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
North has just announced a new main sponsorship deal with esports dedicated bookmaker GG.Bet. The sponsorship sees the operator become the principal title sponsor of North, featuring prominently on the jerseys and will see a unique documentary series on North’s 2018 as well as other activations throughout the year. The collaboration comes as North are set to compete at the ELEAGUE Major: Boston where they start in the “New Legends Stage” and will be hoping to place well. Earlier, Esports Insider reported that Orlando John, the talent management agency had signed North to its books. According to Esports Observer reports, the team will play as North GG.Bet in all applicable tournaments and the agreement is a high-six figure deal.Damir Dedic, Partnerships Manager of GG.Bet commented in a release: “We are very proud and excited to start this partnership with North. As a company, we always seek to support the growth of esports and provide a safe and fair betting experience to our customers. By working together with North we are hoping to bring fans closer to the action than ever before by providing exclusive content that will allow viewers to get a close look behind the scenes.”Christian Sorensen, CEO of North stated: “North is a brand that is built on two core principles: Excellence in managing performance groups and being the best at telling that story, and we have approached the search for a main sponsor with that in mind.”He continued: “We have been looking for a company that didn’t only understood the vision behind North, but also wanted to give back to the community. In GG.Bet we found a partner that understands and supports esports, which will allow us to get our fans even closer to us in 2018.”Esports Insider says: A big deal from GG.Bet as they add another team to their list of partnerships. This one’s a big one, too and the GG.Bet logo sitting on a shirt with the Adidas one doesn’t look shabby either. Best of luck to both parties on what’s sure to be a fruitful partnership.
“Today wasn’t a very busy day for you guys in terms of signatures coming in,” the reporter said to Saban. “Is that what you expected and how do you feel like you addressed your remaining needs?” Nick Saban only had a few roster spots to fill on National Signing Day after inking 22 players in December during college football’s early signing period.Despite the (expected) lack of activity during the day, the Alabama football coach was still very busy. A reporter found that out the hard way during Saban’s National Signing Day news conference on Wednesday. Sportswriter- “Coach Saban #NSD2020 wasn’t very busy for you…”Literally Everyone- “Oh No.” pic.twitter.com/JP6EdChy61— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) February 5, 2020MORE: Alabama’s 2020 recruiting class faces real pressure to get Crimson Tide back to No. 1Nick Saban replied:“Do you guys take math? Do you have math class? Did you learn how to add when you did have math class? Like 22 and three make 25? I mean… Is that what we expected? That we could only sign three guys. That’s what we expected based on math.“But it was a very busy day, aight, because the calendar is moved up. Aight, so I spend my whole day today — and we spend our whole day today — really on next year’s recruiting. Does that make sense?“So I think I talked to 22 guys today, and I think I talked to 14 guys yesterday. Aight, so it was very busy. In fact, by the end of the day today, I was stuttering on the phone and having a tough time speaking clearly, so that’s how busy it was.”Alabama finished National Signing Day with the No. 2 recruiting class behind Georgia, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.