JOHNNY NELSON: If Tyson Fury is still at the end of the fight, he has DEFEAY Wilder
- Johnny Nelson takes Sportsmail by the factors that Fury v Wilder will
- Fury & # 39; s trainer Javan & # 39; SugarHill & # 39; Steward will be a boost to replace Ben Davison
- He will go Wilder with showboating and hope the swingenly champion
- Wilder hits the hardest in history, but I don't think he has more in his repertoire
- Wilder is always in good shape, but Fury will be much more fit this time
The rematch of the exciting December 2018 draw in Los Angeles will again be a hard-fought battle, with many experts considering the fight as too close to predict.
Former 1945 cruiser-weight world champion Johnny Nelson takes Sportsmail by the factors that will form the monumental fight and reveals his final prediction …
Tyson Fury got a draw last time with Ben Davison as his trainer and had bad luck not winning.
I don't beat Ben, but Fury & # 39; s new husband Javan "SugarHill" Steward has more experience. When you fight hard and start doubting yourself, a good corner man makes the difference; a man who can change you tactically and make you believe that you can win 1000 percent.
The extra wisdom of SugarHill Steward makes Fury stronger. Like Brendan Ingle with Naseem Hamed or Sir Alex Ferguson with David Beckham, he has the knowledge to deliver the right words at the right time.
Deontay Wilder has tried to play brain games about the bad cut that Fury suffered in his last fight, but that should remain intact after his operation.
Deontay Wilder will change h is game plan. He left it too late last time and will increase the pace earlier.
He will not despise Fury because he is faced with a cunning opponent, a man who often plays the fool to become wise, as he did with Wladimir Klitschko. Anger that says he goes for a round two KO is pure kidology.
He wants Wilder to be careful, to be wary that he will give a big early blow. If Wilder withdraws, waiting for that blow, then Fury can dictate the fight. Ego plays a role for Wilder.
Fury will stimulate him with show boating to cause a reaction and hope that he waves wildly.
Wilder is the most devastating puncher in the history of heavyweight, but I don't think so that he has much more in his repertoire than a big repertoire.
He has improved as a boxer, but he lost to Luis Ortiz and took a big gamble in finding that late KO shot. He is unorthodox with the angles and that unpredictability makes him so dangerous.
Fury is eager to learn in the art of boxing, he can change style, has the best movement and great hand speed. It is the puncher versus the boxer.
Wilder is always in shape and has the heart of a lion, but Fury came into it first fight on the back of losing the 11th, still went the distance and came back from a late knockdown. He used his feet well and worked hard to turn Wilder.
This time he will be better at fighting. He doesn't want to lose weight too much because he can use it to lean on Wilder.
Fury's uncle told me this week how good he is on the inside – roughing up his opponent, doing the dirty things – and if he can finish Wilder, it helps him get out and mess up his timing .
If Fury is still at the end of the fight he will be the winner on points. But he will be hit by Wilder and the level of that contact will determine how the fight goes.
& # 39; The result is 1-0, not 10-1 – it's open & # 39 ;: Jose Mourinho praises Tottenham's performance in defeat by RB Leipzig and insists that they can reverse a one-point deficit in Germany
- ] Tottenham lost 1-0 to RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday evening
- Timo Werner won a deserved victory for his side from the penalty
- Jose Mourinho says he was proud of the performance of his injury-hit side
- He insists on doing the job can clear in Germany and reach the quarterfinals
Jose Mourinho insisted was & # 39; really, very proud & # 39; on his injured side and promised Tottenham would fight & # 39; to the end & # 39; after being defeated 1-0 by RB Leipzig in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 collision last night.
Spurs face a tough battle to reach the quarter-finals after Timo Werner's punishment sealed a well-deserved victory for the German side in the north London .
It could have been worse for the home team if Hugo Lloris had not made some crucial saves to keep them in the draw.
Tracks had few options to attack after injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, with Mourinho claiming some of his players at the end & # 39; completely dead & # 39; goods.
] He said that Spurs & # 39; went to fight with a gun without bullets & # 39; and his side compared to Barcelona without Lionel Messi, Luiz Suarez and Antoine Griezmann.
& # 39; The result is 1-0, not 10-1 – the result is open, it is that simple. We would not be the first team to lose the first game at home and win the draw, & he said.
& # 39; The thing that keeps me confident is the spirit, the mentality of my players – it's what they are not just as players, especially what they are as boys … a fantastic group of players. & # 39;
Mourinho added: "I am so proud of the players, what worries me is that this is the situation for the rest of the season is … speaking of the next match against Leipzig, I can guarantee one thing because this is the mentality of my players – even if I don't know who will play in the attack – we will fight. & # 39;
Werner scored the winner – a crucial goal for the visitors – after Ben Davies had overthrown Konrad Laimer in the area.
Lucas Moura missed a late header opportunity, while Giovani Lo Celso saw a free kick on the post when Spurs insisted on an equalizer.
But a draw would have flattered the home team. Dele Alli was visibly frustrated after being deported halfway through the second half.
The English international furiously threw a bottle of water and his boots on the floor.
& I think he was angry at his performance, not at me , & # 39; Said Mourinho. "I think the team improved (after he finished)."
Captain Hugo Lloris added: "It's not the best result, but we have to live with it and keep our chin up and we're still in it. & # 39;
He said to BT Sport: & # 39; With all the circumstances against us in recent weeks and months, we must remain positive. It is not time to give up or apologize, but to be ready to fight until the end … we are not really happy with the result, but have to deal with it. We did it last season, so let's hope with our fans. let's try to make another story. & # 39;
Leipzig had the lion's share of possession on a night where the visitor could and should have won by a larger margin. Mourinho, however, stoically defended his players in an extraordinary four-minute frenzy with Des Kelly from BT Sport.
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When asked if he sa With the & # 39; real traces & # 39; in the last 20 minutes of the match, Mourinho quickly criticized the comment from the experienced interviewer.
& # 39; Come on, what do you mean by the real traces? Come on Come on Let the boys be loyal and tell them that they have done everything they could do, & # 39; before we launched a monologue about the problems that currently concern him.
Des Kelly (DK): Jose, what did you think of that? Did you think we've seen the real traces in the last 20 minutes?
Jose Mourinho (JM): Come on, what do you mean by the real Spurs?
DK: ] Because you changed the time, changed the pace, we saw your attacks.
JM: Come on, come on. Let's be loyal to the boys and tell them they've done everything they can do. Lamela, do you know how many training sessions he has made with the team?
DK: Not unless you tell me.
JM: Zero. Immediately from injury to recovery on the field with the physios, immediately up to 20 minutes from a match of the Champions League. That is our team. You can look at it and you see the two perspectives. One perspective is a great group of great guys who try everything. On the other hand you see how we are at the moment. You look at the other boys, they play with Schick, with Werner, with Nkuku. Nkuku is tired? Go away, come Forsberg. Schick is tired? Come out, come Poulsen. This is our situation. It's like you're going to fight with a gun without bullets.
So we did what we can do and I think that if we score earlier, the game would be different. You can tell me that we were lucky at times, I don't agree with that. We had a great keeper who made two wonderful saves. That is not luck, that is a great keeper. Their keeper also made some fantastic saves. We had our chances and we tried everything we could. I thank the fans for their support to the boys.
What I am worried about is not the 1-0, because the 1-0 is e and open result. 1-0 we can go there perfectly and win the draw. What worries me is that these are our players for the next one. I don't know how many matches. We have to play twice in two days. We could see Lucas absolutely dead, Mountain wine absolutely dead, Lo Celso dead. So we can look at it from two perspectives.
One perspective is that I am so proud of them and that they have done absolutely fantastic. Another perspective is, that is our situation … we are really in trouble. If this was for this game, I would say "Okay, no problem, 1-0 everything is open", which worries me is that we also have Premier League and FA Cup to play. And this is our situation.
DK: I understand what you say and you defend your players and you are absolutely right. My point was when you changed the shape, when you made the replacements …
JM: I didn't change the shape, I play exactly with the same shape, I change the pieces. I saw that with Bergwijn and Lucas both instead of Dele Alli we could have a dynamic that we didn't have before. I knew that Lamela could only give us 15, 20 minutes, and yet a question mark. I also knew that Ndombele could not play for 90 minutes and much more than what he did was also very difficult to do. I tried to manage the pieces that we had. Don't tell me that Lamela and Ndombele should start the game because they couldn't start the game. So these guys … fantastic. I can't be happier having guys like her with the limitations that we have, but here we go and Chelsea drinks sparkling water with lemon and watches the game on TV and Saturday morning, thank you very much for choosing Saturday morning we are back .
DK: I'll see you then.
Mo urinho now has two days to prepare players for their visit to Stamford Bridge, where Spurs face Chelsea while fighting for fourth place in the Premier League.
Sunday's exciting win at Villa Park left the club in North London just one point behind the former club of Mourinho and while Chelsea lost to Manchester United on Monday, the race for the top four is wide open with still 12 matches.
Without star duo, Mourinho will be Harry Kane and Son Heung-min with the pair that will probably miss the rest of the season with hamstring and elbow injuries respectively. Spurs also has to play against Leipzig in three weeks and competes in the FA Cup round of 16 against Norwich next month.
& # 39; They were never in it … they looked like the away team & # 39 ;: Tottenham's performance in the defeat by Leipzig, slammed by BT Sports experts Rio Ferdinand, Glenn Hoddle and Peter Crouch
- ] Spurs lost 1-0 to RB Leipzig in the first leg of their final 16 Champions League draw
- BT Sport experts criticism of the performance of Jose Mourinho's team
- Crouch claimed that Leipzig could have been out of sight by the end of the first half
- Hoddle said they looked like a party who didn't know what they were doing
The Germans took the lead in the second half after being penalized when Ben Davies knocked down Konrad Laimer.
Timo Werner stepped up to send his spot kick past Hugo Lloris and, in the absence of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, his tracks cannot find an equalizer.
But their overall performance in the draw was heavily criticized by experts Rio Ferdinand, Glenn Hoddle and Peter Crouch on full time.
Former defender of Manchester United Ferdinand claimed that Spurs looked like the other side, while Hoddle said that Leipzig & # 39; by far the better side & # 39; used to be.
Crouch also expressed concern about their rendering.
& # 39; Leipzig could have been out of sight in the first half, & # 39; Crouch claimed.
& # 39; There was a slight improvement over tracks, but they were never there. The back three were quite comfortable and Leipzig seemed happy to take their 1-0.
& # 39; There must be major changes for the second leg. & # 39;
Ferdinand added that Mourinho will have to change his system for the trip to the Red Bull Arena.
& # 39; In the midfield they need three, otherwise they will be in the minority in weekdays, & he said.
& # 39; Better players with better attackers will crucify you. & # 39;
Leipzig enjoyed more possession than their opponents despite the absence and Hoddle expressed concern about the Mourinho team in the second leg.
& # 39; I am worried because I don't see a team that looks like they know what they are doing.
& # 39; I think 4-4-2 play with straight lines, there's nothing wrong with making triangles and playing off the lines, but they hoped things would happen.
& # 39; You look at Leipzig, they knew what to do in both defense and attack. They were by far the better side. & # 39;
Spurs will try to clear their deficit when traveling to Germany on March 1
& # 39; We have no regrets & # 39 ;: Thomas Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel defends the switch to 4-3-3 formation after a 2-1 defeat by Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the last 16 Champions League draw
- Thomas Tuchel says he used the same 4-3-3 formation against Dijon two weeks ago
- Tuchel felt that the formation would mean that his party had & # 39; short distances to defend & # 39;
- PSG eventually struggled to control Dortmund's attack when they fell to defeat
Marco Verrati of PSG was their best player on the field, doing wonders to control midfield and setting the pace for much of the first half, but the odds from the French side were virtually non-existent in the opening period.
& # 39; We had some ideas. We played this system two games ago in Dijon and it was the system that gave us structure and short distances to defend, & # 39; Tuchel, under pressure to overtake PSG for the first time in four seasons for the first time in four seasons told reporters. ]
"It gave us a structure to attack and control the build-up, to accelerate and to attack high."
"We have no regrets. I have to make decisions for the competition and I take responsibility. No one can say what would have happened to another system. & # 39;
The formation worked partly in the first half with PSG in control, but as Dortmund gradually gained confidence, the problems of visitors trying to control them increased.
Ten enager Haaland found twice the space he needed to score and an equalizer by Neymar in the 75th minute, where the Brazilian winger often had to fall deep to pick up the ball, did nothing to change the final outcome.
& # 39; I know that after a match if the result is not good, it can be said that the system was an error, & # 39; said Tuchel.
& # 39; But other teams have also lost here. That can happen and nobody knows what would have happened if we had played a 4-4-2. & # 39;
& # 39; I felt like we were playing with a bit of fear – fear of making a mistake. We should have been looking for solutions. We lacked patience and timing when attacking. & # 39;
& # 39; We need to improve MUCH … we need to wake up & # 39 ;: Mateo Kovacic calls up striking Chelsea teammates after the defeat of Manchester United in an attempt to arrest the slump in the Champions League race
- Chelsea must & # 39; wake up & # 39; be in the Champions League race, says Mateo Kovacic
- Kovacic issued the rally after a 2-0 defeat against Manchester United
- That loss was this season Chelsea & # 39; s ninth and Kovacic wants the rut to end now
- The Blues are still fourth, but are only one point above Tottenham who are fifth
The Blues could see Tottenham jumping into the top four with a loss to their bitter rivals on Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Chelsea had a six point lead over the men of Jose Mourinho after winning 2-0 in North London on December 22, but that gap has since evaporated amid the fragmentary form of the Blues.
The side of Frank Lampard suffered a ninth league loss of the campaign with Monday f ractious 2-0 home defeat Manchester United, causing midfielder Kovacic to beg the Stamford Bridge men to break out of their malaise.
& # 39; We need to improve a lot because we have tough competitions ahead and we need to be focused, "Kovacic said.
" We need to train hard every day, prepare our games better and try to avoid our mistakes because we make too many mistakes in this type of competition and you will be punished.
& # 39; We have a good week ahead of us to prepare for Tottenham and play a good game. We know that this competition means a lot to us because Tottenham is close to us, so we have to prepare ourselves well to win this competition at home.
& # 39; We are still fourth, so we are still in a good position, but we have to wake up because they come from behind. We have to play these next games as we played at the start of the season and of course change some things. & # 39;
Chelsea suffered a third defeat this season against United, with the Red Devils claiming their first league double over the Blues in 32 years.
CHELSEA PATCHY LEAGUE FORM
December 26 : Chelsea 0-2 Southampton
December 29 : Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea
January 1 : Brighton 1-1 Chelsea
January 1945 : Chelsea 3-0 Burnley
January 18 : Newcastle 1-0 Chelsea
January 21 : Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal
February 1 : Leicester 2-2 Chelsea
February 17 : Chelsea 0-2 Male United
Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire scored for d he visitors, while Chelsea had goals from Kurt Zouma and O livier Giroud chipped by the video assistant referee (VAR).
Maguire probably should not have stood on the field to go to his goal after somehow escaping a red card despite kicking against Michy Batshuayi. Croatia's midfielder, Kovacic, complained yet another foul version of Chelsea and admitted that there is no more time for the Blues to sharpen.
& # 39; We played well in the beginning, but it's always the same against United; we play well, we create opportunities, we don't score and then they score from one chance, "Kovacic told the Chelsea website.
" We don't have the three points and that is the most important. It was a good game of ours, we played well, like we did more or less the whole season, but we made some silly mistakes and lost the points.
& # 39; We are still a very young team and we need to improve a lot. Now we will see if we are a great team because we have some tough competitions to fight for fourth position and we have to show ourselves. & # 39;
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was happy with a victory on the road, but quickly turned his attention to planning frustrations.
United travels to Belgium to defeat Club Brugge in the Europa League on Thursday evening , with boss Solskjaer was stunned that he should have played in the league just three days earlier.
& # 39; We have to work hard to recover now because we have another match on Thursday & # 39 ;, Solskjaer said.
& # 39; So thanks for the help, for all the recovery we get in Europe. I also saw Jose Mourinho say something about that. We are not really getting too much help to prepare for Europe.
& # 39; I have no idea how we played this match against Chelsea on Friday, Saturday or at least Sunday. I don't like to complain, you know that. So we have to continue. & # 39;
Nicky Henderson believes Epante can show that her defeat at Cheltenham Festival was a one-off
- Epante suffered a surprise defeat in the & # 39; Novices & # 39; Hurdle of Dawn Run Seas
- Since then she has achieved impressive victories in Newbury and Kempton
- The six-year-old set to set up in the Unibet Champion Hurdle next month
& # 39; The season begins here and we have to fight for fourth place & # 39 ;: Chelsea boss Frank Lampard rallies after defeat by Manchester United
- Chelsea remains fourth in the table but their position is increasingly threatened
- Manchester United claimed 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge to boost hope
- Frank Lampard says & # 39; the season starts here & # 39; & Issued post-game rallying cry
The Blues slipped to a damaging 2-0 loss to Manchester United on Monday night, their fifth Stamford Bridge defeat in the league all this time.
Chelsea could have opened a nine-point lead over the Red Devils with victory, but instead the men of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cut back the deficit to just three points on the fourth-placed Blues.
Jose Mourinho's Tottenham could even jump Chelsea and push them out of the top four with a win in West London on Saturday, giving Blues boss Lampard a rally would give screams to his Stamford Bridge troops.
& # 39; We are at a point in fourth place, so the season starts here and we have to fight to reach fourth place & # 39 ;, Lampard said.
& # 39; We are fourth and it is still in our hands. I don't think many people would have put us in fourth place at this point in the season, so the fight is starting now. & # 39;
Harry Maguire went to United's second at Stamford Bridge, while the Red Devil's skipper was arguably supposed to not even be on the field.
The defender of England kicked Michy Batshuayi, but somehow avoided any punishment, with Lampard deploring the continuous variable applications of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) assessments.
& # 39; Maguire must receive a red card and then score the second goal, and the game changes slightly, & # 39; said Lampard.
& # 39; That is an important part of what VAR was for. The referee cannot see all angles and if you do not use the pitchside monitor, I do not understand. & # 39;
Anthony Martial also found it when United sealed his first competition double Chelsea for 32 years.
Kurt Zouma and Olivier Giroud had scored goals on a troubled night for Chelsea, who are now facing a crucial series of matches in their search for Champions League qualification.
Lampard insisted that he could not even regret that the Blues could not improve their team in the transfer window of January.
& # 39; I really don't want to talk about the window because it doesn't affect anything now, & # 39; said Lampard.
& # 39; The reality is in what we see before us.
& # 39; Every week we look at the statistics and it is very clear that we have just as many opportunities as anyone other than Liverpool. I do not want to talk about regret, the window is now over. & # 39;
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won a victory that keeps the Old Trafford men in the top four.
"Of course we want to be in the Champions League next year, and we've given ourselves a chance with this result, but we know we need to improve," Solskjaer said.
"We just got as many points as possible and hopefully fourth. & # 39;
& # 39; The referees must go to the monitor to make the decisions & # 39 ;: Cesar Azpilicueta regrets the use of VAR and insists that he was polluted in the run-up to the first of Chelsea & # 39; s two rejected goals during the defeat by Manchester United
Anthony Martial led the visitors in front just before the break with Harry Maguire seals the victory in the second half, but Zouma had a tying goal for an observed error by Azpilicueta on Brandon Williams and 10 minutes before the end, Olivier Giroud was excluded due to offside.
The skipper of Chelsea was left by the first decision and wondered why referee Anthony Taylor did not consult his pitchside monitor.
Azpilicueta: & # 39; What disappoints VAR is that the big decisions are made by a referee in a monitor. The referees must go to the monitor to make the decisions.
& # 39; The goal of Zouma, I have to push Willian, but Fred pushed me so that I could do nothing else. The referees on the field saw nothing.
& # 39; Go to the monitor for at least 30 seconds for the correct decision. The referee on the field must be the person who makes the decisions. & # 39;
In the Sky Sports studio, Jamie Carragher added: & I don't think Azpilicueta is too busy.
& # 39; A little push. If the Williams doesn't happen, I don't think the Fred push is a punishment.
& # 39; And he slaps him off his feet, two hands on his back. & # 39;
Pablo Mari attracts Arsenal set for the first time in Chelsea's defeat under 23s, while Rob Holding also features
- Pablo Mari made his first Arsenal performance because Under 23s lost 2-1 to Chelsea
- Rob Holding also played for the Gunners against their London rivals
- Mari and Holding both played the first 45 minutes before they were replaced
Mari, who signed an initial six-month loan for approximately £ 4 million from the Brazilian side of Flamengo in January, played with Rob Holding at the heart of the defense.
Mari and Holding, still looking for full competitive fitness, both played the first 45 minutes before being replaced at the break while the Gunners lost 2-1 to Chelsea in Borehamwood.
Mari & # 39; s inclusion in the youth team will be manager Mikel Arteta have been delighted, he has had to do without his new signature due to a minor injury.
The 26-year-old Spaniard was brought to the club to support the defense in the short term, but he will then participate permanently in the summer.
However, his first taste of action because Arsenal ended in disappointment despite the fact that the club under the age of 23 continued in the 16th minute.
Folarin Balogun broke the deadlock in Meadow Park after collecting the ball before being hit in the top corner in a cross-cum shot from 25 yards.
However, Chelsea feedback Arsenal through Armando Broja in the 31st minute after he had risen highest from a corner near the nearby post.
And then on the stroke of rest, Chelsea turned the game on its head by Billy Gilmour, who eventually went home on the third attempt.