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Anthony Joshua Mocked For Training Video As Fans Say Tyson Fury Will Destroy Him



Anthony Joshua Mocked For Training Video As Fans Say Tyson Fury Will Destroy Him

Anthony Joshua has shared training footage of himself throwing some giant bombs at the pads on social media – but it’s drawn a mixed response from boxing fans.

Some have accused the sculpted heavyweight of moving “like a robot”, while others on social media claim his wide-open stance and laboured speed show that Tyson Fury would make mincemeat of AJ if the pair meet in the ring.

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A few fans even compare him to Deontay Wilder, which is a compliment to Joshua’s power but probably not to his technique.

“Fury will have dodged inside and hit him 4 times in the time it takes AJ to wind one up,” comes one response on Twitter. Another commented: “Steam engine pace.”

Others fans, however, point out that we don’t know exactly what Joshua was working on during this training drill. “The purpose is to throw with your entire body weight. Perfecting punching technique. Stop analysing things without any prior knowledge,” scolds one follower.

There’s also the strong possibility that AJ is doing a bit of good-humoured trolling, knowing that footage of him spectacularly winding up bludgeoning two-punch combinations will draw plenty of attention (good and bad).

The 30-year-old is training ahead of a mandatory fight against Kubrat Pulev, which should go ahead this December – and he certainly looks in tremendous physical condition.

The dream is then for Joshua to fight Fury in 2021, providing the latter can come through his third fight with Wilder victorious.

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At one point in time Joshua would have started as a favourite against Fury, but after last year’s defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr (later avenged) and Fury’s spectacular demolition of Wilder in February, AJ would likely go into their encounter as a slight underdog.

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But it seems unlikely that Joshua would unleash such telegraphed haymakers against someone of Fury’s crafty skills.

Potentially Joshua was just shaking off some ring rust and getting physically used to throwing punches with maximum weight behind them.

Or possibly this is a double-bluff and coach Robert McCracken will send out Joshua against Pulev launching nuclear bent-arm combos from the off with no absolutely thought to any set-up punches. Only time will tell.

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Stylish or vulgar? With fluorescent interior, Floyd Mayweather rides around in an almost $8 million Rolls-Royce



Boxing legend  Floyd Mayweather Jr. appeared this week sporting a new “toy”. On Instagram, he posted a video of the latest addition to his luxury car collection: a Rolls-Royce Cullinan. The vehicle, which is worth from $ 1.7 million in the U.S. market, has a completely customized interior.

With steering wheel, seats and part of the dashboard in a lime green color, Mayweather’s black SUV also features a “starry” roof. For the registration, the 45-year-old boxer wore an outfit to match the car’s style.

The customization was ordered by the former athlete from the Champion Motoring dealership in California. On social networks, the company had already published images of the car, but without “giving away” who would be the owner.

The Cullinan has a 6.75-liter V12 engine that generates 543 horsepower and 86.6 kgfm of torque. According to the portal ‘Auto Evolution’, the model can reach 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited to 249 km/h. This is the sixth Rolls-Royce of Mayweather, who already had another Cullinan in his collection.

The legendary boxer has always been a supercar aficionado and says he owns more than 100 of them.

During his career in the ring, the boxer earned the nickname ‘Money’ for being the highest paid athlete in the world. The former boxer was only overtaken in 2016 by Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Adrien Broner challenges Floyd Mayweather, his mentor: “We’d make $100 million each”



Despite being officially retired for several years now, Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains a coveted name on any billboard. In addition, “Money” continues to be active by appearing in different exhibition fights.

In fact, he already confirmed to the FightHype portal: “I have three more exhibitions this year, it could be one fight and two exhibitions”.

And he added: “But guess what, the best thing is that, at least, I’m talking about $200 million”.

In this interview, “Money” stated that he is willing to put his illustrious 50-0 record on the line. So as he prepares for his September fight against MMA star Mikuru Asakura, he is also said to be negotiating a rematch against 34-year-old UFC fighter Conor McGregor.

Adrien Broner enters the Floyd Mayweather fight conversation.

Also weighing in on the conversation was Adrien Broner, Mayweather’s pupil and considered one of the top 10 fighters in the super lightweight division, according to The Ring magazine.

He thinks a “pupil vs. master” fight would be a big box office magnet with an estimated purse of $100 million each.

In an interview with Cigar Talk, Broner came clean: “If I were Floyd, I’d know I’d never have to fight again.”

“That exhibition, me being his little brother, would give us a lot. Hey, little brother (Mayweather), we’re going 10 rounds and we’re both going to generate over $100 million for that. We’ll never have to box again,” Adrien Broner said.

In addition, “The Problem” noted, “It’s time for everyone to get what’s coming to them. He’ll never have to box again. That’s what I would have done, because that’s what I should do. I don’t know if Floyd wants to see me with that kind of money.”

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He even said he is willing to comply with any of the requirements Mayweather requests to give people this opportunity to see him again in a professional fight. However, he doesn’t know if the proposal is attractive enough to convince him:

At the end of the day, I don’t know what his feelings are towards me. I don’t know how he feels. I can’t say anything. I just, I don’t know why that fight doesn’t happen. It would be the biggest moneymaker of his career,” Broner said.

Finally, “The Problem” noted, “I love Jake Paul, as well as Logan Paul. I love what they do for this sport. All I’m saying, I have a fight in three weeks. If Floyd calls me to fight him, I’ll cancel it.

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The Gervonta Davis miracle and how Tank can define an age



The Baltimore fighter dazzled on Saturday to knock out Rolly Romero ahead of a potential split from Mayweather Promotions.

Gervonta “Tank” Davis is the boxing kid without a childhood.

Last Saturday, at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, he knocked out another challenger and moved his career stats to: world champion at two weights, unbeaten in 27 with 25 fights finishing long before the final bell. He might also be the unofficial best fighter in the sport. Tank Davis is now 27.

In the ring at the weekend was Rolando Romero, who was unbeaten and fearless and eventually saved from his own lost senses in round six after he was dropped cleanly.

Romero was up on one of the scorecards. It was the fourth defence by Davis of his WBA lightweight title, which is one of the sport’s golden divisions.

In life away from the brutality and safety of boxing, Davis is the product of an empty system; he is a child of social services, damaged and made vicious by all he saw and witnessed growing up in Baltimore. He was the youngest of three boys and at five they were taken from their mother; his father was in prison. The boys bounced from care disaster to care disaster until a grandma recovered her lost flock after three years. It is a battle so many lose.

The salvation of the family would be enough of a tale, but then the little boy without the smile found the gym – it was a special gym, a gym placed at the very heart of The Wire, the seminal television show that put Baltimore on the map.

In the Wire, the gym is run by Dennis Cutty Wilson, fresh from a prison sentence; Cutty saves the most damned of souls in a city at war over drugs. The gym is a blood-stained and tainted refuge. In the real world, which is equally bloody, little Tank found Calvin Ford in the gym. Ford had served ten years. It’s just life imitating life – there is no art involved. Ford lost his own son, gunned down and Davis started to collect the memories of the friends he lost in his head. There was a lot in his head.

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In early 2017, Davis won his first world title at super-featherweight and under the guidance of Floyd Mayweather, he looked set to become a big star in the sport Mayweather had recently quit.

Tank and Mayweather shared a lot of bad history. They had fathers who had been to prison, they had mothers who were addicted to crack and were now clean. They had their own broken childhoods to compare. In 2017, in London when Davis stopped Liam Walsh in a world title defence, the pair were close. They shared the same expensive clothes and Davis looked at Floyd with wide-eyed admiration; Davis was a mini-Floyd, a grand project for the retired fighter to shape and make. That was 2017 and Davis has edged just a little closer to crossing over. It has been a disappointment – Davis should be the sport’s number one attraction.

Tank has had a few problems over the years on the so-called safe side of the ropes. There was confusion over some jewellery, unpleasant images from ugly private skirmishes and a hit-and-run crash in Baltimore in 2020. The kid with nothing but blank eyes and ambition was driving a 2020 Lamborghini Uris. I never said the story lacked a fairy tale or two.

In the ring there were also problems; he lost a title on the scales and he has not always looked so devastating. There is nothing easy about Davis. He is raw, a great talent, but he now needs to finally become the star he threatened back in 2017. A rift with Mayweather might help and a list of big fights at lightweight would change everything for the kid.

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Mayweather set for shock return in fight on helipad as opponent reveal.



Floyd Mayweather’s last fight was an eight-round exhibition fight against YouTuber Logan Paul last June; the 45-year-old ‘officially’ retired from boxing with an undefeated 50-0 record after defeating UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017.

Floyd Mayweather is reportedly set for a shock return to the ring in an eight-round exhibition fight against Don Moore next month, with the fight taking place on the helipad on top of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

The 45-year-old Mayweather’s last fight was another exhibition eight-rounder against YouTuber Logan Paul last June. He ‘officially’ retired from boxing with an undefeated 50-0 record after defeating UFC star Conor McGregor in 2017.

After his bout with Paul, Mayweather voiced his respect for Paul but, at the time, appeared to rule out a return to the ring.

I had fun. You’ve got to realise I’m not 21 anymore,” he told Showtime Sport. “A great young fighter. Strong, tough. He’s better than I thought he was.

“We don’t know what the future holds, but I’ll talk it over with my team, and see where we go from there.

You’ve got to realise, I’ve been in this sport 25 years. I understand I’m not 21, I’m not 25, but I had fun tonight.”

Mayweather’s reported return is part of an exhibition being dubbed ‘The Global Titan Fight Series’, the undercard of which is said to feature former UFC champion in Anderson Silva, who will take on Bruno Machado, as well as a former world champion in two weight classes, Badou Jack.

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Mayweather’s opponent, the 42-year-old “Dangerous” Don Moore, is a former sparring partner who boxed professionally from 1999 to 2016, returning an 18-0-1 record – 12 of his wins coming via knockout.

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Floyd Mayweather to face Don Moore in an exhibition bout in Dubai



Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring once again for another exhibition bout, as he is set to take on former professional boxer Don Moore. TMZ Sports has stated the fight, an eight-round affair, will take place on May 14.

Set on top of a helipad on top of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai in the UAE, it’s an event fit for the man named “Money” Mayweather. He is the highest earning boxer of all time.

Mayweather announced in January that he would be returning to the ring in Dubai, and now it is confirmed that this fight will be part of a new series of fights titled “Global Titans Fight Series.”

UFC legend Anderson Silva will be featured on the undercard, as well as former two-weight world champion Badou Jack.

ANNOUNCED: Floyd Mayweather will return to the ring for an eight-round exhibition fight against Don Moore on May 14th at the helipad on top of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, UAE. It’s being reported that the undercard will feature Anderson Silva and Badou Jack.

— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) April 7, 2022


Who is Don Moore?

Mayweather’s opponent will be former pro boxer Don Moore, who had a 17-year career between 1999-2016. Unbeaten as a pro, he won 18 fights, with 12 coming within the distance. Moore also has one draw in his career.

Despite his unbeaten record, he never fought anyone with a winning record. His last fight was in 2016, a TKO win against DeShaun Williams.

Moore knows Mayweather from the past as he was one of the former world champion’s sparring partners.

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Has Mayweather competed in an exhibition before?

Of course, this isn’t the first time Mayweather has fought in an exhibition bout. He fought YouTube sensation Logan Paul in an eight-round exhibition bout back in 2021. That fight didn’t count towards his professional record.

One of his first exhibition fights was against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in December 2018. In a boxing match, Mayweather beat Tenshin via TKO after knocking him down three times.

Mayweather also faced MMA superstar Conor McGregor in 2017 in what was a licensed pro bout between the pair. That fight came two years after his initial retirement in 2015, as he stopped the Irish fighter in the tenth round to stretch his record to 50-0.

He has kept active since then in the sport as a promoter with his company Mayweather Promotions. This has seen him manage and promote lightweight star and three-weight world champion Gervonta Davis.

How much money has Mayweather made from PPVs?

One of Mayweather’s most prominent nicknames is “Money” because of the fact he has earned the most money from boxing pay-per-views in the sport’s history.

Even in his exhibition bout with Paul, the fight sold one million pay-per-view buys, which earned Mayweather over $35 million in revenue from that fight.

From 2005-2017, Mayweather was a part of 16 PPV events, with the super-fight between himself and Manny Pacquiao being the highest performing event.

It’s said his fights have generated over $2.4 billion in revenue total and it is reported that he is worth $450 million as of 2022.

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