Only boxing can offer such drama. And when it comes to the heavyweights, it happens with such thunder that it feels as if the ceiling has fallen in. Anthony Joshua suffered his first, dramatic shock defeat of his career against challenger Andy Ruiz Jr after being stopped in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden. Joshua
Unbeaten British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will return to the ring against German Tom Schwarz on June 15, fighting for the first time in Las Vegas, Nevada, promoter Top Rank confirmed this weekend. Fury, 27-0 with 1 drawn and 19 knockouts, still labels himself the “lineal champion” despite vacating in 2016 the several versions of
Former middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin will fight undefeated Canadian Steve Rolls in June as he returns to the ring following his defeat to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez last year, organisers said on Tuesday. Golovkin, 37 will take on Rolls on June 8 at Madison Square Garden, New York, as he launches a comeback that could
Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight crown here Saturday after battling to a split decision draw against Britain’s Tyson Fury in a pulsating 12-round battle. Wilder had Fury on the canvas twice, including a spectacular final round knockdown, but was unable to get the knockout victory he had promised to deliver at the Staples Centre.
Britain’s Anthony Joshua retained his world heavyweight titles by inflicting the first stoppage defeat of Alexander Povetkin’s professional career with a ruthless seventh-round finish at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. A previously close contest turned in Joshua’s favour decisively when he sent the Russian crashing to the canvas with a straight right hand and left hook.
David Haye has announced his retirement from professional boxing following his second straight defeat to fellow British figher Tony Bellew last month. The former WBA world heavyweight champion proved shot beyond doubt when, in their rematch at London’s O2 Arena, he was dropped three times before being stopped in the fifth round. At 37, Haye’s
American Deontay Wilder recovered from a seventh-round scare to retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight title on Saturday and keep intact his record of knocking out every opponent he has faced. Wilder knocked down Cuba’s Luis Ortiz three times in the fight, finishing off the previously unbeaten challenger with a right uppercut as the referee
Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder was ordered to perform 60 hours of community service on Thursday after being found guilty of misdemeanor marijuana possession. The 32-year-old American, who last fought in November when he beat Haitian-Canadian Bermane Stiverne with a first-round knockout to retain his WBC heavyweight title, was arrested in Alabama last June. Wilder,
British rivals Tony Bellew and David Haye have agreed to a second instalment of their heavyweight grudge match in December. Former light-heavyweight and cruiserweight Bellew stepped up to the heavyweight class to hand former world champion Haye just the third defeat of his career in London in March. But Haye fought for five of their
Rio Ferdinand has confirmed reports he is to become a professional boxer. The former Manchester United defender took to social media to announce that he was training to become a professional boxer early on Tuesday. The project, called ‘Defender to Contender’ will see the 38-year-old attain a British Boxing Board of Control (BBBOC) licence, with