Boxing news: Dana White brands boxing ‘stupid’ over Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch delay, Anthony Joshua names heavyweight ‘GOAT’

Here is a round-up of the best of today’s boxing news…

Dana White brands boxing ‘stupid’ over Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch delay

White told Helen Yee: “Right there is one of the biggest problems with the sport of boxing.

“You’ve got a guy like Tyson Fury who comes off this amazing fight with Deontay Wilder. It was a good fight, people loved the fight, and people were excited about it, and what happens?

“It ends in a draw and they don’t rematch. Or they don’t fight one of the other big two. How does that happen? How is that even possible?

“Again, that’s the sport and it’s one of the really not only bad things about the sport it’s one of the really stupid things about boxing.”

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UFC president Dana White is planning a move into boxing
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Anthony Joshua names heavyweight he sees as ‘Greatest of All Time’

AJ has declared that he believes Mike Tyson is the ‘GOAT’ when it comes to heavyweight boxing.

The recently dethroned world champion took to social media on Wednesday to pay homage to some greats of the past in the wake of his recent spat with Lennox Lewis.

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Anthony Joshua made the posts on Wednesday afternoon
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Gennady Golovkin vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko announced

GGG will face off with Derevyanchenko for the vacant IBF middleweight title on October 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA.

The former unified champion is attempting to win back one of his old belts after being beaten for the first time by Canelo Alvarez last year.

Golovkin said: “On October 5, it’s going to be a good fight. Every time I enter the ring I try to give my fans the fight they want to see, the show they deserve.

“This will be such a fight. We will bring back ‘Big Drama Show’ to the ring of The Garden and to DAZN.

“Don’t miss it. You will see everything you love in the sport of boxing. See you in New York.”

Tommy Fury suggests he could take year out from boxing to pursue Love Island opportunities

He told the Pound for Pound Podcast. “The opportunities after leaving the villa back on the outside are life changing and you can’t turn those opportunities down, you’d be a fool to.

“If I take 12 months out of the ring, I’ll be 21, so I’m still a baby in the sport, but there’s no doubt some time next year I’ll be back in the ring doing what I love.

“I’m gonna be a world champion in the future. I wouldn’t be in the gym or even be thinking about boxing if I didn’t think I could go all the way.

“British title, European title, they’re all great titles to win and I’d be very privileged to win one of them.

“But any boxer who steps into that ring and don’t believe they can be a world champion shouldn’t be in boxing.”

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Tommy Fury’s popularity skyrocketed over the summer
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Andy Ruiz Jr’s coach Manny Robles reveals training camp delay, admits champion is ‘not in great shape’

“We’re working on getting back together this week,” Ruiz’s head trainer Robles told ESPN.

“I was hoping it would be [Monday] but it wasn’t, so we’re definitely working on that right now…

“He’s not in great shape, but he’s hitting the gym back home in Imperial.

“He’s running the treadmill, but obviously we haven’t fully begun training camp. Once we do we have [close to] four months to get ready for a fight.

“That’s enough time to get him in shape. Let’s hope we can get him back in the gym real soon and get him going again.”

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Ruiz has previously said he wants to come in around a stone lighter for the Joshua rematch
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