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Ten huge boxing fights still to happen in 2019, featuring Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Saul Alvarez

Boxing seems to be at an all-time high with television money and big-time promoters making the sport big business right now.

On top of that, there are a slew of stars close to becoming household names.

Joshua needs to reclaim his place at the head of the heavyweight table

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Joshua needs to reclaim his place at the head of the heavyweight table

With just over four months remaining in 2019, let’s take a look at the big fights that remain this year:

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua – December 7, WBO, WBA (super) & IBF heavyweight world titles

This fight is set to happen in Saudi Arabia and promoter Eddie Hearn has already confirmed this, but Andy Ruiz Jr is denying that.

Ruiz Jr shocked the world when he stopped Joshua in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden on June 1, and he was only a late replacement for Jarrell Miller. AJ must win this rematch to ensure he gets all the huge money fights in 2020.

Andy Ruiz Jr smashed Anthony Joshua during their world heavyweight title fight last weekend

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Andy Ruiz Jr smashed Anthony Joshua during their world heavyweight title fight last weekend

Tyson Fury Vs Otto Wallin – September 14

The Gypsy King will return to Las Vegas where he comfortably dispatched Tom Schwarz earlier this year to take on undefeated Swedish southpaw, Otto Wallin.

Fury is essentially killing time before he can get his hands on Deontay Wilder again in early 2020 and while the opponent is somewhat underwhelming, anyone outside of AJ, Wilder and Dillian Whyte probably would be at this point.

Fury celebrated with new co-promoter Bob Arum after beating Schwarz

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Fury celebrated with new co-promoter Bob Arum after beating Schwarz

Tyson Fury celebrates at boozy party in Las Vegas after victory over Tom Schwarz

Vasyl Lomachenko Vs Luke Campbell – August 31, WBC, WBO and WBA lightweight titles

Vasyl Lomachenko is regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world today. But, in Luke Campbell, he meets man who has also tasted Olympic gold and he is facing him on his turf.

Campbell has the skillset to trouble the Ukrainian and this is sure to be one of the best technical fights in a long time.

Campbell and Lomachenko appeared on the talkSPORT Sports Breakfast before speaking to talkSPORT.com

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Campbell and Lomachenko appeared on the talkSPORT Sports Breakfast before speaking to talkSPORT.com

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez – October/November

Canelo is still in search of his next opponent, though it is confirmed that he will return in a mega fight before the end of the year.

If Sergey Kovalev comes through unscathed against Anthony Yarde on August 24, he could well be in the opposite corner.

Billy Joe Saunders, Demetrius Andrade and Jermall Charlo remain alternative options for an October/November date.


Canelo Alvarez is arguabl the biggest draw in boxing today

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Canelo Alvarez is arguabl the biggest draw in boxing today

Sergey Kovalev Vs Anthony Yarde – August 24, WBO light-heavyweight title

Brit Anthony Yarde takes a massive leap in his career when he battles WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev as his mandatory challenger.

Not only is the unbeaten Yarde taking the fight, but he is doing it in Kovalev’s hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia. Tests don’t come much tougher than this.

Anthony Yarde will be making a massive step up to world level

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Anthony Yarde will be making a massive step up to world level

Deontay Wilder Vs Luis Ortiz – November 23, WBC heavyweight title

This rematch is set to happen in Las Vegas and Ortiz is one of the precious few who has managed to trouble Wilder during his reign was WBC champion.

The Cuban southpaw has the chance once more and while this fight isn’t officially set for the date and venue yet, it’s all but done.

Deontay Wilder knocked out Luis Ortiz in a sensational fight last March

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Deontay Wilder knocked out Luis Ortiz in a sensational fight last March

Daniel Dubois Vs Ebenezer Tetteh – September 27, Commonwealth heavyweight title

Triple D continues his rise to stardom by trying to collect another belt, this time facing unbeaten Ghanian Ebenezer Tetteh at the Royal Albert Hall.

Dubois is coming off his super impressive victory over Nathan Gorman for the British heavyweight title at the O2 in July. It’s only a matter of time before he contends for world honours.

Daniel Dubois with the legendary Frank Bruno

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Daniel Dubois with the legendary Frank Bruno

Josh Warrington Vs Sofiane Takoucht – October 12, IBF featherweight title

The French southpaw has lost three times in his career, but after winning eight fights in a row, he has earned the chance to take on the unbeaten Warrington.

The Leeds hero has the likes of Leo Santa Cruz and Shakur Stevenson on his mind, but he is well aware he needs to get this job done first to extend his 29-0 record.

Josh Warrington is the IBF featherweight champion

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Josh Warrington is the IBF featherweight champion

Billy Joe Saunders – October

The WBO super-middleweight champion of the world recently signed with Eddie Hearn to ensure he gets all the big fights he wants.

With many of his targets tied up at the moment, he does not intend to sit on the sidelines. Both Hearn and Saunders say remaining active is key for the 29-year-old and he will fight in October.

Billy Joe Saunders is a two-weight world champion

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Billy Joe Saunders is a two-weight world champion

Dillian Whyte – November/December

Of course, there is a cloud of sorts having over Dillian Whyte at the moment but on the surface of things, this drugs mess will clear itself up eventually.

The Body Snatcher has already attended a hearing regarding the findings and was cleared to fight. Eddie Hearn has stated Whyte will fight again before the end of 2019.

Whyte beat Rivas by unanimous decision last time out

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Whyte beat Rivas by unanimous decision last time out

Other rumoured fights on the horizon include Chris Eubank Jr Vs John Ryder, Dereck Chisora Vs Joseph Parker, Oleksandr Usyk Vs Carlos Takam and Callum Smith potentially facing Billy Joe Saunders either this year or the next.

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