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Stipe Miocic is confident that defeating Jon Jones is sooner or later

UFC champion Stipe Miocic believes that his defeat of the two most talented punchers in the heavyweight – semi-heavy category is just a matter of time, one way.

Expected to confront Daniel Cormier at UFC 252, Stipe Miocic is responsible for protecting the second heavy belt against this opponent.

In addition to defeating “DC” to assert themselves as “the strongest heavyweight in history”, Miocic also aimed at an equally valuable name – Jon Jones. 

The promotion story with Jon Jones has long been discussed. However, the heavy changing of the king constantly makes people still hesitate about an authentic Super Fight match between the 2 most talented fighters in each weight class.

That is why Stipe believes that meeting and defeating Jon Jones is indispensable when he successfully defends the belt at UFC 252. 

“Of course, I totally agree it was a great match for both me and Jones. I believe I will end the match with victory in hand, he is in a different weight class, not my forte. That’s why I believe I will do well. ” – Miocic confidently said.

Not only Stipe, a lot of the audience wants Jones to be heavy, where there are good bodybuilders and powerful Boxing skills, one of Jones’ inherent engravings. 

With Francis Ngannou, Daniel Cormier or the previous generation of boxers like Alistair Overreem, Junior Dos Santos, Stipe Miocic have shown the bravery of a technical punch, smart, hard-headed and comprehensive.

Although, compared to the body, Stipe Miocic is still inferior to Jon Jones in stride (80 inches compared to 84 inches of Jones).

However, the firefighter from Cleveland has much better Boxing skills and stamina than the boxers who made it difficult for Jon Jones like Dominick Reyes, Thiago Santos or Alexander Gustafsson.

Although confident, but to be able to face Jon Jones, Stipe Miocic still needs to ensure the No. 1 position in his heavyweight, ahead of Daniel Cormier ahead at UFC 252 here.

In addition, there is another boxer waiting to compete for the title of “The Predator” Francis Ngannou – the boxer who failed before Stipe is anxious to revenge. On the Jones side, the heavyweight champion has not reappeared since UFC 247 with controversial results against Dominick Reyes. Currently, President Dana White has not revealed any plans for him this year.

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Terence Crawford decided to change his life by eating bullets in the head

Having nearly died of gambling at a young age, Terence “Bud” Crawford was determined to change his lifestyle and become a world champion.

This story took place in 2008 in the city of Omaha, where Crawford lives. He was only 20 years old. His life is quite stable, he has just won the 4th career career. His opponent is an unknown fighter and takes place at a small gym, but most champions have a very normal start.

On that day, Crawford should have been to the gym. But because of his youthful thinking, the American boxer decided to hide and play gambling with a group of friends. After several consecutive winning games, Crawford decided to pick up the money and go home, a very wise decision. However, what happened next became an unforgettable moment for American boxers.

The 9mm bullet fired from the handgun went through the rear window of the car and slipped across the right cheekbone of the fist. The thug that fired Crawford didn’t really mean to shoot him, but pointed a gun at another card player running toward the Crawford.

Although the bullet was not stuck in Crawford’s head, his wound was still very serious and caused heavy bleeding. Field investigators have stated that if the bullet’s trajectory was not deviated by the windshield, it would have been able to pin the puncher’s brain.

Though unable to think clearly, Omaha’s pride drove himself to the hospital and phoned his mother, Deborah and his coach, Brian McIntyre. Terence Crawford recounted a phone call between him and the coach: “Hey, what are you doing, I was shot in the head.”

After 5 hours of minor surgery, the American fist was allowed to leave the hospital. While lying in the waiting room, seeing the people around him bleeding from the violence on the street and possibly losing his life in his hospital bed made the 20-year-old boxer see himself again.

A few months later, Crawford’s son was born. This made his determination to change his life even stronger. Boxing is no longer just a hobby but a ticket for him and his family to have a warm and safer life. On November 8, 2008, Crawford won his fifth career.

It has been nearly 12 years since that near death, Terence Crawford has devoted all his time to Boxing. “Bud” leaderboard is currently 36-0. He owns the Wter weight Welterweight belt together with the Light Welterweight WBC, WBO, WBA, IBF and The Ring belts. The old bullet can be seen as a wake-up call to help Crawford break the habit of gambling, but if he misses a few millimeters, the world has lost a talent.

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England has another boxing star coming to America!

Chris Eubank Jr is set to make its debut for the US audience in the midsize battle with Matt Korobov this Saturday night in New York.

However, the national pitch of the 30-year-old puncher is overshadowed by the super heavyweight classic match between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz that will take place in Saudi Arabia.

A few hours after AJ’s decisive match, Eubank Jr will step onto the ring to confront a hard-to-play opponent, Korobov.

The main match of the event in the United States was expected to be Jermall Charlo’s WBC middleweight title match against Dennis Hogan, but Eubank’s hotness made Charlo’s match the main thing.

Against the rising British star, Russian-American punchman Matt Korobov longs for a victory to win the mid-term WBA belt temporarily. Meanwhile, if Eubank is the winner, he will have a great opportunity to encounter Charlo.

Eubank Jr told Showtime: “Matt Korobov is a fist from hell. I thought he was able to beat Charlo last year. However, I was here to defeat Matt anyway. I will make a strong affirmation right here in the United States. My goal is Charlo. I believe that I am completely superior to that man. I am sure and fully confident that I can show my skills to him in the next six months. ”

Chris Eubank Jr was born on September 18, 1989, the son of the legendary Chris Eubank. He has held the title of super mid-level IBO since February 2019 and before that from 2017 to 2018, along with a temporary WBA belt.

Since March 2019, Eubank is ranked by BoxRec as the second best super-medium punch in the world.

Eubank Jr began playing professionally in 2011 and signed with promoter Mick Hennessy. He is mentored by his father, and coach Ronnie Davies, who coaches his father. Over the next three years, Eubank Jr possessed a record of 18 wins, including 13 victories in KO.

Up to now, the number of Eubank Jr matches has increased to 30, including 28 wins and 2 losses against George Groves and Billy Joe Saunders.