A fight between Premier League managers Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte has been added to the Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 undercard this weekend.
The last-minute announcement comes after the pair clashed on the touchline during a feisty game between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday which ended with both receiving post-match red cards.
Tuchel and Conte flew out to Saudi Arabia ahead of the bout which fans and pundits alike are describing aS the greatest football manager fight since Jose Mourinho inserted his finger into Tito Vilanova’s tear duct.
‘homas Tuchel posted a video of his intensive training to social media which was set to the Rocky IV montage music ‘Hearts On Fire’ by John Cafferty.
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In one clip, Tuchel can be seen at his training base in a remote cabin in Krasnogourbinsk and yelling ‘Conte’ after climbing to the summit of a snowy mountain top.
Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the news earlier today with a series of tweets reading: “Tuchel and Conte having a scrap on the Joshua v Usyk 2 undercard? Oh f**k off.
“Conte’s had more rounds of hair transplanting than he has of boxing but he’s the heavy favourite for me.
“Tuchel has a longer reach and a steely German temperament but unfortunately he’s built like a bus ticket.”
Paddy Power News understands Premier League referee Anthony Taylor will officiate the contest much to the delight of Chelsea fans.
The duo came face-to-face earlier during a spiteful weigh-in with both managers hurling insults at one another.
The German coach upped the ante by flexing and kissing his biceps before saying: “Someone call the vet. Cos these geese are sick.”
In related news, an additional bout on the Joshua vs Usyk 2 undercard will be a 12 round hugging match between Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.
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