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Deiveson Figueiredo is negative with coronavirus The Flyweight belt battle may be saved

Fortunately given the opportunity to compete for the second Flyweight belt, now the only obstacle for Deiveson Figueiredo is the evil COVID-19 virus.

Scheduled for the Flyweight belt at the UFC reunion on July 18 at UFC’s Fight Island, bad news came to Brazilian boxer Deiveson Figueiredo

First medical examination results before Figueiredo moved to Duel Island showed that he was positive for COVID-19. Boxers born in 1987 are at risk of 2nd time not touching the championship belt.

However, luckily, during the 2nd test, Deiveson Figueiredo gave negative results. According to information from the management of the 32-year-old boxer, this could be a sequel from the COVID-19 infection two months ago.

Deiveson Figueiredo is temporarily negative with coronavirus in the last inspection

Even so, to be able to reach the upper house on July 18, Figueiredo still needs to pass two required rounds of COVID-19 when it arrives on the Island of Fighting this weekend. If successful, his title battle will proceed as planned, otherwise, Alexandre Pantoja will be the replacement if Figueiredo re-positive for the evil virus.

At the end of February, Figueiredo defeated TKO Joseph Benavidez in the second half in the Flyweight belt match. However, by exceeding the standard weight of 125lbs makes Brazilian boxers unable to win the championship.

Defeating TKO Joseph Benavidez but Figueiredo still could not win the belt due to overweight

With the second chance, surely, the COVID-19 test with successful weight loss is the goal that “God of War” needs to overcome in order to play as intended.

Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez are expected to lead the UFC Fight Night 172 event on July 18 (July 19 according to Vietnam time). This is the third event in a series of 4 nights of UFC competition on Fight Island of UFC in July.

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Dana White is confident that Conor McGregor will return in 2021

UFC president is not surprised if Conor McGregor announced returning to the ring next year. Busy with matches on Fight Island and UFC 251, UFC president Dana White must not forget the retirement announcement that caused the tumultuous MMA of Conor McGregor.

However, contrary to previous times, White was quite apathetic and even claimed to never contact Conor to talk about this issue. He insisted he would consider Conor to be a retired martial artist.

Conor McGregor made his retirement announcement in early June

After the match against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, Conor McGregor returned to his native Ireland and began his activities as the COVID-19 epidemic spread in this country. On the UFC side, President Dana White said the reason why Conor has not returned because it has not been able to find a suitable opponent on both sides.

It is hard to find a suitable opponent for Conor

Ranked No. 4 at Lightweight, Conor McGregor no longer has a lot of options for the upper stage when now the most viable names are only Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier – the same punches in the Top 5 of the weight class.

Will Conor McGregor retire or not, and who will be the Irish fist punch nodded in agreement for the return date? Perhaps this question still takes time before Conor regains interest in playing again.

Does UFC no longer need McGregor?

Although Conor McGregor has retired a while ago, it now seems that UFC no longer needs his box office charm. The match between Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman in the semi-finals at UFC 251 helped the event attract 1.3 million purchases via cable television, the highest number UFC has earned since 2.4 million.

According to UFC, the number just lost was quite impressive because Masvidal had not been in the plan to attend the event before, but his presence just 6 days before the event witnessed a sudden increase.

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UFC is having a hard time due to Covid-19

UFC is having a hard time organizing the event because their fighters are continuously attacked by Covid-19.

As expected, Pedro Munhoz will stand at UFC Fight Night 172 on July 16. The opponent of Brazilian boxers is Frankie Edgar. However, the UFC has confirmed that Pedro Munhoz has been positive for Covid-19 and has never returned.

Pedro Munhoz has Covid-19

The UFC is currently looking for an alternative and the match with Frankie Edgar on July 16 will continue as usual. However, with too much time and the mandatory requirements of medical examination, it is possible that Edgar’s debut in the chicken weight class (53 – 55 kg) will have to be rescheduled.

Pedro Munhoz (18-4-1 MMA) is a 7th ranked fighter in the UFC chicken rankings. The Brazilian puncher has been blocked from a 3-match winning streak when facing Aljamain Sterling at UFC 238. With the forced withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 172, Munhoz’s time to return to the championship race will be greatly interrupted.

UFC Fight Night 172 currently has 8 matches scheduled, the match is the confrontation between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige in featherweight class (61-66 kg).

There have been 4 matches canceled or affected because of Covid-19, besides the Battle of Munhoz – Edgar there are also matches Vinicius Moreira – Modestas Bukauskas, Anderson dos Santos – Jack Shore and Carla Esparza – Marina Rodriguez.

In addition to Munhoz, Moreira, along with Dos Santos, were infected with Covid-19, causing the matches with these fighters to change. A coach of Marina Rodriguez was positive for the virus so although Marina was not positive, UFC had to move this match to another event.

Before Pedro Munhoz, another Brazilian boxer Gilbert Burns was also positive for Covid-19 and withdrew from the title match at the imminent UFC 251. So, the players attending the upcoming martial arts events are very worried. UFC President Dana White has not yet commented on the incident.

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Conor McGregor unexpectedly challenged WWE president Vince McMahon

Targeting the CEO of the world’s leading wrestling tournament, Conor McGregor always knows how to polish his name.

Conor McGregor retired, which was one of the top MMA news in June. Even Dana White and Conor’s longtime coach John Kavanagh confirmed this to be true.

And recently, TheMacLife page continued to post stormy information: Conor McGregor wanted to encroach into the wrestling arena to perform WWE by challenging … President Vince McMahon.

In addition, Conor himself used his personal account to share the above post with the content “McMahon vs. McGregor CEO Flashmatch ”, a reference to the confrontation between him and the president of WWE empire – Vince McMahon.

Conor McGregor offered to switch to WWE by challenging President Vince McMahon

Was intended to attend WWE in 2017, however, this intention of Conor McGregor did not materialize. This is also considered the reason why Conor quickly turned to the Boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Conor’s gait is said to be cosplaying from Vince McMahon’s pitch walk.

The second time he revealed his intention to join WWE right after announcing his retirement from the MMA world, surely, many viewers were wondering if this would be another decision of Conor to roam, or continue to be just a how to make an Irish boxer grab the attention of the martial arts community

WWE champion Drew McIntyre warned of the challenge of Conor McGregor

Drew McIntyre, who holds the WWE championship, warns Conor McGregor of his intention to challenge the venerable president Vince McMahon.

Challenge WWE president Vince McMahon is the latest news Conor McGregor – UFC superstar brings to the audience. Of course, a shocking statement to get attention is something everyone understands when talking about this act of “The Notorious”.

But the current WWE champion Drew McIntyre did not consider Conor’s words to be a joke. Even McIntyre directly warned Conor about his intentions.

Drew McIntyre’s post about Conor’s intention to encroach

Winning the WWE title in early 2020, Drew McIntyre is the newest champion of the world’s largest performing wrestling tournament. The Scottish wrestler defeated 6 opponents, including the most famous champion Brock Lesnar in the important match to ascend to the throne at WrestlerMania 36.

It can be seen that Conor McGregor’s “invitations” to WWE not only attracted the attention of MMA fans. Now, even the champions of this tournament have to speak out about that intention, showing that the attraction of “The Notorious” is still huge after the announcement of the retirement of MMA in early June.

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The most noticeably fierce boxing matches recently

The boxer launched 232 punch knock-out opponents quickly

The puncher had a scary knock-out screen, using 232 punches to knock out the opponent.

The Covid-19 pandemic still has many complicated developments, so most of the martial arts events cannot take place. Although the United States is heavily affected by the disease, managers still organize mixed martial arts tournaments such as UFC, Bellator, Titan FC …

Joining boxing events in the US, over the weekend, Mexicans also held a boxing tournament in Mexico capital. The most notable competition took place in the super chicken class (58.97 kg) between the two home punchers, Miguel Berchelt (28 years old) and Eleazer Valenzuela (25 years old).

With a longer age and more experienced experience in battle, Berchelt played ahead of the young opponent in 5 rounds. In the sixth half, the 28-year-old puncher defeated his opponent after a series of punches described by Marca newspaper (Spain) as “brutal”, AS (Spain) said that this was a “wild” match.

In the post-match video compilation on social networking platform Youtube, Top Rank Boxing has statistics that Berchelt has hit 232 shots on target in a knock-out victory against Valenzuela.

After 39 games, Berchelt won 38 wins and lost only once, including 34 knock-out opponents. Loser Valenzuela spent the 39th match, losing the 14th, having 21 victories and 4 draws.

Fight for 25 minutes and then go to the emergency room

The UFC Fight Night event took place over the weekend with a very interesting focus match. Hosts Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker (New Zealand) offer fans a spectacular display with a total length of up to 25 minutes (playing 5 rounds, 5 minutes each).

From the first moments of the first half to the last second, the two punchers showed what the most quintessential they have. They repeatedly launched quality punches and strikes towards the opponent and stood firm until the last second.

The match closed with a victory for Dustin Poirier with a score (48–47, 48–47, 48–46) against Hooker and according to The Sun (England), both winners and losers were hospitalized shortly thereafter. The organizers decided to vote for this match as “the best of the night” with a prize of US $ 50,000 for winner Dustin Poirier.

The Daily Mail (UK) said that this is the “best match” in 2020 of UFC. After receiving medical treatment in the hospital, despite many wounds all over the body, the health of Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker was stable.

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Did you know: Boxing was once on the verge of extinction?

Boxing is a sport with a long history. But in a long period of history, it once stood on the verge of extinction.

Around the 17th century BC, boxing through the Mediterranean island of Crete spread to ancient Greece. From the frescoes unearthed at the ruins on Santorini Island on the Aegean Sea, one can see the posture of a teenage boy fighting Boxing.

At a site on the Aegean coast of the 5th century BC, scientists also discovered a pair of porcelain vase with pictures of two people fighting Boxing. Archaeological findings in the Mesopotamian plateau also discovered the relics of Boxing activity 1700 years ago.

In addition, Ancient Greek Mythology tells of the 1000-year-old Prince of Athens, Sahias, who mastered boxing, practicing this type of Boxing. Contemporary, in ancient Greece Boxing is considered a sport of competition. These things make it clear Boxing was very popular in ancient Greece.

Boxing is the 3rd oldest sport after running and wrestling. In ancient Egypt, Boxing was a very flourishing sport. Then came the time of the ancient Roman Empire, due to the Roman emperor Theodores issuing a ban on Boxing so the sport seems to have stood on the verge of extinction.

At the same time, in fact, people no longer loved Boxing. The main reason is that the form of Boxing has changed, Boxing is no longer a sport that makes people enjoy anymore. It has turned into a form of entertainment that satisfies a part of the privileged class in society, while simultaneously showing its devastating side.

Boxing was once virtually eradicated in history

At that time, the privileged class captured criminals, prisoners, and Boxing practicing slaves. They arrested these men when fighting, with their hands wrapped in a special rope, which contained weapons such as pieces of steel, pieces of lead and barbed wire. When forced them to fight is very brutal brutal.

In the eyes of this privileged class, those who fight even if they die will be nothing small. They see fighting like children playing toys, playing around with criminals or being taken prisoner.

Another reason is that in Europe, horse-riding is a sport of the nobility began to flourish. The development of techniques on horseback limited the development of Boxing. People gradually stopped practicing Boxing. Boxing began to decline until almost disappeared.

Thereafter, over 1200 years, until the 17th century, in boxing was revived and developed again. During that 1200-year period, boxing was almost eradicated, and it was unnoticed by everyone.

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Who is Tyson Fury, the WBC world heavyweight champion?

Tyson Luke Fury was born on August 12, 1988 in Manchester. His parents are Irish named John and Amber. Tyson Fury was born 3 months premature and weighs only 450g. His father chose the name Tyson, inspired by heavyweight legend Mike Tyson.

Tyson Fury’s family has a long tradition of Boxing. His father competed in the 1980s and became known as “Gypsy” John Fury. Tyson Fury’s cousins ​​are also professional boxers, including Hughie Fury, Nathan Gorman, Andy Lee and Hosea Burton. Tyson Fury’s half-brother, Tommy Fury, at the end of 2018 also started his career.

Fury came to Boxing at the age of 10. His amateur record table is 31-4 with 2 gold medals, 1 gold medal and 1 bronze medal in European, English and world tournaments. Tyson Fury began his professional career in December 2008.

After 24 consecutive victories and winning domestic and continental championships, Tyson Fury had the opportunity to compete against Wladimir Klitschko in the WBA belt match ( Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring together with the title of Lineal champion in November 2015.

Tyson Fury returns to glory after a victory over Deontay Wilder

After the victory over Wladimir Klitschko, Fury retired because of instability. During this time, Tyson Fury gained a lot of weight because of the abuse of alcohol and drugs. In December 2016, Tyson Fury was determined to return. He has battled mental health issues, with cravings and with alcoholism. With less determination, Tyson Fury lost 63kg and had a rematch in June 2018.

On December 1, Tyson Fury competed with Deontay Wilder for the first time. Although the match was more impressive than the opponent, the match had a controversial draw.

On February 22, Tyson Fury fought against Deontay Wilder and won an overwhelming victory. With the Knockout triumph, Tyson Fury confirmed that he deserves to be the owner of the WBC belt.

Profile Tyson Fury

Date of Birth: August 12, 1988

British nationality

Height: 206cm

Weight: Heavyweight

Professional achievement: 30-0-1

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Which boxing belt is the most prestigious nowadays?

With the Boxing Championship belt sprouting like mushrooms after the rain, even those who regularly follow Boxing can easily mistake the importance of each belt.

Currently in the boxing industry, there are many championship belts of many different leagues, but only 4 belts of WBO, WBA, WBC and IBF are truly recognized by the whole world.

The reason for the existence of so many different titles is because in the 1920s, a series of British boxing committees created a series of championship titles in order to attract customers for matches.

By 1963, the two largest committees of the time had grown into WBA and WBC – the first two official Boxing federations. 20 years later IBF and WBO were established, since then there are 4 Boxing unions in the world.

Boxing currently has too many world federations/associations

With the existence of 4 different federations/associations, the title of “World Champion” is no longer valid as it used to be. In addition, WBA has made the championship title “lighter” by dividing the championship belt into two categories “regular” and “super”.

What is a “regular” WBA championship title? Put simply, the WBA considers the league to have only one boxer at the top of the weight class is not enough to split the belt into “regular” and “super”.

Initially, the “super” WBA belt was only given to boxers who owned the championship belt in various weight classes as a special title. However, not long after, WBA blatantly created a “super” belt competition for all weight classes. Now every weight class has boxers that own “regular” and “super” belts.

WBA has once confirmed that they are planning to unify “super” and “regular” WBA titles into a championship title to avoid confusion, but this has not yet happened.

The IBO boxing championship belt

On the other hand, the IBO championship belt is one of the most controversial.

The IBO Federation was established in 1988, five years after the introduction of IBF and WBO. For many boxing fans the world-wide 4 leagues is too much and the existence of the 5th federation makes the meaning of the world championship title trivial.

One of the most recent examples of IBO belts not being recognized by the majority of Boxing fans is that after the match between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr, many media outlets around the world chose not to list IBO belts. in the list of titles that Andy Ruiz Jr won.

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Top 10 greatest fists in the last decade

Here is the list of the 10 greatest boxing fighters published by BoxRec that has faced many controversies.

Recently, BoxRec has published a list of the 10 greatest boxers. Headed by Floyd Mayweather, the boxer holds a record of 50 wins in a 21-year career. “Single-handed defeat” has held many world championships in 5 weight classes, and is considered one of the boxers with the best defensive skills ever.

Mayweather was voted BoxRec’s greatest boxer

Behind Mayweather is Manny Pacquiao – the defeat of former American puncher in the super classic match in 2015. “Pac Man” is also the only person on the list still playing professionally. Muhammad Ali – the late legend is considered by many fans to be the greatest puncher, ranked 4th, behind Carlos Monzon.

BoxRec’s list is not less controversial, when names like Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Rocky Marciano or Roberto Duran … are not in the top 10. Even, there are opinions against the No. 1 and 2.

Mayweather retired with unbeaten record. However, the former American puncher lost points in the eyes of the NHM, because most accepted to compete with weaker opponents to maintain the unbeaten chain. For Paccquiao, the Filipino puncher was the first boxer to win 8 different weight classes, but most boxing fans said that “Pac Man” was not enough to rank above Ali.

The fourth position of the legendary Ali is not less controversial.

Top 10 greatest boxers voted by BoxRec are as follows.

10. Julio Cesar Chavez – 107-6-2 (Win – Loss – Draw)

9. Oscar De La Hoya – 39-6-0

8. Archie Moore – 186-23-10

7. Joe Louis – 66-3-0

6. Bernard Hopkins – 55-8-2

5. Sugar Ray Robinson – 174-19-6

4. Muhammad Ali – 56-5-0

3. Carlos Monzon – 87-3-9

2. Manny Pacquiao – 62-7-2

1. Floyd Mayweather – 50-0-0

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Why is Boxing harder to play than MMA? (Part 3)

What about MMA?

Even in Europe, there are still some countries like France that do not accept professional MMA. Right in the US – “home of UFC“, the ban on MMA in New York was only lifted last year.

Asia – where the OneChampionship tournament is taking place, the expansion of the tournament market is still at a standstill in many countries, even though these are already established facilities and MMA practitioners. Africa – although there have been many successful countries in Boxing but still in the “learning” about MMA.

The paradox of choice

There is a famous paradox that is “the paradox of choice”. That means when you have so many options, you won’t know what to choose. This explains why when people are too free, people often get bored.

Or it can also be understood that if you have too many pairs of shoes, you will not know which ones you need to choose to go out. Likewise, MMA has too many options so that the boxer gets stuck in the development of skills.

In MMA, when facing a punch, you can wrestle, you can kick as well as can counter it with another punch. But because of that, you fall into a state of “how to counter that punch?”

To capture cards of Manny Pacquiao, Manuel Marquez had to resort to click-only tactics without hitting. Of course these feint moves are harmless, Nonetheless, they are key to Marquez’s KO victory over Pacquiao.

MMA can be compared to a problem of many unknowns with many different systems of equations. To solve such a system of equations with many unknowns, sometimes you just need to find a single unknown.

Just like to defeat Khabib, you just need to get past his wrestling skills. Obviously, so far, no one has been able to do that, but you’ve mastered the most basic concept of tactics to defeat Khabib.

In Boxing, you only need to search for only one unknown number, but that unknown comes with a complicated problem. To solve the “find x” Boxing problem, you have to create a complex system of equations with “assumptions” to then gradually eliminate and eventually arrive at the solution stage. Boxing is a simple subject to the complexity.