Tyson Fury: ‘I’m The Last Person To Blame,’ For Covid Outbreak In Training Camp

By: Sean Crose "I couldn't have been more ready for next Saturday," lineal and WBC heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury has told the Daily Mail. "After that I'd have been just as ready to knock out Anthony Joshua in December." Fury was indeed supposed to meet Deontay Wilder for the third time in the ring this Saturday night in Vegas. The fight has been pushed back until October 9th, however, due to a Corona virus outbreak in Fury's camp. 'I'm the last person to blame,' Fury said of the outbreak. 'I don't have a large entourage, unlike most world champions with all their ass-licking hangers on. Since coming back into full time camp I hadn't been anywhere other than my new house here and the Top Rank gym. Nor had my team." Fury then went on to indicate he felt a sparring partner could have been responsible for bringing in Covid. 'The only people whose movements I couldn't completely control were my sparring partners, who change," he said. "They came in and out of the bubble and everyone knows this town is full of Covid. I suspect we caught it from one of them." Now, however, Fury insists that things are different. 'We will strictly control the access for sparring partners and increase testing," he said. "No masseur. No fitness coach. No dietician. Even my two brothers will have to wait to join me until fight week here in Vegas." Fury and Wilder first met in the ring in 2018. Fury seemed to be winning the fight entering the twelfth, but a thunderous Wilder shot sent Fury to the mat. To his lasting credit, Fury got up, but the bout was ultimately ruled a draw. They met again just over a year later. This time, however, Fury - who was now trained by Sugar Hill Steward - completely dominated his man, stopping Wilder in the seventh. Covid prevented a third fight from happening and it looked like Fury would be facing fellow titlist Anthony Joshua in August. An arbitrator, however, ruled that Fury would indeed have to face Wilder again by September. Now, however, the world will have to wait until October for Fury-Wilder 3 to become a fruition. "Mentally he's a broken man," Fury says of Wilder, who has proven to be no big fan. "I destroyed him last time in seven rounds and I will ruin him quicker next time. Inside five. He knows that if we fought ten times I would win ten times." The post Tyson Fury: ‘I’m The Last Person To Blame,’ For Covid Outbreak In Training Camp appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Tyson Fury:  ‘I’m The Last Person To Blame,’ For Covid Outbreak In Training Camp

By: Sean Crose

"I couldn't have been more ready for next Saturday," lineal and WBC heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury has told the Daily Mail. "After that I'd have been just as ready to knock out Anthony Joshua in December." Fury was indeed supposed to meet Deontay Wilder for the third time in the ring this Saturday night in Vegas. The fight has been pushed back until October 9th, however, due to a Corona virus outbreak in Fury's camp.

'I'm the last person to blame,' Fury said of the outbreak. 'I don't have a large entourage, unlike most world champions with all their ass-licking hangers on. Since coming back into full time camp I hadn't been anywhere other than my new house here and the Top Rank gym. Nor had my team." Fury then went on to indicate he felt a sparring partner could have been responsible for bringing in Covid.

'The only people whose movements I couldn't completely control were my sparring partners, who change," he said. "They came in and out of the bubble and everyone knows this town is full of Covid. I suspect we caught it from one of them." Now, however, Fury insists that things are different. 'We will strictly control the access for sparring partners and increase testing," he said. "No masseur. No fitness coach. No dietician. Even my two brothers will have to wait to join me until fight week here in Vegas."

Fury and Wilder first met in the ring in 2018. Fury seemed to be winning the fight entering the twelfth, but a thunderous Wilder shot sent Fury to the mat. To his lasting credit, Fury got up, but the bout was ultimately ruled a draw. They met again just over a year later. This time, however, Fury - who was now trained by Sugar Hill Steward - completely dominated his man, stopping Wilder in the seventh. Covid prevented a third fight from happening and it looked like Fury would be facing fellow titlist Anthony Joshua in August. An arbitrator, however, ruled that Fury would indeed have to face Wilder again by September. Now, however, the world will have to wait until October for Fury-Wilder 3 to become a fruition.

"Mentally he's a broken man," Fury says of Wilder, who has proven to be no big fan. "I destroyed him last time in seven rounds and I will ruin him quicker next time. Inside five. He knows that if we fought ten times I would win ten times."

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Joe Joyce Continues His Climb Up The Heavyweight Ladder Against Carlos Takam

By: Hector Franco This weekend at the Wembley Arena in London, rising heavyweight contender Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce (12-0, 11 KOs) will take on perennial journeyman Carlos Takam (39-5-1, 28 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round bout. Joyce, 35, is one of the many “super” heavyweights that have been a large part of this era, standing at 6’6 and at times weighing over 250 pounds for his fights. The man known as the Juggernaut, is best known for his amateur accomplishments, including a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, gold medals at the 2015 European games, and the 2014 Common Wealth games. The London, England native participated in three seasons of the World Series of Boxing, garnering a 14-2 record with seven knockouts. The only significant loss came against current heavyweight contender and former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. As a professional, Joyce has steadily raised his level of competition, having defeated former WBC heavyweight titleholder Bermane Stivene by sixth-round stoppage in February 2019. In the summer of 2019, Joyce defeated former heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings by unanimous decision. In his previous bout, Joyce faced fellow United Kingdom contender Daniel Dubois. After ten rounds of action and with Joyce down on two of the three judges' scorecards, the silver medalist knocked out Dubois with a left jab. Dubois took a knee and could not continue. It was later found out that Dubois suffered a fractured left eye socket. While Joyce’s opponent will be five years older than him at 40-years of age, Takam holds the edge in experience over the United Kingdom star. Out of the five losses in Takam’s career, four of the five have come against elite competition, such as Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin, Joseph Parker, and Derek Chisora. Since Takam’s latest defeat at the hands of Chisora in 2018, the Frenchman out of Cameroon has won four straight fights and fought twice in 2020. A victory over Takam for Joyce will keep him on the steady track towards a world title opportunity. Fans and pundits want to see if Joyce is closer to a Lennox Lewis or Tyson Fury rather than an Audley Harrison or David Price. At the very least, fans can expect a solid heavyweight battle in London on Saturday night. “I am in a good place; he’s in a good place,” Joyce said during a press conference. “We are going to have a car crash Saturday night. And I am going to win.” The post Joe Joyce Continues His Climb Up The Heavyweight Ladder Against Carlos Takam appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Joe Joyce Continues His Climb Up The Heavyweight Ladder Against Carlos Takam

By: Hector Franco

This weekend at the Wembley Arena in London, rising heavyweight contender Joe “Juggernaut” Joyce (12-0, 11 KOs) will take on perennial journeyman Carlos Takam (39-5-1, 28 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round bout.

Joyce, 35, is one of the many “super” heavyweights that have been a large part of this era, standing at 6’6 and at times weighing over 250 pounds for his fights. The man known as the Juggernaut, is best known for his amateur accomplishments, including a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, gold medals at the 2015 European games, and the 2014 Common Wealth games.

The London, England native participated in three seasons of the World Series of Boxing, garnering a 14-2 record with seven knockouts. The only significant loss came against current heavyweight contender and former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.

As a professional, Joyce has steadily raised his level of competition, having defeated former WBC heavyweight titleholder Bermane Stivene by sixth-round stoppage in February 2019. In the summer of 2019, Joyce defeated former heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings by unanimous decision.

In his previous bout, Joyce faced fellow United Kingdom contender Daniel Dubois. After ten rounds of action and with Joyce down on two of the three judges' scorecards, the silver medalist knocked out Dubois with a left jab. Dubois took a knee and could not continue.

It was later found out that Dubois suffered a fractured left eye socket.

While Joyce’s opponent will be five years older than him at 40-years of age, Takam holds the edge in experience over the United Kingdom star. Out of the five losses in Takam’s career, four of the five have come against elite competition, such as Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin, Joseph Parker, and Derek Chisora.

Since Takam’s latest defeat at the hands of Chisora in 2018, the Frenchman out of Cameroon has won four straight fights and fought twice in 2020.

A victory over Takam for Joyce will keep him on the steady track towards a world title opportunity. Fans and pundits want to see if Joyce is closer to a Lennox Lewis or Tyson Fury rather than an Audley Harrison or David Price.

At the very least, fans can expect a solid heavyweight battle in London on Saturday night.

“I am in a good place; he’s in a good place,” Joyce said during a press conference. “We are going to have a car crash Saturday night. And I am going to win.”

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