JOE CALZAGHE: Tyson Fury does not go for the knockout and has to box smartly and have Deontay Wilder pay for every mistake he makes … the Bronze Bomber is dangerous, but I feel like the Gypsy King on points. .. and the winner must fight next AJ!
- Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fight for the second time in Las Vegas on Saturday
- The pair cannot be separated by the bookmakers in a seductive contest
- Fury says he goes for the KO, but he would be foolish to stand and act
- The Gypsy King must be aggressive and make Wilder pay for any errors
- I choose Fury to win points and unite the division against Anthony Joshua
This is one of those fights where you can be win for 11½ rounds and then the other man lands one shot. That makes it really exciting.
Tyson is such a big man, but he has fast hands, so he is hard to box – see how he Wladimir Klitschko looked average.
Can Wilder become a good boxer & night? No. But he started slowly last time and let Tyson dictate, so I think he probably wants to start faster and be more aggressive. But you can only box how someone makes you box. It is up to Fury to let Wilder make a mistake, because he can sometimes be very amateurish.
I think Tyson should fight like he did in the first fight because he won for me. He is talking about going for the knockout, but it will surprise me if he fights like that. There is a gap in boxing skills, but the strength, 100 percent, lies with Wilder.
When I fought against Jeff Lacy, another big punching American, I was the boxer, but I was aggressive. He was the kind of opponent you have to stand on, use your boxing skills, be smart to turn your foot but give him respect for you. I think it should be the same with Fury: it's about controlling the ring, not running and leading the man. When Lacy missed, I capitalized. When Wilder makes mistakes, Fury must hit him hard, let him respect his power and respect his punches.
If he's clever boxing for 12 rounds, I want Fury to win on points. Does he have to get off the floor again? Possible! I am sure he will try not to be cleaned with that right hand. Easier said than done, I know!
With Anthony Joshua we have three hunters and we don't know which one is the best. It is so important for boxing that they unite this belt: there can only be one.
They are all great fighters and they are all capable of defeating each other. Regardless of the money and everything else, they have to fight each other, entertain the fans and see who is the best.
Next: Anthony Joshua
Liverpool fans look away … Diego Simeone has only ever lost a Champions League knockout band responsible for Atletico Madrid against teams with Cristiano Ronaldo in
- Diego Simeone & Atletico Madrid put on defensive master class to defeat Liverpool
- They take 1-0 lead to Anfield for second leg against Reds in Champions League
- Omens are not good for Jurgen Klopp & side given knockout record of Simeone
- He only ever lost in the knockout stages of teams with Cristiano Ronaldo in
Diego Simeone is a master in the knockout phase and a brilliant stat highlights how strong his record as an Atletico boss is.
by Diego Simeone
in 2011, Simeone spent two seasons with the team in the Europa League before qualifying for the top table.
In 2014, Atletico reached the final, lost to fierce rivals Real 4-1 after extra time, with Ronaldo scoring a penalty in the 120th minute.
The following year, the same opponents beat Atletico in the quarter-final phase with Ronaldo and Co cutting off the two-legged draw with 1-0.
In 2016 there was a repeat of the last two years earlier against Real, but Atletico lost 5-3 on penalties and the next year saw Zinedine Zidane & # 39; s they make progress from the semi-final and beat their rivals 4 -2 in total. Ronaldo again stood up for the victors.
The men of Simeone did not reach the group stage in 2018 and last season Juventus were eliminated in the round of 16.
They wore a 2-0 first leg led to Turin , but Ronaldo shattered their dreams and scored a hat trick to dump the Spanish side.
It will be a relief for the men of Simeone to face someone else. With an 1-0 lead over Anfield and no Ronaldo to terrorize them, Atletico will get a beating from the men of Jurgen Klopp.
REVEALED: Adidas' official match ball from the Champions League knockout stages becomes the & # 39; Istanbul 20 & # 39; and has a hand-drawn MAP of the host city that will organize the final
- ] Adidas & # 39; s new ball for the Champions League is used in the knockout phase
- It will be used in every match in the run-up to the final at the Ataturk Stadium
- Paris Saint-Germain players trained with the ball on Monday evening in Dortmund
- Ball & # 39; s design features famous Istanbul features such as Bosphorus
The road to the Champions League final in Istanbul is becoming increasingly clear, but in case some teams get lost, it may be worth watching the ball.
Not only from a sports point of view, but also from a logistics point of view. UEFA has unveiled a unique matchball design that will be used in the final of the year.
The ball is the & # 39; Istanbul 20 & # 39; mentioned, of course, the year and location of the final, and it has a hand map of the historic Turkish city where the event will take place on May 30 at the Ataturk Stadium.
The ball made by adidas will not only be used for the occasion, as it will also occur with every hit -out match on the way to the final starting with the last 16 games of Tuesday-evening between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund against Paris Saint-Germain.
However, the players have already got a feel for the new ball with PSG training at the Westfalen Stadium in Dortmund on Monday.
Kylian Mbappe and Neymar were among the stars who received their first few touches, because they hope to guide the French champions to a first leg advantage in Germany.
Regarding the balls finer details UEFA claims that it emphasizes the deep cul of Istanbul art, the white stars are placed in contrast with a hand-printed map of the city.
The Bosphorus, a natural waterway that flows through the city, is in the center of the ball. The striking purple color palette is inspired by the setting sun over the river from east to west.
The ball is equipped with the latest Adidas technology that they claim will help stars at their best.
Textured coating provides secure grip and complete control, while the thermally bonded star panels provide a seamless surface for improved first touch.
Jan Blachowicz moves closer to showdown with Jon Jones after first round knockout of Corey Anderson on UFC Fight Night 167 in New Mexico
- Blachowicz claimed revenge for his defeat by Anderson five years ago
- Polish hunter only needed three minutes and eight seconds to win the victory
- Righthand sent to chin Anderson reeling and Blachowicz
- He immediately called Division Manager Jon Jones in the audience
- Jones was pleased to see that Anderson was defeated after months of talking about trash can
It was back on UFC 191 in September 2015 when Anderson defeated Blachowicz unanimously, but the tables were definitely turned here.
The Pole hit Anderson with a right hand to the chin and sent the American to the floor. Blachowicz bounced and landed another blow to the head before the referee stopped the game.
Before he was even named the winner of the light heavyweight competition, Blachowicz marched to Jones and called the pound-for-pound top ranked hunter.
"You are next, tell me when, tell me the place and time," he told Jones.
This brutal victory underlined Blackowicz & # 39; s hot form while he made it three consecutive wins and seven of his last eight to improve his career record to 26-8-0.
It also paralyzed the pre-fight hope of Anderson to defeat the line up the shot at Jones, with that possibility now a year away at best.
And Jones was pleased to see Anderson, after months of rubbish, defeated talking while accepting the challenge Blachowicz had set.
& I am b that Corey Anderson is eating his words, & # 39; said Jones. "He talked so much mess.
" And then to go outside and do as he did. I could certainly see UFC match with our [hemenBlachowicz] the following & # 39;
On the undercard two disqualification attacks ended due to illegal knees on grounded opponents.
Brok Weaver won after Kazula Vargas landed a knee on the head, making Weaver unable to continue.
Later, Diego Sanchez was about to be eliminated before Michel Pereira hit him with a knee to the head as he went to the floor and deserved a disqualification.
It was the first time in UFC history that two fights on the same card ended in disqualification.
Dave Allen's victory over Dorian Darch under investigation after huge bets were made on the third round knockout on Kell Brook undercard
The Gambling Commission and the British Boxing Board of Control have investigated allegations of illegal gambling over David Allen's victory in the third round of the Dorian Darch abandonment.
Sportsmail was told that several major bookmakers reported suspicious gambling activities to the Gambling Commission on Monday.
The heavyweight competition, which took place on the undercard of Kell Brook & # 39; s return to the ring in Sheffield on Saturday, ended in Allen winning by a third round interruption.
Allen walked through the first two rounds s for floors Darch twice early in the third round before the fight was waved goodbye.
A bookmaker told Sportsmail that their chances of winning Allen in the third round were reduced from 5/2 to even money because substantial money was placed.
Robert Smith, the Secretary-General of the British Boxing Board of Control, said to Sportsmail: "I had conversations with the Gambling Commission this morning and we are just waiting to hear what their findings are before they report to me.
& # 39; We have a very good relationship with the Gambling Commission, I assume most sports do that, we contact each other occasionally and this is nothing unusual.
& # 39; Something has clearly been picked up and reported to the Gambling Commission. The first port of call is that we have spoken with them and wait for them to come back to us with any concerns or findings they have, after which we will consider what we should do.
We don't want to speculate. We will wait to hear from them. They are investigating the matter. & # 39;
VAR set up by British boxing days after Charlie Edwards' knockout by Julio Martinez after help with repeats on a large screen
- The Board of Control will discuss the TV assessment system at next council meeting
- It follows the WBC that changes Charlie Edwards' KO by Julio Martinez on 02
- Londoner retained his world flyweight title despite that he counted down on Saturday
- On a big screen it could be seen that Edwards was beaten on one knee
British boxing is set to introduce VAR, which has been the source of so much controversy in football.
The Board of Control will discuss the TV review system at its next council meeting and looks forward to giving its approval.
The move follows the WBC changing the KO of Charlie Edwards by Julio Martinez of Mexcio on the O2 on Saturday night, allowing the Londoner to retain his world flyweight title despite the countdown.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman intervened in the ring after studying repetitions on a large screen by Edwards who was beaten on one knee. Referee decisions dominate, but General Secretary Robert Smith says, "We have been monitoring the situation with screen replays for a while.
" This issue will now be formally discussed. We had 268 shows in the UK last year, so we have to consider whether it is VAR to be used only at shows where screen replays are available. But we are always looking to improve the sport and move with the times where necessary. & # 39;
It is unlikely that the system will prove to be something as controversial as in football, since such incidents are usually isolated and clearly cut.
The WBC also ordered a mandatory rematch, but Edwards, who was in trouble and on his way to defeat, is expected to avoid a second fight with Martinez by leaving his title and moving a division
Promoter Eddie Hearn says: & # 39; Charlie is a big flyweig ht and has been struggling to get the weight for a while. & # 39;
When Julius Francis snapped up with Mike Tyson, his strongest memory is not the five knockdowns – but the top cut that – lifted him off the floor.
Tyson somehow managed to free the former British heavyweight champion, despite being only 5 & # 39; 10 and a few inches smaller Francis & # 39; 6 & # 39; 2 frame stood.
But Francis' impressive physique and brutal combat tribes honed in the back streets of Southeast London could not protect him against Tyson who won within six minutes.
Now, on the 20th anniversary of the Manchester match that grabbed Britain for months, Francis has broken his two decade of silence for his to recall all too short recording at the big moment.
He said: “Some people in boxing say that they had not fought Mike Tyson, but I would be a fool to reduce the chance.
& # 39; If I had received that one blow, he would have crossed and I would have defeated Mike Tyson, my name would have been made forever. I have no regrets. & # 39;
Laughing, he added: & # 39; I would have changed only one thing: the outcome! & # 39;
Francis, now a grandfather, now spends his time trying to prevent fights as a guard in a trendy location near Wembley Stadium.
Needless to say that the money is long gone and with it the house, the avalanche of telephone conversations and friends of good weather who came and went at the speed of that upper cut.
But Francis does not have a truck with the standard misery memoirs of boxing and not only claims that he is satisfied, but also looks like he leans back with a compelling smile.
] He said: & I must have earned £ 1 million in my career, but I really have no regrets. I have achieved everything I wanted to achieve. I wanted to become a British heavyweight champion and I achieved that.
& # 39; People still come to me and say: & # 39; You fought Mike Tyson! You fought Mike Tyson! You must be a millionaire! & # 39;
Record of Julian Francis
& # 39; Hell no! There is a myth that because you fight Mike Tyson, you get paid millions, but boxing is not. & # 39;
The journey from Peckham, where he was born to Caribbean parents in 1965, to the Manchester race on January 29, 2000 is just as dramatic as Tyson in his own way.
Together with his three brothers and sisters, Francis was forced to steal food from an early age when their mother fell into a mental illness while their father worked away from home
The four were cared for when Francis 10 was and placed with a white foster family that runs the & # 39; skinny black & # 39; left behind struggling for a sense of identity and survival amid skinheads and the National Front in Woolwich.
Francis took care of the streets and distributed drugs, and through his own admission, he became a full-time criminal who used his anger and burgeoning fighting skills to earn a living.
He said: & # 39; The 80s were a crazy time for me. I was stabbed 8 times, shot and fought often. My sister said to me: & # 39; We saw you turn into this terrible person & # 39;
& # 39; It hurts me to think about it. & # 39;
But when Francis was in pre-trial detention in Brixton for offenses that, for once, he did not commit himself, he vowed himself
& # 39; I was told I was 10 years old was in jail. I said to myself: & # 39; If I am convicted, I will be the worst prisoner ever. I'll die in prison. & # 39;
& # 39; But if I wasn't convicted, I thought & # 39; I'm going to turn my life around. & # 39;
When he was acquitted, Francis started boxing and became the South East and London division champion, but he also moonlighted as an unrecognized professional hunter to make ends meet.
& # 39; I was secured at an unapproved bill in a Maidstone cowshed full of gypsies and fighting men, but when the top of the bill was left without a hunter, I got the chance to take the apron for £ 500.
We had to melt a mouthguard, I borrowed shorts and terrible paid or boxing gloves. Halfway through the fight, I realized that it had started big outside the ring.
& # 39; We were just a side issue of real fighting. & # 39;
When someone blew the whistle over his double life, Francis noticed that he was kicked out of the ABA and little alternative, but turned professional in 1993 to support his growing family.
When he acquired the Commonwealth and British Heavyweight titles and got a Lonsdale Belt outright, Francis started creating a career and reputation.
At the end of 1999, Francis was given the opportunity by his manager Frank Maloney to tackle the dishonored former undisputed world champion Mike Tyson and took & # 39; two seconds & # 39; to say yes.
Tyson, who had become the world's youngest champion in 1986, had left little alternative, but went on a European tour after being trapped in a succession of scandals in the US.
Francis said: & # 39; I didn't see Tyson until the press conference on the eve of the fight. I already got up on stage with my headphones and glasses on because no one was interested in me.
& # 39; Then I saw his entourage coming onto the platform. I sat down and thought that if Tyson comes over me, he has won. So I stood up and made myself as tall as possible and confronted him.
& # 39; I was in full combat mode. & # 39;
This illustrated both the strength and the weakness of Francis, because a life long on the street had taught him never to go back, and it would prove his downfall.
He said: & # 39; We had decided that I would stand behind my jab when he came in and I would catch him. I knew I had a great shot and I knew I was a good mover.
& # 39; Tyson came from the beginning and he was furious. He hit me with his right hand and I thought & # 39; Who do you think you hit me with your right hand? I'm not going down like that. & # 39;
& # 39; But that's Tyson, who pulls you into him, in his fight, so I went with him toe to toe. If I had been boxing and running around the ring, I don't think I would have had any respect from him.
& # 39; I have been all my life: I wanted respect and I did not regress, I did not want to show fear. & # 39;
The first knockout came with 45 seconds on the clock and in a lapse of four minutes in the first and second round, Francis would be knocked down five times.
Francis said, "I hit him with some of my best shots and my best shots were not good enough, even if I had drawn blood.
" But Tyson had a large head movement and a large large foot movement. He hit me on one side of my body, then on the other, and when I tried to hit back, he wasn't there.
& # 39; His foot movement was ridiculous. I thought I was a good hunter, and to some extent it was me, but when you meet someone like Mike Tyson, they are on a different level. & # 39;
Francis said: & # 39; At the end of the fight there was an upper cut that lifted me off the floor. That remains in my memory.
& I have fought with Frank Bruno, Lennox Lewis and fought against Vitali Klitschko, but the power of Tyson is different. He not only has the power, he has the movement.
& # 39; The most difficult single punch that I encountered was actually from Frank Bruno, but Tyson hits just as hard, but he will hit three in a short time in the same area.
& # 39; During the fight, Tyson didn't really get me with so many head shots, it was actually the bodyshots that caused the damage. & # 39;
When Francis withdrew into his dressing room after the fight, a reporter asked him if he had been beaten five times.
He said: & # 39; I said & # 39; No. You got it wrong! It was only twice. I was convinced. It was only when I went back about the fight that I realized. I thought, "How the hell did that happen?"
Francis was paid £ 350,000 for his pain. Tyson, on the other hand, was paid £ 7 million. Francis spent his money on a house that had long been gone, a car for his girlfriend and for himself a chain of gold and diamonds of £ 5,000.
He said: & The taxpayer put out his hand out for £ 60,000 and I think I ended up with £ 250,000. I can't deny it. I was an idiot. I didn't know what to do with the money.
& # 39; In retrospect, I should have demanded more money and invested it wisely. Everyone thinks it's the pinnacle of the game, but it isn't.
& # 39; If I had known about boxing policy, I would never have boxed. The company is so ugly that it's incredible. In retrospect, you cannot trust people in the game.
& # 39; Money causes people to do terrible nasty things. Mike Tyson has probably lost £ 300 million, so in the larger picture I am a small fish. And if someone like Tyson can be robbed … & # 39;
In the aftermath of the fight, Francis had a few fleeting audiences with Tyson, but does not pretend to have a long-term friendship, although he American liked.
Two months later, Francis fought and lost to a boxer he had already beaten, citing & # 39; mental and physical exhaustion & # 39 ;. It was the beginning of the end.
After a brief outing in fighting with MMA, Francis, who now lives alone in a rented flat in Bromley, began to guide children in difficulty and eventually became a guard.
He said: & I have no regrets. I would actually say that I am more satisfied now than 20 years ago when I fought Tyson. I no longer have to perform and prove myself and that is a relief.
I have 5 lovely children, they all have a good job and I feel that I contribute to society in a positive way.
& # 39; The children I guide see that I have experienced the kind of feelings and situations they have, and realize that you can make mistakes, learn and live a good life.
& # 39; For a skinny black run I think I have come a long way. & # 39;
ASTON VILLA: Heaton, Elmohamady, Hause, Konsa, Targett, Nakamba (Hourihane 55 ), Douglas Luiz, Grealish, El Ghazi (Lansbury 90), Wesley, Trezeguet (Jota 83).
GOAL: Hourihane 64
SUBS NOT USED: English, Guilbert, Nyland, Kodjia.
NORWICH: Curl, Aarons, Zimmermann, Hanley, Byram , Tettey (Stiepermann 76), Trybull (Vrancic 76), Emi (Hernandez 76), McLean, Cantwell, Pukki.
BOOKED: Tettey, Trybull, Pukki
SUBS: Lewis, Fahrmann, Amadou, Srbeny.
REFEREE: Chris Kavanagh
Rangers 1-1 Young Boys: the men of Steven Gerrard get a place in the Europa League last-32, but run the chance to defeat Group G after a late goal of Swiss side shocks Ibrox
- Alfredo Morelos quietly closed the house after shooting himself on target
- Young Boys pulled a draw through Felix Mambimbi to deny Rangers the top spot
- Gerrard's side is through to the knockouts, but misses the opportunity to group G
- Ryan Jack was sent after receiving a second yellow card in a hectic final
& # 39; Mourinho can give them something extra & # 39; s & # 39; s: Juventus defends Leonardo Bonucci chooses Tottenham as the team he wants to avoid in the Champions League knockout stages
They identified the team to avoid in the latter -16 of the Champions League after Juventus booked their place in the knockout rounds – the defender believed that the new boss Jose Mourinho could give them a head start.
Both teams still have a game to play, with fellow Premier League clubs Chelsea and Liverpool are still not assured of a place in the final-16.
& # 39; If I have to choose a team to avoid, I would say Tottenham, & he said to Sport Mediaset.
& # 39; Mourinho can give them something extra in certain games. A lot can change between now and the last 16, but with this change Tottenham is back on the right track, with all due respect to Pochettino. & # 39;
After securing first place, Bonucci insisted that the focus should now return to Serie A, where the club tries to defend their title under new boss Maurizio Sarri.
& # 39; It may seem simple, but it is never & # 39 ;, the defender added. & # 39; We ran well and achieved our first goal. Now we only think about the League. & # 39;
Bonucci also insisted that any gap between Cristiano Ronaldo and Sarri was healed after the striker was replaced in two consecutive games.
He added: & # 39; We have talked and the most important thing is to have someone ready when the others are not present top physical condition.
& # 39; During these last few games, we have shown more than one player that they are in top condition.
& # 39; Ronaldo is part of a group to be competitive increases the level in training and for the team on Sunday. The goal is to be competitive from March. & # 39;