Boxing news: Lennox Lewis believes Anthony Joshua can only blame himself (Image: GETTY) That’s according to the former British undisputed heavyweight champions, Lennox Lewis. AJ, who currently holds the WBA, WBO and IBF titles looked set to fight Deontay Wilder, but the two parties failed to shake hands on a fight meaning fans will have to wait to see the two trade blows. And now it looks as if the Watford born champion will have to wait even longer to take on the Bronze Bomber. Wilder will now take on Tyson Fury in a rematch, likely to be two weeks before Joshua’s fight with Jarrell Miller. Related articles Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch announcement NOT on Monday Boxing news: Dillian Whyte claims Breazeale will be unable to do THIS Lewis though, does not have any sympathy for Anthony Joshua’s disappointment at the failure to arrange the heavyweight clash. “I don’t think it was complicated to make the Wilder fight, they were in the best spot … [Read more...] about Boxing news: Anthony Joshua can only blame himself for not fighting Deontay Wilder – Lewis
Deontay Wilder and Fury are expected to do battle again after a brilliant first encounter in December. The first bout ended with a draw, despite most believing Tyson Fury had done enough to beat the American. The Gypsy King was put down twice in the fight and a split decision draw was the judges’ verdict. Many reports in the UK have suggested that a rematch will be confirmed on Monday. Related articles Anthony Joshua claim - is this why AJ isn’t fighting Wilder or Fury? Boxing news: Tyson Fury makes surprise Anthony Joshua demand Indeed, Fury’s promoter Frank Warren said: “We will be making an announcement on Monday. “We have been working on a few things so Monday we will be in a position I hope where we can be announcing what the future is for Tyson.” But Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s promoter, says that won’t be the case. When asked whether the rematch will be announced on Monday by World Boxing News, Finkel simply replied: “Not … [Read more...] about Boxing news: Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch announcement NOT on Monday – Finkel
That’s the view of Barry McGuigan with Joshua’s next fight having been announced this week. The heavyweight world champion will head to America on June 1 to fight Jarrell Miller as he looks to defend his WBO, IBF and WBA crowns. The only other man with a heavyweight belt is Deontay Wilder, who holds the WBC strap. The American had been expected to fight Joshua in a battle for the undisputed champion, but is now likely to take part in a rematch with Tyson Fury. Related articles Anthony Joshua: Lennox Lewis savages AJ with Fury vs Wilder claim Boxing news: How Anthony Joshua could LOSE to Jarrell Miller - Whyte The pair had a spectacular fight in December, ending in a draw, in Fury’s first championship fight for three years. That rematch is expected to be announced on Monday, with a bout in New York on May 18 looking likely. And McGuigan believes Joshua is taking a wise option in fighting Miller over the winner of that bout. “Joshua still has some improving … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua claim made – is this why AJ isn’t fighting Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury?
Anthony Joshua has been 'forced' to fight Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller because fans would prefer to see a Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury trilogy according to Lennox Lewis. Lewis, a three-time heavyweight champion of the world, has also claimed that Joshua’s spot as No 1 has diminished after Fury’s dramatic bout with Wilder in December ended in a stunning draw. “Joshua right now has the No 1 spot,” Lewis told Fox Sports Radio. “But after the Fury and Wilder fight I think that it’s diminished.” Related articles Anthony Joshua vs Jarell Miller confirmed: AJ to defend belts in NY Anthony Joshua: Wilder blasts AJ as he breaks silence on Miller fight Fury, who spent over two years away from the ring after beating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, managed to claw himself off the canvas to seal a draw against WBC heavyweight champion Wilder at beginning of December. The WBC then ordered an immediate rematch between the two, which is now, … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua: Lennox Lewis savages AJ with Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder claim
In a stunner, the WBC heavyweight title fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury was ruled a draw. USA TODAY Sports' Martin Rogers breaks down how it happened with a round-by-round analysis of the bout. Decision: No one will be complaining if we get a rematch after this stunning fight. Wilder and the entire crowd thought it was over in Round 12 when Tyson Fury hit the deck. Wilder's fiancee even yelled out congratulations. But it wasn't over, and surely Fury did more than enough, despite the knockdowns, to come out on top. Wilder did not raise his arms as the bell rang. Looks like he knows what is coming. BUT NO! THE FIGHT IS SCORED A DRAW!! Scandalous judging and a huge black eye for boxing. Split decision, with one judge scoring it for each fighter and a third having it as a 113-113 draw. What an embarrassing way for a magnificent fight to end. Wilder got very lucky here and despite what he is now saying, he knows it. Let's hope we see it again. Here is how … [Read more...] about Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fight to controversial draw: Round-by-round analysis