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DEONTAY WILDER defends his WBC heavyweight title once again on Saturday with Luis Ortiz hoping to beat the Bronze Bomber at the second time of asking.

But the American also has one eye on a possible future in WWE, while KSI has been left fuming after Logan Paul submitted an appeal over the result of their mega YouTube clash.

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  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne32 minutes ago21st November 2019

    NOT one of the 36 boxing officials from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be used in Tokyo 2020 next year.

    There were a number of controversial decisions in Brazil, with several judges and referees being sent home as a result.

    In another shake-up, the International Olympic Committee Boxing Task Force has said that judges scores will be displayed publicly at the end of each round.

    This will be put into place in qualifying events for Tokyo as well as in the 2020 Games.

    Speaking of the changes, IOC boxing task force Chair Morinari Watanbe said: “The main objective of the IOC Boxing Task Force is to ensure the completion of the mission of delivering events, while putting the boxers first, and with transparent and credible sporting results and fair play.

    “It is only fair to the boxers not to change the fundamental competition rules so close to the Olympic qualifiers and the Olympic competition in Tokyo.

    “The IOC Boxing Task Force has therefore focused on the full review of the rules enforced by AIBA in the current year of 2019, limiting changes which impact on boxers while increasing transparency by displaying the scoring and in the selection process for referees and judges.”

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne2 hours ago21st November 2019

    EDDIE HEARN has insisted it was not his decision to raise the price of the Pay-Per-View fight between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr next month.

    Boxing fans usually only have to fork out £19.95 to watch PPV bouts, but Sky Sports are now charging £24.95 to watch the event in Saudi Arabia.

    Speaking to Boxing Social, Hearn said: “It wasn’t my decision, I understand it, it’s the biggest fight of the century, it’s one of the biggest fights of all time.

    “It’s not a reflection of the future of Pay-Per-View, I think this is a one off fight where you may not ever see a fight like this again.

    “So that was a decision they made, they always control the price point Sky, sometimes they consult in me, sometimes I’m told what it is.

    “The last one (KSI vs Logan Paul II) was £9.99, the one before that was £19.99, this is £24.99 (£24,95).

    “I don’t know what to tell you, this is a freak event that is one of the biggest heavyweight fights of all time. I think you will not see £24.95 again for sometime.

    “Although people think I own Sky and DAZN, I can’t speak on their behalf about long-term pricing strategies on Pay-Per-View but from everything I understand – £19.95 is the price point but this is one of the biggest heavyweight fights of all time and £24.95 is the price point here.

    “£9.99 worked well, with KSI and Logan Paul, so who knows, I think you’ve got to be flexible in this situation.”

  • Jake Lambourne 's avatarJake Lambourne4 hours ago21st November 2019

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh5 hours ago21st November 2019

    CANELO ALVAREZ’S trainer has firmly denied claims of fixing fights and dehydrating opponents.

    A number of former world champion boxers questioned whether the Mexican’s KO win over Sergey Kovalev was a fix.

    Viewers were convinced the entire win was staged as Canelo floored the Russian in the 11th round to become a four-weight world champion.

    But Eddy Reynoso, who is the 29-year-old’s trainer and manager, has insisted that that is not the case.

    Speaking to ESPN Deportes, he said: “First of all, I want to clarify, as coach and manager of Saul, that we do not dehydrate anyone or fix or buy fights or rivals.

    “We have always adapted to the conditions of the rivals and even [Floyd] Mayweather we accept his agreed weight of 152 pounds.

    “It seems that there are dark intentions to discredit our fighter and more than anything, try to minimise his achievements.”

  • William Pugh 's avatarWilliam Pugh5 hours ago21st November 2019

    BRIT banger Joe Joyce will invade German on January 11 for a crack at the European heavyweight title.

    The 2016 Olympic silver medal winner will take on Marco Huck for the vacant EBU strap in Hanover.

    Huck’s team won the purse bid and will host the show, meaning the Juggernaut will have a hard job convincing foreign judges if it goes the distance.

    Joyce, 34, is being fast tracked toward a world title shot by promoter Frank Warren and the daunting Germany assignment will be just his 11th pro fight.

    Huck, 35, reigned as the WBO cruiserweight king for six years and 13 defences and stepped up to heavyweight last year.

    Joyce said: “I have already won the Commonwealth title and I have been looking to move up to European and world level for a while.

    “I want to get to the world title as soon as possible. Huck fought a lot of good names at cruiserweight and is a good opponent.

    “I am looking forward to getting back in the ring and using new stuff I have been learning in the gym.

    “Next year I want to be in very big fights, I have wanted to fight Jarrell Miller but he has not wanted the fight.

    “Alexander Povetkin is another great name with a good record and he is a heavyweight gatekeeper. There would be some big shots and heavy leather thrown in that fight.”

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