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Monday, October 21, 2019

Boxing

Tyson Fury promises to knock Deontay Wilder the f— out in rematch

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury broke news of his scheduled rematch with Deontay Wilder, and he added quite a promise while he was at it.

Fury spoke at Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre for a Q&A with fans on Saturday night. He told the fans that his rematch with Wilder was scheduled for Feb. 22. He also promised that “this time I am going to knock him the f— out.”

Here is video of Fury’s comments to the crowd (with profanity included):

Fury and Wilder fought to a draw in December in an excellent fight full of twists and turns, highlighted by Fury getting up after being knocked down in the 12th round. They have been talking about a rematch ever since, though they had pursued other fights afterwards. Wilder beat Dominic Breazeale in May and is scheduled to face Luis Ortiz in September.

Fury beat Tom Schwarz in June. He also plans to fight again in the fall — possibly September or October in New York, according to his promoter. Jarrell Miller has been mentioned as a possibility, though others say that is unlikely due to his suspension.

The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger says that date is among those in consideration for the rematch. He also expects the fight to take place in Las Vegas.

Fury is 28-0-1 (20 KOs), while Wilder is 41-0-1 (40 KOs).

Floyd Mayweather shows off $2 million in cash on table to celebrate 4th

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. spent his 4th of July by showing off stacks of money, staying true to his nickname.

Mayweather shared videos and photos on social media of some of his wealth. That included what he said was $1.8 million in $100 bills laid out on a table, and an extra $200,000 in $20 bills.

“I was once told that “the loudest person in the room is the weakest person in the room”. Well, that works for the individuals that’s doing something illegal. But in my case, I’m happy to flaunt my legal wealth and brag about being a black man that came from poverty, beat all odds and not give a f— about what anybody thinks. Happy 4th, this is my independence! Now, let the fireworks begin!” he wrote as his caption on Instagram.

This has long been Mayweather’s M.O. By flashing his wealth, he gains attention. Some love it and become fans, while others hate it and then want to see him fail. Either way, he’s made you care about him.

To those who might get jealous, just remember that for all that money, Mayweather doesn’t seem too happy in all his photos and videos, and he’s also alone for many of them too.

Boxer Carlos Adames wears David Ortiz jersey after win

Carlos Adames David Ortiz

Boxer Carlos Adames dedicated his fight on Friday night to his beloved countryman, David Ortiz.

Adames beat Patrick Day via unanimous decision during their super welterweight title fight at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. on Friday night. The Dominican fighter wore an Ortiz jersey to the ring and put it on after his victory.

He said in his postfight interview that he was dedicating the win to Ortiz.

Adames said he was friends with Ortiz, that he represents the country with pride, and that they all love Ortiz.

Big Papi was shot while enjoying an evening with friends in the Dominican Republic on June 9. He underwent surgery to remove his gallbladder and part of his large intestine and was later transported to Boston, where he is expected to make a full recovery. Authorities in the Dominican Republic announced Friday that they had made an arrest of the alleged mastermind behind the crime.

As for Adames, the 25-year-old boxer is now 18-0 (14 KOs) in his career.

Andy Ruiz Jr says Anthony Joshua is ‘not good at boxing’

Andy Ruiz Snickers

It’s safe to say that Andy Ruiz Jr is enjoying his victory lap.

Speaking with reporters on Saturday, Ruiz Jr, who stunned Anthony Joshua earlier this month in a huge upset to win the unified world heavyweight title, had some trash talk for Joshua in anticipation of their next meeting.

“The rematch is going to be the same. I am going to be more prepared and more ready,” he said, per BBC Sport. “I know his flaws. I can do a lot better. The only thing that he can do is just run around, he’s not good at boxing.

“People thought I wasn’t going to do anything, I was too big, too overweight,” Ruiz Jr continued. “I don’t want to say all the things I am going to change. There is going to be a lot of changing, I am going to come at a better weight this time. It’s going to be a hell of a fight.”

Joshua, who was a perfect 22-0 before his loss to Ruiz Jr, had many of his weaknesses exposed during the Jun. 1 bout, particularly his chin and stamina.

The rematch clause between the two has already been triggered, meaning that Round 2 will definitely happen at some point. There has been some haggling over where the rematch might take place, but Ruiz Jr is clearly relishing the moment for now.

Watch: Tyson Fury put on a defensive clinic against Tom Schwarz

Tyson Fury

Not only did Tyson Fury bust open Tom Schwarz’s nose, knock him down, and win via second-round TKO in their fight on Saturday night, but he showcased some next-level defense from a heavyweight.

Fury used his exceptional head movement to avoid about six straight punches from Schwarz. Take a look:

If you don’t get hit, you can’t get hurt.

Some fighters are defensive specialists and just avoid damage, but Fury also inflicted plenty. After his knockdown in the second, Schwarz’s corner was ready to stop the fight at the same time the referee stopped it.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights, including the knockdown that led to the stoppage:

Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs), is now targeting a fight later this year and rematch against Deontay Wilder some time next year.

Watch: Tyson Fury sings Aerosmith after TKO win

Tyson Fury sings

Tyson Fury showed off an array of talents on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Fury beat Tom Schwarz via second-round TKO in their heavyweight fight at the MGM Grand. Then after his fight, he grabbed the mic and proceeded to sing Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”

While this may seem out of the ordinary for many fans, it’s actually nothing new for Fury. He did the exact same thing after his win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

Fury, 30, is now 28-0-1, with the draw coming in his previous fight against Deontay Wilder. He plans to fight on either Sept. 21 or Oct. 5 and then rematch Wilder next year.

Oscar De La Hoya throws shade at GGG after win

Oscar de la Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya saw Gennady Golovkin win on Saturday night against Steve Rolls and is still not impressed. De La Hoya decided to throw some shade at GGG instead.

Following Golovkin’s fourth-round knockout win over Rolls, De La Hoya told GGG to “fight a real fighter” and “win a belt.”

What’s the background? De La Hoya runs Golden Boy Promotions and makes Canelo Alvarez’s fights. Golovkin and Canelo have fought each of the last two Septembers, with the first being declared a draw and Canelo being awarded a majority decision win in the second fight. GGG was saying after the fight that he was ready for a third match with Canelo, but Oscar seems opposed. Golovkin also lost his middleweight title belts when he was beaten by Alvarez, which is why Oscar says GGG needs to win one.

Golovkin did not sign with DAZN to not face Alvarez a third time. The only question is when that fight will take place. Oscar seems to want to see GGG fight someone else before taking on Canelo.