Tyson Fury retains WBC title with R10 TKO in Derek Chisora trilogy, as Usyk and Joyce watch ringside

Tyson Fury interacts with Derek Chisora after victory in the WBC World Heavyweight Title fight between Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora at Tottenham...

Tyson Fury made the third defence of his WBC heavyweight title with a predictably one-sided tenth-round stoppage win against domestic rival Derek Chisora during their trilogy bout – eight years on from their second bout. Beforehand, there was a courageous comeback win for Daniel Dubois while Karol Itauma and Denys Berinchyk were among the victors on the undercard. Continue reading

Joseph Parker’s improved display vs. Derek Chisora sets up encouraging 2022

Joseph Parker punches Derek Chisora during the WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title fight between Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora at the AO Arena...

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker produced a refreshing change for once en route to a comfortable decision win over a gamely Derek Chisora – dodgy scorecards aside. While he’ll remain in Morecambe with his family and team over Christmas, the 29-year-old will hope this showing sets up a successful return to the top table with big fights to make in 2022. Continue reading

Oleksandr Usyk outboxes Anthony Joshua to points win, new world heavyweight champion

Oleksandr Usyk punches as Anthony Joshua ducks during the Heavyweight Title Fight between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur...

Spoiler role played perfectly. Former unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk produced a boxing masterclass, with fantastic movement and a series of stinging left-hands – almost stopping Anthony Joshua on his feet in the twelfth round before ultimately winning the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles: 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 on the three judges scorecards.
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Boxing round-up: Benn’s new deal, Usyk confident, Parker-Chisora 2 booked

Conor Benn celebrates victory as Adrian Granados reacts after the WBA Continental Welterweight Title fight between Conor Benn and Adrian Granados at...

Fresh from his ten-round decision win over Adrian Granados, unbeaten welterweight Conor Benn (19-0, 12 KOs) has agreed a new multi-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing. Elsewhere, there’s praise for Oleksandr Usyk ahead of his heavyweight title fight against Anthony Joshua next weekend while Joseph Parker vs. Derek Chisora II has been confirmed for December 19. Continue reading

Sure thing: Joseph Parker welcomes possible bout with title-chasing Joe Joyce

Joseph Parker survives knockdown, beats Dereck Chisora by split decision - The Ring

With both men insistent on making big fights and an aim to eventually earn a heavyweight title shot, former WBO champion Joseph Parker is prepared to face Joe Joyce, per recent comments by his manager David Higgins. If they could agree terms, this would matchup #2 and #3 in the rankings for Anthony Joshua’s WBO belt, which he defends vs. Oleksandr Usyk later this month. Continue reading

Even after patchy Carlos Takam weekend win, time is of the essence for Joe Joyce

Joe Joyce celebrates victory against Carlos Takam after the WBO International, WBC Silver and Commonwealth Heavyweight Title Championships at the SSE...

After ending Carlos Takam’s night with a sixth-round TKO finish on Saturday, he called for a title fight against the AJ-Usyk winner ringside. Nonetheless, British heavyweight contender Joe Joyce (13-0, 12 KOs, #2 WBO) knows it’s not that straightforward – as much as he’d like it to be – considering he’s 36 in September and doesn’t have time to waste hovering below the top guys. Continue reading

Joshua-Usyk title fight date set for Sept. 25, but don’t overlook the Ukrainian

Joshua and King

After the September 25 date for Anthony Joshua’s latest title defence was announced earlier today, he’ll defend his heavyweight belts against an unbeaten Ukrainian and fellow Olympic gold medallist in former cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk (#1 WBO). AJ will be favoured to win on home soil again, but it’s not difficult to imagine Usyk silencing critics in two months’ time.
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After comeback win vs. Chris Arreola, Andy Ruiz Jr namechecks Luis Ortiz next

Having shaken some of his ring rust off – recovering from a round two knockdown – before outstriking Chris Arreola in their WBA heavyweight title eliminator, former unified world champion Andy Ruiz Jr (34-2, 22 KOs) expressed an interest in fighting another dangerous veteran – Luis Ortiz (32-2, 2 NC), who attended Saturday and is equally up for the challenge. 
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Eddie Hearn planning May PPV with Chisora-Parker headliner, Eubank Jr return

Promoter Eddie Hearn celebrates victory with Dereck Chisora in the ring after the Heavyweight fight between Dereck Chisora and Carlos Takam at The O2...

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has his latest plan in motion: building a May pay-per-view event headlined by heavyweights Derek Chisora and Joseph Parker after the latter’s underwhelming win over compatriot Junior Fa last month. He also wants to place WBA interim middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr on the undercard, who hasn’t fought since Dec. 2019.
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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