By Olu Allen
What does Tyson Fury want? One moment he looks to be lining up a fight with former WBA champion Mahmoud Charr as he claims the Anthony Joshua fight is off again. And another moment again, he is back. Tyson Fury has returned to negotiations for the all-British heavyweight super-fight with Anthony Joshua. This has infuriated Mahmoud Charr and he is taunting Tyson Fury to finalize a fight with him.
He has set his rival another deadline and called for him to sign the contract for their showdown today. Joshua has previously insisted that he would sign the contract, but it had to go through his lawyers and management team. Alexander Krassyuk, Usyk’s promoter, believes like me that there won’t be Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua at the end of the day.
Dillian Whyte had joined the fan who thinks the all-British fight won’t happen, so he has called out Anthony Joshua, offering to step in to fight the former heavyweight champion in December in place of Tyson Fury. October comes with sweeter fights. KO artist Deontay Wilder after two consecutive losses to Tyson Fury could be in a position to fight for a heavyweight world title — again. If he beats Robert Helenius on Oct. 15, he will get back to the conversation.
It is dubbed the biggest fight ever to be staged in women’s boxing. On October 15 Clarissa Shield will be slugging it out with her archnemesis, Savannah Marshall. Marshall’s career has been on a constant rise since her debut, winning all 12 of her professional bouts, 10 by knockout. That has brought her to this moment: A fight with two-time Olympic champion Shields, who is similarly undefeated at the pro level.
Shields and Marshall will stake their undefeated records in a high-stakes unification, for the undisputed middleweight crown. Marshall handed Shields her only defeat in a boxing ring, back in 2012, when the two fighters were amateurs. Shields would move forward to cap her highly successful amateur run with a gold medal in two Olympic games. As a pro, Shields captured world titles in three weight classes – with two undisputed reigns.
Another boxer will be going to fight this time not in the ring but on the field. Vladimir Putin has reportedly called up a number of big-name figures in Russia to join the army, including the tallest and heaviest world champion in boxing history.
That’s right, according to reports, 7-foot Nikolai Valuev has received a tap on the shoulder to fight for Putin’s Russia in the war with Ukraine. Below are the rosy fights for October.
October 15 is fully loaded.
Title fight: Sebastian Fundora vs. Carlos Ocampo, 12 rounds, for Fundora’s WBC interim junior middleweight title
Gabriela Fundora vs. TBA, 8 rounds, women’s flyweights
Carlos Adames vs. Juan Macias Montiel, 12 rounds, for the vacant WBC interim middleweight title
Oct. 8: London (DAZN)
Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Conor Benn, 12 rounds, junior middleweights
Mary Romero vs. Ellie Scotney, 10 rounds, women’s junior featherweights
Oct. 15: London (ESPN+)
Title fight: Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall, 10 rounds, for Shields’ WBC, IBF, and WBA middleweight titles and Marshall’s WBO middleweight title
Title fight: Mikaela Mayer vs. Alycia Baumgardner, 10 rounds, for Mayer’s WBO and IBF junior lightweight titles and Baumgardner’s WBC junior lightweight title
Oct. 15: Brooklyn, New York (PBC on Fox PPV)
Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius, 12 rounds, heavyweights
Caleb Plant vs. Anthony Dirrell, 12 rounds, super middleweights
Gary Antonio Russell vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez, 12 rounds, bantamweights
Frank Sanchez vs. Carlos Negron, 10 rounds, heavyweights