8am Boxing news LIVE: Fury set to spar Joshua, Mayweather hints at Pacquiao rematch, Hearn eyes Canelo deal – The Sun

DANIEL Dubois returns to the ring this weekend as the British heavyweight champion defends his crown against Kyotaro Fujimoto at the Olympic Park.

And Tyson Fury could spar Anthony Joshua despite the two being heavyweight rivals.

The Gypsy King has also been told by Conor McGregor to take his trainer back after splitting with Ben Davison last week.

Follow the latest gossip and boxing news below…

  • EDDIE HEARN would sign Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez “in an absolute heartbeat” if he was to split with Golden Boy Promotions.

    Mexican superstar Canelo, 29, is promoted by boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, but the pair were embroiled in a public spat this year.

    Alvarez called his promoter “disloyal” with the duo said to have fallen out after the middleweight king drew with Gennady Golovkin in 2017.

    And rival promoter Hearn, whose US fights are streamed on DAZN the same as De La Hoya, admitted he would do whatever it takes to snap up the unhappy champion should he become available.

    He told Business Insider: “He’s a huge draw, does unbelievable numbers, and he’s the pound-for-pound number one at the moment.

    “He’s a very good fighter. In that respect, he’d be the one to get.

    “It would be [the obvious fit] because he’d have to deal with DAZN and we’ve got a deal with DAZN as well.

    “I would never have conversation with a fighter who was under contract. “But if he was to become available, would we want to work with Canelo? F***ing hell, in an absolute heartbeat.”

  • FLOYD MAYWEATHER ignited his rivalry with Manny Pacquiao by branding him as “victim 48.”

    The undefeated boxer has dropped subtle hints that he is prepared to come out of retirement next year for a final swansong.

    There has been talk of a sensational rematch against the legendary Pacquiao after their last fight in 2015.

    The American made it win 48 on the night and he was provided with the perfect opportunity to remind the Filipino of his victory.

    At an event in Vegas, a fan asked him to sign a ticket from their fight just over four years ago.

    Despite mobiles being banned, Mayweather broke the rules by demanding the fan filmed what was about to happen next.

    In a video posted by TMZ, the 42-year-old then said: “So, what I'm about to do right now is sign 'Victim 48.

    “So, what I'm gonna go for you … I gotta cross him out!”

    Mayweather then drew a black cross across his face before writing 48 above his head.

  • CANELO ALVAREZ has vacated his WBO light-heavyweight title – just six weeks after he beat Sergey Kovalev to win it.

    The Mexican superstar, 29, has fuelled speculation that he will return to super-middleweight for his next fight.

    The four-weight world title holder jumped up two divisions for his win over Kovalev in Las Vegas.

    But he is expected to drop back down to middleweight or super-middleweight after vacating his belt.

    Speaking about his decision, Canelo said: “I know that my accomplishments in the ring have brought pride to my fans and my country.

    “I have longed enjoyed my relationship with the WBO and appreciate all they do to preserve and enhance the sport of boxing.

    “This agreement allows the WBO to have its light heavyweight title contested regularly and allows me to pursue bouts against the best opponents, regardless of weight class.”

  • TOMMY FURY has revealed he can't land a shot on brother Tyson Fury during sparring sessions.

    The Gypsy King, 31, has been putting the Love Island star, 20, through his paces ahead of his return to the ring on December 21.

    Tommy has turned his attention back to boxing after finishing as runner-up in the ITV hit show this summer.

    The 20-year-old has been training with the former heavyweight world champion ahead of his third professional fight.

    He admitted he has been learning a lot but still has a long way to go to reach his brother's level.

    Speaking about their sessions, he told BT Sport, he said: “It is always good. I can learn everything off him. But there's not that much point sparring him because I can't land a shot!

    “But the experience counts at the end of the day.”

    When asked if Fury goes easy on him, he said: “Sometimes, but depends if he has had his dinner.”

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