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Joshua vows to reclaim titles in Usyk rematch
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Joshua vows to reclaim titles in Usyk rematch

 Share Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk refused to look away from each other during an intense face-off between the pair ahead of the world heavyweight title rematch. The last time Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua were together in London the former had just handed the latter a punishing 12-round defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to dethrone the champion and take the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles. The fighters returned to the capital for a press conference on Wednesday ahead of their August 20 rematch in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Joshua is on a revenge mission. He insisted he is determined to win this second fight: “I’m definitely hungry, I’m definitely desperate. But at the end of the day how I perform will speak volumes to the masses. “I’m definitely...
“A wreck at the moment, he’s been destroyed mentally, physically and emotionally” Tyson Fury advises Deontay Wilder against making boxing comeback
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“A wreck at the moment, he’s been destroyed mentally, physically and emotionally” Tyson Fury advises Deontay Wilder against making boxing comeback

WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury has advised old foe Deontay Wilder not to consider returning to professional boxing . Widler had a trilogy of fights with Fury. In their first encounter, in 2018, Wilder had a lot of trouble with Fury's boxing style but scored two big knockdowns in the second half of the contest to which earned a draw. In their rematch, which happened in February 2020, Fury dominated and knocked out Wilder in seven rounds to capture the WBC strap but Wilder came up with several allegations against Fury, ranging from the use of drugs, to his costume being too heavy, to his former coach tampering his bottle. He even went as far as saying Fury added something to his gloves and used 'Gypsy' black magic. The third encounter took place in October 2021 - and s...
‘Show me the money’ – Tyson Fury makes dramatic U-turn over retirement and reveals he will fight Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk for the right price
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‘Show me the money’ – Tyson Fury makes dramatic U-turn over retirement and reveals he will fight Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk for the right price

Heavyweight Boxing champion, Tyson Fury has made a dramatic U-turn over his boxing future and confirmed he is '100 percent going to fight again,' if the price is right.  Fury made the decision to retire his gloves after knocking out Dillian Whyte in front of a record Wembley crowd in April.  Fury is expected to face the winner of Oleksandr Usyk's clash with Anthony Joshua and says he would only fight if the money is right. The undefeated boxer also announced he is competing in an exhibition bout against Japanese MMA star Mikuru Asakura He told Queensberry Promotions: 'We have some very exciting news coming. I think the world has been waiting for a plan of action. 'Last week we had a nice Italian down in London and a long conversation about lots of stuff. ...
Floyd Mayweather announces exhibition fight with MMA star Mikuru Asakura
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Floyd Mayweather announces exhibition fight with MMA star Mikuru Asakura

Floyd Mayweather announces exhibition fight with MMA star Mikuru Asakura American boxer, Floyd Mayweather has announced he will face MMA star Mikuru Asakura of Japan in his next exhibition fight in September. 'I got to where I got to by working extremely hard,' Mayweather said. 'I'm always focused. I'm always pushing to be the best. 'It's still a great feeling to travel the world, do these exhibition fights and entertain people from all walks of life. I've seen every style. 'My job is just to go out there, have fun and be my best. September we're going to have fun and entertain people. I'm Floyd Mayweather to him. He's just another opponent to me.' Floyd Mayweather announces exhibition fight with MMA star Mikuru Asakura Mixed martial artist Asakura, a former two-...
Opponent of South African boxer who died after being disoriented admits to having suicidal thoughts because he ‘can’t take it anymore’ following vile abuse online
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Opponent of South African boxer who died after being disoriented admits to having suicidal thoughts because he ‘can’t take it anymore’ following vile abuse online

The opponent of the South African boxer who tragically died after their fight has admitted that he is having suicidal thoughts to take his life due to vile abuse he's been receiving online following the bout. Simiso Buthelezi died at the age of 24, two days after he was filmed disorientated and swinging into thin air during a title fight on Sunday, June 5, in Durban. The boxer was fighting his opponent, Siphesihle Mntungwa in a WBF African lightweight title fight when he became disorientated in the final seconds of the last round.  Buthelezi was just close to victory as he had his opponent through the ropes before losing understanding of the fight. The quick-thinking referee had to end the fight after he noticed something was wrong.  It was lat...
Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk confirmed’ for August 20
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Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk confirmed’ for August 20

Top boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn has confirmed that Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk have agreed on personal terms ahead of their heavyweight title rematch to take place on August 20 in Saudi Arabia. The Ukrainian defeated Joshua by unanimous decision back in September, and the two have been in talks over a rematch ever since then. Finally,  a deal has now been agreed upon for the fight. The fight had been put on hold after originally being planned for July, but, according to The Sun, Hearn has said the rematch is to be announced officially next week. 'Thankfully I don't have to say a couple of weeks anymore,' said Hearn. 'I can say next week 100 per cent you'll get an announcement about that fight. 'The paperwork is now tak...
SAD : South African boxer Simiso Buthelezi dies in hospital at 24, just two days after he was filmed completely disoriented during a fight {VIDEO}
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SAD : South African boxer Simiso Buthelezi dies in hospital at 24, just two days after he was filmed completely disoriented during a fight {VIDEO}

South African boxer, Simiso Buthelezi, has died at the age of 24, two days after he was filmed disorientated and swinging into thin air during a title fight on Sunday, June 5,  The boxer was fighting his opponent, Siphesihle Mntungwa in a WBF African lightweight title fight when he became disorientated in the final seconds of the last round. Buthelezi was just close to victory as he had his opponent through the ropes before losing understanding of the fight. The quick-thinking referee had to end the fight after he noticed something was wrong.  Buthelezi was later confirmed to be receiving medical attention in Durban but on Tuesday night, June 7,  he passed away. 'It is with great sadness for Boxing South Africa and the Buthelezi family to announce the passin...
Manny Pacquiao ‘wants a rematch’ with long-time rival Floyd Mayweather, his manager manager
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Manny Pacquiao ‘wants a rematch’ with long-time rival Floyd Mayweather, his manager manager

Boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao's manager Sean Gibbons has revealed he 'would love' a rematch with Floyd Mayweather this year. Pacquiao and Mayweather faced each other at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2015. But the American won that fight by unanimous decision with fans left frustrated that no rematch took place for Pacquiao to have his revenge. However, the Filipino boxer/politician is keen to get back in the ring with Mayweather,  provided any contest is held with exhibition fight rules.  'Let's go,' Sean Gibbons, head of MP Promotions, told PlanetSport when asked about the potential rematch.  '[I] would love to see it but Mayweather wants none of this smoke due to his ego. Senator Pacquiao would lo...
Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk set to be staged in Saudi Arabia
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Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk set to be staged in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua's rematch with World Heavyweight Boxing champion, Oleksandr Usyk is set to be staged at Jeddah Super Dome, a record-breaking state-of-the-art arena in Saudi Arabia. The date for Joshua's second world heavyweight title fight against Usyk is yet to be confirmed but the management of Jeddah Super Dome has confirmed that it will host the blockbuster bout according to a new report. Jeddah Super Dome is the largest geodesic dome in the world and it stands without pillars with an attendance of up to 40,000. In February this year it hosted WWE Elimination Chamber. According to Sky sports, JSD management, that manages the super dome said it still expects Usyk vs Joshua to be held on July 23, despite recent reports of a delay. Joshua is attempting to regain his...
UPDATE :  Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk ‘delayed until mid-August
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UPDATE : Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk ‘delayed until mid-August

Anthony Joshua's rematch against Oleksandr Usyk has reportedly been pushed back until mid-August. The British-Nigerian boxer is set to face Usyk for a second time this year after losing his unified heavyweight titles when they last collided back in September. Recall, that the rematch between the pair was billed to take place in Saudi Arabia on July 23, but The Telegraph is now reporting that it has been delayed until mid-August due to a dispute surrounding broadcast rights. It is believed their return bout will still be staged out in the Middle East, where Joshua previously reclaimed his unified crown against Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019. The delay will allow him more time to gel with new trainer Robert Garcia amid reports claiming he has joi...
Former unified world champion Amir Khan announces his retirement from boxing aged 35
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Former unified world champion Amir Khan announces his retirement from boxing aged 35

Former Unified boxing champion, Amir Khan has announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 35. Khan, from Bolton, UK announced an end to a career in the sport having won an Olympic silver medal before turning professional and becoming unified world champion, establishing himself as one of the UK's most exciting fighters. Khan became a star in the UK after winning a silver medal at Athena 2004 at the age of 17. A year later he turned professional and won his first world title after beating Andreas Kotelnik in Manchester at just 22. Khan added the IBF title to his collection before facing defeat to Lamont Peterson. He was later reinstated as champion after Peterson failed a drug tests but Khan suffered another setback following a devastating knockout defeat t...
Joshua fine-tunes plans for Usyk rematch
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Joshua fine-tunes plans for Usyk rematch

Anthony Joshua has revealed he has devised a new game-plan ahead of his eagerly anticipated rematch against Oleksandr Usyk. AJ surrendered his IBF, WBO and WBA titles last September following a comprehensive defeat at the hands of the former cruiserweight king. Despite the damaging nature of the defeat, Joshua opted to trigger the rematch clause almost instantly and is likely to face the unbeaten Ukrainian, who recently left his war-torn homeland to begin his training camp, in London at the end of July. In March, Joshua confirmed that his assistant coach, Angel Fernandez, had been promoted in a change to his set-up and the pair have been busy devising a way to avenge last year’s defeat. “The fight with Usyk, in my mind, was going for 12 rounds,” Joshua said, speaking a...
WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury adamant he’s retired and ‘no amount of money’ will change his mind
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WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury adamant he’s retired and ‘no amount of money’ will change his mind

WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury has again reiterated that he is retiring from boxing, stressing that “no amount of money” will tempt him to change the decision. This is coming days after the 33-year-old undefeated WBC heavyweight champion defeated fellow Briton Dillian Whyte via a sixth-round stoppage in front of a 94,000 crowd at Wembley. Speaking on Piers Morgan Uncensored on TalkTV, Fury said: “This is the truth, the gospel truth, nothing but the truth – I’m done. “Every good dog has its day. Like a great Roman leader said, there will always be somebody else to fight. “When is enough enough? I’m happy, I’m healthy, I’ve still got my brains, I can still talk. I’ve got a beautiful wife, I’ve got six kids. I’ve got umpteen ...
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“This ain’t wrestling, this is boxing” – Dillian Whyte claims Tyson Fury cheated in their Fight; Calls for Rematch {VIDEO}

British boxer, Dillian Whyte has asked for a rematch of the fight between himself and the World Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury. Whyte was knocked out by the undefeated Fury at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 in front of a record 94,000 people. After bullying Whyte in the previous 5 rounds, Fury gave Whyte a left uppercut and then shoved him in the 6th round leaving Whyte dazed and unable to continue.  White now says Fury cheated and the match should be rearranged.  Speaking to Sky Sports he urged Fury to accept a rematch. "He full-on pushed me and I fell over and hit my head on the canvas, which is illegal. This ain't wrestling, this is boxing. But, you know, you let Fury do what he wants and get away with it. I should have been all...
Tyson Fury cancels retirement, ready to fight UFC’s Ngannou
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Tyson Fury cancels retirement, ready to fight UFC’s Ngannou

Tyson Fury withdrew his retirement announcement within seconds by calling out UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. The Cameroonian fighter travelled from his home in Las Vegas to Wembley Stadium to watch Fury brutally knock out Dillian Whyte in London on Saturday night. When American broadcaster ESPN got Ngannou into the ring, he and Fury appeared to verbally agree to a fight. In a prior interview with BT Sport, which had happened seconds earlier, Fury had confirmed his long-touted plan to retire from fighting after going unbeaten and defending his heavyweight title on two occasions. But he seems interested in a crossover fight with the hard-hitting UFC champion Ngannou, who is months away from the end of his UFC contract. “This is going to be one very special figh...
BREAKING : Tyson Fury knocks out Dillian Whyte to retain WBC title
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BREAKING : Tyson Fury knocks out Dillian Whyte to retain WBC title

World Boxing Council (WBC) Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury has knocked out challenger, Dillian Whyte in the sixth round to retain his belt. Fury controlled all the rounds in a dominant performance to show that Whyte was no match for his superiority. A huge right uppercut floored Whyte as The Gypsy King took his professional record to 32 wins and a draw from 33 fights. Whyte, after receiving that brutal right uppercut, got to his feet, but he is all over the place and referee Mark Lyson waved it off. In round one, Whyte had come out as a southpaw, but that did not change the game as he got his jab working early on but Fury, the much taller man, landed his first real shot of note halfway through the round and then smoke Whyte in the jaw near the end of it. In round two, ...
Boxing legend, Oscar De La Hoya sued over alleged sexual assaults in 2020
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Boxing legend, Oscar De La Hoya sued over alleged sexual assaults in 2020

Boxing legend, Oscar de La Hoya has been accused of sexual assault in a new civil lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles.  A tequila company executive accused De La Hoya of sexually assaulting her during a trip to the Casa Mexico Tequila distillery in Mexico in March 2020, and then again when they returned to Los Angeles. The lawsuit, filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, claims the woman then 'pushed him from the bed and walked him to his room, opened his door, and immediately returned to her own room'. The tequila company executive said the next morning, after noticing that De La Hoya was missing from a group that was supposed to tour the distillery, she went to his room to wake him up. There, the woman, who remains anonymous, claimed De La Hoya 'p...
Usyk rematch a major setback – Anthony Joshua,
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Usyk rematch a major setback – Anthony Joshua,

Anthony Joshua is unlikely to have home advantage for his world heavyweight rematch with Oleksandr Usyk this summer. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants to stage the rematch back at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium because he feels fighting in London will boost his chances of winning back his belts. But Saudi Arabia have made a site offer which could generate twice as much fighting at Spurs’ home and Hearn says Usyk would prefer to go abroad. Both fighters must agree the venue for the rematch, which has a 50-50 purse split, and Hearn can understand Usyk’s reluctance to return to London. He does not want to hand Joshua home advantage, even though he dethroned Joshua there in September to become a two-weight world champion. “If contracts and site fees that have been offered come t...
Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight rematch against champion Oleksandr Usyk set to take place in Saudi Arabia in June
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Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight rematch against champion Oleksandr Usyk set to take place in Saudi Arabia in June

Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight championship rematch with Ukrainian war hero Oleksandr Usyk is set to take place in Saudi Arabia at the end of June. According to Mail Online, a mega-million-dollars deal to move Joshua's bid to regain his WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles away from London was reached in principal at Middle East time last night, with June 25 earmarked as the most likely date. Joshua lost his heavyweight titles to former cruiserweight king Usyk last September. A rematch between the pair was brought back then, but it was recently put in jeopardy after Usyk returned to Ukraine to help fight against Russian attacks in the country. Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn insisted that the rematch would still take place despit...
Oleksandr Usyk offered chance to leave Ukraine defence forces and train for Anthony Joshua rematch by government
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Oleksandr Usyk offered chance to leave Ukraine defence forces and train for Anthony Joshua rematch by government

Oleksandr Usyk offered chance to leave Ukraine defence forces and train for Anthony Joshua rematch by government Boxing champions, Oleksandr Usyk and Vasyl Lomachenko have both been offered the opportunity to leave the war in Ukraine and train for their potential next fights. According to promoter, Bob Arum, Usyk who has joined the Kyiv Territorial Defense and Lomachenko who has joined the Belgorod-Dnestrovsky Territorial Defense, have been given permission by the Ukraine Ministry of Culture, to leave the front lines and go defend their world titles. Usyk is contractually obligated to a rematch with Anthony Joshua, whom he beat in 2021, next, while Loma is being lined up for a shot at new lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr. However, when Russia invaded Ukraine, bo...
Wembley Stadium to host Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte fight, officially confirmed for April 23
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Wembley Stadium to host Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte fight, officially confirmed for April 23

Tyson Fury's WBC world heavyweight title against  Dillian Whyte has been confirmed to take place on April 23 at Wembley Stadium. The date and venue of the showdown were officially confirmed on Friday February 25, after protracted talks between the two camps over the purse, and once a reunification shot between the ‘Gypsy King’ and Oleksandr Usyk was finally ruled out. Promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and Top Rank, tickets will be on sale exclusively from Ticketmaster at midday on Wednesday, March 2.  “Tyson Fury coming home to fight under the arch at Wembley Stadium is a fitting reward for the No.1 heavyweight in the world following his exploits across the Atlantic in his epic trilogy against Deontay Wilder,” stated Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warre...
UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman went under the knife to repair an injury suffered before his most recent title defense
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UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman went under the knife to repair an injury suffered before his most recent title defense

.The Nigerian Nightmare , 34, broke his right hand just three weeks prior to his UFC 268 clash with Colby Covington last November but opted not to delay the bout and went on to win by unanimous decision.On Monday evening February 7, UFC president Dana White shared graphic images of Usman’s procedure to repair ligament damage in his right hand.Check out the images below if you’re curious about what the inside of a UFC champion’s hand looks likeNigerian UFC star, Kamaru Usman undergoes gruesome surgery to repair a broken hand injury 'Pound for pound best fighter in the world @USMAN84kg had hand ligament surgery today. This is the before and after. See you soon CHAMP,' he tweeted alongside the gruesome pictures of the UFC star's hand.Usman’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN that the cham...
‘I can’t stand still’ – Boxing icon Wladimir Klitschko signs up for Ukraine’s reserve army amid Russia invasion fears
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‘I can’t stand still’ – Boxing icon Wladimir Klitschko signs up for Ukraine’s reserve army amid Russia invasion fears

Former heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has enlisted in Ukraine's reserve army saying that love for his country compelled him to defend it. Klitschko, who is the longest reigning heavyweight champion in history, and dominated the boxing scene with his brother Vitali for over a decade, joined the reserve army on Wednesday, February 2. Ukraine has been preparing for a possible military attack after Russia assembled hundred thousand of troops near Ukraine's borders in recent weeks, though Moscow says it has no plans to invade. Both Wladimir and his brother Vitali Klitschko, the Mayor of Kyiv, were present during the opening of a Territorial Defence Forces recruitment centre in the capital on Wednesday. "One district from here, my little girl is going to scho...
UPDATE :  Anthony Joshua accused of ‘greed’ after late $5m demand to step aside for Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk
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UPDATE : Anthony Joshua accused of ‘greed’ after late $5m demand to step aside for Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury has accused Anthony Joshua of “greedy” after negotiations for him to step aside to allow Fury to fight Oleksandr Usyk broke down, according to promoter Frank Warren.   Warren added Joshua had asked for an additional $5m on top of the multi-million offer already on the table. Joshua is slated to fight Usyk in spring after losing to the Ukrainian in September which resulted in him losing his belts. Fury had wanted his compatriot to allow him to fight Usyk in a unification bout first but talks fell apart. Warren told talkSPORT Fight Night: “When Joshua asked for an extra $5million, he said, ‘Enough is enough,’ and that was it. “He said, ‘I’m not interested, he’s too greedy,’ and that was enough. He...
Anthony Joshua set to  ”accept £15million to stand aside and let Oleksandr Usyk fight Tyson Fury ”
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Anthony Joshua set to ”accept £15million to stand aside and let Oleksandr Usyk fight Tyson Fury ”

Anthony Joshua is reportedly ready to accept a staggering £15million pay-off to step aside and allow rival Tyson Fury to fight Oleksandr Usyk Joshua was beaten by Usyk last September in their mega-fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but has an agreement for a rematch in his contact with the Ukrainian.  Despite that, organizers in the Middle East are instead desperate to schedule a heavyweight unification bout between Fury and Usyk. According to The Telegraph, Joshua is on the brink of accepting £15m to step aside for now and then fight the winner later this year. It would pave the way for a mega year of boxing with WBC champion Fury and IBF, WBA, and WBO belt-holder Usyk finally going head-to-head to unite the division. Dillian Whyte was also in line for a show...
Anthony Joshua falls to fifth place in WBA rankings
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Anthony Joshua falls to fifth place in WBA rankings

Former WBA heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has dropped to fifth place in the latest World Boxing Association rankings. Joshua lost his belts to Oleksandr Usyk in September this year, but is due for a rematch with the Ukrainian southpaw in 2022. Usyk's dominance in the fight may have contributed to WBA's decision to drop Joshuia's ranking among the top 10 heavyweight fighters. READ ALSO : https://snowmediatv.com/2021/11/28/troy-deeney-slams-man-utd-over-imminent-rangnick-appointment/ https://snowmediatv.com/2021/11/27/epl-match-day-13-all-the-result-and-highlights/ https://snowmediatv.com/2021/11/28/8-keys-to-a-more-powerful-prayer-life/ Should the 32-year-old reclaim his title, the chance opens up for a much anticipated undisputed clash with WBC champion Tyson F...
Anthony Joshua confirms he is trailing out trainers in America.
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Anthony Joshua confirms he is trailing out trainers in America.

Britain's heavyweight star travelled to America to train in a series of gyms after losing his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles in a points defeat by Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last month. Joshua says he is open to expanding his training team, but has not parted company with McCracken who guided him to two world title triumphs. Asked if McCracken could remain his trainer, Joshua told IFLTV: "Yeah, and he has to speak to the people I may want to work with and see if he can work with them. "I had the same conversation with Rob, 'I want to work with you, but I also want to work with this guy for six months'. "Rob might tell me, 'You know what champ, this ain't working for me. For the next six months, you do your thing and come and see me after. "It's mature convers...