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Laura Woods’ TNT Sports replacement stuns in bold dress for Fury vs Usyk

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LAURA WOODS’ replacement Becky Ives stunned on the TNT Sports screens after her late call-up for boxing duty tonight.

The world is watching as Tyson Fury gets set to fight Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight crown in Saudi Arabia.

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Becky Ives looked stunning in a bold green outfit on TNT SportsCredit: Instagram
Carl Frampton (second left) and Steve Bunce (right) joined her on the TNT panel

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Carl Frampton (second left) and Steve Bunce (right) joined her on the TNT panelCredit: TNT SPORTS
Laura Woods suffered horror facial injuries after a freak accident ruled her out

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Laura Woods suffered horror facial injuries after a freak accident ruled her outCredit: Instagram @laurawoodsy
Becky proved to be a more than able deputy for fight night

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Becky proved to be a more than able deputy for fight nightCredit: Instagram

A host of stars will be ringside for the bout, with Cristiano Ronaldo set to be seated alongside Anthony Joshua on the front row.

Millions of fans across the globe will also be watching from their front rooms.

However, those that have purchased the fight on TNT Sports will have noticed that Laura Woods is not on hosting duties.

The fan favourite host has dropped out after suffering a freak accident.

Woods posted a heartfelt note on Friday evening revealing she is unable to attend the clash after a horror injury while on holiday with boyfriend Adam Collard.

The fan favourite revealed she had accidentally smashed a glass lampshade above her head, causing it to shatter and cut her face and arm.

It was soon announced that Becky would be stepping into the shoes of Woods on fight night.

And she was certainly ready to rumble in a bold green dress in Riyadh as she got to work alongside Carl Frampton, David Haye and Steve Bunce to analyse the action.

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Becky is no stranger to the sporting world having worked for Uefa, Discovery Sports and TNT and has also starred for Premier League Today and ITV during an impressive career.

According to her LinkedIn page, her love of sport “stems from her teenage years, where she competed as a High Board Diver, and swimmer to a County and National standard, an avid football fan”.

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Away from the screen, Becky has also hosted sporting events such as the United Legends dinner event for Manchester United and the ‘Road To Victory’ Awards celebration Dinner for West Ham last year.

She also refers to herself as a “professional talker” while building up an impressive following on social media as well with over 25k fans on Instagram.

On the social media platform, she regularly shares pictures of herself at sporting events, but also from her social life.

She shows off her love of boxing in one video which sees her sparring for a workout.

On the social front, she’s shared pictures from holidays to the USA and Majorca with pals and has also been snapped alongside a couple of dogs showing herself as an animal lover.

And her impressive outfit choice only added to the drama after tensions have built all week ahead of today’s blockbuster.

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Fury REFUSED to even look at rival Usyk in the pre-fight press conference.

Usyk‘s team continued the eventful build-up by filing a complaint that parts of the Riyadh ring canvas could be a trip hazard.

However, it was the WBC champion’s father John Fury who had stolen the headlines after he shockingly HEADBUTTED Stanislav Stepchuk – a member of the Usyk team – on Monday.

The 59-year-old John, who was left with a bloodied forehead, then threatened to headbutt Tony Bellew after he predicted a Usyk win.

John then launched a bitter attack on “traitor” British fans who believe that his undefeated 6ft 9in boy will be beaten this weekend.

Tonight’s fight will see one man crowned the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world for the first time since Lennox Lewis held the mantle in 1999.

Usyk holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, while Fury is the WBC and lineal heavyweight champion.

Both men also have unbeaten records.

The star has already shone with her outfit choices this week

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The star has already shone with her outfit choices this weekCredit: Instagram @beckyivesofficial
The beautiful presenter has attracted a large following on social media

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The beautiful presenter has attracted a large following on social mediaCredit: Instagram / beckyivesofficial
Her Instagram account is followed by nearly 27,000 people

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Her Instagram account is followed by nearly 27,000 peopleCredit: Instagram / beckyivesofficial
Becky is regularly reporting from sport grounds across the country

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Becky is regularly reporting from sport grounds across the countryCredit: Instagram
Becky often wows fans with her pictures on social media

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Becky often wows fans with her pictures on social mediaCredit: Instagram

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