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    ‘I wouldn’t want to be hit by either!’ – Mike Tyson’s power compared to Deontay Wilder’s by manager who worked both

    BOXING manager Shelly Finkel could not split Mike Tyson and Deontay Wilder’s destructive punch power. Finkel helped guide Tyson’s career after the heavyweight legend was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear in 1997.
    Mike Tyson was managed by Shelly Finkel at the end of his careerCredit: EPA
    Deontay Wilder knocking out Dominic Breazeale in 2019Credit: AP:Associated Press
    But he still manages Wilder today and as a result has had a ringside view of some of boxing’s most brutal knockouts.
    Finkel points towards the difference between Tyson’s 5ft 10in frame and 6ft 7in Wilder when comparing their power.
    He told SunSport: “Deontay to me is a large Tommy Hearns. And he has a certain spring to his punches. 
    “Tyson, it’s from his legs. He has massive thighs and it’s coming from there.

    “And the speed. So, they’re very different. I wouldn’t want to be hit by either!
    “When Tyson beat Spinks, it was devastating. And Spinks after said, ‘The thing I misjudged was how fast he was’.” 
    Wilder, 36, has always been capable of turning a fight on its head in an instance, like he did with Luis Ortiz, 43, in 2019.
    Whereas Tyson, now 56, needed a fast start but did not waste time in breaking his opponents down.
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    Finkel said: “Deontay always has the equaliser. He could be down, but all of a sudden, out of nowhere, boom, it’s over. 
    “Mike was just a destructive machine coming at you. And you can’t keep him off you, it’s all over.” 
    Hall of Famer Finkel watched as Tyson retired in 2005 following two disastrous defeats.
    But a decade later and Wilder emerged as America’s next heavyweight hope.
    He defended his WBC title ten times before losing it to Tyson Fury, 34, in 2020 and most recently losing to the Brit again in October.
    Wilder has not fought since, but returns on October 15 in New York against former sparring Robert Helenius, 38.
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    Chris Eubank’s fight with Nigel Benn was so brutal he weed BLOOD for a week and needed help in shower, his coach reveals

    CHRIS EUBANKS’ fight with Nigel Benn was so brutal he weed BLOOD for a week and needed help in the shower. The British boxing legends shared one of the most iconic rivalries this nation has ever seen.
    Chris Eubank beat Nigel Benn in 1990Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
    Chris Eubank was left weeing blood for a week after his win over Nigel BennCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
    And almost 30 years after their 1993 rematch, the family feud will be renewed as their sons, Chris Jr and Conor, meet in a catchweight clash.
    Trainer Ronnie Davies, who still mentors Eubank Jr to this day, will have a part in both the dads’ and sons’ fights.
    But he admits he never wanted Eubank to rematch his great rival, such was the gruelling nature of their first fight and the aftermath.
    Davies told SunSport: “I didn’t want him to fight Benn again, too brutal. 

    “It was horrible, I was in the corner not too far away and you could feel the punches coming in. 
    “They were both talking to each other saying, ‘Is that all you’ve got? You’re punching like a girl’. 
    “They were brutally hard shots. The next morning, I had to pick Eubank up to put him in the shower. He weed blood for a week.” 
    Eubank famously beat Benn in 1990 in round nine before they drew three years later.
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    Now, almost three decades on and their fighting sons will make up for the trilogy bout that never was.
    They meet in a 157lb catchweight clash, meaning Benn comes up from 147lb and Eubank Jr comes down from 160lb.
    And even Davies, who was there the day Eubank’s eldest was born, is in shock that the fight for the ages has been signed and sealed.
    He said: “I never thought the son’s would be fighting, it’s unbelievable. But it had to happen, of course it has. 
    “It’s gonna be a great fight, great fight for the public and good for them.” 
    Trainer Ronnie Davies with Chris Eubank JrCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
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    ‘The king is back’ – Deontay Wilder ready to fight Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Usyk in blockbuster return to boxing

    DEONTAY WILDER is plotting a blockbuster boxing return with his eyes on Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk. The American faces ex-sparring partner Robert Helenius on October 15, which will be his first bout in a year.
    Deontay Wilder is plotting a blockbuster boxing returnCredit: PA
    Wilder is yet to return since losing in round 11 of his epic trilogy fight against Fury in October 2021.
    But the former WBC world heavyweight champion will waste no time in targeting the big names on his comeback trail.
    He told EsNEWS: “I’ll fight them all. We’ll see, the future is bright. The king is back.
    “Ain’t no excitement going through unless I’m here. We’ve tried to prove that many times, and we have.
    “That’s why I’m back by popular demand.”
    Wilder, 36, is currently in Las Vegas with head coach Malik Scott, training for his return fight against Helenius, 38.
    Promoter Eddie Hearn is now eyeing a fight between the Bronze Bomber and Joshua, 32, after AJ lost his rematch to Usyk.
    Meanwhile the Ukrainian, 35, is now set to face Fury, 34, in a first ever four-belt heavyweight unification bout.
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    Wilder reacted: “I think Fury will be too big for him.
    “He just uses his size all the time, no matter what, and a lot of other things.
    “I think Usyk’s too small, that’s my opinion. I think Usyk has a stamina problem as well.
    “You saw with Joshua, if Joshua had enough stamina it’d probably be a different result.”
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    ‘What’s happening?’ – Roy Keane left bemused after Stormzy gatecrashes Sky Sports after Man Utd win over Liverpool

    ROY KEANE was left bemused after rap star Stormzy joined Sky Sports’ pitchside coverage at Old Trafford. The Manchester United fan travelled to see Erik ten Hag’s side beat Liverpool 2-1.
    Rapper Stormzy made a surprise appearance on Sky SportsCredit: FOOTBALL DAILY
    Roy Keane was bemused by Stormzy’s appearanceCredit: FOOTBALL DAILY
    Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville and Keane were providing analysis after the match when Stormzy made a surprise appearance.
    And it left United’s former captain shocked, as Keane said: “I thought this was a football show, what’s happening?”
    Fans online were loving the surprise pairing between Keane and Stormzy.
    One said: “Roy Keane and Stormzy is a funny link up.”
    Another added: “I think Roy Keane hanging out with Stormzy was a bigger highlight than Man Utd beating Liverpool.”
    Stormzy, one of Britain’s most prominent music artists, then joked he was star-struck having been in the presence of Premier League legends.
    He said: “Sorry, I’m a bit flustered right now.
    “Do you know what it is? I’ve never met these lot before, so we was walking past, we was a bit star-struck and someone gave me a mic and now I’m here!”
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    The performer picked the perfect game to go to, as goals from Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho won United the match.
    It was a much needed result for Ten Hag, who suffered shock defeats to Brighton at home and Brentford away before Liverpool’s visit.
    The Dutchman said: “We can talk about tactical but it is all about attitude. There was communication and a fighting spirit.
    “I wanted a different approach and a different attitude and that is what they brought on the pitch.
    “It is only a start. We can play with much more composure and much more danger.
    “Be a team and have a good spirit – and that is what we saw today. It is not always about what I said.
    “I said we have to act and not to talk a lot and make sure you are a team and battle and be brave and give each other options.”
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    Jamie Carragher all-but rules Liverpool out of title race after just THREE GAMES following Man Utd defeat

    JAMIE CARRAGHER is already fearing for Liverpool’s title hopes this season – after only THREE GAMES. Jurgen Klopp’s side are winless so far, having drawn against Fulham and Crystal Palace in their opening two matches.
    Jamie Carragher is already fearing for Liverpool’s title hopes this seasonCredit: Getty
    And things have got worse after losing 2-1 away to bitter rivals Manchester United.
    It leaves Liverpool 16th and club legend Carragher talking down their chances of competing with Premier League champions Manchester City.
    He said on Sky Sports: “Even at this stage, the points gap feels big, with the quality of Man City.
    “You just don’t expect a really poor start from this Liverpool team – they set such high standards but they’re a million miles from them.
    “They have to fix it quickly.”
    Erik ten Hag benched Cristiano Ronaldo and club captain Harry Maguire at Old Trafford.
    But his risk paid off as goals from England pair Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford put United 2-0 up.
    Mo Salah pulled one back with ten minutes to go but Liverpool’s fightback proved too little too late.
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    But manager Klopp insisted his side deserved to win, despite playing catch up for much of the match.
    He said: “We are in a tricky situation injury wise, we got through the week with 14, 15 senior players available and now have to make sure they don’t get injured.
    “We should have won this game, I know it sounds ridiculous but that is how I saw it.
    “I am concerned about our situation, but that is how it is. We prepare for Bournemouth and Newcastle now.”
    Liverpool are still winless in their start to the seasonCredit: Reuters
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    Anthony Joshua told he CAN still get Tyson Fury fight despite Oleksandr Usyk loss… but must rebuild his career

    ANTHONY JOSHUA has been told to rebuild his career if he still wants a shot at Tyson Fury.The Gypsy King’s promoter Frank Warren confirmed Fury will meet AJ’s conqueror Oleksandr Usyk in a unification tie.
    Tyson Fury is in talks to fight Oleksandr UsykCredit: AFP
    Anthony Joshua after his rematch loss to Oleksandr UsykCredit: Getty
    Fury could then face AJ but Warren says the Watford man has work to do.
    He insisted: “If AJ manages to get a couple of wins under his belt — and I believe Tyson will beat Usyk — that may be a fight to be made.
    “But AJ’s got to re-establish himself before you can even think about fights like that.
    “He was badly exposed against Andy Ruiz Jr and the last two fights show what you need to do to beat him.
    “All you’ve got to do is keep him on his back foot. If you can move and you’ve got fast hands, he struggles.”
    Warren has been working on an undisputed heavyweight decider between WBA, IBF and WBO champ Usyk and his star attraction Fury, the WBC king, for a couple of months.
    December 17 in Riyadh is in the diary — with around £125million on the table — so he can even afford to have a sideline in AJ’s latest rebuild.
    The Saudi royal family are already budgeting to land the marquee Fury v Usyk event.
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    And their plan to host it the day before football’s World Cup final in Qatar — to steal some of their neighbours’ thunder — is seen as a masterstroke as they fight to become the tourist powerhouse in the region.
    Fury has already started the trash talk and now it is just left to Warren, the desert royals and Team Usyk to thrash out the deal.
    Queensberry promoter Warren added: “The challenge is going to be meeting the financial expectations of both guys.
    “It’s the first time for God knows how long four belts are on the line. It’s going to be all about money.
    “They’ve seen the money offered to [LIV Tour] golfers. This is more dangerous than golf and is a unique, historic event. It’s the ultimate prize in boxing.”
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    Chelsea moving closer to sealing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer with £25m set to be enough for Barcelona striker

    CHELSEA are moving closer to landing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a bid to beef up their forward options.An improved £25million offer could be enough to see the former Arsenal captain, 33, return to England  from Barcelona.
    Chelsea are moving closer to landing Pierre-Emerick AubameyangCredit: Rex
    Blues boss Thomas Tuchel coached Auba at Dortmund and is looking for a designated striker to lead his front line.
    Romelu Lukaku, 29, is currently on loan at Inter Milan and 20-year-old rookie Armando Broja injured.
    Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at Leeds has crystallised the need for more bodies to help Chelsea compete for the title this season after they dropped five points in the last two matches.
    Tuchel believes he can get the best out of the wayward star who had his contract cancelled  by Arsenal in January.
    The new  offer includes around £3.5m in add-ons.
    Barcelona boss Xavi is having to be convinced to let Aubameyang go but seems to be coming round slowly to the idea.
    And the player is more accepting of a move back to the Prem as he will not be first-choice striker.
    Robert Lewandowski arrived for £42.5m at the Nou Camp from Bayern Munich, and recently scored twice against Real Sociedad.
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    But any deal the other way for Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso would have to be separate.
    Alonso, 31, wants out and Tuchel has already signed Marc Cucurella to cover his role.
    It leaves England international Ben Chilwell fighting for the left-wingback spot with Cucurella.
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    Chelsea planning shock transfer move for ex-flop striker Alvaro Morata after ‘sounding out deal’ with Atletico Madrid

    CHELSEA are considering a shock move for former striker Alvaro Morata, Spanish media say. Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is looking for a frontman before the transfer window shuts on September 1.
    Alvaro Morata is linked with a return to ChelseaCredit: Rex
    Already Romelu Lukaku, 29, has returned to Inter Milan on loan, only a year after his record £97.5million move from Italy.
    And Timo Werner, 26, has also re-signed for RB Leipzig on a permanent deal, leaving Chelsea lacking firepower.
    Raheem Sterling, 27, was signed early on in the summer but no direct replacement for Lukaku has been sourced.
    According to Sport, Chelsea have identified ex-player Morata, 29, as an option.
    Arsenal’s old captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, remains Tuchel’s No1 priority following talks with Barcelona.
    And the two clubs are close to striking an agreement for the forward, Sky Sports reported.
    Tuchel managed Aubameyang at Borussia Dortmund and remains a fan of the player, with personal terms believed to be no problem.
    It is claimed the two clubs are locked in advanced talks for a deal of between £15m and £25m.
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    Chelsea had grown frustrated and were preparing to focus on other targets, including Morata.
    The Spaniard arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2017 for £60m but struggled during his two seasons in England.
    Morata left after just 24 goals in 72 games for Atletico Madrid in 2019 on an 18-month loan and later signed for £58m.
    The striker later joined Juventus, six years after leaving the club, on a two-year loan, but this season returned to Atletico.
    Morata scored twice in his first start of the season but remains linked with a move away and his valuation is believed to be £21m.
    Alvaro Morata left Chelsea in 2019Credit: AFP or licensors More