Boxing

Anthony Joshua is calling people “shallow-minded, Small-minded” for them suggesting that he replace his trainer Rob McCracken to help him with his December 7th rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. Rather than the advice given by fans and former fighters trying to be helpful, Joshua has refused, and is labeling the people as “small-minded.”
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Terence Crawford says Errol Spence Jr. needs a fight against him and not vice versa. Crawford argues that Spence needs him, but it doesn’t sound that way. WBO welterweight champion Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) states that he’s heading for the boxing Hall of Fame whether he fights IBF champion Spence (25-0, 21 KOs) or not.
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Two very bad men are set for an old-fashioned Philadelphia throwdown.

WBC light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk and IBF light heavyweight world champion Artur Beterbiev will fight in a highly anticipated title unification bout Friday, Oct. 18 at the Liacouras Center.
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LOS ANGELES (Aug. 15, 2019) – The press conference overlooked the new crown jewel of Los Angeles soccer, the year-old Banc of California Stadium, home to Major League Soccer's LAFC. In two days, the inaugural boxing card will take place at the stadium, headlined by Emanuel Navarrete's WBO junior featherweight title defense against unbeaten challenger Francisco De Vaca (ESPN, 10 p.m. ET).
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Andy Ruiz Jr. says he still hasn’t signed anything for the rematch with Anthony Joshua, and he’s waiting for his management to put together the best deal possible for him. Ruiz wants to prove to the world that his seventh round knockout win over Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) wasn’t a fluke thing on June 1. Andy has a chance to prove that he’s the better fighter as long as he goes through with the fight.
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Former IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin has agreed to terms for a fight against #1 IBF Sergiy Derevyanchenko on October 5 on DAZN at Madison Square Garden in New York. Derevyanchenko’s advisers Al Haymon and Keith Connolly still need to give the green light, according to @MikeCoppinger. As soon as they give Derevyanchenko, 33, the go ahead, he and Golovkin will get the fight official for the 5th of October in New York.
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LAS VEGAS (Aug. 13, 2019) — The Las Vegas Strip’s most electrifying act is returning for a repeat engagement. Less than three months since his second-round destruction of Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Tyson Fury, a.k.a. “The Gypsy King,” will defend his lineal heavyweight championship versus the undefeated Otto Wallin Saturday, Sept. 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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