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Time for action, Anthony Joshua tells Tyson Fury ahead of fight

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British Professional Boxer Anthony Joshua had earlier tweeted that he and his fans were looking forward to the fight against fierce opponent Tyson Fury.

He tweeted;

“Spartan.” 

I’m tired. 

My fans are tired. 

Your fans are tired. 

We’re all tired of the talk. 

Less talk. More action! 

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Promoter Eddie Hearn stated talks are still ongoing and hopeful the fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury would hold on August 7 or 14 in Saudi Arabia.

KFN recalled that Anthony Joshua has made it clear he’s prepared for ‘torture’ when he faces Tyson Fury in a keenly anticipated boxing clash.

The fight will unify the heavyweight division and the winner will go down as the undisputed king of his generation.

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Michael Schumacher’s son Mick aims dig at Lewis Hamilton over who the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time is

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Mick Schumacher, the son of.the legendary Formula one racer, Michael Schumacher has aimed a dig at Lewis Hamilton, calling his dad the best Formula One driver of all time.

Michael Schumacher

Lewis Hamilton equalled Schumacher’s record of seven World Drivers’ Championships and broke his record for the most wins in F1 history this year.


Mick, 21, will make his own F1 debut next year, having signed a multi-year contract to drive for Haas alongside Nikita Mazepin.


In December 2013, Schumacher suffered a severe brain injury in a skiing accident. He was placed in a medically induced coma until June 2014. He left hospital in Grenoble for further rehabilitation at the University Hospital of Lausanne, before being relocated to his home to receive medical treatment and rehabilitation privately in September 2014.
 

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In an interview with German outlet Bild, Mick Schumacher was asked about the constant comparisons with his legendary father and revealed they do not bother him because he considers his father to be the best ever.


“I’m okay with that; all the questions and comparisons with my father do not bother me,” he said. “For me, he is the all-time best in this sport, to which he has given his all. I don’t see why I should disregard that.”

Asked about his impending debut, Schumacher added: “It will generally be a very special moment. It will certainly be a very moving moment, but I want to stay focused on my objectives, my races and the work with the team.”


He is also looking forward to racing against fellow German driver Sebastian Vettel, who will be representing the newly-branded Aston Martin team.


“Of course it’s funny, now we’re racing against each other,” he added. “I didn’t think I’d ever say that. But I’m looking forward to it!


“Seb is the one I’ve talked to the most and who I know best. Of course there are also guys in Formula 1 who I already know from karting. But I’ve known Seb the longest.”


Vettel has previously spoken about trying to help Mick improve, saying: “I am a Michael fan. I’m happy to help where I can, Mick is a great guy, I have a very special connection to his father.

“I’m happy to help where I can, Mick is a great guy, I have a very special connection to his father. From my side, I really like him, we get on well, and I’m happy to tell him everything I know.


“I watched his father winning a lot more races than he could have watched me win! I would be happy to help. The way I look at him, I see him as a person, where I can help him in his life or on track with some of the things I went through in my career.


“I’m happy to help, but I think it’s important for him to find his own path, follow his own way. As much as it helped me that Michael had things to say when I asked, I’m trying to do the same thing to him.”

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Black Lives Matter movement gave me extra drive in 2020 – Lewis Hamilton

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Reigning Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton has stated that the Black Lives Matter movement gave him extra motivation in 2020, a year he didn’t just only win his seventh Formula 1 world title, but he equalled Michael Schumacher’s F1 record of winning seven World Championships and passing the German’s total of 91 grands prix victories.


He was also voted the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year earlier this month.


This year, Hamilton, 35, was always taking a knee on the grid and wore anti-racism slogans in support of the cause during the season.


His team, Mercedes, also adopted a black livery for the 2020 campaign in a stand against discrimination.

Black Lives Matter movement gave me extra drive in 2020 - Lewis Hamilton


Hamilton, speaking to BBC Radio 4’s program on Saturday, December 26, said: “I had this extra drive in me to get to the end of those races.”


Speaking to historian and BBC presenter Professor David Olusoga: “It was a different drive than what I’ve had in me in the past – to get to the end of those races first so that I could utilise that platform [for Black Lives Matter] and shine the light as bright as possible.”


Asked by Olusoga if he had been concerned about the response to his stance, Hamilton replied: “There is no way that I could stay silent. And once I said that to myself, I didn’t hold any fear.”


Hamilton was also asked by presenter Nick Robinson about racism in his sport and the fact that he is the only black F1 driver.


“There are many other young kids of colour that deserve the opportunity to progress, have a great education, [who could] be an engineer or whatever it is they want. But the fact is, the opportunity is not the same for them,” said Hamilton.


Hamilton also hinted that activism might be his next focus when he retires from racing.


“The happiness and success of winning these championships is a wonderful thing, but it’s short lived,” Hamilton added.

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Sport Update: “I want to take Tyson Fury’s head off his shoulders” – Anthony Joshua

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World Heavyweight Boxing champion, Anthony Joshua has stoked fires of rivalry with Tyson Fury, for the first time after beating Kubrat Pulev early December.


 According to Joshua, he wants to ‘take Fury’s head off his shoulders’ and settle a score over an old Rolex promised to him by Fury after their famous 2010 spar .


Joshua also revealed he’s targeting seven more years at the top and he also confirmed there’s been progress in the past week over the proposed £200m showdown in May 2021 between him and Fury which would be one of the biggest events in British sporting history.


Joshua’s comments come after an audio leaked this weak in which Fury, now the WBC champion admitted AJ gave him ‘a killing’ in sparring in 2010.


That sparring session came with the promise that if Joshua or any other heavyweight could beat Fury, they could take his Rolex, although the watch was never given to Joshua, who was 20 years old then.

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With a super-fight between the Brits now closer than ever to materialising, Joshua, 31, said: ‘All I wanted was his Rolex watch. He said before that spar (to Boxing News), “If you can beat me up or knock me out, you can have my Rolex watch”.

‘I was hungry then and I am even hungrier now. It was a good spar. I didn’t really know too much, it was just passion. Now I have some boxing IQ and passion, I know it will be a great fight.


‘There was a Rolex but now there is an even bigger pot of gold at the end of this rainbow and I want to take his head off his shoulders when that fight happens.’

Joshua, the IBF, WBA and WBO champion, added: ‘After the Pulev fight I didn’t want to do any interviews – less talk and more action. I stood by that. But now that we’re talking about it, a week or so after, and I’m ready, I’m keen. If that fight happens I’m sure that I’ll win. How close are we? I promise you conversations are happening. We’re definitely looking at the landscape. But until you hear it from me, don’t buy into anything.

‘I’m taking my time – because there has been a lot of back-and-forth for years. I’ve been chasing this road to undisputed and when the time is right I’ll announce it and I’ll have my mind fully focused on the job at hand.


‘The offers will be made, substantial offers. I’m looking more optimistically as if it will happen to be honest with you. He should take this fight with both hands.

‘I promise you this: I will put in a serious offer to fight Tyson Fury and if he’s serious himself, he will take it. If he’s not I will fight (Oleksandr) Usyk and leave it there.’

Heavyweight boxer, Usyk is among the problems around the fight for the undisputed title, given the Ukrainian is the mandatory challenger for Joshua’s WBO belt.

With the WBO currently holding Joshua to his obligation to fight Usyk next, Joshua could have to vacate the belt in order to complete negotiations with Fury. 

Asked about giving up one of his titles, Joshua said: ‘The belts do make it special but I feel like the cries from the public are just for me to fight Tyson Fury.


‘I am the sort of guy who will let my team just put a social media poll and whatever the fans vote, I will do. If they want to see me fight Fury, and I have to relinquish… There is nothing more in it than me wanting to compete against the best.


‘If that is Tyson Fury, then fine. If they want me to fight Usyk, and get him out of the way, then fine. I believe I will beat Usyk and then Tyson Fury can happen at the end of the year. Either way, I am just doing my next couple of fights next year on what the public wants me to do.’

In terms of his future, Joshua indicated he has a point in mind for when he will retire.

He said: ‘I have a time frame, I want to go to around 38.

‘I am not just looking at Tyson Fury, but how long I can give to the sport. What more do I have to give? I am young and fit, I don’t do anything else so boxing is fun for me and keeps me busy.

‘Tyson Fury is a good challenger, someone to help me progress, he will be a great learning fight. And, once that is done, I will go on competing with the best, challenging myself and making history.’

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