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Usyk promoter aiming for a unification bout between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury, once Usyk ‘defeats Anthony Joshua again’.

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Usyk promoter aiming for a unification bout between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury

Current IBF, WBA & WBO Champion Oleksandr Usyk is targeting a title unification fight with WBC champion Tyson Fury following Fury’s 11th round knockout of Former WBC champion, Deontay Wilder.

Photo Credit: Tyson Fury – Twitter

The Gypsy King was dropped twice but sent the Bronze Bomber to the floor twice before delivering a devastating right hand to gain a knockout victory in the 11th round to beat the American for the second time to conclude their trilogy.

 

Following Furys trilogy closing win, the new heavyweight unification bout would now be between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury.

 

In order for the fight to take place, Usyk will have to defeat former IBF, WBA & WBO champion Anthony Joshua.

 

Joshua and Usyk at their press conference ahead of their first fight. (twitter:usykaa)

 

Joshua has invoked his rematch clause for the rematch and it is suggested that it will take place in Early-2022.

 

Joshua following the fight (twitter:AnthonyJoshua).

 

“I’ve watched the fight, analysed my preparations and identified my mistakes,” Joshua has said.

If Usyk is to fight Fury, Fury will most likely have to face his next mandatory opponent first which would be the winner of Dillian Whyte vs Otto Wallin which takes place later this month

Usyks promoter, Alexander Krassyuk has said: “ (The Fury fight) It will be after Usyk defeats AJ in the rematch”.

Krassyuk also said Usyk was impressed with Fury in his last bout: “He was. And he was impressed with how the boxers fought without showing boxing skills. They were trying to [badly hurt] each other.”

 

On the contrary, Krassyuk has labeled the boxing skills in the bout to be an issue when discussing his fighters next bout.

 

While speaking to The Sun, Krassyuk also added: “Wilder and Fury, in the shape they performed in the fight, they are a sweet dessert for Usyk because none of them performed with boxing skills.”

 

AJ and Usyk at their ceremonial weigh-in. (twitter:AKrassyuk)

 

‘If Usyk shows his technique, his style of technique, I don’t think either Fury or Wilder can do anything serious to Usyk.’

The Ukrainian was already regarded as one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world and while he couldn’t match Joshua for strength and size in their fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the former world champion could not match the Ukrainian’s technical ability which ultimately led Usyk to his championship victory.

Both Fury and Wilder were the heaviest they’ve ever been for their fight in Las Vegas on Saturday evening.

Wilder bulked up to 17 stone but failed in his mission to exact revenge on the Gypsy King.

Usyk weighed 15 stone for his heavyweight clash.

There is speculation for Fury regarding the finale of his trilogy with Wilder.

Sky Sports’ Carl Froch has thrown about the idea of possible retirement for the Gypsy King: “there is nothing left for him to do”.

However, with Fury’s mandatory challengers waiting for their shot, it remains to be seen what the future holds.

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Meet the British Woman Hoping to End F1’s 46-year Wait For a Female Driver

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The modern sports industry remains a very male dominated field. Historically motorsport especially being one of the most inaccessible to women.

In its entire 72-year history, only two women have ever driven in a Formula 1 grand prix. The last was the pioneer Lella Lombardi, the Italian who competed in 12 races between 1974 and 1976 for teams including Williams.

Now, Britain’s Jamie Chadwick is aiming to end the 46-year wait for a woman to sit behind the wheel of a car on the starting grid at the very top level of racing.

The 23-year-old from Bath, is the most prominent woman in world the world of motorsport thanks to the strong results she has earned in the early stages of her career across multiple categories.

Chadwick is about to embark on her third season in W Series, an all-female racing championship launched in 2019 which aims to ensure more women are able to make professional careers out of motor racing.

The aim means that, in conjunction with the heated rivalry that understandably comes with battling for the championship on track, the athletes competing in W Series feel they share a common goal to help one another improve and make overall progress for women in motorsport too. Chadwick has won the title in both of W Series’ first two campaigns.

Speaking to Metro she said:  ‘Everyone expects us not to get on [because we are rivals] but we really, genuinely do. The big reason in my opinion is that we’ve all been through such a similar experience in the sport individually. We can share those experiences with each other and push each other to bring one another on, and hopefully leave the sport in a better place for the next generation coming through.’

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Newcastle co-owner says Chelsea’s Abramovich having to sell isn’t fair

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Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley “doesnt think its particularly fair” that Roman Abramovich is selling following the Russia-Ukraine war.

The businessman announced he had made the “incredibly difficult decision” in a statement on the Premier League club’s website.

There has been calls for Abramovich to be sanctioned, as Chris Bryant alleges leaked Home Office document from 2019 shows he had links to Russian state as well as to “corrupt activity and practices” – the Guardian reports.

Speaking at the Financial Times Business of Football Summit, Staveley said: “We’re always going to have geopolitical issues.

I’m really sad that someone is going to have a football club taken away because of a relationship he may have with someone.

“I don’t think that’s particularly fair to be honest. But I also think that we have to hold all of our relationships to account.”

In his statement, Abramovich said: “I have always taken decisions with the club’s best interest at heart.

“In the current situation, I have therefore taken the decision to sell the club, as I believe this is in the best interest of the club, the fans, the employees, as well as the club’s sponsors and partners.

“The sale of the club will not be fast-tracked but will follow due process.”

Abramovich has said that he won’t be asking for loans to be repaid.

He added: “I have instructed my team to set up a charitable foundation where all net proceeds from the sale will be donated. The foundation will be for the benefit of all victims of the war in Ukraine.”

The businessman bought Chelsea back in 2003 for £140m, and has since loaned the club over £1.5bn.

Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss has told Swiss newspaper Blick that he has the chance to buy Chelsea.

However he says that at the moment Abramovich is “asking far too much.”

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Russia’s captain Aleksandr Golovin speaks out on Russian invasion

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Russia’s football captain Aleksandr Golovin has spoke out about the Russia-Ukraine war.

In a post uploaded to Instagram on Wednesday, the footballer said he hadn’t before now because he wasn’t an expert in politics.

However, he said he would now express his opinion, because he has been drawn to this topic from “all sides.”

It follows furious backlash from Ukrainian players Vitalii Mykolenko and Andriy Yarmolenko about Russian players staying quiet about the invasion of Ukraine.

The captain wrote: “War is a frightful thing. But I am shocked by human aggression and hatred, which every day acquires some sort of unprecedented scale.

“I am against discrimination based on nationality. I’m not ashamed that I’m Russian. I am proud to be Russian. And I don’t understand why athletes should suffer now.”

He continued he was “against double standards.”

Golovin added: “Why is it that one can do everything, but all the dogs are hanged on us. Why has everyone always shouted about sports outside of politics, but at the first opportunity, when it comes to Russia, this principle is completely forgotten?”

He expressed that “anger, dirt and bile” is being poured on Russian people, “regardless of their position and profession.”

The Zenit St Petersburg forward concluded: “P.S. And to some colleagues in the workshop who sit on their ass in mansions in England and say nasty things: it cannot offend us, we understand everything! Peace and goodness to everybody!”

On Tuesday in an Instagram post, Everton’s Mykolenko criticised Russia’s international players for remaining silent whilst “peaceful civilians are being killed in Ukraine.”

The 22-year-old wrote: “You will be locked in your dungeon for the rest of your life and most importantly the lives of your kids. And I’m glad.”

West Ham’s Yarmolenko also hit out at Russian players on Tuesday.

In a video uploaded to Instagram, he said: “Guys, why are you sitting like shitheads and not saying anything? In my country they’re killing people, killing wives, killing our children. But you’re saying nothing, you’ve given no comments.”

Russia has been suspended from all competition, Fifa and Uefa have ruled.

 

 

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