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“He’s just as good as Tyson Fury’ – Anthony Joshua says as he names five boxers he could fight take after fighting Oleksandr Usyk
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“He’s just as good as Tyson Fury’ – Anthony Joshua says as he names five boxers he could fight take after fighting Oleksandr Usyk

Heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua has named five fights he could have after Oleksandr Usyk and also claims his next opponent is ‘just as good’ as Tyson Fury. AJ’s clash with Usyk was finally confirmed on Tuesday, July 20 as a 60,000 sell-out for September 25 at Tottenham Hotspur stadium. AJ, 31, won Olympic super-heavyweight gold at London 2012 the day after Usyk, now 34, won the same medal in the heavyweight division. Usyk went on to rule the 14st 4lbs cruiserweight division as undisputed champion and has now enjoyed two warm-up fights in the blue-riband ranks. Now the WBO has ordered 24-1 AJ to face the undefeated southpaw - and the Englishman is adamant he possesses just as many skills as Fury. However, Joshua who has the WBA, IBF and WBO titles, says he...
‘I feel like I’ve made it’ – Wan-Bissaka on Man Utd move as Red Devils are linked with new right-back
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‘I feel like I’ve made it’ – Wan-Bissaka on Man Utd move as Red Devils are linked with new right-back

The 23-year-old defender enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence at Crystal Palace before completing a £50m move to Old Trafford Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been discussing how his £50 million ($68m) move to Manchester United came about and why he could not turn down the chance to link up with the Red Devils. The highly-rated defender headed to Old Trafford in the summer of 2019, having enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence at Crystal Palace. Just one full season of senior football was taken in before becoming the subject of a big-money bid , with the 23-year-old having to overcome initial doubts before taking the plunge with a Premier League heavyweight.
Deontay Wilder’s fiancee accuses Tyson Fury of ‘buying time’ after his positive Covid-19 test delayed their trilogy
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Deontay Wilder’s fiancee accuses Tyson Fury of ‘buying time’ after his positive Covid-19 test delayed their trilogy

Deontay Wilder's fiancee Telli Swift has accused Tyson Fury of 'buying time' after their trilogy bout was pushed back until October because of his positive Covid-19 test. Recall Fury contracted Covid-19, following an outbreak in his camp, making their anticipated showdown on July 24 was disrupted. The fight has now been pushed back to October Wilder's fiancee has now accused the British boxer of buying time, insisting that the fight should have gone ahead on the original date as planned. 'You've trained so hard, blood, sweat, and tears. And then for someone to have Covid, and Deontay's fight with torn biceps, broken fingers, burns on his arms, and he still fought,' Swift told TMZ. 'I just feel like with Covid and you have 16 days until the fight, he should still be able to figh...
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy Fight Rearranged for October 9
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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy Fight Rearranged for October 9

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight trilogy bout has been postponed after the Briton contracted Covid-19. The rivals were set to clash for the third time in Las Vegas on 24 July, with the first fight having ended as a split draw in December 2018 before Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round in February 2020. WBC champion Fury had agreed on a deal to take on compatriot Anthony Joshua this summer, but an arbitrator ruled in May that the ‘Gypsy King’ was contractually obliged to face Wilder once more by September. Fury’s third fight against his American rival will now be held on October 9 Fury said: “I want nothing more than to smash the ‘Big Dosser’ on 24 July, but I guess the beating will have to wait. Make no mistake, I will be back and better than ever. We will f...
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder: WBC postpones heavyweight trilogy fight
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Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder: WBC postpones heavyweight trilogy fight

British boxer, Tyson Fury’s heavyweight trilogy title defence against American fighter, Deontay Wilder has been postponed. The July 24 heavyweight fight was postponed after members of Fury’s camp contracted COVID-19. The World Boxing Council, WBC, confirmed this in a tweet via their Twitter handle on Friday. The WBC, however, did not say when the trilogy fight would now hold. “Fury vs Wilder III will be postponed,” the WBC tweeted. “We wish Tyson Fury’s team and him speedy recovery from COVID.” Recall that Fury handed Wilder a brutal beating in seven one-sided rounds in their second fight in February last year. Their first fight, in December 2018 ended in a controversial split-decision draw in which Fury was knocked down twice. Neither Fury nor Wilder has fought si...
Euro 2020: Jorginho speaks after scoring penalty to send Italy to final
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Euro 2020: Jorginho speaks after scoring penalty to send Italy to final

  Chelsea star, Jorginho has spoken of the moment he scored the winning penalty against Spain to help Italy progress to the final of the Euro 2020 championship. After playing out a 1-1 draw, both heavyweights settled for a penalty shootout after 120 minutes of enthralling action. Italy goalkeeper, Gianlugi Donnarumma saved Alvaro Morata’s kick with Jorginho stepping up to seal his country’s place in the final. And the Brazilian-born Chelsea midfielder found the back of the net in the most nonchalant fashion. “When you take the kick, you feel this weight fall off your shoulders! I tried to forget everything around me, focus on what I’d trained to do, took a deep breath and got on with it,” Jorginho told Sky Sport Italia. “It was a struggle against a great team tha...
Italy and Spain renew rivalry in heavyweight battle
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Italy and Spain renew rivalry in heavyweight battle

Italy and Spain are two teams that seem to have forgotten what it feels like to lose - but something must give in their semi-final showdown at Euro 2020. Spain have shrugged off pre-tournament tension, coronavirus chaos and gruelling knockout clashes to extend an impressive run that has seen them suffer just one defeat in 29 games and go unbeaten in 13. A transitional side are aiming for a third European Championship crown in four editions but Italy, another continental heavyweight revived under Roberto Mancini, head to Wembley having not tasted defeat for 32 fixtures, going back to September 2018. The teams have met 10 times at major tournaments, with Italy retaining the upper hand until Spain beat them on penalties en route to their Euro 2008 triumph - befo...
Arsenal midfielder Nelson puts North London home up for sale
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Arsenal midfielder Nelson puts North London home up for sale

Arsenal midfielder Reiss Nelson has put his North London home up for sale. Greek heavyweights Olympiakos and three other English clubs have reportedly been in contact with Nelson over the possibility of a move in recent weeks, and the player himself has now dropped a significant hint that a departure from Arsenal could soon be on the cards. Nelson has put his Hadley Wood home up for sale, according to Mansion Global. The midfielder is considering his future after a disappointing last season with the Gunners.
We have great respect for Lukaku’ – Italy braced for tough test against Belgium striker, says Chiellini
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We have great respect for Lukaku’ – Italy braced for tough test against Belgium striker, says Chiellini

The  Juventusd is well aware of the threat the Inter star will pose in their Euro 2020 quarter-final clash Italy have "great respect" for Romelu Lukaku, according to Giorgio Chiellini, who says the Azzurri are braced for a tough test against the Belgium striker. Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena will play host to a heavyweight Euro 2020 clash between Italy and Belgium on Friday night, where both teams will be defending 100 per cent records. Lukaku has played a key role in the Red Devils' run to the last eight, and Chiellini is well aware of the threat the forward will pose the Azzurri after seeing him fire Inter to their first Serie A crown in 11 years last season.
‘I’m going to run you over with a train’ – Deontay Wilder tells Tyson Fury ahead of July trilogy fight
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‘I’m going to run you over with a train’ – Deontay Wilder tells Tyson Fury ahead of July trilogy fight

Former WBC champion, Deontay Wilder has warned current WBC champion, Tyson Fury ahead of their third fight in Las Vegas on July 24.   Wilder, an Alabama native, will attempt to avenge his stoppage loss to Fury when the heavyweight rivals share the ring and Wilder has threatened Fury.   Tyson Fury said the third fight against Deontay Wilder will finish even quicker than his emphatic win last time around.   At this month's pre-match press conference, Fury had told Wilder that he would build his weight up to 300lbs to 'run him over like I'm an 18-wheeler.' But Wilder has posted his response on social media after appearing to lift a 310lb weight that would be bigger than Fury's envisioned weight. "I'm going be a train," said Wilder. "You say a semi-tr...
My Fight with Tyson Fury has to happen. It’s bigger than boxing, bigger than the belts – Anthony Joshua
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My Fight with Tyson Fury has to happen. It’s bigger than boxing, bigger than the belts – Anthony Joshua

Heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua has stated that he must fight Tyson Fury no matter what happens in his next fight. A court arbitration in the US ruled that Fury must fight Deontay Wilder causing the collapse of the fight between Fury and Joshua. Fury and Wilder will now clash on July 24 in Las Vegas in a third WBC heavyweight title fight while Joshua will defend his IBF, WBA and WBO gold against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk in late September at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. According to Joshua who is the WBO, IBO and IBF champion, Tyson's team is to blame for their proposed fight breaking down but insists thr world title clash 'has to happen' in the future because it is "bigger than boxing, bigger than the belts". Joshua told Sky Sports News "U...
Two own goals help rejuvenated Germany thrash Portugal
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Two own goals help rejuvenated Germany thrash Portugal

Two own goals in four first-half minutes helped a rejuvenated Germany to a crucial 4-2 comeback thrashing of Portugal in a sweltering hot Euro 2020 Group F blockbuster in Munich. The pressure was on the hosts after their opening match loss to France and, after a positive start, they went behind to a brilliant counter-attack from Portugal, with Cristiano Ronaldo tapping in his 107th international goal and first against Germany after good work from Bernardo Silva and Diogo Jota. There were just 15 minutes on the clock but Germany were frustrated and their hopes of a place in the knockout stages was in doubt - but the game then flipped on its head when Portugal defenders Ruben Dias (35) and Raphael Guerreiro (39) each turned the ball into their own net. It is the firs...
‘Messi has to finish his career at Barcelona’ – Koeman confident new contract will be announced ‘soon’
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‘Messi has to finish his career at Barcelona’ – Koeman confident new contract will be announced ‘soon’

The Blaugrana boss believes fresh terms will be agreed with a talismanic figure at Camp Nou, preventing him from hitting free agency Ronald Koeman says Lionel Messi "has to finish his career at Barcelona", with the Blaugrana boss expecting a contract extension for the mercurial Argentine to be announced "soon". The six-time Ballon d'Or winner is yet to make an official decision on his future, with the 33-year-old still seeing his current deal run down towards free agency. The expectation is, however, that he will extend a career-long association with the Liga heavyweights, with fresh terms on the table and ready to be signed.
Wilder will Knock Anthony Joshua Out in Round 1 – Fury
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Wilder will Knock Anthony Joshua Out in Round 1 – Fury

  British boxer, Tyson Fury, has claimed Deontay Wilder will knock out Anthony Joshua in the first round if they ever fight. He also lashed out at Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn, claiming “they are businessmen and I am a Spartan”. Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight belt against Wilder in Las Vegas on July 24. This comes after a mega-fight with Joshua fell apart. Joshua will instead put his IBF, WBA and WBO belts on the line against Oleksandr Usyk in September. “I’ll deal with these guys later – the most important thing to me is Wilder, the most dangerous heavyweight in the world who would knock out Joshua in the first round. “I’ve got to get past Wilder then those guys will get their five minutes of fame. I’ll give them the biggest beatdown they have ha...
Fury and Wilder face to face – expect mind games!
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Fury and Wilder face to face – expect mind games!

The last time Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder sat at a press conference to debate their fight, the first meaningful blow was landed. Trouble was, Wilder did not realise. "What I did last time wasn't good enough so I'm changing it up, and we'll look for the knockout," Fury said. "It's a bold move to fight fire with fire. But there it was, not so much a clue but a clear and obvious declaration from Fury that he intended to perform a 180-degree about-turn with his tactics. Sure enough, he rampaged through a startled Wilder in seven dominant rounds of their rematch. They will come head to head for the first time since Wilder was left bloodied and floored, his unbeaten record and fearsome aura in tatters, on Tuesday at 9pm to officially announce a trilogy match for July 24 in L...
‘Juve’s in his blood!’ – Turkish defender Demiral nets historic own goal to open Euro 2020 against Italy
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‘Juve’s in his blood!’ – Turkish defender Demiral nets historic own goal to open Euro 2020 against Italy

The centre-back's game took an unfortunate turn as he scored an own goal against the country he calls home Merih Demiral was the unfortunate protagonist of Friday's Euro 2020 opener between Turkey and Italy as the tournament kicked off with an own goal for the first time ever. The big moment came in the 53rd minute following a fairly dull first half, with Turkey defender Demiral forced to turn the ball into his own net from a Domenico Berardi cross. Italy would go on to win the match 3-0 after further goals from Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne. The irony of Demiral being a Juventus player was not lost on those watching the game, who were quick to joke about the Turkey defender's connections to the Italian heavyweights.
Nigerian MMA fighter, Israel Adesanya to take on Italy’s Marvin Vettori on Saturday Night
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Nigerian MMA fighter, Israel Adesanya to take on Italy’s Marvin Vettori on Saturday Night

Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial fighter will take on Italy's Marvin Vettori this weekend to defend his title following a failed attempt to win a second belt from UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz in March.     The setback marked the first loss of Adesanya’s MMA career, but the UFC middleweight champion will have to defend his title against Marvin Vettori at the UFC 263 in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday, June 12.   The pair met once before in April 2018 with Adesanya earning a split decision victory.   In the co-main event, Deiveson Figueiredo will defend his flyweight championship against Brandon Moreno. The two men fought to a draw this past December.
‘Cristiano has had bad games’ – Man Utd star Fernandes reveals how Ronaldo inspired him
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‘Cristiano has had bad games’ – Man Utd star Fernandes reveals how Ronaldo inspired him

The Portuguese playmaker has become a talismanic presence at Old Trafford, as he follows in the footsteps of an iconic countryman Bruno Fernandes admits to taking inspiration from all areas of Cristiano Ronaldo's game, with the Manchester United midfielder following in illustrious footsteps at Old Trafford. A fellow countryman started out on his path to superstardom with Premier League heavyweights, with the first of five Ballons d'Or and as many Champions League crowns secured while in England. Ronaldo has gone on to cement a standing as an all-time great, with Fernandes taking important lessons from the 36-year-old when it comes to seeking continuous improvement and shrugging off any setbacks.
Anthony Joshua ordered to defend his WBO heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk after the collapse of his mega-fight with Tyson Fury
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Anthony Joshua ordered to defend his WBO heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk after the collapse of his mega-fight with Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua has been ordered by the  WBO to defend his heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk following the collapse of his mega-fight with Tyson Fury. The British Nigerian boxer was all set to face Fury in Saudi Arabia in August but an arbitration hearing ordered a trilogy between Wilder and Tyson Fury. A judge ruled that Fury must go through with his contracted trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder, with the clash now set for July 24. Now Joshua must also face another bout before a potential clash with Fury. Joshua's boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn requested an extension until May 24 to 'show cause' notice in order to 'discuss the subject matter and other related affairs' with Joshua, but Usyk's team objected. The WBO sided with the Ukrainian and the...
Tyson Fury’s Pregnant wife, Paris Hides Wedding Ring Finger Days after Photos emerged of Ladies Rubbing oil on Fury’s Body While on Holiday
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Tyson Fury’s Pregnant wife, Paris Hides Wedding Ring Finger Days after Photos emerged of Ladies Rubbing oil on Fury’s Body While on Holiday

Heavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury's pregnant wife, Paris, has shared a photo where she hid her wedding ring finger. The pregnant mum-of-five shared the pics late Friday night, May 14, after her husband Tyson was photographed allowing bikini-clad female fans rub oil on his body this week, while he went on holiday in Las Vegas far away from his wife who is in Manchester. In the Instagram post, Paris, 31, showed off her outfit, which included a green leather handbag and a fur-trimmed coat, but she hid her wedding finger with an emoji. She wrote: "When going out literally means going out doors." In another photo shared on her Insta stories , she showed her freshly-painted nails, once again without her wedding ring on. After the pictures of Fury soaking up f...
Sulemana admits to Man Utd interest but teenage winger also remains on Ajax’s radar
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Sulemana admits to Man Utd interest but teenage winger also remains on Ajax’s radar

 The 19-year-old Ghana international, who is currently with Danish side Nordsjaelland, is keen on securing a move in the summer transfer window Kamaldeen Sulemana continues to catch the eye at Nordsjaelland in Denmark, with the teenage winger opening the door for Manchester United, Bayer Leverkusen and Ajax to step up their interest over the summer. The 19-year-old forward claims to be aware that interest is being shown in him from heavyweight outfits in England, Germany and the Netherlands. He would be keen on linking up with a side that can offer Champions League football, having resisted the urge to make that jump too early, and feels the next window is the one in which he should be taking another step forward in a blossoming career.  
Kai Havertz Names Top Player in Chelsea Team after 2-0 win Over Fulham
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Kai Havertz Names Top Player in Chelsea Team after 2-0 win Over Fulham

  Chelsea forward, Kai Havertz has identified teammate, Mason Mount as a ‘top player’ after starring in their Premier League victory over Fulham. Havertz and Mount combined brilliantly in the first half to give Thomas Tuchel’s side an early lead at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Before the game yesterday, Havertz had only scored two league goals for Chelsea but doubled his tally for the season in the 2-0 win. After the game, the Germany international was asked about Mount and the 21-year-old said, “He has a lot of quality on the ball. He’s a very good player. “He’s my age so I played against him four or five years ago for the national team, so I always knew about his quality. It’s good to play with him. “I think he’s a top guy and a top player so it’s easy to play ...
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Mega-fight Could Face new Delay due to Olympics
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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Mega-fight Could Face new Delay due to Olympics

Tyson Fury's much anticipated fight with Anthony Joshua could be further delayed due to the upcoming Olympics. The two heavyweights are looking to set a date for their unification bout which had been planned for this summer but the fight could be delayed further due Joshua's coach being involved in the Olympics with Team Great Britain. Rob McCracken, Joshua's coach, will be in Tokyo with Team GB for the Olympic Games between July 23 until August 8 which would affect Joshua's preparations. Now, Fury's promoter Frank Warren says he expects the fight to happen in late August or potentially September. Apart from that factor, a location for the bout is also set to be decided with the likes of Saudi Arabia and the USA touted as venues. Fury, who spoke earlier this week, cl...
Ajagba Maintains Unbeaten Streak With 3rd Round Knockout Win
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Ajagba Maintains Unbeaten Streak With 3rd Round Knockout Win

Rising heavyweight contender Efe Ajagba made a statement in an emphatic 3rd round knockout of Brian Howard on Saturday evening in front of a sold-out crowd at Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Boxing Scene reports. Ajagba was fighting for the second time since signing with Top Rank, which was also accompanied by a switch in trainer from Ronnie Shields to Kay Koroma in the greater Houston area. The 2016 Rio Olympics star was measured in the opening round, walking down Howard who was fighting with a heavy heart as he was forced to bury his passing mother earlier in the week. Action was steady through two rounds before Ajagba punched for the highlight reel in round three when a right hand caught Howard clean on the chin, sending him sprawling to the canvas in forcing an immediate ...
Povetkin ‘Upset’ after Defeat to Dillian Whyte
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Povetkin ‘Upset’ after Defeat to Dillian Whyte

Russian boxer, Alexander Povetkin has been left ‘upset’ after he was knocked out by Dillian Whyte last week. However, according to promoter Andrey Ryabinskiy, he is yet to make a decision on his retirement. Povetkin was stopped in the fourth round as Whyte avenged last summer’s shock defeat in their ‘Rumble On The Rock’ rematch in Gibraltar. He had hoped to stay on course for another world heavyweight title fight, having challenged Anthony Joshua unsuccessfully in 2018. “Yes, we’ve talked right after the fight,” Ryabinskiy told Sky Sports. “Sasha, of course, is upset that he couldn’t beat Dillian. “But it’s sport, you need to be prepared for any outcome.”
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury: Mike Tyson predicts winner of heavyweight fight
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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury: Mike Tyson predicts winner of heavyweight fight

  Former heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, has backed Tyson Fury to beat Anthony Joshua when both British boxers clash in a heavyweight title fight. Tyson believes the speed Fury possesses means he will be able to defeat Joshua and avoid his powerful punches. According to him, if Fury can get away from Deontay Wilder’s fast punches in early 2020, then Joshua might be in trouble. “I f***ing love Joshua, but I think Tyson [Fury] is too elusive,” Iron Mike told Haute Living in a chat on Instagram Live on Tuesday. “He’s a simple guy, even if it doesn’t seem like that from the outside. “He’s not going to be able to hit him. “I like Joshua a lot, and maybe he punches harder than Wilder, but he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder. “And if he doesn’t punch fast...
Check out Where Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua rank in the new Boxing Heavyweight Pound-for-pound Rankings
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Check out Where Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua rank in the new Boxing Heavyweight Pound-for-pound Rankings

Ring Magazine has released it's monthly rankings for the top boxers in the heavyweight category. Tyson Fury, still tops the rankings as the reigning champion of the Ring Magazine belt while other fighters like Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder follow suit. Joshua ranks second while Deontay Wilder ranks third. Dillian Whyte is ranked 5th while Alexander Povetkin who Whyte lost to last August is ranked 4th. Whyte is set to face Povetkin this weekend in Gilbatrar. Had Whyte been victorious in the first fight he would have officially been next in line for Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight title. Fury, meanwhile, is set to meet Anthony Joshua twice in 2021 as they look to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion with all the belts on the line. See the full list below. The...
Andy Ruiz Jr Tips Tyson Fury to Beat Anthony Joshua as Blockbuster Unification Draws Near
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Andy Ruiz Jr Tips Tyson Fury to Beat Anthony Joshua as Blockbuster Unification Draws Near

Former heavyweight boxing champion Andy Ruiz Jr. has stated that Anthony Joshua will lose his eagerly-anticipated heavyweight title unification fight with Tyson Fury. Fury vs Joshua has been tagged the biggest fight in the history of British boxing, and is now set to take place in the summer, with all belts at stake. WBC king Fury, known for his skills and masterful body defence has been tipped by many to get the better of the powerful AJ, who once lost to Ruiz Jr in 2019. Ruiz has now opined that Joshua will lose to Fury. Ruiz told Little Giant Boxing: “I think that it’s gonna be an interesting fight. “I fought Anthony Joshua, I haven’t fought Tyson Fury. Tyson Fury has a real style, he’s tall, he fights tall. “I kinda see Tyson Fury winning that fight. I ...
Dillian Whyte’s Rematch With Povetkin Gets New Date
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Dillian Whyte’s Rematch With Povetkin Gets New Date

  The boxing heavyweight rematch between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin will now take place on March 27 in Gibraltar. The bout was originally fixed for March. But COVID-19 travel restrictions has seen the fight pushed back three weeks. Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, said: “In the current environment we are always having to think on our feet,” said Hearn. “We did everything to try and make March 6 happen but with the new travel restrictions, it was impossible. “Now we have something outside the box, compelling and a unique setting for one of the heavyweight fights of the year – roll on the Rumble on the Rock!” Whyte is attempting to avenge his shock knockout defeat last summer.
Leon Spinks, Former Heavyweight Champ who Beat Muhammad Ali, Dies Aged 67
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Leon Spinks, Former Heavyweight Champ who Beat Muhammad Ali, Dies Aged 67

Former boxer and heavyweight champion, Leon Spinks, best known for defeating Muhammad Ali in 1978, has died at the age 67. Spinks lost his five-year battle with prostate and other cancers on Friday evening, his publicist announced. "At the time of his passing his wife Brenda Glur Spinks was by his side. Due to Covid restrictions, only a few close friends and other family were present," the statement read. "Leon fought his battle with numerous illnesses resiliently, never losing his trademark smile. Showing true Spinks determination, he never threw in the towel." it added Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Spinks represented the United States during the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada, as a light heavyweight and won a gold medal. He then faced Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas, Nev...
Sparkak Moscow Comment on the Future of Chelsea Owned Winger Victor Moses
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Sparkak Moscow Comment on the Future of Chelsea Owned Winger Victor Moses

  Spartak Moscow has released a statement on the future of Chelsea-owned winger, Victor Moses. The former Super Eagles player, joined the Russian heavyweight club in October 2020 for a loan fee of 300,000 euros and a purchase clause set at five million euros at the end of the season And now the club says it will make a decision on whether to trigger the purchase clause at the end of the 2020-2021 season, after consulting with the club's head coach. "So far we have not discussed the possible redemption of Moses. The head coach will decide on Victor, it's too early to talk about it," Spartak Moscow's Public Relations officer Fetisov said to Sport Express. "We will raise the issue of the purchase only at the end of the season." Moses has scored one goal in nine appearan...
Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO After 26 Years at the Helm
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Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO After 26 Years at the Helm

The world's richest man, Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO later this year and transition to the role of executive chair, the company has announced. According to the February 2 announcement, Bezos will be replaced by Andy Jassy. Bezos has been Amazon's CEO since its founding in 1995 and grew the company from an online bookseller into a $1.7 trillion global retail and logistics Heavyweight. His replacement, Jassy has worked for Amazon since 1997 and currently serves as CEO of the company's cloud business, Amazon Web Services.. Bezos said in a letter to employees Tuesday that he is excited to take the next step. "Being the CEO of Amazon is a deep responsibility, and it's consuming," Bezos wrote. "When you have a responsibility like that, it's hard to put attention...
I Will Smash Anthony Joshua – Tyson Fury
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I Will Smash Anthony Joshua – Tyson Fury

WBC Champion, Tyson Fury, has boasted he will beat Anthony Joshua inside three rounds. Negotiations for a dream fight between the two British boxers are still on. But Fury took to social media to say: “I just got off the phone with [my trainer] Sugarhill Steward in America. “We are going to smash AJ – one round, two rounds, three rounds. Done! “Can’t wait.” Fury’s message is the latest suggestion that he expects to face Joshua this year. The WBC champion’s feisty warning to his IBF, WBA and WBO counterpart comes after one of the biggest obstacles in agreeing the undisputed heavyweight title fight drew nearer to being resolved. Oleksandr Usyk’s is the WBO mandatory challenger to the title held by Joshua, but the governing body has now contacted the Ukrainian....
Joshua, Fury To Earn $100 Million Each In Heavyweight Showdown
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Joshua, Fury To Earn $100 Million Each In Heavyweight Showdown

A location has finally been confirmed for the all-British showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury later this year, according to the Gypsy King’s legendary promoter Bob Arum. There has been much clamour for information on the bout, which is being billed as the biggest fight in the history of British boxing – and the destination for the fight is being kept a closely-guarded secret for now. With Saudi Arabia leading the way, and Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and China all staking their claims, Arum has revealed that a location has been decided, with both fighters set to earn a mammoth $100million (£73m) each, regardless of the result in the ring. “We have a location, that’s true,’ Arum told Barbershop Conversations. “We have a location and, as far as the date is confirmed, we ...
Solskjaer was a panic appointment & Man Utd have lost fear factor, says Ince
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Solskjaer was a panic appointment & Man Utd have lost fear factor, says Ince

The former Red Devil has expressed his belief that "something's not quite right" at Old Trafford after the club's poor start to the 2020-21 campaign Manchester United's board of directors "panicked" in appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Paul Ince, who says his old club have lost their fear factor under the current manager. Solskjaer brought up his 100th game in charge at Old Trafford on Sunday, but had very little to celebrate by the end of a heavyweight clash with Arsenal. The Gunners ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty, with the defeat compounding United's worst start to a top-flight season since David Moyes' doomed tenure in 2013-14.
‘If Tyson Fury wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready, I haven’t got fear’ – Anthony Joshua
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‘If Tyson Fury wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready, I haven’t got fear’ – Anthony Joshua

IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has blasted heavyweight rival, Tyson Fury, saying it took him so long to fight for a world title. According to Joshua, he is not scared of the unbeaten Fury as his rival's ''career could be approaching its end.'' Fury turned professional in December 2008 and won his first world titles against Wladimir Klitschko seven years later in his 25th fight. Nigerian/British boxer, Joshua, needed just three years and 16 fights. Joshua went from being an Olympic gold medallist at London 2012 to a world champion just four years later but lost his unbeaten record and titles to Andy Ruiz Jr. Six months later in December 2019, he reclaimed the titles. Fury, the Ring, Lineal and WBC Heavyweight champion is undefeated and has been the hea...
Man Utd-linked Chiesa should ‘stay in Italy’, says Nuno Gomes
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Man Utd-linked Chiesa should ‘stay in Italy’, says Nuno Gomes

The ex-Viola striker feels thinks the winger has the talent to play for a top team in England or Spain, but would love him to stay put Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa should ignore links with Manchester United and remain in Italy, according to Nuno Gomes. United, Chelsea, Juventus and Inter have been among the European heavyweights credited with an interest in Chiesa ahead of the summer transfer window. Gomes represented Fiorentina between 2000 and 2002, during which time he won the Coppa Italia, and thinks the Italy international would be best served by further development before leaving Serie A.
Emre Can sends Sancho Man Utd warning as he admits he could never join Red Devils
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Emre Can sends Sancho Man Utd warning as he admits he could never join Red Devils

A current colleague of the England international believes he should be staying put, with there no reason to leave one heavyweight side for another Jadon Sancho has been warned off a move to Manchester United by Emre Can, with a current colleague of the Borussia Dortmund winger admitting that he could never bring himself to join the Red Devils. Speculation regarding a switch to Old Trafford for an England international  continues to rage heading towards the next transfer window. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be in the market for more creativity and firepower, with Sancho boasting the potential to tick both of those boxes in a wide attacking role.
Evander Holyfield announces his return to the ring
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Evander Holyfield announces his return to the ring

Just when Iron Mike Tyson is being tempted with a $1 Million to return back to the ring, former heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield has announced he will return to boxing at the age of 57. Holyfield nicknamed “The Real Deal” will be back to the ring in an exhibition bouts for charity campaign called “Unite 4 Our Fight.”  “The moment you’ve all been waiting for…. The Champ is back,” he wrote on social media. “I’d like to announce that I will be making a comeback to the ring. “I will be fighting in exhibition matches for a great cause. I’m training to promote a charity that’s very close to me. “Our #Unite4OurFight campaign aims to provide students the resources they need for emotional development and education.”
Mike Tyson offered $1million to return to the ring
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Mike Tyson offered $1million to return to the ring

Former heavyweight champion, Michael Gerard popularly known as Iron Mike Tyson might be back to the ring. The New Yorker has been tempted with an offer of $1 million to come out of retirement by boxing promoter Brain Amatruda. Tyson, who retired in 2005 had earlier revealed that he is ready to return back to boxing ring as he has been training with Mix Martial Art genius Rafael Cordeiro, who is the head coach at Kings MMA in California for some weeks now. Amatruda might have given Tyson a lifeline to return to the ring with the $1 million offer to come out of retirement and fight ex-rugby players Paul Gallen and Barry Hall or All Blacks legend, Sonny Williams. Amatruda said: “I will hold it at Melbourne Arena where we can get over 10,000 or even Princes Park where they got 30,000 for Je...
Dillian Whyte Posts Screenshot Of Email Showing Eddie Hearn’s HUGE Offer To Andy Ruiz Jr
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Dillian Whyte Posts Screenshot Of Email Showing Eddie Hearn’s HUGE Offer To Andy Ruiz Jr

Dillian Whyte has taken to Twitter to prove that Andy Ruiz Jr did, in fact, receive a substantial offer to fight him. Whyte is slated to fight Alexander Povetkin in his next bout but was previously touted to come up against former world champion Ruiz before negotiations were ultimately unsuccessful. 'The Bodysnatcher' had said that Ruiz was offered $5 million to do battle on his turf and the Mexican heavyweight denied that was the case by calling him out on Twitter. Whyte, however, hit back with concrete evidence that there was a big offer on the table. He sent a screenshot of an email from Eddie Hearn to Tom Brown of TGB Promotions, who has Ruiz under his banner. The email was a $4 million offer, while it also contains Hearn's text to Whyte suggesting how he should respond t...
“I have wanted so many times to drop my music career,” Avril opens up
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“I have wanted so many times to drop my music career,” Avril opens up

Kenya music industry female heavyweight Judith Nyambura, popularly known as Avril, confessed she has thought of quitting the industry multiple times, especially after her dad’s demise. The songstress has lived a life in her music career, no doubt! but she also has a second life back home with family. Sharing her story with Adelle Onyango on her podcast, Legally Clueless, Ms Nyambura confessed: 'Music is a jealous lover, or the entertainment industry is jealous. I have wanted so many times to say you know what, I am ending this, and in so many ways, I feel I am in that space.' The thoughts to call it quits, had crossed her mind, not once, not twice, but numerous times. A part of it was influenced by her dad’s heart condition that snatched him away from them. 'My dad ques...
‘Lukaku is a bull & doing extraordinary things at Inter’ – Vieri sees Belgian as a rightful heir at San Siro
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‘Lukaku is a bull & doing extraordinary things at Inter’ – Vieri sees Belgian as a rightful heir at San Siro

The former Nerazzurri No.9 is a big fan of a powerful frontman currently leading the line for Serie A heavyweights under the guidance of Antonio Conte Romelu Lukaku is “a bull” and has done “extraordinary” things since swapping life in the Premier League for that at Serie A giants Inter, says Christian Vieri. The Belgium international brought an eight-year stint in English football to a close during the summer of 2019. He had plundered more than 100 Premier League goals over the course of spells at Chelsea, West Brom, Everton and Manchester United, while forging a reputation as one of the most fearsome frontmen on the planet.
Werner can play for ‘the biggest clubs in the world’, says RB Leipzig team-mate Adams
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Werner can play for ‘the biggest clubs in the world’, says RB Leipzig team-mate Adams

The German international striker is a "pleasure to play with" and would grace any of Europe's top sides, according to the United States midfielder In-demand forward Timo Werner is a "pleasure to play with" and could turn out for any of "the biggest clubs in the world", according to Tyler Adams, his team-mate at RB Leipzig. German international Werner has scored 27 goals in 36 club appearances this season for the Bundesliga side, piquing the interest of heavyweight clubs around Europe. Werner’s electric form has attracted attention from the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea, and the 24-year-old has indicated he is keen on a move to the Premier League.
Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder drug test results released
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Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder drug test results released

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has published the drug test results for Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, after their fight last month. The tests were carried out by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association [VADA]. Fury produced an impressive performance to defeat Wilder by TKO in the seventh round and claim the WBC heavyweight title. WBC has now confirmed in a statement that both fighters passed all their tests. It reads: “World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, and Deontay Wilder, came out clean in the doping tests conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association as part of the successful Clean Boxing Program. “We want to thank both warriors and their respective teams for their willingness to sign up for the Clea...
Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua’s Fight May Never Hold – Promoter, Bob Arum
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Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua’s Fight May Never Hold – Promoter, Bob Arum

Tyson Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, has insisted that a heavyweight unification fight between his client and Anthony Joshua cannot hold because Joshua will lose his next contest against Kubrat Pulev. RUSH HOUR SPORT recalls that Fury and Joshua are both on course for a unification fight after their next contests against Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev, respectively. But Arum doubts Fury will ever fight Joshua, who he expects to lose to Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, June 20. “Fury-Joshua is never going to happen,” Arum told The Times. “Pulev is going to knock Joshua out, so why would I talk to his promoter, Eddie, who I love dearly, about a Joshua-Fury fight? “I think Pulev wins, and then I negotiate with myself to do a Pulev-Fury fight. “Let us make...
Unseen Footage Of David Haye’s Stunned Reaction To Tyson Fury Beating Deontay Wilder
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Unseen Footage Of David Haye’s Stunned Reaction To Tyson Fury Beating Deontay Wilder

Unseen footage of David Haye's reaction to Tyson Fury's sensational performance against Deontay Wilder makes for fascinating viewing. BT Sport have released never-before-seen footage of Haye's stunned reaction to Fury dethroning Wilder last weekend in Las Vegas. Haye, who was part of the commentary team, was watching in awe of Fury's showing as he dropped Wilder before securing a stoppage victory in the seventh round. The video also shows 'The Hayemaker' smiling uncontrollably as he applauded the Gypsy King's incredible work inside the ring. A brilliant reaction from Haye who once called Fury a rival after they were paired to fight in 2013 until injury forced him out. Speaking on BT Sport immediately after Fury's triumphant victory, Haye said he "witnessed greatness" whi...
Deontay Wilder Rushed to the Hospital after Brutal Defeat to Tyson Fury
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Deontay Wilder Rushed to the Hospital after Brutal Defeat to Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder has been rushed to hospital after his defeat to Tyson Fury in their heavyweight title rematch. The 34-year-old American boxer suffered the first professional defeat of his career as he was knocked down twice before his defeat to his British rival, 31, in the seventh round of the clash in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. The fight was ended amid concerns of a burst eardrum, after blood was seen coming out from Wilder's left ear and mouth. After the bout, Fury was crowned WBC heavyweight champion but Wilder missed his post-fight press conference as he was rushed to a nearby hospital for a further check-up after being seen getting his ear stitched in his dressing room.   His trainer, Jay Deas, took his place in the press conference and said: “He had ...
Liverpool and Chelsea in Transfer Battle to Sign Villareal’s Samuel Chukwueze
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Liverpool and Chelsea in Transfer Battle to Sign Villareal’s Samuel Chukwueze

According to a new report by Spanish sports daily Marca,  premier league clubs Liverpool and Chelsea will have to break the transfer record for an African player to sign Nigerian international winger Samuel Chukwueze this summer. Chukwueze, 20, has played 64 official games for Villarreal's first team, scoring 12 goals with seven assists to his name and according to Marca, the winger now has a release clause of 100 million euros (approximately N39 billion).                                           According to French publication, France Football, Liverpool attempted to sign Chukwueze in January with an offer of 35 million euros which was swiftly rejected by the Spanish club but if interested clubs like Liverpool and Chelsea break the bank to sign Chukwueze for 100 million Eur...
Anthony Joshua Reveals Talks With Deontay Wilder Over 2020 fight
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Anthony Joshua Reveals Talks With Deontay Wilder Over 2020 fight

Boxing Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has revealed his camp is in talks with undefeated WBC Heavyweight champion for a possible fight later this year. Wilder alongside Fury remains the only top heavyweight fighter that is undefeated, and a clash between Wilder and Joshua or Joshua and Fury will be mouthwatering especially as Fury will be fighting Wilder next month. Joshua could fight at Tottenham’s new stadium in March or April. The IBF have ordered the Nigerian fighter to defend against Pulev, while the WBO want him to face Usyk, and an agreement is yet to be reached on which one of those two will be his next opponent. but Joshua says he wants to fight Wilder later this year and will like a Fury win against Wilder so they could fight in Tottenham's stadium.                    ...

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