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Oleksandr Usyk beats Anthony Joshua

– – Oleksandr Usyk is the new unified heavyweight world champion after dethroning Anthony Joshua with an incredible performance in London. The Ukrainian put on a masterclass in front of 65,000 fans inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, outclassing Joshua over 12 rounds, and hurting the defending champion on numerous occasions. The scorecards – 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 – were all for Usyk and there was a mere shrug of the shoulders from Joshua as the second defeat of his professional career was confirmed. Having seen a fight with fellow Briton Tyson Fury…

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Joshua, Ruiz rematch to take place in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua will fight heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch in Saudi Arabia. Promoters of the bout made the announcement on Friday with the fight set for December 7. The fight will take place in Diriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage site of Al-Turaif, located on the outskirts of the capital Riyadh. The fight, dubbed ‘Clash on the Dunes’, will see Joshua hoping to win back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he lost to Ruiz Jr. He lost those titles in New York in June…

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Anthony Joshua wants to get his boxing “passion back”

Anthony Joshua says he is determined to get his “passion” back for boxing ahead of his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr later this year. The British heavyweight lost his WBA, IBF and WBO world titles with a shock defeat by Ruiz on 1 June. That was the first professional loss of Joshua’s career and the 29-year-old is desperate to prove it was a one off. “I feel strong enough and I feel I can correct my wrongs,” Joshua told Sky Sports. “I need to be around as many boxing people…

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