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Tyson Fury warns Dillian Whyte he ‘won’t get very far’ suing WBC over mandatory title fight amid coronavirus crisis



tyson fury warns dillian whyte he wont get very far suing wbc over mandatory title fight amid coronavirus crisis

TYSON FURY believes Dillian Whyte “won’t get very far” in suing WBC over his mandatory title fight due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Body Snatcher has taken legal action against the WBC after the Gypsy King agreed to fight Anthony Joshua.

 Dillian Whyte's legal battle against WBC 'won't get very far' says Tyson Fury


Dillian Whyte’s legal battle against WBC ‘won’t get very far’ says Tyson Fury

Fury, 31, is the current holder of the WBC heavyweight belt, with Whyte his mandatory challenger.

But ever since Fury won the title, beating Deontay Wilder in February, there has been only talk of a third fight with the American and an all-British unification showdown with Joshua.

Last week, it was confirmed talks were progressing smoothly between AJ and Fury’s camps – with two fights agreed between the pair for 2021.

But Whyte, 32, has been left fuming after being overlooked yet again, seeking advice on his legal standpoint.

However, in reaction to Whyte suing, Fury told Behind The Gloves: “He won’t go very far with suing because everything has been put on hold, hasn’t it?.

“It’s like the world has been put on hold, so everything has got move along with the holdback.

“I was supposed to fight [Wilder] in July, but that’s not happening now. I’m not going to sue from it because it’s the pandemic, and obviously, I won’t get anywhere, and I’m sure his lawyers know what they’re doing.”

Fury thinks Whyte will not get his title shot before he takes on AJ, and he insists he is not worried over any legal row and is only focused on “staying fit and active” throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

He added: “Whoever is available at the time, you have to fight.


“These fights with Wilder, Joshua, and Whyte, they’re all a million miles away anyway. So I’m not thinking about them much at the moment.

“I’m thinking about staying fit and active. There’s not much I can do about anything because, at the moment, I’m signed to face Deontay Wilder. I know he’s not going to not take the fight.

“He has to take the fight because it’s the biggest available money for him.

“Anything can happen in that fight. If he knocks me out, then there is no rematch clause again, and then he’ll probably have to fight Dillian Whyte or Joshua or whatever.

“We can only take one fight at a time. Although I’m very confident in my ability, I’m not Houdini. I can’t see the future. I can’t see who’s going to fight next or whatever.

“As for Dillian Whyte, they all want to fight at the moment, but there is no fight.

“We all know there are no fights, so it’s not even a possibility if we wanted to. It’s not going to happen.”

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman recently stated Whyte would get his shot by February 2021.


However, that looks unlikely due to Top Rank promoter Bob Arum’s desire to stage Fury vs Wilder III on December 26.

That would leave the winner with only a matter of weeks before defending against Whyte.

Whyte beat Oscar Rivas by decision last July in a WBC title eliminator to become the mandatory challenger.

Meanwhile, Arum believes one way around the mess would be for the WBC to make Fury its “franchise champion”.

WBC introduced a new rule in 2018 that upgrades certain big-name world title holders to this status which allows the fighter to have various privileges, including a lack of mandatory challengers.

Canelo Alvarez was made the “franchise” middleweight champion and his mandatory Jermall Charlo became the regular champion.

And Vasyl Lomachenko was named “franchise” lightweight champion with his mandatory Devin Haney becoming the regular champion.

That means the WBC can still charge sanctioning fees to two fighters in the same division, with both being able to claim to be world champions and the star one not having to face his mandatory.

Arum said: “Nobody’s asking the WBC to make Tyson Fury a ‘franchise’ champion, but if Dillian Whyte pursues this idea of fighting Tyson Fury before he fought Wilder again and then Joshua, that would be the way I think the WBC would go.”

“The public is not stupid, the public knows who’s the champion. Particularly now when we’ve had this period where we haven’t had fights, I think we’ve gotta do the right thing.

“And the right thing is to do the fights that really appeal to the public.”

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Cox and Kirby at it again as Supremacy impresses in Middle Park – Majestic Dawn springs 40-1 Cambridgeshire shock




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CLIVE Cox and Adam Kirby were at it again as Supremacy stole the show in the Group 1 Middle Park.

The trainer-jockey duo have enjoyed a brilliant season on the big stage and their latest sprinting star blew their rivals away at a gusty Newmarket.

A smile from Kirby - Supremacy is the next sprinting star to roll off the Cox production line


A smile from Kirby – Supremacy is the next sprinting star to roll off the Cox production lineCredit: PA:Press Association

Quick out the stalls, Kirby took Supremacy to the front and it was a case of catch me if you can.

Kirby got the fractions spot on as only favourite Lucky Vega managed to put up a real challenge.

But Supremacy held on to win at 13-2 by half-a-length from the Irish raider, with Minzaal back in third.

The likes of Golden Horde, Harry Angel and Lethal Force have all thrived under Cox and Supremacy looks to be the latest star to emerge from the Lambourn yard.

Cox smiled: “He’s a complete speedball and likes to get on with it.

“Adam’s ridden him beautifully, he got it spot on and I’m delighted with how he saw that out.

“But I’m really excited for next year too. I think he’s got more strengthening and growing to do over winter and he’s just pure class.”

Sprinting will be his game next season and the bookies made him an 8-1 shot for the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, a race Cox won this year with Golden Horde.

He added: “I don’t think we’ll be stretching him out anymore next year. We only need to polish what we’ve got.

“He’s got that speed. We realised at Goodwood that the best way to ride him was like that.

“I’m not sure why he was overlooked in this today. People have short memories don’t they!

“We’ve had a tremendous season, especially with the two-year-old crop as they have been amazing.

“Any winner is special, but that feeling of standing on that stand, even though there wasn’t a huge crowd around us, it was still extremely satisfying.”

Majestic Dawn sprung a 40-1 shock in the Cambridgeshire under an emotional Paul Hanagan.

After nearly quitting following a broken back suffered in a fall last February, he partnered Oliver and Paul Cole’s horse to his first big race win since returning last month.

Hanagan said: “I’m lost for words.

“It was a long road back to fitness, so this is special. I owe the comeback to so many people.

“I don’t think you’ll see many Cambridgeshires won like that!

“We got the rail, he was a little bit keen, so I took him away. After that I just needed to point him.”

Earlier on the card, Alcohol Free landed a touch in the Group 1 Cheveley Park for the Andrew Balding-Oisin Murphy team.

Well-backed late into 7-2, she travelled brilliantly under the Champion Jockey and saw off challenges from all corners.

Favourite Miss Amulet ran into second but Balding’s brave decision to jump from a defeat in a Group 3 to a Group 1 paid off.

He said: “That was great. We’ll put her away for the season now and hope to step her up in trip next season. She should get a mile.”

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Real Betis vs Real Madrid LIVE SCORE: Benzema smashes visitors back level – stream, TV, La Liga latest updates




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52, Benzema… RATTLES THE BAR!

It’s still shaking I thinking.

Brilliant touch to bring down a cross from the left and he lashed his shot goalwards from 12 yards.

It stayed hit, and cannoned straight off the underside of the bar, inches away from going over the line.

Replays show he might have been a tad offside.

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UFC 253 live stream FREE – Adesanya vs Costa: How to watch TONIGHT’S huge fight card without paying a penny




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UFC is back in Fight Island this weekend for a HUGE UFC 253 card.

Israel Adesanya vs fellow unbeaten star Paulo Costa headlines for the UFC middleweight title. And there is a way you can watch all of the action for FREE…

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When is UFC 253?

UFC 253 takes place THIS WEEKEND, on Saturday 26 September.

The card comes from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

What time is UFC 253?

The early prelims kick off from 11.30pm BST.

Then the prelims start at 1am and the main card from 3am.

Expect the main event of Adesanya vs Costa at around 6am UK time.

What TV channel and live stream is UFC 253 on?

UFC 253 will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 in the UK.

You can live stream it on BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers.

UFC’s Fight Pass app will be showing the early prelims.

In the US, it will be shown live on ESPN+.

How can I watch UFC 253 for FREE?

EE customers can get a free three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150.

You can then cancel the trial at any time.

 Both Adesanya (19-0) and Costa (13-0) go into the fight unbeaten


Both Adesanya (19-0) and Costa (13-0) go into the fight unbeaten

What is the full card?

Main card (from 3am UK time)

  • Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa – UFC middleweight title
  • Dominick Reyes vs Jan Blachowicz – Light Heavyweight
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs Zubaira Tukhugov – Featherweight
  • Kai Kara-France vs Brandon Royval – Flyweight
  • Ketien Vieira vs Sijara Eubanks – Women’s Bantamweight

Prelims (from 1am)

  • Diego Sanchez vs Jake Matthews – Welterweight
  • Brad Riddell vs Alex Da Silva – Lightweight
  • Shane Young vs Ludovit Klein – Featherweight
  • William Knight vs Aleksa Camur – Light Heavyweight

Early prelims (from 11.30pm)

  • Juan Espino vs Jeff Hughes – Heavyweight
  • Khadis Ibragimov vs Danilo Marques – Light Heavyweight

What have they said?

Adesanya: “He’s dumb and he walks forward and he throws shots.

“That’s what makes it really exciting, and that’s what I’m looking forward to. I’m looking forward to this big, inflated ignoramus, running up on me, trying to throw shots as I keep moving and sticking him.

“He’s not scared to walk forward and just throw, and he’s strong.”

Costa: “First of all, I think he’s a counter-striker.

“Everybody here saw when he fought Romero. If one guy doesn’t push him, he will not push out. He stood, the guy came for him.

“So I will try to push him, to bring him to the fight, but if he avoid the fight I will not chase him all the time. I will go back to the middle and cut the angles and try to make the fight happen.”

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