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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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

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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Deontay Wilder talks up Robert Helenius challenge before his long-awaited comeback on Oct. 15

Heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder works on his timing with trainer Malik Scott at UFC APEX on September 22, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilder is...

After hinting at potentially retiring, former WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is back this weekend against a familiar face in his long-time sparring partner Robert Helenius. Gone are the aggressive soundbites and violent sentiments heading into fight week but the most important question given his comeback is, how will he fare against an in-form opponent? Continue reading

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

UFC Paris: Five things we learned from a memorable Fight Night card in new surroundings

Ciryl Gane of France punches Tai Tuivasa of Australia in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at The Accor Arena on September 03,...

Former interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane stayed composed and rallied from the first knockdown of his UFC career en route to a third-round TKO finish against Tai Tuivasa during a fun headliner, capping an electric Fight Night card in Paris leaving many talking points – including Robert Whittaker’s future after a masterful decision win over Marvin Vettori and Nassourdine Imavov now riding a three-fight win streak, what’s his next move at 185lbs? Continue reading

Ruiz scores three knockdowns during UD win vs. Ortiz, Wilder ringside is open to possible bout

Andy Ruiz Jr. Punches Luis Ortiz to a unanimous decision win during a WBC world heavyweight title eliminator fight on September 04, 2022 in Los...

It wasn’t the most memorable heavyweight tussle, but former world champion Andy Ruiz Jr produced a trio of knockdowns and displayed troublesome punch power ending a 16-month layoff with a UD win over a gamely Luis Ortiz effort in Los Angeles. Afterwards, the 32-year-old reaffirmed his desire for activity before a fellow former world titlist ringside – Deontay Wilder – said he’d be open to a matchup, provided he beats Robert Helenius on his return Oct. 15.
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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

UFC London: Five things we learned from another emotionally draining Fight Night card

Paddy Pimblett of England celebrates after his victory over Jordan Leavitt in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at O2 Arena on...

For the second consecutive weekend, the UFC’s unofficial title eliminator in another division was cruelly cut short by injury. The decision to return to London so soon after an electric card four months prior didn’t age well, but that was more to do with some drab matchups than anything else. Nonetheless, the Molly and Paddy show continued, among other things… Continue reading