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    Tyson Fury weighs-in 4 STONE heavier than Sefer Seferi

    Tyson Fury tipped the scales at 19st 10lbs 2oz ahead of his ring return against Sefer Seferi at the Manchester Arena.  The self-styled Gypsy King promised a war to the crowd as he stepped on the scales, but after this showing it may end up being the polar opposite.Fury weighed-in four stone heavier and will hold a significant size advantage over his comeback opponent on Saturday night and was so much bigger than Seferi that he picked him up and lifted him above his head at Friday's weigh-in.  Tyson Fury lifted his opponent Sefer Seferi up as the pair hit the scales ahead ...

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    Tyson Fury v Sefer Seferi: What time is the fight, what channel is it on and what is the undercard?

    After 924 days out of the ring, Tyson Fury is back with a fight against Albanian Sefer Seferi.The Gypsy King last fought in 2015, when he beat Wladimir Klitschko and snatched the IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles from him.However, subsequent positive test for cocaine and revealing a battle with depression, Fury relinquished his world titles. The self-proclaimed Gypsy King boxer last fought over two-and-a-half years ago, when he beat Wladimir KlitschkoBut now, the former heavyweight champion is back, after a gruelling weight-loss training regiment that saw the Manchester boxer drop eight stone and spar 300 rounds.'I'm back better than ...

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    Frank Warren: Tyson Fury will prove himself 'the greatest heavyweight of his generation'

    Frank Warren points out that Tyson Fury is still the lineal world champion and predicts that the Gypsy King will now prove himself the greatest heavyweight of this era.You might say that the promoter would say that, wouldn't he?But there is enough validity to the first part of Warren's claim and a reasonable possibility that Fury can deliver on the second. Tyson Fury (left) and promoter Frank Warren (right) pose at the pre-fight press conference The lineal champion is regarded traditionally as the man who beat the man and in the heavyweight division that goes all the way back to ...

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    Eddie Hearn labels Alexander Povetkin fight as 'incredibly risky' for Anthony Joshua

    Eddie Hearn believes Alexander Povetkin would be the toughest opponent Anthony Joshua has faced, with the promoter branding the impending heavyweight showdown an 'incredible risk'.Joshua, the unified WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titlist, is locked in discussions with WBC king Deontay Wilder over a money-spinning mega-fight to crown the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis.But AJ is likely to face Povetkin next, with a deal for him to meet his WBA mandatory challenger in September expected to be finalised 'within 72 hours'. An agreement for Anthony Joshua to face Alexander Povetkin should be finalised shortly Eddie Hearn believes a bout ...

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    Dillian Whyte brands Tyson Fury's decision to fight Sefer Seferi as 'a p*** take'

    Dillian Whyte launched a scathing verbal attack on Tyson Fury on Thursday, branding his choice of comeback opponent 'garbage' and a 'p** take'.Former heavyweight world champion Fury returns to the ring against Sefer Seferi on Saturday following a two-and-a-half-year absence from boxing.Seferi, 39, has campaigned mostly at cruiserweight and will be dwarfed by his 6ft 9in opponent in Manchester. Dillian Whyte questioned why Tyson Fury has chosen Sefer Seferi as his comeback opponent Whyte, speaking at a press conference ahead of his July 28 clash with Joseph Parker, is disappointed Fury hasn't put his money where his mouth is.'Who is ...

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    Hearn reveals Joshua is likely to face Povetkin rather than Wilder in his next fight

    Eddie Hearn says his 'gut feeling' is that Anthony Joshua will face Alexander Povetkin in his next fight, despite being close to an agreement with Deontay Wilder after lengthy talks.A fight with Wilder in September appears highly unlikely because US broadcasters do not want to clash with Canelo Alvarez's comeback from a drugs ban.Joshua's unification fight with the WBC champion has now been slated for two possible windows, with dates in October and November considered, or a slot in February or March. Eddie Hearn believes that Anthony Joshua (above) will face Alexander Povetkin in his next fight WBC champion Povetkin ...

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    Saunders could be in line for GGG or Canelo clash after injury

    A carefully worded statement from Frank Warren not only confirms that this month's 02 promotion goes ahead without Billy Joe Saunders but also sharpens the prospect of the Hatfield traveller meeting Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez in an autumn super-fight.Warren, who expects to offer Martin Murray the consolation of a different opponent on June 23 after Saunders' second withdrawal from their world title fight, says: 'I feel for Martin and the fans but Billy Joe is inured so there's no way he can fight. I've seen rumours that Billy's not injured but he's a fighting man and he would never ...

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    Billy Joe Saunders in line for Canelo or Gennady Golovkin fight after Martin Murray withdrawal

    Billy Joe Saunders is being lined up for a September super-fight against Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin following the cancellation of his world title defence against Martin Murray.  Both Canelo and Triple G are targeting Saunders as their preferred alternative opponent as their rematch negotiations near collapse.No matter how serious the hamstring injury which Saunders is citing for his second withdrawal from an interim fight with Murray may be, the Hatfield traveller would be fit for the biggest fight of his life in three months. Billy Joe Saunders' proposed WBO title defence against Martin Murray has been cancelled Suddenly Saunders, with ...

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    Billy Joe Saunders withdraws from Martin Murray fight on June 23 after suffering injury

    Billy Joe Saunders has withdrawn from his upcoming fight against Martin Murray after sustaining an injury, promoter Frank Warren confirmed on Sunday.The undefeated British southpaw was due to make the fourth defence of his WBO middleweight title against compatriot Murray at London's O2 Arena on Saturday June 23, but the fight will no longer take place on that date. Warren apologised for any inconvenience caused and said a full statement on the show would be made on Monday.  An injury has caused Billy Joe Saunders to withdraw from Martin Murray fight on June 23 It is the second time that the ...

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    Fury going to 'expose' Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in new warning

    Tyson Fury has predicted his swift return to the top of the heavyweight division by claiming he will outsmart Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in the ring.Fury is preparing for his comeback fight against Sefer Seferi at the Manchester Arena on June 9 - his first bout since famously dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.The self-proclaimed Gypsy King surrendered the WBA and WBO titles he took from Klitschko almost 31 months ago, but is ready to make amends by inflicting heavy defeats on both AJ and Wilder. Tyson Fury has claimed Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder are 'lesser people' than him 'No matter how well they ...

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    Deontay Wilder claims he’ll ‘take over’ cruiserweight once he has unified heavyweight division

    Deontay Wilder is already thinking beyond a fight with Anthony Joshua with claims he wants to 'take over' the cruiserweight division too.In the latest hint of an impending fight with Joshua, the indirect trash talking continued as Wilder suggested he was thinking about what to do once he had all five heavyweight belts.Currently he only holds the WBC heavyweight belt but has done so for over three years after making seven successful defences. Deontay Wilder claims he wants to dominate the cruiserweight division as well as heavyweight Wilder poses after knocking out Luis Ortiz in Brooklyn back in March Speaking ...

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    Three-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko to make 'full recovery' from shoulder surgery

    Three-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko has undergone surgery to fix a torn labrum in his right shoulder and is expected to make a full recovery.The two-time Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine hopes to return to the ring later this year, according to a statement Wednesday from his promoter.Lomachenko (11-1, 9 KOs) had arthroscopic surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles by orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache. Vasyl Lomachenko hurt his shoulder in the victory against Jorge Linares on May 12 Lomachenko says he hurt his shoulder during the second round of his 10th-round stoppage victory over Jorge Linares in ...

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    Tyson Fury looking to shake off ring rust against Sefer Seferi in comeback

    Tyson Fury believes Sefer Seferi will prove the durable opponent he needs to shake off the ring rust ahead of his eagerly-anticipated comeback next month.Fury begins his quest to once again reign supreme in the heavyweight division at the Manchester Arena on June 9, more than two-and-a-half years since he was last in action.A combination of personal issues and an anti-doping case have kept the Briton sidelined since he captured three of the four major world titles in boxing's blue riband division by defeating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. Tyson Fury wants to get some good solid rounds under his ...

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    Canelo Alvarez cannot afford to swerve or duck Gennady Golovkin now

    When the latest victim of Gennady Golovkin's knockout punching was asked what Canelo Alvarez should do if his rematch with Triple G still takes place in September he gave a one-word answer.'Run.' Canelo seems to be taking the advice of Vanes Martirosyan, who was flattened by Golovkin inside two rounds earlier this month.Mexico's falling idol, who Martirosyan replaced when Canelo was suspended for doping offences, seems to be looking for a way out of facing Golovkin. Canelo Alvarez risks tarnishing his image and legacy if he ducks Gennady Golovkin The heavy-handed Kazakh world middleweight champion wants a bigger slice in the ...

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    Kubrat Pulev '95 per cent sure' he will fight Dillian Whyte in Sofia this August

    Kubrat Pulev is '95 per cent sure' that he will face Dillian Whyte in Bulgaria later this year to decide who will move into the mandatory position for Anthony Joshua's IBF title. The pair of heavyweights are currently in negotiations, having been ordered by the governing body to make a fight, and a date has been proposed for August 18 in Sofia.'It is 95 percent sure that this game (against Whyte) will be held in Bulgaria,' the 37-year-old Pulev wrote on Facebook on Tuesday. Dillian Whyte looks set to fight Kubrat Pulev in Bulgaria in a final eliminator for the IBF ...

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