Joseph Parker expects Andy Ruiz Jr to seek redemption in a rematch if the new unified world champion inflicts a second stunning defeat on Anthony Joshua.
Andy Ruiz Jr has said he will be even more prepared for his rematch against Anthony Joshua after his shock win in New York earlier this month.
Usyk has been given priority over Dillian Whyte, with the WBO pointing to the Ukrainian’s “exceptional amateur career” and “unblemished professional record” (16-0), which saw him become undisputed champion at cruiserweight.
Anthony Joshua has insisted that he hasn’t underestimated Andy Ruiz Jr. “one bit” ahead of their unified Heavyweight World title clash at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday June 1.
Anthony Joshua believes his fellow heavyweights will not improve in the rest of their careers, while he is progressing every day.
Former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0) is expected to be installed as the mandatory challenger for the WBO world heavyweight title, currently in possession of Anthony Joshua (22-0).
Anthony Joshua admits he learns from Katie Taylor and believes she will take another step towards becoming an undisputed champion by defeating WBO title holder Rose Volante.
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 could be called to fulfil a WBO mandatory title defence following his Wembley fight with Alexander Povetkin.
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.
Both fighters had stepped into the ring undefeated at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and the win extends Joshua’s perfect pro record to 21 victories from as many bouts
Joshua, 28, will put his WBA and IBF titles on the line against WBO champion Parker in front of a capacity Principality Stadium crowd.
The New Zealander says too much focus was put on Joshua’s victory over the former heavyweight king in the final press conference for Saturday’s fight, live on Sky Sports Box Office, with AJ’s trainer Rob McCracken suggesting that Klitschko was a tougher proposition than Parker.
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.
With less than two weeks to go before Joshua and Parker put their WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line, Parker has arrived in the United Kingdom having flown in from his training camp in Las Vegas, United States of America.
IBF and WBA champion Joshua takes on WBO champ Parker in Cardiff on March 31.
Joshua weighed in at his heaviest weights for the bouts against Klitschko and Takam, weighing in at 17st 12lbs and 18st 2lbs for those respective fights, but Hearn expects Joshua will be “leaner” and “lighter” for his match-up in Cardiff on March 31 against WBO world champion Parker.
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