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Tyson Fury has been out in Australia, watching Joe Parker. He's been negotiating with Queensland to have a fight there. Dempsey McKean was the front runner, then cruiserweight Jai Opetaia. Nothing seems to have come of those. Now, Fury is claiming he's sent Anthony Joshua a contract for a September fight. Turns out the contract hasn't arrived.

Joshua looking for an opponent for early August. Dillian Whyte's name mentioned a lot but seems AJ doesn't want to give him a payday.

Usyk's team has outbid Frank Warren, to fight Daniel Dubois (WBA mandatory) in Poland. Daniel has switched trainers to Don Charles (Chisora's former trainer). Charles not keen on Daniel taking the fight. The fight is scheduled for Poland.

Wilder - no news. Must still be celebrating beating the ancient Robert Helenius.

The Saudi December card still seems to be happening, negotiations ongoing. Bob Arum let it slip that Fury will be there. Joshua vs Wilder both camps seem keen. Usyk's team want the December fight with Fury.

But, who will these guys fight before December?

 

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On 5/27/2023 at 12:33 PM, WelshDevilRob said:

Tyson Fury has been out in Australia, watching Joe Parker. He's been negotiating with Queensland to have a fight there. Dempsey McKean was the front runner, then cruiserweight Jai Opetaia. Nothing seems to have come of those. Now, Fury is claiming he's sent Anthony Joshua a contract for a September fight. Turns out the contract hasn't arrived.

Joshua looking for an opponent for early August. Dillian Whyte's name mentioned a lot but seems AJ doesn't want to give him a payday.

Usyk's team has outbid Frank Warren, to fight Daniel Dubois (WBA mandatory) in Poland. Daniel has switched trainers to Don Charles (Chisora's former trainer). Charles not keen on Daniel taking the fight. The fight is scheduled for Poland.

Wilder - no news. Must still be celebrating beating the ancient Robert Helenius.

The Saudi December card still seems to be happening, negotiations ongoing. Bob Arum let it slip that Fury will be there. Joshua vs Wilder both camps seem keen. Usyk's team want the December fight with Fury.

But, who will these guys fight before December?

 

 

- - Bobfather is over 90 years old with hard miles. Depending on him and Flubber is like throwing pearls before swine.

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Fury isn't out of the same mould as the old heavyweights - he doesn't want to fight anyone - they all wanted to fight each other to the death or the belts, gone are the days when the fighters told the management who THEY were fighting - not the other way round like a game of 3D chess with the 0 more important than the fighting.

AJ is going to have to be managed very carefully - Sperm's cash-cow is a couple of rounds away from oblivion and retirement. Sperm has already lost Clenelo and AJ the Wembley-filler is all but washed up. His Dazn days could be numbered, nothing to see here - please move along Eddie and Barry, your bus to the retirement home is waiting.

Wouldn't surprise me at all if Dazn don't move for Top Rank or the PBC.

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On 5/31/2023 at 11:42 PM, selij said:

Fury isn't out of the same mould as the old heavyweights - he doesn't want to fight anyone - they all wanted to fight each other to the death or the belts, gone are the days when the fighters told the management who THEY were fighting - not the other way round like a game of 3D chess with the 0 more important than the fighting.

 

I agree to an extent but three fights with Wilder suggests differently, they are head and shoulders above every other HW on the planet and he fought him three times; for me the problem with Fury is that his ego has inflated to the point that his head is nearly ready to pop, greatness is no longer the motivation, its become solely about the money and if he cannot achieve ridiculous purse splits in his favour he walks away; when a fighter begins to trade off his own hype all reason seems to go.

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Cmon, he can't SERIOUSLY mean that he wanna fight OPETAIA?!? A guy that is not even big for a cruiser of today. That would be pretty much like the Cunningham fight, except Fury likely wouldn't be down first like in that one. Opetaia should focus on the cruisers, get a fight against someone like Badou Jack or even fight Briedis again. 

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Joshua vs Whyte rematch confirmed for August 12th at the O2 Arena in London

British Heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte will meet in an explosive rematch at The O2 in London on Saturday August 12, shown exclusively live on DAZN around the world and on DAZN PPV in the UK and Ireland.

Two-time unified Heavyweight World Champion Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) and former World Title challenger Whyte (29-3, 19 KOs) lock horns again nearly eight years on from their wild British Title clash in Greenwich, which Joshua won by a huge seventh-round stoppage to end a thrilling war.

Brixton’s Whyte has a long-running rivalry with Joshua, having beaten the Watford man on points as an amateur back in 2009 before Joshua won an Olympic gold medal at London 2012 which kick-started his meteoric rise to global stardom.

Read more: https://www.ringnews24.com/2023/07/06/joshua-vs-whyte-rematch-confirmed-for-august-12th-at-the-o2-arena-in-london/

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On 6/4/2023 at 1:50 AM, mofo2 said:

I agree to an extent but three fights with Wilder suggests differently, they are head and shoulders above every other HW on the planet and he fought him three times; for me the problem with Fury is that his ego has inflated to the point that his head is nearly ready to pop, greatness is no longer the motivation, its become solely about the money and if he cannot achieve ridiculous purse splits in his favour he walks away; when a fighter begins to trade off his own hype all reason seems to go.

--- Flubber knows he's shot after Deyonce. Ducked to the two best heavies today, Usyk and AJ.

Closer to Big Dummy Bowe who scrapped in the HOF after a dozen hit and miss years.

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15 minutes ago, LondonRingRules said:

--- Flubber knows he's shot after Deyonce. Ducked to the two best heavies today, Usyk and AJ.

Closer to Big Dummy Bowe who scrapped in the HOF after a dozen hit and miss years.

He hasnt ducked anyone, he is driven by money, he beats the lot of them, USYK IS FAR too small

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On 7/8/2023 at 2:00 PM, mofo2 said:

He hasnt ducked anyone, he is driven by money, he beats the lot of them, USYK IS FAR too small

--- He and Deyonce turned down record purses to fight AJ in his American debut as did several other top 10s.

They were all angling for the low hanging spoiling fruit of Deyonce. 

Then Flubber turned down the $150 mil 50/50 Saudi Split to fight the Deyonce rematch for peanuts. 

Meanwhile Usyk accepted record paydays twice to fight AJ and now Flubber ducking him.

Light in the Loafers Flubber just looking for easy exhibition $$$ for now after having been stripped of every belt he ever owned save his ill begotten WBC that stinks so bad even Mauricio is gagging, but maggots don't gag as you know...yeah!!!

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On 7/11/2023 at 3:51 PM, LondonRingRules said:

--- He and Deyonce turned down record purses to fight AJ in his American debut as did several other top 10s.

They were all angling for the low hanging spoiling fruit of Deyonce. 

Then Flubber turned down the $150 mil 50/50 Saudi Split to fight the Deyonce rematch for peanuts. 

Meanwhile Usyk accepted record paydays twice to fight AJ and now Flubber ducking him.

Light in the Loafers Flubber just looking for easy exhibition $$$ for now after having been stripped of every belt he ever owned save his ill begotten WBC that stinks so bad even Mauricio is gagging, but maggots don't gag as you know...yeah!!!

Yeah cos AJ is such a monster in the division, he was petrified 😂 Usyk has a gripe for sure, but at the same time Fury has organised a fight where he gets paid twice as much with no risk; as I say money is his motivation nothing else; the two best fighters in the division are him and Wilder, there isnt a contest with anyone else.

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--- AJ been making record career purses since he turned pro. 

Flubber had to hook up with the mob and flee to America and Arum because he couldn't compete with AJ after his shame of his Wlad debacle retired him.

He's years behind redemption with nary a miracle in sight unless this MMA beast bum rushes him with a Knockout for the ages.

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Whyte's 'adverse' doping test forces cancellation of Joshua bout

Agence France-Presse

Dillian Whyte's "adverse analytical findings" from a random anti-doping test have prompted the cancellation of his heavyweight clash with Anthony Joshua.

The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association said a "random anti-doping protocol" undertaken by Whyte had returned the adverse findings, leading to the all-British grudge match being called off.

Joshua's rematch with Whyte had been due to take place at London's O2 Arena on August 12.

Fight promoter Matchroom said in a statement: "Today, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) informed Matchroom, the Association of Boxing Commissions and the British Boxing Board of Control that Dillian Whyte had returned adverse analytical findings as part of a random anti-doping protocol.

"In light of this news, the fight will be cancelled and a full investigation will be conducted."

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No loss.

 

 

They should give Fabio Wardley a shot.    Still Brit vs Brit,  and Wardley has a belt.

 

The only problem is,  although a cheating POS,  Wardley would likely destroy AJ.   

But heck, Fast Eddie would still get to cash out his crippled cow.

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On 8/5/2023 at 6:43 PM, Cableaddict said:

No loss.

 

 

They should give Fabio Wardley a shot.    Still Brit vs Brit,  and Wardley has a belt.

 

The only problem is,  although a cheating POS,  Wardley would likely destroy AJ.   

But heck, Fast Eddie would still get to cash out his crippled cow.

The same Fabio that went life and death with Nathan Gorman? Limited amateur background. He was a potential to be on this card, not sure why he wasn't. If, he's been in training then bring him in. Getting sparked out cold by Joshua, won't ruin his career and he'll still be British champion.

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7 hours ago, WelshDevilRob said:

The same Fabio that went life and death with Nathan Gorman? Limited amateur background. He was a potential to be on this card, not sure why he wasn't. If, he's been in training then bring him in. Getting sparked out cold by Joshua, won't ruin his career and he'll still be British champion.

 

Well first,  Gorman is an extremely decent fighter, and very very tough.

 

Second:  Life and death?  Fabio had a slow start, and took a number of flush shots in the first round,  but wasn't phased at all.  The commentators were clueless, or were just trying to make the fight seems more exciting than it was.  Gorman, on the other hand, went down three times before the end.

 

And third, after completely dominating round 2,  Wardley took the constantly-clinching Gorman out in under three rounds.  It took The Dubious One five rounds.

 

Man, you're hard to please !

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--- That's why Josh should nix Fury/Wilder and all those other drugged out baddies as his career already pretty much set in stone and can't take many more pullouts. 

I was surprised he gave Dillion a shot, but Whyte shyte the bucket yet again and needs to retire before further disgrace.

Good for Helenius at the end of his career. He could win the Jackpot and earn a Usyk fight. If the ABCs strip Usyk or Flubber, Josh vs the winner of Joyce vs Zhang or Hrgovic would be fantastic. Don't think McKean is a factor any more than Campbell Hatton...sheesh!!!

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Well, not as exciting as Wardley,  but I've always liked Helenius so I'm glad to see him get one more big payday.

 

Sadly, he's clearly on the far side of that big hill.   Still, it's an interesting matchup, and Rob definitely has a chance to pull the upset.

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I like the undercard as it's a mix of Heavyweights, at different stages of their careers. Fights should be eventful.

Chisora didn't sound too great at the press conference. Seems he's only on the card cos his Saudi backers are paying his wage.

The main event could give us a few rounds. Helenius looks in great shape, after his recent win. I doubt Helenius will fight dumb as he did against Wilder. But, I'd be shocked if he's still standing after 12 rounds.

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