How Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder

Tweet Tyson Fury landed more punches on Deontay Wilder in their Las Vegas rematch than the entirety of their first encounter, stopping the American in the seventh round. So, how do the numbers help to explain the gypsy king’s brilliance? Lee Saunders takes a look. Now fans across the globe have had time to digest the highly anticipated rematch, and with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forcing the sporting world to halt, what better time to look at the staggering statistics behind the gypsy king’s historic victory? Now holder of the…

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VAR is not fit for purpose

Tweet Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in its current form does not fulfil the purpose that fans and referees need it to, and will not work until it does. I don’t know about you, but in the last two months I have heard “clear and obvious error” enough times to last me a lifetime. This, of course, is the benchmark set by the powers that be for a decision to be overturned by VAR. This is my main issue with VAR, which for the record I am in favour of. Before…

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Doha World Championships media review

Tweet The Guardian are reporting that the empty seats during Dina Asher Smith’s 100m final left the arena in silence. They reported that around 1,000 people were in attendance by the time Asher-Smith’s 100m was on, and that the majority of them were journalists. This doesn’t tell a good story of Qatar’s sporting history or present, or of the country’s ability to entertain, as it appears they are struggling to attract spectators to what should be an entertaining event. The British media have also shunned excuses that the event schedule…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: America’s best ever?

Tweet At 37 years young, the enigmatic Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not slowed down in his pursuit of goal-scoring domination. After leaving Manchester United by mutual consent in March of last year following an injury engulfed campaign, you wouldn’t have been alone in sensing an ending to Ibrahimovic’s stunning innings in the game. In the early hours, however, credible football page Sporf reported that the Swede superstar claimed his half-century of goals in just 54 LA Galaxy appearances to cement his impact on yet another nation’s footballing scene. He has a…

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Stillborn charity appealing for help

Tweet Women who suffer stillborn deaths can be seven times as likely to suffer from PTSD, and twice as likely to suffer from depression. These figures are the reason why local charity Oscar’s Wish foundation are desperate to raise awareness of the issue plaguing so many lives. Oscar’s Wish Foundation was created in 2014 to provide comfort and support to families and friends who have experienced the devastating loss of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. And they believe more work needs to be done to help those…

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