Former heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, has given his verdict on Tyson Fury’s trilogy heavyweight victory over Deontay Wilder.
Tyson described Fury’s contest with Wilder as ‘one of the greatest fights of all time.
Fury sealed an 11th round knockout victory over Wilder on Saturday in Las Vegas to retain his WBC heavyweight title.
Both boxers hit the canvas during the fascinating fight.
Evaluating the fight, Tyson wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night: “Fury vs Wilder fight will go down as one of the greatest.”
He said, “Fury vs Wilder fight will go down as one of the greatest. Not for skill but for action and excitement. That fight was all guts, heart & determination.
“Everybody won Saturday night. The fight was bigger than the hype. Both of them reached all-time great status.
“Wilder’s coach Malik Scott won the night with great coaching.
“When you are an amateur, you have a coach, they nurture you, guide you and are with you every step of the way. Once you turn pro, you get a trainer.
“A trainer is in your life as long as the checks are coming…
“A coach is with you for the rest of your life. A coach feels every punch you take and give too.”
PSG ready to bring Osimhen back to France
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.
FIFA told to give Africa more than five World Cup slots
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.
EPL: Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea
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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