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Wladimir Klitschko retires and will not fight Anthony Joshua in rematch


Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing – ruling out a rematch with Britain’s Anthony Joshua. The Ukrainian, 41, was knocked out in the 11th round by current champion Joshua at Wembley Stadium in April. Joshua, 27, had hoped Klitschko would sign his rematch clause for a proposed fight in Las Vegas on 11 November. “I have ...

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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 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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Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko rematch date confirmed

Tyson Fury's sensational victory in November 2015 was Klitschko's first defeat in 11 years (Image credit: Getty Images)

Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko has been confirmed for 29 October. British world champion Fury, 28, claimed the WBO, WBA and IBF belts from the 40-year-old Ukrainian in November 2015, but pulled out of a July rematch with an ankle injury. The fight is at Manchester Arena. “I’m delighted that we can finally get the fight ...

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Tyson Fury v Wladimir Klitschko: Rematch on 29 October, says world champion


Tyson Fury says his world heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko will be on 29 October. Fury, 27, claimed the WBO, WBA and IBF belts from the 40-year-old Ukrainian in November 2015, but pulled out of a rematch scheduled for this month because of an ankle injury. The Mancunian tweeted: “16 weeks till I blast Klitschko out, can’t wait. #manchesteroctober29” ...

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Wladimir Klitschko confirms world heavyweight title rematch with Tyson Fury in 2016

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Wladimir Klitschko has announced he will take up the option of a rematch with Tyson Fury. Klitschko surrendered his heavyweight world titles to Fury in Dusseldorf on Saturday night in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. The 39-year-old, who had previously been unbeaten in nine years, was outpointed by his British opponent after 12 disappointing rounds. There had ...

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Tyson Fury beats Wladimir Klitschko to become world champion

Tyson Fury secured a unanimous points decision to become the new world heavyweight champion (Image credit: Reuters)

Britain’s Tyson Fury shocked the boxing world by outpointing Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf to become heavyweight champion of the world. It was a dour and often messy fight but Fury, courtesy of his superior boxing skills, fully deserved to be awarded a unanimous decision. Klitschko, whose nine-year reign as champion was brought to an end, simply could not work the ...

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Klitschko vs Fury: Wladimir Klitschko will let ‘fists talk’ against Tyson Fury


Wladimir Klitschko says his “fists will talk louder” than Tyson Fury’s words come fight night on October 24. Fury’s antics ensured the heavyweight rivals held an explosive London press conference a month out from their Sky Sports Box Office clash in Dusseldorf. Triple world champion Klitschko was branded “an old man”, “an army sergeant” and “a schoolteacher” by his unbeaten ...

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Tyson Fury slams Wladimir Klitschko ahead of title fight


Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko have exchanged some eye-opening words ahead of their highly-anticipated heavyweight world title showdown in October. Mancunian Fury, nicknamed ‘The Gypsy King’, attempted to antagonise the reigning IBF, WBA and WBO champion at a press conference in Germany on Tuesday. While initially appearing in a playful spirits, Fury quickly turned aggressive as he launched a scathing attack ...

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