Fury vs Usyk goes down on May 18 – and Mike Tyson has already given his verdict.

Boxing legend Mike Tyson has given his prediction for the upcoming heavyweight title unification fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.

The bout, which will be hosted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will take place on May 18 after a number of postponements.

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The ‘Gypsy King’ will take on the unbeaten Ukrainian in a highly-anticipated bout, with his last fight having seen him taken the distance by Francis Ngannou.

Mike Tyson made bold Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk prediction after expertly  breaking down fight

Fury and Usyk were originally due to face off on February 17, but the Morecambe-born fighter was forced to withdraw after suffering a cut above his eye in sparring.

And speaking to Fight Hub TV in January, ‘Iron Mike’ Tyson gave his prediction for the fight – and broke down how he believes it will go.

He said: “Hey, we should [not focus on what Fury did against Ngannou], but you have to understand that he is still the champion.

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“He made that night a great night. He gave Francis the opportunity, and that was just a bad night at the office for him. We all have bad nights, and listen, that was his bad night.

“I look forward to that fight [Fury versus Usyk]. That is going to be an interesting fight.

“I’m going towards Tyson Fury because I think he’s just going to overpower him. He’s going to catch up with him and overpower him.

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“I got to go with Fury. I think he’s the best fighter in the world, especially in the heavyweight division. Great fighters lose, great fighters look bad, that doesn’t stop them from being great fighters.”

Since defeating Deontay Wilder to win the WBC crown back in March 2020, Fury has defended his title against Wilder, Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora.

Usyk defended his unified titles against Anthony Joshua and Daniel Dubois.

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Tyson, meanwhile, is now preparing for a fight of his own, as he will come out of retirement to take on Jake Paul in Arlington, Texas on July 20.

The bout will be contested under professional rules and streamed live on Netflix. It will consist of eight two-minute rounds with 14oz gloves.

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul are hoping they aren’t the only heavy hitters coming to Dallas this summer.

Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions announced a series of VIP ticket packages for the July 20 prize fight Thursday, including one package that will run $2

million. The $2 million package, dubbed the MVP Owner’s Experience, will offer two ringside apron seats never before offered in boxing.

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The VIP package also includes four first-row floor seats and four second-row floor seats, along with a pre-fight photo with Paul and Tyson and gloves signed by both fighters.

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“We’re trying to bring awareness and exposure back to boxing in a gigantic way. That has not been the case for many, many years,” MVP co-founder Nakisa Bidarian said, per Jessica Golden of CNBC.

Tyson and Paul are set for a heavyweight prizefight at AT&T Stadium on July 20. The fight will be an officially sanctioned fight after initially being billed as an exhibition.

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Tyson last fought Roy Jones Jr. in a November 2020 exhibition. His last professional bout was a June 2005 loss to Kevin McBride. The 19 years between professional boxing matches is unheard of, but we’re in a new era in the sport.

Tyson, Jones, Evander Holyfield and several legends have come out of retirement for pay checks in recent years due to the growth of the celebrity boxing trend.

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Paul, who became famous from Vine and YouTube, is the face of the movement. He began his career with a fight against streamer Ali Eson Gib in 2020 and then knocked out Nate Robinson on the Tyson-Jones undercard later that year. From there, Paul’s boxing career launched into the stratopshere, making him one of the most bankable names in the sport.

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Paul is 9-1 in his pro career overall, with his lone loss coming to Tommy Fury, the brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

“I saw a YouTube of him at 16 doing weird dances. That’s not the guy I’m gonna be fighting,” Tyson said last month. “This guy is gonna come, he’s gonna try to hurt me, which I’m accustomed to, and he’s gonna be greatly mistaken.”


Luke Donald will captain Europe at the Ryder Cup for the second time in succession next year, with the Englishman already getting to work on his title defence

Luke Donald’s Ryder Cup preparations are in full swing for 2025, as the European captain and his assistant Edoardo Molinari took to the Bethpage Black course on Monday.

Donald is set to make history as the first Ryder Cup leader since Bernard Gallacher in 1995 to captain consecutive events, with the ex-world No. 1 returning to his role in the United States next Autumn.

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Last October, Donald led Europe to a triumphant victory on home turf, defeating their American counterparts 16.5-11.5 at Marco Simone.

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Despite his title defence being over a year away, the Englishman has already begun his Bethpage studies after playing the New York track alongside vice-captain Molinari.

In contrast, his American rivals have yet to even reveal their captain for next year’s event following a lacklustre performance in Italy.

Tiger Woods, who has participated in eight Ryder Cups throughout his career, winning 13 matches and losing 21, is widely expected to spearhead Team USA’s comeback on home soil. Following his return at last month’s Masters, Woods disclosed that he was in discussions with PGA of America chief Seth Waugh about captaining his country.

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The 15-time major champion revealed at Augusta National in April, stating: “It’s something that Seth and I are going to sit back and talk about it after this event. I said I’m going to be busy for a couple weeks, so let me focus on getting through this week and hopefully getting another jacket, and then we can sit back and talk about it next week.”

Four weeks have elapsed but an announcement regarding the captaincy remains pending, with Woods and the PGA of America maintaining their silence. Meanwhile, the expedition to Bethpage has supplemented the European team’s 2025 preparations, as Donald has already appointed two vice-captains.

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Accompanying Molinari is former Rome assistant and 2018 captain Thomas Bjorn, another one of Donald’s dependable aides. Bjorn’s reappointment was announced last month, evidencing a rich history of Ryder Cup involvement both on-course and off.

Donald expressed his excitement over Bjorn’s reappearance within the team, saying: “I am very excited to have Thomas back on the team – once I was appointed as captain again, my thoughts quickly went to who I wanted to have in the backroom staff.

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“And Thomas certainly was one of those. He means a lot to me. He’s passed on his knowledge and I’ve had a great relationship with him over the last few years.

“To have those relationships, to enjoy the people you’re spending time with along that journey is really important.”

With a focus set on the Ryder Cup, Donald and his team are setting their sights on their first victory away from home since 2012 when Jose Maria Olazabal’s side gloriously took the title during the Miracle at Medinah.


Bout to take place on July 20 in Arlington

ddsmakers seem to have made up their minds about the outcome of the highly anticipated Mike Tyson-Jake Paul fight, and their pick might come as a surprise to many. Despite Tyson’s legendary status, it’s Paul who has emerged as the solid favorite among oddsmakers for their upcoming sanctioned pro heavyweight bout scheduled for July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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At 27, Paul has youth on his side, and this seems to be a significant factor for many oddsmakers. Five sportsbooks have already posted odds for the fight, with DraftKings listing Paul as a -180 favorite, meaning bettors would need to wager $180 to win $100 if Paul prevails.

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A big underdog

In contrast, Tyson is listed as a +135 underdog, indicating that bettors would win $135 for every $100 bet if Tyson emerges victorious.

“It’s all about age,” DraftKings oddsmaker Johnny Avello told USA Today.

“Who steps in the ring at 57 years old?

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“We realize people are going to say, ‘Mike Tyson? The great Mike Tyson is an underdog in this against Jake Paul?’

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“And they probably are going to bet the underdog, but we’re OK with that.

“So as oddsmakers we have to look at who actually is fighting these days, and that would be Paul.

“He has some skills. I’m sure he’s not going to just stand there and let Tyson just beat the crap out of him.”

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While Tyson did step back into the ring in 2020 for an eight-round exhibition against Roy Jones Jr., which ended in a draw, he hasn’t fought professionally since 2005. Tyson‘s last pro bout was on June 11, 2005, when he failed to come out for the seventh round against Kevin McBride.

Fight to take place in July

n a recent interview, Jake Paul sent shockwaves through the boxing world with a message about his upcoming fight against Mike Tyson. The YouTube-star-turned-boxer is set to face the former heavyweight world champion in a high-profile match scheduled for this July in Texas.

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Despite the significant age difference, with Paul being almost 30 years younger than Tyson, the former appears undaunted by the prospect of stepping into the ring with the boxing legend.

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Jake Paul and Mike Tyson at war

“It’s war; all is fair in love and war,” Paul told Sky Sports.

“I love the guy, but as soon as it turned into a pro fight, one of us has to die.

“He’s taking this very, very seriously and that’s what’s going to make the fight amazing for all the fans.

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“[Tyson] is a killer. I’m moving up to the heavyweight division so he’s going to have some advantages but that’s what’s going to make this fight exciting.

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“We both have one-punch knockout. This is what he was destined to do and what he was born for. And he was the one who wanted it to be a pro fight.

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We were figuring out the rules and Mike said, ‘I want it to be a pro fight. I want to end this kid and stop everything he’s doing.’ So I agreed to make it a pro fight and it’s as real as it gets.”

The bout between Paul and Tyson has been officially confirmed as an eight-round professional fight. Both fighters will be using 14oz gloves, and there will be no headgear worn during the match.

It’s a Cinco de Mayo weekend celebration in Las Vegas on Saturday as Mexican icon Canelo Alvarez defends his undisputed super middleweight championship against unbeaten countryman Jaime Munguia.

Alvarez, 33, will look for the third defense of his undisputed reign as he looks to protect his status as one of the pound-for-pound boxers in the game. The 27-year-old Munguia, meanwhile, will aim for the defining victory of his 43-bout career in his second fight with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach in his corner.

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The PBC on Prime Video pay-per-view also represents the first time Alvarez has agreed to fight a fellow Mexican-born boxer since Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in 2017.

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Also on the card is WBC interim welterweight champion Mario Barrios as he takes on Fabian Maidana. Plus, Brandon Figueroa looks to defend his WBC interim featherweight title against Jessie Magdaleno. Opening the PPV festivities is a secondary title fight in the welterweight division when champion Eimantas Stanionis takes on Gabriel Maestre.

CBS Sports will be with you throughout the entire way on Saturday, beginning with the start of the pay-per-view broadcast at 8 p.m. ET, so be sure to follow along with the live results and highlights below.

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Fight card, results

  • Canelo Alvarez (c) def. Jaime Munguia via unanimous decision (117-110, 116-111, 115-112)
  • Mario Barrios (c) def. Fabian Maidana via unanimous decision (116-111, 116-111, 116-11)
  • Brandon Figueroa (c) def. Jessie Magdaleno via ninth-round TKO
  • Eimantas Stanionis (c) def. Gabriel Maestre (117-111, 118-110, 119-109)

Alvarez vs. Munguia scorecard, live coverage

ROUND 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 TOTAL
Alvarez (c) 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 118
Munguia 9 9 10 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 9 109


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We head to the scorecards after 12 exciting rounds. While a wide Alvarez decision is expected, Munguia’s stock has been raised considerably from this performance.

I’ve got it 118-109 for Canelo Alvarez

R12: 10-9, Alvarez (Overall unofficial scorecard: 118-109 Alvarez)

R12: Big counter shots from Alvarez in the closing seconds but they go the distance.

R12: Nice counter jab from Alvarez. Munguia rallies with a flurry. Things start to heat up late.

R12: Alvarez lands a big right to the lead shoulder of Munguia. Right cross lands flush for Alvarez!

R12: Lead left hook for Canelo. Nice body shot from the champ and he comes back with a right uppercut.

R12: Alvarez hooks to the body. They trade stiff jabs.

ROUND 12: Last chance for Munguia and he comes out aggressive. Nice left hook inside. Big combos from the challenger.

R11: 10-9, Munguia (Overall unofficial scorecard: 108-100 Alvarez)

R11: Close round but give the edge to Munguia for pushing the pace and being the aggressor.

R11: Good body work from Munguia.

R11: Nice rally from Munguia as he lands a pair of right hands on Alvarez.

R11: Nice left hook inside by Munguia. Canelo answers with a combo.

R11: An accidental head clash might have drawn blood from the nose of Munguia.

R11: Even when Alvarez isn’t landing flush, he’s still pounding away on the arms of his opponent. Munguia is starting to get frustrated and aggressive.

ROUND 11: Munguia off to a busy start behind the jab. Alvarez remains just too quick with his counter shots. He works a combo on Munguia.

Munguia remains strong and dangerous despite Alvarez seemingly running away with the fight on the scorecards.

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R10: Munguia has one heck of a chin because Alvarez is teeing off with clean punches and he’s still standing.

R10: Big left hooks down low for Alvarez. And a right cross rocks Munguia!

R10: Left uppercut for Alvarez. Munguia pressures but eats a stiff jab in return. Another uppercut for Alvarez to split the guard.

R10: The crowd is back to chanting for Munguia. Heavy trading from both. Nice flurrying from Munguia inside.

ROUND 10: Munguia remains game as he backs Alvarez to the ropes. Good combo downstairs from the challenger. Alvarez answers with a quick, lead left hook.


Canelo Alvarez returns to the ring on Saturday night, when he will take on fellow Mexican boxer Jaime Munguia in a highly anticipated event. Alvarez last fought in September, when he defeated Jermell Charlo by unanimous decision. Munguia’s last bout came a few months ago in January, when he knocked out John Ryder.

The two have been very respectful throughout fight week, although Canelo’s long-standing bitterness with Munguia’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, finally came to a head at an explosive press conference.

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Alvarez and Munguia will square off at the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas. The event will begin at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT and will be shown on DAZN PPV and PBC PPV via Prime Video.

Mario Barrios‘ right eye has substantial swelling. He’s been in control, but this could be a real problem in the final few rounds.

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Canelo always knows how to put on a show, so it’s no surprise he’ll be accompanied by a famous music artist for his ring walk.

We’re through 8 rounds and Mario Barrios is in control. Not enough action from Fabian Maidana to this point, although he’s landed a few shots.

Down goes Maidana! Big shot from Barrios and he’s looking to end it after a knockdown.

AND STILL! @E_Stanionis protects improves his flawless record, moving to 15-0 by defeating Gabriel Maestre in the amateurs, and now again in the professionals, to keep his WBA strap. #StanioniosMaestre

The final round begins! Stanionis and Maestre are going at it.

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The final few rounds begin, with Maestre needing to win them all in order to make this interesting.

Canelo won’t look past his opponent tonight, but everyone wants one specific fight to happen next no matter the outcome.

The undefeated Mexican prepares for the most importat fight of his life.

Canelo has been at this a very long time, yet his record is still nearly perfect.

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Canelo Alvarez comes into this fight with an incredible 60-2-2 record. Following a loss to Dmitry Bivol in May of 2022, Alvarez returned to his natural weight and rattled off three straight victories in which he defended his undisputed titles. His three opponents were Gennady GolovkinJohn Ryder and Jermell Charlo.

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Jaime Munguia will enter the ring with a spotless 43-0 record. The 27-year-old has long been on the verge of stardom, but he hasn’t quite fought top fighters. His biggest wins of the past few years have come against RyderSergiy Derevyanchenko and Gabriel Rosado.

Alvarez and Munguia will headline the night’s main card, which will only feature four fights. Those fights will count for a lot, though, as all four have titles on the line.

Tennis legend Paul McNamee has hailed Novak Djokovic’s latest “remarkable achievement,” with the Serbian set to extend his reign as the oldest No 1 in ATP history.

Having recently overtaken Roger Federer as the oldest player to ever be world No 1 – across either the men’s or women’s games – recent results mean his time at the top will continue.

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Jannik Sinner’s withdrawal from his Madrid Open quarter-final means it is now all but impossible that he can replace the Serbian at the top spot before the French Open later this month.

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While Carlos Alcaraz’s loss in the last eight of his home Masters 1000 event means that he has lost even further ground, with the world No 3 set to be over 2,500 points behind Djokovic when the rankings update next week.

All that means Djokovic will be No 1 on May 22nd – when the 24-time Grand Slam champion celebrates his 37th birthday, just before his Roland Garros title defence.

Federer was aged 36 when he was last world No 1 in 2018, while Serena Williams was the oldest WTA No 1 in WTA history, aged 35 in 2017.

A long-time supporter of Djokovic, Australian McNamee – a five-time doubles major winner and former No 1 in that discipline – took to social media to congratulate the Serbian.

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He said: “After all Novak Djokovic has been through, including in my country, which would have broken many athletes, let’s give credit where credit is due… being #1 turning 37 years of age is a remarkable achievement.”

Recent results mean that Djokovic is not only going to be the first 37-year-old to be world No 1 but will also extend his reign as the longest-reigning No 1 in ATP history.

He currently has spent 423 weeks at the top of the ATP rankings, first holding the top spot in July 2011, and having spent the last 34 weeks as No 1 after regaining the ranking following his US Open victory last September.

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Though there will be rankings pressure on him across Roland Garros and also Wimbledon – where he reached the final in 2023 – it is not impossible to imagine Djokovic reaching 450 weeks as No 1.

With fewer points to defend over the next two months, Sinner has a fairly strong chance of usurping him.

But doubts currently circle over the world No 2’s fitness after sustaining a hip injury during his Madrid campaign.


After missing Madrid, Djokovic is set to return at the Italian Open next week, where he reached the quarter-final 12 months ago.

It will be his second clay event of 2024, after reaching the last four in Monte Carlo.


May 3 (UPI) — Tiger Woods said he felt “honored” to receive a required special exemption to play in the 2024 U.S. Open. Woods, who did not qualify, will play on a special exemption entry for the first time in his storied golf career.

The United States Golf Association announced Thursday that Woods accepted the invitation to the third major of the season. Woods’ qualified for the last five U.S. Open tournaments because of his victory at the 2019 Masters Tournament, but that qualifying invitation expired this year.

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“The U.S. Open, our national championship, is a truly special event for our game and one that has helped define my career,” Woods said in a statement.

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“I’m honored to receive this exemption and could not be more excited for the opportunity to compete in this year’s U.S. Open, especially at Pinehurst, a venue that means so much to the game.”

Woods, 48, won U.S. Open titles in 2000, 2002 and 2008. His 2019 Masters crown was the most-recent of his 15 major crowns.

He made the first of his previous 22 U.S. Open starts in 1995.

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“The story of the U.S. Open could not be written without Tiger Woods,” USGA chief championships officer John Bodenhamer said.

“From his 15-stroke victory at Pebble Beach in 2000 to his inspiring win on a broken leg at Torrey Pines in 2008, this championship is simply better when Tiger is in the field, and his accomplishments in the game undoubtedly made this an easy decision for our special exemption committee.”

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The 2024 U.S. Open will be held from June 13 to 16 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C.

Woods continues to be hobbled by back and leg injuries. He carded a four-round score of 16-over par and finished 60th at last month’s Masters. He played just two official events last season, tying for 45th at the Genesis Invitational and withdrawing from the 2023 Masters.

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Woods earned his last victory at the 2019 Zozo Championship. Prize money totals for the 2024 U.S. Open will be announced the week of the tournament. Last year’s winner, Wyndham Clark, took home $3.6 million. A total of 156 players compete annually for the U.S. Open Trophy.


The megastar has not played in three editions of the US Open

For the first time in his career, Tiger Woods has received an invitation to a major.

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The USGA issued a ticket for the 48-year-old golfer who will return to Pinehurst 2 (North Carolina) to a tournament he has not played since 2020 and which he has won three times, the last time in 2008 in that playoff on Monday when he won with a limp and where all his physical problems began to manifest themselves definitively.

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The news comes after Woods‘ exemption for the US Open expired last year when his five-year exemption for all majors, achieved thanks to his victory at the 2019 Masters, the 15th major of his career, came to an end.

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US Open winners have a 10-year exemption for that tournament. “The history of this tournament cannot be written without him,” said the organisers to justify his invitation and not having to go to the qualifiers, which several of the players at LIV Golf, for example, will have to attend.

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“I am honoured to receive this exemption and I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to compete in this year’s US Open, especially at Pinehurst, a place that means so much to golf,” said Tiger.