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Deontay Wilder given six-month suspension after defeat to Tyson Fury

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American boxer, Deontay Wilder, has been given a six-month suspension following his trilogy heavyweight fight defeat to British fighter, Tyson Fury, a few days ago.

The suspension will enable Wilder to undergo surgery on his broken hand.

Wilder was knocked out by Fury in the 11th round of their thrilling trilogy fight in Las Vegas last weekend.

The 35-year-old put Fury down on the canvas twice in the 4th round but was unable to capitalise as the Gypsy King went on to retain his WBC heavyweight title.

Wilder will now be unable to fight until next April unless he is given clearance by a doctor after the Nevada State Athletic Commission handed him a six-month medical suspension due to his injuries following the fight.

Speaking on the development, Wilder’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, revealed that the boxer would have an operation next week after breaking a bone in his hand.

“Deontay broke his right hand behind the third knuckle and he has to have that fixed next week,” Finkel told The Sun.

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PSG ready to bring Osimhen back to France

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Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are considering making a move to sign Victor Osimhen from Napoli, according to Calciomercato.

It is being reported that the Ligue 1 club could offer Mauro Icardi in a cash plus swap deal for the Nigerian striker.

PSG are looking to offload Icardi, who is unsettled due to his marital problems with his wife and agent Wanda-Nara.

And they believe Osimhen, who has played in France with Lille, is the perfect replacement.

Osimhen has begun this season in fine form, after struggling to settle into Serie A football last year.

Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille for 81.3m euros in 2020 and although he scored 10 goals in 24 league games in his debut campaign, more was expected from him.

However, this season, he is finally showing why Napoli paid top dollar for his services with eight goals in nine games already.

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FIFA told to give Africa more than five World Cup slots

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South Africa head coach, Hugo Broos, has called on FIFA to consider giving Africa more than five slots, ahead of the 2022 World Cup finals.

There are only five spots available for African teams at next year’s World Cup in Qatar, while Europe for instance will take 13 of the 32 places.

Broos has led Bafana Bafana to three victories and one draw in their first four matches in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and they are currently top of the Group G standings.

Only the group winners will advance to the next round of qualifying, where the five teams which will represent Africa will be decided.

“It is not fair, it is easier for good teams in Europe to qualify for the World Cup than [good teams] in Africa.

“In Africa, you have Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt.

“You already have eight good teams there! I hope for 2026 this will change … it is a pity they have waited so long to do that because Africa deserves more teams,” Broos told The Citizen.

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EPL: Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea

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Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that Callum Hudson-Odoi’s best position is the Blues’ left wing.

Tuchel also said that Hudson-Odoi, 20, needs to help as a right wing-back occasionally.

The German said this following Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

Chelsea defeated Malmo, thanks to a brace from Jorginho and a strike each from Andreas Christensen and Kai Havertz.

Hudson-Odoi delivered an impressive performance on the left flank of Chelsea’s attack as Tuchel acknowledged his display against the visitors.

“This is his best position, I know,” Tuchel told beIN Sports.

“Sometimes he needs to help as a right wing-back, so he needs to take it for the team.

“But we know the half left position upfront is his best position.”

Chelsea’s next match is against Norwich City in the English Premier League, EPL, on Saturday.

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