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Unseen Footage Of David Haye’s Stunned Reaction To Tyson Fury Beating Deontay Wilder
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Unseen Footage Of David Haye’s Stunned Reaction To Tyson Fury Beating Deontay Wilder

Unseen footage of David Haye's reaction to Tyson Fury's sensational performance against Deontay Wilder makes for fascinating viewing. BT Sport have released never-before-seen footage of Haye's stunned reaction to Fury dethroning Wilder last weekend in Las Vegas. Haye, who was part of the commentary team, was watching in awe of Fury's showing as he dropped Wilder before securing a stoppage victory in the seventh round. The video also shows 'The Hayemaker' smiling uncontrollably as he applauded the Gypsy King's incredible work inside the ring. A brilliant reaction from Haye who once called Fury a rival after they were paired to fight in 2013 until injury forced him out. Speaking on BT Sport immediately after Fury's triumphant victory, Haye said he "witnessed greatness" whi...
Deontay Wilder Rushed to the Hospital after Brutal Defeat to Tyson Fury
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Deontay Wilder Rushed to the Hospital after Brutal Defeat to Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder has been rushed to hospital after his defeat to Tyson Fury in their heavyweight title rematch. The 34-year-old American boxer suffered the first professional defeat of his career as he was knocked down twice before his defeat to his British rival, 31, in the seventh round of the clash in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. The fight was ended amid concerns of a burst eardrum, after blood was seen coming out from Wilder's left ear and mouth. After the bout, Fury was crowned WBC heavyweight champion but Wilder missed his post-fight press conference as he was rushed to a nearby hospital for a further check-up after being seen getting his ear stitched in his dressing room.   His trainer, Jay Deas, took his place in the press conference and said: “He had ...
Liverpool and Chelsea in Transfer Battle to Sign Villareal’s Samuel Chukwueze
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Liverpool and Chelsea in Transfer Battle to Sign Villareal’s Samuel Chukwueze

According to a new report by Spanish sports daily Marca,  premier league clubs Liverpool and Chelsea will have to break the transfer record for an African player to sign Nigerian international winger Samuel Chukwueze this summer. Chukwueze, 20, has played 64 official games for Villarreal's first team, scoring 12 goals with seven assists to his name and according to Marca, the winger now has a release clause of 100 million euros (approximately N39 billion).                                           According to French publication, France Football, Liverpool attempted to sign Chukwueze in January with an offer of 35 million euros which was swiftly rejected by the Spanish club but if interested clubs like Liverpool and Chelsea break the bank to sign Chukwueze for 100 million Eur...
Anthony Joshua Reveals Talks With Deontay Wilder Over 2020 fight
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Anthony Joshua Reveals Talks With Deontay Wilder Over 2020 fight

Boxing Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has revealed his camp is in talks with undefeated WBC Heavyweight champion for a possible fight later this year. Wilder alongside Fury remains the only top heavyweight fighter that is undefeated, and a clash between Wilder and Joshua or Joshua and Fury will be mouthwatering especially as Fury will be fighting Wilder next month. Joshua could fight at Tottenham’s new stadium in March or April. The IBF have ordered the Nigerian fighter to defend against Pulev, while the WBO want him to face Usyk, and an agreement is yet to be reached on which one of those two will be his next opponent. but Joshua says he wants to fight Wilder later this year and will like a Fury win against Wilder so they could fight in Tottenham's stadium.                    ...
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FFK Blasts Anthony Joshua for Prostrating Before President Buhari

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, took to Twitter this afternoon to blast heavy weight champion, Anthony Joshua, for prostrating before President Buhari in London yesterday January 18th. Joshua met with President Buhari during a townhall meeting the president had with Nigerians living in the United Kingdom. FFK says he finds Anthony Joshua's behaviour utterly repulsive and disgusting. ''I find this picture  of @anthonyfjoshua's behaviour utterly repulsive and disgusting. Prostrating before his slave master & a bloodthirsty dictator & tyrant who is viciously persecuting and humiliating his people: what a crying shame. This speaks volumes. He has lost me!'' he wrote
Deontay Wilder Blasts Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury after Both Boxers Agree to Team up Against him
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Deontay Wilder Blasts Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury after Both Boxers Agree to Team up Against him

WBA Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder has blasted his rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury as after Joshua fresh from winning back his four heavyweight titles from Andy Ruiz in December, offered to train with Fury to prepare him for his fight against Wilder in February.                          In December, Anthony Joshua publicly declared that he wanted Fury to beat Wilder and so offered to spar with him and help him prepare for Fury and Wilder's February 22 rematch - an offer Fury accepted, but Wilder is disappointed by such a move saying both fighters are suppose to be fighting each other to determine who is the best in the world, not teaming up with each other. Wilder told TheBoxingVoice: “I saw it. Look at those b**ches, that’s what I said, they’re all some b**ches. Wh...
Former Heavyweight Champion,Leon Spinks diagnosed with prostate Cancer
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Former Heavyweight Champion,Leon Spinks diagnosed with prostate Cancer

Former world heavyweight champion, Leon Spinks has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, that has spread to his bladder. The news comes after Sun Sport reported last month that  the 66-year-old champion was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital in a serious condition. His wife, Brenda confirmed the sad news about her 66-year-old husband, who was first diagnosed in May. 'It's going to be a long road and a lot of work,' Brenda Spinks said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports. 'But we are bound and determined for the Champ to make a comeback!' According to the US publication, Spinks is now back at his family home in Nevada after being discharged from hospital in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve. He is expected to undergo cancer treatment on an outpatient basis. Spinks who won the Olympic Gold...
Anthony Joshua Pictured with a Female Companion at the Beach in Barbados
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Anthony Joshua Pictured with a Female Companion at the Beach in Barbados

Two-time heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has been enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Barbados. On Thursday afternoon (Jan.2), the shirtless British-Nigerian boxer was pictured larking around with a female companion as they both enjoyed a stroll at the beach. For the beach day out, Joshua flaunted his muscular physique and sported a pair of bright blue swim shorts, while Joshua's beach buddy rocked a sexy blue swimwear. See more photos below.
Wilder Won’t Last 7 Rounds Against Me – Joshua Speaks
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Wilder Won’t Last 7 Rounds Against Me – Joshua Speaks

Nigerian-born British IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has been speaking on the possibility of meeting the WBC Champion, Deontay Wilder after he stopped his Mexican conqueror, Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch in Saudi Arabia last December. Joshua, who has a 23-1 record with 22 of them coming in KOs is trying to rebuild his image in the eyes of the fans after the way he was blown out in 7 rounds by the chubby 268-lb Ruiz Jr. last June in New York. Speaking to @SkySportsBoxing, Joshua, 29, said Wilder won’t make it to the 7th round against him, as he would fight the talented 6’7″ American with a record 42-0-1 and 41 Kos, in an exact opposite manner that he fought Ruiz Jr. on December 7. “He wouldn’t be there in the seventh round. I would go in to knock him out. This is ...
Anthony Joshua Shows Off his Muscular Physique During Beach day in Barbados
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Anthony Joshua Shows Off his Muscular Physique During Beach day in Barbados

Anthony Joshua spent the final day of 2019 at a beach in Barbados. The world heavyweight champion stripped down to black swimming shorts and flaunted his muscular physique after taking a dip in the sea. Before the outing, the British Nigerian boxer who cruised to victory in his rematch with Andy Ruiz earlier this month was a guest on the New Year's Eve special of the Graham Norton show, where he was asked which of his rivals he would prefer to fight next. In his reply, Joshua said: 'I really don't know. Either one of them, it doesn't matter. 'The preference would be the champion Wilder because it's a championship fight, but Fury is so talented as well and it's the best of British so why not? I'll fight either one of them. 'The dream would be to go for the fifth belt ...
PSG come from two down to draw at Real Madrid in Champions League clash
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PSG come from two down to draw at Real Madrid in Champions League clash

Paris Saint-Germain stormed from two goals down with 10 minutes remaining to earn a 2-2 draw away to Real Madrid in their heavyweight Champions League group tussle on Tuesday. The visitors knew that anything but defeat at the Bernabeu would confirm them as group winners, with both sides having been guaranteed qualification following Club Brugge's draw at Galatasaray. However, PSG were second best for much of the match. Karim Benzema kept his cool to give the hosts the lead on 17 minutes as he finished off when presented with the ball inside the six-yard box after Federico Valverde had hit the post. There was a huge talking point two minutes before half-time when Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was initially shown a red card for a foul on Mauro Icardi. However, following a co...
Tyson Fury Explains Why He Wants Anthony Joshua To Beat Andy Ruiz Jr
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Tyson Fury Explains Why He Wants Anthony Joshua To Beat Andy Ruiz Jr

Tyson Fury wants Anthony Joshua to win his crunch heavyweight rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr so it can set up a massive fight with him. Joshua has the chance to reclaim the heavyweight world titles when he meets Ruiz Jr on December 7 in Saudi Arabia. And ahead of their second meeting, Fury has admitted he's rooting for his British counterpart. The self-proclaimed 'Gypsy King' hopes 'AJ' gets his belts back to revive a potential mega showdown between the pair of heavyweights, but he'll happily "beat up" Ruiz Jr if he pulls off the win again. "I hope he gets his belts back because it makes a massive fight between me and him. But if he doesn't then I will just have to go and beat up Andy Ruiz Jr," Fury said. "If Deontay loses in November against Luis Ortiz, I would take the winner o...
Undefeated boxer Deontay Wilder announces rematch with Cuba’s Luis Ortiz on November 23rd
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Undefeated boxer Deontay Wilder announces rematch with Cuba’s Luis Ortiz on November 23rd

Undefeated American boxer, Deontay Wilder is set for a rematch with Cuba’s Luis Ortiz on November 23rd, in Las Vegas United States, in what will be the third defence of his World Boxing Council heavyweight crown in a year. According to the organisers and promoters, the November 23rd matchup at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas gives 40-year-old southpaw Ortiz a chance to avenge his loss to Wilder in a 10th-round stoppage in March 2018 in his only prior world title bout. “When I fought Ortiz, not only did he have the pedigree, but also he had the classification of being the boogeyman of the division. I agree with those who say that Luis Ortiz was my toughest fight to date. No one wanted to fight him and they still don’t. In the rematch there’s more confidence and more motivation ...
Andy Ruiz Reveals What He Will Do Ahead Of Rematch With Joshua
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Andy Ruiz Reveals What He Will Do Ahead Of Rematch With Joshua

IBF, IBO, WBO, WBA heavyweight world champion Andy Ruiz is planning to be in much better shape for year-end rematch with Anthony Joshua. Back in June, Ruiz shocked the world when he dropped Joshua four times for a seventh round stoppage at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The rematch is slated to take place on a December date, likely in Cardiff. Ruiz is not exactly focused on the aspect of losing weight, but he wants to be more tone and less flabby for the contest. Ruiz weighed 268-pounds for last month's contest. If he had his way, he would get his body down to around 250 to 255-pounds, with a body that's more solid. “I want to be more toned,’’ said Ruiz to USA Today. “Just shock the world even more, you know? I’ll have more ability, more speed, more power if I turn ...
Anthony Joshua Lacks Boxing Skills. I’ll Beat Him Again – Andy Ruiz
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Anthony Joshua Lacks Boxing Skills. I’ll Beat Him Again – Andy Ruiz

Current world heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr, has stated that Anthony Joshua is not good at boxing and has vowed to beat him when they fight again. In a new interview with BBC, he said: “The rematch is going to be the same. I am going to be more prepared and more ready. I know his flaws. I can do a lot better. The only thing that he can do is just run around, he’s not good at boxing. People thought I wasn’t going to do anything, I was too big, too overweight. I don’t want to say all the things I am going to change. There is going to be a lot of changing, I am going to come at a better weight this time. It’s going to be a hell of a fight.”
Anthony Joshua Drops Down To Number Four In World Heavyweight Ranking (See Top 5)
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Anthony Joshua Drops Down To Number Four In World Heavyweight Ranking (See Top 5)

British fighter, Anthony Joshua, is now number four in the world heavyweight ranking, as published by Ring Magazine. This comes after he suffered his first defeat as a professional to Andy Ruiz Jr. A seventh-round stoppage at Madison Square Garden, saw Ruiz Jr crowned unified heavyweight champion, the first Mexican-American to achieve the feat. Joshua is now one place behind him. Tyson Fury has now achieved the rank of best heavyweight in the world, while American Deontay Wilder is number two. Joshua’s compatriot, Dillian Whyte, finishes off the top five. With a fight against Oscar Rivas coming up this month, Whyte will have an opportunity to put some pressure on the leading four in the heavyweight division
Anthony Joshua  Worst Mistake is to have Rematch with Andy Ruiz
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Anthony Joshua Worst Mistake is to have Rematch with Andy Ruiz

  British professional boxer, Amir Khan, has warned Anthony Joshua he is making the “worst mistake”, by taking an immediate rematch against Andy Ruiz Jnr. Ruiz dropped Joshua four times, before a dramatic seventh-round stoppage victory last weekend at Madison Square Garden. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has this week confirmed that they will opt for a rematch against Mexico’s first ever heavyweight champion, with plans to stage the fight in November or December in the UK. However, Khan believes it is not a bright idea. “When I heard he was doing that I thought it was the worst mistake he could make. “Look, first of all, Ruiz will be full of confidence going into this fight and you’ve got Joshua who will be a little bit on the edge a...
See How Uriel Reacted After Her ‘Crush’ Anthony Joshua Lost To Ruiz
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See How Uriel Reacted After Her ‘Crush’ Anthony Joshua Lost To Ruiz

BBNaija reality TV star, Uriel has sent a message to Anthony Joshua following his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr in a bout that took place last Saturday. Anthony Joshua had hoped to make a splash in his US debut but it ended in misery for the three belt heavyweight world champion with a stunning loss to underdog, Ruiz Jr. Ruiz recorded a monster upset, by knocking down Britain’s Joshua four times to take the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organization titles. Reacting, Uriel wrote: “There is No shame in this journey we call life, we are delt with bumps and Loss , A True Champion continous to move regardless of any obstacle. Baby Boy 4life. ??? @anthony_joshua proud of you Will make you Egusi I dey enter London soon” Anthony Joshua ha...
Anthony Joshua reveals who he  wants to fight Next between Wilder and Whyte
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Anthony Joshua reveals who he wants to fight Next between Wilder and Whyte

IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has made it clear that Deontay Wilder is his “main objective” so Dillian Whyte will have to wait for a rematch. Joshua will defend his belts against Andy Ruiz Jr on June 1 but is already eyeing an undisputed title fight against WBC holder Wilder. “I’m not looking at Dillian anymore, I’m looking at Wilder, because he’s got the belt. “Ruiz Jr? Provided I get past him, Wilder, that’s my main objective. Simple as that,” Joshua told Sky Sports. Whyte was in the running to become Joshua’s next opponent and avenge the only loss of his career, sustained in late 2015 with the British title on the line. After knocking out Derek Chisora last December, Whyte was considered as a challenger fo...
Amir Khan Explains why he Accused his Wife of Cheating on Him With Anthony Joshua
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Amir Khan Explains why he Accused his Wife of Cheating on Him With Anthony Joshua

Two years after professional boxer Amir Khan accused his wife Faryal Makhdoom of cheating on him with Anthony Joshua and briefly separated from her, he has now explained why he made the false accusation. The former world champion took to social media in 2017 to accuse Faryal of infidelity and said she had cheated with heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua. Faryal replied him and this led to a lengthy bitter exchange which played out on Twitter before they both agreed on Twitter to split. It was later revealed Amir had been the one cheating all along and women who had relationships with him while he was already married to Faryal came out with their stories and proof. Anthony Joshua then got his legal team involved and demanded an apology. Amir Khan "promised to apologize" b...
Anthony Joshua’s Next Opponent Returns ‘Adverse Finding’ in Dope Sample
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Anthony Joshua’s Next Opponent Returns ‘Adverse Finding’ in Dope Sample

Anthony Joshua’s next opponent Jarrell Miller has returned an “adverse finding” in a drug-testing sample, says Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn. American Miller, 30, is due to fight Briton Joshua, 29, at Madison Square Garden in New York on 1 June. Joshua is scheduled to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles against the undefeated Miller, who has never fought for a world title. Hearn said Joshua’s “preparations continue” for his US debut. Hearn said he had been informed by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) about the finding from a sample collected on 20 March. VADA operates within boxing and mixed martial arts. “We are working with all relevant parties and will update with more details soon,” he said on Twitter. Miller’s promoter, Dmitriy Salita, sa...
Jimoh Ibrahim Loses Father Just Two Months After Losing Mother
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Jimoh Ibrahim Loses Father Just Two Months After Losing Mother

Nigerian billionaire, Jimoh Ibrahim has lost his father barely two months after losing his mother to a fire accident. The father, Alhaji Yakubu Jimoh, died on Sunday in his hometown in Igbatokado, Ondo State. The source of his death is unknown. However, sources say it might not be in connected to the manner in which his wife died. His wife, Jimoh Ibrahim’s mother, died after her house was gutted by fire. Sources say the fire started from a candle light after the woman fell asleep in the house. However a statement by one of the sons, Dipo Jimoh, tends to claim that the woman didn’t die as a result of fire accident as widely reported. See statement below. “Dipo Jimoh (last born and the closest son of the late mother — Mrs. Theresa Jimoh), who recently graduated from Columb...
Global Outreach to Launch Boxing, Beach Games in Nigeria
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Global Outreach to Launch Boxing, Beach Games in Nigeria

As part of efforts to promote professional boxing in Nigeria and also give the youths a veritable platform to exhibit their skills in beach sports, the Ooni of Ife Global Outreach, an international organisation has concluded plans to organise two major events in Nigeria Chief Executive Officer, Oni of Ife Global Outreach, Dr Ayobami Oyedera said the essence is not only to promote sports but also the African culture CEO Sal 2019,Yann Craven said  the  African Beach Games is a new International Olympic Committee project that will feature beach versions of soccer, handball, volleyball, tennis (doubles and mixed doubles), freestyle football and 3×3 basketball. Others are athletics (Half Marathon), Karate (Kata), Coastal rowing (beach sprints), Kiteboard, Boardercross and Open Wate...
Wilder Ordered to Defend WBC Heavyweight Title Against Breazeale
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Wilder Ordered to Defend WBC Heavyweight Title Against Breazeale

Deontay Wilder has been ordered to defend his WBC heavyweight title against Dominic Breazeale. WBC champion, Wilder, had to search for a new opponent after a rematch with Tyson Fury, was put back following their December draw in Los Angeles. Breazeale was installed as the WBC mandatory challenger following a stoppage win over Eric Molina in November 2017, and has now been granted a fight with his fellow American. “WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder shall fulfill his mandatory obligations by fighting Dominic Breazeale next. “This order constitutes the start of the free negotiations period for Champion Wilder’s mandatory defense of his title. “If no agreement is reached between the camps, the WBC shall conduct a purse offer ceremony on April 4, 2019 at the WBC O...
Drake Pictured With World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua
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Drake Pictured With World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua

Rapper Drake can be seen in the picture below with the world heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua at the gym. The rapper is said to have been taking some trainings of late from the boxer’s strength conditioning coach, Jamie Reynolds. Both stars took the picture ahead of a fight between Anthony Joshua and Jarell Miller. The fight which will take place this june at Madison Square Garden will be the boxer’s US debut Drake shared the picture with the caption: “Walk in the rave, smile on my face/ Drink in my cup, hand in my jeans/ Man talk tough, man look up, down, left, right/ Straight to a bang in the teeth.”
Wilder Makes U-turn, Says He Now Wants Joshua Fight Before Fury Rematch
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Wilder Makes U-turn, Says He Now Wants Joshua Fight Before Fury Rematch

Deontay Wilder has done a 180-degree spin and now stated that he wants to fight Anthony Joshua before the Tyson Fury rematch. Joshua-Wilder The American blasted Fury for opting to take an interim bout rather than immediately settle their score on May 18 and, as a result, would now prefer to pursue AJ once again. First, the WBC heavyweight champion must fulfil his mandatory obligation against Dominic Breazeale – now likely for May 18 instead. When asked whether he wants Joshua or Fury after Breazeale, Wilder told Blue Blood Sports TV: “I want Joshua, of course I want to unify the belts. “They know what we want, I don’t see why they keep coming with these offers and stuff like that. “They know what we want, it’s easy, it’s easy to make that fight. They know what they wa...
Joshua Vows to Reconstruct Miller’s Face
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Joshua Vows to Reconstruct Miller’s Face

Anthony Joshua has vowed to “reconstruct” Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller’s face as the war of words between the heavyweight rivals escalated.                                                   Anthony Joshua- Jarrell Miller Joshua and ‘Big Baby’ came together at a London press conference on Monday that concluded with a tense face-off, though none of the physicality that erupted in New York last week. “The game-plan is to stop him in seven rounds,” Miller said about his challenge for Joshua’s IBF, WBA and WBO titles on June 1 at Madison Square Garden. A menacing Joshua replied: “He talks about seven rounds? “Look at his face. I will reconstruct his face and his body. “I’ve got 10 years left. This is all I know. I don’t know football, rugby, NFL, basketball. I know how to knoc...
Latest Carabao Cup Final Result For Chelsea vs Manchester City
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Latest Carabao Cup Final Result For Chelsea vs Manchester City

Manchester City will play Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final this Sunday. The first domestic title of the season, is up for grabs when both Premier League heavyweights file out at Wembley Stadium. Pep Guardiola is seeking to win it for the second successive year. For Maurizio Sarri, it will be a great chance to win his first ever trophy as manager and also his first at Stamford Bridge. The match kicks off 5.30pm West African time. Sunday, February 24 17:30 Chelsea vs Manchester City
Anthony Joshua Bout Breaks Madison Square Garden Pre-Sale Record
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Anthony Joshua Bout Breaks Madison Square Garden Pre-Sale Record

Anthony Joshua‘s heavyweight world title fight with Jarrell Miller has broken the Madison Square Garden record for highest-grossing pre-sale of a boxing event, though the arena did not reveal the figure. Joshua will defend his WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO crowns against Miller on June 1 in New York, with the fight being broadcast live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. Tickets go on general sale on StubHub at midday on Tuesday, February 19 following today’s pre-sale for Match-room Fight Pass members, and fans hoping to get the chance to see Joshua lock horns with the ‘Big Baby’ will need to move quickly to purchase tickets. Tickets range from £80 to just under £2,000. ‘We know that AJ is a huge box office hit in the UK but to break the pre-sale record at...
Onoriode Ehwarieme: Throws Cap into the Ring for Joshua
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Onoriode Ehwarieme: Throws Cap into the Ring for Joshua

With 17 victories, 16 by knockouts, undefeated Nigerian heavyweight boxer, Onoriode Ehwarieme has never hidden his resolve to be ranked among the ‘big boys’ in the heavyweight category in the world. To achieve his ambition, for the umpteenth time he his throwing a challenge to the two most popular boxers in the division- Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua Undefeated Nigerian heavyweight boxer, Onoriode Ehwarieme, has maintained his belief that he is ready to take on the top dogs of the heavyweight division and has always called out unbeaten world champion, Anthony Joshua. The 6’9 tall heavyweight has declared his availability to take on all comers as well as WBC Heavyweight Champion, Deontay Wilder. He had earlier stated he was the man who sent Joshua packing back to England when the Br...
Joshua Considering America Training Plans
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Joshua Considering America Training Plans

Anthony Joshua has already discussed training plans in America with a New York fight against Jarrell Miller among the remaining options for a world title defence . Britain’s heavyweight champion has been training for a fortnight as he awaits confirmation on whether he will make a U.S. debut against Miller at Madison Square Garden in June, while promoter Eddie Hearn also held a meeting with Dillian Whyte this week about a potential rematch. Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn revealed that a Wembley fight in April was looking increasingly unlikely, with Whyte requesting more training time for their second fight, and Joshua has been considering preparations for an alternative bout in the States. “Yes, definitely we’ve talked about that, and if he fought in the States he would go out and do at l...
Rohr Worries over Injuries, Complacency
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Rohr Worries over Injuries, Complacency

                                                              Gernot Rohr Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has admitted his concern over injuries and complacency ahead of the Super Eagles’ upcoming matches in March. Nigeria will round off the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a clash at home to the Seychelles, followed by a friendly with North African heavyweights Egypt. The German gaffer has taken note of injuries to the likes of Ogenyi Onazi, Ahmed Musa and Tyronne Ebuehi amongst others. Although he will surely be happy to see captain John Mikel Obi playing first-team football against following his move to English second-tier team Middlesbrough, the good news for him is also the return of Shehu Abdullahi in Eagles backline. The match against S...
NFF-AITEO Football Awards set for April 1
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NFF-AITEO Football Awards set for April 1

Amaju Pinnick The second edition of the NFF-AITEO Football Awards, which inaugural edition held on 19th February 2018 at the Grand Ballroom of the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island in Lagos, has now been scheduled for 1st April 2019 at the same venue. President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick confirmed Thursday that this year’s edition would be an even bigger occasion as the NFF and award sponsors AITEO (incidentally also the sponsors of the annual CAF African Football Awards) have perfected arrangements to expand the guest-list, guarantee greater radiance and panache and honour more legends of the Nigeria game on the night. Thenff.com learnt from other sources that CAF President Ahmad, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, member...
Oboh: Mayweather Should Move Up To Heavyweight Class To Prove His Worth
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Oboh: Mayweather Should Move Up To Heavyweight Class To Prove His Worth

Former British and Commonwealth light heavy weight champion Peter Oboh has harsh words for Floyd Mayweather Jnr, the undefeated boxing champion who recently added 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer, Tenshin Nasukawa to his victims. Mayweather Nasukawa, who, before his meeting Mayweather on New Year’s eve, had won all four of his MMA fights, was thought to be the real man that could blemish the undefeated Mayweather’s status as one of the greatest boxers of all time kissed the canvass in the first round of their much hyped fight. But Peter Oboh who is also a former WBA light heavyweight is nonplussed by Mayweather’s choice of opponents in his recent fights. The British-Nigerian former pugilist challenged the American fighter “to stop deceiving the boxing world by taking on a rep...
Deontay Wilder And Tyson Fury To Rematch On February 5
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Deontay Wilder And Tyson Fury To Rematch On February 5

WBC champion, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will have a heavyweight rematch on February 5, after their meeting last December ended in a draw. This was made known by WBC in a statement which read: “Consistent with the WBC Board of governors voting regarding the direct rematch between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, the WBC is hereby notifying both camps that the free negotiation period is opened and if there is no agreement between the parties a purse bid will be conducted by the WBC on Tuesday February 5th . “The WBC has modified the 70-30 split and has confirmed a 60-40 split in favor of the champion Wilder considering the market value of Fury.”
Eagles Not Taking Egypt Friendly Lightly, Says Rohr
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Eagles Not Taking Egypt Friendly Lightly, Says Rohr

                                                    Gernot Rohr Nigeria’s Franco-German Coach, Gernot Rohr, has revealed that his wards will not be taking their international friendly against Egypt lightly. The Super Eagles and the Pharaohs will meet in a friendly game at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on March 26. The fixture is expected to be played four days after the two teams are scheduled to wrap up their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign: Nigeria will be at home to the Seychelles in Group E, while Egypt is away to Niger in Group J. The qualifying matches are both dead rubbers, as the West and North Africa heavyweights have already secured their berths at this year’s AFCON. In addition, Egypt was on Tuesday confirmed as the hosts for the tournament (...
Wilder’s Camp Silence over Fight with Joshua
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Wilder’s Camp Silence over Fight with Joshua

Deontay Wilder’s team has gone silent over a fight with Anthony Joshua, Matchroom Sports chief Barry Hearn has claimed. A-million-pound unification fight between the pair was in the works last year, though the fighter’s respective teams couldn’t come to terms before the WBA ordered Joshua to defend his title against Alexander Povetkin. Joshua is still keen to unify the division and has stated his desire to do so on numerous occasions since Wilder’s controversial draw with Tyson last month. Wilder, however, has his sights set on a rematch with ‘The Gypsy King’, who was seconds away from becoming the American’s 40th victory. Team Joshua are still eager for the fight, though, and are understood to have made several attempts to negotiate the deal with Wilder’s representatives. ...
Boxing: Whyte Knocks out Chisora, Targets Anthony Joshua
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Boxing: Whyte Knocks out Chisora, Targets Anthony Joshua

British heavyweight Dillian Whyte delivered a brutal 11th-round knockout of Dereck Chisora to maintain hope of facing world champion Anthony Joshua. In an intense rematch, Chisora brought constant pressure and was up on two of the three cards when he was stopped. But the 34-year-old – who had been deducted two points – left himself exposed to a crushing left to the jaw. Afterwards, Whyte called out Joshua, who stepped up to the ring and said Whyte was third on his list of targets. Addressing Joshua, who beat him in 2015, Whyte said: “Rematch, let’s go. Let’s do this.” IBF, WBO and WBA champion Joshua has made it clear he hopes to fight WBC title holder Deontay Wilder, with Tyson Fury a second target. The 29-year-old moved from his commentary position, climbed to the rin...
Whyte, Chisora Rematch Set on Kwesé TV Live
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Whyte, Chisora Rematch Set on Kwesé TV Live

Kwesé TV After emerging victorious in their fights against Joseph Parker and Carlos Takam earlier in the year, Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora are set for a rematch at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday 22 December. Whyte had won Chisora by a split decision after a ferocious 12-round fight in Manchester back in December 2016. But the Whyte, Chisora rivalry was rekindled after Chisora knocked-out Carlos Takam in the eighth round of a dramatic Whyte-Parker undercard in July. On Saturday, Kwesé will broadcast the Whyte v Chisora bout on its free-to-air (FTA) sports channel, Kwesé Free Sports – available on its satellite TV service, Kwesé TV and mobile platform, Kwesé iflix. Boxing fans can tune into Kwesé TV channel 285 at 7pm or catch the fight on-the-go on the Kwesé iflix mobil...
Anthony Joshua awarded OBE by Prince Charles
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Anthony Joshua awarded OBE by Prince Charles

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been awarded his OBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Thursday for his services to sport. OBE is an acronym of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire   The 29-year-old heavyweight boxer holds the WBA, IBF and WBO titles all after his unification clash with Joseph Parker back in March. He was previously awarded a MBE back in 2013 for his success at the London 2012 Olympics after winning gold in the heavyweight boxing. Prince Charles also awarded Joshua his MBE back in 2013. When the imposing fighter, who is 6ft 6in, shook hands with the Prince after the presentation five years ago, he said Charles joked with him, saying: ‘Shouldn’t you be playing basketball?’ Dressed in a black sui...
Joshua Begging for Unification Fight, Says Wilder
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Joshua Begging for Unification Fight, Says Wilder

                                           Anthony Joshua Anthony Joshua’s team  are “begging” for a world heavyweight unification bout, says WBC champion Deontay Wilder. The American, 33, controversially drew with Britain’s Tyson Fury in Los Angeles earlier this month. The WBC has since sanctioned a direct rematch after a “unanimous agreement” in a meeting of the board of governors. “They’re definitely begging now. His management have been trying to reach out to mine all of a sudden,” Wilder told Joe Rogan’s podcast on Monday. “He could have had this opportunity, he had many opportunities; he could have fought Luis Ortiz, he could have fought me, he had a chance to fight (Tyson) Fury. “But people want to know who’s the best, especially after seeing this Fury fight, and I’ve been...
‘Fighting Wilder is Joshua’s Top Priority’
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‘Fighting Wilder is Joshua’s Top Priority’

GLOBAL SOCCER\\OTHER SPORTS Promoter Eddie Hearn said that Anthony Joshua’s top priority remains an undisputed heavyweight fight against Deontay Wilder at Wembley on April 13. The British star has reiterated his desire to face Wilder in his next scheduled fight at the national stadium after the American retained his WBC belt in a split decision draw with Tyson Fury at the weekend. Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel wants to resume negotiations for the Joshua fight provided that terms remain private and Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn is determined to agree on a blockbuster bout with all the world titles at stake. “I won’t talk about the negotiations we’re having at the moment, because I did that last time and it bit me in the bottom,” Hearn told Sky Sports News. “I’m going to stay quie...
Wilder Still Hopes For Joshua As Fury Eyes Rematch
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Wilder Still Hopes For Joshua As Fury Eyes Rematch

Deontay Wilder still hopes to face Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight unification bout but is happy to hand rival Tyson Fury a rematch following their epic draw. Joshua-Wilder Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title belt on Saturday after a thrilling 12-round battle ended in a split decision draw at the Staples Center. The result means Wilder is still in a position to achieve his dream of unifying the heavyweight division against Fury’s fellow Briton, Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF and WBO versions of the title. But Saturday’s thriller in Los Angeles, and the inconclusive result, means that Wilder may have to wait before climbing into a ring with Joshua. The clamour for a rematch with Fury may well prove to be irresistible. Asked which fight Wilder would prefer — Joshua or F...
Huge Tree Falls On Top Of A Car During Heavy Windstorm Killing Popular Mechanic
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Huge Tree Falls On Top Of A Car During Heavy Windstorm Killing Popular Mechanic

A young man has lost his promising life after a huge tree fell on a car he was in during a heavy windstorm in Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State.   The deceased, Emeka A Facebook user identified as Comrade Kabiru Njidda, a facilitator at Nigeria RedCross Society, has taken to the social networking platform to share the story of how a popular mechanic, Emeka Nonso was killed during last Friday's wind storm. It was gathered that the deceased was killed when a huge tree fell on a car at Tapare area of Ganye town in Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The deceased had taken shelter inside the car parked at his garage during the windstorm, but unfortunately the storm uprooted the tree and it fell on the vehicle. Kabiru shared photos of the incident ...
Joshua Ready For Wilder But Promoter Wants No More Deontay Delay
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Joshua Ready For Wilder But Promoter Wants No More Deontay Delay

Britain’s Anthony Joshua believes his long-awaited clash with fellow world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take place as it would be “silly not to”. Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder But promoter Eddie Hearn has warned a deal must be agreed quickly if the American is to be Joshua’s next opponent. Joshua successfully defended his International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organisation belts with brutal a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday. He is already booked in to box again at Wembley on April 13, but the question of an opponent has still to be resolved. Joshua has repeatedly stressed he wants to fight fellow undefeated champion Wilder, who holds the World Boxing Council version of the ...
Heavyweight Boxer Curtis Harper Quits Bout With Efe Ajagba After One Second
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Heavyweight Boxer Curtis Harper Quits Bout With Efe Ajagba After One Second

Heavyweight boxer Curtis Harper lost his bout against Efe Ajagba on Friday in Minnesota in unusual fashion - leaving the ring after the opening bell without a punch being thrown. Fighting on the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) card at the Minneapolis Armory, Harper ducked through the ropes as soon as the bell rang and walked all the way back to his dressing room. He did not return and was eventually disqualified. According to PBC commentator Jordan Hardy, Harper’s gesture was in protest over the amount of money he was due to receive for fighting Nigeria’s Ajagba, who improved his record to 7-0 with his one-second win. Hardy claimed to have spoken to Harper, who has not commented publicly on his early exit, after the incident. “He’s not getting paid enough to fight and he wants resp...
2Baba, Ali Baba Other Celebrity Babas for Politic-All Concert
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2Baba, Ali Baba Other Celebrity Babas for Politic-All Concert

As the 2019 general elections approach, a league of heavyweight celeb patriots is lending their voices to the call for robust citizens' participation in the political process before, during and after the elections. The event is the youth-centric, POLITIC-ALL and confirmed guest speakers/performers include 2Baba, Ali Baba, AY, Okey Bakassi, Timaya, Seyi Law, Omawunmi, Alex Ekubo, Osama and Falz the Bad Guy. POLITIC-ALL is a One Voice mass mobilization concert to promote voter registration, peaceful electioneering process and active citizens' participation in governance. It is billed to hold at the National Stadium, Surulere on August 11, 2018 at 10 am. The event is convened by EiE, 2Baba Foundation, and Alibaba with support from #PVCitizen, thenet.ng, and Raypower Network. P...
Anthony Joshua To Face Joseph Parker In His First Heavyweight Fight Of 2018 This Saturday
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Anthony Joshua To Face Joseph Parker In His First Heavyweight Fight Of 2018 This Saturday

On Saturday, 31 March 2018 at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff, WBA and IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will go head to head against WBO title-holder Joseph Parker. It will be Joshua's fourth stadium bout with an estimated 80,000 fans expected to watch the fight live at the venue. According to reports, Joshua has made subtle tweaks to his training since defeating Carlos Takam in October. He now focuses on boxing during morning sessions, with running or strength work later in the day. The reverse of his old routine aims to see him fresher when doing technical work under the guidance of trainer Rob McCracken at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. His opponent, Parker is undefeated in 24 bouts and has also undergone changes of his own after having surgery on b...
Uriel Oputa Shares Photoshopped Photo With Anthony Joshua
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Uriel Oputa Shares Photoshopped Photo With Anthony Joshua

Ex-big brother Naija housemate, Uriel Oputa is still crushing on her dream man, Nigerian-British heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua. She took to her Instagram to share the above black and white photo and wrote; “Some will say its photo shop.. I thank my photographer @iam_ezesinachi.. signs and wonders ooo.. Aso-ebi. 7k.. Banky w . you shut down lagos … I’m shutting down Oguta and my Grandfather Vitus GoGo’s parlour and half of his kitchen.. Ebuka your not invited biko.. Let me cut my cake in peace”
Greg Hardy I’m Aiming for UFC Heavyweight Title
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Greg Hardy I’m Aiming for UFC Heavyweight Title

Ex-NFL star Greg Hardy says he's going for it all in his MMA career ... telling TMZ Sports his ultimate goal is to be in the UFC, and he thinks he can be the heavyweight champ. Hardy, who's making his amateur debut this weekend, has been training for over a year at American Top Team in Florida ... the same gym where bad asses like Tyron Woodley, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Amanda Nunes train. You know his past -- Hardy was one of the best players in the NFL before his domestic violence case made him persona non grata in the league. Despite the fact he's a grappling newbie, Hardy says he wants it all. "Honestly I would like to be in the UFC, and be able to obtain UFC gold." There are some -- including FOX Sports' Jay Glazer -- who says Hardy's past should keep him out of the Octagon, but Har...

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