1.30pm Boxing news LIVE: Joshua set to include women on Saudi card, Fury vs Wallin LATEST, Chisora slams promoter Hearn – The Sun

EXCITEMENT is starting to rise for fight fans as we head into a packed boxing schedule.

Tyson Fury looks to be in good shape ahead of his showdown with Otto Wallin, whilst Anthony Joshua has come face-to-face with Andy Ruiz Jr ahead of their huge rematch on December 7.

Follow all of the news from the world boxing right here…

  • TYSON FURY believes he could beat Andy Ruiz Jr with just one hand by “jabbing the nut” off the Mexican.

    The Gypsy King returns to ring this weekend to face undefeated Swede Otto Wallin at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

    Meanwhile, Ruiz will defend the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world titles he claimed in his shock victory over Anthony Joshua back in June on December 7 in Saudi Arabia in a rematch against the Brit.

    Fury, 31, is expected to battle WBC champ Deontay Wilder again next year after the pair’s dramatic draw last December.

    And even though he has spoken of his respect for the Bronze Bomber previously, Fury insists he would ease past the other king of the heavyweight division.

    Speaking on the ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’ podcast, he said: “I think his win over Anthony Joshua was very good on two weeks’ notice.

    “I would tie one hand behind my back and beat him with either one. I’d jab his nut right off. That would be the easiest fight ever.”

  • Eddie Hearn has slammed Tyson Fury’s Saturday night fight against Otto Wallin.

    The Gypsy King takes on the unbeaten Swedish southpaw this Saturday in Las Vegas but Anthony Joshua’s promoter says it is a “non-existent” fight.

    Hearn told IFL TV: “ESPN and Bob Arum are having an absolute stinker because this fight is non-existent. Non-existent.

    “There will be no one in the arena, other than complimentary tickets. I mean, Fury’s a genius, because he’s done this big deal where he’s just having all these easy fights.

    “But his profile is going like that [downhill] because no one even knows he’s fighting. After beating Tom Schwarz last time out, Fury now fights Otto Wallin.

    “So all this big stuff about ESPN, the exposure, no one knows he’s fighting. No one is going to the venue.”

    He added: “Who is talking about him? This is Fury, he’s supposed to be the best heavyweight in the world. He’s fighting on Saturday, no one knows.

    “It’s on Box Office in the UK – are you mad? The whole thing [Fury v Wilder rematch] just seems weird. I don’t know what’s happening.”

  • WE'RE gearing up for a stunning few months of boxing.

    Throughout the divisions we've got some huge bouts coming up – and firstly, it's the return of Tyson Fury to Las Vegas.

    And the Gypsy King maintains he has everything geared towards his bout with Otto Wallin – and not Oleksandr Usyk.

    He said: “I don't think much about [Usyk], to be honest. He never enters the brain waves. Never. He's not someone I'd rather think about, to be honest.

    “I could probably beat Usyk with one arm tied behind my back and I'll let you pick which one you want me to fight with, left or right. Either way it would be goodnight.”

    While Dereck Chisora levelled an incredible rant at his own promoter Eddie Hearn ahead of his bout on the undercard of Josh Taylor vs Regis Prograis.

    He said: “Who is the main event on this show, because if it is not me then you can give me more money or pull me off the f***ing show?

    “I am not joking. You are not going to get me to sell out this even and be f****** chief support. No one cares about the little guys, people only care about heavyweights.

    “You cannot expect me to sell out the O2 for these guys, with my London fans. F*** that.”

    And finally Anthony claims there could be a women's fight on the undercard of his controversial bout in Saudi Arabia.

    After being criticised for his stance on the strict Muslim kingdom's anti-homosexuality laws, he told BBC 5 Live Boxing: “We are looking at potentially putting a woman on the undercard.

    “We've listened to the critics and asked questions to organisers. The event will be spectacular, no doubt about it.”

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