JUST when you thought it was safe to book a trip to Saudi Arabia on August 14, Deontay Wider emerged and threatened to scupper the long-proposed Anthony Joshua-Tyson Fury showdown.

Matt Christie, after a day of attempting to get to the bottom of the mess for Boxing News, does his best to explain the situation alongside Alex Steedman. In it there are old clues from America and new evidence that tell us the worst: Joshua-Fury just ain’t happening.

Josh Taylor guests ahead of his sumptuous clash with Jose Ramirez. That super-lightweight barnburner is previewed in detail and the action from last weekend – including wins for Joshua Buatsi and Jason Cunningham – is reviewed.

Carl Froch’s savage victory over Lucian Bute is remembered in This Week In History while the legendary Reg Gutteridge is the subject of this week’s book recommendation.

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