Latest Anthony Joshua News

Joshua looking for new opponent for debut fight in US

Apr. 19, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua's debut fight in the United States won't now be against Jarrell Miller, according to Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn, after a second alleged doping violation by the American boxer. Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts, had been scheduled to...

Joshua's US debut in doubt because of opponent's failed test

Apr. 17, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua's debut fight in the United States could be in doubt after his promoter said the world heavyweight champion's opponent has failed a doping test. Eddie Hearn says in a Twitter post that Joshua's camp has been informed by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association that there was an...

Golovkin to return June 8 at Madison Square Garden

Apr. 16, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gennady Golovkin will fight for the first time since losing to Canelo Alvarez when he meets Canadian Steve Rolls on June 8 at Madison Square Garden. Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) has been out of action since Alvarez edged him in their rematch last September in Las Vegas. The longtime...

Column: Cleaning up the mess in boxing's heavyweight class

Mar. 26, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

Lennox Lewis always wanted to fight everybody, and did so often enough to become the last person to hold all the major heavyweight titles at the same time. That meant Riddick Bowe, even after Bowe threw a title belt in a garbage can to avoid him. It also meant Mike Tyson, even after Tyson threatened to eat his...

Wilder is talking trash and ready for Breazeale at Barclays

Mar. 19, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Not to be outdone by the other heavyweight titleholder, Deontay Wilder showed he can be a champion at trash talk, too. A month after Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller squared off in a nasty, expletive-infused war of words to announce their fight — Joshua owns the major belts other...

Lara, Castano fight to split draw in 154-pound title fight

Mar. 3, 2019 12:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Erislandy Lara and Brian Castano raised their arms, both believing they had won a close, competitive fight. Moments later, they found out neither did. Castano retained his 154-pound title Saturday night when he and former champion Lara fought to a split draw. Judge Kevin Morgan had it...

For boxers Lara, Ortiz, leaving Cuba their toughest fight

Mar. 1, 2019 2:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Ortiz was scared, though not of anything bad happening in the ring. With the heavyweight punching power he possesses in his left hand, "King Kong" doesn't worry too much about getting beat up. But put a guy with his fear of water on a half-day journey by boat, and that's a different...

Wilder-Fury 2 off for now, according to WBC

Feb. 26, 2019 5:01 PM EST

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....