‘I’ll Knock Him Out Inside Three Rounds’: Fury Wants To Fight Joshua Next

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WBC champion, Tyson Fury is eager to fight British boxer, Anthony Joshua and believes he can win him in three rounds.

“Well there you go everyone,” Fury began in a video posted on his Twitter handle a few hours after Joshua knocked out his mandatory challenger, Kubrat Pulev, in round nine on Saturday night.

“Anthony Joshua just s*** himself live on television. He got asked if he wants the fight and he went around the bushes and put his a*** in the hedge.
“I want the fight, I want the fight next. I’ll knock him out inside three rounds. He’s a big, bum dosser, I can’t wait to knock him out.”

READ ALSO: Joshua Knocks Out Pulev To Set Up Potential Fury Fight

No Repeat 

In front of 1,000 fans with attendance limited due to coronavirus restrictions, Joshua ensured there was no repeat of a shock defeat in his first clash with Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019 as the 39-year-old Pulev was swotted aside.

Attention will now turn to the possibility of a much-anticipated clash with WBC champion Fury in 2021.

“I’m up for anything. Who wants to see Anthony Joshua box Tyson Fury in 2021?” Joshua asked the crowd to a chorus of cheers.

“I started this game in 2013 and I’ve been chasing the belts ever since.

“Whoever has got the belt, I would love to compete with them. If that is Tyson Fury then let it be Tyson Fury.”

Pulev had lost just once previously in his career to Wladimir Klitschko in 2014, but was outclassed by Joshua, who could have had victory wrapped up within three rounds.

Joshua Knocks Out Pulev To Set Up Potential Fury Fight
Anthony Joshua (R) lands a punch on Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev (L) during their heavyweight world title boxing match at Wembley Arena in north west London on December 12, 2020.
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Twice Pulev was given a count by the referee in round three after he was left flailing on the ropes by an explosive burst of punches from Joshua.

The IBF, WBA and WBO world champion then surprisingly took his foot off the accelerator to allow Pulev to hang in the fight.

But in round nine three uppercuts in quick succession put Pulev back on the canvas and this time he did not get back up in time as Joshua took his career record to 24-1.

An agreement in principle for Joshua and WBC champion Fury to finally go head-to-head has been in place since earlier this year.

“Starting from tomorrow, we make the Tyson Fury fight straight away. It’s the only fight to be made in boxing. It is the biggest fight in British boxing history,” said Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn.

“I know he (Joshua) wants it. He is the best heavyweight in the world, I promise you. He’ll break him down, he’ll knock him out.”

Fury Won’t Lose World Title Over Doping Allegation – WBC Chief

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury celebrates his win by TKO in the seventh round against Deontay Wilder in the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Tyson Fury’s reign as world heavyweight champion will not be ended by new claims over an alleged drug-testing scam, according to WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman.

It was alleged in a Mail on Sunday report that a farmer was offered money to provide an alibi for Fury’s failed drugs test in 2015.

Fury and his cousin Hughie tested positive for nandrolone in 2015, which they subsequently blamed on eating uncastrated wild boar meat, citing a farmer called Martin Carefoot who claimed to have provided them with the product.

After an expensive and elongated stand-off with UK Anti-Doping, Fury and Hughie received retrospective two-year bans and were able to resume their careers in December 2017.

In the Mail report, Carefoot denied having provided the Fury team with the meat, insisting he was offered £25,000 to make up the story in order to aid their case.

READ ALSO: Wilder Exercises Rematch Clause For Third Fight With Fury – Reports

But Sulaiman, whose WBC belt Fury won against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas last month, said the allegations would have “no impact” on his reign as champion.

“Personally, I prefer to believe Tyson Fury ahead of someone who has already admitted to lying in legal documents for financial gain,” Sulaiman told The Sun.

“The person who has claimed he accepted money to lie should be the one on trial, in my personal opinion, especially when he has waited five years to tell his story.

“Secondly, around this time Tyson was not involved with the WBC, he did not fight Klitschko for the WBC belt, it was for other titles, so this issue does not impact on him being our heavyweight world champion.”

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren, who was not involved at the time, told The Sun he had previously been sent letters by Carefoot.

“Tyson has never ever met this man and his story is total b******t,” Warren said.

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Wilder KOs Ortiz to Retain WBC Heavyweight Title

 

Unbeaten Deontay Wilder landed a devastating right hand to knock out Luis Ortiz in the seventh round and retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight title.

The 34-year-old Wilder remains on course to achieve his goal of unifying all four heavyweight belts despite being largely outboxed by Ortiz before the explosive one-punch finish at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas late Saturday night.

“When I see the right shot, it is baby good night,” Wilder said.

Unbeaten in 43 fights, Wilder showed why he is widely regarded as the most destructive puncher in the resurgent heavyweight division.

The “Bronze Bomber” recorded his 10th straight title defence to equal Muhammad Ali who achieved the feat between 1974 and 1978. Only four heavyweights in the history of boxing have made more than 10 consecutive title defences.

Wilder waited patiently for his big moment and when it came, with just nine seconds left in the round, it was stunning.

He followed a pawing jab with a crushing straight right that sent Ortiz’s head snapping back and his body crashing into the ropes before landing on the canvas.

“That was a punch intended to hurt for sure,” said the American. “I got him at the right angle, my feet were planted perfectly and I felt the torque.”

Ortiz tried to get up but he clearly could not continue. The fight was officially stopped at 2:51 of the seventh.

Unification goal

It was a repeat of their 2018 fight where Wilder had battled adversity to deliver a 10th-round stoppage.

Wilder’s win now sets up another money-spinning rematch with Tyson Fury scheduled for February.

If he comes through that a unification showdown against the winner of next month’s rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia for the other three major heavyweight belts could follow.

The fights with Fury, and Ruiz or Joshua, would generate millions for Wilder.

The last two years in heavyweight boxing have provided plenty of rousing match-ups and renewed enthusiasm in contrast to the previous 15 years or so which were dominated by the Klitschko brothers.

“I am looking for a unification bout,” Wilder said. “I want one champion, one face, one name that goes by Deontay Wilder.

“The heavyweight division is too small to have so many belts lingering around. It should be just be one champion and I think I am the perfect man for that job.”

The 40-year-old Ortiz, who was coming off three straight victories, was trying to become the first Cuban to win the world heavyweight title.

‘It was a war’

“This is boxing. I told everyone it wasn’t going to go 12 rounds,” said Ortiz.

Ortiz won most of the early rounds. He was the aggressor from the opening bell as he tagged Wilder with a left hook to the face in the opening round.

Ortiz also suffered a cut to his right temple area in the opening round due to an accidental clash of heads. But there was little blood flow and his corner did a good job of containing it as the rounds continued.

Both fighters were waiting for an opening in the second round and by the third Ortiz was building up points because he was the busier of the two.

Ortiz landed a big overhand shot in the fourth which excited the crowd and pumped up Wilder, who pounded his chest and yelled bring it on.

Ortiz’s plan to was to fight inside and pay attention to defence while Wilder was constantly looking for the knockout shot and hoping Ortiz would eventually tire himself out.

That transpired in the seventh as Ortiz walked straight into a punch that appeared to come out of nowhere, sending the Cuban into dreamland.

“I don’t care about losing rounds because it is a 12-round fight,” said Wilder. “I wanted to time my punches and do the right thing.

“I had to strategically move Ortiz. I had to time myself and calculate my punches. It was a war.”

Ortiz wasn’t so sure it should have been stopped even though he barely managed to wobble to his feet after the knockdown.

“I was clear-headed. When the count was at seven I was still trying to get up. Maybe the count was quicker than I thought,” he said.

Wilder Calls Out Anthony Joshua After Retaining WBC

Deontay Wilder hopes his defeat of Bermane Stiverne will land him a super fight with Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight showdown the boxing world is dying to see.

Wilder destroyed Stiverne by knocking out the out-of-shape challenger with one second left in the opening round to retain his WBC heavyweight championship on Saturday.

Wilder issued a call for British star Joshua, who is the IBF and WBA heavyweight champ, to step up to the plate.

“I have been waiting on that boy for a long time now. Listen, mate. I know I am the best. Are up for the test? I want Joshua. Joshua comes and sees me, baby,” Wilder said.

On the undercard, Kazakhstan’s Sergey Lipinets claimed the vacant IBF junior welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Akihiro Kondo of Japan.

Lipinets improved to 13-0 with 10 KOs as he won on all three judges’ scorecards, 118-110, 117-111 and 117-111.

Kondo, the third-ranked challenger with a career record of 29-6-1 coming into the bout, was fighting for his first world title in his debut fight on American soil.

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Manny Pacquiao Wins WBO Welterweight Title

Manny Pacquiao, WBO Welterweight TitleFilipino professional boxer, Manny Pacquiao, has returned to the ring to claim the WBO welterweight title in Las Vegas.

The 37-year-old had announced his retirement after beating Timothy Bradley in April.

After quitting boxing, he won an election to the Senate in the Philippines.

The former eight-division world champion, however, recorded a unanimous decision on Sunday, November 6 over champion Jessie Vargas.

The judges scored the bout 114-113, 118-109 and 118-109 in his favour.

American former professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather (Jr.), who had a ringside seat, described the Filipino’s performance as “Not bad”.

Mayweather had beaten Pacquiao to become the undisputed welterweight champion in May 2015 in a bout tagged “the fight of the century”.

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Canelo To Vacate WBC Middleweight Title

Canelo, WBC Middleweight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez says he is to relinquish his WBC middleweight world championship belt but still hopes to arrange a mega-fight with Gennady Golovkin.

The unbeaten Golovkin is the WBA and IBF champion, and a bout between the Kazakh fighter and Alvarez would stir up colossal interest among fight fans.

Golvokin is the mandatory challenger for the WBC title and it was hoped a fight between the pair would be arranged.

Alvarez has, however, issued a statement insisting he will continue negotiating a fight with Golovkin and to finalize a deal as quickly as possible but he will not be forced into the ring by artificial deadlines.

“After much consideration, today, I instructed my team at Golden Boy Promotions to continue negotiating a fight with Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and to finalize a deal as quickly as possible.

“I also informed the WBC that I will vacate its title.

“For the entirety of my career, I have taken the fights that no one wanted because I fear no man. Never has that been more true than today.

“I will fight ‘GGG,’ and I will beat ‘GGG’ but I will not be forced into the ring by artificial deadlines.

“I am hopeful that by putting aside this ticking clock, the two teams can now negotiate this fight, and ‘GGG’ and I can get in the ring as soon as possible and give the fans the fight they want to see,” he said.

Manny Pacquiao Returns To Manila

pacquiaoManny Pacquiao has returned to his home town (Manila) on Wednesday, following the defeat by Floyd Mayweather in their world Welterweight super-fight on May 2.

Pacquiao said, “I will focus on healing my shoulder. After that, I will announce continuing my career or retirement,”.

“I’m not saying I am going to retire, but it’s near. I’m already 36, turning 37 this December,” he said.

Despite an unanimous points defeat in Las Vegas, Pacquiao, a six-weight world champion, was welcomed back to the Philippines by fans as he paraded through the streets of Manila on the back of a truck.

Pacquiao, who is also a Congressman in his home country, had his arm supported by a sling, following surgery on his injured shoulder – a problem he said had hampered him during the fight with Mayweather.

The new figures released by American networks Showtime and HBO said the fight shattered the previous record for total pay-per-view buys with 4.4million purchases of the fight in the United States alone.

That generated $400m (£254m) in domestic sales while total revenue is expected to exceed $500m (£318m).

Following the fight, the undefeated American (Mayweather) called Pacquiao a “sore loser” and has ruled out a rematch, but Pacquiao, who is facing a Nevada law suit after being accused of failing to announce his injury prior to the bout, said he would consider fighting again.

“I (would) like that. I want that. But my focus right now is my shoulder, my work as a congressman and my family,” he said.

Pacquiao also said he had accepted his defeat by Mayweather, adding that after reviewing the fight on video, he still believed he won by a slim margin.

“I reviewed the fight and kept score. I won by two points, but a decision has been made and we have to accept it,”.

Mayweather Beats Pacquiao In Fight Of The Century

MayweatherFloyd Mayweather (Jr) beat Manny Pacquiao on points in their welterweight face-off in Las Vegas, United States of America (USA) on Saturday night.

The American had to use all his skills and a telling reach advantage to remain undefeated after 48 professional bouts.

He won the “Fight of the Century” by 116-112 on two cards and 118-110 on the third, proving himself to be the world’s best boxer of his era.

“When the history books are written, it was worth the wait,” Mayweather said in the ring after a four-belt unification bout that was more than five years in the making.

He is now the WBC, WBA and WBO welterweight champion.

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Mayweather opened the scoring with a couple of rights to win the opening round, using his reach advantage well.

This prompted Pacquiao to try to force the pace from the second and by the third, the spectators were getting their money’s worth.

“Manny Pacquiao is a hell of a fighter, I see now why he is at the pinnacle of boxing,” the 38-year-old Mayweather said after an emotional embrace with Pacquiao. “I’m a smart fighter, I outboxed him.

“We knew what we had to do. He’s a tough competitor… a very awkward fighter and I had to take my time and watch him closely.”

Pacquiao, on the other hand, stunned Mayweather with a telling left in the fourth, forcing the American to cover up.

The Filipino said after the fight that he thought he had won it but not many observers agreed.Boxing: Mayweather vs Pacquiao

Both boxers had their moments as the fight turned into everything the experts had predicted.

The fight between the duo, however, was one that appeared never to happen as Pacquiao resisted Mayweather’s demands for blood-testing for five years.

Muhammad Ali to be crowned king of boxing

Former heavy weight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali will be named the ‘King of Boxing’ at the 50th convention of the World Boxing Council (WBC)

The event will begin Monday December 3-8 in Mexico’s Caribbean coastal resort of Cancun and will have over 100 champs and ex-champs to attend the convention.

The “crowning” of Ali will be one of the main events at the convention celebrating the 50th year of the WBC, which is headed by Mexican Jose Sulaiman.

Mr Sulaiman who has been the WBC president since 1975 mentioned that “It will be recognition for an entire life of greatness, there is nobody in the world who has done what Ali has done.”

He added that Ali deserved the honor “which he needs more” at this point in his life.

The former world champion has suffered from Parkinson’s for years.

The WBC was founded in 1963 by Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos

Haye spoiling for a Klitschko fight after Chisora demolition

British boxer David Haye after fifth round final pounding of heavyweight boxer, Briton Dereck Chisora on Saturday declared he is ready to throw fists with Vitali Klitschko.

Haye, a former heavy weight and cruiserweight initially lost one of his world titles to Wladimir Klitschko, little brother to Vladimir and he was criticised for not showing a good performance despite his claims that he had a broken nose before the fight.

But David Haye managed to do what Vitali failed to do in the last defence of his World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title in February which is knocking out Chisora.

But Haye felt an amount of redemption after twice leaving Chisora slumped on the canvas at Upton Park, from left hooks and hopes it will earn him another crack at a Klitschko.

Wladimir, who holds three of the world title belts, insists he is not interested in a rematch with Haye for the moment.

Vitali, who holds the other world title belt, was linked with a defence against Haye earlier this year.

But WBC champion Vitali’s next challenger on September 10 is Germany-based Syrian Manuel Charr, who gate-crashed the Haye-Chisora post-fight press conference to announce he would be prepared to fight Haye once he beats the WBC champion.

Haye, however, expects Vitali to prevail and hopes to face the Ukrainian later this year or in 2013.

“I held a version of the world heavyweight championship and I would like to regain a version of the world heavyweight championship,” Haye told a news conference.

“If Vitali beats this gentleman [Manuel Charr] I would love to challenge him for his title. If it’s not meant to be, so be it.

“If this was my last performance, I have gone out with a bang and everyone is happy. After a performance like that and him getting on, if you were one of his advisers you wouldn’t tell Vitali to fight me.

“I’ve proved my punching power against someone who pushed Vitali to the wire. It was a measuring stick to show how I performed against his last opponent.

“I would be very confident of beating Vitali.”

Vitali, 40, may well retire after facing Charr to pursue a full-time political career, which would leave Haye trying to convince Wladimir, 36, to give him a rematch.

Haye’s rediscovered his knockout power – he has stopped 24 of 25 opponents – against Chisora and was well ahead on all three scorecards at the time of the stoppage, with one judge scoring it 40-36 and the other two seeing it 39-37.

But Haye had to take some shots from Chisora, who kept marching forward until he was caught by a brilliant left hook in the fifth round. Another quick right sent Chisora stumbling backwards onto the canvas.

He got to his feet at the count of seven but after a ferocious onslaught, he was left open and Haye seized his chance with a swinging left hook to the jaw.

This time, referee Luis Pabon waved the contest over as Chisora sluggishly got to his feet.

But after the distasteful pre-fight trash-talk, which followed the pair’s punch-up at a press conference following Chisora’s point’s loss to Vitali in February, the two Londoners embraced in the ring.

Haye then paid tribute to Zimbabwe-born Chisora, who has lived in London since the age of 16.

“It was tough,” he said. “I thought it would be easier than it was but I trained for it to be tough. I trained for the best Dereck Chisora and that guy turned up.

“He stepped up a level here and took some amazing shots and landed some amazing shots. It felt like a great fight. After sharing the ring with Dereck I have a new-found respect for him.”

Chisora, 28, will pay Haye #20,000 for him to donate to a charity after the pair had a bet on their fight for the minor World Boxing Association (WBA) and World Boxing Organisation (WBO) International heavyweight titles.

“For a split second I didn’t concentrate and it was the sort of shot that puts you down,” said Chisora.

“Vitali has not got power and isn’t interested in fighting anymore, so David probably wins.”