Joshua vs. Chisora possible for EBU strap, says Sauerland

chisora5By Scott Gilfoid: Dereck Chisora’s promoter Kalle Sauerland believes that there is a chance that the European Boxing Union could order a fight between Chisora (25-5, 17 KOs) and Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) to fight for the EBU heavyweight title if the current champion Robert Helenius chooses to vacate his title.

Sauerland is in negotiations right now for a fight between Helenius and Chisora, but he’s hearing from his sources that Helenius may vacate and instead choose to go after one of the world titles rather than defend the EBU strap. As such, Sauerland is hoping the EBU orders Joshua to face Chisora for their EBU strap.

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David Haye: I’ll fight Anthony Joshua next if the public wants it

haye#1By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye’s easy 1st round knockout win over a punching bag-like Mark De Mori (30-2-2, 26 KOs) last Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, UK, seems to have planted ideas into his head, because Haye (27-2, 25 KOs) is now bragging about how he sees himself as the hardest puncher and the fastest heavyweight on earth right now.

Haye also says he would be willing to step inside the ring in his next fight against British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) if the British boxing public wants it. Obviously, they would fancy that fight, but that does not mean it will happen.

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Dillian Whyte wants rematch against Anthony Joshua in 2016

whyte555By Scott Gilfoid: #15 WBC heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte (16-1, 13 KOs) is hoping to get a rematch against British heavyweight Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) in order to try to avenge a loss from last December.

Whyte suffered a left shoulder injury early in the Joshua fight that required recent surgery. Whyte is now planning on fighting in May or June, and wants to face either Dereck Chisora or Lucas Browne. After that, Whyte says he’d like to face Joshua next December in a rematch.

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Joshua’s trainer says he got carried away in Whyte fight early

joshua1234By Scott Gilfoid: British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) came close to being knocked out in the 2nd round of his grudge match fight against Dillian Whyte (16-1, 13 KOs) last December in London, UK.

If not for Whyte suffering a shoulder injury and gassing out, Joshua would have surely been beaten for the first time in his career. It was a stroke of luck that Whyte injured his shoulder and faded almost immediately, because those two things normally don’t’ occur in pairs in fights like they did last December.

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Whyte surprised at how slow Anthony Joshua is

whyte6By Scott Gilfoid: Dillian Whyte (16-1, 13 KOs) tasted defeat for the first time in his young career last December when he was stopped in the 7th round by unbeaten Commonwealth heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

Whyte says his left shoulder tightened up on him in the 2nd round, and he was exhausted. There were several things that Whyte took from the fight. First off, he noticed Joshua was very slow. He does not have great hand speed in Whyte’s mind.

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Hearn wants Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury next year

joshua1234By Scott Gilfoid: Barry Hearn is hoping that IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury stays unbeaten until next year so that he can match his fighter Anthony Joshua against him in a fight in the summer of 2017.

Hearn believes that the fight between the two tall British heavyweights would be a huge fight if the two of them could stay unbeaten that long. Hearn thinks that Joshua, 26, will be a heavyweight world champion by the end of 2016.

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Joseph Parker targeting Anthony Joshua

joshua44By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) had better keep an eye out for unbeaten New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker (17-0, 15 KOs), because the 23-year-old fighter is very interested in getting in the ring with Joshua in the future and testing his power shots out on the Brit’s chin.

While Parker admires the opportunities that Joshua has for big fights in the UK, he doesn’t lack for confidence to want to get inside the ring with the 6’6” Joshua so that he can try bouncing some of his power shots off his chin. Parker obviously saw how Joshua was recently hurt in the 2nd round of his last fight against Dillian Whyte in December.

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Haye can’t afford loss to De Mori

1-Haye De Mori O2 ArenaBy Scott Gilfoid: Former two division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) figures that he’s at least two fights away from a potential clash against unbeaten British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs).

Haye thinks the fight is possible in 2016 against Joshua if they both win their next two fights, but he’s not sure if Joshua will go after a world title soon. Joshua could try and fight the winner of the Charles Martin vs. Vyacheslav Glazkov fight for the IBF heavyweight title. Joshua is also ranked #2 by the WBC.

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Chisora could fight Joshua, Whyte or Helenius in 2016

chisora5By Scott Gilfoid: It does not seem to have hurt British Dereck Chisora (24-5, 16 KOs) that he was recently stopped by Tyson Fury a year ago by a 10th round stoppage.

Chisora, 32, has rebuilt his career with four straight wins over fodder opposition and he’s now in the position to pretty much take his pick for nice paying fights against the likes of EBU heavyweight champion Robert Helenius (22-0, 13 KOs), British/Commonwealth strap holder Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) and the recently beaten Dillian Whyte (16-1, 13 KOs).

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Froch thinks Joshua can become world champion

joshua1234By Scott Gilfoid: After seeing British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) temporarily wobbled by Dillian Whyte (16-1, 13 KOs) earlier this month on December 12, Sky Sports analyst Carl Froch now thinks that Joshua can become a world champion.

Why does Froch believe this? That’s a good question. Froch believes that because Joshua was able to survive being hurt by Whyte, it means Joshua can become a world champion. Froch doesn’t say anything about Whyte having come into the fight with an injury to his left shoulder, which he reinjured in the process of hurting Joshua with a left hook in the 2nd round.

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