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Junior dos Santos challenges Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua: ‘I will beat them up’

The former UFC champion has his eyes set on boxing glory ...

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight kingpin, Junior dos Santos, is making the move to professional boxing with Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in his sights.

Boxing management company S-JAM Boxing announced on Tuesday that it had acquired dos Santos’ services and are working on a fight for “JDS.” In a promo video featuring the former UFC fighter, “Cigano” expressed interest in fighting world-class boxers at the pinnacle of the sport.

“Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury,” JDS said in a promo video. “I really believe at some point it’s going to happen. I’m going to have a big fight against one these guys, and I will beat them up,” dos Santos in the promo.

“JDS” previously expressed interest in competing in boxing.

“We were talking with bareknuckle (BKFC), Bellator, PFL, some boxing conversations as well,” dos Santos told MMA Junkie in August. “I would love to do a boxing fight, but it’s hard to find heavyweights with enough courage to take a fight. These guys are just talking, but let’s see what’s gonna happen. I’m not in a rush.”

dos Santos (21-9) exited UFC on the heels of four consecutive losses to Ciryl Gane, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou — all via knockout within the first two rounds.


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