Latest Anthony Joshua News

Whyte survives knockdown to beat Rivas

Jul. 20, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dillian Whyte survived a ninth round knockdown to beat Oscar Rivas in a unanimous points decision and claim the WBC interim heavyweight title on Saturday. It was Whyte's tenth successive victory, following his only loss to Anthony Joshua in 2016, and the Briton now becomes the mandatory...

Andrade retains middleweight title in homecoming fight

Jun. 30, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Demetrius Andrade retained his WBO middleweight title in his first fight in his hometown since he turned professional in 2008 with a unanimous decision over Poland's Majecki Sulecki on Saturday at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. All three judges scored the fight 120-107. Andrade, who...

Eying Alvarez bout, Adrande set to face Sulecki

Jun. 27, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Demetrius Andrade holds one of the four major world middleweight championship belts and wants to fight the man who has the other three, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Before he gets to do that, he has at least one more fight, when he makes the second defense of his World Boxing Organization...

Tyson Fury stays unbeaten, stops Tom Schwarz late 2nd round

Jun. 16, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury put on a show before, during and after his first bout in the fight capital of the world. The British heavyweight star stopped Tom Schwarz with 6 seconds left in the second round Saturday night, packing plenty of entertainment into his brief Las Vegas debut. Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs)...

MacDonald wins, Sonnen quits in Bellator return to MSG

Jun. 15, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rory MacDonald found the conviction needed to keep fighting. Chael Sonnen realized it was time to call it quits. MacDonald shook off his crisis of conscience and defeated Neiman Gracie by unanimous decision to retain his welterweight championship on Friday night in the main event of...

Sin City suits him: Tyson Fury makes Vegas debut vs Schwarz

Jun. 14, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

Although Tyson Fury is the heavyweight division's lineal champion and one of its best fighters in recent years, this British behemoth would be a gifted entertainer in just about any arena. Whether he's performing with brute grace inside the ring or poignantly retelling the story of his battles with substance...

No Garden upset: Golovkin knocks out Rolls in 4th round

Jun. 9, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he has taken care of his return to the ring in typical Triple G fashion, Gennady Golovkin can look ahead. Well aware of the lesson Anthony Joshua learned in the same Madison Square Garden ring last weekend, Golovkin used a vicious left hand to prevent a second Garden shocker. In...

Triple G has multiple gripes about how boxing sets bouts

Jun. 7, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gennady Golovkin has some gripes about the way boxing is handled. Not the competition in the ring itself, but what goes on in arranging top bouts. Triple G will not be facing a highly ranked opponent Saturday night when he fights Steve Rolls at Madison Square Garden, though Rolls is...

Triple G awaits Garden bout knowing what befell Joshua there

Jun. 6, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gennady Golovkin is all too aware of what happened last weekend at Madison Square Garden. He promises a repeat monumental boxing upset won't occur Saturday night when he meets Steve Rolls. Golovkin has been one of his generation's best champions. His two bouts with Canelo Alvarez were...

Historic Andy Ruiz win jolts elation among Mexican Americans

Jun. 5, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Madison Square Garden crowd booed when giant screens showed the chubby challenger, Andy Ruiz Jr., walking to the ring as a big underdog to the charismatic, handsome heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua. But in homes and bars across the American Southwest, Mexican Americans like...