Could Oleksandr Usyk Defeat Tyson Fury? Usyk Seems To Believe So.

By: Sean Crose One of the biggest issues facing anyone who writes about the fight game is the desire to speculate. We all have would-be fights that stoke our curiosity. There has to be a good reason, though, to actually write about potential future attractions. And having a world titlist speak in a less than favorable light about another world titlist is one of those reasons. Although he didn't outright slam WBC and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titlist Oleksandr Usyk didn't come across recently as being overly impressed with the man called "They Gypsy King," either. One thing is certain - while speaking to The Sun recently, Usyk, who just weeks ago defeated Anthony Joshua in uber-impressive fashion to win his title belts - presented himself as the picture of confidence. "Before my Joshua fight everyone was saying that I haven’t got a single chance to win and beat Joshua," said the Ukrainian multi-division titlist. "I used to hear those types of things throughout my life, but I am capable of beating Fury because I’m not boasting that I can just punish and beat every boxer in the world, but I just go to the gym and do my job." So, could Usyk see a fight between himself and Fury actually going down? "Yes, of course," he said. "I do regard this fight a huge one. I see him as a very good fighter, good athlete, he talks a lot, he has a tongue." Usyk then took a swipe at the towering Englishman. "He claims he’s the king of the kings," Usyk said of Fury, "but it’s only he who thinks that. That’s what I can say about him." Not the worst words Usyk could utter about the man, but certainly words that are worth noting. Usyk, it seems, isn't going to view Fury in awe - even after Fury's thunderous performance against Deontay Wilder earlier this month. Of course Usyk first has to get past Anthony Joshua before any fight with Fury is even discussed with serious interest. He may have beaten Joshua skillfully in September, but Joshua has been defeated soundly before, only to perform successfully in a rematch. Also worth noting is the fact that all eyes were on a Joshua fight with Fury or Wilder before the surprise loss to Usyk came about. In a sport where it seems anything can happen, looking past any single opponent can be a dangerous thing for a fighter to do. The post Could Oleksandr Usyk Defeat Tyson Fury? Usyk Seems To Believe So. appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Could Oleksandr Usyk Defeat Tyson Fury? Usyk Seems To Believe So.

By: Sean Crose

One of the biggest issues facing anyone who writes about the fight game is the desire to speculate. We all have would-be fights that stoke our curiosity. There has to be a good reason, though, to actually write about potential future attractions. And having a world titlist speak in a less than favorable light about another world titlist is one of those reasons. Although he didn't outright slam WBC and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titlist Oleksandr Usyk didn't come across recently as being overly impressed with the man called "They Gypsy King," either.

One thing is certain - while speaking to The Sun recently, Usyk, who just weeks ago defeated Anthony Joshua in uber-impressive fashion to win his title belts - presented himself as the picture of confidence. "Before my Joshua fight everyone was saying that I haven’t got a single chance to win and beat Joshua," said the Ukrainian multi-division titlist. "I used to hear those types of things throughout my life, but I am capable of beating Fury because I’m not boasting that I can just punish and beat every boxer in the world, but I just go to the gym and do my job."

So, could Usyk see a fight between himself and Fury actually going down? "Yes, of course," he said. "I do regard this fight a huge one. I see him as a very good fighter, good athlete, he talks a lot, he has a tongue." Usyk then took a swipe at the towering Englishman. "He claims he’s the king of the kings," Usyk said of Fury, "but it’s only he who thinks that. That’s what I can say about him." Not the worst words Usyk could utter about the man, but certainly words that are worth noting. Usyk, it seems, isn't going to view Fury in awe - even after Fury's thunderous performance against Deontay Wilder earlier this month.

Of course Usyk first has to get past Anthony Joshua before any fight with Fury is even discussed with serious interest. He may have beaten Joshua skillfully in September, but Joshua has been defeated soundly before, only to perform successfully in a rematch. Also worth noting is the fact that all eyes were on a Joshua fight with Fury or Wilder before the surprise loss to Usyk came about. In a sport where it seems anything can happen, looking past any single opponent can be a dangerous thing for a fighter to do.

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Floyd Mayweather Defends The NBA’s Kyrie Irving In Video: “A Free Man Makes His Own Choices.”

By: Sean Crose "Choice is defined as an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. America gave us the choice to take the vaccine or not take the vaccine. As time moves on, that choice is gradually being stripped from us." These words above, from retired boxing star Floyd Mayweather, will undoubtedly please some and rankle others. In a sense, then, the statement is classic Mayweather. Only it isn't, for the fighter known as Money rarely if ever weighs in on hot button social/political issues. This time, however, things appear to be different. Widely regarded as the best fighter of his generation, Mayweather addressed Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets, who refuses to get vaccinated and appears to be willing to pay the price. "The NBA does not require players to be vaccinated," CNN writes, "but Irving is not eligible to play in home games because of coronavirus regulations in New York." This rule - as it regards Irving - brought about a protest Sunday at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center, where the Nets play. Supporters of Irving - or at least his decision - "scaled barricades and pushed toward the doors." The Center briefly locked down. https://twitter.com/i/status/1452726098878361601 "Kyrie, what's up?" Mayweather, said in an accompanying video. "I know you're going through a lot. We had a chance to hang out in 2016 when you represented America, when you represented the red white and blue. "You only want to be treated fair." The video, which was in black and white, saw Mayweather in a cap and winter coat, appearing sometimes to read from a statement off his cell phone. "America is the land of the free: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and supposedly freedom to choose," Mayweather continued. "Never be controlled by money. I respect you for having some integrity and being your own man." Mayweather then went on to address the matter of vaccine mandates. "A free mind makes his own choices and a slave mind follows the crowd," he claimed. "Stand for something or fall for anything. One man can lead a revolution to stand up and fight for what's right. One choice, one word, one action, can change the world." Mayweather wrapped the video up by once again addressing Irving directly. "It's crazy how people hate you for being a leader. I hope your actions encourage many others to stand up and say enough is enough. Respect for you, Kyrie," he concluded, "and power to the people." The post Floyd Mayweather Defends The NBA’s Kyrie Irving In Video: “A Free Man Makes His Own Choices.” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Floyd Mayweather Defends The NBA’s Kyrie Irving In Video: “A Free Man Makes His Own Choices.”

By: Sean Crose

"Choice is defined as an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. America gave us the choice to take the vaccine or not take the vaccine. As time moves on, that choice is gradually being stripped from us."

These words above, from retired boxing star Floyd Mayweather, will undoubtedly please some and rankle others. In a sense, then, the statement is classic Mayweather. Only it isn't, for the fighter known as Money rarely if ever weighs in on hot button social/political issues. This time, however, things appear to be different.

Widely regarded as the best fighter of his generation, Mayweather addressed Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets, who refuses to get vaccinated and appears to be willing to pay the price. "The NBA does not require players to be vaccinated," CNN writes, "but Irving is not eligible to play in home games because of coronavirus regulations in New York." This rule - as it regards Irving - brought about a protest Sunday at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center, where the Nets play. Supporters of Irving - or at least his decision - "scaled barricades and pushed toward the doors." The Center briefly locked down.

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"Kyrie, what's up?" Mayweather, said in an accompanying video. "I know you're going through a lot. We had a chance to hang out in 2016 when you represented America, when you represented the red white and blue. "You only want to be treated fair." The video, which was in black and white, saw Mayweather in a cap and winter coat, appearing sometimes to read from a statement off his cell phone. "America is the land of the free: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and supposedly freedom to choose," Mayweather continued. "Never be controlled by money. I respect you for having some integrity and being your own man."

Mayweather then went on to address the matter of vaccine mandates. "A free mind makes his own choices and a slave mind follows the crowd," he claimed. "Stand for something or fall for anything. One man can lead a revolution to stand up and fight for what's right. One choice, one word, one action, can change the world."

Mayweather wrapped the video up by once again addressing Irving directly. "It's crazy how people hate you for being a leader. I hope your actions encourage many others to stand up and say enough is enough. Respect for you, Kyrie," he concluded, "and power to the people."

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