This past June, Andy Ruiz pulled one the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history when he stopped Anthony Joshua in the seventh round. Will history repeat itself?
Usyk did what he was supposed to do and looked great in his heavyweight debut but against the right opponent.
Saturday, October 12th, former undisputed Cruiserweight king, Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12KOs), will take on Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (38-3, 29KOs) at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Usyk was supposed to face Tyrone Spong (14-0, 13KOs), but Spong popped dirty on a VADA drug test.
Predicting that this one would go the distance before the fight, was a long shot to say the least. Let’s take a look back at each quarter of this brawl.
The table has been set for Otto Wallin (20-0, 13KOs, 1 NC) to attempt to dethrone a heavyweight kingpin. The Swede will take on Lineal Heavyweight Champion, the one and only Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20KOs) on Saturday, September 14th in Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena.
On Saturday, June 15, Lineal Heavyweight champ Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (27-0-1, 19KOs) will take on Tom Schwartz (24-0, 16KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. This will be Fury’s first fight on his new ESPN deal.
Heavyweight WBC champ Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (41-0-1, 40KOs) has agreed to a rematch with Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (31-1, 26KOs). The fight date and venue are to be determined, but rumor has it that the fight will take place in September.
“This week has been incredible, and part of the development of Anthony Joshua the fighter and the brand is to take him worldwide and keep growing the incredible profile around the world.”
“It’s another special sporting weekend ahead. What a special arena this is, the most famous in the world. AJ is here lighting up New York with posters everywhere, I thought the workout at Brookfield Place was fantastic yesterday down in the financial district. There’s a real buzz around the city and it’s an honour to be here again and it’s magnificent to have so much talent on display on Saturday night.”
Andy Ruiz Jr. says he is ready to shock the world by ripping the WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World titles from Anthony Joshua this Saturday June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.
Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager said that they were considering three boxers for his next fight. Here is who…
For a late replacement, Ruiz Jr. is pretty good. Some might even argue that Ruiz Jr. is a better opponent than Miller originally was.
It has been nearly 20 years since there was an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and that was Lennox Lews. Take a look at how we could see history repeat itself 20 years later as competition in the heavyweight division is currently white hot.
Anthony Joshua wants a a big name for his April 13th fight, not one who can just fill up seats but one who respectfully deserves it and will come to win. With that being said, the next possible option would be the winner of this Saturday’s rematch between Dillian Whyte (24-1, 17 KO’s) and Dereck Chrisora (29-8, 21 KO’s).
The long awaited fight between American, Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KO’s), and British, Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) takes place tonight on Showtime Pay-Per-View at 9pm EST, live from The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The winner of this will will undoubtedly face fellow heavyweight, Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) to determine who is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.