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Boxing news: Eddie Hearn blasts Tyson Fury vs Otto Wallin, Anthony Joshua reveals who hit him hardest

Here is a round-up of the best of today’s boxing news…

Eddie Hearn slams Tyson Fury for taking ‘easy fights’

Hearn told Sky Sports: “Fury has easy fights that nobody is interested in.

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“He supposed to be the best heavyweight in the world? Nobody is talking about his fight.

“The interest in Fury is diminishing. It is nearly a year since he fought Wilder and what has happened? Nothing.

“Fury is a competitor and is up for a fight, but he’s having fights where he cannot get beaten. His profile will dip and his hunger might as well.”

Eddie Hearn and Tyson Fury regularly exchange words
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Andy Ruiz rages at Tyson Fury for trying to represent Mexico

“Tyson Fury’s talking s***, he’s representing Mexico – he’s not even Mexican, what kind of s*** is that?” he said on Instagram.

“A British f***ing, he ain’t even Mexican, wearing the f***ing Mexican flag, messed up man.

“Stay in your lane, represent your country, Tyson Fury represent your country, represent what you represent.

“He’s cool man. He just needs to stay in his lane – represent where he’s from, shouldn’t be representing another country that he’s not even a little close of.”

Andy Ruiz Jr has not been impressed with Tyson Fury’s antics
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Anthony Joshua names the hardest puncher he’s faced

When asked the question on the Pound For Pound Podcast, Joshua hesitated and then replied: “Who’s hit me the hardest? Yeah, Klitschko.

“I was gonna say Ruiz, but when he hit me that was like a concussion on the back of my head.

“When I went in with Klitschko, yeah, I just knew this could go two ways.

“I could either win or I’m gonna be laid out on my back. You know when you get carried out on a stretcher?”

Anthony Joshua has taken some big shots
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Amir Khan ranks Tyson Fury as best heavyweight in world boxing

“Fury is the most talented,” the former world champion told the Daily Mail.

“Wilder is very dangerous but on the evidence of most of their first fight I can see Tyson out-boxing him over the 12 rounds. Just as long as he doesn’t get caught again by a big punch.

“Fury is No.1 and Wilder No2. We will know who’s No.3 after Joshua-Ruiz II but I’m among those wondering if it is wise for Anthony to do this immediately.”

Amir Khan ranks Fury ahead of all other heavyweights
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Anthony Joshua admits he did want warm-up fight before Andy Ruiz Jr rematch

When asked if he was making the case for having a warm-up fight with certain comments, Joshua admitted he would’ve liked a tune-up, but explained why he’s chosen not to take one.

AJ continued: “I just think, as much as I do want to, I just think I couldn’t because of the reputation I wanna carry in boxing.”

As he considered the prospect of winning the immediate rematch, he added: “Imagine that. This is when I’m saying, ‘I can’t go and fight no lower opponents.’

“That’s what everyone expects, let’s do something different.”

Joshua and Ruiz will go head to head once again in Saudi Arabia on December 7
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Jarrell Miller reportedly in advanced talks with Top Rank and could be a possible opponent for Tyson Fury

Miller was due to challenge Anthony Joshua on June 1 at MSG, but failed multiple VADA tests in April for a variety of different banned substances.

He was never officially banned from boxing, due to a loophole, as his licence with the New York State Athletic Commission had expired, meaning that they did not have the jurisdiction to punish him.

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Promoter Dmitry Salita is in Las Vegas with Otto Wallin as he prepares to face Fury this weekend, and is also working on a deal that could one day lead to Miller facing the Brit, Mike Coppinger reports.

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