Coronavirus in sport LIVE: Big UFC 249 UPDATE as Khabib speaks out, Jack Grealish car crash, Billy Joe Saunders banned – The Sun
Billy Joe Saunders has been banned after a video emerged of him 'showing men how to beat women' during isolation, while upcoming bout Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin has been pushed to June.
Elsewhere, Serie A could cancel their season today due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and Lionel Messi has announced Barcelona's stars are taking a 70 per cent pay cut.
Follow all the latest news and updates as the sporting world deals with the threat of coronavirus…
Jack Grealish has admitted he is “deeply embarrassed” after crashing his car following a 4am party.
The Aston Villa star reportedly crashed his flash Range Rover into three parked cars near Solihull.
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Tony Ferguson has been offered a fight against Justin Gaethje in the absence of Khabib, according to ESPN.
ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani has claimed the fight has not yet been agreed or finalised, but is an option.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov has ruled himself out of his title showdown with Tony Ferguson as he remains in lockdown.
The Russian was set to fight the American at UFC 249 on April 18 in New York.
But as Russia have tightened their lockdown restrictions, the 31-year-old has revealed he has been left grounded.
Anthony Joshua's clash with Kubrat Pulev WILL be moved back to late July due to the coronavirus outbreak, claims Eddie Hearn.
The promoter told iFL TV: “I'm hoping that we can see boxing back in June and I believe, I'm confident we'll see it back in July.
“We're going to make an official announcement probably in the next hour or so.
“We spoke to the British Boxing Board of Control today, and you're not going to see any boxing in May, in the UK from anybody.”
Chelsea have temporarily ceased all contract talks as they wait to see if the coronavirus pandemic will force the season to finish after June 30.
Willian, Pedro, Olivier Giroud and Willy Caballero's current deals are all set to expire in the summer.
But if the season is to go on beyond the end of June, Premier League clubs would be allowed to hand out-of-contract stars temporary – potentially even week-by-week – deals.
The Telegraph report that Chelsea are monitoring the situation closely, and will not resume negotiations until there is more certainty over when they will next play.
The league is currently suspended until April 30.
Winger Willian turned down a two-year contract extension before the Covid-19 outbreak.
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