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    Who are Mike Tyson’s children?

    MIKE Tyson racked up a lot of titles and accolades during his career as a professional boxer.Similarly, he has also had many children with different women.Mike Tyson currently has six childrenWho are Mike Tyson’s kids?Mike Tyson has 7 children. They are Mikey, Rayna, Amir, Miguel, Exodus, Milan, and Morocco.In 1990, he had his first child, Mikey Lorna Tyson, with Kimberly Scarborough, a woman he had an affair with but did not marry.He had his second and third children, Rayna and Amir Tyson, with his second wife, Monica Turner.Rayna and Amir Tyson were born in 1996 and 1997, respectively.Subsequently, he had his fourth and fifth children, Miguel and Exodus Tyson, with Sol Xochitl.Miguel was born in 2002, while Exodus was born in 2005.He had an affair with Sol but the two did not marry. Exodus sadly passed away at the age of four in 2009.Finally, he had his sixth and seventh children, Milan and Morocco Tyson, with his current wife, Lakiha Spicer.Most read in SportThey were born in 2008 and 2011, respectively.Mike Tyson has been married three times. He was married to Robin Givens from 1988 to 1989. He went on to marry Monica Turner from 1997 to 2003. Currently, he has been married to Lakiha Spicer since 2009.Who is Mike Tyson?Michael Gerard Tyson, popularly known as Mike Tyson, was born on June 30, 1966, in New York, New York.Nicknamed Iron Mike, Tyson is a former heavyweight boxer who began his professional career in 1985 and retired in 2005.He once reigned as the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990.During his stellar career, he had a total of 58 fights, with 50 wins, 6 losses, and 2 no contests.Tyson has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the World Boxing Hall of Fame.Mike Tyson has an estimated net worth of about $10 millionCredit: AFP – GettyWhat is Mike Tyson’s net worth?As of 2024, Mike Tyson has an estimated net worth of about $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.READ MORE SUN STORIESHis source of wealth is said to be from the income earned during his boxing career.He also earns a lot of income from brand deals and sponsorships. More

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    Players who swapped football for fighting, including Wayne Bridge, as Wayne Rooney is ‘offered’ Misfits Boxing switch

    FOOTBALLERS are always encouraged to think about what career path they will take when they hang up their boots.Some choose to go into coaching, others invest in property… and some decide to knock lumps out of one another.
    Wayne Rooney is a huge boxing fan and his considering switching sports
    Rooney was last seen as the boss of Birmingham City
    Marcin Wasilewski is set to begin a career in cage fightingCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    Wayne Rooney is considering a shock career change, and is in talks to star in Misfits Boxing.
    According to the Mirror, the 38-year-old has held talks with the promoter of KSI’s influencer boxing series, Kalle Sauerland.
    While former Leicester defender Marcin Wasilewski was one ex-pro tipped to swap shin pads for mouth guards.
    The Pole, now 43, retired from football in November 2020 and was expected to enter the world of cage fighting.
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    A bout with ex-Bolton and Hearts defender Blazej Augustyn was even suggested, however he is yet to fight.
    Here, SunSport details the fighting careers of five other footballers who have turned to the ring.
    Rio Ferdinand
    England legend Ferdinand’s football career brought several glittering moments but his boxing days were over before they really started.
    Sponsored by a betting company to step into the ring in September 2017, the former defender was jarringly denied a licence.
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    The British Boxing Board of Control deemed it ‘not beneficial’ to allow Ferdinand his second career.
    Marcin Wasilewski scores amazing free kick in Leicester training
    And the Manchester United hero quickly called time on his boxing comeback.
    He said: “It is with a heavy heart that I am hanging up my gloves.
    “To not be given the chance to demonstrate my ability to the BBBofC through the standard assessment afforded to others is hard to take.”
    That didn’t stop Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn revealing his desire to stage an Old Trafford showdown between Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney.
    Rio Ferdinand won a shedload of trophies as a footballerCredit: Getty – Contributor
    The ex-defender was unsuccessful in his attempt at a boxing careerCredit: OnEdition
    Katie Taylor
    Arguably the world’s top female boxer, Taylor is also a former Republic of Ireland international footballer.
    The ex-winger starred for Peamount United in the late 2000s yet missed her side’s FAI Women’s Cup final in 2009 to be crowned Europe’s best amateur fighter.
    Taylor won 11 caps for her country, scoring twice, before choosing to focus on boxing a decade ago.
    Former team-mate Marie Curtin would later tell the Mirror that Taylor ‘would have excelled to the highest level’ had she stayed in football.
    Curtin added: “There were no barriers. Her mindset is so strong and you need leaders like that on your team to win.”
    And Taylor fondly remembers her playing days, even recalling a crunching tackle that was posted on Twitter a couple of years ago.
    I remember it well Derek, it was intentional haha! Thanks for sharing!!— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) January 5, 2018

    Katie Taylor played a number of times for the Republic of Ireland women’s teamCredit: Sportsfile – Subscription
    Wayne Bridge
    Hardly the most aggressive left-back of his day, ex-Chelsea man Bridge showed the fire in his belly with a stint in boxing two years ago.
    A Sport Relief clash with Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews saw the defender take on a man nine years his junior.
    The three-round affair started tightly before Bridge unleashed a barrage of blows.
    Matthews hit the deck twice and yet made it to the final bell, at which Bridge won on points.
    The former England international, who has also appeared on I’m A Celeb, retired from football aged 33 in 2014.
    His boxing career ended with that one charity fight and he is now said to refer to himself as a ‘stay-at-home dad’ for the two kids he shares with wife Frankie.
    Wayne Bridge retired from football aged 33 due to an injury nightmareCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    He agreed to a charity contest for BBC Sport ReliefCredit: BBC
    Leon McKenzie
    A star forward for the likes of Norwich, Peterborough and Coventry on the pitch, McKenzie would later forge a decent super-middleweight career.
    Having hung up his boots in January 2013, he pulled on the gloves just six months later.
    A debut win over John Mason at Bethnal Green’s historic York Hall set him on a string of nine fights without defeat.
    An English title fight with Jahmaine Smyle saw McKenzie suffer a first defeat before he rounded off an 11-fight career with a nine-round loss to Cello Renda.
    The ex-striker also joined forces with former England cricketer Steve Harmison for a talkSPORT podcast on sports stars’ post-retirement plans.
    He said: “For a while I was trying to hold on to ‘former professional boxer and footballer’. That was my identity. I’ve accepted my position now.”
    Leon McKenzie helped Norwich win promotion to the Premier League in 2004Credit: PA:Press Association
    The 42-year-old put together an impressive 11-fight boxing careerCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    Curtis Woodhouse
    Few footballers have made the switch to boxing as convincingly as Woodhouse.
    Birmingham paid £1million to sign the midfielder from Sheffield United in 2001 before spells with Peterborough, Hull and more.
    Disenchanted with the game, he quit aged 26 to spark a long career in the ring.
    An assault conviction halted Woodhouse’s rise but he soon began teaming both of his sports.
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    Over 31 fights, he claimed 24 wins and went 12 rounds with Frankie Gavin for the WBO Intercontinental welterweight belt in 2011.
    The Driffield Destroyer won English and British level titles before retiring in 2017, and can now be found managing non-league Gainsborough Trinity.
    Birmingham once paid a seven-figure fee to sign Curtis WoodhouseCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    The midfielder teamed a non-league career with a number of boxing boutsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    Woodhouse lost six stone in weight when returning from a spell away from the ring More

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    When will Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk be rescheduled for, and why was fight postponed?

    TYSON FURY and Oleksandr Usyk were finally set to clash in a MASSIVE fight for the undisputed heavyweight title this month. But the big fight has been postponed after Fury suffered a freak cut in sparring just two weeks before the fight was set to take place.
    Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk has been postponedCredit: EPA

    Discussing his injury, Fury said: “I am absolutely devastated after preparing for this fight for so long and being in such superb condition.
    “I feel bad for everyone involved in this huge event and I will work diligently towards the rescheduled date once the eye has healed.
    “I can only apologise to everyone affected including my own team, Team Usyk, the undercard fighters, partners, and fans as well as our hosts and my friends in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
    A statement from Queensbury Promotions, who promote Fury, on Twitter added: “WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury has been forced to postpone his fight with unified Champion Oleksandr Usyk after sustaining a freak cut during a sparring session in Riyadh.
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    “The cut, which opened above Fury’s right eye, required urgent medical attention and significant stitching, which will obviously require a period of recovery, scuppering any possibility of the fight with Usyk taking place on 17th February in Saudi Arabia.”
    Tyson Fury’s horror cut that postponed the Usyk fightCredit: X @Queensbury
    When is Fury vs Usyk being rescheduled for?

    Fury’s clash with Usyk will no longer take place on Saturday, February 17 2024.
    The fight is expected to be rescheduled for June.
    Usyk’s camp say they expect Fury to be out for “several months”.

    What TV channel will it be on?
    Fury vs Usyk was set to be on THREE CHANNELS on pay-per-view – TNT Sports PPV, Sky Sports PPV and DAZN PPV.
    DAZN PPV also have the rights to the fight in the USA and the rest of the world.
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    Who was on the undercard?
    The full card has been cancelled with no event taking place on February 17.

    MAIN EVENT: Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk – for WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles
    Jai Opetaia vs Mairis Briedis II – for vacant IBF cruiserweight title
    Joe Cordina vs Anthony Cacace – for IBF and IBO super-featherweight titles
    Sergey Kovalev vs Robin Sirwan
    Isaac Lowe vs Hasibullah Ahmadi
    Moses Itauma vs Ilja Mezencev
    Bakhodir Jalolov vs Opponent TBC
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    Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk: UK start time, TV channel, PPV price, live stream, full details as Saudi card CONFIRMED

    TYSON FURY and Oleksandr Usyk are finally set to clash in a massive undisputed fight next month. The two heavyweight titans were set to fight last year, but it was put on ice after the Gypsy King’s clash with Francis Ngannou in late October.
    Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have confirmed a new date for their huge undisputed heavyweight fightCredit: EPA

    Fury holds the WBC title and overcame former UFC heavyweight champion in controversial circumstances in Saudi Arabia.
    The Gypsy King was dropped in the third round before labouring to a points win on the night.
    Usyk is coming off wins over Fury’s compatriots in, Daniel Dubois and Anthony Joshua.
    The fight is one of the biggest that can be made in the sport and will be the first time that all four titles are on the line.
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    Usyk, who holds the WBA, WBO and IBF straps, has a record of 21-0, while Fury, also undefeated, sits at 33-1-0
    The winner of the fight is being touted to get in the ring with the victor of Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou.
    When is Fury vs Usyk going to take place?

    Fury’s clash with Usyk will take place on Saturday, February 17 2024.
    The bout will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the Kingdom Arena.
    Expect ring-walks to get going from around 10.30pm UK time.

    What TV channel will it be on?
    Fury vs Usyk will be shown live on TNT Sports Box Office in the UK.
    You can live stream the action from the TNT Sports Box Office app, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
    A price for the event has yet to be confirmed.
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    Who’s on the undercard?
    Here are all the bouts set to take place on the undercard:

    MAIN EVENT: Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk
    Jai Opetaia vs Mairis Briedis II
    Joe Cordina vs Anthony Cacace
    Sergey Kovalev vs Robin Sirwan
    Isaac Lowe vs Hasibullah Ahmadi
    Moses Itauma vs Opponent TBC
    Bakhodir Jalolov vs Opponent TBC
    David Nyika vs Opponent TBC

    What has been said?
    The pair were separated after their heated face-off to promote their colossal undisputed heavyweight fight in February.
    Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off ahead of their huge undisputed heavyweight bout in Saudi ArabiaCredit: EPA
    Despite Usyk standing his grown, Fury insists he saw fear in the unified heavyweight champion’s eyes.
    The undefeated WBC king said: “I think he’s scared to death. He’s rattled.
    “His balls are twitching now, boys. His a***hole is flapping.
    “You’re welcome to be sharing a ring with the future undisputed heavyweight champion – me. You are all dossers, he’s getting knocked out, and you two [Krassyuk and Klimas] are going to be working for me carrying my bags, so remember I said that on this stage.
    “I already relieved one Ukrainian of all the belts and I’ll relieve that idiot of all the belts I gave him, including that Ring Magazine I only vacated last year so I could win it back three times, sausage.
    “You know what’s coming, you’re getting smashed to pieces. You’re fighting the best British heavyweight there’s ever been. You beat all the rest of them, but you ain’t beat Tyson Fury, sausage.”
    Former pound-for-pound king Usyk believes Fury’s shenanigans were born out of fear.
    He said: “The man behaves like that when he’s afraid and he doesn’t feel comfort.
    “He’s not sure about anything.”
    Usyk later added: “For me, this is a big opportunity [becoming] undisputed. For my family, my country.
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    “[And] my people, who now defend my country.”
    Usyk will become only the second male fighter in boxing history to become an undisputed champion in two weight classes should he overcome Fury in their showdown. More

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    Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk: UK start time, TV channel, live stream and full details as new fight date CONFIRMED

    TYSON FURY and Oleksandr Usyk are finally set to clash in a massive undisputed fight next month. The two heavyweight titans were due to fight on December 23rd, but it was put on ice after the Gypsy King’s clash with Francis Ngannou in late October.
    Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have confirmed a new date for their huge undisputed heavyweight fightCredit: EPA

    Fury is the holder of the WBC title and overcame the former UFC champion in controversial circumstances in Saudi Arabia.
    The Gypsy King was dropped in the third round before labouring to a points win on the night.
    Usyk is coming off wins over Fury’s compatriots in, Daniel Dubois and Anthony Joshua.
    The fight is one of the biggest that can be made in the sport and will be the first time that all four titles are on the line.
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    Usyk, who holds the WBA, WBO and IBF straps, has a record of 21-0, while Fury, also undefeated, sits at 33-1-0
    When is Fury vs Usyk going to take place?

    Fury’s clash with Usyk will take place on Saturday, February 17 2024.
    The bout will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the Kingdom Arena.
    Expect ring-walks to get going from around 10.30pm UK time.

    What TV channel will it be on?
    Fury vs Usyk will likely be shown live on TNT Sports Box Office in the UK.
    You can live stream the action from the TNT Sports Box Office app, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
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    What has been said?
    The pair were separated after their heated face-off to promote their colossal undisputed heavyweight fight in February.
    Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off ahead of their huge undisputed heavyweight bout in Saudi ArabiaCredit: EPA
    Despite Usyk standing his grown, Fury insists he saw fear in the unified heavyweight champion’s eyes.
    The undefeated WBC king said: “I think he’s scared to death. He’s rattled.
    “His balls are twitching now, boys. His a***hole is flapping.”
    Former pound-for-pound king Usyk believes Fury’s shenanigans were borne out of fear.
    He said: “The man behaves like that when he’s afraid and he doesn’t feel comfort.
    “He’s not sure about anything.”
    Usyk later added: “For me, this is a big opportunity [becoming] undisputed. For my family, my country.
    “[And] my people, who now defend my country.”
    Usyk will become only the second male fighter in boxing history to become an undisputed champion in two weight classes should he overcome Fury in their showdown.
    But the former cruiserweight king insisted: “There is no destiny.
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    “God gives me this opportunity and I’m using the opportunity.
    “Thanks God for everything.” More

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    When is Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk? UK start time, TV channel, live stream, details for huge blockbuster fight

    TYSON FURY and Oleksandr Usyk look like they’re finally set to clash in a huge undisputed fight. After months and months of negotiating, both men look to have signed on the dotted line and the fight is going to go ahead.
    Fury and Usyk stared down in the ring after the former beat Francis NgannouCredit: Getty
    Oleksandr Usyk beat Daniel Dubois to defend his world titles in AugustCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    Fury holds the WBC title and overcame Francis Ngannou in controversial circumstances at the end of October.
    The Gypsy King was dropped in the third round before labouring to a points win.
    Usyk is coming off wins over Fury’s compatriots in Daniel Dubois and Anthony Joshua.
    The fight is one of the biggest that can be made in the sport and will be the first time that all four titles are on the line.
    Usyk, who holds the WBA, WBO and IBF straps, has a record of 21-0, while Fury, also undefeated, sits at 33-1-0.

    When is Fury vs Usyk going to take place?

    Fury’s clash with Usyk is set to take place sometime in February, with an announcement imminent.
    The bout will be held in Saudi Arabia.
    Expect ring-walks to get going from around 10.30pm UK time.

    What TV channel will it be on?
    Fury vs Usyk will likely be shown live on TNT Sports Box Office in the UK.
    You can live stream the action from the TNT Sports Box Office app, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
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    What has been said?
    The pair met in the ring for a stare down following Fury’s win over Chisora, and words have been exchanged since.
    Usyk released numerous videos in which he’s taunted Fury by calling him ‘belly’.
    In each video, the Ukrainian can be seen pointing towards his stomach and shouting: “Hey, belly, I’m coming for you.”
    Usyk has also said: “Fury, you talk about greatness in boxing.
    “But, at the same time, you say, ‘Give me a lot of money’.
    “Greatness in boxing is not determined by money. Greatness comes from a victorious path.
    Fury and Usyk have been trading verbal jabs over the last couple of monthsCredit: Getty
    “You say that I avoid you, but I never have. In fact, I have even come to you.
    “I am ready to box you even without any prize money.”
    Fury has said: “Tyson Fury here, WBC heavyweight number one. Usyk, calling out ‘The Gypsy King’ with your pathetic little call outs, dosser.
    “Rabbit, I’m coming for you, rabbit, you’re getting it, rabbit.
    “And I’ll tell you what else, I’m gonna bust you up real bad you little middleweight.
    “I’m going to slap you into a big pile of tattoos, sucker. Come on!”
    Fury has recently told his fans that he is going to stop trash-talking on social media and focus on training.
    He said: “Hi guys, as fun as it’s been over the last few days terrorising Usyk and his team, tomorrow I’m going to knuckle down into training camp.
    “And I’ll be doing a blackout as I always do on social media. Nav will be running my Instagram account, keeping you all updated on my training progress and how everything is going.
    “April 29th is definitely a worker, I will see you all on the night. Tune in or be there or be square.
    “This is the biggest event in British boxing history, the fight of the century.
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    “Two undefeated world heavyweight champions throwing down to see who is the number one in the division.
    “The undisputed world heavyweight world championship on the line. Peace out. Good training to Usyk, may the best man win. Get up.” More

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    Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou LIVE RESULT: Oleksandr Usyk says Dec 23 fight is still ON and gives Fury ultimatum

    OLEKSANDR USYK has told Tyson Fury their undisputed Saudi decider has to happen on December 23 or NEVER.The Gypsy King crept over the line to narrowly beat MMA star Francis Ngannou after being DROPPED in the third round, and Frank Warren claimed his star man would NOT be fit for the Christmas cracker.
    But SunSport understands December 23 is written in the £200million three-fight contract and only a serious injury and bonafide doctor’s note can delay the bout by a couple of weeks – at most.

    RESULT: Tyson Fury beat Francis Ngannou (split decision)

    Follow ALL the post-match action with our live blog below…
    Usyk’s ultimatum
    Oleksandr Usyk has warned Tyson Fury it’s December 23 or bust for their historic undisputed title fight.
    He said: “Uncle Frank [Warren] says some sneaky things.
    “We have a contract that says the fight has to take place on Dec 23rd.
    “Let Fury vacate his title first, then he can take his rest.
    “Tyson – we must fight, we must do it, Dec 23rd. See you in the ring. I love you.”
    Hearn lost for words
    Eddie Hearn admits he was absolutely baffled by how Tyson Fury’s clash with Francis Ngannou went.
    The Matchroom Boxing chief said: “I’m absolutely lost for words.
    ‘Fury looked like he’d never laced up a pair of gloves before. I thought Ngannou won by two rounds.
    “Forget Fury vs Usyk, no-one’s interested, just give us Fury vs Anthony Joshua. AJ will knock Fury out inside six rounds.”
    Credit: Getty
    Ngannou’s thoughts on the scorecards
    Francis Ngannou reckons Tyson Fury owes a great deal to the two judges who scored their crossover clash in his favour.
    He wrote on social media: “Tyson should say thank you to those 2 judges because I didn’t win this fight.”
    Mike Tyson responds to robbery claim
    Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has dismissed claims that Francis Ngannou was robbed of victory over Tyson Fury.
    He said: “It wasn’t a robbery, because everybody knows the outcome.”
    Usyk advice
    Oleksandr Usyk has revealed he was shouting advice to Tyson Fury as he laboured to victory over Francis Ngannou.
    He told Boxing King Media: “At the knockdown, I said, ‘Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah – Francis, be careful, please!’
    “I said, ‘Tyson, jab, jab, move, jab!’
    “It’s true, I was a little bit nervous that our fight was possibly in jeopardy.
    “I even started to shout out to him some small things, like: ‘Use your jab, jab him faster.’ That’s it.
    Credit: GETTY
    Eye sore
    Tyson Fury has been left with a huge black eye on the left side of his face following his narrow win over Francis Ngannou.
    Looks like it’ll take a while to disappear.

    Fury tipped to retire after Ngannou embarrassment
    George Groves has tipped Tyson Fury to hang up his gloves after his narrow win over boxing novice Francis Ngannou.
    During an appearance on talkSPORT, he said: “I’m not sure if he’ll ever box again, I think he might sail off into the sunset.
    “He will have got paid a lot of money.”
    Banter from Ngannou
    Tyson Fury’s pre-fight claim that losing to Francis Ngannou would be like Novak Djokovic losing to a table tennis player has been mocked by the MMA star.
    Ngannou shared a snap of himself staring over a felled Fury, who he dropped in the third round, on his Twitter and Instagram pages.
    His accompanying caption read: “Table Tennis champion of the world.”
    Credit: Getty
    Judges’ scorecards
    The judges’ scorecards for Tyson Fury’s controversial victory over Francis Ngannou have been revealed.
    The fight was a close one, to say the least.

    Usyk’s ultimatum
    Oleksandr Usyk has warned Tyson Fury that it’s now or never for their undisputed title fight after The Gypsy King’s promoter Frank Warren poured cold water on the fight coming to fruition for December 23.
    He said:“I don’t think anything about Tyson Fury’s performance, I let him think about me.
    “I just need him on December 23.
    “The fight is happening on December 23, we have it in the contract It’s December 23 or never.”
    Credit: GETTY
    Hearn confident after Fury display
    Eddie Hearn is confident that Anthony Joshua would knock out Tyson Fury.
    The claim comes after Fury’s controversial win over Francis Ngannou.
    And Hearn reckons that AJ would see off the Gypsy King in “six rounds”.
    Eubank Jr gives opinion
    Chris Eubank Jr has claimed that Francis Ngannou should have been awarded the win over Tyson Fury.
    The boxer joked that the Gypsy King had spent too much time “filming Netflix documentaries”.
    He posted: “Watching from ringside I thought Ngannou won the fight.
    “It was close but he was the aggressor, landed heavier shots & scored a knockdown.
    “Fury deserved to lose after having so much trouble against a man who has never boxed before… too much time filming Netflix specials not enough time in the gym I’m guessing. Unlucky Francis.”
    Fight ‘fix’ spotted
    Boxing fans claim to have spotted the moment that they “knew” Tyson Fury’s win over Francis Ngannou was “fixed”.
    After the fact, Ngannou told ESPN that even Fury would admit that he won the fight.
    Fans were left even more unhappy at an exchange between the Gypsy King and promoter Frank Warren moments before the decision was revealed.
    Many social media users appeared to believe that Warren told Fury: “Don’t worry, you’ve got this.”
    Fury was then alleged to have replied: “Of course.”

    Ngannou on boxing going forward
    I feel great, I feel fantastic, I’m very happy.
    It didn’t go my way. I want to thank … the kingdom of Saudi Arabia for giving me this opportunity to prove people wrong one more time again.
    I’m just a fighter and I’m ready to fight any time soon. We can run it back again and I’m sure I’m going to get better.
    This was my first boxing match. Great experience. I’m not giving any excuse. I know I came up short but I’m going to go back and work harder.
    With a little more experience next time, a little more feeling of the game, and come back even stronger. Because, at first, I was a little nervous.
    This new sport that I never did, that I don’t really feel it, now I know I can do this s***. Now, baby, get ready. A wolf is in the house. I’m going to bite some s***.Francis Ngannou
    Rematch?
    In a word? No.
    Tyson Fury reiterates that there is no rematch clause in the contract, and instead turns his attention to Oleksandr Usyk.
    He said: “No rematch clause. I would like to do it again down the line but we got Usyk to deal with.
    “That’s what next for us.”
    Ngannou worried Warren
    Frank Warren has admitted that he expected Francis Ngannou to be better than many gave him credit for,
    He said: “Ngannou was much better than people expected him to be. He can box.
    “As soon as he shaped up I thought ‘f***ing hell this kid can box’.
    “People were talking like Ngannou was some sort of nerd, f***ing computer nerd, fighting in a joke fight. 
    Paul’s reaction to knockdown
    Jake Paul could not contain himself after seeing Tyson Fury knocked down by Francis Ngannou.
    Reacting to the event live, the Problem Child said: “Are you f***ing serious? Are you f***ing serious? Oh my God!
    “He’s got to go crazy on him.”

    Usyk fight delayed
    Tyson Fury’s £150million December 23 undisputed decider with Oleksandr is OFF and could be delayed until as late as FEBRUARY.
    Fury promoter Frank Warren confirmed that his Halloween howler has now probably nudged the four-belt showdown well past Crimbo and toward a bloody Valentine’s date.
    The hall-of-fame Queensberry promoter said: “It is too soon to talk about what Tyson does right now but the Usyk fight is signed.
    “It will go ahead but it will not be on the 23rd. It was crazy for some people to suggest that it could still go ahead on the 23rd.
    “He needs a break with his family, he needs to switch off and we will announce the date when we are ready. But the fight is signed. The fight will happen.
    “It will happen early in the new year, late January or February. It will be up to Tyson, it is his body.
    What Fury said
    Tyson Fury said in the ring his narrow victory “wasn’t in the script”.
    Fury said: “That definitely wasn’t in the script. He’s a lot better of a boxer than we thought he’d be.
    “He’s a very awkward man, and he’s a good puncher, and I respect him a lot.
    “He was very awkward, he wasn’t coming forward; he was waiting for me to throw my punches then looking to counter.”
    Credit: Getty
    Ngannou told to use Superman punch
    Mike Tyson admitted that he told Francis Ngannou to use his Superman punch against Tyson Fury.
    Although he did admit that he did not teach him how to do it.
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    Woods on Ngannou
    Laura Woods took to social media to praise Francis Ngannou following his controversial defeat to Tyson Fury.
    She wrote: “Could have/ should have gone down as one of the biggest shocks in history.
    “What a wonderful, gracious man.”

    Uysk reaction
    Oleksandr Usyk looked stunned when Tyson Fury was knocked down by Francis Ngannou.
    The Ukrainian’s reaction was captured by cameras as he watched his rival be stunned by the MMA star.
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    Hearn on Fury result
    Eddie Hearn slammed Tyson Fury’s performance against Francis Ngannou and claimed that he should have lost the fight.
    Hearn told media: “Ngannou had never boxed before, and fair play to him.
    “I mean, I don’t think he was overly impressive, but Fury looked like he had never laced up boxing gloves before.
    “Ngannou won that fight by two rounds.”
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    Lewis backs Fury win
    Lennox Lewis believed that Tyson Fury was rightly given the win after his clash with Francis Ngannou.
    He told TNT Sport: “I thought Tyson Fury won. He was throwing a lot of punches.
    “He was getting that jab going, Francis Ngannou really surprised me – he showed really good poise, patience. 
    “You could tell that he was waiting for that perfect opportunity and he threw a punch when Tyson Fury was off balance.
    “The fundamentals weren’t there from him, he wasn’t 100 per cent.
    “This was like a warm up fight to the big fight for me.”
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    Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou LIVE RESULTS: Fury DROPPED to canvas in shock main event – latest updates

    TYSON FURY is facing UFC legend Francis Ngannou in a historic crossover fight in Saudi Arabia – and he has been KNOCKED DOWN!But the big main event has started later than planned after epic opening ceremony. A win for Ngannou would be among the sport’s greatest shocks while Fury would suffer a disastrous defeat.
    And Oleksandr Usyk is waiting in the wings ringside with their mega undisputed heavyweight title bout set to be confirmed tonight for December 23.

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    Follow ALL of the latest updates below…
    Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou (Round 6)
    Francis Ngannou is just so physically strong. He’s absorbed everything Tyson’s thrown at him. Fury needs to raise the tempo and test his challenger’s fitness.
    Another right hand from Fury that just bounces off Ngannou. The former UFC champion is still throwing, but there’s a noticeable drop off in intensity.
    Ngannou has done so much in those opening rounds, will they be enough to see him to victory?
    Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou (Round 5)
    Tyson Fury has regained his composure, and he’s boxing from range. Occasionally dipping in to land a stiff jab – but he can’t get Francis Ngannou to come forward. The MMA superstar is staying compact.
    Snap! Great combination from Fury, who delivers his best moment of the fight. Much cleaner work but it’s still a monster task from here.
    Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou (Round 4)
    Francis Ngannou is working well behind his jab. He’s patient, he’s accurate and he’s roughing Tyson Fury up!
    Fury does look to have his legs back and he’s landed a few decent blows – but Ngannou is unmoved and steadfast. Carl Frampton has Ngannou winning all four rounds so far, and it’s hard to disagree.
    Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou (Round 3)
    DOWN GOES FURY!
    You are kidding me?! Francis Ngannou drops Tyson Fury to the deck with a left hook to the temple from the Gods! Fury rolls off the canvas and back to his feet fairly swiftly and blows his cheeks. He looks rattled.
    Fury survives to the end of the round, but how will he respond to that?
    Oh, I forgot to mention – Ngannou laughed and danced in Fury’s face while he was on the deck.
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    Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou (Round 2)
    Has Francis Ngannou read the script? Everyone was expecting the former UFC champion to come out swinging wildly, but he’s not taking the bait. He’s keeping his range and not getting involved in a scrap.
    There’s also blood coming from above the left eye of Fury! Ngannou either got him with a swinging left hook or there was a clash of heads. It’s tough to see.
    He switches to southpaw, which has to be a sign of respect for his opponent.
    Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou (Round 1)
    No time wasted! Tyson Fury is straight out and lands with a stiff jab. Francis Ngannou takes it well and goes on the front foot.
    Fury gets angry when Ngannou doesn’t release from the clinch, and is given a swift ticking off from the referee.
    Ngannou flicks out a double jab and lands a shot to Fury’s body. It’s actually been a very impressive start from the MMA star, who’s showing good patience, composure and is picking his shots.
    One or two words exchanged when the bell rings. Impressive.
    We’ve made it
    Ok folks, the fighters are in the ring, the robes and crowns are off and Michael Buffer is doing the introductions. We’re just moments away from discovering who is the baddest man on the planet.
    We’re underway.
    Not so fast
    Don’t you dare think this is going to start now. I’m starting to think this could be the most expensive and sophisticated prank ever played on a global audience.
    The Saudi Arabian, English and Cameroon national anthems are about to begin.
    Hello Tyson
    It’s very clear who the fans inside the arena are supporting. The volume turns up six notches when the Gypsy King strolls out to Jolene by Dolly Parton.
    Again, Fury is on the throne in a gold robe with a crown as flames shoot up from the floor. He shadow boxes on his way to the ring as the song switches to Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison.
    I feel like I’m describing a dream I had.
    Hello Francis
    “Ladies and gentlemen, who will be the baddest man on the planet? Let’s get this paaaaarty started,” announces the legendary Michael Buffer from the middle of the ring.
    Started From the Bottom by Drake blares from the sound system as Francis Ngannou emerges on stage.
    He’s sat on a throne, adorned in a gold robe with a crown on. Mike Tyson stood beside him in a suit. Iron Mike follows him down the ramp giving advice until the very last moment.
    I’m no entrance expert, but that was clunky to say the least.

    Sweet Caroline…
    That MUST mean we’re close.
    TNT Sports are showing pictures of Tyson Fury being dressed up in some kind of robe, and a crown placed on his head. Steve Bunce thinks the “Gypsy King” is looking pensive. I agree.
    Oleksandr Usyk isn’t looking pensive. He’s belting out Sweet Caroline at the top of his lungs.
    Education
    Is this an educational trip for Oleksandr Usyk?
    The WBA, WBO and IBF champion is scheduled to fight Tyson Fury at this location on December 23 to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.
    But with the best will in the world, he’s probably not going to learn a lot when Fury is fighting a boxing novice.
    He’s still doing Usyk things though.

    The ring has risen
    The ring actually rose from under the ground in the opening ceremony.
    And it is now in place and looking ready to go!
    SunSport has the latest from inside the arena.
    Watch Fury vs Ngannou ring rise from the ground ahead of spectacular Battle of the Baddest
    Atmosphere
    The arena is slowly but surely recovering from the energy-sapping ‘opening ceremony’, and Freed From Desire by Gala Rizzatto is doing most of the heavy lifting.
    It does look a sell-out.
    Open workouts
    Well it’s been a nightmare trying to decipher anything from Francis Ngannou’s open workout. All answers are basically wrong.
    There wasn’t too much in the way of footwork, while his head movement and speed were also noticeably slow. Then again, many have said he’s conserving energy.
    He was breathing quite heavily after unleashing a few rockets. Then again, many have said that he’s making himself look worse on purpose.
    Glad to have answered no questions there.
    Credit: GETTY
    Boos?
    Well that’s perked me up.
    TNT Sports were hailing the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and the fans inside the arena all booed on mass.
    Quite surprising given he plays for Al-Nassr, who are based in the city of Riyadh. Must be a lot of Al-Hilal ultras in there tonight.
    Eminem and Oleksandr Usyk got huge cheers by the way.
    Here IT comes
    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome… the boxing ring!
    The stage just moved backwards, and the ring has emerged from underground. That was cool, if not a little cute.
    Undercard – done. Entertainment – done. The main event is upon us, folks. I promise.
    3 reasons why
    Francis Ngannou has delivered three reasons why he’s going to win tonight.

    I’m stronger
    I’m more hungry
    I’m dedicated

    That didn’t work at my last job interview, and I’m not convinced it’s going to work tonight, mate. Love the confidence though.
    Performances are still ongoing. Just going to let the dog out, back in five…
    Mike’s thoughts
    Ok, let’s get back to fighting.
    As we know, Mike Tyson is Francis Ngannou’s mentor for this contest, but he really does fancy his fighter to pull off an upset.
    Why? Well because the former UFC champion punched an opponent so hard in training that he broke his leg. You read that right.
    “At first when this came to me, I said ‘there’s no way this is going to happen’,” Tyson said.
    “Then I watched him spar and he hit this guy and he broke his leg when he went down — and I said ‘man, there is a possibility something good could happen here’.
    “I have never seen anything like that before. If he could do that man, he could possibly be heavyweight champion of the world.”
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    Still going…
    The entertainment is still going. It’s approaching 1am in Riyadh.
    Try pulling this on the regulars at York Hall, you’d have a riot on your hands.
    The ceremony begins
    Turki al-Sheikh delivers a quick pre-recorded speech, and the music starts with a very impressive lights show.
    Who is performing? No, seriously, who is this?
    I’m reliably informed it’s Flowdan, and Wikipedia tells me he’s an English grime MC and record producer from Bow and Poplar, East London.
    He’s swiftly followed by Lil Baby. I’m not even going to search for him.
    Selfie
    Massive congratulations are in order. The greatest of all time has managed to get himself a picture with Cristiano Ronaldo.
    That’ll be framed and on the mantel piece shortly.

    Sheikh-en, not stirred
    What’s the state of play? Well, we’re waiting. Patiently.
    It looks as though the arena has filled up and everything’s ready to go for the super secret opening ceremony to kick-start Riyadh Season.
    But… we can’t start the event until Turki al-Sheikh takes his seat, and he’s nowhere to be seen.
    Cristiano Ronaldo’s prediction
    That’s admittedly a misleading headline, he really doesn’t have one.
    Asked who he thinks will win, he smiles and says: “They are both my friends, let’s see.”
    Never broke stride while not answering the question. A true professional.
    It’s showtime!
    No, not that show. Riyadh Season will officially begin with an opening ceremony in a few moments.
    Reports suggest it’s been arranged by the same producers who do the Olympic Games ceremonies and Super Bowl half-time shows.
    Expectations are high, then again, my favourite band are The Kinks and I have my doubts Ray Davies will be strolling out on stage. More