Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title by split draw with Tyson Fury – because it happened

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Fury and Wilder pose following the fight is said a draw by split decision. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Action Images via Reuters

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12.45am EST
00:45

Deontay Wilder retains the WBC heavyweight title by split draw!

Here include the official scores. Alejandro Rochin of Mexico scores it 115-111 to Wilder. Robert Tapper of Canada has it 114-110. Phil Edwards in the Uk scores it 113-113. It’s really a split draw! Wilder retains the title at a draw. Have the inquest begin.

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12.39am EST
00:39

Fury down in the 12th!

Round 12

Fury down! In the beginning the 12th! Could he beat the count?! I cannot think so! I cannot think he can. But Fury makes it to his feet! Somehow! The referee lets him continue. Fury hanging on for dear life! Unbelievable. Wilder opting to the finish but Fury holding! What heart by both guys and now Wilder looks gassed. Between the two each and there is the bell!

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 10-8 Fury (Wilder 111-115 Fury)

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12.35am EST
00:35

Round 11

Fury continually jab away. Wilder demands a knockout. And Fury, still boxing very well, merely accommodating. He’s just producing miss time and time again with deft head and upper-body movement, coolly picking his shots in reply. Wilder’s power bailed him out while he was outboxed by Szpilka and Ortiz: does it bail him out here? Good left hook by Wilder but is not enough to under another impressive stanza by Fury, who will be one round from completing a incredible comeback in the abyss.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 101-107 Fury)


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12.31am EST
00:31

Round 10

Fury lands an important upon Wilder in the beginning the 10th. He’s now throwing that left jab with authority again, coming forward about it. He’s doubling it down, he’s tripling it. Wilder badly critical that knockdown but in an unusual way watching this first minute it seems like Fury did, too. Wilder seems slightly gassed with the last round. He’s not thrown much here. Fury throws an important left-right combo but misses. Good rally by Wilder at the conclusion yet not enough. Thats a rebound for that Gypsy King.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 92-97 Fury)


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12.27am EST
00:27

Fury down during the ninth!

Round 9

Wilder lands the right hand and down goes Fury inside of a heap! Fury down during the ninth! There it’s! Fury beats the count and smartly wraps up Wilder as he also comes in for your finish. We have a battle! Now Wilder looks like he’s hurt! Both men exhausted. Fury’s bearings clearly back. Just what a round!

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 10-8 Fury (Wilder 83-87 Fury)

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12.24am EST
00:24

Round 8

This is a performance by Fury. A wide boxing lesson. Fury start to land the ideal hand upstairs to comprehend consistency. Wilder simply being exposed plus it doesn’t appear like his corner has any answers. Another for Fury, who is constantly on the showboat.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 73-79 Fury)


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12.20am EST
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Round 7

Wilder’s eye is swelling. This indicates he’s got no Plan B: he’s just hoping Fury walks in to a shot and for that reason far it’s not happening. A big right hand on top for Fury! Oh boy. Wilder appears to have landed something (maybe?) and Fury falls backward and also the American reaches life, swinging wildly at Fury as he’s backed along the ropes. But Fury smartly wraps his opponent up and stems the tide. This is certainly looking dangerous to Wilder. Fury just making him miss everything and doing enough to win rounds uncontroversially.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 64-69 Fury)


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12.16am EST
00:16

Round 6

Fury backs Wilder down by using a combination. He’s much busier this round and Wilder looks tentative. Fury controlling entire stretches in the fight along with his jab. Wilder lands a couple of left jabs cleanly toward eliminate the round, including one sharp one. We’re only halfway throughout the scheduled 12-round distance nonetheless believe Wilder is at trouble around the scorecards and danger of needing something to win this fight.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 55-59 Fury)

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12.13am EST
00:13

Round 5

Fury might be that left jab very well: for offensive weapon, a rangefinder and barricade. Yet 60 seconds or so to the fifth and already we notice his output is dropping. Will the cardio matter? Wilder still missing considerably with the exceptional eye starts to swell. Fury still scoring with jabs and making Wilder miss. And definitely will he manage to refrain from that Wilder right hand in the better half if he sets out to fade? Wilder efforts to steal an exceptionally close round within the last 10-seconds by using a big one-two combo because he walks Fury right into a corner but he misses both shots by a few feet. Close someone to Fury but he ought to do more than make Wilder miss.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 46-49 Fury)


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12.09am EST
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Round 4

Truly cracking atmosphere. Fury moving very well, but they can he stick with it for that full 12 rounds? Wilder misses again with the right-hand and Fury counters by using a hook. Fury connects using a jab, jabs again, jabs once again, Wilder misses yet again which includes a big right. Fury continues while using the more impressive boxing, however when Wilder does land he’s landing the heavier punches. A trickle of blood from Fury’s nose, I believe. Wilder missing lots of right hands. Exactly what is the Plan B? Close round would go to Fury.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 37-39 Fury)


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12.04am EST
00:04

Round 3

Wilder hoping to time Fury. He is not utilized to fighting opponents who move this well, that makes sense because there aren’t many of them at heavyweight. Fury’s head movement excellent, too. He’s feinting very well, keeping the American off balance and tentative. Nice left hook to the body by Wilder, but Fury is scoring with the jab upstairs. Wilder misses wildly which has a sizzling right-hand and Fury touches back that has a quick flurry of pot-shots into the belly. Clearest round yet.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury (Wilder 28-29 Fury)

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12.00am EST
00:00

Round 2

Fury looking much more comfortable in that room at the the 2nd. He throws a few jabs as he ventures a lttle bit closer in the pocket. He’s moving well. Now Fury is clowing again, throwing his hands skyward to bait Wilder. Wilder charges in but Fury wraps him up before he’ll inflict damage. Wilder lands a really good right hand at the conclusion of the round. Not a great deal landed that round. Very close round that will go either way, but we’ll create it for Wilder.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 10-9 Fury (Wilder 19-19 Fury)


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11.56pm EST
23:56

Round 1

They’re measuring the other in center of the ring. U-S-A! chants on the crowd. Wilder feints and Fury mocks him. Wilder connects having a jab. Fury then puts his hands behind his back, baiting Wilder. Fury lands one or two jabs. Fury throws twice towards body and Wilder counters with a left hook and Fury felt it. He’s storing. Fury efforts to triple up a left jab but Wilder evades them easily. And Fury connects having a big right-hand counter at the end of the round! Oh boy! In the last Around 10 secs and hubby raises his arms in jubilation as soon as the bell sounds. Both had their moments in a tense first round but we’ll design it for Fury.

Guardian’s unofficial score: Wilder 9-10 Fury


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11.49pm EST
23:49

Wilder entered second, as they are customary with the champion. Interestingly, he’s being introduced first. Lots of cheers for both men. This crowd is electric.


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11.46pm EST
23:46

And here’s Wilder. The unbeaten WBC champions enters to your live performance of Jay Rock’s WIN that comes with pyrotechnics, a full brass band that emerges piecemeal from your various concourses with the exceptional championship belt lowering from your rafters. Classically understated.


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11.40pm EST
23:40

The fighters make their walks. First it’s Fury, who is getting a quite protracted jaunt to a medley of tracks: Jay’s Run The city, Nicki’s Moment 4 Life, Gala’s Free of Desire. Opt for a song, Tyson!


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11.33pm EST
23:33

Jimmy Lennon Jr is inside the ring and we’re just about ready to be. He’s thanked each of the first responders with you for their help out with the taming with the California fire. Now he’s required an instant of silence and ceremonial 10-bell salute for yesterday’s passing of former US president George HW Bush. Now it’s time for that anthems: first God Save the Queen, than the Star-Spangled Banner.


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11.33pm EST
23:33

“I’m just coming of surgery well, i desired to observe how I worked away from the jab,” Hurd says. I felt good I used to be working behind the jab. I acquired caught within the ropes together with caught with a bit of shots and said: ‘That’s enough. He got enough TV time.’ … I heard the crowd so i didn’t want to get brave, well, i turned that along with the knockdown.

He adds: “We definitely want [Jermell] Charlo. I’m calling the shots. I’m primary right now. When i state answer the unit, answer the cell phone. I managed to get the date.”

And as if on cue … Charlo, who sports WBC’s sort of the junior middleweight title, ambushes Hurd’s interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray.

“This is a breeze money,” Charlo says. “I like those belts. They look real good giving you. He explained he wants another fight? I’m ready now.”


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11.12pm EST
23:12

Jarrett Hurd was picking a slight beating against Jason Welborn in the fourth round … although to be fair Welbourn only landed several those punches despite whipping the competition in a frenzy. Then Hurd moved into life and returned that has a devastating shot on the stomach that put Welbourn down for that count. Referee Dr Lou Moret waved it off prior to the Tividale man could beat the count, putting a halt to it along at the 1:55 mark. No trouble in any way with Hurd’s surgically repaired shoulder, seems like.

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10.57pm EST
22:57

“I’m enthusiast,” Ortiz says using a translator after finishing off Kauffman. “Nothing contains me. We didn’t have to knock him out, but we needed to show everything we have within our repertoire, and that we showed it tonight.”

He adds: “Of course I’ll fight the winner in the top level (Wilder v Fury). I’d prefer that second fight with Wilder. I wish to fight anybody.”

Just one more fight prior to top level: Jarrett Hurd defends his IBF and WBA junior middleweight titles against England’s Jason Welborn. Hurd is making his ringwalk alongside the rapper The experience performing Dreams. Heady stuff.


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10.40pm EST
22:40

Ortiz gets the stoppage at the outset of the 10th and final round. He connects using a barrage of punches upstairs, sending Kauffman into full retreat. Referee Thomas Taylor correctly intervenes at the 1:58 mark.


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10.23pm EST
22:23

Ortiz dropped Kauffman at the start of the sixth round, but within the eighth. The American went to the bell in the rounds however, there is absolutely no reason referee Thomas Taylor should permit this to one continue: Ortiz is ahead by an 80-70 whitewash over the Guardian’s unofficial card.

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10.07pm EST
22:07

Fairly dreadful stuff between Ortiz and Kauffman to this point. The American is posing, posturing, taunting … doing everything but fighting his opponent. He’s running. He’s losing. The audience has become a tad restless, along with Ortiz. To assist you to pass the amount of time here’s our quiz on heavyweight title fights.

Boxing quiz: Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and heavyweight title fights

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10.00pm EST
22:00

We’re within the second PPV undercard fight as Cuba’s Luis Ortiz faces Travis Kauffman of america in a very 10-round heavyweight clash. It turned out just a few months ago when Ortiz gave Deontay Wilder the most difficult moments of his professional career before succumbing with a 10th-round knockout. We’re just two rounds in nevertheless it seems Ortiz, who’s listed at 39 years, is picking his 33-year-old opponent apart in the beginning.


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9.49pm EST
21:49

“I’m getting people out quickly,” says Joyce, who out-landed Hanks by the 17-9 margin, including 10-4 while using the jab. “I’ve had a great deal of experience, I’m just planning to make improvements to my strength and my speed. I’ve heard comments that we are slow having said that i find a way to land the shots to get the task done.”

He adds: “I’ve been successful. You will find plenty more in the future. The support from back in England. Thank you for coming. Lets hope I place on something helpful to watch. Now i’m ready for anyone.


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9.29pm EST
21:29

Joe Joyce does exactly what’s he’s intended to do: a quick knockout within the journeyman Joe Hanks by using a punishing left hook at 2:25 in the first round. The Olympic silver medalist moves to 7-0 with 7 KOs. He’s 33 so time is not really on his side, but they have a hell on the trainer fully briefed with Abel Sanchez. “Whoever’s watching, I’m ready to demonstrate all,” he states.

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9.22pm EST
21:22

Joe Joyce (6-0, 6 KOs), who won Olympic silver for nice Britain at super heavyweight in Rio, influences ring for the firstly tonight’s three pay-per-view undercard bouts. His opponent is Joe Hanks (23-2, 15 KOs), who has been out from the sport for three . 5 years after back-to-back losses to Andy Ruiz and Derrick Rossy. Seems like a bit of a showcase. We’ll help you stay posted.


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9.16pm EST
21:16

Hello and thank you for visiting ringside at Staples Center for tonight’s WBC heavyweight title fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. It’s one of the most intriguing, notable and consequential matchups that boxing’s bellwether division has put forth in many time: a clash between unbeatens who both have legitimate states the heavyweight title.

It has to be hell on the scrap, such as since it could enjoy several other ways. And perhaps surprisingly – about it is also possible for the matchup between unbeatens with 67 wins with regards to – it seems like a make-or-break fight equally for.

Wilder is a warm favourite since he’s been consistently active, with nearly all of his seven title defences developing while Fury was out of your sport for a few and a half many had ballooned as much as 25st. The American’s heat-seeking right hand is a very devastating weapon within the sport and seems much more than adequate to separate proceedings should it find purchase against an adversary that was dropped during the second round by shopworn, blown-up cruiserweight Steve Cunningham only six fights ago.

“[This is] definitely the most significant but certainly not the most difficult fight. I’ve fought way tougher guys than him,” Wilder said after Friday’s weigh-in here, the place that the American entered in excess of three stones lighter than his challenger – 15st 2lb weighed against 18st 4lb. “I be able to release everything that’s within just me. I can’t wait. I am going to knock him out.”

Yet reality remains Wilder has never been along with anyone of Fury’s class. The only recent names on his ledger even during the ballpark – the crafty but limited Artur Szpilka as well as the widely avoided Luis Ortiz – were both well ahead on my scorecards until Wilder closed the show with destructive outbursts of power. If your Gypsy King is a good fraction of the awkward operator who sincerely been a spoiler role to perfection against Wladimir Klitschko in quite arguably essentially the most boring heavyweight title fight ever sold, then Wilder can find himself in the race against a chance to solve the puzzle.

Of course, Fury is taken to the challenge prematurely, having fought a little list of tune-ups against a couple unknowns to get rid of the rust, but everything that is the opposite of the sport’s too common practice of developing the important fights around the wrong end of their sell-by dates is pleased accident.

We’re about two hours on the top level. Plenty more in to the future between once in a while.


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5.16pm EST
17:16

Bryan will be here shortly. At the same time here’s Barney Ronay’s column on Tyson Fury’s improbable return and unlikely advocacy.

Right then. A hairy man. A sweaty, frightening hairy man, all “hurricane energy” and strange, tender feelings. Now would you that remind you of in the realm of sport? This is the clue: performing bare his chest lots. He’s a little wild and melancholy. And quickly Sunday morning he will probably fight the fearsomely concussive WBC champion Deontay Wilder in La, culmination of your three-year cycle of triumph, pain and vilification.

Yes, it is actually not surprisingly Tyson Fury, British sport’s own Iron John, for whom victory will be a step towards a prospective unifying bout along with counterpoint, the buffed, shiny, notably measured Anthony Joshua; along with an occasion that could qualify as the single biggest British boxing event in history.

More than this, as well as perhaps still just a little obscured by his own tender hooligan act, Fury is also on the side of a genuinely extraordinary story. An abundance of athletes work their sources that are coming from a hamstring niggle or maybe a run of poor form. Fury has arrived back from the place folks don’t revisit from. Not simply the drugs and the going berserk in Magaluf as well as ballooning weight, for how long he has got lost 10 stone, nearby the same in principle as the birth to a fully-formed adult Lionel Messi. But the period where Fury seemed stuck in a moment, the defeat of Wladimir Klitschko that he’d been planning since he was 14 yrs . old, and who has appeared to overwhelm him at times.

Tyson Fury casts some unexpected light in the darkest of places | Barney Ronay

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