Where next for Anthony Joshua
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Where Next for Anthony Joshua?

Where next for Anthony Joshua is the question on everybody’s lips. After his impressive 7th round stoppage of number one contender Alexander Povetkin.  Here we rank the chances of him facing each of the top 3 contenders.

Deontay Wilder

This is the fight that Joshua’s team say they want. Negotiations between the 2 have been going on for months, if not years, but a deal has yet to be agreed. AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn claims that they have offered Wilder big money, more than he’d make against anyone else, but Wilder claims he deserves a lot more. Wilder looks set to be fighting Tyson Fury in December which confuses matters somewhat. If Wilder loses, then there is not a lot of point in AJ trying to get the Bronze Bomber to agree to a deal and his value will go down dramatically.

Chances – 7/10

Dillian Whyte

The next mandatory Joshua may have looks likely to be Dillian Whyte. Whyte won a controversial points decision against Joseph Parker earlier this year and has fought AJ before, in a bout where Joshua handed Whyte his only loss. Whyte is also a potential fight for Deontay Wilder, although that looks unlikely now that the Fury fight has been agreed. The unpredictability of the Fury Wilder fight makes a potential Joshua Whyte rematch more likely, as it will be a lot easier to negotiate than a Joshua Fury bout, which could be given a short deadline if Whyte becomes the mandatory challenger.

Chances – 8/10

Tyson Fury

The undefeated Gypsy King is back and he is taking on all comers. A fight with Anthony Joshua would be one of the biggest in British boxing history, and it is fair to say they’re not fans of each other. The only way Fury can make this fight happen though, is with a convincing win over Deontay Wilder. Even then, negotiations may prove difficult due to the bad blood between the pair. This fight must happen at some point though so why not next? The build-up alone will be electric and the fight would sell out Wembley Stadium in seconds. First up for Fury, though, is Wilder and he must show the quality he showed when he beat Wladimir Klitschko if he is going to dethrone the Bronze Bomber.

Chances – 4/10

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Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin Preview

This Saturday sees the return of the undefeated Anthony Joshua (21-0; 20 KOs) and his opponent Alexander Povetkin (34-1; 24 KOs). Joshua has all four belts on the line – all the major Heavyweight titles aside from Deontay Wilder’s WBC belt. Ring Magazine ranks Joshua at Number 1 in the division, whilst Povetkin in ranked Number 3. The fight takes place this Saturday, September 22 live from Wembley Stadium.

Earlier this year, it looked like the fight we would be seeing here in Wembley was the much-discussed Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder super fight. However, negotiations fell through, to all our dismay. Whilst this may not be the bout we all had hoped for this is still a huge first by all matters.

Fighter Information

Joshua: 28 years old | 6’6” | 82” reach | orthodox stance
Povetkin: 39 years old | 6’2” | 75” reach | orthodox stance

Recent Fights

Joshua: W – Joseph Parker (UD) | W – Carlos Takam (TKO) | W – Wladimir Klitschko (TKO)
Povetkin: W – David Price (KO) | W – Christian Hammer (UD) | W – Andriy Rudenko (UD)

How did they get here?

Anthony Joshua is what the world has wanted in a Heavyweight champion for an extremely long time. He’s exciting, he’s powerful, he’s technically brilliant, he fights are all must see – he’s a great champion. Ever since he won his 2012 Olympic Gold medal in London, he has been a star in the making but he really made his mark with his 2017 win over Klitschko. That was the best Heavyweight boxing fight in many, many years and proof that Joshua belonged at the top. He silenced any doubters that he had surrounding him with that one victory. Last time out, he faced fellow new generation Heavyweight Joseph Parker, and for the first time ever, Joshua was taken to a decision. However, the fight was never in doubt.

Alexander Povetkin is a 13-year pro, who, like Joshua, started his career with an Olympic Gold medal  – though 1o years before Joshua at the 2004 games. He went undefeated for 8 years and 26 fights before getting a big fight against Wladimir Klitschko. Ultimately losing to a very ‘Klitchko Style’ decision. Povetkin is 8-0 since which is great, but the big story of his career currently was drugs test, more to the point failing them. Povetkin has failed two, and both times it has led to a very high profile fight being cancelled, first against Wilder, then against Bermane Stiverne. Along the way, he received a lifetime ban from the WBC which was later rescinded(stupidly). This is probably his last shot at a big title, but frankly, he has no chance.

Predictions

Maybe, it’s the patriotic side of me that thinks this will be a walk in the park for Joshua. Maybe, I should think Povetkin has more of a chance here. But, let’s not kid ourselves Joshua is the best heavyweight on the planet (Tyson Fury may think differently), Povetkin is 39 YEARS OLD, he should be in a retirement home already realistically. Joshua walks away from this fight unscathed and with all 4 belts still around his waist.

Joshua to win by KO (Round 4)

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Tyson Fury to fight Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury to Fight Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury found time to prod his heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder as the Englishman gets ready for another comeback fight, with Francesco Pianeta at Windsor Park on Saturday.
The previous world champs return to boxing proceeds with an encounter against the accomplished Pianeta in Belfast, where the American WBC champion will be at ringside in his role as a TV analyst for BT Sport, which is screening the show.
Arrangements for the two to meet in December are at an advanced stage and should Fury defeat Pianeta, one of the division’s super-battles will draw a stage nearer.

Tyson Fury

“If I come through this then Wilder has the chance to fight me for the lineal championship. Let’s face it, he’s not really fought anybody and he’s had 40 fights,” Fury said.
Pianeta, conceived in Italy however situated in Germany, has lost just four of his 40 battles, with Wladimir Klitschko, Ruslan Chagaev and Oliver McCall the greater names on his list.
“I study my heavyweights and I know he’s fought some good men. He’s a big strong fella and he knows that if he wins he will fight Wilder instead of me,” Fury said. “He’s going to try to knock me out. Hopefully he won’t be successful and we’ll put on a show.
“He’s southpaw, which is a lot more awkward because there aren’t many of them in the division, so it’s hard to get sparring. But every southpaw I’ve ever fought I’ve knocked out.
“What you’re likely to see from me on Saturday is a heavyweight Sugar Ray Leonard. Anything less is a failure. Judge me on that comment – a heavyweight Sugar Ray Leonard.”

The Return

Fury made his return in June following more than two years out of the ring by overpowering Sefer Seferi inside four rounds having shed in the region of 10st in order to get back in the ring.
“The old Tyson Fury is gone, never to be seen again. The new Tyson Fury is here now. All I can promise is to put on a good fight,” he said.
“I do want to win a world title again so I have to raise my game after three years out of the game nearly and ballooning up to 28 stones. To lose that weight has been mentally and physically draining and to do it there has to be a want in the brain and I have that. That’s why I’m a sick boxer and I win fights.”
– Uncle Sam
Tyson Fury Comeback
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Comeback ‘Gypsy King’

Tyson Fury Comeback

Tyson Fury comeback to the ring for the first time in nearly three years against 39-year-old Albanian fighter, Sefer Seferi on Saturday, June 9th.

The self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ has not fought a professional boxing match since November 2015, when beating Wladimir Klitschko to win the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

From the man himself;

“These Albanian fellas are very, very teak tough. That’s why I picked someone who is very tough.

I need the rounds because I’ve been out for how many days I don’t know, I’ve been out for a long time.

I need rounds. I don’t need a knockout after ten seconds. I need someone who’s tough, can take the punches and who can keep coming forward and put me under pressure.”

Whilst this isn’t much of an outright betting heat with Tyson Fury being 1/100, William Hill has got some interesting markets regarding round betting.

9/4 Tyson Fury 1-3

7/4 Tyson Fury 4-6

11/4 Tyson Fury 7-9

12/1 Tyson Fury 10

My advice would be the 7-9 round betting from Tyson’s comments!

– Uncle Sam