Tag

Anthony Joshua

Browsing

Anthony Joshua Agrees Fight Against Jermaine Franklin

Anthony Joshua agreed to fight Jermaine Franklin as ther former heavyweight champion set to back on the ring on 1 April.

Anthony Joshua being quiet after he tastes a back-to-back defeats to Oleksandr Usyk, falling short in their August rematch having lost the titles to the undefeated Ukrainian in September 2021.

His return is now looming large with Franklin set to be his first test under new trainer Derrick James, according to the Mail.

Franklin came to London just last November to take on Dillian Whyte, giving the Brixton heavyweight a stern examination before falling to a majority decision defeat, with one ringside judge scoring the fight a draw.

Franklin has previously won all 21 of his professional fights, knocking out 14 of his opponents.

 

Read Also: Tyson Fury Reveals Why Anthony Joshua Fight Will Never Happen

 

He will take on a fighter desperate to get back to winning ways in Joshua, who has now lost three of his last five fights dating back to his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr in the summer of 2019.

Recent losses have temporarily removed Joshua from the world title picture, with WBC champion Tyson Fury and IBF, WBO and WBA king Usyk set to meet in March or April to crown the heavyweight division’s first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is still confident of delivering huge fights in 2023 with a rematch with Whyte slated for the summer.

Tyson Fury Reveals Why Anthony Joshua Fight Will Never Happen

Tyson Fury Clash with Anthony Joshua is all what boxing lovers are looking up to be possible.

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury admits his proposed fight with Anthony Joshua will never happen.

Fury and Joshua had been in extensive talks for a fight to be held on December 3, but negotiations broke down last month with Fury publicly declaring that Joshua had missed his deadline.

Fury said he remains undefeated, the Gypsy King is aiming for a unification bout against Oleksandr Usyk in early 2023.

Boxing fans were left disappointed after Britain’s two major heavyweights failed to reach

an agreement over a December fight, and Fury now feels that a future bout with Joshua is unlikely.

Asked if he will ever face Joshua, Fury told talkSPORT: ‘I don’t think so.

 

Read Also: ‘Idiot. Coward.’ Tyson Fury Slam Anthony Joshua And Call Off The Fight

 

Fury:

‘They are too hard to work with, too difficult and you can’t make someone do something they don’t want to do.

‘You can’t make a fight that somebody else doesn’t want.

‘No matter how much willing I am to make a fight, if the other participant doesn’t want to do it for whatever reason, they are not going to do it.

I don’t believe you could have dragged him there with a JCB.

‘It’s a lack of balls. If you are in charge and you’re assertive and you’re the man of your team, you tell the team to make the fight happen if you really want it.

If you don’t want it, you find a million excuses why.’

Fury will now fight Derek Chisora on December 3 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

‘Idiot. Coward.’ Tyson Fury Slam Anthony Joshua And Call Off The Fight

Tyson Fury has call off his much-anticipated showdown with long-time heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua will not happen after the younger Brit missed Monday’s deadline to sign the fight contract.

Although all parties had appeared confident that terms would be agreed just a few weeks ago,

Fury felt talks were dragging and gave AJ a deadline of 5pm on Monday to put pen to paper otherwise he would walk away from negotiations.

Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, had taken a dim view of Fury’s ultimatum – particularly given that they had a nine-day wait to receive the contract in the first place, partly owing to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Even the Gypsy King’s own promoter, Frank Warren, had played down his fighter’s comments and he met with Hearn on Monday, as well as broadcasters DAZN and BT Sport, to try and iron out a deal.

But Fury is adamant that the fight will not take place and is standing by his strict deadline,

calling out Joshua and claiming he will never give his compatriot another shot at the WBC heavyweight title again.

 

Read Also: Tyson Fury Reveals His Next Opponent If Anthony Joshua Failed To Meet Up Monday 5pm Deadline

 

Fury:

‘Well guys it’s official, D-Day has come and gone.’

‘It’s gone past 5pm on Monday, no contract has been signed. It’s officially over for Joshua.

He’s now out in the cold with the wolf pack. Forget about it.

‘Idiot. Coward. S**t house. Body Builder. Always knew it.

I always knew you didn’t have the minerals to fight the Gypsy King.

‘Regardless of what the f**k you say now, I don’t really care.

Good luck with your career and your life. End of. Peace out.’

Tyson Fury Reveals His Next Opponent To Fight If Anthony Joshua Failed To Meet Up Monday 5pm Deadline

Tyson Fury and Joshua fight appeared to be close to an agreement, but it now seems to be ebbing away as the Gypsy King has imposed a strict deadline on AJ.

Fury says that he will be fighting Manuel Charr next unless Anthony Joshua signs the contract to face him before 5pm on Monday.

Joshua wants the fight, but his team will not agree to signing a contract until they are happy with the details, which they are not at present.

Fury is insisting that the paperwork is completed by 5pm on Monday (26 September) or he will move on to a clash with 37-year-old

Manuel Charr, who has amassed a record of 37-4 , although his only victories since 2017 have been over Christopher Lovejoy and Nikola Milacic.

 

Read Also: Anthony Joshua Accepts Terms To Fight Tyson Fury In All-British Heavyweight

 

The unbeaten heavyweight champion said in an Instagram video on Monday:

‘Today is D-Day, people! F***ing D-Day! You’re going to sign the contract you big p***y or are you not going to sign it?

‘When [Deontay] Wilder sent me the contract for Wilder I, I signed it within 24 hours because I wanted to smash his face in.

You’ve had the contract 10 days now b**ch, still ain’t signed it.

‘If it’s not done by 5 o’clock today, GK’s moving on.

He fancies himself as a bit of a J Hussy, but really he’s just a big bodybuilding p***y!’

Fury has also started hyping a fight between him and Charr, posting photos of the pair and confirming to the veteran heavyweight that he will be next if AJ runs out of time.

Fury wrote to Charr:

‘If he don’t sign today you are in big G and u can show them how a real man throws down!!’

Charr built up a record of 21-0 by mid-2012 and earned himself a shot at then WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, but was stopped by the Ukrainian in the fourth round.

He has since suffered defeats to Alexander Povetkin, Johann Duhaupas and Mairis Breidis

but is now on a five-fight win streak, although that is over six years and against uninspiring opposition.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn predicted that it would be Fury vs Charr on 3 December, guessing that it was the Gypsy King’s plan to make it very difficult for AJ to sign a contract so he could move on to Charr.

Hearn told IFL TV on Friday:

‘I think Tyson Fury is fighting Manuel Charr, in all honestly, the more I think about it.

We’ve all agreed to work hard on a contract. we got the contract last Saturday and it was all over the place.

Since then, we have had calls as recently as yesterday getting it in the right place.

‘I think they want us to run out of time. We are not just going to sign a contract that isn’t in the right format or isn’t in the best interest of Anthony Joshua.

The terms are agreed. But we have to go into the position where were are negotiating with broadcasters.

‘Honesty, hand on heart, I think what Fury will do is [say] “oh this taking too long”.

The fight is 3 December. The fight can sell itself in 24 hours.

We are under no time constraints. It has got to be right.’

Speaking on Sunday, Joshua did not confirm that he would, or even could, meet the deadline as he intends to sign the contract but it is with his legal team.

Joshua:

‘I’ve been signing contracts for years. It’s not in my hands, it’s with the legal team.’

‘That’s why you hire lawyers. If you know the history of boxing make sure you get the legal terms right, that’s why you get good management and good lawyers to make sure you get your business right.’

‘Of course I’m going to sign the contract, it’s just with some lawyers at the minute.’

Anthony Joshua Accepts Terms To Fight Tyson Fury In All-British Heavyweight

Anthony Joshua’s management team, 258MGT, have announced that they have “accepted all terms” to fight Tyson Fury, meaning after years of gesturing, the iconic British duo will finally fight.

258MGT added that they were now awaiting a response from Fury’s team, to which Frank WarrenFury’s promoter – replied: “Contract will be with you very soon.”

The fight is set to take place on December 3 with the Principality Stadium reportedly to host the event.

 

Read Also: “Anthony, Don’t Stop.” :Oleksandr Usyk Offers To Help Anthony Joshua Ahead Of A Potential Clash With Tyson Fury

 

A Joshua-Fury all-British super-fight has been mooted for years.

They were meant to fight in August 2021 in Saudi Arabia after the pair had agreed to a 50-50 purse, and then a re-match with a 60–40 split in favour of the winner.

However, after an arbitration judge ruled that Deontay Wilder was entitled to a third fight against Fury, their paths diverged.

Joshua was ordered to fight WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk, a fight the Brit lost at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25.

Fury fought and beat Wilder on October 9 in Las Vegas, and last fought in April of this year.

The 34-year-old knocked out Dillian Whyte in front of 96,000 fans at Wembley Stadium to retain his WBC heavyweight title, but he said afterwards that he was to retire from the sport – a stance that would soon soften.

Then after Joshua failed to regain his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts from Usyk last month, the chance of the fight looked remote.

But, after it emerged that a unification fight between Usyk would have to wait until 2023, Fury offered Joshua a 60-40 purse to fight in late 2022.

They offered two dates: November 26 at Wembley or December 3 at the Principality Stadium, with Joshua’s team reportedly agreeing to the latter.

Fury has a record of 33 fights, 32 wins and one draw while Joshua’s reads 27 fights, 24 wins and three losses.

“Anthony, Don’t Stop.” :Oleksandr Usyk Offers To Help Anthony Joshua Ahead Of A Potential Clash With Tyson Fury

Oleksandr Usyk may turn from foe to friend for Anthony Joshua, as he has offered his help ahead of a Tyson Fury clash.

Over the last year, Joshua and Usyk have battled it out in the ring over 24 rounds in two separate fights, with the Ukrainian coming out on top on both occasions.

Now, an opportunity has fallen in Joshua’s lap to get another shot at the heavyweight world title, as WBC champion Fury has called AJ out to fight.

Fury initially wanted an undisputed clash with Usyk, but the Ukrainian has said he does not want to fight again until next year, as he needs to recover from injuries and spend time with family.

 

Read Also: “Let’s Me Know If You Are Interested” Tyson Fury Challenges Anthony Joshua

 

This has opened the door for a ‘Battle of Britain’ fight between Fury and Joshua and so far, negotiations seem to be progressing.

Joshua has recently accepted an offer of a 60/40 split from Fury and the only sticking points are around the date and the terms of a rematch clause.

After his second loss to Usyk, there were fans and pundits advising Joshua to retire,

but the Ukrainian believes the Brit has a lot more to offer and would even be willing to help him in the next stage of his boxing career.

 

“If he needs my help, I will go to his camp and help him,” Usyk told Sky Sports via Boxing Scene.

“He is not 40 years old, he is 33, so he should keep working.

“Anthony, don’t stop.

“I understand that he wanted to win against me, but Anthony can’t give up. He must go forward.”

"Let's Me Know If You Are Interested" Tyson Fury Challenges Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury has issued an invitation to Anthony Joshua via a video on social media.

The WBC heavyweight champion had put his belt on the table for a possible unification fight with Oleksandr Usyk, holder of the WBA, WBO and IBF titles, which he retained against Joshua.

The Ukrainian fighter’s decision not to step into the ring for the remainder of 2022 has prompted Fury to look for other opponents to put his belt on the line.

 

Read Also: Anthony Joshua Will NOT Retire As Eddie Hearn Targets December Return – Dillian Whyte Or Deontay Wilder Among Potential Target

 

Fury:

“I think you’ve all heard that I’m going to be fighting soon within the next few months.”

“I think that before I announce an opponent that I need to do this just in case.

Anthony Joshua, I know you’ve just lost a fight to Usyk and you’re bout-less at the moment,

and I’d like to give you an opportunity to fight me for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world and the lineal championship in the next few months.

“You’re coming off a 12-round fight, so you’re match fit, you’re ready. I’m giving you a few months’ notice.

“If you’re interested I’ll send you the date over and we can rumble.

A battle of Britain for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.

“Let me know if you’re interested, if not I will select another opponent.”

'Next Fight Is War I'm Done With Losing' - Anthony Joshua Vows To Learn From Oleksandr Usyk Defeat

The former WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight title holder, Anthony Joshua is determined to regain his titles and has promised to learn from his recent defeat.

Joshua was comfortably beaten by Ukranian Oleksandr Usyk  eksandr Usyk in September,

and says he is ‘done with losing’ as he prepares for a potential rematch.

The 32-year-old lost the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles after suffering only his second career defeat, to Usyk in September.

But the boxer is determined to bounce back, declaring ‘war’ on his opponent.

 

Read Also: Anthony Joshua Changing Trainer For Oleksandr Usyk Rematch, Confirms US Coach Ronnie Shields.(Photos)

 

Joshua said:

“I’m done with losing. I’m done with trying to learn the sweet science.”

“[Usyk] might get thrown on the floor in the next fight because this is war.”

“I’m heading into my 12th world title fight now and the learning is done.

It’s done. It’s just war. I’m annoyed. I’m boiling up just speaking about it.”

Joshua has spent time in the United States since losing his titles.y

And while he says he will not split with long-time coach Rob McCracken, he is seeking other inputs into his game.

He said:

“I need a new coach to learn from as well,”

“I will not be basing myself in the States, I am a UK resident.

So I am not going out to the States to find a new coach.

“Rob’s in Lithuania so I need to find a new coach for certain points as I train 10 or 11 months a year.

I need to step away and get some new teachings from trainers who have trained the likes of 13 or 14 world champions.

“I WISH I HAD DONE THESE THINGS SOONER, BUT NOW I CAN GO OUT THERE AND ADD THINGS TO MY GAME.”

Defeat has put on hold any talks of a clash with fellow countryman and WBC belt holder,

Tyson Fury in the near future, a fight yearned for by fans that has been years in the making.

Anthony Joshua Changing Trainer For Oleksandr Usyk Rematch, Confirms US Coach Ronnie Shields.(Photos)

AJ is currently spending time in America following his loss to the Ukrainian last month and has been spotted in various gyms during his trip.

At the end of the Usyk fight, many were left questioning his tactical approach.

As he attempted to outbox the smaller technical genius, rather than use his size and strength advantages.

Questions have also been asked of his training team – led by Rob McCracken – and speculation has subsequently been rife about potential changes.

Last week, AJ posted Snapchats showing himself visiting his mentee Joshua Buatsi in Virgil Hunter’s gym in Hayward, California.

Then, at the weekend, a video emerged showing Joshua hanging out with Canelo Alvarez in Eddy Reynoso’s gym in San Diego, California.

Now, he has been pictured working with Texas-based trainer Shields, who has given an interview and confirmed AJ was doing so because he is looking for a new coach.

“It was them who reached out to me,” Shields told ThaBoxingVoice.

“They reached out to me and they asked me would I be interested in taking a look at AJ.

And he would like to come down to Texas and see if things could work out between him and I.

“I said, ‘Yeah, no problem, I would love to take a look at him, love to see if we can mesh together.’

“It would be great to get him to reclaim his world titles that he lost to Usyk and I think I’ve got the capabilities to help him to do that.

“In the last two days, everything seemed to go well.

The first day was just all talk, we talked for about three or four hours.

“And when he came back today I told him I wanted to do just some light padwork with him just to show him everything we talked about.”

Shields continued:

“We watched a few rounds of the Usyk fight together and I just pointed out some things that I thought he should’ve done that he didn’t do.

“And We had a great talk yesterday, today was even greater.

There’s something I showed him that he said, ‘Man, I was never taught to do this.’

“It surprises me that a guy who was heavyweight champion of the world don’t know certain things.

“Like he said, ‘European boxing is different from boxing in the United States.’

He realised that he had to come to the United States to get something different.”

 

Read Also: Oleksandr Usyk Beats Anthony Joshua By Unanimous Decision

 

Reflecting on the Usyk fight, he added:

“Obviously it wasn’t the right game plan, I told him he didn’t fight like himself.

I think he’s a much better fighter than what he showed in that Usyk fight.

“I watched a few rounds with him, I told him about certain things and he said,

‘Yeah man, that’s what we should’ve done, but we didn’t do it.’

“I don’t know what their game plan was, but obviously it wasn’t the right one.

And I guess he didn’t feel like it was the right one so this is why he wanted to make a change.”

When asked about how they would approach a rematch with Usyk together, Shields divulged:

“I’m going to tell you the first thing he told me when he came here.

“He told me, ‘Listen, I know people don’t think I’m a dog, I’m just a pure boxer.

Look, I’m gonna be a dog in this next fight.’ And that’s his words.

“He told me, ‘I’m gonna be a dog in this fight, I just need you to show me how to be the best dog that you can teach me to be.”

Regarding AJ’s head trainer McCracken, Shields said:

Joshua explained he would only be looking to take one of his current coaches with him moving forwards – Angel Fernandez.

“I spoke to him about some other guy that came with him,” Shields said.

“He explained to me that he really wants this guy there, I told him it’s no problem with me.

“Angel. He told me he wanted Angel to be with him and I told him, ‘Yeah, it’s no problem.’”

Watch the full video of Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev Fight.

Anthony Joshua has knocked out Kubrat Pulev to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight titles on Saturday night at London’s Wembley Arena.

The Briton, who hadn’t fought for 12 months since defeating Andy Ruiz to win back his championship belts, showed some understandable signs of ring rust but still produced a destructive performance in front of 1,000 fans.

ALSO SEE: Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz: Watch The Full Knockdown (Video)

The win, achieved with a ninth-round stoppage off the back of a stunning right hand, now surely sets the table for a titanic all-British clash with WBC and Ring magazine champion Tyson Fury in 2021.

The bout looked all but over in the third with a vicious uppercut flooring the Bulgarian challenger but Joshua surprisingly backed off in the fourth, defying those in the arena keen for an early finish.

 

WATCH VIDEO BELOW