BIG FIGURES: Boxing royalties on Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II … as Anthony Joshua reveals who he wants to win
- Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will fight for the second time on Saturday night
- Boxing royalties have weighed in the fight, Sportsmail telling their predictions
- Anthony Joshua was able to fight the winner, and he revealed who he wants to win
The Las Vegas is one of the most long-awaited battles of the century, and the boxing world is debating the outcome since Fury pulled himself off the canvas to win a draw against Wilder. Earn in December 2018.
With the bell fast approaching, some of the sport's most powerful figures have weighed and revealed their predictions to Sportsmail …
Marvin Hagler – F ormer undisputed middleweight champion
Wilder's right hand changes the fight. If he adds that, it's hard for Fury to take.
Wilder will not stand up this time – he will try to finish him. But Fury is good and moves great. He says he's going for the knockout, but I don't know. If he moves, he will be difficult to catch.
VERDICT: Too close to call
Anthony Joshua – IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion
I think Fury is going to win. A man who came so close the first time didn't let it go the second time. That was after a dismissal of three years. Provided he is consistent and has removed the rust and cobwebs, he must overcome. And I want him to win!
VERDICT: Tyson Fury
Frank Warren – Fury co-promoter
Tyson will outbox him and stop him in the mid-to-late stages. It's not like Wilder is a great boxer, but he's a big, dangerous boxer and he wants to put pressure on speed and land those bombs. So it becomes the bull and the killer.
VERDICT: Tyson Fury
Joseph Parker – Fo rmer heavyweight world champion
I have to choose Fury. I love his boxing ability and what he can do as a big man – move, puncture, combinations. They both had time to look at the tape of the first fight and study each other and their own movements, so it is who executes their plan first – or better.
VERDICT: Tyson Fury
Ricky Hatton – Former two-way world champion
I think Tyson will win on points. He knows he has his number. It all comes down to Tyson staying away from Wilder & # 39; s right hand. The change of trainers can be very important, but the tactic is simple. They are a very accomplished team and I have no doubt that they are right.
VERDICT: Tyson Fury
Lennox Lewis – Former heavyweight world champion
If Deontay hits you, you go. But when someone has a power punch, it is sometimes a weakness because everyone knows you are trying to land it. I see Fury stay away from that right hand – if he is able, he will win. But if Deontay comes through, he wins.
VERDICT: Too close to call
David Haye – Former two-weight world champion
If it somehow travels the distance, it means that Fury has been able to take the power of Wilder and collect enough laps to win points. The only chance Fury has is if he can avoid the shots. That's a small chance.
I believe Wilder will win by standing still.
VERDICT: Deontay Wilder
BT Sport Box Office shows the long-awaited rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, exclusively live on Saturday 22 February.
& # 39; I think Unai is a great coach … I don't judge anyone & # 39 ;: David Luiz refuses to bite back after criticizing the deployment of the Arsenal team
- Unai Emery recently claimed that some players & # 39; did not have a good attitude & # 39;
- But Arsenal in the middle behind David Luiz refused to bite back on Emery & # 39; s criticism
- Emery was fired in November by the Gunners after a bad start to the season
- Arsenal takes Olympiacos away in the Europa League on Thursday evening
Emery, who was fired in November after a bad start to the season, recently claimed some players & # 39; did not have a good attitude & # 39; and & # 39; asked for more than what they gave back & # 39 ;.
But Luiz chose not to bite the criticism back and insisted: & I think Unai is a great coach, a great person. Things did not work very well, especially the results and it is normal to try to find some answers with his vision.
& # 39; I don't judge anyone. I still admire him a lot and I think that from my point of view it is not intelligent when I say something.
& I think he is a great, great guy, great coach. Football, we need the results, if the results don't come, everyone will try to figure out why and everyone has their vision.
& # 39; I think he has his vision and we have to accept that in a nice way and in a modest way. & # 39;
The mood has improved around the Emirates after firing Emery and Sunday's 4-0 win over Newcastle left Arsenal six points out of fifth – which could be good enough for Champions League football after Manchester to secure City & # 39; s European ban.
Mikel Arteta will hope to close that gap in games against Brighton and West Ham in the coming weeks.
But Luiz insists that they have been burned too many times to assume that victories will come easily, even against struggling parties.
& # 39; We are losing points with this type of team, so we cannot judge by the name, & # 39; he said.
& It is up to us to understand what we do every day and to keep improving.
& # 39; Don't think about the name of the opponent, we have to try to win games and try to be there because we still have the opportunity. & # 39;
The win over Newcastle was desperately needed for Arsenal, who had difficulty converting points into improvements under their new manager.
Now, despite the 10th place in the table, supporters have renewed the hope to regain European football. But again, Luiz preaches caution and claims: & I think you should restart something like we did, with a new philosophy, with a new coach, with a different system, you have to think step by step.
& # 39; The first thing was to try to create the identity of the team, improve it in many ways, improve on the training field, improve our behavior, improve our way of training, our way of seeing things, our mentality. improve. & # 39;
He added: "Then we finally start to get some results and we start to think about the table, we start to think we still have the opportunity and then we try to end to do our best in the season.
& # 39; I think we played better matches when we didn't win, but I'm happy with the team, I'm happy with how we better understand what Mikel wants ours every week and we improve as a team. & # 39;
David Moyes says he & # 39; more than confident & # 39; West Ham will climb the table … but deplores their loss of valuable preparation time caused by the rearrangement of Man City clash
- West Ham faced Manchester City in rescheduled competition clash on Wednesday
- The Hammers saw their two-week mid-season stop ended prematurely
- ] The two parties would originally meet on Etihad on Sunday, February 9
David Moyes says he & # 39; more then confident & # 39; is he can get West Ham without relegation problems, but regretted their loss of valuable preparation time caused by the rescheduling of Wednesday's trip to Manchester City .
West Ham saw their two-week break in the mid-season ended prematurely after they had been ordered to return to Etihad on Wednesday.
The two parties would originally meet on the Etihad on Sunday, February 9 before both parties then enjoyed a fourteen-day shutdown but had to be postponed due to Storm Ciara.
Moyes returned to West Ham when they were fourth, but they face City who has fallen into the bottom three after being only once in the league under the Scot.
Moyes said: & I have more than confidence [we will climb the table]. I think the players here are more than capable. I think we have a good group.
& # 39; I think they are all fully aware of the situation we are in and the improvement we need to make to ensure that we are not in the bottom three, and I know sure we are coming to the end.
& # 39; We are probably in the way for a month now, we are still finding our way, we have had to play a lot of games, we have not had much time on the grass, really due to play and recovery .
& # 39; And I think this week we were looking forward to a week's preparation and a bit of work with the players, but that is clearly eliminated with the game coming in much faster. & # 39;
Moyes will sign January deadline day, forward Jarrod Bowen, appeal to City for the first time and say: & # 39; I am happy with what I have seen Jarrod right now.
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& # 39; He came in and settled very quickly, he looked very sharp during training.
& # 39; He clearly played a lot of games, it's not like he's missing a game match or match fitness in any way, so I'm happy.
& # 39; But I am also on my guard to deploy the boys too quickly. I have had many boys from the championship in the past and I think it is important that you place them at the right time, the right times and at the right time and we will just take our time and see if it is good for Jarrod . & # 39;
Moyes remained silent when asked if Bowen had done enough in training to earn a start against City, but added: & # 39; He is a talent. We need goals, he can do that. I am also very aware that we do not have to put pressure on him too quickly. & # 39;
& # 39; I don't think he was as dominant as the points played last season & # 39 ;: David Coulthard believes that Lewis Hamilton's F1 regime will not last much longer, but wants Brit Michael Schumacher & # 39; s record of seven titles surpasses
- Lewis Hamilton enters the next season as a clear favorite to triumph again
- The Brit wants Michael Schumacher & # 39; s record of seven world titles 
- Hamilton won his sixth champion title at the United States Grand Prix last sixth
- David Coulthard believes that Hamilton will no longer have it his own way
David Coulthard believes Lewis Hamilton & # 39; s dominance in F1 won't last much longer because he wants to be the most decorated driver ever.
Hamilton enters the new season, starting at the Australian Grand Prix on March 15, as a clear favorite to claim his seventh world title and draw level with German legend Michael Schumacher.
The Brit claimed his fifth championship title in six seasons in Austin last November and ended his campaign with a remarkable 11 wins and 17 stages – equaling the all-time record for the fourth time – and achieving five pole positions
Hamilton is also only seven victories shy for the German record ever of 91 and while he is set to break Schumacher's remarkable achievement, Coulthard claims he doesn't have it too much anymore in its own way.
When asked by Sportsmail if Hamilton would still dominate in the coming years, Coulthard – who was talking about unveiling Scuderia AlphaTauri & # 39; s new car for the 2020 season on Friday – replied: & # 39 ;I do not see it.
& # 39; He was occasionally run by Valtteri Bottas last year, but he had a very strong base and he is an exceptional driver, so he delivered more often than not.
"I don't think it was a year as dominant as perhaps the points played, but he is the [Ayrton] Senna, Schumacher of this generation.
" I want him to record breaks, records are there to be broken. However, it does not change anything in the history books if Hamilton does. We would certainly continue to refer to Michael. & # 39;
Hamilton added a special honor to his collection on Monday evening after winning the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award alongside football icon Lionel Messi. The two brought Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Marc Marquez and Eliud Kipchoge to the accolade.
A talent that wants to test the dominance of the Mercedes driver in 2020 is Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, who had a great season at the top of the rankings.
The 22-year-old, born in Monte Carlo, fourth in the championship behind Hamilton, Bottas and Max Verstappen.
He recorded ten podium places, two wins, four fastest laps and most pole positions of every driver last season, and big things are now certainly expected of him.
Leclerc, in addition to Verstappen, is expected to enjoy great championship wrestles in the future and for the new season, Coulthard claims that this will be a promising year for the Ferrari man.
& # 39; The second year in marriage is the second year of itching. In motor sport, itching in the second year is certainly true, & said Coulthard, who raced for Williams (1994-95), McLaren (1996-2004) and Red Bull (2005-08).
& # 39; He has shown what he could do with Alfa Romeo, he is a natural talent. I look back on my own career while I was at Williams in 1995 – I had four pole positions in a row and I was never really considered a qualifier, but I was just as pressureless and expected and I delivered pole positions.
& # 39; I did not convert them because I did not have the experience and I made mistakes, but as you go further in your career, it becomes a different pressure.
& # 39; So I think this will be a very promising year for Charles.
& # 39; The small mistake in qualifying in Azerbaijan, where he crashed the car, and things like that, he might smooth them out.
& # 39; Not entirely because Lewis is still making mistakes, and clearly Sebastian Vettel made quite a few mistakes last year. But it will be interesting. & # 39;
& # 39; It's a big, big gamble & # 39 ;: Tyson Fury's decision to drop trainer Ben Davison in favor of Javan & # 39; SugarHill & # 39; Flight attendant before Deontay Wilder rematch questioned by David Haye
Ben Davison helped Fury battle mental demons, cast 10th, and come in a few controversial scorecards from beating the WBC champion.
But in December Fury started working under Javan & # 39; SugarHill & # 39; Steward in preparation for the repetition of their 2018 draw.
Deontay Wilder says that Tyson Fury & # 39; s decision to change trainers may prove to be expensive
& # 39; The most important factor in this fight are the teams, & # 39; said Haye. & # 39; You fight someone you only have to hit once and it's over. You must ensure that your defense is better and more airtight than ever before.
& # 39; That trust to someone you've had in history is a big gamble in the biggest fight of your career. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; If you end up in a situation where your life is at stake and you have a man who has packed your parachutes 100 times in a row, you are going to trust someone you don't & # 39; t know … the answer is no.
& # 39; You wouldn't feel comfortable with that … the fact that Ben is not in his corner is the biggest factor in the fight. & # 39;
Anger outboxed Wilder for long periods of their first fight, but was knocked down twice in the final phase.
The Gypsy King won compliments for his smooth performance, but Haye expects Wilder to be sure this time again a break.
& # 39; Fury must have a different game plan as good as the first. And I'm not sure if someone has faith with whom he has no history, is the right thing to do. & # 39;
BT Sport Box Office will show Tyson Fury & # 39; s long-awaited rematch with Deontay Wilder, exclusively live on Saturday, February 22.
Wilder v Fury II can be viewed on BT TV, Virgin TV, Sky, online via the web or the BT Sport Box Office app. https://www.bt.com/sport/box-office/
David Beckham & # 39; signs £ 180 million sponsorship agreement with Qatar for his new football club Inter Miami & # 39;
David Beckham has to reportedly signed a £ 180 million sponsorship agreement with Qatar for his new Inter Miami football club.
The deal has been on the map for weeks after reportedly & # 39; secret conversations & # 39; have been conducted between the football player and his agent David Gardner.
A source told The Sun : & This deal wipes the word with previous sponsorship deals. Becks and his agent David Gardner are incredibly hands-on, determined to get the best conditions possible.
Qatar wants to encourage investment abroad to improve and soften its image . Miami and the Beckham brand fit in perfectly with this. & # 39;
In exchange for the lump sum, Qatar will see their logo waving on all the equipment and merchandise of the football club, as well as the center of attention in their stadium in Miami, Florida.
The club plays its inaugural match against FC Dallas on March 22.
MailOnline has contacted Beckham & # 39; s representative for comment.
Fans left in the dark about the deal, which was signed two weeks ago, started at to ask if the club would be the first to enter Major League Soccer without a sponsor.
The Qatar Foundation, reportedly a charity, previously sponsors FC Barcelona for two seasons – with a shirt-sponsoring contract worth £ 125 million.
The Qatar Foundation was founded by the royal family of the Golf Emirate and was seen as an attempt to increase their football success.
By drawing a mixed response from fans, the sponsorship left a little wondering how a deal could be made with a country where homosexuality is illegal and allegedly human rights violations and corruption would occur.
Sources told The Sun that Beckham has told it will relax his policies in the future.
Beckham reportedly announced his support for Qatar to organize the 2022 World Cup.
Manchester United's new boy Bruno Fernandes treats David de Gea, Diogo Dalot and Juan Mata for dinner at the restaurant of the former Chelsea star as they prepare for the Stamford Bridge test
- Bruno Fernandes took three of his Manchester United teammates for dinner
- David de Gea, Diogo Dalot and Juan Mata all accompanied the Portuguese
- The quartet went to Tapeo & Wine in Manchester, where Mata is a shareholder.
Bruno Fernandes treated three of his teammates at Manchester United for dinner on Saturday evening.
The Portuguese dined with David de Gea, Diogo Dalot and Juan Mata at Tapeo & Wine in Manchester, a restaurant where Mata is a shareholder.
Gea's goalkeeper posted a photo on the quartet's Instagram, saying: & # 39; Welcome Bruno Fernandes. Thanks for the food. & # 39;David de Gea posted a photo with Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Dalot and Juan Mata last nightFernandes participated in the training of United camp in Spain prior to their match against Chelsea
All four players hope to be involved in the first game ba of United ck after two weeks off via the winter break.
The Red Devils take on Chelsea on Stamford Bridge on Monday night and try to narrow the gap with their opponents in the fourth to three points.
Fernandes, 25, completed his highly anticipated move to Old Trafford in January and made his debut against Wolves for the winter break.
The deal, which could see the compensation amount to £ 67m, was one of the two signing sessions that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made last month, the other was Odion Ighalo on loan from CSL club Shanghai Shenhua.Fernandes made his debut for United in the scoreless draw against Wolves on 1 February
After the long discussions that led to the signing just before the deadline, Sporting's vice president, Francisco Salgago Zenha, said he believes his club was the one who won the negotiations and that United paid & # 39; about the opportunities & # 39 ;.
As reported by the Mirror Zenha said: & # 39; I realized during the negotiations that Manchester United was convinced that we would admit and that for 50 million euros he did the deal. Well, they finally paid 65 million.
& # 39; They were wrong and ultimately paid what we wanted. We received 20 million more than if we had sold four months ago. & # 39;
Memories of 19 May 2012 are tapped on the souls of Bayern Munich players.
& # 39; This city burned & # 39 ;, says David Alaba, star of this current Bayern team, then a fast-growing boy. & # 39; It was on fire! & # 39;
Munich was indeed in full carnival mode, hundreds of thousands hit the streets to attend live events.Bayern Munich star David Alaba wants revenge on Chelsea in the Champions League
The Final of the Champions League had come to town and Bayern Munich had made its way for the right to contest it at their home stadium.
& # 39; Our city, our stadium, our cup & # 39 ;, read the huge banner at the end of Bayern, around a huge image of the famous old European cup.
It was 11 years ago that she had last won that trophy. The sense of destination was heavy in the spring evening in the Allianz Arena.
& # 39; We played against Real Madrid in the semi-final & # 39 ;, Alaba continues.
This was the record-breaking Real Madrid by Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo, the team that beat Barcelona from Pep Guardiola to the title and collected 100 points.
& # 39; I still remember that game and how we got through it. We had a great team, great team spirit. But I got my yellow card in this game, I couldn't play in the final. & # 39;Bayern Munich lost Chelsea on an indelible night etched in the spirit of both sets of players
Alaba was limited to the stands on that fateful day. & # 39; We played a great game against Chelsea & # 39 ;, he recalls.
& # 39; And at the end of the day … we didn't have the W … & # 39;
In simpler terms, Bayern lost to Chelsea, a night that was also indelibly etched in the memories of Blues fans and of course the current manager Frank Lampard.
A tense game, dominated by Bayern against an aging Chelsea team shaved from suspended John Terry, seemed arranged by Thomas Muller's 83-minute goal.
The turn came from Didier Drogba's 88th-minute header equalizer. Even then, Bayern missed a penalty in extra time.
Juan Mata missed Chelsea's first penalty in the shootout, although Lampard scored and eventually Drogba, 34, won the trophy with his spot kick.
& # 39; It was painful & # 39 ;, Alaba recalls. & # 39; Can't help the team, especially in such a game, the Champions League final and then we didn't win.The game was dominated by Bayern against an outdated Chelsea team before shootout pain
It was a double punishment. It's not a nice feeling. But after this game I felt very quickly: "OK, this team is special and we can do something next year". I think it was a big problem how we lost this game because we were better.
& We earned it to win this match against Chelsea. You felt something in the team that we are special, we can do something more. And when the preseason for the following season started, you could see how hungry each player was and how we worked.
& # 39; We place those two, three, four, five percent at the top to reach our goals. And then we wrote an incredible story in 2013. & # 39;
Under Jupp Heynckes, they won three times, including the final of the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund by Jurgen Klopp in Wembley.
Then came the Guardiola and another three Bundesliga titles and two German cups, although no more Champions Leagues.Juan Mata missed the first penalty from Chelsea in the shootout, but Didier Drogba scored the winner