Boxing news: Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury statement, Deontay Wilder slammed, Canelo talks

Boxing news – Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury statement

Matchroom Boxing chairman Barry Hearn has claimed there’s a “50-50” chance we’ll see a heavyweight title unification fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury take place this year.

“Anthony Joshua is probably the easiest boxer I have ever worked with,” he told Betfred.

“He literally will fight anybody and he is very keen on unifying the titles and Tyson has the missing belt.

“Tyson is not afraid of anyone, at the same time. And he knows if he beats Joshua he will be an even bigger global figure.

“The good news about this pile-up of global sport events is that there will be competition for airtime when sport returns and people will not pay for tick-over contests.

“I think we have an excellent chance of seeing that fight. I would say 50-50 it is this year and, if it is not this year, then it’s 95-5 for early 2021.

“I am always confident because it is a big fight. The demand for it is huge but there are complications, as there always are.”

I would say 50-50 it is this year and, if it is not this year, then it’s 95-5 for early 2021.

Barry Hearn on a heavyweight title unification fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

Boxing news – Deontay Wilder slammed

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has been lambasted by Frank Warren for making excuses after his TKO loss to Tyson Fury in February.

“It’s just pathetic,” Warren told IFL TV. “To even be coming up with those ridiculous excuses is just.

“Look, you get beat, you get beat. If anybody should be complaining, it should be Tyson Fury after the first fight when he got robbed.

“That’s the only debate in either of these two fights. First fight he got robbed and the second fight he took him to school.

“He outboxed him, he out-gamed him, he out-punched him and he showed another side of his boxing skills.

“[Wilder] should just get on with it and move on. If he wants the third fight, let’s get it on and he can prove his point in the ring. I don’t think he will.

“Before the fight he never complained about any injuries, he said he trained really well for the fight. I’m surprised with Deontay, because I’ve got a lot of time for him.”

Boxing news – Canelo Alvarez outlines retirement plans

Unified middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez has revealed he intends to hang up his gloves by the age of 36.

“I always have discipline, work ethic, and dedication. The only thing that has changed are my successes, I train every day as if I was a rookie,” said Canelo during an interview with Box Azteca.

“Boxing is my life. My body asks me to fight. I keep training because I love boxing, I train whether I have a fight or not. 36-years-old – for me that’s a good time to retire, 37-years-old at the max.”

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