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    The Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight has stirred the boxing world ever since it got announced. The duo will fight each other out on April 17 in an 8-round, cruiserweight fight. With the announcement of this bout ‘Problem Child’ has seen on his challenges accepted and he will be keen on shedding the tag of having not fought or beaten a professional fighter. However, KSI believes Askren will overpower the YouTuber turned boxer, and it’ll be a dreadful outing for the young-gun. Speaking on Sidemen, he said, “I think Jake will lose. I think he’ll let the pressure get to him.”  MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) KSI asserted Paul could beat Ali Gib in his first fight...
    TYSON FURY is adamant he will fight twice in 2021 - with or without Anthony Joshua. And the WBC heavyweight champion opened up his frustration having seen a summer trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder and comeback in December cancelled. 4Tyson Fury is adamant he will fight twice in 2021Credit: AP:Associated Press Fury, 32, told ESPN: "It was just a big mess-up. I should have boxed, because I've been so inactive. I've been out for over a year. "By the time I fight again, looking at maybe June if this Joshua fight happens, that will be a year and six months out of the ring, which is not ideal preparation for any super-fight." Fury, 32, won the title in February 2020 but amid the coronavirus pandemic an immediate rematch never materialised. Wilder, 35, has since launched a legal dispute after it was argued the clause in his contract...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA has told Tyson Fury he is in control of their summer showdown as British boxing’s head honcho. Watford’s WBA, IBF and WBO champ has his team working around the clock to arrange a Saudi Arabia clash with the WBC Gypsy King. 4Anthony Joshua has told Tyson Fury he is in control of their mega unification showdownCredit: PA:Press Association 4The Gypsy King is set to face AJ in June to determine the heavyweight division's top dogCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd And the 31-year-old has told prank-loving Fury, 32, to clock in with him when he is really ready to confirm the undisputed decider. “We're working on a date for around June,” AJ told Sky News. "So if Tyson is serious, which I think he is, he'll know where to come and find the boss. "I'm ready. I'm really looking forward to competition, all I want to do is fight,...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA has fired an early warning shot to heavyweight rival Tyson Fury ahead of their blockbuster bout. Negotiations are still ongoing to secure a date for the highly-anticipated Battle of Britain in either June or July. I’ll be undisputed ???? @258mgt pic.twitter.com/uWWIc8P0Rn— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) February 23, 2021 The winner will be crowned undisputed heavyweight champion of the world with all four belts on the line. On Tuesday Joshua hinted that confirmation of their scrap was closer than ever after holding a 'positive meeting' with his management team. And it appears his confidence is growing after taking to social media to send a message to the Gypsy King. Alongside a snap of him taking a selfie and an emoji of a crown, the 31-year-old wrote: "I'll be undisputed." SunSport understands the £200million fight is likely to take place in Saudi Arabia. Fans can expect a...
    CONOR BENN hit back after Florian Marku said the Brit will 'never risk his record against me'. Benn had a ringside seat to watch the Albanian pick himself up from the floor but still dominate Rylan Charlton, winning in the eighth round. 2Florian Marku called out Conor BennCredit: ©Mark Robinson Ltd 2Conor Benn hit back at Florian Marku's calloutCredit: ©Mark Robinson Ltd Post-fight Marku, 28, said: "Listen, Conor Benn he never takes these risks. "I start proving myself in Greece back then fighting the best, I beat the best guys in Greece. "Conor Benn will never risk his record with me. I'm going in there to die and Conor Benn knows that and he will never fight me." Former kickboxing world champion Marku improved his record to eight wins with just one draw. Benn, 24, on the other hand is 17-0 and faces 39-fight...
    Khamzat Chimaev. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Khamzat Chimaev is still suffering from lingering COVID effects months after testing positive. The fighter is one of the hottest prospects in the UFC but thought "he was going to die." The UFC is flying him from Europe to the USA so he can receive treatment there. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. UFC super prospect Khamzat Chimaev is still struggling with COVID and it's unclear when he'll even fight again. The Russian fighter took the MMA world by storm last year when he won two fights in 10 days — a UFC record — on Fight Island in the summer, before bulldozing through his third UFC opponent in 17 seconds with a merciless one-punch knockout. His fourth fight in the world-leading mixed martial arts firm was supposed to be against the elite welterweight Leon Edwards, but the bout kept...
    JAKE PAUL is wearing his battle scars with pride after picking up a black eye while sparring. And he is not afraid of ruining his otherwise pretty face as he plans for a long stint in the sport of boxing, hinting top surgeons can mend any lasting damage. 5Jake Paul hinted top surgeons can mend any lasting damage in boxingCredit: Instagram @jakepaul 5Jake Paul pictured with ex-world champion Anthony Dirrell View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jake Paul (@jakepaul) Paul broke his nose while meditating in the lead up to his last fight, where he knocked out ex-NBA point guard Nate Robinson. The YouTuber joked the accidental injury worked in his favour as he admitted to not fearing for his looks. Paul, 24, told SunSport: "It doesn’t worry me, there's some great doctors out there nowadays and great dentists. I broke my nose...
    Khabib Nurmagomedov. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Khabib Nurmagomedov said he'll be relieved when he finally vacates the UFC lightweight title. The Russian wrestler retired after he choked Justin Gaethje unconscious last year. Nurmagomedov said Dustin Poirier would make a fitting new champion at 155-pounds. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Khabib Nurmagomedov said he'll be "relieved" when he finally vacates the UFC lightweight championship. The Russian wrestler made an abrupt, emotional, and dramatic retirement announcement after choking Justin Gaethje unconscious in the 29th bout of his pro MMA career in 2020. Though he retired as a millionaire, undefeated in the sport, and on his own terms, the UFC boss Dana White has attempted to lure him back to the Octagon for a 30th and final match. Speaking at a press conference this week, in comments translated by Russian state-owned network RT Sport, Nurmagomedov...
    Conor McGregor. Photo by UFC / YouTube Conor McGregor told reporters he's "heartbroken" after his latest knockout loss. Dustin Poirier destroyed McGregor in the second round of a lightweight match on Saturday. The beating was so severe, McGregor hobbled to a post-event conference Insider attended on crutches. Regardless, McGregor said he'll have pancakes, enjoy time with his family, and head back onto a $4 million yacht. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. FIGHT ISLAND — Conor McGregor said he'll console himself with an Irish coffee, pancakes, and time with his family on a $4 million yacht after his defeat to Dustin Poirier. The former two-weight UFC champion was obliterated in the second round by Poirier Saturday at the Etihad Arena on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Though McGregor had performed well in the opening round, Poirier attacked his calves with bruising leg kicks, powered left hooks onto...
    Conor McGregor annihilated Dustin Poirier the last time they fought. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Conor McGregor has predicted he'll need less than a minute to knock Dustin Poirier out this month. The Irish striker returns to the Octagon for his first bout in 12 months when he competes in a lightweight match against the American on January 23 at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. "I think he's a good fighter. He's even a great fighter. But great is still levels below me," McGregor confidently said. "I'll knock Dustin out inside 60 seconds." McGregor was once known as Mystic Mac for his accurate pre-fight predictions and said before his first fight with Poirier in 2014 that he'd finish him. True to his word, McGregor won in less than two minutes. Only time will tell if history repeats itself. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories....
    Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dana White. Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Khabib Nurmagomedov is going to meet Dana White in the UAE this week. The UFC boss White has already said that he's going to press Nurmagomedov hard to break his retirement and return to the Octagon for at least one more match. Conor McGregor fights Dustin Poirier in front of a partial fan allowance at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi on January 23. If McGregor beats Poirier in style, it will likely heighten demand for a rematch with Nurmagomedov — and that's a fight White really wants to see. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. FIGHT ISLAND — UFC boss Dana White says he'll press Khabib Nurmagomedov to break his retirement and fight once again. Nurmagomedov, the current UFC lightweight champion, last fought in October when he slept Justin Gaethje in the second round. He then dropped...
    By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press DALTON, Ga. (AP) — With mounting desperation, Donald Trump declared he would “fight like hell” to hold on to the presidency and appealed to Republican lawmakers to reverse his election loss to Joe Biden when they convene this week to confirm the Electoral College vote. Electoral voters won by President-elect Biden are "not gonna take this White House!” he shouted as supporters cheered at an outdoor rally Monday night in Georgia. Trump's announced purpose for the trip was to boost Republican Senate candidates in Tuesday's runoff election, but he spent much of his speech complaining bitterly about his election loss — which he insists he won “by a lot.” Earlier, in Washington, he pressed Republican lawmakers to formally object Wednesday at a joint session of Congress that is to confirm Biden's victory in the Electoral College, itself a confirmation...
    LIONEL MESSI admitted it will be difficult to turn around Barcelona's 'very bad' run - but he is willing to 'fight for everything'. The Argentine - who tried so hard to leave his boyhood club this summer - appeared to confirm his focus remains on turning around Barca's fortunes. 2Lionel Messi admitted it will be difficult to turn around Barcelona's 'very bad' form But he is aware the club are in a 'very bad' situation as they face an uphill battle to re-find their former dominance. Messi, 33, told La Sexta: "Today I am fine. It is true that I had a very bad time during the summer and before, because of how the season ended. "Then came the burofax. But now I feel good and wanting to fight for everything we have ahead. "I'm excited even though the club is going through difficult times....
    ANTHONY JOSHUA revealed why he did not call out Tyson Fury after beating Kubrat Pulev - but this time vowed: 'I'll take his belt'. AJ set up a historic undisputed title decider after knocking out Pulev in round nine. 3Anthony Joshua pictured after beating Kubrat Pulev 3Tyson Fury and AJ are on course to fight next year Credit: PA:Press Association Afterwards, he skated around the question on fighting Fury and instead insisted he was more interested in the WBC belt his long-time rival owns. Opening up about the post-fight interview, Joshua told Sky Sports: "I basically said, 'If Tyson Fury is the man with the belts, Tyson Fury is the man I want.' "That basically says, 'I'll fight anyone who has that belt, there's no problem with the person.' "I just want to go for the undisputed championship. That's what I was trying to say...
    President Donald Trump’s small circle of devoted legal advocates is determined to carry on its fight to overturn the 2020 election in spite of a string of resounding defeats in court, including a seemingly terminal rebuke from the Supreme Court on Friday. For Trump’s actual campaign, however, the fight is for all intents and purposes over. The president’s political machine is still raising money, buying ads, and publicly insisting that it will fight on. But the futility of the effort is apparent in the campaign’s northern Virginia headquarters—the office that is supposed to be devoted to supporting and housing the legal crusade—which, knowledgeable sources tell The Daily Beast, has virtually emptied out. “It’s a ghost town now, with people waiting for the end,” one person familiar with the campaign’s operations told The Daily Beast this weekend.“It’s a ghost town now, with people waiting for the end.”— A person familiar with...
    TYSON FURY has called out Anthony Joshua after claiming his rival ‘s*** himself’ on live TV. AJ delivered a stunning ninth round knockout to Kubrat Pulev to successfully defend his WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles at Wembley Arena on Saturday. 5Tyson Fury claims Anthony Joshua 's*** himself' when asked about a unification fightCredit: Instagram @gypsyking101 5AJ declared he wants all the heavyweight belts after beating Kubrat PulevCredit: ©Mark Robinson Ltd Afterwards he was asked whether he wanted to face the WBC title holder Fury next. Joshua declared his desire to make the unification showdown happen in 2021, stating he wants all the belts. But the Gypsy King was unimpressed by his fellow Brit’s answer, and instantly took to social media to post his response. In a video clip, Fury said: “There you go everyone, Anthony Joshua just s*** himself on live television. “He got asked if he wanted the...
    Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dana White. Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Khabib Nurmagomedov has confirmed on Instagram that he will meet UFC President Dana White. The news raises hopes that the UFC lightweight champion will return to the Octagon for one more match, after announcing a shock retirement after he submitted Justin Gaethje last month. Nurmagomedov's cousin, Umar Nurmagomedov, will meanwhile make his debut in the UFC on the Conor McGregor card — believed to be on Fight Island on January 23. Umar and Khabib are training partners but it is as yet unclear whether the 155-pound king will travel with his family member. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Khabib Nurmagomedov has confirmed he'll soon meet UFC boss Dana White, raising hopes he could return for another fight. The UFC lightweight champion advanced his unbeaten pro MMA record to 29 wins (eight knockouts, 11 submissions, and 10...
    DEREK CHISORA is having such a nightmare hunting down Oleksandr Usyk-style sparring partners that David Haye is offering £1,000 for someone to chin him. The heavyweight, 36, takes on the Ukraine superstar on Halloween as the big underdog, thanks to the southpaw’s Olympic 2012 gold and undisputed reign as world cruiserweight champion. 3Chisora and Haye are finding it tough to get a sparring partner ahead of the Usyk fightCredit: Instagram @derekwarchisora 3Usyk goes into his fight with Chisora as overwhelming favouriteCredit: AP:Associated Press Usyk’s freakish qualities have made it a problem for Del Boy and his financial advisor Haye to book suitable sparring. So the Hayemaker posted an open invitation on Twitter on Tuesday - offering cash incentives for someone to walk in and chin his man. Speaking after a recent pheasant hunt, Chisora said: “I am getting my fitness right. “But sparring is hard because there is nobody out...
    UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, spoke to the media and addressed the call outs from former #1 contender, Paulo Costa, who has been eager to get his rematch. In one of the most anticipated fights of the year, ‘Stylebender’ decimated the Brazilian powerhouse who fans saw as his toughest challenge.  Adesanya earned a dominant victory and claimed the performance of the night bonus. Given Costa’s immense frame and record, fans did not expect such a one-sided fight. However, the champion put on a clinic to display why he was the best in the world at his weight class. He poked fun at the recent social media call-outs and seemingly dismissed the proposed rematch. He said, “Everybody want to see that, no time to jokes.”  Israel Adesanya compares Paulo Costa to Vettori and Gastelum ‘The Last Stylebender’ broke down his thoughts on the way Costa had approached the call out....
    DONALD Trump coughed on live TV as he revealed plans to hold a rally in Florida as soon as Saturday night, mere hours after the White House doctor said he'd be "safe" to attend public events by then. The president appeared on Sean Hannity Thursday night saying he and his campaign staff are looking to hold a rally in Florida Saturday night, saying he is virtually "virus-free" and claims there are no traces of the coronavirus in him, just seconds before he coughs on air. 6Donald Trump's White House doctor said the president could go back to holding public events as soon as SaturdayCredit: AFP or licensors "We want to do a rally in Florida," Trump told Hannity during a live telephone interview. "And then we might come back and do one in Pennsylvania." Trump gave credit to the Regeneron experimental drug that he claims allowed him to leave the...
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