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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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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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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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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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The famous boxer coming from black slaves (Part 2)

Professional gladiator at the age of ‘old man’

A year after fighting Maddox, Richmond defeated a Jewish fighter named ‘Fighting’ Youssep. The match put him on the world boxing map and was quickly compared to puncher Jack Holmes, before leading Richmond to the second and final loss in life, against a nearly 20-year-old new opponent: Tom Cribb .

But Richmond’s second defeat was probably one of the greatest in boxing history at the time. Richmond and Cribb fought for 90 minutes in 25 rounds without anyone yielding. Eventually, Cribb defeated 42-year-old Richmond, becoming the boxing champion who ruled England from 1809 to 1822.

Richmond met his opponent Maddox in 1809 and won after 52 matches when he was 45 years old. Finally, Richmond saved enough money to own a pub. It was here that he met Tom Molineaux, also a free American slave. Instead of continuing to fight with each other, Richmond becomes Molineaux coach, with the overall goal of defeating national champion Tom Cribb.

But after losing twice to Cribb, Molineaux fired Richmond as his coach. Strangely enough, Richmond eventually became friends with Cribb and the two “former enemies” built a lasting friendship.

The professional career of Richmond is 17 wins and 2 losses. Richmond’s final victory took place when he was a “old man” 50 years old.

During his later years, Richmond continued to participate in boxing training and joined a pugilism club in London. Pinnacle vin When the coronation arrived in July 1821, he was the only black person invited to attend the coronation of King George IV.

His presence at the coronation showed a big difference between the white and black people of that time. While whites enjoy the privilege, pugil fighters must fight hard, often on the streets, to gain social respect and be considered the embodiment of success.

After the King’s coronation, Richmond returned to Cribb and his coaching career. Eight years later, in December 1829, Richmond spent his last night in the Tom Cribb pub in central London and died the next morning at the age of 66.

At the Tom Cribb pub in central London, today there is still a memorial billboard Richmond, on which the inscription “Liberation slaves, boxers, businessmen”.

Bill Richmond pioneered the black sports effort and was the first black athlete to gain the reputation and respect of British society and the Royal Family at that time. Perhaps without Bill Richmond fighting for his skin color in history, the world would probably not have had other sporting “giants” like Muhammad Ali and Jesse Owens.

In 1999, Bill Richmond was registered on the International Boxing Fame. He is one of the most famous boxer coming from black slaves in the history.

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The famous boxer coming from black slaves (Part 1)

Born in slavery, Bill Richmond fought tirelessly to become the greatest African American sports boxer of his time.

Born to be a warrior

On July 19, 1821, King George IV ascended the throne to rule England during a lavish coronation at the Palace of Westminster. In the dazzling palace, with solemn rituals, one was surprised and puzzled when 18 large figures appeared, especially among them a black man.

It was one of the top boxers in England, and also the most prestigious athletes of the time. But the fact that a black man had the honor of attending the King’s coronation was extremely rare in conservative 19th-century English society.

Bill Richmond was born a slave on Staten Island, New York in 1763 and grew up in the family of Richard Charlton, a wealthy pastor of St. Peter’s Church. Then an accidental meeting in the summer of 1776 changed the life of the slave boy.

That day, Brigadier General Percy, commander of British forces in the United States, entered a bustling pub where his soldiers were having a cup of tea. A battle broke out, and a lone protagonist defending himself became the center of attention: the 13-year-old Bill Richmond. General Percy was impressed by the boy’s fighting spirit, after which he persuaded Pastor Charlton to sell the young man.

In the 1700s, pugilism, also known as boxing, was one of the most popular sports in England and was probably the number one after horse racing. Initially General Percy arranged pugilism matches for Richmond solely to entertain his guests, and the black boy’s opponents were often the most “evil” British soldiers Percy could find. see.

The famous boxer

In 1777, Percy sent the young man to northern England, attending a school in Yorkshire. After marrying and having a child with a white woman, in 1795, Richmond moved to London and became the boxing coach of the Camelford Lord Thomas Pitt, a former navy officer who loved boxing.

Together Pitt and Richmond attended prizefighting matches (barefoot boxing), the boxers were not wearing gloves and the match could last a lot. Prizefighting is similar to today’s MMA or UFC matches, really brutal and bloody.

But it was not until 36 years old that Richmond entered the professional boxing career. In 1804, Richmond faced the notorious and invincible warrior George Maddox. Although the match lasted 9 innings, Richmond did not win, but his effort was a victory. Maddox often kills an opponent in just a few rounds, and it is unthinkable for a rookie to fight 9 rounds with him.

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Joshua accepted to lose a championship title to fight Fury

Anthony Joshua, a boxer who holds three WBA, WBO and IBF championships, wants to fight Tyson Fury in 2020, instead of attending belt battles.

Joshua currently holds three of the four major boxing belts, including WBA Super, IBF and WBO. In 2020, he is supposed to protect the IBF belt against Kubrat Pulev, and the WBO belt against Oleksandr Usyk. If fighting both matches, the goal of fighting Fury this year is unlikely to be realized.

The organization of the All-England match still faces a barrier from Fury, as the boxer may have to fight a third battle with Deontay Wilder, if the American boxer activates this provision within the next month.

In mid-2018, Gennady Golovkin was stripped of the middleweightweight IBF for not agreeing to a title defense match, because he was busy with Canelo Alvarez. Later, Canelo himself was deprived of this IBF belt in mid-2019.

Absolute champions began to be mentioned in the late 1980s, with Mike Tyson among the first champions to acquire the three WBA, WBC and IBF belts in the middle of 1987. By 1988, the WBO was established. It took 20 years for the remaining three organizations to be recognized as one of the four major titles of boxing.

The concept of absolute champion is now understood as a boxer who acquires all four WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO belts. Around 2004 WBO coined the names unified champion (boxers won two of the four major champions), undisputed champions (won three belts), and super champions (all four belts). However, this division has not been agreed upon by the remaining organizations.

A boxer, if stripped but not due to losing, is still called the absolute champion. In 2000, Lennox Lewis was stripped of the WBA belt for not attending the organization’s title match. However, he was still called the absolute champion until April 2001, when losing to Hasim Rahman.