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Top five random pre-fight disputes

Sean Ellis looks at five humorous pre-fight arguments

4 – #CanvasGate

Outrage ensued throughout TysoN Fury’s team, at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, when it was noticed that the surface of the ring that would be shared to contest the WBA, WBO and IBF  heavyweight title bout was too soft. In a likely bid to nullify Fury’s footwork, Wladimir Klitschko’s team had allegedly padded-out the canvas with multiple layers of foam, making it difficult to navigate. After protest from Tyson’s promoter, Mick Hennessey, as well as his manager, Asif Vali, it was agreed that one layer would be removed so the fight could take place.

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