• Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko set date for world heavyweight showdown at Wembley

    Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko set date for world heavyweight showdown at Wembley

    Anthony Joshua  is set to fight Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on April 29.

    IBF world heavyweight champion Joshua makes his second title defence against Eric Molina in Manchester next Saturday.

    Klitschko, 40, has not boxed since losing the IBF, WBA and WBO belts to Fury by a unanimous decision in Germany in November last year.

    The Ukrainian has no plans to fight before facing Joshua, 27, who is unbeaten in 17 pro bouts.

    Hearn hopes to confirm the date and venue very soon […]

  • Joshua-Klitschko spring showdown major step nearer

    Joshua-Klitschko spring showdown major step nearer

    A mouthwatering world heavyweight title showdown early next year between Britain’s Anthony Joshua and former champion Wladimir Klitschko took a major step closer on Wednesday after the WBA sanctioned it.

    The exciting Joshua, 27, who won the IBF title in April after it was voluntarily vacated by troubled compatriot Tyson Fury, must first come through the defence of his belt against solid journeyman Eric Molina in December in Manchester.

    Joshua’s manager Eddie Hearn had originally hoped the Klitschko clash would take place […]

  • Hearn fears Joshua, Klitchsko fight may not hold

    Hearn fears Joshua, Klitchsko fight may not hold

    Promoter Eddie Hearn is frustrated right now, and he is not at all convinced the fight that appeared so close to being made – Wladimir Klitschko versus Anthony Joshua – will actually happen this December as was planned/hoped.

    Speaking with SkySports yesterday, Hearn said he is now waiting on the WBA, who will make a decision soon as to whether or not they will sanction Joshua against Klitschko.

    Hearn, though, said he is “not hopeful,” and spoke of the growing rumours that […]

  • Why Joshua’s fight with Klitschko has not been confirmed

    Why Joshua’s fight with Klitschko has not been confirmed

    Anthony Joshua’s world title fight with Wladimir Klitschko, is yet to be confirmed, because both boxers are waiting to know if the WBA belt will be at stake.

    IBF champion Joshua and Klitschko, have agreed to fight on December 10 at the Manchester Arena.

    However, the Ukrainian wants to reclaim his WBA title after it was vacated by Tyson Fury . Both fighters have now submitted requests for the organisation to sanction the fight.

    Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, is hoping to hear the […]

  • Anthony Joshua will easily beat Wladimir Klitschko – Haye

    Anthony Joshua will easily beat Wladimir Klitschko – Haye

    David Haye believes IBF world champion Anthony Joshua will easily beat Wladimir Klitschko should the pair meet later this year.

    Talks are ongoing about a blockbuster clash between the two heavyweight giants, with Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn revealing the fight is close to being finalised.

    After Klitschko’s rematch against Tyson Fury for the WBA ‘Super’ and WBO versions of the title was called off for a second time, unbeaten champion Joshua admitted he was keen to face the Ukrainian and talks have […]

  • Anthony Joshua confident fight with Wladimir Klitschko will happen

    Anthony Joshua confident fight with Wladimir Klitschko will happen

    Anthony Joshua has said a world title fight between him and Wladimir Klitschko “will get people’s hairs off their skin” and remains optimistic it will happen.

     

    On Wednesday, promoter Eddie Hearn claimed he was ’70 per cent sure’ he can set up a bout between the two boxers.

    Joshua won the IBF world heavyweight title holder against Charles Martin in April and successfully defended it against Dominic Breazeale in June.

    He told Sky Sports News HQ: “It would be amazing for boxing in […]

  • Tyson Fury pulls out of heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko and could now be stripped of his belts

    Tyson Fury pulls out of heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko and could now be stripped of his belts

    Tyson Fury has been forced to pull out of his world heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.

    Fury, who shocked the world by ending Klitschko’s decade-long reign as the No 1 heavyweight, announced he is ‘medically unfit’ to fight.

    Reports in the United States suggested Fury’s withdrawal is due to mental health issues.

    Manchester’s Gypsy King postponed his scheduled summer return bout with Klitschko because of a damaged ankle.

    STATEMENT FROM TYSON FURY’S CAMP

    ‘It is with the deepest regret that we have to […]

  • Fury vs Klitschko rematch called off again

    Fury vs Klitschko rematch called off again

    Tyson Fury’s rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, has been called off for the second time, after he was declared “medically unfit to fight”.

    The Briton was scheduled to defend his WBA and WBO heavyweight titles against Klitschko on October 29 in Manchester .

    He had initially pulled out of the original July 9 date , after suffering an ankle injury and has now suffered a similar set-back in training.

    Fury’s management team, Hennessy Sports, confirmed the news in a statement released on Friday night.

    “It […]

  • Date for Fury/Klitschko rematch confirmed

    Date for Fury/Klitschko rematch confirmed

    Tyson Fury’s camp has confirmed that his world boxing heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, will take place on October 29 in Manchester.

    The British boxer ended Klitschko’s 11-year unbeaten run last November in Dusseldorf, to claim the WBO, WBA and IBF belts.

    A rematch was initially scheduled for July this year, but Fury pulled out with an ankle injury.

    “I’m delighted that we can finally get the fight back on. We can now focus on giving the fans what they deserve,” Fury’s […]