‘He is being Heir to heavyweight throne’ He can’t beat me’ – Deontay Wilder called out by fighter Tyson Fury tipped 

The ‘Bronze Bomber’ is expected to face Zhilei Zhang in June as he looks to bounce back from a shock defeat to Joseph Parker, and will not be short of options if he returns to winning ways.

One of those is American prospect Jared Anderson, who Wilder’s former foe Tyson Fury has tipped to reach the pinnacle of the division and become the next world champion.

Anderson, who takes on Ryad Merhy on April 13, believes his domestic counterpart would be no match for him.

“I respect Deontay,” he said. “I think he has one hell of a punch.

“But he can’t beat me, and I’m just going to leave it at that. I’m too much of a well-rounded boxer, and I’m going to beat him in great fashion.

“The biggest thing they’ve been telling me is to stay the course and continue to try to get better every day.

“So that when they do pop up with that big name to put me on the map for the world to see, that I am 100-percent ready, and that I don’t have to get ready.”

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Anderson has 16 wins since starting his undefeated professional career, with his most notable victory coming against former world champion Charles Martin in June 2023.

The ‘Real Big Baby’ sparred with Fury for his showdown with Dillian Whyte in April, and the ‘Gypsy King’ was seriously impressed with the rising star.

He tipped Anderson as the ‘heir to the throne’, and it will be words that will inspire Anderson to move on to big things.

The countdown has begun” Tyson Fury , No Bad Blood With Anthony Joshua, But Focus Is on Oleksandr Usyk

The countdown has begun for the undisputed heavyweight showdown between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk rescheduled for May 18.

Fury held a press conference at Mazuma Stadium in Morecambe, U.K., alongside promoter Frank Warren on Wednesday, and a full five weeks ahead of his collision with Usyk, a separate media frenzy has begun regarding a long-discussed bout with domestic rival and two-time heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua.

The pair were set to collide in 2022, but due to contractual mishaps, Fury instead concluded a trilogy with Deontay Wilder while Joshua faced – and fell to – Usyk. Harsh words have often been traded between both camps since.

Will the bad blood linger until Fury-Joshua can finally be made?

“What about? Being called a dosser or a sausage?” Fury said. “What’s really been said? Has he ever said anything to me that’s personal – or me to him? I don’t think so.

“If he was here now, we would go for a beer over there and a jam sandwich, or I would take him out for fish and chips. I would take him back to my house to meet my kids and take a picture. What, do you think there is bad blood between two professional boxers? Behave yourself.”

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Joshua has since rebounded to become the next-best heavyweight after the two champions, with impressive stoppage victories over Otto Wallin and Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia. With Wilder falling from the pack after a loss to Joseph Parker, it’s now Joshua’s name being linked with the winner of Fury-Usyk. It has been widely reported that there have been discussions for a future bout to take place at Wembley Stadium.

“It won’t be at Wembley Stadium when that happens,” Fury said. “If you are paying $200 million for something, are you going to do it in someone else’s country? Doubt that. Maybe in the rematch, yeah – if there is a rematch.

“The way I look at it is that Joshua is an old dosser and he’s got to wait his turn because he had his chance with Usyk, and he lost fair and square. He already lost to Usyk not once, but twice. So that puts him at the back of the queue, and he has to wait until I’ve dealt with your man.

“I can’t overlook Usyk. Usyk is not going to say, ‘Alright then, I don’t want my 75 million that I’m getting in the rematch. Please just give me 50 grand to step aside.’ You really think that is going to happen? I don’t think so.”

Saudi Arabia : London Tyson Fury Insists He Will hardly clash with Anthony Joshua In Saudi Arabia, London

Tyson Fury, who will face WBO heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia on May 18, stressed that he plans to fight Joshua once in Saudi Arabia and once in London.

The British boxer noted that he can only face Joshua after beating Usyk on May 18 in an undisputed bout and then in a rematch on a yet-to-be-determined date.

According to the WBC reigning champion, Usyk, who beat Joshua twice in 2022, was paid heavily to lose to him on May 18.

“If you are Usyk and you are paid a lot of money to lose against me but you already have the rematch then why would you not want it? Unless Turki wants to give him something like £ 50 million to step aside – but as far as I know nobody wants to throw away that sort of money for free,” Fury told a press conference.

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Usyk beat the old sausage twice – Joshua lost two attempts at him. The first was a boxing lesson and the second was at least a bit closer. But he lost them both fair and square and even had a bit of a meltdown in the ring after the second one. He lost, he had his chance and he lost, so now it is my turn and Usyk’s turn and it’s not about him. But after I have dealt with Usyk twice, then I will deal with the Joshua sausage twice, once in Saudi and once over here in London. I will have two fried sausages sizzling in a pan, instead of one.”

Recall that Tyson Fury and Usyk’s fight ought to have happened before now, but the bout had to be postponed because the Briton was nursing an injury he sustained in the bout between him and crossover boxer Francis Ngannou.

Ahead of the May bout, Fury stressed that he had an advantage over Usyk even though the Ukrainian boxer came from the cruiserweight category and defeated Joshua twice.

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“It’s not personal, it’s strictly business for both fighters. There’s a lot of stuff on the line, but I don’t hate him, he doesn’t hate me”, Tyson Fury said

I respect him, as a man, as a fighter. Everyone has to respect the man’s achievements. Good fighter – I have a tough challenge in front of me. But I’m very confident in my ability and I’m very confident I’ll beat the guy. When the cruiserweights step up to the big boys, usually they get found wanting. You can beat the average big ones but you can’t beat the elite big ones, because size really matters.”

Including two against Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury outlines plans for his next TEN fights  – as Gypsy King sets his sights on becoming undisputed world heavyweight champion and boxing’s first billionaire

Tyson fury has put Anthony Joshua on hold as he maps out no fewer than ten more fights which will transform him from a multi millionaire into boxing’s first billionaire.

The much anticipated Battle of the British giants will have to wait until next year as the Gypsy King and Ukrainian war hero Oleksandr Usyk clash twice in 2024 to decide which of them will reign as the first undisputed world heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.

Fury says: ”Unless the contract between Usyk and me isn’t worth the paper it’s written on – and it’s a double bubble worth a helluva lot to both of us – we will be having a rematch after our first fight next month.’

As for Team Joshua’s insistence that AJ and Tyson will be locking horns soon, Fury says: ‘I’ve lost a few million down the years because of contract disputes and no court in the world can refute the legality of the rematch clause in this one.

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‘And why would either the winner or the loser of our first fight want to pull out of a second fight when there’s so much money at stake?’

Neither, is the answer. Not with both men expected to pocket in the region of one hundred million dollars from each fight. Both in Riyadh, the new fight capital of the world. The first on May 18, the second in late October.

On keeping Joshua in abeyance, Fury says: ‘He had his two goes at Usyk and lost both. And he went into meltdown after the second defeat. Now it’s my time.’

Tyson was speaking in his home town of Morecambe as he launched the four week countdown to Usyk 1.

As he addressed the press conference His Excellency Türkie Al Al Sikh, who directs the huge financing of fights in Saudi Arabia, came on a loudspeaker phone to declare: ‘Tyson, you are the diamond in world boxing. You know I want you to be our crown jewel for ten more fights.’

Fury, 35, said: ‘I do know that. ‘ And went on to outline that sequence thus:

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‘Usyk twice this year. Joshua twice next year. ‘Then quicker fights against Daniel Dubois, Joe Joyce, a fourth fight with Deontay Wilder maybe in the US.

‘Then Joseph Parker perhaps followed by European champion Agit Kabayal. Then a trilogy fight with Usyk.’

On the timing he said: ‘ I could fight until I’m 40 and I’m happiest when I’m boxing. But I’d like to knock that lot off in three of four fights a year. Then see what’s next. ‘

Fury is anything but deflated by his recent struggle to get up from a knock down to marginally defeat UFC. Legend Francis Ngannou.

When his promoter Frank Warren and trainer Sugar Hill predicted he would KO the also undefeated Usyk in May to add the WBA, IBF and WBO belts to his WBC title to become the first undisputed champ of the four belt era, Fury joked: ‘I’m tipping Usyk to stop me in the first round!’

Then added: ‘He’s a great champion who deserves all our respect. So don’t say he’s s*** when I bash him up twice. Which I could do every day of the week.’

The sun peeked through the clouds lowering over Morecambe Bay as Fury -looking in host condition for years – began this countdown, to what he calls: ‘My destiny’

All is well again in the Gypsy Kingdom.’

‘I pray he comes out healthy’ – Anthony Joshua worried for Mike Tyson as he predicts Jake Paul will win fight

Anthony Joshua is expecting youth to overcome experience when Jake Paul faces Mike Tyson this summer.

The former heavyweight champion, though, admits he is worried about ‘Iron Mike’s’ health as he gears up to fight a man 31 years his junior.

By the time Tyson, the youngest heavyweight champion in history, climbs into the ring against Paul he will have just celebrated his 58th birthday.

Meanwhile, ‘The Problem Child’ is in his physical prime at 27 years old and is an active professional boxer with 10 fights under his belt (9-1).

The last time Tyson competed was in 2020 when he faced Roy Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition – his first appearance in the ring since hanging up his professional gloves in 2005.

By contrast, Paul has boxed four times since last year, though his second bout as a pro came on the undercard of Tyson vs Jones Jr and scored a knockout of former NBA player Nate Robinson.

When asked to pick a winner in the crossover clash, Joshua told the Jonathan Ross Show, which airs this Saturday on ITV: “He [Mike Tyson] is older now.

“I pray that he comes out healthy. I think Jake Paul [wins] because of youth – that’s the only thing.”

Paul vs Tyson is the latest blockbuster spectacle to see a retired ageing boxer pitted against an influencer.

Three years ago, Paul’s brother Logan fought Floyd Mayweather in a non-scored bout, which paved the way for others to go on and do the same.

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Quizzed on his thoughts about the increase in popularity of influencer boxing matches, Joshua replied: “I personally think it’s really good.

“I think the boxing hardcores, they don’t like it because they think ‘Why are they disrespecting our sport?’

“But I think that person brings all these people into boxing which benefits everyone else. Everyone viewing helps.”

Paul and Tyson square off on July 20 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas – the home of NFL side, the Dallas Cowboys.

Tyson recently confirmed the bout is an exhibition but insisted it will be contested under ‘real fight’ rules and regulations.

Anthony Joshua ‘I’ll use it as fuel’ – A j admits Tyson Fury’s trash talk affects him, and wants to ‘punish’ him for his words

Anthony Joshua insists he will use Tyson Fury’s trash talk to fuel him when they eventually step into the ring together.

AJ has often opted not to engage in back-and-forths with his opponents before fight night but a bout with Fury carries the expectation of a verbal sparring session.

‘The Gypsy King’ has had plenty to say about his fierce rival over the years, and not much of it has been nice.

Joshua claims he has ‘stored up’ all of Fury’s insults and vows to make the lineal heavyweight champion eat his words when they finally duke it out.

“This is one of my rivals, this is someone I want to compete with one day,” Joshua said of Fury during a recent appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show.

“So everything he says, I’ve got it all stored in the back of my memory and when the fight happens, I’m going to use it as a lot of fuel.”

Asked whether trash talk can affect him, Joshua replied: “100 per cent. You take it personally and you meditate on it. You want to punish them for what they said about you.”

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The so-called ‘Battle of Britain’ is one of the most highly-anticipated heavyweight fights in recent history.

But despite multiple attempts at getting the blockbuster clash over the line, it has yet to come to fruition.

Boxing fans have been clawing their eyes out waiting for the heavyweight titans to meet in the squared circle and luckily for them, it looks as though the long-awaited fight will happen sooner rather than later.

Joshua recently admitted that he plans to hang up his gloves in two years time so the clock is ticking for the contest to happen.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s influence means that money, which was previously a point of contention in negotiations, won’t be a problem.

Saudi boxing chief Turki Alalshikh has also helped promoters Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren establish a better business relationship which will no doubt benefit the fight in the long run.

Currently, Fury is tied up by a two-fight deal with Oleksandr Usyk but once they have settled their score Joshua is expected to face his fellow countryman thereafter.

“Because the darts championship happens in December and January, I’m gonna say that Fury vs AJ happens this year,” he told Piers Morgan Uncensored.

“So I’m gonna say Fury vs AJ [happens first].”

Anthony Joshua : Eddie Hearn names worth of  money Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua would earn from fight

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could finally fight later this year – or in 2025 – for the undisputed heavyweight crown if Fury overcomes Oleksandr Usyk on 18 May

Eddie Hearn is adamant that Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury would easily earn at least £100million each from fighting one other. The heavyweights could belatedly meet in the ring later this year or next for a fight first agreed in principle during the summer of 2020.

First, Fury faces unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia on 18 May for the undisputed heavyweight championship. Delayed from 17 February due to a cut Fury sustained during training camp, it is due to be the first of a two-fight deal agreed in November last year.

Coming through both of those bouts unbeaten would set the stage for a much-anticipated meeting with Joshua. In the meantime, the two-time champion will seemingly be fighting the winner of Daniel Dubois versus Filip Hrgovic, scheduled for 1 June, later this year.

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That bout would likely be for the IBF title, with the winner of Fury vs Usyk expected to vacate that belt before the planned rematch. But that fight will come nowhere near earning Joshua as much as finally facing Fury would.

“You are talking north of £100 million, for each guy,” H‌earn has told Piers Morgan Uncensored. Asked by Morgan if that would make it the richest fight ever, the promoter repeated: “Ever. The biggest fight ever.”

Hearn then expanded on how much Matchroom stands to make. “We would do alright. We take a percentage off Anthony Joshua.”

After giving short shrift to the suggestion that they would receive 20%, Hearn later acknowledged the cut would be around 10%. That scenario would leave Joshua making at least £90 million from the fight.

Joshua’s promoter also offered a hint about when the fight could happen. “If Tyson Fury beats Usyk in that first fight, the whole world is going to say, ‘Please don’t do the second fight,'” he remarked.

Fury has also previously acknowledged not wanting a rematch clause in the contract. “We had this big argument this year, I don’t know if you remember when I said ‘no rematch clauses’, but [Usyk] was acting like a little b**** crying over a rematch,” Fury told the DAZN Boxing Show in the build-up to Joshua’s fight against Francis Ngannou.

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But at the time, he also confirmed that a rematch would be taking place. “There’ll be two fights this year [between] me and Usyk, regardless of whatever happens in the first one.”

Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show last weekend, Joshua also showed a willingness to wait for the fight. “I think what they’re saying is be patient because you’ve got Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk for all the belts, and then once that’s done hopefully I can kick down the door and get my opportunity.”

Eddie Hearn Predicts” Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury showdown this year

Eddie Hearn, renowned boxing promoter, has expressed his anticipation for a potential clash between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury later this year. However, he emphasized that Fury must first overcome Oleksandr Usyk, the current obstacle in his path.

The long-anticipated showdown between the two heavyweight superstars, often dubbed a “Battle of Britain,” has been a subject of discussion throughout their illustrious careers. Now, it seems closer to realization than ever before.

While Joshua stands as a prime contender to face the victor of Fury’s forthcoming bout against Usyk, the heavyweight division gears up for potential unification.

Nonetheless, Joshua is slated to confront challenges against Dillian Whyte and Deontay Wilder before eyeing a matchup with the winner of Fury vs Usyk, as confirmed by Hearn, who represents Joshua under Matchroom Boxing.

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Following his recent knockout victory over former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, Joshua is poised to unveil his next opponent, with Hearn overseeing the arrangements.

During a recent interview with Piers Morgan, Hearn touched upon the subject while responding to inquiries about emerging talent in darts, specifically referencing Luke Littler.

“Because the darts Championship happens in December and January, I’m gonna say that Fury vs AJ happens this year,” Hearn stated. “So I’m gonna say Fury vs AJ [happens first]. So I’m gonna say Fury vs AJ [happens first].”

I’m a former UFC champion who beat Brock Lesnar and sold more PPVs than Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder – but I’ve never had $1 million payday

Frank Mir is feeling shortchanged at the end of his MMA career.

During his 23-year run in the sport, Mir has won two UFC titles and picked up high-profile wins over Brock Lesnar, Minotauro Nogueira, and Mirko Cro Cop.

The 44-year-old has also faced legends like Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem, Daniel Cormier, and Shane Carwin – he even fought boxers Kubrat Pulev and Steve Cunningham.

Most of his career was spent in MMA’s premier promotion where he headlined three pay-per-view cards, including UFC 100 which generated 1.6 million buys and is the third best-selling UFC event of all time.

Despite all his success, Mir has never enjoyed a seven-figure payday and it only recently occurred to him that he should’ve made so much more money for his rematch with Lesnar in 2009.

“Not at all,” he told talkSPORT in April 2023 when asked if he feels like he was fairly compensated for UFC 100.

“For example, I saw a boxing match between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder – their second fight – I think we actually beat their pay-per-view buys.”

Fury vs Wilder 2 was the best-performing fight of the trilogy and it only sold around 800,000 PPVs – but that didn’t stop them from making more than $25 million each.

The sheer gulf between the payout he got compared to elite-level boxers, despite outselling them, made Mir curious about the business of MMA.

He added: “Both those guys made multiple millions of dollars, I never hit seven figures.

“That made me realise, ‘Oh, wow! I was the main event of that card, and I didn’t get seven figures and these guys got eight figures.’

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“It blew my mind and that was probably my first opening to go, ‘This card generated $50 million, who made the money?’

Mir is now working with UFL [United Fight League] and believes that by paying fighters their fair share, future legends will be able to live comfortably after retiring.

He said: “When you see an MMA fighter who is struggling after his career, people don’t really say, ‘Oh, he didn’t manage his money well.’ It’s ‘Well, they are not compensated for what they generate.’”

“We are not going to become millionaires off the back of the fighters.

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Mir hasn’t called time on his MMA career yet, despite not competing in the sport since securing a unanimous decision win over Roy Nelson in Bellator five years ago.

The plan is to have two final fights with UFL before walking away from competition and taking up a coaching role as his daughter, Bella Mir, makes her way through the MMA ranks.

Hopefully, Mir will be able to help her secure the million-dollar payday he missed out on.

But not against Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury Fabio Wardley vs Frazer Clarke rematch winner could land ‘Saudi mega-fight

Fabio Wardley or Frazer Clarke could be destined for a mega-money fight in Saudi Arabia.

That is according to talkSPORT boxing analyst Spencer Oliver, who assesssed Wardley and Clarke’s options after their epic heavyweight battle ended in a split draw, with a rematch now looking the most likely option.

Wardley dropped ‘Big Fraze’ in the fourth round but was left with his face in a complete mess by the final bell, after being forced to survive with a horrific broken nose for several rounds.

The winner of any potential sequel will claim the British and Commonwealth titles, and Oliver said during an appearance on talkSPORT, that he expects the winner to compete in the Saudi ‘super league’.

He said: “There is a lot going on in Saudi Arabia with the current landscape of the heavyweights.

“It is all about securing the financial security for your family.

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“That is where all the money is at and all the heavyweights are, it is like a super league out there right now.

“And I think if we go again with the rematch, the winner puts themselves in that mix in Saudi Arabia.

However the former world champion went on to suggest it would be too soon to face either Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury.

He continued: “I think what we saw in the fight is that experience plays a big part.

“Wardley had the experience in the professional ranks, whereas Clarke had the experience as an amateur. But Wardley was able to weather the storm and come back.

The big fights.”