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    COVID-19: Anthony Joshua self-isolates after meeting Prince Charles

COVID-19: Anthony Joshua self-isolates after meeting Prince Charles

Anthony Joshua, British-Nigerian boxer, has gone into self-isolation after meeting with Prince Charles, who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus on Wednesday. The world heavyweight champion had met the heir to the throne some weeks ago during a Commonwealth Day celebration service at Westminster Abbey. The Prince of Wales was however said to have tested positive for COVID-19.   A spokesman of the royal residence was quoted as [...]

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    ‘I’m nothing without boxing’ – Mike Tyson breaks down in tears over mental health struggles

‘I’m nothing without boxing’ – Mike Tyson breaks down in tears over mental health struggles

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    Anthony Joshua to fight Kubrat Pulev in June

Anthony Joshua to fight Kubrat Pulev in June

Anthony Joshua, world heavyweight champion, will defend his titles against Kubrat Pulev, the IBF’s mandatory challenger, on June 20. The bout is scheduled to take place at Tottenham Hotspur’s 62,000-seat stadium. Known as 'The Cobra', Pulev took to his Facebook page on Monday to confirm the fight against the world IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion. “The contract between the two countries [...]

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    The king is back! How Fury dominated, punished Wilder in seven rounds

The king is back! How Fury dominated, punished Wilder in seven rounds

Tyson Fury, British boxer and challenger, on Sunday, delivered a sensational victory over Deontey Wilder, defending heavyweight champion, stopping the American in the seventh round via technical knock out. The much anticipated rematch, which held at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas, had Fury's corner worried over judges. The self acclaimed Gypsy King, however, looked unconcerned as he surprised the 15,000-strong [...]

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    Great comeback! Fury knocks out Wilder to reclaim WBC title

Great comeback! Fury knocks out Wilder to reclaim WBC title

British Tyson Fury outclassed Deontay Wilder to complete one of the all-time great comeback stories on Sunday morning. Fourteen months after their first bout which ended in a draw, Fury knocked Wilder out in the seventh round to recapture the WBC heavyweight glory at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, USA. The "gypsy king", as Fury is nicknamed, dominated the fight from [...]

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    Joshua defeats Ruiz to reclaim world titles

Joshua defeats Ruiz to reclaim world titles

Anthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim his three world heavyweight championship belts -- setting some new records in the process.  The judges unanimously adjudged Joshua winner with 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 over Ruiz Jr and made history by winning the first world heavyweight title bout in the Middle East. The fight which drew comparisons with Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman's Rumble [...]

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    ‘Take a break if I beat you again’ — Ruiz Jr urges Anthony Joshua ahead of rematch

‘Take a break if I beat you again’ — Ruiz Jr urges Anthony Joshua ahead of rematch

Andy Ruiz Jr has advised Anthony Joshua to take a break from boxing should he lose their highly anticipated rematch in December. Joshua was stunned by the Mexican after being unable to continue past the seventh round at Madison Square Garden in June. The Nigerian-born British former heavyweight champion lost his IBF, IBO, WBA (Super) and WBO world heavyweight titles as Ruiz [...]

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    Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz Jr rematch to be held in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz Jr rematch to be held in Saudi Arabia

The rematch between Anthony Joshua, Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer, and his Mexican conqueror, Andy Ruiz Jr, would be held in Saudi Arabia on 7 December. Ruiz Jr defeated Joshua on 1 June in the USA to become the unified heavyweight champion with the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world titles. Although the Saudi Arabia venue for the rematch is a surprise choice, [...]

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    UPSET: Ruiz Jr defeats Anthony Joshua to become first Mexican world heavyweight champion

UPSET: Ruiz Jr defeats Anthony Joshua to become first Mexican world heavyweight champion

Andy Ruiz Jr. stunned Anthony Joshua on his US debut with a "TKO" in the seventh round, becomes Mexico’s first ever world heavyweight champion. Ruiz walks away from Madison Square Garden with all of Joshua's titles -- including the WBA, WBO and IBF crowns. Ruiz Jr took the place of Jarrel Miller, AJ's original challenger who tested positive for three different performance-enhancing [...]

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    CONFIRMED: Joshua to defend heavyweight titles on US debut

CONFIRMED: Joshua to defend heavyweight titles on US debut

Anthony Joshua, world heavyweight champion, will take on Andy Ruiz Jr on June 1 in New York. The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion was due to face off against Jarrell Miller before the American failed three drugs test. Joshua continued his preparations for the fight in Sheffield despite Miller's failed tests. https://twitter.com/eddiehearn/status/1123528376390684673?s=21 Joshua maintained he will be ready for the challenge posed by [...]

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    GOtv Boxing Night 18: Joe Boy successfully defends lightweight title

GOtv Boxing Night 18: Joe Boy successfully defends lightweight title

Oto "Joe Boy" Joseph has successfully defended his African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title. The Nigerian boxer saw off the challenge of Ghana's success "Brave Warrior" Tetteh at GOtv Boxing Night 18, which held at the indoor sports hall of the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan, on Sunday. Joe Boy, who also holds the commonwealth (Africa) lightweight title, has remained undefeated in his [...]

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    Fight in doubt as Joshua’s challenger fails drug test

Fight in doubt as Joshua’s challenger fails drug test

World boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua's defence of his world titles is in serious doubt after Jarrell Miller failed a drug test. Joshua is due to put his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts on the line against Miller at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1. But the American, who has repeatedly accused Joshua of cheating, could now face [...]

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    GOtv Boxing: Fight and build your profile, Fijabi tells Oladosu

GOtv Boxing: Fight and build your profile, Fijabi tells Oladosu

Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, former African Boxing Union (ABU) light welterweight champion, has explained why he was enraged at the press conference announcing GOtv Boxing Night 18. Fijabi had picked tackled Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, for standing up to ABU lightweight champion Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph. Fijabi explained that he was irritated by the fact that [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Anthony Joshua making Eba while listening to King Sunny Ade

TRENDING VIDEO: Anthony Joshua making Eba while listening to King Sunny Ade

Anthony Joshua, world boxing heavyweight champion, does not only love eating Eba, but he has also shown his Nigerian training by making the local staple on camera. In a video, being shared widely on social media, Joshua is seen making Eba, while King Sunny Ade plays in the background. Joshua, who is from Sagamu in Ogun state Nigeria, is also British, but [...]

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    Joshua to defend world titles against undefeated Miller

Joshua to defend world titles against undefeated Miller

Anthony Joshua, world heavyweight champion, will defend his titles against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1. According to Sky Sports UK, it will be Joshua’s first fight in the US as he takes on the undefeated Miller in his home city of New York. Miller, however, has never fought for a world title. The Brit had planned to face Dillian Whyte [...]

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    Anthony Joshua receives OBE from Prince Charles

Anthony Joshua receives OBE from Prince Charles

Anthony Joshua, world heavyweight boxing champion, has been presented with an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to sport. The investiture marks the latest accolade Joshua has collected after he was also given an MBE in 2013. Prince Charles had also awarded Joshua his MBE back in 2013. When the imposing fighter shook hands with [...]

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