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From opponent to mentor: The bond between Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko were friends even before they met in the ring in 2017. That relationship helped Joshua cope with his loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. in June.

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Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua 2 predictions: Who will win?

Andy Ruiz Jr. puts his three belts on the line Saturday in a rematch with Anthony Joshua. Who will win?

Bunce has 'never seen Joshua so focused' for a fight


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Bradley's breakdown: The keys to victory for Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua

Former world champion Timothy Bradley Jr. breaks down the optimal strategies for both fighters.

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Best bets for Ruiz-Joshua 2

Andy Ruiz Jr. looks for a second straight upset of Anthony Joshua. Here is where the betting value lies.

Regaining heavyweight title not an easy task for Anthony Joshua

What does history tell us about Anthony Joshua's chances of regaining the heavyweight title?

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Ruiz on rematch with Joshua: 'I think he'll want me at a distance. He'll run a bit and use the jab'


Andy Ruiz Jr.'s trainer Manny Robles on his expectations for Anthony Joshua's approach and how he expects Ruiz to respond, plus his reasoning for why he feels Ruiz will have to finish the fight again to leave Saudi Arabia with a win. (Via Steve Kim)

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There's more at stake in Ruiz-Joshua 2 than three world titles

The rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua is one of the most anticipated fights of the year, and it carries stakes that resonate well beyond what happens in the ring.

Joshua laughs off weight questions ahead of Ruiz rematch


Joshua: I took a loss for Wilder and Fury




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Crawford ready to defend title at the Garden


The education of Terence Crawford

Terence Crawford was raised a fighter and found his way mostly due to his time in a ring, but it's his time as a father that has created a unique balance that challenges him each and every day.

Crawford stays loyal to his team

Terence "Bud" Crawford's three trainers have helped guide him to success, and their relationship resembles one of a family.




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Teofimo Lopez continues to prepare for his December 14 date against IBF lightweight champion, Richard Commey. His camp is in Flemington, New Jersey, and former two-time world champion, Joey Gamache has been brought in to help out.

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'The TakeOver' has a plan: Teofimo Lopez is ready for stardom

Teofimo Lopez's biggest challenge hasn't been his opponent, but the scale. Lopez knows he can only make 135 pounds for a short while longer and wants to face Vasiliy Lomachenko before its too late.



Here's a look at the completed Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia, where Andy Ruiz and Anthony Joshua engage in their rematch on Saturday. The IBF, WBO and WBA titles (which are currently held by Ruiz) are on the line. (Photo courtesy - Diriyah Season)

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Valdez stops Lopez in 7th to earn world title shot

Oscar Valdez survived a second-round knockdown and some shaky moments to stop Adam Lopez on Saturday.

Valdez sends Lopez flying into the ropes


Kriegel: Valdez didn't answer any questions in win vs. Lopez


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Frampton wins big, Teixeira upsets Adames

Carl Frampton shined in his return, and Patrick Teixeira outpointed Carlos Adames on Saturday.

Frampton sends McCreary to one knee on body shot



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Rafael and Kim: Can Deontay Wilder always find that punch?

Deontay Wilder landed one devastating punch to put Luis Ortiz out. With a Tyson Fury rematch on the horizon, here's what Saturday's fight tells us about Wilder.

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Wilder KO's Ortiz in 7th to retain heavyweight title

Deontay Wilder defended his heavyweight title for the 10th time with a seventh-round KO of Luis Ortiz.

Sports and entertainment world react to Wilder's one-punch KO of Ortiz

Deontay Wilder had spectators in awe of his knockout power in Round 7.

Wilder: 'I'm gonna knock Fury out like I did the first time'


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