Here is a round-up of the best of today’s boxing news…
Tyson Fury heaps praise on Charlie Zelenoff, claims Deontay Wilder didn’t beat him
In a seemingly half-joking, half-serious conversation with a group of reporters, Britain’s ‘Gypsy King’ remained deadpan as he claimed to be an admirer of the internet troll Wilder once travelled across America to beat up.
Fury said of the incident: “That was quite a good fight really, I thought Charlie did really well to be fair. He took a couple of punches and he tried to fight back.
“The guy’s obviously unwell, so I thought it was a good fight to be fair. I’m a big fan of his.
“I’m a big fan of Charlie Zelenoff, he’s like 350-0 or whatever.
“He had a draw with Deontay Wilder and he beat up Floyd Mayweather Sr.”
Andy Ruiz Jr responds to abuse from Anthony Joshua fan with hilarious reply
Ruiz’s life has changed a great deal since he knocked out AJ on June 1 at MSG.
Mexico’s first heavyweight champion landed a huge army of new fans upon shocking the world, but also picked up his fair share of detractors.
Many of those come from Joshua’s fanbase, who were disappointed to see their man lose his unified titles.
While most paid respect to the new champion, as AJ did himself, some others have decided to take it upon themselves to send Ruiz abuse on social media.
Frank Warren has fired back at promotional rival Eddie Hearn over his criticism of Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin.
Anthony Joshua’s promoter declared earlier this week that nobody is interested in Fury because he’s taking easy fights and even claimed there are low ticket sales for the event.
In response, Warren told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Well, you know, he’s always got something to say about somebody, hasn’t he? He doesn’t stop.
“He’s got enough on his own plate at the moment, he’s trying to resurrect his man who got badly exposed and he’s off to Saudi to do it.
“Always a pound note speaks for him and that’s where he’s going.
“He’s gotta keep everything crossed, he’s probably looking like Ben Turpin at the moment because he needs his man to win.
“If he gets beat again next time Joshua, then it’s all over.”
Dave Allen cancels next fight
After posting some worrying messages and deleting his Twitter account earlier this week, Allen has now put out the below Instagram notice to let his fans know he will no longer be fighting on October 19 in Newcastle.
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Hi everyone, I will not be fighting October 19th, my frame of mind is not one I believe I can put together any kind of training camp for this fight and ultimately physically I am not feeling ready to compete October 19th and at the moment even beyond that but I will cross that bridge when it comes to it, I made and make comments all the time that people will questionand furthermore blow up to create headlines or drama but for me there just how I feel and the norm, I will be taking some time off social media and spending time back in the real world as I feel this is something I have needed to do for a long time, I don’t have the want or the need for anyone’s sympathy hatred or anything in between, I will be back I always am but I’m going to be David for a while the white rhino is tired x