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    FRANK WARREN hopes to have a deal with Tommy Fury and Jake Paul wrapped up "in the next week or so" after agreeing to a February fight. Paul publicly stated online that he is ready to travel to the UK to face Fury at the third time of asking. 3Tommy Fury pictured with Frank Warren and Daniel DuboisCredit: PA:Press Association 3Jake Paul commentating on Tommy Fury's fight And he has given his celebrity boxing rival just seven days to return a signed contract by. But Hall of Fame promoter Warren reckons that is enough time to get a deal over the line. He said on talkSPORT: “It will probably be in late February or March. “The reason why it didn’t go [before], the contracts were all signed, because of the problems he had with the US immigration. READ MORE IN boxing FIGHT ON Jake Paul AGREES to fight Tommy Fury in UK next year as they look to settle feud “We are all past that now. Jake is up for coming over here and we...
    Former world heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev has revealed that he has been summoned to fight for Vladimir Putin's Russian army in Ukraine. Valuev was a two-time WBA title-holder, and is the tallest and heaviest world champion ever, standing at over seven foot and weighing in excess of 23 stone in his fighting days. He famously fought David Haye in 2009, losing to the Brit by majority decision. That turned out to be his final fight, and he moved into politics to become a member of parliament in Putin's United Russia Party two years later. He has now explained that he has been called up to the army, and is planning to enlist next week. Russia's Nikolai Valuev is the tallest and heaviest world champion ever in boxing Valuev has revealed that he has been summoned to fight in Vladimir Putin's Russian army RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'AJ's finally out, he's ducked his way out, he's a s***bag... Frank Warren labels Anthony Joshua's contract demands to... 'Why are you acting like you can...
    FLOYD MAYWEATHER has confirmed that he will fight YouTuber Deji in November, despite not knowing who he is. On Wednesday, the former world champion, 45, revealed that he had agreed to the exhibition bout which is due to take place in November. 2Mayweather claims he doesn't know who his next opponent isCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2Deji (R) won his most recent against Fousey (L) last monthCredit: Getty But, he claimed that he has no idea who his opponent actually is. When speaking to TMZ Sports about his upcoming fights, the Michigan-born boxer said: "I’ve got one with the guy Deji. "I want to make sure I’m saying it right, it’s Deji right? "We will be doing an exhibition in Dubai at the Coca-Cola Arena, that is in November." Read More on BoxingBOXING BONUS Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker: The 16 best free bets, bonuses and sign-up offersTHAT'LL BE DAL Meet Logan Paul’s girlfriend Nina Agdal who YouTuber has problems KISSING Although he claims that he is still unsure of who Deji is, Mayweather and his team have reportedly been...
    TYSON FURY claimed he will announce his return fight NEXT WEEK - but warned it will not be against Oleksandr Usyk. The unbeaten WBC champion starred in WWE's Clash at the Castle pay-per-view in Cardiff and did so after calling out Usyk. 2Tyson Fury speaking after WWE's Clash at the Castle PPV But with the Ukrainian ruling himself out till next year after recently beating Anthony Joshua, Fury is unwilling to hold out for him. He said: “Usyk was calling me out after his last fight with Joshua, I’ve replied and said let’s do the fight this year, wherever they want to do it. “I’ve been waiting for offers from countries to come forward, and all of a sudden Usyk has stated he doesn’t want to fight any more, he wants to fight next year, not this year. “So, I’m not going to wait around for anybody, I’m announcing a fight next week.” READ MORE IN BOXINGCASH OUT Watch Tyson Fury KO WWE star Theory before paying tribute to Drew McIntyre Fury, 34, appears to have confirmed...
    JAKE PAUL's next fight will be announced in a matter of days. The YouTuber turned boxer is set to return to the ring in October following a longer-than-expected hiatus after his brutal KO of ex-UFC champ Tyron Woodley. 3Jake Paul hasn't fought since his December dust-up with ex-UFC champ Tyron WoodleyCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Paul is set to return to the ring in OctoberCredit: Instagram 3The Prolem Child has revealed his next fight will be announced next weekCredit: TWITTER And The Problem Child, 26, has announced the identity of his next opponent will be revealed next week. He tweeted: "Just got the call. Massive opponent announcement this week. October." Paul's promotional company also shared the news via their social media account. Most Valuable Promotions tweeted: "Next week we will announce Jake Paul’s next opponent. READ MORE IN SPORTPAUL OR NOTHING Paul mocks KSI despite two KO wins before American reveals own return date “Jake Paul will almost certainly be the underdog. He knows that and he wants that.” Paul's bombshell came moments before he trolled fellow YouTuber KSI for...
    HASIM RAHMAN JR said he is ready to fight Jake Paul NEXT WEEK - and at their original weight of 200lb. The pair of former sparring partners were due to face each other this weekend at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden. 2Hasim Rahman Jr said he is ready to fight Jake Paul But a weight disagreement between the two forced the entire Madison Square Garden pay-per-view to be scrapped. Rahman signed to fight at the 14st 4lb cruiserweight limit of 200lb, despite being 16 stone in his last fight in April. So the New York State Athletic Commission wanted to track his weight cut but later changed the fight weight to 205lb. Paul then spoke out to claim Rahman refused the change and would scale no less than 215lb, prompting the MSG card to be axed. READ MORE IN BOXINGPAUL UP Rahman releases sparring clip showing Jake Paul RUNNING AWAY as bitter row goes on But Rahman denied the allegations and staged a private weigh in to prove he could make the new 205lb limit. The heavyweight actually...
    DEONTAY WILDER'S boxing return could be announced NEXT WEEK with with Robert Helenius one of "several" names in talks. Wilder's career was left in doubt last October following a gruelling defeat in his epic trilogy bout with Tyson Fury. 3Deontay Wilder's boxing return could be announced next week But recently, the American has been captured training again and was seen bumping into Francis Ngannou, 35, at a UFC training facility. His manager Shelly Finkel has now revealed an agreement for Wilder's comeback fight is edging closer and could even come next week. Finkel told SunSport in New York: "Spoke with him on Tuesday, he couldn't be happier. "He's having a great time and he's getting more attention now than ever before. He's out in Vegas training and he's very happy. READ MORE IN BOXINGWILD CLAIM Wilder reveals he and Fury will NEVER be friends after epic trilogy of fights "He's at the UFC gym training, we're not exactly sure where the next fight will be yet but I would hope to have that together in the...
    Jake Paul and and Hasim Rahman Jr's showdown next week has been canceled with the former YouTuber claiming it was 'clear as day' that his opponent did not want to face him in the ring.  The fight which was due to take place at Madison Square Garden on August 6, was canceled on Saturday night due to an issue with Rahman's weight.  Paul's promotion team, Most Valuable Promotions, announced the news on Saturday night as they said they could not work with someone who was conducting themselves in 'such a deceiving and calculated manner'.  Jake Paul (left) and Hasim Rahman Jr (right) were set to do battle at Madison Square Garden But the showdown was cancelled Saturday night due to issues over Rahman Jr's weight RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Eddie Hearn claims Jake Paul vs Conor McGregor would be 'a... Tyson Fury reveals bizarre plan to run for PRIME MINISTER in... Tyson Fury's team have 'reached out' over a huge domestic... Jake Paul was told NOT to fight against Hasim Rahman Jr by... ...
    HAFTHOR BJORNSSON has a "very big" announcement to come NEXT WEEK amid his rumoured talks to fight Tyson Fury. The Game of Thrones star has gone back and forth with unbeaten heavyweight champion Fury. 5Boxing coach Billy Nelson pictured with Hafthor Bjornsson 5Tyson Fury is in rumoured talks to fight Hafthor BjornssonCredit: Getty And Bjornsson - nicknamed Thor - revealed the wheels were in motion for the extraordinary exhibition bout. Now his coach Billy Nelson has added further fuel to the fire by teasing imminent fight news. Nelson told The Express: “There is something very big in the pipeline for him. "I can’t say anything at present but next week it will probably get announced." READ MORE IN BOXINGARE YOU THOR? Bjornsson CONFIRMS talks to fight Fury & claims he can 'surprise' world champ It comes after Bjornsson said: "Yes, there's been talks, yes it's been back and forth between me and Tyson Fury. "He mentioned he wanted to come here to Iceland, we'll see. "I can't go into details, but if things work...
    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell adjusts his tie as he arrives to testify before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on “The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress” on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 15, 2021.Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Wall Street and the Federal Reserve appeared to enter a new reality this week, and the result for investors was big losses with no obvious end point in sight. The S&P 500 is on its way to its 10th down week in the last 11, and is now well into a bear market. On Thursday, all 11 of its sectors closed more than 10% below their recent highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell below 30,000 for the first time since January 2021. Unlike recent drawdowns for stocks, however, the central bank will not be putting a bottom in the market. Instead, the Fed raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point on Wednesday — its biggest since 1994 — and signaled continued tightening ahead. Powell will testify before Congress next week and is expected to...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA looked dapper as he took some time away from his preparations for his showdown with Oleksandr Usyk. AJ's high-stakes rematch with the undefeated Ukrainian is set to take place in Saudi Arabia in the summer. 3Anthony Joshua is gearing up for a high-stakes rematch with Oleksandr UsykCredit: GETTY 3AJ has been hard at work in the gym ahead of the summer showdownCredit: INSTAGRAM@ANTHONYJOSHUA 3But he recently took some time away from the gruelling preparationsCredit: INSTAGRAM@ANTHONYJOSHUA But the former unified heavyweight champion seemingly took a break from his training camp to attend a fancy event - which he was dressed to the nines for. On Sunday, Hugo Boss model Joshua shared snaps of himself wearing a thin jumper with a snazzy blazer with his 13.8million Instagram followers. His accompanying caption read: "Lord knows I try." Joshua's legion of followers were quick to comment, with one saying: "Looking good." READ MORE IN SPORTbody belter Watch Anthony Joshua throw thudding body shots as Brit practices for Usyk Another said: "3x champ." And another said: "And he will definitely crown your efforts."...
    JAKE PAUL'S team have teased an "update coming next week" regarding the YouTube star's next fight. Paul recently announced he will return on August 13 for his sixth professional bout. 4Jake Paul is set to make his return on August 13Credit: Getty Images - Getty 4Jake Paul's team teased an 'update coming next week' regarding his next fight But there has been no confirmation of who will be in the opposite corner, despite Anderson Silva and Tommy Fury being linked. Paul's Most Valuable Promotions have now revealed: "August 13th update coming next week." The American last fought in December in a short-notice rematch against Tyron Woodley, 40, after Fury, 23, pulled out. He knocked out replacement Woodley, having previously beaten the ex-UFC champion on points in August. READ MORE IN BOXINGPAUL FOR IT Jake Paul, 25, allowed to fight Silva, 47, in California despite age gap It added to KOs over gamer 'AnEsonGib', ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37. But Paul has faced criticism of his opponents and record for not yet facing a recognised...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA is working on thudding body shots in his bid to exact revenge on Oleksandr Usyk. The 32-year-old British boxing hero was dethroned of his WBA, IBF and WBO crowns in September after he tried to outbox the southpaw mastermind, 35. 2Joshua admitshe made a mistake in trying to outbox Usyk in SeptemberCredit: Reuters 2AJ is unleashing violent body shots in training as he prepares for the rematchCredit: Instagram And he has vowed to return to his old ruthless style for the summer rematch targeted for Saudi Arabia. Working with new head trainer Angel Fernandez at their Loughborough University gym, AJ fired 16 punishing shots into the Spanish coach’s body belt and looked like his prime KO artist former self. Friend and stablemate Derek Chisora enjoyed some early success targeting Usyk’s body when they clashed last year. And Joshua might be trying to improve on that blueprint as he practises driving left and right hands into Usyk’s torso. READ MORE BOXING'LORD OF THE RING' Fury suited and booted as he enjoys retirement posing next to luxury car'I HAVE THIS...
    TYSON FURY could come out of retirement to face the winner of Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr usyk, reveals boxing promoter Bob Arum. The Gypsy King vowed to retire after dispatching of former sparring partner Dillian Whyte in April. 2Fury could 'wait to see' who wins the Joshua-Usyk fightCredit: REUTERS 2Usyk beat Joshua last year but the pair will meet again in a rematchCredit: AP But his US-based promoter Arum believes WBC world heavyweight champion Fury, 33, will "wait to see" the outcome of Joshua's rematch with WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champ Usyk. Speaking to Fight Hype, Arum said: "Well, I think Fury is going to wait to see how the Joshua fight comes out with Usyk and then he'll make a determination whether he wants to continue. "Other than fighting the winner of Joshua-Usyk, there's really nothing that's really of interest to Tyson Fury, so we will have to see." Joshua is due to fight Usyk in a bid to reclaim the heavyweight titles on July 23. READ MORE IN BOXINGPAUL UP CHALLENGE Paul shows off bulked up physique...
    OLEKSANDR USYK is set to spar Martin Bakole as his rematch with Anthony Joshua edges closer. Bakole, once one of AJ's main sparring partners, is the same height as the 6ft 6in former world champion. 3Oleksandr Usyk is set to spar Martin Bakole before rematching Anthony JoshuaCredit: @martin_bakole_ 3Martin Bakole used to regularly spar Anthony JoshuaCredit: @martin_bakole_ And as a result, his trainer Billy Nelson has been approached by Usyk's team for some help in training camp. Nelson told Sky Sports: "I was contacted during the week regarding Martin sparring again. "I knew that was going to happen anyway because they were super happy with him on the first occasion, I think Martin gave them the best sparring he's had. "Usyk and his team respect his skill to the extent that one of his team said Martin will become a world champion in the not too distant future." READ MORE BOXING STORIESSTICK IT TO HIM AJ reveals he bid on Klitschko's infamous USB - which sold for £160k Bakole, 28, first made a name for...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA has revealed the "hardest opponent of his career" - and it's not Andy Ruiz Jr or Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua, 32, was turned over in his first meetings with both men, with Ruiz knocking him out in their Madison Square Garden showdown in June 2019. 3Anthony Joshua suffered a shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr in June 2019Credit: GETTY 3AJ's second loss came at the hands of Oleksandr Usyk last SeptemberCredit: GETTY 3But the former champ has revealed Wladimir Klitschko to be his "toughest opponent"Credit: Getty Slick southpaw Usyk schooled AJ in their Tottenham tussle last September, but Brit believes the retired Wladimir Klitschko was the toughest nut to crack. He recalled: "The hardest opponent I have come up against would be Wladimir Klitschko – definitely. "The passing of the guard. The young lion versus the old lion. At the time I fought him, I thought it was definitely too early but it was his last fight. 'So if I didn't fight him then, it would have been too late. It was risk versus reward and I thought boxing...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA has revealed he made a bid for Wladimir Klitschko's infamous USB stick. AJ beat the Ukrainian in one of the biggest fights of his career in 2017, coming back from a knockdown to score an 11th-round stoppage win at Wembley Stadium. 3Wladimir Klitschko famously held up a USB stick detailing how he would be Anthony JoshuaCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3AJ beat Klitschko - and revealed he bid £5,000 for the stick, which eventually sold for £160,000Credit: Times Newspapers Ltd Ahead of that fight - which was named Fight of the Year by Ring Magazine - Klitschko had famously held up the stick at a press conference and said it had details on exactly how he would beat the Watford-born star. AJ has now revealed he made a £5,000 bid for the USB stick, which eventually sold for a whopping £160,000 to a mystery buyer, with all proceeds going to projects supported by the Klitschko Foundation. Joshua, 32, has still not seen the footage filmed by his former opponent, who retired shortly after defeat. He said: "He said...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA has revealed the steps he plans to take to secure a KO victory in his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk. The Brit is desperate to reclaim his WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles that he meekly lost to the Ukrainian in September. 5Anthony Joshua has explained how he gets into the KO mindset 5AJ is looking for revenge when he fights Usyk in their rematch Their rematch has been pencilled in for July, with Saudi Arabia looking the likely venue. AJ has recently said that he will be gunning for a stoppage win - and now he has explained how he gets into that "tunnel vision" mindset. In a video he uploaded to Instagram, he told Love Hemp: "We're in an era of information overload and trying to look at different ways of training. "The hardest part is just following basic instructions, you know, following you A, B's and C's. Read More SportBRING IT ON Hearn expects Joshua vs Usyk 2 to be announced 'NEXT WEEK' as deal edges closer "And you can do that. That'll lead you to...
    EDDIE HEARN expects Anthony Joshua's high-stakes rematch with Oleksandr Usyk to be announced "next week". The pair are on course to meet in a Saudi summer showdown, with July 23 the slated date for their second dance. 3Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk are set to renew their rivalry in the summerCredit: MARC ASPLAND 3The pair's second bout is set to take place in the Middle East on July 23Credit: GETTY 3And promoter Eddie Hearn expects the fight to be announced next weekCredit: REUTERS A lucrative site deal is close to being finalised and Hearn is confident an official announcement will be made next week. He told iFL TV: "It's difficult. If you ask me that question now, yes, you will get an announcement next week. "But then tomorrow something could take a little bit longer with a contract or an escrow or whatever." Matchroom Boxing chief Hearn has been on the receiving end of many a Twitter trolling from fight fans when his timelines for bout announcements haven't come to fruition. READ MORE IN SPORTDECEMBER DUST-UP Hearn expects Tyson Fury...
    FLOYD MAYWEATHER and Don Moore could fight in a rescheduled date NEXT WEEK. The pair of former sparring partners were due to box in an exhibition bout in Dubai tomorrow atop of a hotel HELIPAD. 5Floyd Mayweather and Don Moore at a Miami press conferenceCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5Floyd Mayweather and Don Moore were due to fight atop a hotel helipadCredit: Twitter But with less than 24 hours to go, the death of 73-year-old UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed forced the entire event to be axed. SunSport understands event organisers are frantically looking to reschedule the fight to a later date. And according to TMZ Sports, it could come as early as next week. Pictures revealed the ring at the Burj Al Arab, 700ft above sea level, had already been set up just hours before the cancelation. READ MORE BOXING stories FIGHT POSTPONED Mayweather fight with Moore OFF days before bout after UAE President diesFree bets! The best free bets and sign up offers available from our bookmaker partners There has so far...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA's high-stakes rematch with Oleksandr Usyk will be officially announced next week. Both parties have been finalising a suitable site deal for the duo's proposed dust-up on July 23, which SunSport understands is on course to land in the Middle East. 3Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk are set to renew in the summerCredit: MARC ASPLAND 3The pair's rematch is slated for July 23Credit: MARC ASPLAND 3And promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed the fight will be announced next weekCredit: Reuters And after weeks of painstaking negotiations, promoter Eddie Hearn is confident an official announcement will be made sometime next week. During an interview with iFL TV, Hearn said: “Do we announce this week? Probably not. "But do we announce next week? Almost certainly. “You will see that fight, you will see that fight in July and you’ll get an official announcement soon.” READ MORE IN SPORTSUGAR ON TOP AJ backs Whittaker to be superstar despite being trained by Tyson Fury's coach The oil-rich Saudi Arabians - who hosted Joshua's 2019 rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr - are the frontrunners to...
    LOGAN PAUL has revealed he's been paid some of his purse for his exhibition bout with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. The YouTuber turned boxer locked horns with Mayweather in an eight-rounder last June but only recently received some of his paycheque for the Miami melee. 4Logan Paul locked horns with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition last yearCredit: GETTY 4The YouTuber recently claimed he's received some of his paycheque for the fightCredit: REX 4The Maverick wants Mayweather to 'make things right'Credit: REUTERS And The Maverick is still seething that the mega-rich Moneyman hasn't stumped up all of the cash. During an appearance on The MMA Hour, he said: "I've not been paid in full, that is a fact. We're just trying to collect what is rightfully ours. "He came out and said this is the name of the game, this is how it works in boxing but I don't know if it is, I don't know if that's true. "I think after you fight you should get paid, it doesn't take this long to count the money. "I don't...
    The torturous, months-long “will he, won’t he” guessing game that Vladimir Putin has forced upon the world may soon end in bloodshed and devastation, as there is now little doubt that the Russian president will make the earth-shattering decision to invade neighboring Ukraine, according to multiple reports citing NATO and U.S. officials that emerged on Friday. With Russian aggression along Ukraine’s border escalating at lightning speed, U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Friday that though the White House has not definitively concluded that Putin has already ordered an invasion, the threat is now “a very, very distinct possibility” that could take place as early as next week, and encouraged all U.S. citizens to leave the country within the next 48 hours. Meanwhile, in the Eastern Ukrainian town of Pervomais'ke, which is only a couple of kilometers from the frontlines, thousands anxiously await what’s to come—whatever that may be—with no option to leave. That includes 28-year-old handyman Evgeny Linkin, who spoke with The Daily Beast this week in between scattered gunfire and sudden explosions in the distance. “If...
    FRANK WARREN hopes to announce a Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk world heavyweight title unification showdown next week. WBC champ Fury is mandated to fight fellow Brit Dillian Whyte but the challenger is in a legal row with the sanctioning body over his  split  of the purse. 3Tyson Fury could soon have a unification date for fighting Oleksandr UsykCredit: Getty 3Oleksandr Usyk stunned Anthony Joshua but a rematch might not go ahead, enabling the Ukrainain to face another Brit, Tyson FuryCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun While Ukrainian Usyk is scheduled to meet Anthony Joshua in a rematch after taking the Brit’s WBA, IBF and WBO belts in a shock victory last September. But talks are still ongoing over  multi-million pound offers for AJ and Whyte to step aside to allow Fury, 33, and Usyk, 35, to clash in a Middle East unification superfight. Fury’s co-promoter Warren declared: “It’s a saga but if we can keep things between us, we can get something over the line one way or another. “We are still working on things but I believe over the weekend we will make...
    Democratic supporters of U.S. President Joe Biden hold letter-signs reading all together 'Senate, Act Now' during a candlelight vigil on the National Mall in observance of the first anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.Probal Rashid | LightRocket | Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer delayed votes on a pair of voting rights bills late Thursday, pushing back a debate over the chamber's rules that will decide the fate of election reforms the party sees as vital to protecting U.S. democracy. The New York Democrat said the chamber would not take up the legislation until Tuesday, citing "the circumstances regarding Covid and another potentially hazardous winter storm" approaching Washington, D.C. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, announced a positive Covid-19 test on Thursday. Democrats will lack a simple majority until he can return to the evenly split Senate. "Make no mistake, the United States Senate will — for the first time this Congress — debate voting rights legislation beginning on Tuesday," Schumer said Thursday night. "Members of this chamber were elected...
    NEWCASTLE are hoping to confirm the signing of Kieran Trippier NEXT WEEK, reports suggest. Eddie Howe is desperate for reinforcements to help the mega-rich Magpies survive the drop, with Trippier expected to be his first signing. 1Newcastle are reportedly hoping to confirm the signing of Trippier next weekCredit: Alamy A move for the 31-year-old Atletico Madrid man is said to be at an 'advanced' stage, according to the Telegraph. However, Newcastle's January plans have had to change somewhat after Callum Wilson hobbled off the pitch in the 1-1 draw against Manchester United. Defensive signings were understood to be a priority for Howe, but Wilson's calf injury means a new striker is also a necessity. It's claimed that the club still remain 'confident' of getting a number of deals over the line early in the window, giving the club the best possible chance of a rapid change of fortunes. MORE TO FOLLOW... BIG BUCKS 'Surprise' $8,000 cash boosts to be sent out as $1,000 payments on way THIS WEEKLEGAL FIGHT Gabby Petito's mom seeks belongings...
    VULNERABLE Brits will get Covid-busting drugs at home from next week under radical plans to slash hospitalisations. Over 50s and high-risk adults will be offered antiviral treatments shortly after testing positive for the virus. 2A first of its kind, the drug works by forcing errors into the coronavirus’s genetics when it reproduces The drugs have been proven to cut the risk of severe illness by up to 70 per cent. As well as helping thousands stay well, the pilot will also ease pressure on the NHS over winter by reducing the need for beds. Around 5,000 patients will be given the antiviral drug molnupiravir as part of the trial run by Oxford University. Studies have shown it cuts the risk of hospitalisation and death by around a third in those with mild symptoms. Chief investigator Chris Butler, a Professor of Primary Care at Oxford University said: “It is early on in the illness, when people are still being cared for in the community, that treatments for Covid-19 could have their greatest benefit. “This new trial will test whether exciting, new antiviral treatments...
    TYSON FURY's all-British world heavyweight title fight against Dillian Whyte is set to be announced next week. Whyte is the mandatory challenger for Fury's WBC and The Ring magazine titles. 2Fury saw off rival Wilder with an emphatic knockoutCredit: GETTY IMAGES 2Whyte is set to fight Fury, with the fight due to be ordered next weekCredit: GETTY IMAGES And according to Michael Benson, the WBC gave Fury 30 days after his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder to try and set up a unification blockbuster with WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk. The deadline has since passed and they're set to officially order Fury to fight Whyte. TalkSPORT's Benson said on Twitter: "The WBC gave Tyson Fury 30 days after the Deontay Wilder win to agree a fight with Oleksandr Usyk, or he'd have to defend against Dillian Whyte next. "This deadline has now passed. WBC will address all mandatories on Tuesday, with Fury vs Whyte expected to be officially ordered." Whyte, 33, had been set to fight Otto Wallin at the end of last month in a...
    TYSON FURY's next fight could be confirmed as early as next week as the WBC are set to make a ruling on their cancelled title eliminator. Interim WBC heavyweight champ Dillian Whyte was due to face Swedish slugger Otto Wallin in a title eliminator on Saturday night but was forced to withdraw from the fight with a shoulder injury. 4The WBC will make a ruling on the cancelled fight between Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin next weekendCredit: MATCHROOM 4Their ruling will have a direct impact on heavyweight champ Tyson Fury 4Whyte will be hoping the WBC mandate him to face Fury early next yearCredit: REX Whyte, 33, has shifted his focus to a Battle of Britain with Fury, although Wallin's promoter Dmitry Salita has called for the bout to be rescheduled. And according to Sky Sports, the WBC will make a ruling on the bout 'in the coming week'. Whyte will be hoping the WBC opt to scrap his clash with Wallin and mandate him to face Fury early next year. But even if that happens, the Brixton Body Snatcher...
    DILLIAN WHYTE'S fight with Otto Wallin has sensationally been called off just a week before the O2 showdown. SunSports understands the Brit has suffered a shoulder injury in training and is unable to compete. 1Dillian Whyte's fight with Otto Wallin has been called off due to injuryCredit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom The 33-year-old has been in camp in Portugal and was due to fly back to the UK at the start of next week. The huge heavyweight clash was due to headline a stacked show in London on Saturday 30th October. It is not known whether the full card will go ahead or the whole event has now been scrapped. The winner was due to take on Tyson Fury for his WBC heavyweight belt next year. MORE TO FOLLOW Most read in SportLive BlogUNITED LATEST Rashford camp 'upset' by Solskjaer 'stick to football' comments - latestLive BlogAtletico 2 Liverpool 3 Salah penalty gives Reds win as VAR denies hosts spot kickLive BlogPSG 3 Leipzig 2 Messi and Mbappe on the scoresheet as French side battle back in ParisExclusiveGON THIS YEAR? Higuain ponders...
    President Joe Biden still plans to travel to California to help Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom survive a recall election.   'He will be,' White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on board Air Force One Tuesday when asked if Biden will still make the trip. 'I expect we'll have more to report to all of you, or announce, on a trip he'll take next week early next week later today.' Vice President Kamala Harris is due to appear with Newsom on Wednesday, rescheduling a trip she was supposed to take last month, which was put off after 13 American troops were killed in a terror attack by ISIS-K outside Kabul's airport in Afghanistan.    President Joe Biden, captured departing the White House Tuesday, will stump for California Gov. Gavin Newsom early next week, directly before the September 14 recall election  Biden will be on hand to make a final push for Newsom before the September 14 recall election wraps up.  The latest polls show Newsom is on track to survive the recall effort, which was hatched by Republicans over his coronavirus...
    GENNADY GOLOVKIN could be set for a trilogy fight against Canelo Alvarez should the Mexican fail to agree a bout with Caleb Plant. The WBA, WBO and WBC super-middleweight king has been keen to get it on with IBF champion Plant over an undisputed contest later this year. 3Canelo Alvarez could face Gennady Golovkin for a third time if he fails to secure a bout against Caleb PlantCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Mexican star Canelo won his rematch against Golovkin in 2018 following their draw the previous yearCredit: Getty Images - Getty A September date in Las Vegas has been mooted, though it has been reported that negotiations have hit a snag. According to The Athletic's Lance Pugmire, DAZN Boxing reached out to Golovkin's camp about a third meeting against Canelo. The pair drew in their first contest in September 2017, with many believing that the Kazakhstan ace, 39, should have been awarded the victory. Golovkin then suffered the first defeat of his professional career at the hands of Canelo a year later, though fans and pundits argued a draw...
    EDDIE HEARN teased 'some good news' to come for boxing fans NEXT WEEK with the hopes Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury can be officially announced. Joshua, 31, and Fury, 32, agreed a site deal last month, believed to be Saudi Arabia for an August 7 unification bout. 2Promoter Eddie Hearn pictured with Anthony JoshuaCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing Hearn appeared to confirm at Billy Joe Saunders' fight with Canelo Alvarez that an official announcement can be expected to be made next week. He said: "Canelo and Joshua are the two biggest names in boxing. Oh and we got some good news for you next week too." Despite teasing the good news, it was not all smiles for Saunders, 31, who was stopped in eight rounds in Texas. Canelo, 30, said: "I knew the fight would develop from round eight and I know that I improve every day. "He was not winning any of the rounds, not at all, I was winning round-by-round. "I was adjusting very quickly. "I knew it, I think I broke his...
    TYSON FURY's undisputed heavyweight title fight with Anthony Joshua is the 'biggest event in sport', according to promoter Frank Warren. The long-awaited Battle of Britain is on the brink of being announced following a venue agreement and the sending out of final contracts. 4Frank Warren reckons Tyson Fury's clash with Anthony Joshua is 'biggest event in sport'Credit: AFP 4Tyson Fury is set to throw down with Anthony Joshua in the summerCredit: Reuters The first instalment of Joshua vs Fury is set to take place in Saudi Arabia, with July 24 and August 7 the targeted dates. And Fury's co-promoter Warren believes the entire world will stand still when the two behemoths share finally share the ring. He wrote in his Daily Star column: "Firstly, of course, we want this fight to happen, why wouldn't we? "It's the biggest event in sport at the moment. "Secondly, Fury has been clear he believes he will beat Joshua easily so he is ready to take it, there's no issue there. It's the money fight, too. “So why would anyone involved not want it...
    Getty Jon Jones talks to Joe Rogan after defeating Thiago Santos during UFC 239. Francis Ngannou became the new heavyweight champion at UFC 260 Saturday night and a fight with former light heavyweight king Jon Jones is on the table. UFC president Dana White confirmed to the media multiple times before Ngannou dethroned Stipe Miocic that “Bones” would receive an immediate title shot against the winner of the March 26 event. After the event, Jones tweeted, “Show me the money,” which White reacted to at the post-fight press conference. “If I’m Jon Jones and I’m home watching this fight, I start moving to [185 pounds],” the UFC president said. White confirmed he would put the fight on, but said, “Listen, I could sit here all day and tell you what ‘show me the money’ [means]. I tell you guys this all the time, you can say you want to fight somebody, but do you really want to?” Jones reacted to the comments that night, saying he wants to be paid what he’s worth. And then on Sunday, Jones...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA'S mouthwatering undisputed clash against fellow Brit Tyson Fury is moving closer to being finalised. The two heavyweight boxing champions have signed a £500million two-fight deal to lay it all on the line. 4Eddie Hearn says he is close to 'finalising' the Joshua vs Fury fightCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing A venue and a date are the two huge obstacles in the way now, but AJ's promoter Eddie Hearn is set to 'finalise a few deals' next week. The Matchroom boss also confirmed the first scrap will take place in June or July - and has sensationally not ruled out holding the slugfest at Wembley. Speaking to iFL TV, Hearn said: "A lot has been occurring, I’m actually on my world travels next week to try finalise a few deals around the world, to get things moving. "[There has been] a lot of really positive conversations, I’ve had a good chat with Bob [Arum, Fury’s promoter], he’s working hard, we’re working hard, we are making a lot of progress. "And now we are approachingh the period of ‘let’s...
    Gwen Stefani and More Parents Celebrate Kids 2021 Birthdays Here’s the Tax Burden on the Bottom 20% in Every State MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s nearly impossible to organize. © Provided by MMAJunkie But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed from the UFC or Bellator. Here are the fight announcements that were broken or confirmed by MMA Junkie from Feb. 22-28. MORE:Bellator free fight: Yaroslav Amosov continues unbeaten streak at Bellator 252 Video: UFC 259 'Countdown' for Amanda Nunes vs. Megan Anderson Cage Warriors 121: Unbeaten bantamweight champion Jack Cartwright to face Sylwester Miller Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Ciryl Gane after UFC Fight Night 186 win? Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Jairzinho Rozenstruik after UFC Fight Night 186 loss?
    Fact-Checking The Crown Season 4: How Well Does It Hold Up To Reality? Top 50 safest cities in the US © Provided by Blue Corner Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA. In an individual competition in which nearly every athlete is chasing the same goal of financial success and championship glory, it’s important for fighters to provide insight into their lives in order to connect with fans and gain followings. Although the life of a fighter often can be mundane and repetitive, there still are moments of interest that take place outside the cage, ring or training room. Here are some of the most interesting of those occurrences from the past week. Video: Who should Ciryl Gane fight next after main event win? | UFC Fight Night 186 matchmaker (SMG) Who should Ciryl Gane fight next after main event win? | UFC Fight Night 186 matchmaker SMG See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to...
    WASHINGTON -- At the White House COVID response team briefing Friday, top U.S. health officials warned that recent progress in declining case numbers appears to have stalled and that restrictions shouldn't be eased until the U.S. baseline is much lower.Numbers have fallen precipitously since early January, but the seven-day case average still hovers around 70,000.That rivals last year's summer peak and threatens to push the U.S. in the wrong direction."Certainly, 70,000 is not there. Not even close," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert. "You've got to get way down in test positivity at the same time that you scale up the vaccine."EMBED More News Videos The FDA is expected to quickly follow the recommendation and make J&J's shot the third vaccine authorized for emergency use in the U.S. Fauci said he wants to see where the numbers go in the next week or so before advising people to loosen restrictions.Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, agreed."The latest data suggests that these declines may be stalling, potentially leveling off and (at)...
    As noted above, Santos Escobar vs. Karrion Kross was pulled from tonight’s episode of WWE NXT. Santos Escobar could be suspended During the broadcast, Escobar said that he was not going to fight Kross this week because the match was only going to happen at the time. Shortly after, William Regal announced that the match would take place next week. It won’t be for the Cruiserweight Championship, but if he doesn’t show up next week, he will be stripped of the title. At this point, there is still no information on the real reason Escobar was off the show. If he doesn’t fight next week, that would indicate a problem at play, possibly an injury. We can see what happens in the coming weeks, but without a doubt this could be an easy way out for the company. If the Mexican is injured. For now, it only remains to wait in the next program for more news. . @ EscobarWWE may have avoided a match tonight, but he’ll face @WWEKarrionKross next week or he will be...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s wolf hunt will begin next week with up to 200 animals to be harvested, the state Department of Natural Resources Board determined at a hastily called meeting Monday in reaction to a court order requiring a hunt this month. The unanimous board vote came even as the state was asking an appeals court to stop the hunt by putting last week’s court order on hold. The state Department of Natural Resources and the board, represented by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, filed the motion Friday in state appeals court. RELATED: Move, Move, Move: How Workers Are Staying Warm During Minnesotas Frigid Streak The Jefferson County judge’s ruling from last week required the DNR to establish a wolf hunting and trapping season this month. The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty brought the lawsuit on behalf of Hunter Nation Inc., a Kansas-based hunting advocacy group. Wisconsin law required there to be a wolf hunting season from early November through the end of February if the wolf is not on the endangered or threatened species list....
    The deal for the biggest fight in British boxing history between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is set to be completed next week. The two British heavyweights have been on a collision course since Joshua knocked out Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round at the end of last year. 3Fury and Joshua are set to fight to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox LewisCredit: AFP or licensors And according to The Mail, both parties are nearing the point now where everything can be signed, but there are still three key details which need to be agreed. One thing that needs to be sorted is who will ringwalk first, while the fighter who gets their name first on the billboard is also up for discussion. And then the final major hurdle to overcome is the location of the fight. Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has named Saudi Arabia as a potential venue for the bout, a country which staged AJ's rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019. The Middle East appears to be the frontrunner to host the fight, with...
    Peter Endig | AFP | Getty Images Amazon lost out on its push to postpone a closely watched union vote at its Bessemer, Ala.-based warehouse. Last month, Amazon giant appealed the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) decision to let roughly 6,000 warehouse workers vote by mail on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. In its appeal, Amazon requested the NLRB review aspects of its earlier decision and pressed for an in-person election, citing flaws in the agency's definition of what constitutes a coronavirus outbreak. On Friday, the NLRB denied Amazon's appeal, saying it raised "no substantial issues warranting review." "The Employer's Motion to Stay the Election Pending Review is also denied as moot," according to a filing. By denying Amazon's appeal, the NLRB will allow Amazon workers at the Alabama warehouse to begin voting by mail, as planned, beginning next week. The workers will cast their ballots beginning Feb. 8. The ballots must be received by the NLRB's regional office by March 29, then the board will begin counting the ballots beginning at 10 a.m. CT...
    MAX HOLLOWAY wants to fight Conor McGregor if Dustin Poirier pulls out of their rematch. The former featherweight champion made the claim after his unanimous decision win over Calvin Kattar. 4Max Holloway has claimed he is the 'best boxer in the ufc'Credit: Getty Images - Getty Holloway lost to McGregor when the pair went head-to-head in the Octagon in 2013. But the American wants another shot at the former two-weight world champion. He plans to stay on Fight Island this week in case he is needed to step in for Poirier. Speaking after his win over Kattar, he said: "All I've got to say is there is a big, big fight next week - Dustin Poirier against Conor McGregor - and guess what, your boy is staying all the way through the week. "If anything happens, Dana [White] knows my number and he can hit me up." Holloway, 29, extended his record to a 22-6-0 with an impressive win over Kattar. But one moment from the fight in particular attracted the attention of McGregor. During the fifth round, Holloway...
    HOLLYWOOD star Michael Jai White portrayed Mike Tyson in the 1995 HBO movie about the boxer... and now he wants to fight him. The 53-year-old actor - who took up the starring role for the biopic 'Tyson' - has even suggested he would beat the Baddest Man on the Planet. 3Michael Jai White (middle) is confident he would beat Mike Tyson in a boxing matchCredit: Alamy Known for his role as Gambol in The Dark Knight, Al Simmons in Spawn and Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat: Legacy, the American has stated he is up for a new challenge. White boasts an impressive background in martial arts having first started Jujutsu at the age of seven, but he has revealed he is keen to try his hand inside the boxing ring. Speaking to VladTV, White was asked whether he would be willing to compete against Tyson, to which he said: "Of course. "To box Mike Tyson, I would love that. Are you kidding me? Why would I not do something like that." When asked about what the outcome of the bout...
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