After months of waiting Oleksandr Usyk and Dereck Chisora will finally meet on October 31, but will former cruiserweight kingpin continue his rise up the heavyweight ladder with a victory over the former world title challenger?
Scottish boxer Josh Taylor puts his WBA and IBF super lightweight titles on the line at York Hall on Saturday against Apinun Khongsong from Thailand, and bookmaker Sky Bet is now offering new and existing customers the chance to claim a boosted 5/1 on him stopping Khongsopng in the first three rounds.
Two of the biggest names in boxing history will finally meet in the ring when Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr collide in an exhibition bout at the Dignity Health Sports Park in California on November 28. Does Tyson still have his phenomenal punching power?
Ukrainian superstar Vasiliy Lomachenko will be looking to unify the lightweight division by taking Teofimo Lopez's IBF belt at Madison Square Garden on October 17. Can Loma take home all the gold?
Jamel Herring defends his WBO junior lightweight title against Jonathan Oquendo on September 5 in Las Vegas as he looks to set up a mouth-watering clash with Carl Frampton. Will Herring keep his belt?
Daniel Dubois will be looking to make light work of his stand-in opponent Ricardo Snijders on August 29 as he warms up for his fight with Joe Joyce in October. Can Dubois claim his 14th stoppage of his career?
Tim Tszyu will be looking to extend his unbeaten record as a professional when he puts his IBO Australasian light-middleweight and WBO Global light middleweight belts on the line against former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn at the Queensland Country Bank Stadium on August 26. Who will come out on top?
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|March 28||David Avanesyan v Josh Kelly||London, England|
|April 4||Miguel Vazquez v Lewis Ritson||Newcastle, England|
|April 11||Daniel Dubois v Joe Joyce||London, England|
|May 2||Dillian Whyte v Alexander Povetkin||Manchester, England|
|May 21||Yuniel Dorticos v Mairis Briedis||Riga, Latvia|
|May 23||Dereck Chisora v Oleksandr Usyk||London, England|
|June 20||Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev||London, England|
|July||Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 3||TBC|
Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev
Anthony Joshua will return home to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles in June and, unsurprisingly, the bookmakers are backing him to enjoy a victorious homecoming at the expense of mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.
Joshua endured a rollercoaster ride in 2019 as he lost his world titles in shocking fashion before regaining them just before Christmas. The unbeaten British heavyweight was expected to make a routine defence of the belts when he made his US debut in June, but late replacement Andy Ruiz Jr shocked the world, recovering from a knockdown to drop Joshua four times and force the referee to wave it off. The champion had looked out of sorts from the moment he left the dressing room and that led to speculation about his health and mental state, but Joshua offered no excuses in the wake of the devastating loss and quickly went about exorcising those demons.
A rematch between Joshua and Ruiz Jr was controversially scheduled for Saudi Arabia last December and the British ace silenced his doubters and proved that the first meeting between the pair was a fluke, out-boxing and picking apart the first ever Mexican heavyweight champion for 12 rounds to get the nod from the judges. Unlike the first meeting, when Joshua foolishly got involved in a fire-fight that went horribly wrong, he stuck to his gameplan and that means once again there is chatter of a unification fight with the winner of the WBC title fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury on February 22.
But before a possible unification bout can take place this year there is the small matter of a mandatory title defence against Kubrat Pulev, and promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that this bout will not be taking place on foreign soil – Joshua’s first outing since regaining the world titles will be on home soil with Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium the front-runner to host the bout.
“We’ve had offers in from the Far East, Middle East, Africa, America, Turkey,” Hearn told Sky Sports News. “[Joshua’s] made it very clear to me, ‘I want to come home. I want to box in London next. I’ve been to Madison Square Garden, I’ve been to Saudi Arabia, bring me home. Forget the other offers, bring me home.’ He wants to fight in London in June and we’re on the verge of making that happen now. Spurs is the front-runner and that’s what he’s asked me to do. We’ll be delivering that for him.”
This would be Joshua’s first fight on British soil since he stopped Alexander Povetkin inside seven rounds at Wembley Stadium in September 2018, and Pulev is determined to play the role of spoiler by ruining the British heavyweight’s homecoming.
“Calm down champ, I see that you are very worried to fight away from home and you are absolutely right to be,” quipped the challenger. “But rest assured, if necessary I’m ready to come to London and bust you up in front of your own fans!”
Pulev went on to insist that no deal has been done between the two camp’s just yet, but appears only a matter of time before the two fighters put pen to paper and the bookmakers have already weighed in with their prediction for the fight – they expect no repeat of Joshua’s shocking slip-up in June 2019. The champion is the clear 1/9 favourite at Paddy Power, with the Irish firm going 5/1 that Pulev shocks the world and becomes world heavyweight champion at the second time of asking (he was knocked out inside five rounds when he challenged Wladimir Klitschko back in November 2014).
Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 3
Tyson Fury became the WBC heavyweight champion of the world when he defeated Deontay Wilder in their rematch. The former champion has revealed there will be a third fight. Who will come out on top?
Tyson Fury did what he said he would do and that was defeat Deontay Wilder to become the WBC, The Ring and Lineal heavyweight champion of the world. He dominated the American with his corner forced to throw in the towel in the seventh round – having already been knocked down twice by the Gypsy King.
That was the first defeat of Wilder’s professional career. He came into their second fight – the first one ended in a controversial draw back in 2018 – with a record of 42-0-1 and having knocked out 41 of his opponents.
A lot has been said since Fury became champion, Wilder revealing that he had little energy because the outfit he wore to the ring was too heavy and he is also considering firing one of his trainers after the towel was thrown in.
He told Yahoo Sports: “He didn’t hurt me at all, but the simple fact is that my uniform was way too heavy for me. I didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight. In the third round, my legs were just shot all the way through.
“A lot of people were telling me, ‘it looked like something was wrong with you’. Something was, but when you’re in the ring, you have to bluff a lot of things.”
The boxing world now wants to see Fury take on WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in a huge British summer fight in the UK to unify the heavyweight division, but Wilder insists he has a rematch clause and he is activating it.
“The rematch is definitely going to happen,” Wilder told The Athletic.
“We’re going to get it on, I want to get right back to it.”
The bookies feel that Fury has Wilder’s number. Everyone was convinced Fury won the first bout that ended in a draw, while there was no doubt who won this one and not many are giving Wilder much chance of getting that belt back from the Gypsy King.