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Organizer Fury: I see no reason why Joshua should not sign

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The reigning promoter of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) Frank Warren He talked about how negotiations are progressing to tackle Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs).

“The contract has not been signed yet. We are waiting for them to answer us. But I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be signed. The main issue of the negotiations was the distribution of wages. We agreed it would be 60 to 40. We agreed 50 to 50 for the rematch option. The biggest question was when to fight. It will be December.

To put everyone at ease, we said that Joshua’s team can be involved in all contracts with broadcasters and sponsors so they can see everything clearly. In this sense, we have removed all their fears.

You don’t have to worry about royalties as it will be paid directly by reputable television companies, so everything is clear here. Since we haven’t signed a contract yet, the publishers haven’t come together, but I don’t see a problem with that. How can publishers intervene in this fight?” said Warren.

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Hollywood star secretly showed up for a jiu-jitsu tournament. And suddenly he was invincible!

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A truly cinematic story of Tom Hardy.

Tom Hardy is a popular British actor, the hero of dozens of sensational Hollywood films. But it turns out that he is also a successful athlete: over the past month, Hardy has won three jiu-jitsu tournaments. However, in order to take part in them, he had to be well concealed.

Found peace in sports

Hardy, like many other actors, became interested in sports while preparing for the filming of the film “Warrior” 11 years ago. In it, he played the lead role, a young MMA fighter, and fights made up most of the screen time. In order to get in better shape, Hardy not only went to the gym and pumped muscles, but also took up mixed martial arts, in particular, Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Filming went on, and the film was released to great success, and Hardy continued to engage in martial arts. He carried his love of jiu-jitsu through all these years and got to the blue belt – this is the fifth of a possible eight. The latter, of course, is black. Through this martial art, Hardy, he says, developed “a deeper sense of resilience”. It turned out that jiu-jitsu for an actor is a kind of psychotherapy. With its help, he struggled with addictions and sought peace of mind.

Finding solace in jiu-jitsu, Hardy began promoting the sport. He became involved in supporting an organization that helps British veterans who have returned from the army to cope with mental disorders and the consequences of injuries. It turned out that Hardy could offer something better than just money – for example, healthy PR.

Tom Hardy / Photo: © Personal archive of Tom Hardy

Winning streak of three tournaments

In August, for the first time in his life, he took part in an open jiu-jitsu tournament in the British Wolverhampton, which was held by this veteran organization. Hardy, who celebrated his 45th birthday, competed in the over 36 category in both gi and no-gi forms. And won. For his age, the actor was in great shape. This was also noticed by referee Mohamed Itumein, who judged the final bout. It turned out that he had organized his own charity jiu-jitsu tournament, which was scheduled for September.

After the victory, Hardy exchanged a few words with the referee. Having learned that he had another tournament planned, he asked to be included in the list of participants. “Count on me,” the actor said. Itumei still doubted that a star of this magnitude would be able to come to his competitions. But he kept his word. And won it! And then – another UMAC tournament in the British Milton Keynes.

Tom Hardy / Photo: © Personal archive of Tom Hardy

“A lot of people think he’s just a superstar”

Every time Hardy managed to mislead the public. Although amateur tournaments do not cause much excitement among the fans, such a big name could provoke unnecessary attention. To do this, Hardy entered tournaments under his real name – Edward Hardy.

It was only the third time that he was able to crack it. Dozens of fans were at the ready with their smartphone cameras as he entered the final bout at the tournament in Milton Keynes. The opponent was tense – still, to fight with a real star. But it turned out that Hardy was also worried. While jiu-jitsu helps him deal with his nerves, competitions are completely different. The final bout ended with a painful hold performed by Hardy. Total – three wins in three tournaments since the beginning of his amateur career. A series that any beginner would envy!

Are his victories really fair? Maybe it’s just beneficial for the organizers who support PR in any way? Itumain claims that Hardy is a really good fighter.

“Many people think that he is just a superstar,” the referee said. “But as soon as you go against him on the mats, he will lay you down.

The same opinion is shared by Danny Appleton, a British veteran and participant in one of the tournaments. He lost to Hardy in the semi-finals.

“I was surprised by his strength,” Appleton said. “He has a great transition technique from one shot to the next. I am impressed.

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Oleksandr USIK about the ban on sex before the fight: “These are things invented from the USSR”

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WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight title holder Alexander Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) said if boxers can have sex in preparation for a fight.

“If his wife isn’t around, he probably isn’t. If he has a wife or girlfriend, why not?

Coaches not recommend? Number. I think these are things invented from the USSR. They didn’t explain the circuit exactly how it works. If you make love to a woman all night, it is clear that in the morning you will go out and cover up. And if it’s midnight or at least a quarter, I think nothing terrible will happen.

For example, I set limits for myself in a month. I don’t live at home, but on the weekends I come and go to church with my wife and kids. If it’s not around, that’s it. You give so much energy in training that you really don’t want to think about sex. I’m thinking about how to get into bed as soon as possible,” Usyk said.

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A PHOTO. Usyk’s visit. Training of the national team of Ukraine on the eve of the match with Scotland

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National Ukraine national team On the evening of September 26, he held a pre-match training session at the base of the Polish club Cracovia.

Due to the best condition of the space in the stadium. Jozef Pilsudski, who will play the UEFA Nations League match between Ukraine and Scotland on September 27, performed his pre-match training at Cracovia club base, as on the eve of the national team. But the blue-yellows got there at 10:15 and checked the turf in the arena of the same name. Players and coaches walked on the grass cover: it is even visually noticeable that it is heterogeneous with bald patches and the players will get on their feet. But as you know, the field is the same for both teams.

The Scots also did not plan to train at the match stadium and held a pre-match session in the garden of their home – on the territory of the Oriam National Sports Center in Edinburgh. All 23 players, located at the location of the main team of the country, participated in the evening training of the Ukrainian national team. After the warm-up and physical exercises, the children made series of games aimed at developing the tactical model of the game for the decisive match.

An extraordinary case of this training is the presence of the world heavyweight boxing champion in four versions. Oleksandr Usyk. The famous boxer, who visited his family in Poland, came to the national team hotel with his two sons to support the national team. Alexander greeted the men before the evening lecture began, and then left for the training of the blue-yellows. Mutual interest was striking: the players expressed their respect for Usyk for his unique achievements in boxing, Alexander, in turn, was interested in the nuances of preparing the national team for the decisive game. Clear evidence of the gathering of Ukrainians before the decisive battle was the proposal from the collections to return to the hotel together – on the team bus, which Usyk happily accepted.

It will not be easy to say that the guys work with a double motivation: everyone wants to prove their right to take a place in the starting lineup in a duel, on which the subsequent tournament fate of the Ukrainian team depends. As a result, head coach Oleksandr Petrakov and his assistants will have a hard time identifying the 11 players to start the match against Scotland, which kicks off at 21:45 Kyiv time on 27 September.

A PHOTO. Usyk’s visit. Training of the national team of Ukraine on the eve of the match with Scotland

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