Andy Ruiz Jr: I let a lot of people down but now? More motivated than ever

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Ahead of his return on May 1 against Chris Arreola (38-6-1, 2 NC), former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr (33-2) believes he owes those who supported him before and after losing handily to Anthony Joshua in their rematch to deliver on his potential, as his career resurgence begins.
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Joseph Parker limps to deceptively lopsided decision victory over Junior Fa

Joseph Parker celebrates his win against Junior Fa after the heavyweight bout between Joseph Parker and Joshua Fa at Spark Arena on February 27, 2021...

It wasn’t pretty viewing, but former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker ended a year-long layoff with a lopsided UD win over amateur rival Junior Fa, inflicting the first professional defeat of his compatriot’s career to earn the WBO’s Oriental interim heavyweight strap. Continue reading

Joe Joyce eyes Oleksandr Usyk rematch next, according to manager Sam Jones

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Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce (12-0, 11 KOs) is targeting a rematch with Anthony Joshua’s WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) next, but is unprepared to wait around forever before that proposed bout takes place according to manager Sam Jones. Time is of the essence for the 35-year-old Brit, if he’s to ultimately achieve his world heavyweight title aspirations. Continue reading

Whyte eager for in-ring return, while Povetkin not ready yet as retirement looms large

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After seeing domestic rival Anthony Joshua retain his world titles with a R9 KO victory against Kubrat Pulev inside Wembley Arena last weekend, Dillian Whyte (27-2, 18 KOs) is in no mood to wait much longer for a proposed rematch against WBC interim heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs), four months after a surprise fifth-round knockout defeat. Continue reading

Anthony Joshua earns R9 KO victory over Kubrat Pulev, retains his HW titles

Anthony Joshua (24-1) shook off ring rust and occasional nervy moments after an explosive third-round to blast IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev (28-2) – retaining his heavyweight titles with a ninth-round KO win. Naturally, the attention turns towards WBC champion Tyson Fury: there’s clear determination from their promoters to make a unification bout in 2021.

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Oleksandr Usyk outpoints Derek Chisora, becomes new WBO inter-continental HW champion

Oleksandr Usyk outpoints Derek Chisora for unanimous decision victory in London - CBSSports.com

Oleksandr Usyk outpointed Derek Chisora to inflict the 37-year-old’s tenth professional career defeat in an entertaining main event matchup overnight, winning the WBO intercontinental heavyweight title on a night where Sky’s positive spin did little to help the British-based fighter against a far superior technical boxer who took his best punches and showcased his engine too. Continue reading

Joshua Buatsi digs deep to prevail with R7 stoppage against Marko Calic

Buatsi rallies, stops Calic in seventh round; Cameron wins first title - Bad Left Hook

Joshua Buatsi made a victorious in-ring return after 402 days of inactivity, with the fifth defence of his WBA international light-heavyweight title during a gritty seven-round clash against a gamely Croatian opponent in Marko Calic. Buatsi ends Calic’s 11-0 unbeaten streak and improved to 13-0 himself – passing a necessary gut-check challenge with bigger fights to come. Continue reading