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ANTHONY JOSHUA and Andy Ruiz Jr held their final press conference in London ahead of December's massive fight in Saudi Arabia.

And AJ surprised punters by labelling the man who stunned him in New York "the best heavyweight out there" – while former world champion Joseph Parker has claimed Tyson Fury is in good shape ahead of his Otto Wallin fight.

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  • DEREK CHISORA waged war against his own show and promoter Eddie Hearn for being bumped off the main-event slot.

    Super-lightweight stars Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis are topping the London show on October 26 for the World Boxing Super Series final and the Muhammad Ali trophy.

    He said: “Who is the main event on this show, because if it is not me then you can give me more money or pull me off the f***ing show?

    “I am not joking. You are not going to get me to sell out this even and be f****** chief support. No one cares about the little guys, people only care about heavyweights.

    “You cannot expect me to sell out the O2 for these guys, with my London fans. F*** that.”

    Before adding: “I am tired of selling your shows and not getting any f****** money. Get me a share of that money in my pocket.

    “I am sorry for doing this right now but I feel like you are f***** me with no Vaseline. That is it.

    “No on gives a fuck about the Ali trophy. We haven’t read about the Ali trophy for six months. The heavyweight division is back. Just give me more money got I am out.”

  • REGIS PROGRAIS has insisted he doesn't see how Josh Taylor can think he can beat him.

    He said: “I'm excited, this is a dream to me.

    “A lot of fighters be fighting 20-30 years and they don't get this opportunity.

    “Two undefeated fighters in their prime. 

    “This is a huge show and I'm excited to be a part of it.

    “I really cannot see how he can beat me.”

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