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    Canelo Alvarez to take huge hit on £28m-per-fight payday with no crowds as opponents snub bout because of lower fee

    CANELO ALVAREZ looks set to take a huge hit on his near £28million-per-fight deal due to a lack of crowds and opponents snubbing him due to the lower fee.
    Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez has confirmed John Ryder and WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith are potential fights for the Mexican.

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    Canelo Alvarez will take a huge hit on his near £28m-a-fight dealCredit: AFP
    But he also claimed it would be much easier to arrange a fight with a US opponent instead due to the restrictions in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Canelo is due to return to the ring in Las Vegas on September 14 but it is still to be confirmed who will be in the opposite corner.
    That depends on the finances involved – with Canelo himself not due to get his usual bumper fee.
    The 29-year-old four-weight world champ penned an 11-fight deal with DAZN in 2018 worth £289m.

    But with his next clash due to be behind-closed-doors, there will be no revenue from ticket sales.
    And both David Lemieux and Sergiy Derevyanchenko have already stated they are not willing to battle the star for a low fee.

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    Canelo has been the highest-paid sports star per appearance over the past year
    Speaking to Sky Sports, Gomez said: “There is a very good chance [Canelo could face Smith or Ryder].
    “There are a couple of guys we are looking at as a possibility.

    “[If we get an opponent in the United States we don’t have to deal with any visa restrictions that have been imposed by the government.
    “If there is someone already here in the US? That helps. It is more difficult now because of the restrictions.
    “The borders are not all open so it isn’t easy to bring some fighters to the US.
    “It all depends on the negotiations. We are not living in the world that we lived in last year.”

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    He also confirmed: “Canelo will be taking a significant pay cut.
    “It depends on the negotiations.
    “Anybody willing to come to the table and be reasonable, he will fight.
    “We are not discarding any of the top guys.”

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    Dillian Whyte accuses Floyd Mayweather of ‘cherry-picking’ his opponents and slams historic Conor McGregor fight

    BRITISH heavyweight hero Dillian Whyte has accused Floyd Mayweather of “cherry-picking” his opponents.
    The 32-year-old, who is planning to take on UFC star Francis Ngannou, also criticised Mayweather’s boxing match with MMA icon Conor McGregor.

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    Dillian Whyte has been critical of Mayweather’s ‘cherry-picking’ of opponentsCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

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    The American defeated Conor McGregor back in 2017
    Speaking with Sirius XM, via World Boxing News, Whyte said: “I want to fight the best.
    “A lot of guys cherry-pick, Like Floyd Mayweather with Conor McGregor.
    “We all knew Floyd was going to beat McGregor.
    “Anyone with any sense knows in a boxing match Floyd’s going to beat him because Conor ain’t got the skill.

    “But I am trying to make this thing happen with someone who is competitive and someone who can win in Francis Ngannou.
    “He can win a boxing match against me because he carries power and he’s active.
    “Also, he’s young and he’s fresh. He has an air of invincibility about him. We said we will do one in the ring and one in the cage.”

    If I can beat him in a ring and beat him in a cage, I will be the greatest combat athlete of all time.
    Dillian Whyte

    Previously WBC interim title-holder, 27-1 puncher Whyte is believed by many to be on the cusp of a title shot against Tyson Fury.

    But ahead of his August 22 bout with Alexander Povetkin, he remains determined to keep challenging himself.
    He continued: “I am not one of those dudes that says, ‘oh I just wanna do it on my terms’. No, I am out there trying to make history.
    “If I can beat him in a ring and beat him in a cage, I will be the greatest combat athlete of all time.

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    Francis Ngannou has shown himself to be a fearsome competitor in the UFCCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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    “I come from kickboxing. And I have tried MMA fights so I am alright. I can take care of myself.
    “Francis is active in a cage. He’s a top heavyweight and he’s been putting people to sleep.
    “I ain’t scared and I’m down to do it both ways.”

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    Pig farmer drops allegations against Tyson Fury after claiming he was paid to lie and clear boxer over failed drugs test

    THE PIG farmer who claimed he was offered £25k to lie about Tyson Fury’s failed drugs test has dropped his allegations.
    The 70-year-old Martin Carefoot, from Lancashire, is no longer helping the investigation into the Gypsy King’s positive test for anabolic steroid nandrolone in February 2015.

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    Martin Carefoot, the pig farmer who claimed he was offered £25k to lie about Tyson Fury’s failed drugs test, has withdrawn his allegationsCredit: Matthew Pover Limited.
    The WBC heavyweight champion and cousin, fellow boxer Hughie Fury, both tested positive for nandrolone after a urine test.
    Fury was then accused of refusing to provide another sample for further testing in September 2016.
    Both fighters denied doping and have always maintained that the banned substance was due to contaminated fitness supplements or because they had eaten uncastrated wild boar regularly.
    Wild boar meat and offal includes entrails and internal organs and is believed to bring a rise in natural levels of nandrolone in the body.

    That theory was backed up by Carefoot, who confirmed he supplied the Fury’s with the meat initially.

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    Tyson Fury and cousin Hughie Fury both tested positive for nandrolone after a urine testCredit: Reuters
    But back in March he alleged he had been bribed to provide a false statement to clear the duo when the investigation was restarted.
    He said: “I feel fed up with the lies and deceit. The public needs to know the truth.
    “I’m happy the public know what all this is about. I feel cheated and used.”

    Now he has performed a shock U-turn by withdrawing those claims.
    Carefoot told the Times: “I’ve had nothing but problems right from the beginning of this, and I don’t want to get involved.”
    He originally provided written statements stating he supplied wild boar to the Fury’s at their Bolton gym.

    And he said he had been approached by a member of the champ’s team who “was looking to purchase large amounts of high quality, fresh meat on a regular basis for Tyson Fury and Hughie Fury – two professional boxers who had very specific diets with high-protein requirements”.
    In his statement, he said: “I supplied one fully butchered wild boar pig to Team Fury generally every three to six weeks.
    “Although some customers would only want specific cuts, Team Fury were keen to utilise the whole animal, including liver, kidney and other offal.
    “Once the animal was slaughtered/butchered, I would place the meat in plastic trays – which were clearly labelled.”
    But four months ago he then alleged his statements were fabricated, and he had never kept or killed a board or delivered to the Fury camp – saying he was paying back “a few favours” with his initial letter.

    But he ran into difficulties when asked to produce photo evidence of keeping wild and uncastrated boar.
    Carefoot confessed the photos he did originally send in were not from his farm, but at from the Bowland Wild Boar Park in Chipping. 
    And he said he had never received a £25k fee from Team Fury.
    He said: “I have never kept wild boar. I have never killed a wild boar.
    “The closest I’ve ever got to a wild boar is when we once got some for a customer in the shop, and I actually chopped it up, and that’s the closest I’ve ever come.”

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    When explaining the reason behind his false testimony, he claimed: “I was in too deep. They were dangling this carrot.
    “I thought, ‘You’re going to get 25 grand for this.’ I thought, ‘It’s not a hanging matter.’ And so I went along with it.”
    Both Tyson and Hughie Fury eventually accepted a two-year ban that was backdated – which many felt was only a minor penalty.
    But then came Carefoot’s claims but he has now withdrawn them.

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    Police were told by UKAD about the farmer’s bribe allegations.
    A statement from them said: “UK Anti-Doping has alerted Lancashire police to this matter and is working closely with them.
    “Due to the continuing nature of the matter we cannot make any further comment at this time.”
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    Tyson Fury smiles as he leaves coffee shop while wife Paris waits for boxing world champ in Rolls-Royce

    TYSON FURY was spotted grinning as he emerged from a coffee shop in Wilmslow today.
    The Gypsy King nipped into the cafe while wife Paris waited nearby in their luxury Rolls Royce.

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    Tyson Fury was spotted smiling as he popped into a coffee shop in WilmslowCredit: Zenpix

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    The Gypsy King emerged with a coffee each for him and wife ParisCredit: Zenpix
    Fury was seen strolling back to the car with two coffees and a bag of goodies.
    But Paris was subject to two unwelcome visitors as a pair of traffic wardens were seen hovering around the swanky motor.
    The couple also took the plush vehicle for a wash at a nearby car wash.
    Last week, Fury was spotted again – this time jogging along the seafront at Bournemouth beach.

    The WBC heavyweight world champ was seen running with a pal before joining a mass of mourners at the funeral of a well-known gypsy.
    Tyson was wearing a black vest with “Gypsy King” on the back in gold as he broke a sweat on the scorching day.
    Passers by had to double take as the 6ft 9in heavyweight star casually jogged past while chin-wagging with a mate.

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    Paris waited in their luxury Rolls Royce as two traffic wardens hovered nearbyCredit: Zenpix

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    They also took the motor for a wash nearbyCredit: Zenpix
    Fury had travelled 300 miles from his home in Morecambe to Dorset to pay his respects to the late Michael White, who died aged 80.

    Mr White’s sons, Michael, 58, and Tony, 56, are close friends with Tyson’s dad John and they saw the future boxing champion grow up.
    Elsewhere, Anthony Joshua offered a cheeky middle finger salute as Fury fans chanted “There’s only one Tyson Fury” at the multi-belt heavyweight champ.
    Joshua is relaxing in Spain ahead of training camp for his fight against Kubrat Pulev in November.
    On his way into Opium Beach Club, Marbella, rival fans started singing ‘There’s only one Tyson Fury’ at the superstar.
    After posing for selfies with fans Joshua laughed at the chant and offered a light-hearted middle finger in response.
    He then made his way inside the club with his pals.

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    Tyson Fury continues training for Deontay Wilder fight with run along Bournemouth beach before attending funeral

    TYSON FURY was spotted jogging down Bournemouth beach as he continues to train for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder. 
    The WBC heavyweight world champ was seen running with a pal before joining a mass of mourners at the funeral of a well-known Gypsy.

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    He was wearing a black vest with “Gypsy King” on the back in gold

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    Tyson was wearing a black vest with “Gypsy King” on the back in gold as he broke a sweat on the scorching day.
    Passers by had to double take as the 6ft 9in heavyweight star casually jogged past while chin-wagging with a mate.
    He is keeping sharp ahead of his third clash with Wilder after battering the American into his first ever loss in February.
    And of course the sensational news broke last month that the Gypsy King had agreed a two fight deal against fellow Brit Anthony Joshua in 2021.

    The Englishman then travelled 300 miles from his home in Morecambe to Dorset to pay his respects to the late Michael White, who died aged 80.

    Tyson Fury paid his respects to popular Gypsy Michael White who has died age 80 – and was praised by his sons Michael and Tony
    Mr White’s sons, Michael, 58, and Tony, 56, are close friends with Tyson’s dad John and they saw the future boxing champion grow up.
    Michael White jnr said: “When we moved to Chesterfield we were only about 13 years old and all joined a boxing club.
    “We met John Fury and we have been very close since.

    “We watched Tyson grow up and when he was 12 I remember his father say to people that he was going to be a future world champion.
    “He is now a superstar, but he wanted to pay his respects.
    “The compassion of Tyson to travel from Morecombe to visit people he has grown up with was amazing.
    “He was showing not only respect to us as a family, but also respect to his own father by coming with him.”
    The traditional funeral included 14 horses that led the procession which hundreds of people lined the streets of Christchurch to view.

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    Fury recently purchased a 1993 MINI Cooper and show it off as he squeezed in for quick spin around Morecambe.
    The 31-year-old has owned super-expensive Rolls Royces, Ferraris and Range Rovers down the years but swapped them all out for the “iconic British vehicle”.
    Fury, is still waiting to find out what his next fight will be as boxing bounces back after the coronavirus pandemic.
    The heavyweight champ was training up to FOUR times a day during lockdown to stay sharp ahead of boxing’s return and even did 700 sit ups in an Instagram workout. 

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