In the words of one boxing pundit, it would have been “promotional suicide” for rival British heavyweight stars to have fought on the same night. Yet for a time, it looked as though the world heavyweight king and the newly crowned IBF heavyweight champ would indeed go head-to-head on rival shows on July 9th. But today, in speaking with BBC Sport, Joshua said it is “most unlikely” he will now box on July 9th.… Read Article
Earlier today, Tyson Fury was at the official press conference to announce both his July 9th rematch with Wladimir Klitschko and his cousin, Hughie Fury’s fight with Fred Kassi, set for April 30th. And as usual, the reigning heavyweight champion was not lost for words. Speaking about the upcoming rematch and on new IBF champ Anthony Joshua, Fury gave the gathered media plenty to write about.
When speaking about Joshua – who, Fury says, only … Read Article
Tyson Fury’s long-awaited rematch with Ukrainian boxing legend Wladimir Klitschko was confirmed today to take place at the Manchester Arena on Saturday 9th July. The mega-fight will be broadcast exclusively live on BoxNation.
The iconic venue has witnessed some colossal showdowns over the years including Mancunian legend Ricky Hatton’s unforgettable world title victory over Kostya Tszyu; Welsh legend Joe Calzaghe treated fight fans to a boxing master-class against Jeff Lacy; countless Naseem Hamed and Nigel … Read Article
After many speculations, the date for the rematch between Wladimir Klitschko and the current WBA Super Champion, WBO and IBO World Champion and “Ring Magazine” Champion, Tyson Fury, is officially announced.… Read Article
As fight fans are probably aware, Peter Fury, trainer and uncle of heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, announced yesterday that the awaited return fight with Wladimir Klitschko will go ahead in Manchester on July 9th. Numerous web sites ran the exciting news story, but it seems not everyone is convinced the fight will actually happen in Manchester, perhaps not even on that date.
We have yet to hear or read any official announcement from Klitschko or … Read Article
BoxNation have secured the exclusive UK live TV rights for Unified World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury’s highly-anticipated rematch against the legendary Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday 9th July at a venue in the North-West of England to be announced by promoters Hennessy Sports and K2 Promotions.
The exciting news follows hot-on-the-heels of the recent announcement that The Channel Of Champion also acquired the exclusive live rights to the sensational showdown between British boxing hero and former … Read Article
Bored from waiting, and waiting, and waiting for something to be announced regarding the Tyson Fury-Wladimir Klitschko rematch? If so, Peter Fury’s recent Tweet might help you. The trainer and uncle of the reigning heavyweight champion wrote the following on social media a few hours ago:
The boxing world (usually) moves fast, and though hugely hyped British heavyweight star Anthony Joshua has yet to defeat reigning and defending IBF champion Charles Martin in what is being looked at as his first real test as a pro, his promoter Eddie Hearn is already being asked questions about who Joshua will fight next.
Due to one fight and any progress with regards to its official announcement being very much on the slow side … Read Article
Imagine if Twitter had been around when Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier were caught up in THE grudge-match series to end all grudge-match series. Back then, in the 1970s, fighters had to make do with up close and personal verbal attacks on one another when it came to attempts at shifting tickets and scoring mental points over your opponent. Ali and Frazier met in a number of staged taunting sessions, with the two all-time greats … Read Article
It’s been 18 years since London-born Lennox Lewis tore the lineal title, in March 1998, from Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs, to add to the WBC belt he already owned. Back then, former world title holder Frank Bruno had not fought for two years, but Norfolk’s Herbie Hide still held the WBO strap, he’d won from Tony Tucker the previous year. The mid-late 90s is possibly the most successful spell in British heavyweight history, but now, … Read Article