Anthony Joshua - updates

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Joshua-Fury showdown unlikely to be in UK, says promoter

Jun 12, 2020 - 12:34 PM

'Everyone will talk about this fight taking place in the UK but it doesn't work like that,' promoter Eddie Hearn says of the all-British boxing blockbuster

DOMINANT. British boxer Tyson Fury (right) emerges as champion again after battering American Deontay Wilder last February. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Joshua, Fury 'agree deal' for all-British mega-bouts

Jun 11, 2020 - 10:56 AM

Anthony Joshua wants to face fellow British champion Tyson Fury to determine the undisputed king of the heavyweight scene in 2021

ON TOP. Anthony Joshua (right) beats Mexican-American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles last December. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Joshua knee brace at protest march 'precautionary'

Jun 07, 2020 - 1:54 PM

In a Black Lives Matter protest, world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua marches wearing a knee brace following a training incident

POSTPONED. British boxer Anthony Joshua was supposed to fight Kubrat Pulev this month. Photo by AFP

Fury would beat Joshua like he did Wilder – coach

May 09, 2020 - 10:07 PM

With boxing shows suspended due to coronavirus, speculation is rife that a domestic bout between Brits Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could take place

CHAMP. Tyson Fury currently holds the WBC heavyweight title. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Joshua bout may not be behind closed doors – promoter

May 07, 2020 - 4:36 PM

World champion Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title defense may be moved to the Middle East where an audience would possibly be allowed

CHAMP AGAIN. British boxer Anthony Joshua (white trunks) has competed in Saudi Arabia where he reclaimed his world heavyweight crown from Mexican-American Andy Ruiz last December. Photo by AFP

Joshua could prioritize Fury fight in 2020

Apr 04, 2020 - 2:30 PM

A clash between champion compatriots Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury would be one of the most eagerly anticipated contests in British boxing history

British boxer Anthony Joshua (white trunks) competes with Mexican-American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr (golden trunks) during the heavyweight boxing match between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua for the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles in Diriya, near the Saudi capital on December 7, 2019. - Joshua reclaimed his world heavyweight crown from Andy Ruiz, outclassing the Mexican-American to score a unanimous points victory. (Photo by AFP)

Boxing champ Joshua in self-isolation after meeting Prince Charles

Mar 26, 2020 - 9:06 AM

World champion Anthony Joshua says he’s in quarantine after attending an event with coronavirus victim Prince Charles

PRECAUTION. Anthony Joshua is following government guidelines by staying at home. Photo by AFP

Hearn 'ready to conclude' deal for Joshua vs Fury fight

Mar 06, 2020 - 1:03 PM

Eddie Hearn says two British heavyweight champions fighting for the undisputed championship will 'never, ever happen in our lifetime again'

TITLEHOLDER. Anthony Joshua currently holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight belts. Photo from Instagram/@anthonyjoshua

Joshua happy to come home with Pulev fight in London

Mar 03, 2020 - 4:09 PM

'The belts go back up in the air and nothing will stop me from being victorious,' says Joshua

TITLE DEFENSE. Anthony Joshua is set to defend his world heavyweight title against Kubrat Pulev. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Joshua offers to be Fury's sparring partner if it helps him beat Wilder

Dec 18, 2019 - 12:19 PM

'I think Fury would fight me quicker than Wilder would, so, if that's the case, I want him to win. Imagine that fight on British soil,' says Joshua

SPARRING PARTNER. Anthony Joshua wants compatriot Tyson Fury to beat WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Photo from Instagram (@anthonyjoshua)

Ruiz rues three-month party as Joshua avenges loss

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Andy Ruiz weighs in 15 pounds heavier than his fighting weight 6 months ago as he fails to defend his heavyweight titles

REGRET. Andy Ruiz admits he trained too late for his title-retention bout against Anthony Joshua. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Joshua defeats Ruiz to reclaim heavyweight crowns

Dec 08, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Anthony Joshua takes back his IBF, WBA, and WBO titles with a masterclass over Andy Ruiz in their rematch

REDEMPTION. Joshua Anthony exacts revenge on Andy Ruiz, the only man to beat him in the professional ranks. File photo Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Ruiz stuns Joshua – and rattles heavyweight division

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The Mexican-American comes in as a replacement and pulls off one of the biggest upsets in boxing history

NOT IN MY HOUSE. Andy Ruiz spoils Anthony Joshua's US debut. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Ruiz shocks Joshua for heavyweight world title

Jun 02, 2019 - 12:48 PM

Mexican-American underdog Andy Ruiz records a monster upset against three-belt heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua

SHAKEN. Andy Ruiz Jr knocks down Anthony Joshua 4 times during their heavyweight title fight. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Joshua to face new foe as Miller fails second drug test

Apr 20, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Jarrell Miller tests positive for banned substances, leaving heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua scrambling for a new opponent

APPEAL. Undefeated heavyweight boxer Jarrell Miller (right) plans to file an appeal. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Joshua-Miller fight off after New York denies license

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:46 PM

Jarrell Miller plans to appeal the loss of his boxing license ahead of his June 1 bout against heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua

SHOCKED. Heavyweight boxer Jarrell Miller denies taking any banned substance. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Wilder still hopes for Joshua as Fury eyes rematch

Dec 03, 2018 - 10:43 AM

The WBC heavyweight king has always been adamant that he wants to unify the division

PLENTY OF OPTIONS. Deontay Wilder is open to either facing Anthony Joshua or locking horns with Tyson Fury in a rematch. File photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Heavyweight champion Joshua stops Povetkin

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Britain's Anthony Joshua knocks out Alexander Povetkin to retain his world heavyweight titles

KNOCKOUT. Russia's Alexander Povetkin falls backwards as Britain's Anthony Joshua throws a punch to knock him to the canvas in the 7th round during their boxing world heavyweight title fight. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Ex-champ Tyson Fury to make boxing comeback in June

Apr 13, 2018 - 2:05 PM

'I can't wait to get in there and prove I am the best, even after all this time out,' says Fury

COMEBACK. Former British heavyweight world boxing champion Tyson Fury, (left), with promoter Frank Warren, speaks during a press conference to announce Fury's comeback, in central London on April 12, 2018. Photo by Ben Stansall /AFP

Anthony Joshua eager to face Deontay Wilder in heavyweight unification bout

Apr 11, 2018 - 3:28 PM

Joshua owns the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles, while Wilder holds the WBC crown

The week in photos: March 31-April 6, 2018

Apr 07, 2018 - 3:18 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Children look out of the window of a bus upon their arrival at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab after Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from the former rebel bastion's main town of Douma were evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket in Eastern Ghouta on April 3, 2018.Russia-backed regime forces have retaken control of 95 percent of Eastern Ghouta since February 18 through a combination of a deadly air and ground assault and evacuation deals. / AFP PHOTO / Nazeer al-Khatib

Joshua goes the distance before beating Parker in world heavyweight clash

Apr 01, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The victory sees IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua add Joseph Parker's WBO belt to his collection

UNDEFEATED. Anthony Joshua keeps his record spotless with a unanimous decision win over Joseph Parker. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker move closer to heavyweight title unity

Mar 30, 2018 - 12:22 PM

Only one will come out with a spotless record between the two undefeated fighters

Joseph Parker (left) and Anthony Joshua (right) will lock horns on March 31 for the world heavyweight title unification boxing bout. Photos from Geoff Caddick/AFP

Heavyweight Anthony Joshua has eyes only for opponent Joseph Parker

Mar 28, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Joshua says, 'it's 1,000 percent one fight at a time... My future stops on Saturday. One fight at a time. All this talk about Wilder. I'm looking at Parker, he's a champion for a reason'

STARE DOWN. Britain's Anthony Joshua (left) and New Zealand's Joseph Parker face off posing during a press conference in London on March 27, 2018 ahead of their world heavyweight title unification boxing bout. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Charr ends Germany's 85-year wait for a boxing world heavyweight champion

Nov 27, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The Beirut-born Manuel Charr is Germany's first world heavyweight champion since Max Schmeling reigned from 1930-1932

CHAMP. Germany's Manuel Charr (center) raises his fist as Russia's Alexander Ustinov is on his knees during the eighth round of their WBA world heavyweight boxing title bout on November 25, 2017 in Oberhausen, western Germany. Photo by Guido Kirchner/dpa/AFP

Hearn, Haymon to discuss Joshua-Wilder heavyweight unification super-fight

Nov 09, 2017 - 8:29 AM

Eddie Hearn says he'll meet with Deontay Wilder's adviser Al Haymon on Thursday to discuss a fight with Anthony Joshua

POWER. Unbeaten heavyweight titleholders Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder have knocked out a combined 58 of the 59 opponents they've faced. Photos from Facebook

Heavyweight champ Joshua to defend against Pulev

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:47 PM

Anthony Joshua will meet Kubrat Pulev on October 28 in Cardiff Wales

RISING STAR. Anthony Joshua will face the dangerous Bulgarian before setting his sights on the United States. File photo by Sean Dempsey/EPA

Amir Khan accuses heavyweight champ of affair with his wife

Aug 05, 2017 - 2:27 AM

Anthony Joshua denies the claim saying he s into bigger women

TWITTER BEEF. In one of the most unusual Twitter feuds of the day, former world champion Amir Khan blasts his wife, saying she "moved up in the weight classes" with heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua. File photo by Andrew Yates/AFP

Joshua climbs off the canvas to stop Klitschko in heavyweight classic

Apr 30, 2017 - 5:59 AM

Anthony Joshua shows his heart and power knocking down Wladimir Klitschko 3 times before the referee stops the fight

AND STILL. Anthony Joshua survived a sixth round knockdown to come back and stop Wladimir Klitschko. File photo by Sean Dempsey/EPA

Joshua retains heavyweight title by knockout, targets Klitschko

Dec 11, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Anthony Joshua blasts out Eric Molina with a brutal display of power in round 3

RETAINED TITLE. After knocking out Eric Molina, Anthony Joshua is looking to step way up in class with a fight against former heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Britain's Joshua to defend heavyweight title against Molina

Nov 02, 2016 - 10:32 AM

Anthony Joshua will defend his International Boxing Federation IBF world heavyweight title against Eric Molina in Manchester on December 10

TITLE DEFENSE. British boxer Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF world heavyweight title against American Eric Molina. Photo by BEN STANSALL / AFP

Boxing: Joshua to defend IBF title in November

Sep 03, 2016 - 12:54 PM

The undefeated 26 year old s next challenger is to be announced by the end of September

TITLE DEFENSE. British boxer Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF heavyweight title in November. File Photo by BEN STANSALL / AFP

Joshua to defend IBF heavyweight title vs American Breazeale

Apr 25, 2016 - 6:56 PM

Anthony Joshua will defend the title he won with an easy knockout of Charles Martin

FIRST DEFENSE. Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF heavyweight title against unbeaten American Dominic Breazeale. Photo by Sean Dempsey/EPA

Boxing: Joshua wins British heavyweight title with 15th knockout

Dec 13, 2015 - 11:45 AM

Anthony Joshua 26 takes his record to 15 knockouts from 15 fights since turning pro after winning 2012 Olympic gold in London

CHAMPION. Anthony Joshua (R) knocks out Dillian Whyte to take the British heavyweight title on December 12, 2015. Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP