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Boxing news: Anthony Joshua talks retirement, Hughie Fury wants to fight for world title again, Dillian Whyte promises ‘pain’ for Mariusz Wach

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In it for the long haul

Anthony Joshua has vowed to keep fighting until he 50 even if he loses his rematch to Andy Ruiz in December.

There are some questioning where Joshua will go next if he fails to defeat Ruiz for a second time, with the Mexican promising to help retire the challenger, but the Brit is determined that will not be the case.

AJ said during Sky’s face-to-face Gloves Are Off show: “It is weird because you get, ‘Ah, if you lose your next fight you should retire.’

“I say, ‘You didn’t tell me to get in the gym so who are you to tell me to get out of the gym?’

“I swear I’ll fight till I’m 50. I fight because I love the game.”

Anthony Joshua says he will fight until he is 50
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Point to prove

Hughie Fury has said he has fixed his problems in the ring and has vowed to fight for a world title again once he has dealt with Pavel Sour.

Fury is in action this Saturday in Monaco and is keen to put on a show following several lacklustre showings.

Since losing to Joseph Parker for the WBO title, Fury was beaten by Kubrat Pulev, stopped Sam Sexton, defeated an ageing Samuel Peter before losing to Alexander Povetkin.

Hughie Fury failed to win the WBO title from Joseph Parker

“I’ve been in big fights but you will see a big difference on Saturday,” Fury said. “We have fixed a lot of problems. I’m looking forward to getting back in the mix.

“I’m not afraid to get in with anyone. It’s about learning, taking the positives from those fights, building and getting better. They were all good learning experiences.”

Inflicting pain

Dillian Whyte has vowed to bring plenty of pain when he faces Mariusz Wach on the undercard of the Ruiz Jr vs Joshua rematch on December 7.

Brixton’s ‘Body Snatcher’ beat Oscar Rivas to become WBC ‘interim’ champion and, as a result, mandatory challenger for the heavyweight world title on July 20, but has not fought since.

It will be a stern test for Whyte against the Polish veteran Wach (35-5, 19 KOs), who lost out by unanimous decision to Wladimir Klitschko and has been a sparring partner for Anthony Joshua in the past.

“He’s a very tough guy, very experienced. He’s game and knows what this opportunity means, beating me, so I’m expecting a tough, strong Mariusz Wach, but obviously this is my time now,” Whyte said.

Dillian Whyte has vowed to bring pain to Wach in Saudi Arabia

“Crack another skull and get closer to fighting for a world title. This is very important, a good learning fight for me.

“He’s a very credible guy, he’s fought top contenders, so what more can I ask for?

“You know me, I come with maximum violence. I come to put work in. Nothing is different or has changed. I’m going to try and bring as much pain as I can.”



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