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Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr: World champion needs Deontay Wilder title

Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr: World champion needs Deontay Wilder title

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Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he will only feel he has "made it" in boxing if he captures Deontay Wilder's WBC title.The 29-year-old faces Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday and told BBC Sport he does not feel "burnt out" as a fight week begins for the first time in a decade."I've never been in a fight week where I have felt so energised," he said. Meanwhile Ruiz has revealed he got the New York fight by "bugging" Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn on Instagram.Joshua v Ruiz podcast: The British are comingSmith hopes N'Dam fights helps Alvarez bidBillboards and one more beltJoshua, the WBA, IBF and WBO champion, cut a relaxed figure as he spoke on a New York rooftop, his hands sport...
Deontay Wilder: WBC champion defends comments he wants to kill an opponent

Deontay Wilder: WBC champion defends comments he wants to kill an opponent

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American heavyweight Deontay Wilder has defended himself after again saying he wants to kill an opponent in the ring.Wilder, 33, said he was "trying to get a body on my record" before defending his WBC title against compatriot Dominic Breazeale on Saturday.It is Wilder's first fight since his title defence against Tyson Fury in December ended in a controversial draw. "This is the only sport where you can kill a man and get paid for it at the same time," said Wilder. "It's legal."Wilder has made similar comments in the past. In March 2018, British heavyweight Tony Bellew called him a "disgrace and senseless idiot".Earlier this year, after Wilder told Breazeale to "make some funeral arrangement...
Anthony Joshua next fight: British boxer could face Jarrell Miller in New York in June and NOT Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua next fight: British boxer could face Jarrell Miller in New York in June and NOT Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury

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AMERICAN BOY Promoter Eddie Hearn hinted that the Brit will defend his unified heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden this summer Promoter Eddie Hearn has dropped a massive hint suggesting Anthony Joshua’s next opponent will be Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller. With several top contenders complaining of being low-balled by the heavyweight champion’s team, it seems a fight against the undefeated American beckons for Joshua. Eddie Hearn is keen to turn Joshua into a global superstar The unified world heavyweight champion has not fought since blasting out Alexander Povetkin in September at Wembley. Although a unification fight with Deontay Wilder was being lined up for April 13 at the 90,000-seater stadium, the American is ...
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury: Listen to David Haye’s fascinating story about sparring with the WBC heavyweight champion

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury: Listen to David Haye’s fascinating story about sparring with the WBC heavyweight champion

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Former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye spoke to talkSPORT about his days sparring with current WBC king Deontay Wilder.The retired Bermondsey man enjoyed multiple rounds in the ring with the undefeated American when preparing for his scheduled fights against Tyson Fury in 2013 and 2014 – which ultimately didn’t take place. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will meet at the Staples Center Now, Wilder is set for his own December 1 bout against Fury and, following their time together, the Hayemaker believes he will emerge victorious. “I’ve sparred with Deontay Wilder many times,” Haye told Jim White on talkSPORT, “He’s got a very, very, very, hard right hand and it’s an equaliser. “No matter what Tyson Fury doe...
Deontay Wilder warns Tyson Fury he cannot lose because he is fighting for his sick daughter

Deontay Wilder warns Tyson Fury he cannot lose because he is fighting for his sick daughter

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FAMILY AFFAIR The WBC champion is preparing to face fellow undefeated heavyweight Fury on December 1 in Los Angeles [embedded content] Deontay Wilder has warned Tyson Fury no man can beat him because he is fighting to support his sick daughter. The undefeated heavyweights will duke it out the Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 1 for Wilder’s WBC title. Deontay Wilder and his daughter, Naidya While Fury looks in phenomenal shape, the 32-year-old American is determined to continue his excellent streak of knocking out every man he has ever shared a ring with. And Wilder will be driven by a will to succeed that began in 2005 when, at just 19 years old, he received some devastating news. The heavy-hitter learned his daughter Naid...