Jake Paul has been heavily criticised since trading his social media career for the brutal world of boxing. But, there is no denying he has had a huge impact on the sport and there will be few fights this year bigger than his clash on Sunday night with Tommy Fury. Tyson in particular is a prime example of the tides changing in terms of how the boxing world views YouTube boxers like Jake Paul, as he told talkSPORT: “He has boxing experience. “My wife who hates boxing wants to watch Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury,” he tweeted. The financial success of Paul vs Fury is yet to be seen, but it may be time to re-evaluate and acknowledge that perhaps this YouTube boxing is no longer just a gimmick.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Mike Tyson are among the famous faces who sat ringside for Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury. The football legend now lives out in Saudi Arabia having recently signed for Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League. “Cristiano Ronaldo has just told me he is going to the fight on Sunday.” Morgan said on his show Piers Morgan Uncensored. Ronaldo is not the only celebrity who attended tonight’s fight, as names such as Kevin Hart, Devin Haney, Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Derek Chisora were also seen at the Diriyah Arena. The Gypsy King previously joked that he would leave his brother in Saudi Arabia and he can become Ronaldo’s personal trainer if he loses against Paul.29 days ago talkSPORT
Conor Benn is reportedly preparing to launch a lawsuit against the British Boxing Board of Control over their handling of the situation surrounding his positive drugs tests. Getty 4 Eubank Jr vs Benn was prohibited at late noticeAdvertisementAnimosity has developed between Benn and the BBBofC in recent months as a result. The exact nature of these misconduct allegations was never made public, but Benn responded with a statement in which he insisted they were not in relation to his positive drugs tests. Benn’s representatives have co-operated with the WBC investigation into his positive drugs tests by providing them with a 270-page document fighting his case. They ruled that there is ‘no conclusive evidence’ he intentionally or knowingly ingested clomifene and accepted Benn’s ‘highly-elevated consumption of eggs’ as a ‘reasonable explanation’ for positive tests.29 days ago talkSPORT
Gary Neville randomly ran across Floyd Mayweather while filming on Instagram live in London on Sunday. The Manchester United legend was in town ahead of his punditry gig covering the Red Devils’ Carabao Cup final clash with Newcastle at Wembley Stadium. Gary Neville - Instagram 3 Neville was stunned as Mayweather appeared in front of himAdvertisementMeanwhile the 50-0 boxing icon was relaxing after staging an exhibition fight against Aaron Chalmers at the O2 Arena on Saturday night. Neville began his live video for the purpose of making fun of his broadcast colleague Jamie Carragher. “No word of a lie it’s Floyd Mayweather,” Neville reacted.29 days ago talkSPORT
The first piece of silverware of the 2022/23 season is up for grabs as Manchester United meet Newcastle United in the EFL Cup final. EFL Cup final: Manchester United vs Newcastle United oddsHere are the latest match odds for Manchester United vs Newcastle United in the EFL Cup final. AdvertisementBest bookies to bet on Manchester United vs Newcastle UnitedOur other top-rated football bookmakers:Manchester United vs Newcastle United predictionsAdvertisementThe biggest Premier League clubs do not always take the EFL Cup particularly seriously in the early rounds. 1 Our expert betting tips for Manchester United vs Newcastle United in the EFL Cup final. AdvertisementManchester United vs Newcastle United EFL Cup final betting tipsNewcastle United are aching to end their extraordinarily lengthy trophy drought, but Manchester United could prove too strong on Sunday.1 month ago talkSPORT
The boxing legend went eight rounds with Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers in his UK debut at London’s 20,000-capacity O2 Arena on Saturday night. As the fight progressed, ‘The Best Ever’ realised Chalmers was not a threat and began to trash-talk him while also conversing with people at ringside. When one round came to an end, he grabbed the ring card girl and began dancing with her in scenes reminiscent of his fight with Don Moore. I’m glad that I came… If the fans want me to come back, I’m coming back. Tonight was Mayweather’s sixth exhibition bout since retiring from professional boxing following his hugely lucrative tenth-round TKO win over UFC superstar Conor McGregor in 2017.1 month ago talkSPORT
Boxing fans appear to have snubbed Floyd Mayweather’s UK debut. ‘The Best Ever’ fought Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers at the 20,000-capacity O2 arena in London tonight but the huge venue was largely empty. If you guys don’t want to see me do no exhibitions don’t come, don’t watch. He told Boxing Social: “Someone has hired out the O2 Arena thinking that they’re gonna sell out the O2 Arena with Floyd Mayweather and they’re going to do a couple hundred thousand buys on pay-per-view. “It’s either going to get cancelled or someone is gonna do their absolute conkers, or people are not going to get paid.1 month ago talkSPORT
J’hon Ingram was dubbed ‘the next Floyd Mayweather’ by the man himself… but he’s been warned he could be in for a shock this weekend. Ingram, who is just 3-0 as a professional, will fight on the undercard of Mayweather’s exhibition bout in London against Declan Kenna. Ahead of the three-round exhibition, Mayweather said: “This young fighter right here, J’hon, I want you guys to look out for him. Advertisement“This could be the next Floyd Mayweather, we just never know.”Ingram now faces the challenge of Irish boxer Kenna on the undercard of his mentor’s match against Aaron Chalmers. “Floyd Mayweather is one of the best boxers ever so like Mike Tyson, Muhammed Ali, Roberto Duran, people are going to be talking about Floyd Mayweather forever so I do have nothing but respect for Floyd Mayweather and everything he does but just because [Ingram’s] sparring him that doesn’t me nothing to me.1 month ago talkSPORT