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British heavyweight boxing star Anthony Joshua has been awarded his OBE by Prince Charles in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Anthony Joshua awarded OBE by Prince Charles

British heavyweight boxing star Anthony Joshua has been awarded his OBE by Prince Charles in an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Anthony Joshua: I turned down $50 million to fight Deontay Wilder

Nigerian-born British boxer Anthony Joshua has revealed why the fight between him and Deontay Wilder did not happen this year.
Nigeria’s Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo successfully defended his International Boxing Federation (IBF) European title at York Hall, London.

Larry Ekundayo defeats Louis Greene to defend IBF title

Nigeria’s Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo successfully defended his International Boxing Federation (IBF) European title at York Hall, London.
Nigerian born England-based boxer, Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo

Larry Ekundayo to defend European welterweight title

England-based Nigerian boxer Larry Ekundayo will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) European welterweight title against Louis Greene of the United Kingdom on Friday evening.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder claims Anthony Joshua’s team begging for fight

WBC champion Deontay Wilder claims Anthony Joshua’s team are “begging” for a world heavyweight unification bout.
Tyson Fury punches Deontay Wilde in the seventh round fighting to a draw during the WBC Heavyweight Champioinship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

WBC okays Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury rematch

The World Boxing Council has given the go-ahead for a “direct rematch” between their heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, who battled to a draw in Los Angeles last Saturday.
Amir Khan

Amir Khan: Anthony Joshua is scared of Deontay Wilder

British boxer Amir Khan has claimed Anthony Joshua is “scared” of facing Deontay Wilder.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder wants Tyson Fury rematch as soon as possible

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on Tuesday said he was eager for a rematch with Tyson Fury, after the two undefeated boxers fought to a thrilling, but controversial split decision draw on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Anthony Joshua celebrates with all his belts after stopping Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Photo by Richard Heathcote-Getty Images

Anthony Joshua interested in Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury fight

Anthony Joshua has revealed he’s ready for a unification bout with WBC king Deontay Wilder and confirmed he will travel to Los Angeles to have a showdown talk with the American’s representatives.
GOtv Boxing Night

Burna Boy, Wande Coal, others to perform at GOtv Boxing Night 17

The artistes scheduled to perform at the event, which holds on 28 December at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, are Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Teni Da Entertainer and Daddy Showkey.
Tyson Fury punches Deontay Wilde in the seventh round fighting to a draw during the WBC Heavyweight Champioinship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury battle to draw in heavyweight thriller

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury battled to a controversial split-decision draw in their WBC heavyweight title showdown Saturday, triggering immediate demands from both camps for a rematch.
Tyson Furry

Tyson Fury wants Deontay Wilder rematch at Manchester United’s Old Trafford home

The pair squared off at Los Angeles’ Staple Centre on Saturday for a WBC world heavyweight title fight that ended in a controversial draw.
Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight crown on Saturday after battling to a split decision draw against Britain’s Tyson Fury in a pulsating 12-round battle.

Deontay Wilder retains heavyweight crown after Tyson Fury thriller ends in draw

Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight crown on Saturday after battling to a split decision draw against Britain’s Tyson Fury in a pulsating 12-round battle.
David Defiagbon

Former boxer David Defiagbon passes on in Las Vegas

Nigerian Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games boxer David Defiagbon was declared dead in Las Vegas, United States last Saturday.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic

2020 Olympic organisers working for boxing at Games despite freeze

The organisers of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics said Saturday they would continue working to stage a boxing tournament at the games despite a freeze by the International Olympic Committee.
Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury: I’ve achieved one of boxing’s best comebacks

Tyson Fury says he has achieved one of the “best comebacks of all time” as he prepares to face Deontay Wilder in a bout labelled highly “significant” for British boxing, BBC Sport reports.
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 27- Deontay Wilder meets with firefighters at LAFD Station 3 on November 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Meg Oliphant-Getty Images-AFP

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury ready to rumble in LA showdown

Deontay Wilder will aim to rekindle America's love affair with heavyweight boxing on Saturday when he faces Britain's Tyson Fury in a high-stakes showdown of undefeated fighters.

Organisers: Over 10,000 spectators expected at GOtv Boxing Night 17

No fewer than 10,000 boxing fans are being expected at the GOtv Boxing Night 17 at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos on December 28, the organisers said on Thursday.

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