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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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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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Why is Boxing harder to play than MMA? (Part 2)

Sophisticated tricks defeat the experienced opponents

But that is just the blow, Boxing’s strategy to keep strength is also a difficult problem to solve. Because the weapon is a fist, which has a short range but flexibility, the punches are forced to use their mobility to control the match.

Accordingly, the tempo of boxing is always maintained at the highest level because everyone has to move. This is also the reason why Boxing boxers easily exhausted than other martial arts because of the abuse of the law.

Ben Askren’s Lay n Pray tactic reduced the tempo of the game to below average

Boxing holding tactics are also more complicated because of the nature of the subject. The legs are forced to move so that they cannot receive attacks, you cannot “cuddle” the opponent to recover, even more unable to use the “concrete” strategy as safe as Kamaru Usman did with Tyron Woodley at UFC 235.

You must calculate each blow strikes, each stage “threaten” to the opponent to hesitate to attack. Even forced the opponent to “burn physical” when confronted with you.

In boxing, even when defending, you are still forced to move

In a rematch between Canelo and Golovkin, Canelo did the unthinkable, pushing back against the cardio Golovkin monster. Instead of fearing the strength and stamina of the opponent, Canelo Alvarez decided to lead the match in the rematch.

This cheeky tactic has caused Gennady Golovkin to have “breathless” moments after pitted against Canelo Alvarez. In other words, Canelo used the “suicide” tactic to burn Gennady Golovkin’s stamina. That was something no one could have anticipated before choosing to confront someone like Gennady Golovkin.

Along with Taekwondo and Wrestling, Boxing is considered a “basic fighting sport”, ie any country with an interest in sports must also have this subject. Now, if we are suddenly asked “the only country in the world without Boxing”, perhaps your only answer is the Bhutanese Buddhist paradise? Big mistake! Bhutan has a national Boxing team.

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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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Why is Boxing harder to play than MMA? (Part 1)

Boxing has only hand to hand while MMA has to fight hands, legs, wrestling. But why is Boxing harder to play than MMA?

In MMA, it is clear that the martial artist needs to know as many martial arts as possible and to maximize his potential and limit his opponent’s abilities in order to achieve the ultimate victory.

A MMA fighter must face many attacks from objects, fastening, punching, kicking, and knees. Obviously, MMA must pay attention to different aspects than MMA, but for that reason , MMA climax is not “hard” as Boxing peak. Because the rules were so wide, MMA had a time when it was misunderstood as a rule of life and death without rules

The code is strictly limited

Boxing is the most challenging stage in the martial arts. You must not use your feet, not use attorneys, not hugging, not turning, not running. However, you still have to ensure victory.

If in MMA, you cannot punch, you can kick, if you cannot kick, you can find a way to bring the game to the floor. Even non-professionals who watch MMA can speak up tactics. basically like that. However, in Boxing, if you cannot punch, what else will you do?

Constraint is the premise for creativity

Because only two fists are used to attack, Boxing fighters have only one concern is the opponent’s hands. All the focus was on each other’s fists, making the blow more visible and predictable than ever. Without being able to be clever or creative, Boxing-fighters would not be able to strike effectively.

To hit an opponent, you must be tricky.

In front of the big competitors, you must also be a big old fox to confront them. Gradually, the old tricks need to be replaced by the more advanced “tricks”. The beat, the psychology of hitting, the power begin to play so the trick becomes even more sophisticated and unpredictable.

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The interesting history of Mexican fighting style in boxing

Not sectarian like other martial arts, but the style of boxing is very diverse. The fighting style of a region, a country also always distinguishes itself from the rest. Boxing has many different playing styles, and each region of the world has different ideas and styles of play.

What influences the fighting style and style of a region or a country usually depends on the initial factors such as the boxing country, the culture of the host country, the physicality of the people of the host country.

The interesting history

Mexico used to be a poor country, with low wages and living standards. Mexican people always have to cross the US to do “underground” here with higher salaries.

American employers love to use “underground” labor for a variety of reasons, low wages, no paper insurance, and high labor productivity. Mexican workers built relationships with American capitalists at that time.

For American capitalists, more specifically boxing bosses, it was very difficult at that time to find people to train with the fighters. Partly because not everyone can afford to raise many boxers at once, partly because Americans like to watch Boxing and are not willing to take a fighter’s punches for a living.

The underground Mexican working class is willing to do everything for less than the standard US wage. This underground labor situation still exists today.

Gradually after these “martial artists” classes after working age, they will return to their homeland and open the boxing oven. This is the reason for the formation of the Mexican style – a close style at close range and belly fight.

Nowadays, the Mexican fighting style is one of the most feared fighting styles in modern boxing. The Mexicans, over time, have modified the style of play to become different from that of the old style.

Mexican boxers still compete at close range, but the ability to evade attacks and counter has gone to a new level. These consecutive combo combos are gradually replaced by a series of calculated attacks launched from many different angles. Stubbornness is also accompanied by the thinking mindfulness in boxing.

Highlight Mexican boxing

Mexicans, with legendary names dominating in the past such as Oscar De La Hoya, Erik Morales, Antonia Barrera until now Canelo Alvarez, Mikey Garcia, Santa Cruz, will continue to affirm the position of the Mexicans on world arena.

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How is boxing affected by Covid-19 pandemic? (Part 2)

Boxing does not have a tournament, there is no system for ranking players. It operates in a very primitive way. The punches challenge each other, the winner has money to bring back, the loser is empty-handed (although sometimes there are cases where the punch-losing person still has money). “All the fighters need is money, not a health report,” the Independent wrote.

Boxing has up to 4 management agencies including WBA (World Boxing Association), WBC (World Boxing Council), IBF (International Boxing Federation) and WBO (World Boxing Organization). Representatives of these four agencies never accept to sit together to elect a top management and they also do not agree that there will be only one champion.

The existence of WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO is simply making money. The organizers will host their own championship matches to call for sponsors, sell tickets, collect money, and award prizes to the winners. All 4 agencies have their own rules. The only thing they have in common is that they don’t have a long-term management plan. In weight classes, the world will always have 4 champions.

Tris Dixon, editor of Boxing News, wrote: “It never will be possible for these 4 organizations to sit together to come to an agreement. Because simply every organization has its own piece of cake and they are all living well with it so no one will share any one. ”

The fighters themselves have no need to change anything. “The fighters keep fighting, getting money and that’s enough. They don’t need to be a champion of a tournament, because their ultimate goal is always money, ”added British journalist Frank Warren.

Famous handler Amir Khan said that he himself and many other hands do not understand how the management mechanism operates. So whenever they had money, they would go to the floor, and Covid-19 would look after it.

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How is boxing affected by Covid-19 pandemic? (Part 1)

In the midst of the frozen world due to Covid-19, this month the Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing qualifier will still take place in London. Do fighters immune to corona virus or this event once again expose the flaw that has existed for so many years in boxing management?

Boxing has no highest executive organization

The major sports around the world for smooth, methodical and professional operation, thanks to a top management agency. For example, world football is run by FIFA, European football under UEFA.

Men’s tennis has the ATP rating system, women’s tennis is the WTA. Everything is so clear that when the world arose, the government would easily meet with the highest regulatory agencies to come up with a solution.

Recently, after the two positive cases of Covid-19 Premier League, the British Football Federation (FA) quickly met with representatives of the teams to unify the decision to postpone the four biggest English football leagues. April 3.

London is falling due to the Covid-19 virus, but from Saturday last week until March 23, 322 players from 42 countries still gathered in London to compete. In this group, there will be 77 punchers going to the next round, with the final goal of getting tickets to the Tokyo Olympic this summer.

Why do most sports events bring together many spectators, but “boxing” still takes place? Is it because the fighters are too strong and produce themselves with Covid-19? Of course not.

Boxing is still played in the midst of the pandemic is the most powerful denunciation for the management flaw of this sport. Although worth billions of dollars, is a sport that makes the audience spend tons of money to attend live, and also brings huge profits to the boxers, but boxing is not run by a team.

And therefore, not in the competition program at the department level, department or sports department in many countries.