Fight-size Boxing Update: Anthony Joshua Plays Chess, Claressa Shields, Ted Cheeseman's Next Fight

Your fight-size boxing update:

- Below is a video posted on Twitter of Anthony Joshua playing chess after his June 1 loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. at Madison Square Garden.

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- Undisputed middleweight champion Claressa Shields hinted on Twitter that she may be considering competing in MMA.

- BBBofC British junior middleweight champion Ted Cheeseman's next opponent has been revealed. Cheeseman will take on Kieron Conway on the June 21 JD NXTGEN show taking place at York Hall and will be streamed on DAZN. The card will be headlined by Conor Benn defending his WBA Continental welterweight title.

- The full lineup for a boxing card at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts on June 14 has been unveiled. The card will be headlined by former world champion Jose Antonio Rivera competing in his 50th pro fight. The lineup for the event is as follows:

  • Jose Antonio Rivera vs. Travis Scott
  • Kendrick Ball Jr. vs. Juan Celin Zapata
  • Omar Bordoy Jr. vs. Tyrone Luckey
  • Sydney Maccow vs. Anthony Everett
  • Owen Minor vs. Alejandro Santiato
  • Eslih Owusu vs. Jose Angel Ortiz
  • Sharad Collier vs. Bruno Dias
  • Elijah Peixoto vs. Carlos Galnido
  • Philip Davis vs. Henry Garcia

- Frank Warren announced that Archie Sharp will defend his WBO European super featherweight title against Jordy McCorry on July 13 on the undercard of a boxing show at The O2 headlined by Daniel Dubois vs. Nathan Gorman for the BBBofC British heavyweight title.

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