Weights: Anthony Joshua 245, Jason Gavern 244

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By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated #7 WBC heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) will be making his ring return on Saturday night against 37-year-old journeyman Jason Gavern (26-19-4, 11 KOs) in an eight round fight at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.

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Anthony Joshua faces Jason Gavern on Saturday

joshua773222By Scott Gilfoid: Making his first appearance since suffering a stress fracture in his back last November in his fight against 40-year-old Michael Sprott, unbeaten British heavyweight Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) will be back in the ring this Saturday, April 4th against journeyman Jason Gavern (26-19-4, 11 KOs) at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.

The 6’6” Joshua sees the Gavern fight as a showcase fight for him to show off his talent against a guy who is just there to give him rounds. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn still isn’t taking any chances with him by putting him in against dangerous opposition that might beat him.

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Anthony Joshua vs. Jason Gavern on April 4th in Newcastle

joshua676By Scott Gilfoid: #7 WBC heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) will be facing 37-year-old journeyman Jason Gavern (26-19-4, 11 KOs) in a scheduled eight round bout on April 4th at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.

For the 25-year-old Joshua, this is his sixth straight fight against an aging fighter. Here are the ages of Joshua’s opponents for his last six fights: 40, 35, 36, 48, 39, and 40. That’s obviously pretty old.

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Will any Brits win a Heavyweight world title

fury90677By Gav Duthie: There are currently 5 British heavyweights (6 if you include David Haye) who have aspirations to win world titles in the division. Tyson Fury seems the closest to a world title shot but following close behind are cousin Hughie Fury, David Price, Anthony Joshua and emerging fighter Dillian Whyte. Who if any of these fighters will be world champions within the year?

1. Tyson Fury 23-0 (17)

Has to go on top at present as he is the closest to a shot. He is mandatory with the WBO and Deontay Wilder wants to fight him also. As expected he beat Christian Hammer easily on saturday night. For me Hammer is probably the highest ranked average fighter of the lot and Tyson rightly stopped him. Hammer was good enough to make Fury train and keep him honest but at 6″2 at without a big punch Fury was fine. Then comes Klitschko or Wilder. I don’t think he can beat Wladimir and as for Wilder he will also have problems. Fury has improved but still seems susceptible to the overhand right (knocked down by Neven Pajkic and Steve Cunningham) and that is Deontay’s best punch. 

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Anthony Joshua wants Tony Thompson fight

joshua2By Scott Gilfoid: #7 WBC heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) says he’s interested in facing the 43-year-old, former two-time world title challenger Tony Thompson (40-5, 27 KOs) in the near future.

Just when the 25-year-old Joshua wants to take the fight against the 6’5” Thompson is unknown. What is known is that Thompson wants to face Joshua and school him before facing WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

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Tony Thompson wants to beat Joshua, then Deontay Wilder

thompson3By Scott Gilfoid: Before he gets a hoped for third world title fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, #14 WBC Tony Thompson (40-5, 27 KOs) wants to beat Olympic medalists Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) of Britain, and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) in back to back fights.

Thompson thinks Joshua still needs more schooling and that’s why he wants to face him first before he gets to Wilder and Klitschko. Thompson is impressed with the 6’6” Joshua’s skills, and he sees a bright future ahead of the heavily muscled Brit.

The 6’5” Thompson feels that Joshua isn’t ready for the lesson he’s going to give him.

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Hearn slams David Price, thinks Joshua beats him

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By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn, the promoter for undefeated #7 WBC and 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua, really ripped into #10 IBF, #12 WBO heavyweight contender David Price (19-2, 16 KOs) after his 6th round TKO defeat of Irineu Beato Costa Junior (16-3, 14 KOs) last Saturday night on the Arthur Abraham vs. Paul Smith 2 card at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Germany.

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Dillian Whyte: Anthony Joshua knows I carry the power to KO him

joshua7By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated heavyweight prospect Dillian Whyte (13-0, 10 KOs) says he’s take a fight against unbeaten #7 WBC Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) any day of the week if the fight were offered to him. Whyte defeated Joshua in the amateur ranks and knocked him on his backside after nailing him with a left hook followed by a right hand to the head.

Whyte says he doesn’t want to chase a fight against Joshua, who has been matched non-punchers since he turned pro after winning a controversial gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics that year.

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David Price interested in Anthony Joshua fight

price1234By Scott Gilfoid: Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) says he’s interested in facing unbeaten 2012 London Olympics gold medalist Anthony Joshua (10, 10 KOs) in a fight to prove which of the two taller Brits are the better heavyweights.

For some reason, Price seems confident about the fight. There are rumors that Price and Joshua sparred with each other in the past with Price having his way with the 25-year-old Joshua.

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Anthony Joshua wants Kevin Johnson on April 25th

joshua536By Scott Gilfoid: With some boxing fans thinking that unbeaten British heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) backed out of his January 31st fight against 35-year-old journeyman Kevin Johnson (36-6-1, 14 KOs) out of worry about not being ready for that class of fighter, Joshua says he wants to reschedule with Johnson for April 25th after he fights a stay busy fight against a still to be determined foe on April 4th at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.

Joshua, 25, pulled out of the Johnson fight, saying that he suffered a bone injury from his one round victory over 40-year-old British journeyman Michael Sprott last November.

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