- 7 Oct 2019,7:12
- Updated: 7 Oct 2019,7:13
WE are heading for a massive few months of boxing with another mega fight announced last weekend.
Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin needed points to see of Sergiy Derevyanchenko and become a world champion once again – but we will be seeing Tyson Fury swap boxing for wrestling as he makes an appearance on WWE Raw.
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JOE JOYCE has admitted he will listen to any offer from Frank Warren to fight Daniel Dubois.
Joyce was ordered to face Dubois for the British title earlier this year, but he stepped aside.
However, he has other options including Marco Huck for the vacant European title.
In an interview withtalkSPORT, he said: “I’m moving in the right direction and I’ve potentially got the European shot against Huck coming up, so there’s some big fights that I’m gonna be involved in.
“Next year, world title. It’s my time and that’s what I’m going for.”
GENNADY GOLOVKIN’S under-par performance against Sergiy Derevyanchenko was down to a bout of illness, Eddie Hearn has claimed.
The all-action encounter on Saturday nightsaw the judges side with GGG – 114-113, 115-112 and 115-112 over 12 rounds.
And promoter Hearn shed some light on his performance by revealing that he had been feeling “ill all week”.
Matchroom chief Hearn told IFL TV: “It was one of the best fights I’ve seen. It was brutal. Derevyanchenko – unbelievable.
“He won’t say it, but Gennady has been ill all week, and it’s been a real struggle for him, and he’s kept it quiet.
“He won’t even say anything, but I will, because even though Derevyanchenko deserves all the respect in the world, what Gennady had to go through tonight, the well he had to go through, and he showed much heart.”
ANTHONY JOSHUA’s defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr may have come at the best time, according to Sky Sports pundit Johnny Nelson.
Joshua, 29, surrendered all three of his world titles as he was stunned in Madison Square Gardens, New York.
It was AJ’s first defeat as a professional and Nelson thinks the loss has made the Brit determined to scale new heights.
He toldStarSport: “So now it’s made him hungry again. ‘Cos Anthony Joshua doesn’t need to fight, he’s a very wealthy young man. Now he wants to fight, because he wants to prove something to himself.
“Now this is where he turns a corner. This is where you get fighters that are lifetime history makers in our sport, because they’re millionaires but they still fight like they’re paupers.
“You look at [Floyd] Mayweather, you look at [Muhammad] Ali, you look at [Joe] Frazier, you look at [Marco Antonio] Barrera.
“Anthony Joshua didn’t fight like a hungry man, but he will now because he wants to do it. Now he wants to do it for himself.”