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28 year old UFC middleweight Josh Samman is dead

28 year old UFC middleweight Josh Samman is dead

UFC middleweight Josh Samman has died after spending almost a week in a coma at a Florida hospital.

The 28-year-old and his room-mate Troy Kirkingburg were found unresponsive in their apartment last Thursday by a friend.

Samman was unresponsive when authorities arrived and Kirkingburg was declared dead at the scene, the Police Department of Hollywood, Florida, confirmed.

Samman‘s manager Gary Ibarra issued a statement to Fox Sports on Wednesday which read: “It is with a heavy heart that the family of Joshua Samman, well-known professional mixed martial artist, promoter and author, have announced his passing this morning at 7:20am at Regional Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. He was 28 years old.

“The cause of death has yet to be determined pending an autopsy. The family asks that Josh’s privacy be respected and that everyone continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.”
Samman‘s mother released a statement to Fox Sports on Monday stating that, contrary to online rumours, “there was no heroin found in Josh’s system whatsoever”.

Samman joined the UFC in 2013 after amassing a record of 9-2 in lower competitions in the sport.

He claimed stoppage victories over Eddie Gordon and Caio Magalhaes before suffering consecutive losses to Tamdan McCrory and Tim Boetsch.

Samman had been due to face Oluwale Bamgbose at UFC Fight Night 102 on December 9 in New York.

May his soul rest in peace! Amen

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Anthony Joshua to Face Joseph Parker in March

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Anthony Joshua to Face Joseph Parker in March

WBA and IBF champion of the world, Anthony Joshua has putten  his titles on the line in a quest to add another world title triumph to his legacy.

Joshua will box against WBO title holder Joseph Parker in a heavyweight unification clash in Cardiff on March 31.

After 20 straight victories, all by knockout, Joshua hopes to take another step towards becoming the undisputed world heavyweight champion.

According to AJ;

“I like to fight, that’s the main objective, and it’s showing I’m never shy of a competition,” said Joshua, who is a Sky Ambassador.

“He’s a respectable competitor, he is the WBO heavyweight champion of the world, so it’s like one step closer to adding a strap to my legacy. That’s what makes it exciting.”

Parker has however sworn to rip away Joshua’s two world titles by racking up his 25th straight victory. In his words;

“Anthony Joshua is in for a huge shock,” Parker said. “A couple of months ago I heard him say ‘why should I be worried about this little kid from New Zealand’?

“Well, now he’s about to find out. The world is about to find out whether AJ can really take a punch. My entire existence is now devoted to proving what the boxing world already knows.”

Anthony Joshua defeats Carlos Takam to retain WBA, IBF Titles

Joshua recorded a successful title defence, a 10th-round stoppage victory over Carlos Takam in front of a massive attendance at the Principality Stadium in October.

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Tyson Fury Cleared to Resume Boxing

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Tyson Fury tests positive for cocaine

Tyson Fury Cleared to Resume Boxing

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury who tested positive to a banned steroid in February 2015,  has been cleared to continue his boxing career after accepting a backdated two-year doping ban.

Despite accepting the backdated two year ban, Tyson Fury  whose last match was a victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 blamed the dope result on eating uncastrated wild boar.

The new development means that Tyson will be free to return to the ring as soon as he regains his boxing licence from the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC), whom have also accepted the outcome.

 

Following the decision, Fury wasted no time to call out the reigning IBF and WBA heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua, saying “where you at boy? I’m coming for you punk“.

Anthony Joshua successfully defended his world titles in October, while the other two world belts are held by American Deontay Wilder and New Zealand’s Joseph Parker.

 

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Boxing Champ, Anthony Joshua Goes Training on Top of Burj Al Arab (See Photos)

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Boxing Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua seems to be working on his endurance and more as he was pictured on Wednesday morning working out on top of the luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

Wearing adoring white shorts, boots, and gloves, Anthony Joshua also showed off his amazing body physique for the camera.

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