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5pm Boxing news LIVE: Dubois vs Fujimoto TONIGHT, Chisora vs Usyk in March, Joshua vs Fury guaranteed by Hearn


DANIEL Dubois returns to the ring tomorrow as the British heavyweight champ defends his crown against Kyotaro Fujimoto at the Olympic Park.

Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua wants to fight Andy Ruiz Jr for a third time and Kell Brook has announced he will return to the ring in March.

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  • Joshua Jones 's avatarJoshua Jones24 minutes ago21st December 2019

    ANTHONY JOSHUA'S offer to spar with Tyson Fury has been blasted as “all nonsense” by the Gypsy King's promoter Frank Warren.

    And Warren claims AJ is “already backing out” of the chance to go toe-to-toe with his Brit rival.

    Newly-crowned unified heavyweight champion of the world Joshua revealed that he is willing to fly out to America to help prepare Fury for his rematch with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.

    Just a day later, that offer was accepted with glee by Fury who thinks that sparring with his fellow Brit would help “give Wilder a beating”.

    But the prospect of the two going at it in the gym have has cold water poured all over it – by legendary promoter Warren.

    Warren told The Metro: “That’s all nonsense. Joshua is already backing out of the offer.

    “He’s said he can’t believe he said it and we’ve all had those moments. Who cares about them sparring each other? We want to see them fight.

    “This sparring session will never happen. What’s the point of it? It’s about them in the ring together being watched by paying punters, not in the gym.”

  • Joshua Jones 's avatarJoshua Jones1 hour ago21st December 2019

    DANIEL DUBOIS can stalk the heavyweight world champions next year if he ends 2019 with a bang.

    Greenwich’s powerhouse fighter, 22, is facing Kyotaro Fujimoto at London’s Copper Box Arena tonight.

    Dubois aims to snatch the WBC silver belt, WBO international strap and his Japanese rival’s high WBA ranking.

    And the Brit is in a serious hurry for his big chance, explaining: “There could be a world title shot at the end of the year, so time cannot be wasted.

    “I’m young but have been in the game for so long that I feel like a veteran.”

    Tyson Fury and WBC boss Deontay Wilder are expected to fight each other in February and the summer.

    Unified champ Anthony Joshua also faces mandatory defences against Kubrat Pulev and Oleksandr Usyk — buying Dubois time to climb up the rankings.

  • Joshua Jones 's avatarJoshua Jones2 hours ago21st December 2019

    TOMMY FURY will take on unknown Polish fighter Przemyslaw Binienda when he returns to the ring for the first time since Love Island.

    The 20-year-old, brother of heavyweight legend Tyson, bravely rocked up to Friday's weigh-in wearing some cheeky Christmas pants.

    Fury will fighting on the undercard of Daniel Dubois' showdown against Kyotaro Fujimoto at the Copper Box in Hackney Wick.

    The reality TV star boasts a record of 2-0 after beating Callum Ide last year and Jevgenijs Andrejevs in 2018.

    Fury weighed in at 12st 11lbs 8oz ahead of his comeback fight against the Polish underdog on Saturday.

    Binienda has won just two times in 28 attempts – with 10 of his defeats coming via knockout.

  • Joshua Jones 's avatarJoshua Jones3 hours ago21st December 2019

    ANTHONY JOSHUA may have to accept a 50-50 purse split to fight Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder, claims Eddie Hearn.

    The British superstar is back on top of the heavyweight division after he snatched his belts back from Andy Ruiz Jr in the rematch.

    Joshua has officially been ordered by the WBO to face mandatory challengers Oleksandr Usyk.

    But the 30-year-old has set his sights on beating long-term rivals Fury, 31, and WBC heavyweight champion Wilder, 34.

    Hearn said: “Speaking to iFL TV, he said: “He hopes Fury wins because he knows Fury will fight him.

    “The whole problem is, that they all wanted 50-50. Neither of them [Wilder or Fury] deserved it.

    “Do they deserve it now? There's a good argument.

    “AJ has lost, but he has come back, he's still a huge star.

    “But we all need each other and we acknowledge that now.

    “At the time Wilder was earning peanuts. You can't go from earning £3-4m to £40m when a guy is making 10 times as much as you.

    “Now he's got a decent deal because DAZN helped him get that. Is it 50-50? That's for AJ to decide.”

  • Joshua Jones 's avatarJoshua Jones4 hours ago21st December 2019

    ANTHONY JOSHUA'S trainer Angel Fernandez believes the boxer trimming down was key to his revenge win against Andy Ruiz Jr.

    Back on December 7 out in Saudi Arabia the Brit secured an easy points win against a man who had previously floored him four times on the way to a KO win.

    It meant Joshua regained back his heavyweight world titles and once his mandatory fights are out the way he could fight Deontay Wilder and/or Tyson Fury.

    Asked whether losing muscle mass contributed to AJ's victory, Fernandez told World Boxing News: “Big time. He’s just a person who learns very quick.

    “We couldn’t go and engage with Ruiz because he’s got very fast hands.

    “Some people just try to take the credit away from Joshua but if you just watch the first fight and then the second fight, Joshua didn’t allow Ruiz to do what he did to him in the first fight.

    “He took those strengths away from him.”