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Joshua is not Elite Heavyweight Boxer–Arum
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Joshua is not Elite Heavyweight Boxer–Arum

Tyson Fury’s promoter claims that Anthony Joshua is not among boxing’s elite heavyweights following his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. Joshua suffered a devastating defeat by the American back in 2019, when he was floored four times before eventually being defeated in the seventh round. In response to the defeat Joshua won a return bout six months later to win back his WBA, IBF, WBO AND IBO titles. However, Bob Arum still believes the initial defeat carries a scar, and that it has damaged Joshua’s reputation, having labelled Ruiz a ‘non-puncher’. “I’m not thrilled with Joshua’ he told journalist Gareth A Davies via The Sun. “I don’t think much of Joshua, because every time the name Joshua is mentioned, I see him laying on the canvas after getting hit by a non-puncher like ...
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk: Details of fight date, venue, TV confirmed
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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk: Details of fight date, venue, TV confirmed

  British boxer, Anthony Joshua will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation heavyweight titles against Ukrainian fighter, Oleksandr Usyk. The fight will take place in London at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25. Joshua’s promoter made the announcement on Tuesday. Recall that Joshua was set to fight fellow compatriot Tyson Fury in a unification bout in Saudi Arabia in August. But that fight was ruined when a United States arbitrator ruled the World Boxing Council champion must defend his title against Deontay Wilder. The fight will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office. Reacting to the upcoming fight, Joshua said, “The date is set and we are fully locked in. “I put it all on the li...
Wilder will Knock Anthony Joshua Out in Round 1 – Fury
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Wilder will Knock Anthony Joshua Out in Round 1 – Fury

  British boxer, Tyson Fury, has claimed Deontay Wilder will knock out Anthony Joshua in the first round if they ever fight. He also lashed out at Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn, claiming “they are businessmen and I am a Spartan”. Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight belt against Wilder in Las Vegas on July 24. This comes after a mega-fight with Joshua fell apart. Joshua will instead put his IBF, WBA and WBO belts on the line against Oleksandr Usyk in September. “I’ll deal with these guys later – the most important thing to me is Wilder, the most dangerous heavyweight in the world who would knock out Joshua in the first round. “I’ve got to get past Wilder then those guys will get their five minutes of fame. I’ll give them the biggest beatdown they have ha...
Hearn Confirms Saunders Suffered ‘Multiple Fractures’
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Hearn Confirms Saunders Suffered ‘Multiple Fractures’

Billy Joe Saunders will undergo surgery after suffering "multiple fractures" to the area around his eye during his stoppage loss to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, says promoter Eddie Hearn. The British fighter was taken away by ambulance after the super-middleweight showdown was waved off before the ninth round, as Canelo unified the WBC, WBA and WBO belts at the AT&T Stadium, Arlington. And Hearn tweeted on Sunday: "Just at hospital in Dallas, (Billy Joe Saunders) stayed overnight. "Suffered multiple fractures to orbital area and will undergo surgery this afternoon." Matchroom boss Hearn had confirmed after the fight that Saunders was prevented from continuing by his corner after suffering the injury. "He couldn't see," Hearn told DAZN. "I spok...
Oduduwa Republic: All Yoruba policemen behind us – Sunday Igboho
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Oduduwa Republic: All Yoruba policemen behind us – Sunday Igboho

Acclaimed Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Aka Sunday Igboho) has said men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force from Yoruba land are with him and other Yoruba nation apologists. This is coming hours after the police accused the Yoruba nation promoter of attacking its officers during a rally in abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Sunday. In a statement by his media aide, Olayomi Koiki, on his social media handle, Sunday Igboho said they will never fight Yoruba policemen. Igboho directed all true Yoruba indigenes not to fight the police. However, he reechoed that “we do not want the Nigerian government anymore.” The statement read: “All the Yoruba police are behind us. We will never fight them. “If you are a true Yoruba, don’t fight with the police, because they are ...
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to Equally Share Saudi Arabia Hosting Fee of $150million for Blockbuster Fight
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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to Equally Share Saudi Arabia Hosting Fee of $150million for Blockbuster Fight

Saudi Arabia has proposed $150million as site fee to host Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury this summer and both fighters will share the money equally, it has been revealed. Contracts are signed for the British heavyweight stars to fight for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO heavyweight championship of the world but the date and venue are yet to be officially confirmed. AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn last week explained that both camps have agreed on a site deal. Now, according to ESPN, it can be revealed that the site fee is upwards of $150million and if finalised as expected, each boxer will make $75million from the site deal alone, with the rest of the money (several million dollars) set for expenses such as undercard fights. ESPN’s Mark Kriegel explained: “The proposed site f...
Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has unwittingly exposed itself as promoter of bad governance, divisiveness and injustice under Buhari – CAN
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Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has unwittingly exposed itself as promoter of bad governance, divisiveness and injustice under Buhari – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria has fired back at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) over its comment about the hijab crisis in Kwara state and appointment of Appeal Court Justices. The Sultan of Sokoto-led council which slammed CAN for opposing the nomination of 13 Northerners/ Muslims out of the 20 jurists listed as Court of Appeal Justices, had also accused the Christian group of beating a war drum over the introduction of hijab in mission schools in Ilorin, Kwara State. However reacting to this, CAN alleged that the NSCIA has unwittingly exposed itself as a promoter of bad governance, divisiveness and injustice in Nigeria under the Buhari administration. The Christian group which also accused the NSCIA of being evasive on the big issue of the Cou...
Povetkin ‘Upset’ after Defeat to Dillian Whyte
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Povetkin ‘Upset’ after Defeat to Dillian Whyte

Russian boxer, Alexander Povetkin has been left ‘upset’ after he was knocked out by Dillian Whyte last week. However, according to promoter Andrey Ryabinskiy, he is yet to make a decision on his retirement. Povetkin was stopped in the fourth round as Whyte avenged last summer’s shock defeat in their ‘Rumble On The Rock’ rematch in Gibraltar. He had hoped to stay on course for another world heavyweight title fight, having challenged Anthony Joshua unsuccessfully in 2018. “Yes, we’ve talked right after the fight,” Ryabinskiy told Sky Sports. “Sasha, of course, is upset that he couldn’t beat Dillian. “But it’s sport, you need to be prepared for any outcome.”
Dilian Whyte Knocks Povetkin out to Gain Revenge
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Dilian Whyte Knocks Povetkin out to Gain Revenge

  Dillian Whyte exacted revenge on Alexander Povetkin to get his world title charge back on track. Seven months, Whyte dropped Povetkin twice in the fourth round, but was brutally KO’ed in the fifth. However, on Saturday night, the Brixton man iced Povetkin in that same fourth round in Gibraltar. Whyte’s world title dreams would have been in tatters if he was defeated again, having seen his status as WBC mandatory challenger end after a 1,000-day wait. ‘The Body Snatcher’ can now prepare to pounce as soon as old rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury need a dance partner. Deontay Wilder has, however, suggested as Whyte’s next opponent by promoter Eddie Hearn.
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury: Mike Tyson predicts winner of heavyweight fight
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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury: Mike Tyson predicts winner of heavyweight fight

  Former heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson, has backed Tyson Fury to beat Anthony Joshua when both British boxers clash in a heavyweight title fight. Tyson believes the speed Fury possesses means he will be able to defeat Joshua and avoid his powerful punches. According to him, if Fury can get away from Deontay Wilder’s fast punches in early 2020, then Joshua might be in trouble. “I f***ing love Joshua, but I think Tyson [Fury] is too elusive,” Iron Mike told Haute Living in a chat on Instagram Live on Tuesday. “He’s a simple guy, even if it doesn’t seem like that from the outside. “He’s not going to be able to hit him. “I like Joshua a lot, and maybe he punches harder than Wilder, but he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder. “And if he doesn’t punch fast...
Gunmen attack Nigerian WBF boxing champion, Ridwan Oyekola shortly after he received N10m cheque from Governor Makinde
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Gunmen attack Nigerian WBF boxing champion, Ridwan Oyekola shortly after he received N10m cheque from Governor Makinde

The current World Boxing Federation, WBF, International Super Featherweight Champion, Ridwan Oyekola popularly known as Scorpion, has survived an alleged attempt on his life by unknown gunmen. It was gathered that the Oyekola was attacked by the gunmen shortly after receiving a cheque of 10 million from the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde at the state Secretariat on Thursday evening, March 4. Oyekola had defeated his counterpart from Argentina, Lucas Montesino at Ilaji Sports Resorts, Ibadan in December 2020 and he was decorated as the World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Featherweight Champion. Governor Makinde had presented the check to Oyekola for making the State proud with his victory over his Argentine counterpart. Narrating his experience, Oyek...
Cameroon’s Special Forces Soldiers allegedly chase everyone from venue of Naira Marley’s concert in the country
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Cameroon’s Special Forces Soldiers allegedly chase everyone from venue of Naira Marley’s concert in the country

Naira Marley's concert which was scheduled to hold in Cameroon yesterday February 14, reportedly failed to hold as it was allegedly disrupted by the country's Special Forces Soldiers. Music journalist, Joey Akan who raised an alarm of a "struggling comedian" named CY International leading an anti-Nigerian movement in the country and many disgruntled entertainers calling for a ban on Nigerian music, revealed that the tickets to the special Valentine's Day concert which was initially scheduled to hold in Buea, the capital of the Southwest region were sold out before Cameroonian entertainers appealed to their government to ban the event. However after the show was banned on grounds of Naira Marley being a bad influence on Cameroonian youths, smoking marijuana and having a sex tape, ...
Anthony Joshua’s World Title Fight with Kubrat Pulev Put Back to October Due to Coronavirus Crisis
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Anthony Joshua’s World Title Fight with Kubrat Pulev Put Back to October Due to Coronavirus Crisis

Anthony Joshua's fight against Kubrat Pulev has been pushed to October at the earliest ahead of his possible showdown with Tyson Fury in 2021. The WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion was due to meet IBF mandatory challenger Pulev, on June 20 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the fight will now take place between October and December. Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the latest development to Sportsmail saying: 'With everything going on and the fact we have no idea yet about when we will be allowed crowds, and what size crowds, it won't be the summer. 'I think it will be in the window between October and December. Sooner would be better than later because we don't want it to be a year between fights (Joshua beat Andy Ruiz in Decembe...
Mike Tyson offered $1million to return to the ring
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Mike Tyson offered $1million to return to the ring

Former heavyweight champion, Michael Gerard popularly known as Iron Mike Tyson might be back to the ring. The New Yorker has been tempted with an offer of $1 million to come out of retirement by boxing promoter Brain Amatruda. Tyson, who retired in 2005 had earlier revealed that he is ready to return back to boxing ring as he has been training with Mix Martial Art genius Rafael Cordeiro, who is the head coach at Kings MMA in California for some weeks now. Amatruda might have given Tyson a lifeline to return to the ring with the $1 million offer to come out of retirement and fight ex-rugby players Paul Gallen and Barry Hall or All Blacks legend, Sonny Williams. Amatruda said: “I will hold it at Melbourne Arena where we can get over 10,000 or even Princes Park where they got 30,000 for Je...
Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua’s Fight May Never Hold – Promoter, Bob Arum
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Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua’s Fight May Never Hold – Promoter, Bob Arum

Tyson Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, has insisted that a heavyweight unification fight between his client and Anthony Joshua cannot hold because Joshua will lose his next contest against Kubrat Pulev. RUSH HOUR SPORT recalls that Fury and Joshua are both on course for a unification fight after their next contests against Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev, respectively. But Arum doubts Fury will ever fight Joshua, who he expects to lose to Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, June 20. “Fury-Joshua is never going to happen,” Arum told The Times. “Pulev is going to knock Joshua out, so why would I talk to his promoter, Eddie, who I love dearly, about a Joshua-Fury fight? “I think Pulev wins, and then I negotiate with myself to do a Pulev-Fury fight. “Let us make...
Peter Okoye Calls Out Promoter Using His Picture To Advertise Twin Brother’s Show In Angola
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Peter Okoye Calls Out Promoter Using His Picture To Advertise Twin Brother’s Show In Angola

Peter Okoye of the defunct Psquare recently dragged a promoter for using a photo of him to sell his twin brother’s show in Angola – The 37-year-old star even threatened to sue the organisation involved – Many fans of the musician have reacted to this Peter’s action. On his Instagram page, Peter Okoye shared a post of a poster showing off himself and his brother together. This poster was being used to promote a show of his twin set to be held in Angola. The singer did not quite find it funny that his photo was being used to advertise a program that had nothing to do with him. Hence, in a caption, Peter called out the show promoter involved. He threatened to sue them because, according to the musician, they have looked for his trouble. Peter’s action is set against the bac...
Okada ban: Horse ride from Ikoyi to Obalende is 3,500 Naira – Show promoter claims
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Okada ban: Horse ride from Ikoyi to Obalende is 3,500 Naira – Show promoter claims

A show promoter has claimed that he was asked to pay 3,500 Naira for a horse ride from Keffi street, Ikoyi to Obalende. Instagram user @Iamstillonstill claims he waited for a bus for like 30 minutes but when he didn't see one, he decided to ride on a horse to his destination. However, when he asked the rider how much it will cost, he was told he will have to pay 3,500 Naira for the short journey. A bus ride from Ikoyi to Obalende is usually not more than 200 Naira. However, due to the okada and keke ban, most commuters now have to rely on buses, thereby making them scarce and more expensive. Horse owners have also brought out their horses to be used to convey people to their destination.
Anthony Joshua Talks Third Fight With Andy Ruiz
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Anthony Joshua Talks Third Fight With Andy Ruiz

Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will next be facing either Kubrat Pulev or Oleksandr Usyk, mandatory challengers for the IBF and WBO respectively, and he suggested that the first of those fights could happen as early as late March, despite his promoter, Eddie Hearn, saying it would take place in May. If it was Pulev, Joshua said his attitude would be “seek and destroy”. “Anyone fighting for the championship is a dangerous fighter,” he said of Pulev, likening his style to Tyson Fury. “Good jab, leans back and stays out of range,” Joshua said. He also said he was more than willing to face Usyk, the former undisputed world cruiserweight champion and said he was already studying the Ukrainian’s style. “Usyk is a great cruiserweight,” Joshua said. “He is still exploring t...
Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Explains What Happens If He Wins Or Loses
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Anthony Joshua’s Promoter Explains What Happens If He Wins Or Loses

Eddie Hearn, promoter for Anthony Joshua and the CEO of Matchroom Boxing, has explained that everything will be "neutral" when the rematch takes place with Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia next weekend. Ruiz shocked the sport when he dropped Joshua four times to secure a seventh round stoppage, and as a result he walked away with the WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO world heavyweight titles at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 1st. When asked whats next for Anthony Joshua if he wins, he said; “beating Andy Ruiz and regaining his belts will make him by far the biggest star in the sport, but more personally, its about winning the fight and regaining what’s his”. And on the possibility of taking a loss, he stated; “Joshua is tough, he is a guy that’s always having to learn under the ...
Anthony Joshua Called Out By Otto Wallin For UK Fight
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Anthony Joshua Called Out By Otto Wallin For UK Fight

Otto Wallin is eyeing Anthony Joshua for a UK fight and wants a rematch against Tyson Fury, claims his promoter. The Swede lost his unbeaten record to Fury but fought valiantly in his unanimous decision defeat, though his promoter is targetting a second meeting with the 'Gypsy King' as well as a bout versus Joshua. "Otto would be much better in the rematch. He is going to get busy and now he is comfortable with Fury's style. I strongly believe Otto wins the rematch," Dmitry Salita told Sky Sports. "I think it could have been a draw, at most 7-5 Tyson. "Fury is a great fighter who has tons of heart. He was very skilled and courageous in how he dealt with such adversity. But had it been anyone else, I feel the fight would be stopped. "Otto is a true champion, inside and outsid...
Nobody talks about you anymore’ – Anthony Joshua & his promoter, Eddie Hearn come for Tyson Fury
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Nobody talks about you anymore’ – Anthony Joshua & his promoter, Eddie Hearn come for Tyson Fury

Matchroom Boxing owner and manager/promoter of recently dethroned Anthony Joshua, Eddie Hearn, has come out to blast former British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, claiming no one is interested in his fights. Fury, who gave up his four heavyweight belts due to his battle with mental health four years ago and is still undefeated as a heavyweight boxer, faces unknown but undefeated Swedish boxer, Otto Walin on September 14th, and Hearn, who Fury has verbally blasted so many times in the past, feels Fury is fighting people he knows can't beat him. Fury defeated Tom Schwarz in two rounds in his most recent fight, after a draw with Wilder. Hearn speaking to Sky Sports said: “Fury has easy fights that nobody is interested in. “He supposed to be the best heavyweight in the world? Nob...
Amber Ray now dating Akothee’s rumored ex-lover, Brown Mauzo
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Amber Ray now dating Akothee’s rumored ex-lover, Brown Mauzo

Kenyan socialite, Amber Ray is on to the next just a few months after she was a trending topic following her divorce with husband and moving on to singer/promoter Syd. It has now emerged that singer Brown Mauzo and the socialite might now be an item. They were spotted in a lavish hotel in Zanzibar recently and also in several clubs together but haven’t yet addressed the issue despite the photos going rounds. Mauzo, who is behind such hits as “Natamani”, “Sipendi ukilia” and recently released “Aniote” was once rumored to be in a secret relationship with Akothee, a thing both artists refuted. Speaking during an exclusive interview on Mambo Mseto, Mauzo said his relationship with Akothee was purely business, but came to an end after disagreeing over music strategy. It’s not y...
Tinubu Among Promoters Of Ruga – Odumakin
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Tinubu Among Promoters Of Ruga – Odumakin

Afenifere chieftain, Yinka Odumakin, says All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, is one of the promoters of the Ruga initiative which seeks to give free land to herdsmen for cattle grazing and other forms of animal husbandry. Odumakin drew the attention of Nigerians to Tinubu’s speech at a national summit on conflict resolution organised by The Nation and TV Continental with the theme, ‘Towards an Enduring Peace.’ He noted that at the event which held at the Nigerian Air Force Centre, Abuja on October 8, 2018, Tinubu said, “The government must help herders gradually shift from their traditional nomadic existence to a more static lifestyle. We have to face the reality that modernity is making the nomadic way counterproductive and inefficient. “Unoccupied, isolated la...
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...
Anthony Joshua Stops Angry Dad From Clashing With Promoter, Hearn, Over Defeat
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Anthony Joshua Stops Angry Dad From Clashing With Promoter, Hearn, Over Defeat

Anthony Joshua stopped his angry dad from clashing with promoter Eddie Hearn, following his son’s shock defeat to Andy Ruiz. Though it is not clear why Joshua’s father Robert clashed with Hearn in the ring, however the heated exchange was caught on camera in the background as Ruiz was being interviewed in the ring following his unexpected seventh-round win. Hearn who has been criticized from some quarters over his handling of Joshua’s career and an inability to book a fight with the heavyweight’s two big boys – Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, was confronted in the ring by Joshua Snr. He seemed to be directing a verbal tirade at Hearn in the background before the Joshua stepped in to talk to his dad. "Anthony Joshua dad looked like he wanted to knock Eddie Hearn out, wonder what happe...
Andy Ruiz Jr. Is Anthony Joshua Opponent For New York Bout
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Andy Ruiz Jr. Is Anthony Joshua Opponent For New York Bout

Andy Ruiz Jr set to be named as Anthony Joshua opponent for New York bout Joshua, 29, was due to face Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden but the American failed drug tests, forcing him out of the Madison Square Garden bout. California-born Ruiz, 29, has fought for a world title once before and is likely to be confirmed as Joshua's opponent for his US debut on Tuesday. Promoter Eddie Hearn says Ruiz will "do anything" to become world champion. "He will entertain you, give it his all. Even if it means getting sensationally knocked out, he will rather do that than not do it," Hearn told Fighthype.com. "I couldn't afford a guy who I thought may not be good enough or game enough to entertain the fans. I had to pick a guy in my heart who I thought will do everything to be...
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...
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...
APC Vows to Punish Ogun Violence Promoters
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APC Vows to Punish Ogun Violence Promoters

The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said it would punish the promoters of the violence that engulfed its presidential rally in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Monday, saying it was an act of indiscipline too many. Its Presidential Campaign Council has also taken time to deny that President Muhammadu Buhari asked his supporters to prepare for violence as stated by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, saying what the president meant was actually a joke. The ruling party move towards its pledge to punish the perpetrators of the Monday violence when it accused Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State of sponsoring the ‘’Monday’s premeditated attacks’’ on Buhari and other party leaders at the venue of the presidential campa...
Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa: Mayweather Wins By Technical Knock-Out
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Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa: Mayweather Wins By Technical Knock-Out

American boxer and boxing promoter, Floyd Mayweather came out of retirement to defeat Japanese kickboxer, Tenshim Nasukawa by technical knockout on new year’s eve. The bout was an exhibition match but Naija News understands Mayweather pocketed as much as $9m dollars from the match which brought him out of retirement, though the official prize has not been declared. “It was all about entertainment – we had a lot of fun.” Floyd Mayweather beat Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round in an exhibition match worth a reported $9m. pic.twitter.com/xpiudmULOT — Mr Dependable (@mightygeorgeng) December 31, 2018 Mayweather reportedly defeated Nasukawa, three times in the first round of the three-round contest before the Japanese kickboxer’s trainer rushed in to stop the fight. Floyd M...
Lil Kesh Must Have Taken Something Stronger Than Him – Kogbagidi
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Lil Kesh Must Have Taken Something Stronger Than Him – Kogbagidi

Popular show promoter Kogbagidi had in the previous week, lashed out at YAGI Boss, Lil Kesh saying the singer didn’t have what it takes to become a leading artiste again. While reacting to Kogbagidi’s statement, Kesh tweeted that the Internet is like a market square and those who can’t take care of their baby mamas would always want to take out their anger on others. However, in a chat with Sunday Scoop, Kogbagidi said the singer must have taken excess alcohol when he posted the tweet. He said: “I am happily married and blessed with kids. I only have a woman in my life and she is not a Nigerian. If you check my Instagram page, you will see photos of my family. If he (Lil Kesh) says I have a baby mama, he must have taken something strong. My wife and children live in the United Ki...
Boxer Alvarez Signs N131bn Deal, Richest Contract in Sports History
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Boxer Alvarez Signs N131bn Deal, Richest Contract in Sports History

Unified middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez and the streaming service DAZN have agreed to a five-year, 11-fight deal that will pay the boxer at least 365 million dollars (about N131 billion). The deal is the highest-paying athlete contract in history. DAZN became the broadcast home of boxing in the U.S. after HBO announced in September that it was getting out of the fight business. The signing of Alvarez kicks off the DAZN-boxing partnership with an exclamation point and plenty of zeroes. Alvarez’s first fight under the contract will coincide with his move to super middleweight. He will meet secondary world champ Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York. “Canelo is the highest-paid athlete in the world. He’s extremely happy,” Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez’s p...
Top Film Promoter Found Dead In Hotel After Taking Sex Enhancing Drug And Lodging With A Male Partner
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Top Film Promoter Found Dead In Hotel After Taking Sex Enhancing Drug And Lodging With A Male Partner

A top film promoter was found dead on Monday in a hotel in Lagos. Mr. Archibong Edet, from Akwa Ibom state, was found dead in the popular New World Hotel located at Prince Bus Stop in Ijegun, Lagos. He had lodged with a male partner, one Fred Kolawole, who people suspected was his sexual partner as they have been known to meet frequently in the same hotel, P.M. Express reports. On the day he was found dead inside the hotel room, Archibong allegedly took sex-enhancing drugs and ingested them before Kolawole visited him. Kolawole left very late that same day. The following morning, the hotel management waited for Archibong to come out as he's known to do in the mornings. When he didn't, his room was forced open and his body was found on the floor with feaces. The death was repor...
‘I’ll Fight Anyone, Even King Kong’ – Heavy Weight Champion Anthony Joshua, Boasts
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‘I’ll Fight Anyone, Even King Kong’ – Heavy Weight Champion Anthony Joshua, Boasts

Just as heavy weight champion Anthony Joshua, stepped away from his latest Wembley thriller, he sent out a clarion call to the rest of the world’s heavyweights. ‘I’m ready for all of you,’ he thundered after knocking out Alexander Povetkin. ‘That includes Deontay Wilder, soon as he likes. ‘Bring on Tyson Fury. I’ll fight King Kong if he’s available. If anyone’s really ready, give Eddie Hearn a call. Come on, that’s all it takes.’ According to DailyMail Sport, a labyrinth of negotiations stands between Joshua and the fight for which the public is frothing at Wembley on April 13. The people have spoken to AJ and asked him to  Fight Wilder next. If not him, then Fury. For the fans, a Dillian Whyte rematch is barely an after-thought, though not in the calculations of promoter He...
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 ...
Redsan Finally Speaks Up On Tiwa Savage’s Drama With Event Promoter
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Redsan Finally Speaks Up On Tiwa Savage’s Drama With Event Promoter

Kenya’s top dancehall star Redsan has finally broken his silence on the controversy that followed his successful album launch last weekend. On Monday, Tiwa Savage, who was a guest act alongside Jamaica’s Demarco at the launch of Redsan’s album ‘Baddest‘ on Saturday at the Carnivore grounds, took to Twitter to call out the event’s promoter for failing to settle her hotel accommodation bills and transport to the airport. She further alluded that the promoters had switched off their phones. Tiwa’s pain was evidently felt by many Kenyans on Twitter, who apologized to her and blasted promoters for embarrassing the country. In the midst of it all, Redsan’s name was dragged into the debate since it was his event, with some sections claiming he should take some of the blame. In a st...
‘Runtown Stop Deceiving Promoters, We Still Have a Case Against You in Court’ – Eric Many
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‘Runtown Stop Deceiving Promoters, We Still Have a Case Against You in Court’ – Eric Many

Nigerian record label, Eric Many has once again called out its enstranged artiste and popstar, Runtown saying he keeps deceiving promoters out of desperation to collect money from them even though they have a court injunction that states other wise. According to Eric Many's General Manager, Johnson Adumike, 'Runtown is a liar and he's really desperate, he keeps dragging our name in the mud by telling all sorts of lies to show promoters that the law suit against him has been settled. This is a big lie. We have an injuction against him that says we should maintain status quo and the next court date is September 27th'. He went on to say, 'he pulled a fast one on Martell last night with the same lies and when we reached out to them to let them know the true state of things they were shoc...
Love, Sex & Relationship: Love, Sex Or Money?
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Love, Sex & Relationship: Love, Sex Or Money?

On this episode of Love, Sex & Relationship, Owolabi Marcus hosted actress and media personality Adaeze Eneh, entrepreneur Olatunde Oyindamola and Kenyan media personality and promoter Maryanne Emmie. We shared our views and opinion on what is more important in a relationship. Is it Sex, Love or Money? watch, comment and share. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUHg-NmcH6I&feature=youtu.be Click to watch previous episodes
Saudi ‘Chief Promoter Of UK Extremism’
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Saudi ‘Chief Promoter Of UK Extremism’

Saudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed. The Henry Jackson Society said there was a “clear and growing link” between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence. The foreign affairs think tank called for a public inquiry into the role of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations. The UK’s Saudi Arabian embassy says the claims are “categorically false”. Ministers are under pressure to publish a report on UK-based Islamist groups. The Home Office report into the existence and influence of Jihadist organisations, commissioned by former Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015, has reportedly yet to be completed amid questions as to whether it will ever be published....
Davido Mocks Paul Okoye’s Old Home In Epic Video
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Davido Mocks Paul Okoye’s Old Home In Epic Video

'IF' singer, Davido in a funny video mocked One Africa Music Fest promoter and organizer, Paul Okoye after he was surprised to see exotic car of all types parked in front of Paul's old apartment building. The Upfront Bookings boss welcomed Davido to his Victoria Island home and the DMW boss was surprised to see exotic cars in-front of an Old building, in a video posted on Instagram the singer said. “How do you live here but drive this poo,” the stunned singer asked Okoye. “How do you live here but drive all this?” Someone else said 'Chaii..The house don't match the car' it is well @davidoofficial because I have light and Water 24Hours. and is central in Victoria Island and I'm a landlord Paid in full 1004 Estate una go pay me for this advert . In few weeks I will surprise U. #VI l...
9 Men Who Saved Emir Sanusi From Investigation
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9 Men Who Saved Emir Sanusi From Investigation

Obstruction of Justice: Men who Derail Investigation Against Emir of Kano The Kano State House of Assembly has suspended probe of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II. The Emir was initially being investigated over the complaints of “questionable expenditures and financial misappropriations” estimated at N3.4 billion. But the House has decided to drop the probe after Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, pleaded on behalf of the emir. Ganduje did not act alone. Here are the individuals who prevailed on the House to stop the Investigation: 1. The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria. 2. President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki. 3. Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara. 4. Governor of Kano Stat...
Tiwa Savage Calls Out Music Promoter
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Tiwa Savage Calls Out Music Promoter

Mavins First Lady, Singer Tiwa Savage this morning indirectly called out someone who can't stand the fact that she still has a successful career. Although she didn't mention any names, she kind of suggested that the person is in the music promotion business and is waiting for her to come and 'kiss ass'.

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