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This weekend will see Hamzah Sheeraz square off against Liam Williams on Saturday at Copper Box Arena in London. The fight will be shown on TNT Sports 1 in the UK, and ESPN+ in the United States. Also, on the undercard will be Sam Noakes’ and Lewis Sylvester’s fight for the CBC Commonwealth Lightweight championship, Masood Abdulah vs Qais Ashfaq and Anthony Yarde vs Marko Nikolic. Oleksandr Usyk refused to express any irritation with Tyson Fury, despite their undisputed title fight being postponed at short notice.

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He’s built back incrementally from the consecutive defeats to Usyk that left his career at a crossroads, getting over the line in workmanlike fashion against Jermaine Franklin and Robert Helenius, but Wallin expects to offer a stiffer test. The 38-year-old Wilder, who held the WBC’s version of the heavyweight title from 2015 through 2020, has fought only twice since he was dethroned by Fury in the second chapter of their famous trilogy. But plenty of big-money fights await should he win today against Joseph Parker, the New Zealand native who held the WBO title from 2016 through 2018.

This style can be incredibly difficult, especially against seasoned fighters, but winning a fight without getting hit is often worth the pay-off. They usually try to stay away from the center of the ring, in order to outmaneuver and chip away at their opponents. A large advantage in counter-hitting is the forward momentum of the attacker, which drives them further into your return strike.


McKee is coming off a lackluster unanimous decision win over Sidney Outlaw in November. The eagerly anticipated bout between WBC champion Fury and his Ukrainian rival, the WBA, IBF and WBO champion, was set to take place on 17 February in Saudi Arabia but has now been put on hold until a date yet to be determined. The world heavyweight unification fight between Tyson Fury and ­Oleksandr Usyk has been postponed just 15 days before it was due to take place after the British boxer sustained a “freak cut” during a sparring session in Riyadh.

The biggest of those fights that did not come together was a battle between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and IBF, WBA and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk to crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the four-belt era. When a boxer is knocked down, the other boxer must immediately cease fighting and move to the furthest neutral corner of the ring until the referee has either ruled a knockout or called for the fight to continue. A bout in which the predetermined number of rounds passes is decided by the judges, and is said to “go the distance”. The fighter with the higher score at the end of the fight is ruled the winner. With three judges, unanimous and split decisions are possible, as are draws. A boxer may win the bout before a decision is reached through a knock-out; such bouts are said to have ended “inside the distance”.

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Parker, who like Wilder is a former heavyweight champion, won by unanimous decision. Usually, on a big fight night, you can expect to see an enhanced odds offer from the best sportsbooks, such as for an individual fighter. Taking the Fury vs Wilder 3 fight as an example, BetMGM offered odds of on either fighter, capturing a lot of attention within the boxing betting community. Most of the very best online boxing betting sites now incorporate live betting and have done for several years. BetMGM and Caesars are fantastic for boxing live betting, with consistently updating odds and lines which allows you to place your bets during the fight. On the off chance that you are a newcomer to betting, live betting means that the bettor is placing bets whilst the actual event is in progress.

Clinching (holding an opponent at close quarters with one or both arms) was strictly forbidden. Contests were held outdoors, which added the challenge of intense heat and bright sunlight to the fight. Contestants represented all social classes; in the early years of the major athletic festivals, a preponderance of the boxers came from wealthy and distinguished backgrounds. Boxing first appeared as a formal Olympic event in the 23rd Olympiad (688 bce), but fist-fighting contests must certainly have had their origin in mankind’s prehistory.

While older boxing boots more commonly resembled those of a professional wrestler, modern boxing shoes and boots tend to be quite similar to their amateur wrestling counterparts. The boxer or out-fighter tends to be most successful against a brawler, whose slow speed (both hand and foot) and poor technique makes him an easy target to hit for the faster out-fighter. The out-fighter’s main concern is to stay alert, as the brawler only needs to land one good punch to finish the fight. If the out-fighter can avoid those power punches, he can often wear the brawler down with fast jabs, tiring him out. If he is successful enough, he may even apply extra pressure in the later rounds in an attempt to achieve a knockout.