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Lenox Lewis

Lenox Lewis: Anthony Joshua avoiding Tyson Fury and Wilder for money

Former heavyweight champion of the World, Lenox Lewis, says Anthony Joshua is deliberately avoiding WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury to fight easier opponents.
Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder

Deontay Wilder gets improved offer to fight Anthony Joshua

Deontay Wilder and his team have been given a “much-improved” offer to face Anthony Joshua, but are still refusing to have a meeting, Eddie Hearn has revealed.
Anthony Joshua celebrates with all his belts after stopping Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Photo by Richard Heathcote-Getty Images

Anthony Joshua’s camp makes ‘much-improved’ offer for Deontay Wilder fight

Anthony Joshua’s representatives have made a “much-improved” offer for a world heavyweight title unification fight against WBC champion Deontay Wilder but so far the overtures have been rebuffed, promoter Eddie Hearn has said.
Anthony Joshua celebrates with all his belts after stopping Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Photo by Richard Heathcote-Getty Images

Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua is a coward, liar

Deontay Wilder has branded fellow world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua a ‘coward’ for evading him and opted to defend his belts against Alexander Povetkin last month.

Evander Holyfield: Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder bout‘ll be great

Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder can bring the heavyweight division back to its prime, according to former champion Evander Holyfield.
Oleksandr Usyk

Oleksandr Usyk challenges Anthony Joshua

Ambitions to challenge Anthony Joshua (22-0) is one of the reasons why Oleksandr Usyk (15-0) has agreed to fight Tony Bellew (30-2-1) on November 10 in Manchester, says the Ukrainian fighter.
Dillian Whyte

Dillian Whyte: I’m physically fit for Anthony Joshua

Dillian Whyte has said he is ‘mentally and physically ready’ to face old foe Anthony Joshua following the heavyweight champion’s victory over Alexander Povetkin.
Anthony Joshua celebrates with all his belts after stopping Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Photo by Richard Heathcote-Getty Images

Anthony Joshua ready for Deontay Wilder but promoter wants no more Deontay delay

Britain's Anthony Joshua believes his long-awaited clash with fellow world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take place as it would be "silly not to".
Anthony Joshua brutally knock out Alexander Povetkin

Nwankwo Kanu, Osaze Odemwingie congratulate Anthony Joshua on victory over Alexander Povetkin

Former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu has congratulated Anthony Joshua over his victory against Russia’s Alexander Povetkin in their world heavyweight boxing title fight in Wembley on Saturday night.
Anthony Joshua celebrates making it 22 wins unbeaten CREDIT- RICHARD HEATHCOTE-GETTY IMAGES

Anthony Joshua: Deontay Wilder my number one target

Joshua came through an exciting defence of his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles by stopping Alexander Povetkin in seven rounds on Saturday night at the national stadium, and attention immediately turned to his return on April 13 when he hopes to lure Wilder.
Anthony Joshua brutally knock out Alexander Povetkin

Anthony Joshua knocks out Alexander Povetkin after seven rounds, retains heavyweight titles

British-born Nigerian heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua on Saturday night retained his IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA titles after a seventh round stoppage of Russian WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin at the Wembley Stadium in London.
Anthony Joshua celebrates making it 22 wins unbeaten CREDIT- RICHARD HEATHCOTE-GETTY IMAGES

Anthony Joshua knocks out Alexander Povetkin to retain titles

It was the first time the Russian, whose only previous professional loss was a points defeat by Wladimir Klitschko, had been stopped in the paid ranks.

Anthony Joshua: I am under pressure

Anthony Joshua admits he is feeling the pressure ahead of Saturday’s Wembley showdown with Russian Alexander Povetkin.
Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin

Anthony Joshua heavier than Alexander Povetkin after he defends title at Wembley

Britain’s world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be over a stone heavier than his veteran Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin when he defends his title at Wembley on Saturday.
Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin

Anthony Joshua: Alexander Povetkin my biggest challenge since Wladimir Klitschko fight

Anthony Joshua insists his body has been rebuilt in his extreme training regime ahead of Saturday’s showdown, but admits Alexander Povetkin is his biggest challenge in the ring since Wladimir Klitschko .
Manuel Charr

World heavyweight champion Manuel Charr fails drugs test

World heavyweight champion Manuel Charr has had to call off next week’s title defence, and is set to be stripped of his WBA belt, after testing positive for steroids.

Anthony Joshua: I’ll face Tyson Fury at his best

Anthony Joshua is not yet interested in fighting Tyson Fury as he wants to face the former world champion “at his best”.

Anthony Joshua: I’ll bully Alexander Povetkin at Wembley

Anthony Joshua has outlined his game-plan to beat Alexander Povetkin, saying he needs to ‘bully’ the Russian and swamp him with punches if he is to get through a major threat to his titles at Wembley on Saturday.

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