Fury confirms he’ll retire after two final fights

first_img Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCulkin Cracks Up The Web With His Own Version Of ‘Home Alone’Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably Missed10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical Tyson Fury has revealed that he has two more fights left in him before he “sails into the sunset” and retires from boxing. The 31-year-old defeated Deontay Wilder 11 days ago to become the WBC heavyweight champion of the world. A unification bout with Anthony Joshua is on the horizon for Fury – but not after he has dealt with Wilder once again later this year. The Bronze Bomber has confirmed that he will exercise his rematch clause, meaning that there will be a summer trilogy fight. After his third clash with Wilder, a blockbuster unification fight with Anthony Joshua will follow… but then that will be it for the Gypsy King. After his wife Paris called for him to call it a day on This Morning, Fury said: “I’ve got two more fights left, then we’re going to really think about what we do from there. “How long does a piece of string go on? I’m undefeated in 31 professional fights and this is my 12th year as a professional. “I’ve already been the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. When I beat Klitschko I had all the belts, so as far as I’m concerned Anthony Joshua just has my leftovers. “I never lost those belts, I had to take time out to deal with mental health issues, so they’re my belts. Until a man is defeated in a boxing ring, how can you pretend to be the champion?” He also revealed that this time, he is better equipped to deal with the fame and pressure that comes with being world champion. Then you win and it’s like, ‘Oh well, I’ve done that’ and I slide down the other side. “You elevate yourself in mind and body to go and box at his level and nothing means anything apart from the fight. “Then you win and it’s like, ‘Oh well, I’ve done that’ and I slide down the other side. “But I feel fine, I’ve learned over the years to maintain the mental health problems and to train on a daily basis and keep a routine. “It takes me about two weeks to get back to normal after a massive fight. Loading… “It is a rollercoaster of emotions, to be away from the kids and the school run and the screaming and shouting, it takes a lot to come back to that and get re-adjusted to that after three months away. The Brit then opened up on what he’d like to do post-retirement. I don’t think he could ever just leave boxing because it’s such a big part of his life. He said: “I’m opening a local boxing club now where I am, I’m in the process of doing it. “Like I had a chance to walking into a boxing club as a kid and do what I did today, I want to give other kids that opportunity. “I just want to be positive and encourage kids to follow their dreams like I followed mine. “So many people said it was impossible to do, so I know what it’s like to be told you can’t do something. “I want to tell people everything is possible if you put your mind to it.” Paris, who joined him on the sofa, also added on her husband’s future: “I don’t think he could ever just leave boxing because it’s such a big part of his life. “If he did open a gym, did stay involved, I think that would be great. I think that’s a good thing to do. “We’ve got other business we’re involved in, but there’s no real pleasure. It’s not boxing, is it?” And on his trilogy bout with Wilder, Fury was in no doubt that he will again be triumphant: “I beat him the first time and I beat him the second time and I will surely beat him the third time,” he said. Read Also:Solskjaer invites Tyson Fury to address Man Utd squad “He’s a very worthy opponent. He’s a very dangerous opponent and he has the eraser knockout. “You’re only one mistake away from disaster, you have to be switched on for all 12 rounds.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Steve Kerr calls out Lakers for Anthony Davis recruitment: ‘It’s bad for the league’

first_imgWarriors coach Steve Kerr is concerned with how the Lakers handled their recruitment of Anthony Davis.The saga was well noted, with Davis publicly wanting a trade from the Pelicans and Los Angeles blatantly going after Davis near the trade deadline in February before negotiations with the Pelicans fell through. NBA trade rumors: Celtics ‘quickly’ rejected offer for Gordon Hayward “When you sign on that dotted line, you owe your effort and your play to that team, to that city, to the fans. And then (once the contract runs out) it’s completely your right to leave as a free agent. But if you sign the contract, then you should be bound to that contract.“If you come to an agreement with the team that, hey, it’s probably best for us to part ways, that’s one thing. But the Davis stuff was really kind of groundbreaking — and hopefully not a trend, because it’s bad for the league.”The way the Lakers came to acquire Davis was messy and made everyone look bad — Davis, his agent (who reportedly leaked the news that Davis wanted to be traded) and how the Lakers and Pelicans dealt with the situation.Eventually Davis got his wish and joined Los Angeles this offseason, but only after he played on a part-time basis with New Orleans after the initial trade rumors.“As a former player, I would always sort of lean toward player empowerment, guys who have earned their right to free agency,” Kerr said. “If they want to make a move for their own careers, I’m all for it. They’ve earned that right.“My only issue is when a player who is under contract decides not to honor the contract. That’s a problem. That’s something that can really affect the league.” Kevin Love is latest NBA star to withdraw from Team USAcenter_img For Kerr, that left a bad taste in his mouth, even though other players have negotiated their way to different teams. Kerr said Davis’ situation is different because he had a couple years left on his contract with New Orleans.“I’m talking more about the Anthony Davis situation,” Kerr said on The Warriors Insider Podcast. “Where a guy is perfectly healthy and has a couple years left on his deal and says, ‘I want to leave.’ That’s a real problem that the league has to address and that the players have to be careful with. Related News Kerr cited LeBron James and Kevin Durant, both of whom moved on to different teams in 2018 and 2019, respectively, as the proper way to transition to another team in the league.“There’s a way to move and a way to not move,” Kerr said. ”What LeBron did, played out his contract. What Kevin did both when he arrived at Golden State and when he left. You sign contracts, you play them out and you move on. That’s how it should be done.“But it’s a little disturbing that there has been some action that happens before contracts are up, where teams are sort of held hostage and the league is sort of held hostage. I’m not a big fan of that. That’s damaging for everybody.”last_img read more

Ricketts returns to LA Galaxy in MLS

first_imgLOS ANGELES, California (CMC):Jamaican goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts will line up alongside England superstar Steven Gerrard at LA Galaxy after being snapped up in the 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft.The 38-year-old journeyman, who started his professional career in England, will join the star-studded west coast outfit after just a year at Orlando City where he was selected during the 2015 MLS Expansion Draft.Ricketts will be returning to Galaxy for his second spell, after representing them between 2009 and 2011, before going on to feature for several other MLS clubs.”Donovan is one of the most experienced and successful goalkeepers in MLS,” said head coach and general manager, Bruce Arena.”He is familiar with our team and has proven to be a player capable of winning championships. We are happy that he is once again a member of the LA Galaxy and look forward to his contributions to our club.”Ricketts spent much of his early pro career at Bradford City in England, before heading to the United States where he signed for Galaxy in 2009.He was MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2010 and earned the title again in 2013 when he played for Portland Timbers between 2012 and 2014. Ricketts also featured for Montreal Impact in 2012.He spent 13 years at international level, before retiring in 2013 after gaining exactly 100 caps.last_img read more