RelatedPosts Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury challenges WWE champion Deontay Wilder believes his “sixth sense” tells him the “secret” reason Anthony Joshua lost to Andy Ruiz Jr – and why the rematch will go the same way.Shockwaves were sent through the heavyweight division when Joshua was beaten by Ruiz Jr but he can regain the IBF, WBA and WBO titles when they meet again on December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office.“I really don’t believe he is ready for that. I’m one of the people that he has to prove wrong,” WBC champion Wilder exclusively told Sky Sports about Joshua.“Many people have doubted me from the beginning and still do so. But I’m one of the people he has to prove wrong.“I understand body language, I am very smart when it comes to [these things]. What his body said in that ring showed me everything that I need to see. Only the fighter would know within himself.“The secret is still to be told. And that’s OK, because you want to keep people guessing. Was it this? Or was it that? That’s why the second fight is bigger. People don’t know what to think.“People will finally see what it really was.“If he’s not right, and people are saying one thing but he does another, then people will have their own perception of what they think about him afterwards.“People say ‘if he loses, it’s over’.“There is more pressure on him. When I talk about his situation I feel drained.“Trust me, I have a sixth sense.”An undisputed heavyweight championship fight could be resurrected if Joshua beats Ruiz Jr, and Wilder remains unbeaten in a rematch with Luis Ortiz on November 23.Wilder and Tyson Fury also plan a second fight for 2020, after they battled to a draw last year.Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports this week: “I don’t see how the February fight [Wilder vs Fury] can happen.“The whole world is looking at Joshua-Ruiz Jr, and I don’t think anything will happen until that fight takes place. Ruiz Jr is with the [promoters] PBC and Al Haymon, and so is Deontay Wilder.“If Ruiz beats Joshua, they’ll be looking to make an undisputed fight [against Wilder], but obviously if Joshua wins, that throws everything out. Who can rule out Joshua against Tyson Fury at Wembley next summer?”Tags: Deontay Wilder
“You’ve got to feel for Boo,” Villegas said. “But it’s golf. Those things happen.” Each player made par at the par-5 18th, the first playoff hole. Wilson’s was spectacular, coming after he drove his tee shot into the mud and scrambling to the green before making a 30-foot putt to keep him in contention. Wilson, 0-for-110 in tour events, also made a 45-footer to save par at the 16th hole – which, obviously, kept his hopes afloat. And Coceres – who lost a playoff to Fred Funk in Mexico at last week’s tour stop, the Mayakoba Golf Classic – had a birdie try that would have ended the tournament hit the lip and roll away. “I’m old. I’m 43,” said Coceres, who is 1-1 in playoffs on tour, and is the only member of the final foursome here to go to extra holes in a tour event. “I couldn’t see.” Weekley then made a 3-footer to earn his trip to the second playoff hole, and Villegas followed with a tap-in from about 2 feet – the final shot before play was suspended. European PGA Anton Haig won a three-way playoff with Richard Sterne and Oliver Wilson to win his first tour title at the Johnnie Walker Classic in Thailand. The three finished regular play at the Blue Canyon County Club on 13-under 275. The 20-year-old from Johannesburg knocked in a 3-foot putt for a birdie in the 18th hole shootout to win for the first time in 17 appearances on the European Tour. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They never came. And he had to wait until this morning to get a shot at redeeming himself. Courtesy of Weekley’s miss on the final hole of regulation, he, Camilo Villegas, Mark Wilson and Jose Coceres – who all finished at 5-under 275 – went into a four-man playoff Sunday night, one that they couldn’t finish before darkness fell on PGA National. “I was shaking,” Weekley said. “I ain’t going to lie about it. I mean, I was shaking like a leaf. … I made a good stroke. I just hit it way too hard.” Play was scheduled to resume today at 5:30 a.m., with the foursome on the par-4 10th hole. With a 15-footer on the tournament’s 71st hole, the par-3 17th, Weekley took the lead and only needed a par at the last to get that win and the money. He reached the 18th green in three shots, tipping his cap as he walked up to acknowledge the long, loud serenade of “Boo.” The gallery made a much different sound moments later, when his putt slid past the left edge. Only 3 feet separated Boo Weekley from everything he’s spent the last decade chasing. A PGA Tour victory, the big winner’s check, a two-year exemption, all of them a mere short putt away. He pulled his putter back in the fading light on the 72nd hole of the Honda Classic in Florida, struck the ball and waited for the cheers to rain down.