Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury revealed his next fight date via social media on Saturday and confirmed his plan that the upcoming event was to be his London homecoming bout.
“Hi, this is Tyson Fury, aka The Gypsy King. And, just like to announce that I’m definitely fighting December the 5th in London in the UK. Opponent to be announced very, very soon. Just working on some opponents. Let you all know who it’s gonna be shortly. Watch this space. Return of the mac.”
You can watch the video of Fury’s “big announcement” below.
Big announcement The Gypsyking is back in Uk 🇬🇧 December 5 London opponent tbc
Can’t wait to get back in the ring and get back to what I do best. 🥊
Tyson Fury TKO’s Deontay Wilder for heavyweight title | FULL HIGHLIGHTS | PBC ON FOXTyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder for the WBC Heavyweight Championship with a 7th round TKO. Fury was aggressive from the start, and never relented as he put Wilder on the canvas twice during the fight, before Wilder’s corner eventually threw in the towel.
While Fury’s next opponent has not yet been revealed, former title challenger Carlos Takam has emerged as the most likely candidate for the fight.
Fury is one of boxing’s biggest superstars, but he hasn’t fought since the pandemic began.
His return to the ring is vital to the sport of boxing as the year closes.
Fury Receives High Praise From MMA Champ
In an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, undefeated MMA champion Khabib Nurmagomedov doled out high praise for boxing’s lineal heavyweight champion ahead of his own high-level fight at UFC 254 against a stalwart opponent, Justin Gaethje.
Khabib asks, “Tyson Fury … Why he become big?”
The UFC star continued, “He take fight Klitschko–he beat him. … Then he fight Wilder–draw. Then again he fight Wilder … but he come and smash him … dominate him.”
“That’s why he become big. You have to take challenge,” the UFC lightweight champion concluded.
Fury, 32, is boxing’s WBC, The Ring, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and lineal heavyweight champion. He was thought to be on the way to a contractually obligated rematch with Wilder before that fight passed by during the pandemic.
Now, Fury is planning to make a title defense at the end of this year in order to set up a massive fight against unified champ Anthony Joshua.
Fury vs. Joshua is one of the biggest and most hotly anticipated fights that can be made in boxing.
Who would win? Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua ? pic.twitter.com/8Y8eJgi6QB
Joshua is also on his way to defending his titles before the end of the year. The 31-year-old is set to fight former title challenge Kubrat Pulev on December 12.
Assuming both Fury and Joshua win their next bouts (both will be heavy favorites on the betting market), Fury vs. Joshua could happen during the early part of next year.
The winner of that fight would crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis accomplished the feat 20 years ago.
For more information about how all that works, read Heavy’s complete guide to pro boxing’s championship system.
‘Biggest Fight Ever in British Boxing’?
Fury vs. Joshua has been tabbed by some as the “biggest fight ever in British boxing” because it would be the first time two fighters from England would battle it out to become boxing’s undisputed heavyweight champion.
Indeed, it took almost a full century for Lennox Lewis to become the next heavyweight champion to hail from Great Britain after Bob Fitzsimmons accomplished the feat in 1897.
Lewis picked up his first belt in 1992. By 1999, Lewis had claimed all three major championship belts offered by the WBA, WBC and IBF.
So two fighters from the birthplace of modern boxing duking it out for the most coveted prize in boxing would be a massive spectacle unlike any in history.
Fury and Joshua have to win their next fights to help make it happen, but the path is now clearer than ever before.
Maria Sharapova Gives a Sarcastic Reply to Mardy Fish About Gifting Him a Porsche
The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2021, popularly known as the WTA Stuttgart Open, will be taking place soon. Interestingly, Maria Sharapova is promoting the tournament since she is the brand ambassador of Porsche.
Hilarious as always, former tennis player Mardy Fish asked Maria Sharapova if he could get a Porsche from her on Twitter. Interestingly, the 5-time Grand Slam champion came up with a witty reply.
“Yes. I’d be happy to help you with the purchase,” said Sharapova sarcastically in response.
Sharapova didn’t deny Fish a Porsche but instead agreed to help him with the purchase. Some fans are even suspecting that Sharapova might gift a Porsche to her fellow countryman.
Sharapova has been working as the brand ambassador for Porsche since 2013. Thus, she often promotes its events across many social media platforms. She reminded the fans that even though the WTA Stuttgart Open 2021 is happening in the closed stadium this year, they can still watch it from the safety of their homes.
The tournament will begin on April 19, 2021, and will run till April 25, 2021.
Maria Sharapova at the WTA Stuttgart Open 2021
Sharapova has won the Stuttgart Open title three times in her career. Stunningly, she won the title for three consecutive years in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
In 2012, she led a tough campaign but managed to win the title by defeating Victoria Azarenka in the final. Next year, she thrashed Li Na to win her second back-to-back title. The final match against Caroline Wozniacki in 2014 was probably her toughest, where she made an incredible comeback after losing the first set to clinch her third title.
Only Martina Navratilova and Tracy Austin have won the title on more occasions than Sharapova. Navratilova won it six times while Austin won the initial four editions of the tournament. However, before 2006, the Porsche Grand Prix used to take place in Filderstadt instead of Stuttgart.
Fans got quite disappointed when Sharapova retired suddenly in 2020. They believe that she still has a lot of tennis left in her and can make a comeback. Will Sharapova return to the court?
‘Suffered a lot’: Roger Federer’s startling confession about wife
Roger Federer has opened up about wife Mirka in a revealing insight into the most famous WAG in world tennis.
Roger and Mirka are arguably the most-loved couple in tennis, with fans swooning over their relationship.
Mirka was a budding tennis player before meeting Roger at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, before a number of debilitating injuries forced her to retire.
“My wife Mirka has suffered a lot due to her physical problems,” Federer said in an interview with Ringier.
“Her career ended very early and I myself advised her to end that pain.
“I told her as if it were the simplest thing in the world.
“Looking back on it today, I get a weird feeling. I am still playing tournaments at 40 and I find it difficult to stop.”
Federer also revealed a funny anecdote about when Mirka called him in the middle of a match.
“She once phoned me while I was in the middle of a game,” he recalled.
“She had completely forgotten that I was playing.
“This is exactly what I like about her. When we are in a tournament, she is 100% involved, while at home she is free from all thoughts.”
Roger and Mirka have been married since 2009 and have two sets of twins together – Myla and Charlene and Leo and Lenny.
After retiring from tennis in 2002, Mirka went on to serve as Federer’s manager for a brief period before having children.
Mirka and the kids are often spotted courtside at Federer’s matches, cheering on the Swiss legend.
Meanwhile, Federer will almost certainly miss the Australian Open for the second year in a row, with the Swiss maestro said to be recovering slowly from a third knee surgery in 18 months.
Federer’s long-time coach Ivan Ljubicic has played down fears the tennis world has seen the last of the 20-times grand slam champion, who turned 40 in August.
Federer has played just 13 matches in 2021 and not one since suffering a straight-sets quarter-final loss to Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon in July.
The six-time Open champion’s latest four-month lay-off comes after he spent a year on the sidelines following his record-setting 15th semi-final appearance at Melbourne Park in 2020.
“Roger Federer is very unlikely to play the Australian Open,” Ljubicic told Sky Sport TV on Sunday.
“He is 40 and doesn’t recover as fast as before. But he wants to compete again and won’t retire all of a sudden.
“We will be able to see Roger again next year. I don’t know when exactly, but he is undergoing rehabilitation. He is recovering slowly, he is not in a hurry.”
The veteran superstar was still on crutches when he made a surprise appearance courtside at the Laver Cup in Boston in late September.
“Given that he was still on crutches, I doubt we’d see him here because he needs a longer prep to get ready for a grand slam than what he’s going to be able to have,” Australian doubles great turned commentator Todd Woodbridge told AAP.
Federer contested a record 21 successive Opens from 2000 to 2020 and boasts a remarkable 102-15 win-loss record at the tournament.
EMINEM’S CONVICTED BURGLAR IS BACK ON THE PROWL BEATING DOWN SECURITY GUARDS
Matthew David Hughes, the man who broke into homes looking for Eminem multiple times in an effort to kill him back in 2020, is once again in legal trouble.
Hughes was originally charged with first-degree home invasion and malicious destruction of property but pleaded no contest to second-degree home invasion in exchange for the former charges being dropped.
Hughes pleaded guilty in Macomb County Circuit Court on Monday (November 22) for failing to show up for his probation appointment on September 30. According to court records, he also pleaded not guilty to assaulting the security guard. Following his sentencing, his attorney Richard Glanda said he didn’t know where Hughes would be residing considering he was reportedly homeless upon being arrested.
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The man known to be Eminem’s stalker was originally sentenced to five years probation after serving 524 days in jail for breaking into the Detroit rap star Clinton Township house in April 2020 and threatening to kill him. Eminem allegedly woke up to Hughes towering over his bed and escorted him out of his house where a security guard restrained him until police arrived.
Hughes is currently being held in the county jail on $10,000 bond. He’s scheduled to be sentenced on December 15 for his parole violation.
Drake once had a similar stalking-related situation happen to him, when a knife-wielding woman was arrested in March for trying to break into his Toronto estate. She allegedly struck a security guard with a metal pipe when trying to gain access to the property.