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DARREN FOREMAN: Joshua can light up dull division

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It was great to see English heavyweight Anthony Joshua burst onto the professional scene on Saturday night at the O2.

The division used to be the pinnacle of the sport and the most glamorous part of the sport, and it seems to have been in the doldrums for a while now.

This was highlighted by Wladimir Klitschko’s dull 12-round destruction of number one contender Alexander Povetkin in Moscow on Saturday.

Klitschko is the master of using his size to his advantage and he did this superbly again.

Hopefully big Joshua can ruffle a few feathers in the division over the next few years.

While we’re on boxing, I hope Scarborough’s very own Danny Price can get back in the ring soon.

I’m not sure what is going on with his promoter Frank Maloney and why he hasn’t been in the ring for a while, but he has made a solid start in the professional ranks and hopefully he can kick on again soon.

There has been a lot written and said about Manchester City and England keeper Joe Hart over the past couple of weeks.

Hart bounced back well against Everton and I expect him to continue that for England against Montenegro and Poland over the next week.

PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK:

Tai Woffinden, who rode through the pain barrier to win the Speedway World Championship title in Poland at the weekend. Woffinden has been riding with a fractured collarbone.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“It’s wonderful when people say such things but football is a tough world - and as quickly as you can be flavour of the month, you are only ever one or two bad games away from being slated.”

Andros Townsend.

 

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