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

Vin Scully’s send-off is a Los Angeles Dodgers’ walk-off

first_imgEither a Dodgers win or a Giants loss would have clinched the title for the Dodgers, and both games seemed to want to end at about the same time. Moments after Culberson’s homer, the Giants’ 4-3 loss was registered.As the Dodgers-owned SportsNet LA telecast was carried locally on over-the-air broadcast by KTLA-Channel 5 and nationally by the MLB Network, Scully also had the chance to call a dramatic two-out, ninth-inning homer by rookie star Corey Seager that tied the game at 3-3 and sent it into extra innings.“I’m terribly embarrassed,” Scully said over the public address system to the crowd just minutes after the game ended and the players began to celebrate. “I was hoping the team would win 10-0, there’d be no tension, and it would be a nice easy day.”In his final game at Dodger Stadium — he will do his last broadcast when the Dodgers play in San Francisco on Sunday — Scully thanked the sellout crowd for keeping him young at heart and asked if it could oblige him by listening to a recording of him singing the Bette Midler song, “Wind Beneath My Wings.”As the climax to an already emotional send-off for Scully by the team and the fans, the song elicited even more tears from those in the stadium. Scully began his last day of work at the stadium by attending a Catholic Mass in a room near the team locker room, and when asked to speak at the conclusion, he wept over the news about the death of Miami Marlins 24-year-old pitcher Jose Fernandez.Yet when the game and the broadcast began hours later, Scully focused on the play on the field and made just a brief mention of Fernandez’s death as it pertained to his friend, Dodgers outfielder and fellow Cuban escapee Yasiel Puig.Scully did not notice at first that as the Dodgers players were coming to bat in the first inning, all would stop before stepping to the plate and either tip their cap or wave up to him in the Vin Scully Press Box.“Are they waving up here? Oh, that’s terrific … holy mackerel,” Scully said. “I saw (second hitter) Justin (Turner), and I thought he’s waving to someone in the stands, but (leadoff man Howie) Kendrick did the same thing.”The TV camera occasionally caught a shot of Scully acknowledging it back as he continued to read his notes that he wanted to get into the broadcast.“No score, first inning … and it’s not about me, this is a big day for the Dodgers with a chance to win the Western Division,” Scully said as many in the crowd could hear him with their transistor radios as his voice was simulcast for the first three innings.In typical Scully fashion, he noted the sun was “bearing down unmercifully right now” at 95 degrees and reminded people to get plenty of water, sunblock and wear a hat, “even if you have to put a scorecard over your head.”In the bottom of the second, he started to do a promotion about 2017 season tickets with the phrase: “Want to talk about next year?”At one point, many of his 16 grandchildren came into the broadcast booth and posed for a photograph with him, one put up on the Dodger Stadium video screen. Scully’s wife, Sandi, was with him in the booth the entire game.“I don’t think the (video) board is big enough,” Scully said. “Well, it’s just kind of a rare and special day.”As the game ran its course, Scully told stories about the first time he met Babe Ruth as a kid when he was at the old Polo Grounds in New York. Instead of signing autographs, Ruth was giving out business cards with his autograph already printed on it.“I got one,” Scully said. “I lost it.”Scully also talked about his relationship with former owner Walter O’Malley, who would move the team from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958. After Scully completed his first full season in 1950, he said he was “absolutely flabbergasted” that O’Malley himself called “this third-string announcer” to tell him that he would be retained for another year after there was an ownership group change.“My relationship and love for him grew and grew,” said Scully. “It he was not my second father, he was like an uncle. I really miss him.”The Dodgers announced the attendance at 51,962, pushing the home season total to more than 3.7 million, best in the major leagues. Scully took the moment late in the game to credit the fans for their support on that achievement.“Can you imagine if there was no one at the ballpark, and we were televising a game? It would be awful,” he said. “How about a movie (with) a dramatic moment and no music? As flat as yesterday’s ginger ale.”The crowd, Scully would also say, had gone through a day when they were “thoroughly frustrated, then depressed, then elated” after the two-out ninth-inning homer.By the time the 10th inning happened — or “extra Vin-nings” as some called it — they were exhausted.“And boy did it work out perfectly for the final home game of the regular season,” Scully said, tying it all together. LOS ANGELES >> In the final home run of Vin Scully’s Dodger Stadium broadcasting career, the Dodgers players provided all the necessary drama and more to set the stage for one last virtuoso performance Sunday afternoon.Building on an emotionally charged storyline that hit all the vintage Vinny touchstones — particularly as the 88-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster weaved the crowd into every step of the way — a 10th inning walk-off home run by blue-collar second baseman Charlie Culberson gave the Dodgers a 4-3 victory to clinch the National League West Division title and provided a tailor-made send-off script for Scully to deliver to the radio and TV audience.“Swung on and a high fly ball into deep left field … Would you believe a home run!? And the Dodgers have clinched the division and they’ll celebrate on schedule,” said Scully, who had been describing both the game on the field in front of him and the nail-biting ending to the San Francisco Giants’ game in San Diego against the Padres.• Video: Watch Vin Scully’s last call at his final Dodgers home gamecenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more