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Remind me next time

I'm with my boy Tyson Fury and hoping he raises the roof at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

He fights Dillian Whyte for the WBC heavyweight championship in front of 94,000 fans - yes, 94,000 fans. Incredible - and on St George’s Day, too. It’s going to be some atmosphere and I’ll be getting as close as possible to the great man.

He’s been looking good in training and is just the best heavyweight on the planet. His fights with Deontay Wilder are now legend but Tyson has now moved on and is intent on wrapping up the division once Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk fight.

That then sets up the fight Tyson has always wanted - to be undisputed champion - whether that be Joshua or Usyk. And that will be his legacy.

But first it’s Dillian Whyte - and that won’t be easy. But you just feel Tyson will wear him down and have him in rounds seven or eight.

These are two durable fighters, so I’m not expecting an early night. They both take a punch well and if Whyte has the heart of a lion then Tyson has the heart of a f*cking Tyrannosaurus Rex - he’s as tall as one anyway!

He was superhuman coming off the floor to beat Wilder and just never knows when he’s beaten, so Dillian needs to expect a long night fending him off. But he’s the type of fighter for whom attack is the best form of defence - it could be a cracker.

But it surely cannot go the distance. Take the Gypsy King to wear the crown again and, maybe, just maybe, have one more fight to unify the title. Go Tyson, go!

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It’s funny. There I am watching Liverpool brush aside Manchester United on Tuesday, but I’m thinking about Saturday’s fight. Tyson Fury - a man with so much heart, guts, and absolute pride. Then I’m watching United. So tame, so poor.

Pogba limping off early in the game summed it up for me.

Look, I ain’t no physio at Old Trafford and he might have suffered a really bad injury, but it didn’t look good. When United needed their players to step up and wear the shirt with pride, it seemed to me Pogba just gave up. Is that unfair? I don’t think so.

I also got the feeling Gary Neville felt the same. He suggested it might be Pogba’s last game for United - so what a way to go out. Tame, as I say - and Bruno Fernandes wasn't that much better.

United will come again, they’re a huge club still but there’s some work to do - and some more.

In the meantime, Liverpool are edging closer to becoming the best Premier League side ever. They need to beat Man City to the title to do that, but the quadruple is still on. Is the tide turning red now? Klopp’s boys are definitely on a roll.

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It’s Everton next for Liverpool and this could also be one of the most one-sided Merseyside Derbys in recent years. I’ve no doubt the Toffees will show more heart than United - Frank Lampard will ensure that - but have they the quality to fend off the reds?

West Ham have one eye on their Europa League semi-final, so Chelsea get the nod at the Bridge in a tasty London derby. The Hammers are doing great in Europe and can make it through to the final I’ve no doubt - just as the Blues did in the FA Cup.

Tuchel's boys now face a rampant Liverpool at Wembley next month. That could be some dust-up if everything is still on the table.

But back to the Premier League and I’m going for both Arsenal and Spurs to get back on track after surprising reverses last week. The Gunners take on a lame Manchester United side, while Conte will have his men back on track away to Brentford, mark my words.

Check out my predictions below.

Finally, golf fans are in for a treat with a team event on the PGA Tour and the return of the DP Tour.

Stateside it’s the Zurich Classic of New Orleans where the teaming up of Victor Hovland and Collin Morikawa looks a match made in heaven. The two best youngest players in the world together - tough to oppose for me.

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I also like the pairing of Seamus Power and Graeme McDowell. The Irishman have both played well in recent weeks.

They’re back playing in Europe and Vinnie’s Two Off The Tee for the ISPS Handa Championship in Spain are Danish star Rasmus Hojgaard and recent tour winner and one of the main home hopes Pablo Larrazabal.

Have a great week people - and come on Tyson!

Vinnie.

 

Vinnie’s best bets and predictions 

WBC Heavyweight Championship

Tyson Fury to beat Dillian Whyte in rounds 7-8

Premier League

3pm unless stated

Saturday

Arsenal v Manchester United 12.30 ARSENAL WIN

Leicester v Aston Villa DRAW

Manchester City v Watford CITY WIN

Norwich v Newcastle DRAW

Brentford v Tottenham Hotspur 5.30 SPURS WIN

Sunday

Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton 2pm BRIGHTON WIN

Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers 2pm WOLVES WIN

Chelsea v West Ham United 2pm CHELSEA WIN

Liverpool v Everton 4.30 LIVERPOOL WIN

Monday

Crystal Palace v Leeds 8pm DRAW

Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Hovland/Morikawa 
Power/McDowell

ISPS Handa Championship in Spain

Rasmus Hojgaard
Pablo Larrazabal