The NANS’ congratulatory message was contained in a statement titled: “Inspiration for All Nigerian Youths’’, signed by its National Public Relations Officer, Bestman Okereafo in Enugu.
Anthony Joshua knows that Alexander Povetkin has knockout power – and has identified the key punch to be wary of.
Anthony Joshua will fight Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on September 22nd with his fourth stadium fight in succession bringing his total live audience for those spectaculars close to 350,000.
The 28-year-old Joshua takes on his WBA mandatory challenger, Povetkin as he returns to Wembley for the first time since his victory over Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans in 2017.
Fury’s accompanying battles with mental illness have been well-documented, but after losing seven stones in weight he is targeting a climb that will ultimately lead to Anthony Joshua.
The WBA has ordered the Briton to begin negotiations with Russia’s mandatory challenger Povetkin, 38.
The fight was announced on Twitter by promoter Oscar De La Hoya, and later confirmed by Pacquiao on his social media profiles.
WBA and IBF world heavyweight champion Joshua meets WBO title-holder Parker at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
Joshua, undefeated Briton of Nigerian descent, is the overwhelming favourite and will have home advantage in the Principality Stadium.
The undefeated New Zealander joked that Joshua’s plans to shed one stone for the bout are proof that he does not trust his own body.
IBF and WBA champion Joshua takes on WBO champ Parker in Cardiff on March 31.
Parker (24-0, 18 KOs), who is the current WBO heavyweight world champion, is set to fight Joshua on March 31 in a much-anticipated unification clash where the Brit’s WBA and IBF straps will also be on the line.
The French fighter gave a good account of himself against the WBA and IBF heavyweight champion at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium
The pair had initially hoped to meet on December 10, but a delay in the governing body making a decision on the fight and a minor injury to Klitschko meant that plans were scrapped until next year
After a frustrating few months, the Albion man paid tribute to The Hawthorns crowd who stood to applaud his performance and effort
The 38-year-old successfully defended his WBC and WBA welterweight titles as he defeated Andre Berto on a unanimous points decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, United States of America
The 38-year-old was in imperious form in the contest and secured the win by scores of 117-111, 118-110 and 120-108 to move level with legendary Rocky Marciano to post a record of 49-0, in what he claims was the final match of his career
The American began the fight in an aggressive fashion as he landed a couple of right hands on the chin of the 36-year-old, using his reach to his advantage
The fight, between two of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the sport, is likely to be the most-lucrative match in history, with estimates suggesting that the bout could generate up to £162 million
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