Boxing

If everything works out as planned against Robert Helenius (25-1, 16 KOs) this Saturday night, #3 WBC Dillian Whyte (21-1, 16 KOs) says he wants fights against three heavyweights in his next 3 fights: Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker (25-0, 18 KOs). Whyte’s chances of getting the fights in that order is questionable at beat. Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn is still trying to get WBC heavyweight champion Wilder to agree to face Whyte on February 3.

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Former WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee (35-4-1, 24 KOs) says he wants to fight Daniel Jacobs (32-2, 29 KOs) in his next bout. Lee, 33, also is interested in fighting one of the champions, and he’d like to fight the winner of the Gennady “GGG” Golovkin vs. Saul Canelo Alvarez fight or the winner of the Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux fight for those titles.

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A day after beating WBA Super World bantamweight champion Zhanat Zhakiyanov (27-2, 18 KOs) by a wide 12 round unanimous decision, IBF/WBA 118 lb. champion Ryan Burnett (18-0, 9 KOs) and his promoter Eddie Hearn are interested in fighting champions Jamie McDonnell and Zolani Tete in unification fights.

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2016 Olympic super heavyweight silver medalist Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce is picking Anthony Joshua to take care of business this Saturday night in his title defense against Carlos Takam (35-3-1, 27 KOs) in their fight at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

Joyce, 6’6”, expects Joshua to get Takam out of there quickly and with ease when he squares off with him. Joyce knows what it’s like to be inside the ring with Joshua, as he sparred with him in the past, and he’s rumored to have knocked him down.

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