Tag: Heavyweight

Manuel Charr defeats Alexander Ustinov after double hip replacement

OBERHAUSEN, Germany — Seven months after a double hip replacement, Manuel Charr defeated Alexander Ustinov of Russia by unanimous decision for the vacant WBA secondary heavyweight title on Saturday. The judges awarded it 115-111, 116-111 and 115-112 in favor of Charr, who became the first German heavyweight champion since Max Schmeling in the early 1930s. […]

Deontay Wilder declares War on Anthony Joshua

Undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has thrown down the gauntlet to Anthony Joshua after devastating Bermane Stiverne in a mandatory defence of his title. After knocking his opponent out in a brutal first round at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, the US boxer called out to his British rival: "I declare war on you. […]

Is Anthony Joshua “Big Josh” or “Little Josh”?

In the gym, Anthony Joshua is ‘Big Josh’ — understandable at 6ft 5in and nearly 18st — to avoid any confusion. He may tower over his namesake in and outside the ropes in Josh Buatsi, but the Olympic light heavyweight is anything but ‘Little Josh’. “If we’re both in the gym, he’s Big Josh and […]

WWE World Heavyweight Champion returns

Twenty-five percent. Or one in four. That’s the percentage of main-eventers who have returned from injury. Cena’s cameo at WrestleMania 32 was just that, with a couple of months of rehab prescribed. The same goes for Randy Orton and another whose comeback will split ear drums when the moment dawns. Seth Rollins was rumored to […]