In this week’s Fight Talk we look at reports American terrific Floyd Mayweather has been approached by YouTuber Logan Paul to participate in an exhibit fight later this year.
We likewise discuss the heavyweight clash in between Briton Derek Chisora and Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk, while former heavyweight king Mike Tyson, 54, almost takes his coach’s head off in a training session prior to his fight with 51- year-old fellow American Roy Jones Jr in November.
Mayweather ‘approached’ to battle YouTuber Paul
Floyd Mayweather: One of the biggest and most gifted fighters we have actually ever seen, undefeated in 50 battles.
Logan Paul: A questionable YouTuber, lost his only professional bout.
Certainly the 2 would never, ever meet in the ring. That’s just ridiculous talk, right?
Erm, well, cash talks and according to TMZ, social networks star Paul, 25, has actually approached Mayweather, 43, about possibly battling in an exhibition bout later this year.
Paul lost his boxing debut against fellow social media star KSI in November. In regards to global interest, pay-per-view numbers and profits generated, it was a super-fight.
But it was also one which riled up boxing fanatics, with numerous sensation that two amateurs headlining a battle night was ill-mannered to the sport.
And while reports suggest Mayweather will most likely reject the proposal from Paul, fans are still far from pleased …
Usyk and Chisora to clash on 31 October
The coronavirus pandemic caused a big damage in world boxing and held off significant battles in2020 The heavyweight clash between Ukraine’s Usyk and Britain’s Chisora, initially set up for May, has actually now been validated for 31 October.
It will be an interesting match-up with 2 genuine characters of the sport. The undefeated Usyk attained everything he might in the cruiserweight department, winning all the belts. However there are still unpredictabilities over whether he can blend it with the huge boys of the heavyweight division.
Chisora is as experienced as they come and, fresh off success over Poland’s Artur Szpilka and Liverpool’s David Rate, is taking pleasure in a genuine golden duration towards the end of his profession.
Far from their in-ring abilities, the two fighters are pure box-office home entertainment.
Usyk has actually been sparring Briton Dave Allen, who is rather the joker himself. Allen was a little stunned by Usyk’s taste in music …
When he’s not busy belting out Just the Finest, Usyk posts videos on social media like this …
And today, Chisora – along with his supervisor David Haye – decided to reply with a video of his own …
You can be sure that the accumulation, news conferences and weigh-in for this battle will be unusual yet wonderful.
Iron Mike looking sharp
Sticking with the heavyweights, former world champion and perhaps among the most ferocious punchers to ever lace the gloves, Mike Tyson is continuing his preparations ahead of his ‘return’ exhibit bout.
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The 54- year-old, once understood as ‘the baddest man on the world’, will handle fellow American excellent Roy Jones Jr, 51, on 28 November.
There are lots of critics of Iron Mike’s go back to boxing 15 years on from his last bout, while others have actually got carried away and even suggested he could be a world champion once again.
But let’s simply overlook all that for a couple of seconds and appreciate the shape Tyson has actually got himself in and the method which he can still let loose that explosive best hook …
It’s a great job that coach Rafael Cordeiro has quite good reflexes.
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