chance of Fury lining promoter Eddie Hearn' pockets without getting what he sees as a fair deal in return. If Fury were to beat Wilder - officiallly this time - he would be ordered to defend his title against Dominic Breazeale. Only if he squeezed that in quickly would he then have time to face Joshua at Wembley or Cardiff later in the year. But given he has only fought three times in as many years, that seems unlikely. Instead he will fight Wilder in the spring or summer - probably in Las Vegas - while Joshua takes on Dillian … [Read more...] about The boxing fights we want in 2019: Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury
The World Boxing Council may sanction an historic April showdown between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua despite ordering a 'direct rematch' between their heavyweight champion and Tyson Fury. Wilder and Fury served up one of the most dramatic heavyweight title fights of the generation on December 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, when Fury twice climbed from the canvas to hear the final bell. Most expected the Gypsy King to be awarded the decision – and the green and gold WBC belt - after dominating the majority of the fight despite the pair of knockdowns, the heaviest of which came in the 12th and final round. But Fury was left seething when the three ringside judges combined to deliver a split draw verdict, which he later described as the worst decision he has ever seen. As a result, the British Boxing Board of Control wrote to the WBC requesting an immediate rematch and it was confirmed on Friday that the governing body had voted unanimously in favour of the demand. … [Read more...] about WBC can sanction Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder despite ordering ‘direct rematch’ with Tyson Fury
Anthony Joshua will bid to stamp his authority on the heavyweight division once again tonight when he takes on Alexander Povetkin. The two giants collide at Wembley, 18 months after Joshua climbed off the canvas to stop Wladimir Klitschko at the same iconic venue. Since then he has beaten Carlos Takam and Joseph Parker - adding a third world title to his collection with his points victory over the Kiwi. In Povetkin he faces a dangerous Russian whose only defeat as a professional came against Klitschko. There is also plenty of action on the undercard with David Price taking on the unbeaten Sergey Kuzmin and Luke Campbell bidding to avenge his 2015 defeat by Yvan Mendy. You can follow all the build-up and the fights themselves right here with our live blog in association with BetHard ... 13:28 Anthony Joshua names his best pound-for-pound boxer Anthony Joshua believes Oleksandr Usyk is the best boxer in the world in a warning to stablemate Tony Bellew. Usyk holds all four … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin live undercard and round-by-round updates
What is it? Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin in a nother huge world heavyweight clash. The Russian is the mandatory challenger to Joshua's WBA title and the Briton will defending his WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO belts when the two fighters meet. When is it? Saturday, September 22, 2018 - ie this weekend. Where is it? Wembley Stadium (London). Joshua last fought at Wembley when stopping Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017. What TV channel will it be on? The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office. You can find out more on how to book and live stream the fight right here. For US readers: It will be also aired on the streaming platform DAZN as part of the US debut of the service. What time is the fight likely to start? As always, this largely depends on how the fight night is progressing, but expect the ring walk to begin at around 10pm with the fight starting afterwards. How can I get tickets? Tickets went on sale in July and are … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: What time is the fight, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?