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Anthony Joshua: Deontay Wilder fight will happen on ‘my terms’

Anthony Joshua, who beat Carlos Takam in Cardiff in October, has never been taken the distance as a professional (Image credit: Reuters)

Britain’s Anthony Joshua insists he is not “ducking” any fighter and says his heavyweight rivals are just “making noise” on social media. Joshua, 28, holds the WBA, IBF and IBO versions of the world title, with Deontay Wilder the WBC champion and Joseph Parker having the WBO belt. Wilder, 32, wants a unification bout, but no firm offer has been made. “There’s ...

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Deontay Wilder says he will beat Anthony Joshua in Great Britain

Deontay Wilder beat Bermane Stiverne inside the first round on Saturday (Image credit: Getty Images)

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he will beat Anthony Joshua in his “safe haven” of Great Britain. Wilder, 32, defended his belt against Bermane Stiverne on Saturday, a week after Joshua retained the WBA and IBF crowns against Carlos Takam in Cardiff. “Packing out stadiums looks good but the money and Mecca of boxing is in America,” Wilder told BBC Sport. “But ...

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Joshua v Pulev: Cardiff to host October 28 heavyweight bout

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Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev has confirmed he will face Britain’s IBF and WBA heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua in Cardiff on 28 October. The 36-year-old is the mandatory challenger for Joshua’s IBF title. “My preparation is very intensive despite the little time left,” Pulev posted on Facebook, adding the date and confirming Cardiff as the venue. “I will be perfectly ready when I ...

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Eddie Hearn tells talkSPORT: ‘Anthony Joshua is the biggest sports star in Britain now – and it is only the beginning’

Anthony Joshua (in white trunks) delivering an uppercut to Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley

Anthony Joshua is now the biggest sports star in Britain – and is heading for global superstardom. That is the claim from the heavyweight boxer’s promoter Eddie Hearn after Joshua overcame Wladimir Klitschko in an epic showdown at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night. The Briton recovered from the first knockdown of his career to stop Klitschko in the 11th round ...

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Anthony Joshua stops Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round at Wembley

Joshua also knocked down Klitschko in the fifth round (Image credit: Getty Images)

Anthony Joshua produced the performance of his career to add the WBA world heavyweight title to his IBF crown with an enthralling knockout win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium. A post-war record 90,000 fans at the national stadium were treated to a see-saw contest, Joshua dropping the former unified world champion in the fifth round, before being put down ...

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Anthony Joshua to fight Eric Molina on 10 December

Joshua defended his IBF heavyweight title for the first time with a seventh-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale in London in June (Image credit: Getty Images)

Britain’s IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his title against Eric Molina in Manchester on 10 December. Joshua, unbeaten in 17 fights, was close to agreeing a bout with Wladimir Klitschko but the deal fell through. Promoter Eddie Hearn blamed confusion over whether the WBA title vacated by Tyson Fury would be on the line. American Molina, 34, lost ...

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Wladimir Klitschko wants to fight Anthony Joshua in ‘March or April’

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Wladimir Klitschko says he wants to fight British heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua in “March or April”. A planned December bout fell through because the fighters “ran out of time”, said Klitschko’s manager Bernd Boente. “That’ll be the biggest heavyweight fight for years,” former world champion Klitschko, 40, told German newspaper Bild. The WBA has yet to state whether its ...

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Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschk ‘agree to fight’

Former Olympic champion Anthony Joshua is unbeaten in 17 professional fights (Image credit: Getty Images)

Britain’s Anthony Joshua and Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko have agreed to fight each other, with an announcement expected in a couple of days, says promoter Eddie Hearn. According to Hearn, the heavyweight fight needs to be sanctioned, with Joshua’s IBF belt and potentially the WBA and WBO titles on the line. “Terms are virtually there,” he said. On Wednesday, Britain’s Tyson ...

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Anthony Joshua to defend IBF title against Dominic Breazeale

Joshua has a 100% knockout record in his 16 professional fights (Image credit: Getty Images)

IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua will make the first defence of his title on 25 June against American Dominic Breazeale at London’s O2 Arena. Breazeale, 30, has won all 17 of his professional fights, with 15 knockouts. Joshua, 26, won the title with a second-round stoppage of American Charles Martin on 10 April. “I am looking to get past ...

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Anthony Joshua beats Charles Martin to become world heavyweight champion

Anthony Joshua's ascent to world heavyweight champion is the fifth-quickest by any heavyweight

Anthony Joshua stopped Charles Martin in two rounds at London’s O2 Arena to claim the IBF heavyweight title in only his 16th professional fight. The Briton floored his American opponent with a peach of a right-hand counter and after Martin was knocked down again, the referee called a halt. The 26-year-old is his country’s sixth bona fide heavyweight world champion. ...

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