Dangerous game: Joshua fights Ruiz, with others on his mind

New York 05/31/19, 10:54

In front of Anthony Joshua for his U.S. debut will be Andy Ruiz Jr.On Joshua's mind will be more than the defense of his four heavyweight titles Saturday night.As honest as he is undefeated, Joshua says the likes of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and a few other potential opponents aren't ...

No Fury, no Joshua, but Wilder fired up to fight Breazeale

Sports 05/17/19, 10:54

Whatever disappointment Deontay Wilder may have had in not fighting Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury next is gone.Now the heavyweight champion can't wait to get in the ring with Dominic Breazeale."It's going to be an amazing night for me and a sad night for him," Wilder said.FILE - In this ...

Column: Heavyweights step up, just not against each other

Sports 05/14/19, 14:58

Tyson Fury, the big British heavyweight who breaks into song at the most unexpected moments and would be fun to meet for a beer, will be fighting next month. So will his countryman, Anthony Joshua, who will venture across the pond to make his Garden debut.And then there's Deontay Wilder, ...

Joshua at home in Garden despite never fighting there

Sports 05/06/19, 15:24

On his way to his debut at Madison Square Garden, heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has hit a detour. His planned opponent failed several drug tests.Unfazed by the switch from Jarrrell Miller to Andy Ruiz Jr., Joshua strode into an empty Garden on Monday and was right at home.The holder of ...

Ruiz Jr. replaces Miller as opponent for Anthony Joshua

Sports 05/01/19, 10:58

Andy Ruiz Jr. will look to become Mexico's first heavyweight champion after replacing Jarrell Miller as the opponent for unbeaten WBA, IBF and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua.Miller was withdrawn from the June 1 fight at Madison Square Garden after doping violations.The 29-year-old Ruiz Jr., who is based in California, gets ...

Wilder-Fury 2 off for now, according to WBC

Sports 02/26/19, 17:00

The WBC heavyweight title rematch between champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is off for now.The two fought to a draw in December and were negotiating a rematch. But WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said Tuesday he received confirmation from Fury that the challenger would look elsewhere for his next bout."Deontay ...

Heavyweights Joshua, Miller hurl insults instead of leather

New York 02/19/19, 15:24

Staring contests, shouting matches, some shoving. Even a near mix-up with some members of the audience.All part of the pregame show, if you will, when heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and challenger Jarrell Miller shared a makeshift stage at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.The title fight, Joshua's U.S. debut, isn't until ...

Heavyweight champ Joshua to make US debut against Miller

Sports 02/13/19, 13:14

The Anthony Joshua roadshow is finally heading to the United States. Not to fight the only other heavyweight champion, though.The four-title champion will make his American boxing debut when he defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1."I plan to ...

Column: Wilder and Fury step up in heavyweight title fight

Sports 11/28/18, 02:29

Just how well Deontay Wilder's heavyweight title defense Saturday night against Tyson Fury in Los Angeles will do at the box office is a question mark. For all the power in his right hand, Wilder is still trying to build his brand and Fury is largely an enigma in the ...

‘We want Wilder’: Team Joshua eager to fix unification fight

Sports 09/23/18, 08:08

No sooner had Anthony Joshua brutally dispatched another pretender to his heavyweight titles than attention turned to who the British fighter would face next as he seeks to clean up boxing's most glamorous division.An eagerly anticipated fight on Dec. 1 will go a long way to clearing that up.Deontay Wilder, ...

Joshua stops Povetkin in 7th round, keeps heavyweight titles

Sports 09/22/18, 18:18

Anthony Joshua has retained his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium.Joshua, who fought with a suspected broken nose from the second round, sent Povetkin to the canvas with a big right midway through the seventh and was unloading a flurry ...

Joshua back ‘home’ to face Povetkin for heavyweight titles

Sports 09/20/18, 10:18

This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his whirlwind six-year journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion.Deontay Wilder should have been the opponent, Las Vegas potentially the venue. Instead, Joshua has to take a detour.Boxers, Britain's Anthony Joshua, left, and Russia's Alexander Povetkin pose ...

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