Tyson Fury’s gloves ‘didn’t look right’, says Charles Martin

first_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least Once Loading… Former IBF heavyweight champion, Charles Martin, believes Tyson Fury’s gloves “didn’t look right” in a bizarre rant against the ‘Gypsy King’ after claiming that footage from his first fight against Deontay Wilder was actually from his second successive victory. Disgruntled fans of Wilder have claimed that Fury may have cheated in the first bout with Wilder back in December 2018, with video footage appearing to show the Briton with a floppy glove as he punched the American. It was suggested that Fury had used the unpadded part of his glove to hit Wilder to maximise the damage inflicted with each punch – a claim that has been strongly denied by Fury’s cut-man Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran and referee Jack Reese, and even denied by rival Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn. Those from within the sport appear to have collectively dismissed the accusations, while Wilder has not made any reference to the claims, which is what makes Martin’s outburst even more extraordinary. While Martin’s admission that Fury’s glove “didn’t look right” would cause a stir in it’s own right, what really stands out in his comments is the fact that he believes the footage that has spread online is from the second fight on 22 February this year – as opposed to the first fight in December 2018 – because Fury is wearing the same gloves and trunks. What is lost on Martin though is the fact that Wilder is wearing gold gloves in the video – which he did in the first bout – as opposed to the black gloves he wore last month. “I’m just a man about no PEDs (performance enhancing drugs) in the sport, no cheating in the sport,” Martin said. “It’s two lions going at it in the heavyweight division. “It’s very dangerous and I think everybody should be fighting on a fair playing field. These rumours are coming out about how there was something wrong with his glove and all this stuff. I mean, who knows? Well, I seen it. “A lot of people say that, but them trunks and the gloves were from the last fight. I was there at the last fight. But yeah, that was from the last fight, his  (left glove) was like flopping and stuff like that. It looked like his fist was at the bottom of the glove where there’s no padding, you know what I mean? “I’m an honest man. It didn’t look right. So maybe that’s why he busted his eardrum or something with that crazy shot with the glove being messed up like that. “I’m just about being fair. I dislike fighters that use drugs, and I dislike fighters that cheat on any matters. I’m not taking anything from Fury. It was a good win for Fury, and they got a trilogy going. That’s what it is.” Read Also:Solskjaer invites Tyson Fury to address Man Utd squad Martin secured a sixth-round stoppage against Gerald Washington on the undercard of the Fury versus Wilder II bout, which puts him back into title contention as a potential challenger to current IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Four years ago Joshua knocked Martin out in a devastating display to become world champion for the first time, though five wins in six bouts has seen him rise back to No 2 in the IBF rankings, one spot behind Kubrat Pulev who faces Joshua on 20 June. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Middle Tenn. looks for home win vs UAB

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditUAB (15-11, 6-7) vs. Middle Tennessee (6-20, 2-11)Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Saturday, 3 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Middle Tennessee looks for its fourth straight win over UAB at Murphy Athletic Center. The last victory for the Blazers at Middle Tennessee was a 77-67 win on Feb. 21, 2016. Middle Tenn. looks for home win vs UAB February 13, 2020 Associated Press center_img SAVVY SENIORS: Middle Tennessee has relied heavily on its seniors this year. C.J. Jones, Antonio Green, Donovan Sims and Jayce Johnson have collectively accounted for 65 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 55 percent of all Blue Raiders points over the last five games.JUMPING FOR JONES: Jones has connected on 39.7 percent of the 156 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 11 of 26 over his last five games. He’s also made 86.4 percent of his foul shots this season.LONG-RANGE THREAT: Middle Tennessee’s Green has attempted 192 3-pointers and connected on 33.3 percent of them, and is 13 of 27 over his last three games.STREAK STATS: UAB has won its last three road games, scoring 71 points, while allowing 62.7 per game.DID YOU KNOW: UAB is ranked first among CUSA teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 33 percent. The Blazers have averaged 10.6 offensive boards per game.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Syracuse controls 1st period, but loses to RIT, 7-4

first_imgJessica DiGirolamo snatched the puck out of the air and dropped it to her feet. Intercepting the attempted clearance, she skated back to the center of the offensive zone and tried to feed a pass to her open teammate in front. An assist would have been her second point of the night and put Orange up two goals, but her pass didn’t connect. DiGirolamo and Syracuse (1-10-0, 0-1 College Hockey America) dominated their opposition in the early minutes of Friday night’s conference battle against RIT (3-5-1,1-2), but the 7-4 score hardly reflected it. Controlling play and outshooting their opponent 14-3 in the first period alone, the Orange should’ve gone into the locker room with a sizable lead on their way to a second win of the year. The score after one, however, was just 1-0, a lead the Orange would quickly lose in the second period. Despite letting up four goals in the final frame on their way to a 7-4 loss, it was the opening period – the only one they won – they may most regret.“Those are the moments that we need to capitalize on,” forward Lauren Bellefontaine said. “In order to get that lead when we can.”Just 1:35 into the contest, freshman Madison Beishuizen blocked a shot in the defensive zone and gathered the puck. Rushing past the two RIT defenders, she found herself on a breakaway. With a chance to take an early lead, she fanned on the shot attempt and the puck rolled wide. Under 10 minutes later, DiGirolamo scored the game’s first goal compliments of a pair of RIT deflections. The puck ricocheted off the Tiger forward stepping in front of her shot, and then again off a skate to the right of the crease. With RIT kicking the puck into its own net, it looked like the early bounces were going to go the Orange’s way. But that didn’t continue for the rest of the game. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We don’t really play well against this team,” DiGirolamo said. “We wanted to come and get a good start at the beginning, just to make sure we got some confidence going.”Despite a late breakaway after a cross-ice Shelby Calof pass, the Orange failed to light the lamp a second time in the opening period. Eight and a half minutes after DiGirolamo’s opening goal, the score remained 1-0.While coach Paul Flanagan criticized the team’s fundamentals and work ethic, he admitted a bigger first period could have changed the game’s dynamic.“Obviously in hindsight it probably would have been a different ball game if we get up two or three,” Flanagan said. “Maybe they get back on their heels.”Despite first period dominance, Flanagan said he didn’t necessarily think his squad deserved more than what they got.“I thought we missed the net a lot,” Flanagan said. “We were shooting wide and we were shooting high.”Ignoring the missed opportunities, having a lead is never a bad thing. It was only the third time this season Syracuse has finished the first period leading. But coming out of the locker room to play the remaining 40 minutes, it quickly became apparent the Orange hadn’t gotten enough.RIT would out-score SU in the second period 3-2, then pile on four more scores in the final frame.“We came back out in the second, we wanted to do the same things,” DiGirolamo said. “But things didn’t go our way.” Comments Published on November 2, 2019 at 12:16 am Contact Mitchell: mbannon@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more