All the boxing stories from Tuesday, June 11
Here is a round-up of the best of today’s boxing news…
Heavyweight rumoured to have KOd Anthony Joshua in sparring has next fight announced
Joey Dawejko will be back in action against the formidable Murat Gassiev on July 27 in Arlington, Texas.
The 29-year-old has been a major talking point in boxing over the past week, as it was rumoured he knocked Anthony Joshua out in sparring before the Brit’s upset defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.
One of the most prominent whispers suggested that 19-7-4 heavyweight Dawejko KOd the champion while sparring in preparation for the bout – though the Brit’s promoter Eddie Hearn has denied any such occurrence.
‘I will knock your cousin out’ – Daniel Dubois hits back at Tyson Fury
Daniel Dubois has sent an ominous message to Tyson Fury ahead of his fight against Fury’s cousin Nathan Gorman on July 13.
Having heard the ‘Gypsy King’ declare that he doesn’t rate him and expects Gorman to ‘kick his ass’, the young heavyweight took to social media to issue a response.
The 21-year-old posted: “Lot of respect for you Tyson Fury, but you are wrong.
“I will knock your cousin out on July 13.”
Ben Davison responds to Dillian Whyte’s comments made in talkSPORT column
Ben Davison has responded to Dillian Whyte after the heavyweight ripped into him in a recent talkSPORT column.
Whyte dedicated a section of his piece to criticise Tyson Fury’s coach, after he said he felt the ‘Body Snatcher’ would not be the toughest style match-up for Fury.
Davison gave his response iFL TV: “So we had, ’Ben’s not improved Tyson’ – we had that. I didn’t pick up a Tyson Fury that was fit, in shape, ready to box.
“We went from Monaco [350lbs, November 2017] to what he did in LA [against Deontay Wilder, December 2018].
“So there’s no substance behind that. Everybody knows where Tyson’s come from, what he’s achieved.”
Andy Ruiz Jr honoured for beating Anthony Joshua with novelty ‘Snickers’ belt
Andy Ruiz Jr has added another belt to his rapidly increasing collection – but this one involved considerably less work.
The Mexican-American stunned the boxing world when he climbed off the canvas to beat Anthony Joshua in New York and become heavyweight champion earlier this month.
Along with his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles, Ruiz Jr can now include the ‘Snickers’ heavyweight belt to his honours.
He posted a picture on Instagram while holding the novelty belt, which is emblazoned with a crown, a diamond covered ‘Snickers’ logo and his name.