Michael Hunter On Tyson Fury: “He Wasn’t Doing Too Well In The Gym”

By: Hans Themistode The boxing world was immediately left deflated when the news broke. With Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder set to settle the score on July 24th, fans were forced to wait as it was revealed that Fury contracted COVID-19. While many of the WBC/Ring Magazine’s fans wished him a speedy recovery, heavyweight contender Michael Hunter raised a suspicious eyebrow to the entire event. Having spent plenty of time in training camp with Fury as he prepared for Wilder, Hunter was given an up-close seat to what took place behind the scenes. Although many regard the British native as the best heavyweight in the world, Hunter was left unimpressed with what he witnessed behind closed doors. “He wasn’t doing too well in the gym,” said Hunter during an interview with FightHype.com. There’s been an ongoing belief from team Wilder that Fury simply wasn’t ready to face him in the ring. The two originally faced off in February of 2020 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. While many were expecting a close contest, Fury bullied Wilder to the tune of two knockdowns and a subsequent stoppage win in the seventh round. Since then, Wilder has been hard at work as he looks to regain his world title with new head trainer, Malik Scott. Their contest has officially been rescheduled and is set to take place on October 9th. Wilder, 35, has unapologetically called out Fury and believes both he and his team are flat out lying about contracting the virus. “Yo bro Malik Scott, say it ain’t so,” said Wilder on his Instagram account. “Not the COVID-19 lie. They’re going to hell for that one. Oct 9th, can not come any faster.” Despite Wilder’s claims, Hunter won’t go as far as to say that the British native is lying. However, he is a bit incredulous about the entire turn of events. “He wasn't doing too well in the gym but not enough to call the fight off. To me, it was kind of funny because the first day they said somebody on his team got COVID and then the next thing we heard was Tyson got COVID so I thought it was a little fishy.” The post Michael Hunter On Tyson Fury: “He Wasn’t Doing Too Well In The Gym” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Michael Hunter On Tyson Fury: “He Wasn’t Doing Too Well In The Gym”

By: Hans Themistode

The boxing world was immediately left deflated when the news broke.

With Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder set to settle the score on July 24th, fans were forced to wait as it was revealed that Fury contracted COVID-19. While many of the WBC/Ring Magazine’s fans wished him a speedy recovery, heavyweight contender Michael Hunter raised a suspicious eyebrow to the entire event.

Having spent plenty of time in training camp with Fury as he prepared for Wilder, Hunter was given an up-close seat to what took place behind the scenes. Although many regard the British native as the best heavyweight in the world, Hunter was left unimpressed with what he witnessed behind closed doors.

“He wasn’t doing too well in the gym,” said Hunter during an interview with FightHype.com.

There’s been an ongoing belief from team Wilder that Fury simply wasn’t ready to face him in the ring. The two originally faced off in February of 2020 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. While many were expecting a close contest, Fury bullied Wilder to the tune of two knockdowns and a subsequent stoppage win in the seventh round.

Since then, Wilder has been hard at work as he looks to regain his world title with new head trainer, Malik Scott. Their contest has officially been rescheduled and is set to take place on October 9th.

Wilder, 35, has unapologetically called out Fury and believes both he and his team are flat out lying about contracting the virus.

“Yo bro Malik Scott, say it ain’t so,” said Wilder on his Instagram account. “Not the COVID-19 lie. They’re going to hell for that one. Oct 9th, can not come any faster.”

Despite Wilder’s claims, Hunter won’t go as far as to say that the British native is lying. However, he is a bit incredulous about the entire turn of events.

“He wasn't doing too well in the gym but not enough to call the fight off. To me, it was kind of funny because the first day they said somebody on his team got COVID and then the next thing we heard was Tyson got COVID so I thought it was a little fishy.”

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By: Sean Crose "PSM (Paradigm Sports Management) never intended to arrange a bout between Pacquiao and McGregor." So reads a Manny Pacquiao complaint that was submitted to the state court of California on Friday. "PSM never secured any of the many endorsement deals it claimed were ‘lined up,'" the complaint - obtained by Yahoo - continues. "And PSM never intended to advance the full USD $4 million to Pacquiao." This all has to do, of course, with a legal battle between the legendary fighter and Paradigm. Pacquiao teamed with the sports management company last autumn. “Verified,” Pacquiao wrote on Instagram at the time. “Excited to have officially partnered with @paradigmsports. Grateful for the support of my family, team, and fans as I continue my professional boxing journey. Big things coming! Stay tuned!” T Matters have clearly fallen apart since then. There were whispers at the time that Pacquiao was getting himself one step closer to facing Conor McGregor in the ring by signing with Paradigm, who represents the UFC Star. According to Friday's complaint, Pacquiao believed as much himself (McGregor has openly spoken to the media of his desire to box Pacquiao). Ultimately, however, it appears Paradigm wanted Pacquiao to face Mikey Garcia. Pacquiao, meanwhile, signed to fight Errol Spence in a hugely anticipated welterweight title matchup set to go down in late August. Paradigm then went ahead and sued Pacqiuao. And now Pacquiao has responded with a cross complaint. According to Yahoo, Paradigm alleges Pacquiao has already received a large sum of money from the company, and hasn't planned on returning it, despite the fact that he's now fighting Spence. Paradigm attorney Judd Burstein told Yahoo that Pacquiao "has $3.3 million and he thinks he’s entitled to keep it. It’s outrageous. He screwed us up completely with these financiers. But after all of that, he kept changing his mind and then he wanted $5 million regardless if he ever fought.” Pacquiao argues that he's not gotten as much money as expected. It appears the matter ultimately comes down to whether or not Paradigm had truly convinced Pacquiao they would arrange a fight with McGregor. Since Pacquiao's signing with Paradign, McGregor has lost two in a row in the octagon to Dustin Poirier. “Pacquiao’s primary motivation for signing with PSM was their purported ability to set a very lucrative ‘mega-fight’ between Pacquiao and PSM’s star client, McGregor,” Pacquiao's complaint reads. “But McGregor’s obligations to fight Poirier twice before ever getting a chance to fight Pacquiao would have made the arrangement far too risky for Pacquiao to agree to." Things such as this are never good news for fight fans, though matters may be worse than imagined. World Boxing News is reporting that Paradigm has filed an injunction to keep the Spence-Pacquiao bout from happening. The post Paradigm Sports Management Files Injunction To Halt Pacquiao-Spence Fight appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Paradigm Sports Management Files Injunction To Halt Pacquiao-Spence Fight

By: Sean Crose

"PSM (Paradigm Sports Management) never intended to arrange a bout between Pacquiao and McGregor." So reads a Manny Pacquiao complaint that was submitted to the state court of California on Friday. "PSM never secured any of the many endorsement deals it claimed were ‘lined up,'" the complaint - obtained by Yahoo - continues. "And PSM never intended to advance the full USD $4 million to Pacquiao."

This all has to do, of course, with a legal battle between the legendary fighter and Paradigm. Pacquiao teamed with the sports management company last autumn. “Verified,” Pacquiao wrote on Instagram at the time. “Excited to have officially partnered with @paradigmsports. Grateful for the support of my family, team, and fans as I continue my professional boxing journey. Big things coming! Stay tuned!”

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Matters have clearly fallen apart since then. There were whispers at the time that Pacquiao was getting himself one step closer to facing Conor McGregor in the ring by signing with Paradigm, who represents the UFC Star. According to Friday's complaint, Pacquiao believed as much himself (McGregor has openly spoken to the media of his desire to box Pacquiao). Ultimately, however, it appears Paradigm wanted Pacquiao to face Mikey Garcia.

Pacquiao, meanwhile, signed to fight Errol Spence in a hugely anticipated welterweight title matchup set to go down in late August. Paradigm then went ahead and sued Pacqiuao. And now Pacquiao has responded with a cross complaint. According to Yahoo, Paradigm alleges Pacquiao has already received a large sum of money from the company, and hasn't planned on returning it, despite the fact that he's now fighting Spence.

Paradigm attorney Judd Burstein told Yahoo that Pacquiao "has $3.3 million and he thinks he’s entitled to keep it. It’s outrageous. He screwed us up completely with these financiers. But after all of that, he kept changing his mind and then he wanted $5 million regardless if he ever fought.” Pacquiao argues that he's not gotten as much money as expected.

It appears the matter ultimately comes down to whether or not Paradigm had truly convinced Pacquiao they would arrange a fight with McGregor. Since Pacquiao's signing with Paradign, McGregor has lost two in a row in the octagon to Dustin Poirier. “Pacquiao’s primary motivation for signing with PSM was their purported ability to set a very lucrative ‘mega-fight’ between Pacquiao and PSM’s star client, McGregor,” Pacquiao's complaint reads. “But McGregor’s obligations to fight Poirier twice before ever getting a chance to fight Pacquiao would have made the arrangement far too risky for Pacquiao to agree to."

Things such as this are never good news for fight fans, though matters may be worse than imagined. World Boxing News is reporting that Paradigm has filed an injunction to keep the Spence-Pacquiao bout from happening.

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