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Canelo Alvarez next fight: Golden Boy Promotions offer Billy Joe Saunders £6m to face Mexican in Las Vegas on May 2 – reports

Canelo Alvarez next fight: Golden Boy Promotions offer Billy Joe Saunders £6m to face Mexican in Las Vegas on May 2 – reports

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will face Billy Joe Saunders on May 2 after the Mexican’s promoters increased their offer to the Brit, according to reports.

Golden Boy Promotions have reportedly offered Saunders $7.75million (£6m) to put his WBO super-middleweight title on the line, with a deal reportedly nearing completion.

Four-weight world champion Canelo Alvarez will reportedly sign to face Billy Joe Saunders

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This means WBA ‘Super’ and Ring Magazine super-middleweight champion Callum Smith will be forced to look elsewhere as he targets legacy-defining fights at 168lbs.

According to Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, a deal is now nearing completion for Saunders to take on the Mexican on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

The 30-year-old has clamoured for a fight of this magnitude since winning the WBO belt at middleweight in 2015, targeting Canelo and Gennady Golovkin. In the summer of 2019, he confirmed he had left Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions in the hope of fighting either Canelo or Golovkin – with both men fighting on streaming service DAZN.

However, it seems as though he will finally get his opportunity to take on one of the very best pound-for-pound boxers on the planet, perhaps justifying his decision to link up with Eddie Hearn.

Sources: Golden Boy Promotions has increased its offer to Billy Joe Saunders to $7.75 million for a Canelo Alvarez fight on May 2 and a deal is nearing completion, but no agreement on money yet

— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) February 28, 2020

Saunders defended his WBO super-middleweight title on the KSI vs Logan Paul undercard

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It does mean fellow Matchroom Boxing fighter Smith must look elsewhere for an opponent, with unification fights now surely a priority.

Since dethroning George Groves in the final of the World Boxing Super Series in 2018, Smith has campaigned for fights against the very best in the world at super-middleweight.

With fellow champions Caleb Plant and David Benavidez seemingly set to fight one another to unify the division, the choices on offer to the 29-year-old seem to be limited.

Either he waits for a world title fight at his natural weight, or moves up to take on the killers at light-heavyweight.

The problem with that strategy is that the more lucrative fights are at 168lbs, with options in the division above seemingly more dangerous and less lucrative to a fighter in his prime such as ‘Mundo’.

After an unconvincing victory against mandatory contender John Ryder towards the end of last year, the Liverpudlian will surely be watching Canelo vs Saunders with bated breath as he awaits the winner.

— Read on talksport.com/sport/boxing/676397/canelo-alvarez-next-fight-golden-boy-promotions-value-worth-billy-joe-saunders/

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Wilder vs Fury 2 PPV buys estimated between 800-850k in North America, eclipsing Lewis vs Tyson in 2002 but falling short of Bob Arum’s hopes

Wilder vs Fury 2 PPV buys estimated between 800-850k in North America, eclipsing Lewis vs Tyson in 2002 but falling short of Bob Arum’s hopes

Tyson Fury’s victory over Deontay Wilder on Saturday night was watched by an audience of between 800,000-850,000 paying customers in North America, according to reports.

If these figures prove to be accurate, the main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena would have generated between $64m-$68million just through American PPV alone.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will get handsomely paid for their efforts on Saturday night

The ‘Gypsy King’ officially reclaimed his throne in Las Vegas by toppling long-standing WBC champion Wilder via seventh-round stoppage.

Despite hopes from Top Rank supremo Bob Arum, who said he would be ‘disappointed’ if PPV buys in the US was less than two million, it appears as though the official number will fall just short of one million.

According to The Athletic (as verified by Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix) the official figures will land in the region of 800,000-850,000 buys.

Privately, the senior figures of ESPN and Fox Sports hoped to achieve around 1 to 1.1 million PPV buys to just break even.

The Gypsy King dropped Wilder

However, they can take some solace in the fact the ESPN+ and Fox Sports apps over performed, while traditional cable did not.

The PPV figure was $79.99 in America, meaning 800k buys would equal roughly $64m. And if it is closer to the 850k mark, this equals around $68m.

Both fighters were reportedly set to pocket $25m each from the fight, regardless of PPV figures and would then get a percentage of the total accrued later on.

— Read on talksport.com/sport/boxing/675344/wilder-vs-fury-2-ppv-buys-north-america-bob-arum-lewis-vs-tyson-2002/

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Barcelona would have to pay more than £200m to sign Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane from Liverpool due to ‘Coutinho clause’

Barcelona would have to pay more than £200m to sign Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane from Liverpool due to ‘Coutinho clause’

Barcelona would have to pay Liverpool more than £200m to sign Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane due to a ‘Coutinho clause’.

The last time Liverpool did business with Barcelona was in January 2017 when Philippe Coutinho swapped Anfield for the Camp Nou in a £142m deal.

It looks unlikely that Salah or Mane will join Barcelona

Liverpool spent that money on Virgil van Dijk and Alisson who shored up their defence as Jurgen Klopp’s side won the Champions League and are now just four wins away from their first Premier League title.

After losing players such as Javier Mascherano and Luis Suarez to Barcelona, the Reds negotiated a deal during the sale of Coutinho that would force the Catalan giants to pay a premium over any other club hopeful of signing their star players, according to the Mirror.

Reports in Spain suggest the premium stands at £89m, meaning Barcelona would have to pay this on top of the agreed transfer fee.

Salah and Mane are in fine form so far this season, with the pair netting 28 goals between them and Transfermarkt estimates the value of them at £135m each, making them Liverpool’s two most expensive players.

So Barcelona would have to pay £225m with the premium applied to sign either one of Liverpool’s most prolific goal scorers who were part of a three-way tie for the Premier League golden boot last season with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Mane has been linked with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid but speaking to Norwegian broadcaster TV2 he revealed he loves life at Anfield.

He said: “I am very happy to be part of this great club and I enjoy it.m

“Hopefully I stay here forever. I’ve been to some clubs around the world, but Liverpool is unique. It’s like a family.

The clause is in play until the end of 2021, after which normal rules will apply and Barcelona will be looking to tempt Liverpool’s players to the Camp Nou again.

— Read on talksport.com/football/675212/barcelona-mohamed-salah-sadio-mane-liverpool/

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Deontay Wilder blames Tyson Fury defeat on ring walk COSTUME as he triggers rematch clause

Deontay Wilder blames Tyson Fury defeat on ring walk COSTUME as he triggers rematch clause.

  • Deontay Wilder lost his WBC heavyweight title to Tyson Fury on Saturday night
  • American was outclassed with his team throwing in the towel in round seven
  • He claims his 45-pound ring walk outfit played a significant role in the defeat
  • The former champion has also activated his rematch clause for a summer trilogy 

Deontay Wilder has laughably claimed the weight of his ring walk costume played a big role in his defeat by Tyson Fury – as he confirmed he will be triggering his rematch clause.

The American wore a black and red armoured body suit with a matching mask and crown as he made his way to the squared circle for his second bout with Fury at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

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Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury: We will make fight happen, says Frank Warren

Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury: We will make fight happen, says Frank Warren –

Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren says if fans want to see a unification fight with Anthony Joshua “we will make it happen”.

The British heavyweights now hold all of the division’s belts between them, after Fury, 31, beat Deontay Wilder, 34, on Sunday to claim the WBC title.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said on Monday that “this fight will happen”.

“Of course we want to see the fight,” Warren told BBC Sport. “We’ve been trying to make it for two years.”

“Hearn kept saying was it’s got to be 70/30 [the purse] in favour of AJ and so on and so fourth.

“The tables have turned now. I have no problem with 50/50. I think Tyson would deserve more but 50/50, no problem.

“This is about the boxers and more importantly the fans. If they want to see the fight we will make it happen.

“In the meantime Eddie Hearn is acting like the guy standing outside your house with his nose pressed up against the window and keeps spouting off about Tyson.”

— Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/boxing/51611934

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Deontay Wilder sends message to Anthony Joshua over unification fight hours before Tyson Fury rematch

Deontay Wilder sends message to Anthony Joshua over unification fight hours before Tyson Fury rematch

Wilder is fed up with Joshua (Picture: Getty)

Deontay Wilder hit out at Anthony Joshua on the eve of his showdown with Tyson Fury in Las Vegas.The WBC champion’s highly anticipated rematch with Fury is being billed as the unofficial clash to become the No.1 heavyweight in the division.

Joshua has insisted he wants to make an offer to the winner to stage an undisputed unification fight before the end of the year, but Wilder slammed his British rival for ducking him.‘Stop running from AJ?

I ain’t even going to comment on that on,’ Wilder said on Instagram on Friday night.‘Dude ain’t even talked about over here anymore. He’s off in the wind right now. As he should. He don’t want to fight nobody, bro.‘A lot of people ask me why haven’t I unified? It’s a simple question to ask, let’s think about it.Joshua wants to fight the winner of Fury vs Wilder (Picture: Getty)‘It’s easy, because I haven’t got the opportunity. All the other guys that had belts, what they do?‘They run somewhere else.

They run to an easy opponent. They won’t risk it.‘When you’ve got a guy with power in the heavyweight division and the division is based off power, I’m going to be the guy they least want to fight.Fight fans are struggling to pick a winner (Picture: Getty)‘They’re going to be a lot jugheads that call my name our, but they ain’t trying to fight me.’While Wilder is fed up with Joshua, the three-belt world champion is backing Fury to come out victorious in the rematch.‘I think Fury wins,’ Joshua predicted. ‘A man who nearly done it the first time won’t get it wrong the second time.’

— Read on metro.co.uk/2020/02/22/anthony-joshua-tyson-fury-fight-deontay-wilder-rematch-unification-12285353/

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Tyson Fury confirms he sustained injury at start of training camp ahead of Deontay Wilder rematch 🇬🇧🥊📰

Tyson Fury V Deontay Wilder update…

Tyson Fury confirms he sustained injury at start of training camp ahead of Deontay Wilder rematch

The Gypsy King is adamant his leg problems will not affect him on Saturday night.

Tyson Fury has confirmed that he did suffer an injury at the start of his training camp ahead of facing Deontay Wilder but insists it will not impact him on fight night.

The Gypsy King takes on WBC heavyweight champion Wilder at the MGM Grand on Saturday night in Las Vegas, though the build-up has been plagued by rumours of issues in Fury’s training camp.

Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, claimed he had ‘heard a few things in the camp’ that had prompted him to change his prediction for the fight from Fury to Wilder.

Wilder and Fury clashed at their press conference on Wednesday evening (Picture: Reuters)

While the lineal champ has rubbished the speculation, calling Hearn a ‘w*nker’, he has confirmed that he picked up an injury at the start of his camp – which might have been the issue Hearn had alluded to.

Fury was spotted with what appeared to be a limp when he attended Conor McGregor’s UFC fight against Cowboy Cerrone on January 18, and while he did hurt his legs he is adamant it is not a major problem.

Asked about the rumours that he had picked up an injury during his camp, Fury told reporters: ‘Unfortunately I hurt both legs, and both ankles, in the training camp.

‘But it’s not going to affect me in the fight because that was at the beginning of camp. It was an unnecessary accident, but, you know, things happen.’

— Read more on metro.co.uk/2020/02/20/tyson-fury-injury-deontay-wilder-12274840/

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Legendary cutman Stitch Duran reveals promise to Tyson Fury ahead of Deontay Wilder fight

Legendary cutman Stitch Duran reveals promise to Tyson Fury ahead of Deontay Wilder fight

Legendary cutman Stitch Duran reveals promise to Tyson Fury ahead of Deontay Wilder fight

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Tyson Fury rematch against Deontay Wilder ordered by WBC in blow to Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury rematch against Deontay Wilder ordered by WBC in blow to Anthony Joshua

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/8211408/tyson-fury-deontay-wilder-wbc-order-rematch/
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Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin in talks over trilogy fight on May 4

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin in talks over trilogy fight on May 4

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/boxing/8182453/canelo-alvarez-and-gennady-golovkin-in-talks-over-trilogy-fight-on-may-4/
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Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin in talks over trilogy fight on May 4

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin in talks over trilogy fight on May 4

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/boxing/8182453/canelo-alvarez-and-gennady-golovkin-in-talks-over-trilogy-fight-on-may-4/
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ITV announce huge new boxing deal to show 15 cards-a-year with Al Haymon’s huge stable of fighters

ITV announce huge new boxing deal to show 15 cards-a-year with Al Haymon’s huge stable of fighters

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/boxing/7953416/itv-al-haymon-pbc-deal-boxing/
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Frank Bruno leads fans and pundits fuming over Tyson Fury result against Deontay Wilder

Frank Bruno leads fans and pundits fuming over Tyson Fury result against Deontay Wilder

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/boxing/7878778/frank-bruno-leads-fans-and-pundits-fuming-over-tyson-fury-result-deontay-wilder/
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Frank Bruno leads fans and pundits fuming over Tyson Fury result against Deontay Wilder

Frank Bruno leads fans and pundits fuming over Tyson Fury result against Deontay Wilder

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Tyson Fury draws with Deontay Wilder and boxing world fumes at ‘robbery’ of world title

Tyson Fury draws with Deontay Wilder and boxing world fumes at ‘robbery’ of world title

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/7878766/tyson-fury-draw-deontay-wilder-robbed-result/
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Tyson Fury draws with Deontay Wilder and boxing world fumes at ‘robbery’ of world title

Tyson Fury draws with Deontay Wilder and boxing world fumes at ‘robbery’ of world title

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/7878766/tyson-fury-draw-deontay-wilder-robbed-result/
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Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury scorecards revealed with judge giving champion first four rounds in shock scoring

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury scorecards revealed with judge giving champion first four rounds in shock scoring

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/7878736/deontay-wilder-tyson-fury-scorecards-revealed-judge-champion/
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Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury scorecards revealed with judge giving champion first four rounds in shock scoring

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury scorecards revealed with judge giving champion first four rounds in shock scoring

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/7878736/deontay-wilder-tyson-fury-scorecards-revealed-judge-champion/
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Tyson Fury vs Francesco Pianeta: Gypsy King sets up world title shot with Deontay Wilder after his points win win over the Italian

Tyson Fury vs Francesco Pianeta: Gypsy King sets up world title shot with Deontay Wilder after his points win win over the Italian

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