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    Deontay Wilder says Anthony Joshua was ‘fearful of running out of gas’ in Usyk rematch and reveals Brit’s ‘big problem’

    DEONTAY WILDER accused Anthony Joshua of being “fearful of running out of gas” in his rematch loss to Oleksandr Usyk. AJ was beaten on points by Usyk for the second time in the space of 11 months in August in Saudi Arabia.
    Anthony Joshua was accused of being ;fearful of running out of gas’ in his rematch with Oleksandr UsykCredit: Reuters
    And Wilder pointed to Joshua’s gas tank as a major fault in his style.
    He told Sky Sports: “I just think Joshua was very cautious in what he did as far as exchanging punches.
    “I always forever said it, as I see it he has a big stamina problem. I think if he can correct that, I think you will see a different Joshua.
    “You won’t see one that’s so hesitant to throw punches and do things especially when he had Usyk, was close to getting him out of there.
    “I think he was just a little fearful of running out of gas too quick and too fast and he held back a little bit.”
    Usyk, 35, set himself up for a historic four-belt unification bout with Tyson Fury, 35, the first in heavyweight history.
    But he ruled himself out until next year to rest and recover with loved ones having returned to his war-torn home of Ukraine.
    Fury instead turned his attention to beaten-and-bruised Joshua, 32, as talks continue over a December 3 Battle of Britain bout in Cardiff.
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    Usyk reacted by calling out Wilder, 36, who returns on October 15 against former sparring partner Robert Helenius, 38.
    He said: “I heard about the Usyk situation and he’s going to be there. I hold Usyk to be a man of his word.
    “If Usyk’s saying he wants to give me an opportunity for the titles then that’s what I’m holding his word to.
    “I always tell people that I don’t look past fighters but I do look through them, there’s nothing wrong with that, being confident in yourself and looking ahead once this chapter is closed.
    “I’ve got to handle business at the end of the day. Without handling business then nothing else is moving forward.
    “I’m taking it one fight at a time. I’m taking it all in one day at a time.
    “Once I’ve accomplished and finished what I have to do with Robert then I’ll move on and I’ll be looking forward to the next challenge, whether it’s Usyk or whether it’s anybody else.”
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    Tyson Fury says Anthony Joshua fight is back ON in shock U-turn after revealing talks are still ongoing

    TYSON FURY has confirmed negotiations for a fight with Anthony Joshua in December ARE still ongoing.The Gypsy King claimed on Monday that a clash with AJ was dead in the water after his own self-imposed deadline was not met.
    Fury has now claimed a fight with Joshua could still happenCredit: Getty
    Joshua accepted a 60/40 split in Fury’s favour but the bout has not yet been signed
    Fury then insisted he was planning to take on Manuel Charr on the proposed date of December 3 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
    However, now hopes of an all-British showdown have been reignited by Fury’s lengthy video on social media on Thursday in which he reveals talks with Joshua’s representatives are still very much alive.
    Speaking on Twitter, he said: “Right, Anthony Joshua, where do we start?
    “So, the deadline was Monday. Frank Warren asked me and convinced me to let it carry on for a couple of days – and today’s Thursday.
    “And even though I knew you weren’t going to sign this contract, I allowed Frank to continue doing meetings with your team and your broadcasters and all that.
    “Now we have BT, DAZN and ESPN all on the same page. They are happy with everything. They are ready to rock and roll.
    “You guys asked for a lot of stuff. You want to be co-promoters when you’re a voluntary challenger. Guess what? I said ‘give it them’.
    “You wanted full transparency even though you’re not an equal shareholder in this party. Do you know what I said? ‘Give them full transparency’. I’ve got nothing to hide, I’m not trying to rob anybody.”
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    Fury and Joshua have already agreed on a 60/40 split in favour of the WBC champion.
    The broadcast situation seemed to be the biggest hurdle to overcome – something Fury claims has now been resolved.
    And he feels there are no more issues to be sorted, with his team simply waiting for Joshua to sign.
    He continued: “So now you’ve got full transparency, everything is clean and fair.
    “Now Joshua, the ball is really in your court, son. Everybody is done. If you’re a man, and if you’ve got any dignity or pride about you, you’ll get this contract signed today.
    “This is it. There’s no more days, weeks, months. You’ve had the contract now for over two weeks and you still haven’t signed it.
    “Show the public that you’re really the big coward that I know you are and don’t sign it. I don’t care either way if you sign it or you don’t – it makes no difference to me at all.
    “You’re a beaten man and I’m a world champion. I’m chucking you a massive bone, but I know I can punch your face in so I’m willing to give you an opportunity.
    “There’s nothing more to do. Everyone is happy. Get your team onto mine. They will be available all day like they’ve been available the last two weeks.
    “Get this contract signed today, you big p**** and let the British fans have what they want.
    “There’s no more running, you have to fight me. You cannot escape. The Fury is coming, b****.”
    Fury and Joshua have been linked with a fight for several years, but it has never materialised.
    They came close to fighting last year before Deontay Wilder won an arbitration case to face Fury for a third time – scuppering the signed bout between the two Brits.
    Since then, Fury has beaten Wilder and Dillian Whyte, while Joshua has lost twice to Oleksandr Usyk.
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    Meanwhile, Charr, who is in line for a fight with Fury if the AJ bout falls through, responded: “Fury, you are the same s*** like Anthony Joshua.
    “A man is a man. When you say Joshua is out, he is out. You’ve told everyone you will fight me. Now you are ducking.” More

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    Anthony Joshua suggests boxing rule change with live scorecards to ‘create more competitive environment’

    ANTHONY JOSHUA has suggested boxing could change its rules to introduce “live” scorecards.The 32-year-old has been outpointed by Oleksandr Usyk in his last two fights.
    Anthony Joshua has suggested introducing “live” scorecards in boxingCredit: EPA
    AJ said live scorecards could show how fights are playing out as they go on, meaning boxers know how many of the remaining rounds they need to win, or if they need to score a knockdown.
    Knowing for a fact he was down on the cards could have encouraged Joshua to search harder for a knockout when he fought Usyk.
    The judges scorecards currently remain a mystery until the fight winner is announced.
    But AJ suggested knowing how the scores stood round-by-round would create a “very competitive environment” within the ring.
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    He wrote on Instagram: “In so many sports you know who’s winning as the game is progressing.
    “In a sense it creates a very competitive environment.”
    Joshua asked for people’s thoughts on introducing “visible” scorecards so the fight scenario is clear as the rounds progress.
    He continued: “Should boxing introduce live (visible) scorecards so you know, what you need to know, in order to win.
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    “As there is so much boxing around the world, it can be introduced at any level in order to test it out. Thoughts?”
    British boxing fans had been hoping for a mega heavyweight showdown between AJ and WBC champ Tyson Fury on December 3rd.
    But the Gypsy King has now declared the fight dead in the water after claiming Joshua missed his Monday deadline to sign a contract.
    Fury now looks set to face Manuel Charr instead, while AJ’s next opponent remains a mystery.
    SunSport exclusively revealed yesterday that Joe Joyce would like to “bash” up fellow former Team GB Olympian Joshua, after he brutally knocked out Joseph Parker last Saturday.
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    ‘Maybe you can lend him your nuts’ – Tyson Fury cheekily responds to Oleksandr Usyk’s offer to train Anthony Joshua

    TYSON FURY gave a cheeky response to Oleksandr Usyk’s offer of training with Anthony Joshua. Usyk twice beat AJ on points, most recently in Saudi Arabia in August, and offered to help Joshua bounce back.
    Tyson Fury gave a cheeky response to Oleksandr Usyk’s offer of training with Anthony JoshuaCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
    Oleksandr Usyk offered to help train Anthony JoshuaCredit: AFP
    It came after the Ukrainian ruled himself out of an undisputed title decider with Fury until next year.
    The Gypsy King then turned his attention to Joshua and sent out a 60/40 contract in his favour to fight on December 3 in Cardiff.
    But Fury claimed to have walked away from talks after accusing AJ of failing to sign before his Monday, September 26 deadline.
    So he made a sly remark about his British rival when reacting to Usyk’s offer of training Joshua.
    Fury posted: “Maybe you can lend him your nuts middleweight?!
    “Usyk, don’t be a p****y like your big pal!”
    Joshua, 32, produced a bizarre post-fight rant after losing his rematch with Usyk, 35.
    The pound-for-pound star failed in his approach to calm AJ down – but remains open to sharing the ring again in sparring.
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    He said: “I wanted to talk to him, I said, ‘Ease up, man, let’s just calm down. When I have time I could come to see you in the UK, come to your gym and we could spar together and stuff.'”
    Fury, 34, claimed he was moving on to fight Manuel Charr, 37, after Joshua failed to return their contract in his allocated time.
    That is despite DAZN and BT Sport this week meeting to attempt a joint pay-per-view deal.
    And promoters Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren both voiced their hope in the fight being resurrected.
    Hearn said: “There has been no talk of a deadline between the parties, but we are moving at pace to try and conclude the deal.”
    Warren told talkSPORT on Monday: “We’re working very hard to get it over the line.
    “If everyone agreed everything, it would be a huge undertaking, but we could do it that way.
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    “Tyson has told me what he wants. They’ve had the contract for ten days and he’s lost patience with it.
    “We’re trying to make it work and we had a good meeting today so we’ll see what happens.”
    Promoter Eddie Hearn pictured with Anthony JoshuaCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing
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    Mike Tyson’s former £1.5m Las Vegas mansion was used in The Hangover, boasts infinity pool, two spas and a waterfall

    THIS is the house where Mike Tyson became a Hollywood star.In 2008, the now 56-year-old former heavyweight champion let movie director Todd Phillips and his cameras into a stunning mansion he lived in with wife No3 Lakiha.
    Inside Mike Tyson’s former £1.5m Las Vegas mansion used in The HangoverCredit: LUXURY HOMES of Las Vegas
    The gorgeous property has an infinity pool with two spas and a waterfallCredit: LUXURY HOMES of Las Vegas
    They filmed hilarious scenes for cult movie The Hangover, in a cameo that would go on to define him and rebuild his career after years of bankruptcy.
    Found in the beautiful gated community called Seven Hills in the suburb of Henderson, it boasts six bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms and its own private balcony.
    And golf enthusiasts will enjoy the incredible 18-hole Rio Secco Golf Club, as well as four large private parks filled with basketball courts, tennis courts and football pitches.

    Like many new builds in Las Vegas within gated communities, the 5,740-square-feet mansion was built in an Italian style in 2001.
    Two-storeys in size, the entrance opens to a grand reception room with a 25-foot-high lit waterfall, which connects to the great room that has a wet bar and fireplace.
    You can imagine the great room is perfect for lounging, and where cannabis-advocate Tyson may possibly enjoy an occasional smoke.
    Hit movie The Hangover starring Bradley Cooper was filmed in Tyson’s houseCredit: Warner Bros
    Mike Tyson in 2009 hit movie The HangoverCredit: Kobal Collection – Rex Features
    The living room has vaulted ceilings and walls of windows that offer plenty of natural light.
    Completing the look is a family room with a moon-shaped wet bar.
    While a centre-island kitchen has a another wet bar, and a wine cellar.
    For those chilly desert evenings, the home has four fireplaces.
    There’s also a garage for space for four cars.
    There are six-and-a-half bathroomsCredit: LUXURY HOMES of Las Vegas
    The Italian-style property was built in 2001Credit: LUXURY HOMES of Las Vegas
    A 25 foot waterfall awaits you in the front entranceCredit: LUXURY HOMES of Las Vegas
    The kitchen boasts a centre islandCredit: LUXURY HOMES of Las Vegas
    The mansion is two-storeys in sizeCredit: LUXURY HOMES of Las Vegas
    The great room could be cannabis advocate Tyson’s smoking roomCredit: LUXURY HOMES of Las Vegas
    The sprawling property also has plenty of outside space.
    There’s a huge pool should ‘Iron Mike’ fancy taking a dip.
    In total, the garden boasts an infinity pool with two spas and a waterfall, as well as a large patio area, featuring a fire pit, BBQ area, bar area and pool bathroom.
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    Movie fans will remember Zach Galifianakis urinating in it in The Hangover.
    However, it’s the 18-hole golf course that’s shared with other residents in the private community, as well as four large parks that have basketball courts and football pitches that make it a scenic surrounding.
    Tyson and Lakiha have lived in Henderson, Nevada since 2008, moving to a property nearby in 2016. But she won’t be happy if the ‘Wolf Pack’ pop round, mind.

    The property boasts a total of four fireplacesCredit: LUXURY HOMES of Las Vegas
    Large windows mean the property has plenty of natural lightCredit: LUXURY HOMES of Las Vegas
    The wrought iron staircase runs through the homeCredit: LUXURY HOMES of Las Vegas
    Tyson and his wife Lakiha have lived in Henderson, Nevada since 2008Credit: LUXURY HOMES of Las Vegas
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    ‘Not in best of places’ – Ricky Hatton shares throwback pic of him and Tyson Fury before stunning body transformations

    RICKY HATTON shared a throwback picture of himself and Tyson Fury when they were both “not in best of places”. The British boxing legend uploaded a photo from 2017 posing with Fury, who had a beer in hand.
    Ricky Hatton pictured with Tyson Fury in 2017
    Hatton captioned it: “Five years ago. Tyson Fury in Manchester. Not in the best of places at the time. Look at us now.”
    Fury had been out of the ring for two years at that point, having fallen into depression after beating Wladimir Klitschko.
    He ballooned up as much as TEN STONE in weight before embarking on one of sport’s greatest comeback journeys.
    Fury actually used Hatton’s Manchester gym during the period and returned to the ring in 2018.
    Hatton even cornered him the night he drew with Wilder in a world title challenge, which came on the same year he returned to the ring.
    By 2020, Fury, 34, had knocked out American rival Wilder, 36, in their rematch to become heavyweight champion again.
    Now Hatton, 43, is on a comeback trail of his own with a scheduled exhibition bout against Marco Antonio Barrera, 48, set for November.
    The former two-weight champion has got himself in sensational shape following a dramatic body transformation.
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    Hatton was due to face Mexican icon in July until it was cancelled.
    Now it has been rescheduled for November 12 with Natasha Jonas unifying her light-middleweight titles with Marie-Eve Dicaire.  
    It will be Hatton’s first fight since 2012, when he lost to Vyacheslav Senchenko, sparking his boxing retirement.
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    Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis clash in fiery nightclub bust-up and split up by security ahead of proposed fight

    RYAN GARCIA and Gervonta Davis were involved in a fiery nightclub clash which saw the pair separated by security. The American rivals are in talks for a grudge bout targeted for December or January.
    Ryan Garcia revealed a fiery nightclub clash with Gervonta DavisCredit: AP
    But according to Garcia, the fight almost started early after he confronted Davis on a night out.
    He said: “You what’s funny, guys? I actually did see Tank in the club. He’s a ‘tough guy’. He’s a tough guy.
    “He’s very low-key in his hoodie. I went up to his table with me and this guy, and we said, ‘Yo, are we going to make this fight happen?’
    “I guess he got offended by that, got all worked up. I was like, ‘Yo, what are you on about, man? Ain’t no respect here?’
    “He responded with, ‘Nah, there ain’t no respect here.’ I said, ‘Oh, it’s like that. OK, it’s like that? OK’.
    “Then he grabbed my chain, but I wasn’t worried about it. There are so many security guards there. 
    “I knew he wasn’t going to take my chain or do anything, really. He just wanted to seem tough. So I said, ‘Wow, it’s like that, huh?’
    “Then he responded again, ‘Yeah, it’s like that.’ Then he let go. He had to let go. Then I said something to him. She knows what I said.
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    “I’m not going to repeat it on live. Just know in the fight, that’s where it really happens.”
    Davis responded to Garcia’s side of the story in a now-deleted tweet and claimed boxing mogul Al Haymon intervened.
    He posted: “Al told me to leave him be because he went crying to his lawyer. 
    “Al got a little scared because they was going to pull out of the fight.”
    Garcia, 24, most recently stopped Javier Fortuna, 33, in six rounds of their light-welterweight fight in July.
    But he is set to move back down to lightweight to face Gervonta Davis, 27, who knocked out Rolando Romero, 27, in May.
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    Footie fan who threw flare at ref becomes FIRST woman in Britain to be banned from ALL MATCHES

    A FOOTBALL fan who threw a flare at a referee has become the first woman in Britain to be banned from all matches.CCTV footage showed Abbie-Leigh Reay, 23, dancing in celebration when the missile landed near ref Lee Swabey and the opposition goalie.
    Abbie-Leigh Reay has become the first woman in Britain to be banned from all soccer grounds
    Police stopped the Tranmere fan as she left her team’s 4-0 League Two defeat to Forest Green Rovers in January.
    Despite her arrest, Reay posted winking pictures of her at the match with her girlfriend, along with a laughing emoji and the caption: “Before it all went downhill.”
    One of her comments read: “Just hope I don’t get banned.”
    Aldi worker Reay, of Bebington, Wirral, got a three-year ban after she was convicted of throwing a missile on to a football playing area.
    Sefton JPs fined her £250 with £654 costs.
    Sentencing, District Judge Paul Healey, said: “You throw the flare on to the pitch which puts people there at risk.
    “No one is struck but there is a risk and as a result of your actions, police and stewards had to intervene.
    “There was a large crowd which put them in a difficult situation.
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    “They have to take action.
    “There is a risk of it escalating further.”
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