Fury feels 2023 will be his biggest career year as he assesses contrasting matchups with Usyk, Joyce

Tyson Fury interacts with Oleksandr Usyk after the WBC World Heavyweight Title fight between Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora at Tottenham Hotspur...

During his post-fight press conference, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury answered a range of questions while vowing to give fight fans the big bouts “they really crave,” insisting a unification bout against Oleksandr Usyk can happen in the first quarter of 2023, before a domestic duel against Joe Joyce later on in the year – with Wembley a mooted destination.
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Wilder calls out Usyk, Ruiz after sending Helenius to sleep with another blistering R1 KO

Deontay Wilder knocks out Robert Helenius in the first round during their WBC world heavyweight title eliminator bout at Barclays Center on October...

The former WBC heavyweight champion knocked former sparring partner Robert Helenius unconscious in Saturday night’s blisteringly brief main event from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn: landing clean with a short sharp counter right-hand late in the first round of his comeback bout – 53 weeks on from his frenetic trilogy bout against current titlist Tyson Fury.
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Juggernaut rolls on: Joyce’s R11 KO weekend win over Parker sets up intriguing 2023 title shot

Joe Joyce punches Joseph Parker during the Vacant WBO Interim World Heavyweight Championship fight between Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker at AO Arena on...

Joe Joyce remains unbeaten at 15-0 with 14 KOs, the latest a thunderous one after softening up a gamely Joseph Parker effort in Manchester last weekend with overwhelming pressure and body shots. Now the WBO interim champion, again calling for Oleksandr Usyk or Tyson Fury, the 37-year-old is finally starting to gain the respect his heavyweight work has long warranted. Continue reading

Here we go again: Ruiz ends 16-month layoff against Ortiz this weekend, needing continuity

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Having promised more activity yet eventually spending 16 months of his boxing prime sidelined with injuries and various other teething problems, former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz has a stiff return challenge awaiting him this weekend against two-time title challenger Luis Ortiz. Having dealt with tricky times outside the ring, will the 32-year-old have the last laugh? Continue reading

Usyk weathers spirited Joshua display to retain world HW titles, calls for Fury unification

Oleksandr Usyk punches Anthony Joshua during their World Heavyweight Championship fight during the Rage on the Red Sea Heavyweight Title Fight at...

Anthony Joshua produced a better overall showing and had the champion in duress on a few occasions, but Oleksandr Usyk’s dizzying movement and skilled defiance under pressure helped him to what should’ve been a unanimous decision win: eventually edging it 113-115, 115-113, 116-112 on the three judges scorecards. Afterwards, he reaffirmed a desire to face Tyson Fury.
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Same result or three-time champ? Usyk-Joshua 2 poses questions before tonight’s title rematch

Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua shake hands as Eddie Hearn, Boxing promoter of Matchroom boxing and Robert Garcia, head coach of Anthony Joshua...

329 days since Oleksandr Usyk seized Anthony Joshua’s three world heavyweight titles and boxed brilliantly to suck the air out of a capacity crowd in north London, the pair will finally do battle in their rematch tonight – albeit 3,825 miles away in Saudi Arabia. Joshua has fond memories from the last time he was here, but his upcoming Ukrainian foe isn’t Andy Ruiz Jr. Continue reading

Joyce-Parker set for September 24, with nowhere to run an apt tagline for upcoming PPV bout

Joyce vs Parker Official For Sept. 24 In Manchester

After protracted negotiations, politics over their broadcasting situations and undoubtedly contract complications, an eagerly-awaited WBO title eliminator between Joe Joyce and former world champion Joseph Parker is now confirmed for September 24. Seven weeks out from fight night, the ‘nowhere to run’ tagline fits this PPV bout perfectly given what’s at stake. Continue reading

Frank Warren interested in exploring Wilder-Joyce contest, with opponent for Sept. 24 still TBC

Joe Joyce celebrates with the WBO International Heavyweight belt after defeating Christian Hammer in the WBC Silver Silver and WBO International...

Heavyweight contender Joe Joyce’s near year-long absence was ended on Saturday with a fourth-round TKO win over Germany’s Christian Hammer. While it’s unclear whether former world titlist Joseph Parker faces him next in a WBO title eliminator as previously planned, the 36-year-old’s promoter Frank Warren likes the sound of a potential Deontay Wilder matchup. Continue reading

After his R4 blasting win over Bryan, Dubois must now step up the gears again

Sadly, Daniel Dubois thinks he's champion, he's not

Sure, you can only beat what’s in-front of you. However, after blasting overmatched opponent Trevor Bryan with a fourth-round KO in Miami over the weekend as expected to capture the WBA’s (Regular) heavyweight title, Daniel Dubois and his team must now intensify his challenges if he’s to erase the Joe Joyce loss as little more than a premature gutcheck in future. Continue reading

Fury fires R6 uppercut to TKO Whyte, retains WBC belt again before retirement talk resumes

Tyson Fury celebrates victory as referee Mark Lyson checks on Dillian Whyte after the WBC World Heavyweight Title Fight between Tyson Fury and...

Messy and slow rather than the barnstormer both promised, Tyson Fury asserted full control early and retained his WBC heavyweight strap with a sixth-round TKO win over British rival Dillian Whyte as a record 94,000 crowd watched at Wembley. Afterwards, he insisted it’s now time to retire before leaving the door open for exhibition fights, like a hybrid matchup vs. UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou: who was among the interested audience ringside. Continue reading

Whyte typically bullish ahead of long-awaited title fight vs. heavily favoured Fury

Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte during a press conference at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture date: Wednesday April 20, 2022.

When you cut through all the noise, from underhand tactics and disingenuous politics to multiple legal issues and controversy besides, Dillian Whyte’s excruciating wait for a WBC heavyweight title shot finally ends this Saturday on home soil at Wembley against compatriot and former sparring partner Tyson Fury. Will the wait be worth it? Not many believe so. Continue reading

Francis Ngannou’s desire for boxing clause in future UFC deal an unwelcome distraction

Francis Ngannou of Cameroon interacts with media after his victory over Stipe Miocic during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las...

Ahead of his first title defence against former training partner and interim titlist Ciryl Gane on January 22, UFC’s heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has stressed a need for there to be provisions allowing him to box professionally, if and when he agrees terms on a new deal with the promotion. While his wishes have been well-documented, this added noise helps no-one. Continue reading