Why Tyson Fury Defeated Me -Deontay Wilder

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 159 total views,  18 views today Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight crown on Saturday with a spectacular 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder as their trilogy fight delivered a boxing classic. Wilder says Fury’s size was a problem for him to handle after he was rushed to the hospital. In brief remarks, he acknowledged he had struggled to deal with Fury’s size. “I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough,” said Wilder. “I’m not sure what happened. I know that in training, he did certain things, and I also knew that…

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Fury, Wilder Heaviest Ever For Trilogy Showdown

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 182 total views,  18 views today WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and challenger Deontay Wilder will be their heaviest ever fighting weights when they clash for the third time in Las Vegas on Saturday. British defending champion Fury tipped the scales at 277lbs (125.6 kg) at Friday’s weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, while Wilder came in at 238lbs. Fury, who declined to take his shirt off as he climbed on to the scales, is four pounds heavier than the 273lbs he weighed when scoring a seventh-round knockout…

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Messi Scores As PSG Beat Man City 2-0 In Champions League

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 360 total views,  17 views today Lionel Messi scored his first Paris Saint-Germain goal on Tuesday and it was a significant one, helping put Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to the sword in a 2-0 Champions League win for the French club. Messi’s goal was both stunning and also so typical of the Argentine, as he burst forward from the right and played a one-two with Kylian Mbappe on the edge of the box, holding off Aymeric Laporte as he sent a first-time strike high into the net. It raised the roof at…

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Anthony Joshua Heads To Hospital To Check Eye Socket After Losing Titles

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 306 total views,  2 views today Anthony Joshua, who has been dethroned as world boxing heavyweight champions, is set to go to the hospital to check a suspected broken eye socket. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, who made this announcement moments after he lost to Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine on Saturday in London, said also that his fighter was “devastated” by the defeat. He however acknowledged that the Joshua camp had no reservations about the result, and the better fighter won the bout. “Congratulations to Oleksandr Usyk. What a fighter. He put in…

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Anthony Joshua, Usyk In Tense Stare-Down Ahead Of Heavyweight Fight

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 258 total views Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk went face to face in an intense stare-down after unveiling musclebound physiques for their world heavyweight title fight. Joshua weighed a solid 17st 2lbs (240lbs) while Usyk was at his heaviest ever at 15st 11lbs (221lbs). Their fascinating collision for the IBF, WBA, and WBO belts is on Saturday night at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. After a lengthy and frosty face-off, they each flexed their muscles and paid tribute to each other’s physiques – any suggestion that Joshua would come in lighter to…

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UEFA Urges FIFA To Stop Pushing Two-Year World Cup Plan

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 205 total views European football’s governing body UEFA has urged FIFA to stop pushing its plan for a two-year World Cup and instead to engage in “genuine consultation” over reform of the international match calendar. FIFA is conducting a feasibility study into holding the World Cup on a biennial basis, a change from the current four-yearly cycle, but has made no secret of its desire to switch to such a format. Arsene Wenger, the former Arsenal manager who is now FIFA’s head of Global Football Development, said this month he was…

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Usyk Arrives In UK For Fight With Anthony Joshua

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 125 total views Oleksandr Usyk remained secretive about his preparation for the Anthony Joshua fight after arriving for his world title clash with Britain’s heavyweight star. The Ukrainian, who was the undisputed cruiserweight champion, will attempt to rip away Joshua’s WBA, IBF and WBO belts when they share the ring this Saturday. After moving up a division, Usyk has packed on more muscle, but he did not reveal any details about his physical condition. “It was a great camp, thank you for asking,” Usyk told Sky Sports News. When asked what…

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Ex-US President Trump To Provide Commentary For Holyfield, Belfort Fight

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 218 total views Former US president, Donald Trump will provide commentary for the upcoming fight between former world heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield and Brazilian mixed martial arts star, Vitor Belfort, the digital channel that will stream the bout announced on Wednesday. “I love great fighters and great fights. I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside,” Trump said in a statement released by FITE TV. “You won’t want to miss this special event.” The main commentary for the bout will be on the HBO channel,…

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2022 World Cup Qualifier: Super Eagles Beat Blue Sharks Of Cape Verde

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 215 total views,  2 views today Nigeria’s Super Eagles extended their grip as Group C leaders of 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers after a two-one-away victory over the blue sharks of Cape Verde on Tuesday in Mindelo, the capital of the Island nation. The blue sharks drew the first blood through Dylan Tavares 19th minute point-blank shot at goal which Nigeria’s goalkeeper, C failed to deal with. ten minutes later, the eagles replied with an equalizer through Victor Osimhen who capitalized on a spilled ball by the Cape Verdean goalkeeper to restore…

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TOKYO PARALYMPIC GAMES: Team Nigeria Finishes On A High

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 296 total views Team Nigeria ended its Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games campaign on Saturday morning at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, raking in one more gold and a bronze medal to finish with four gold, one silver and five bronze medals. Lauritta Onye started the closing day of Nigeria’s contest by winning bronze in the women F40 shot put event and Flora Ugunnwa brought icing on the cake with gold in the F54 javelin event. Lauritta who competed under very difficult conditions on the wet and slippery grounds of the stadium threw…

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Finidi Takes Over Reins At Aba Giants, Enyimba

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 191 total views Two-time CAF Champions League winner Enyimba FC of Aba have appointed ex-Nigerian international George Finidi as the team’s Technical Adviser. Finidi will replace coach Fatai Osho who led the Aba Elephants to a second-place finish in the recently concluded 2020-21 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League. Enyimba, having won more Champions League titles and more NPFL honours than every other Nigerian team will look to count on the expertise of a man who was among the first Nigerian players to achieve success in Europe. Finidi was a…

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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Ugwunwa Wraps Up Participation With Gold In Javelin

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 149 total views,  2 views today Flora Ugwunwa successfully defended her Paralympic crown on Saturday drawing the curtains on Team Nigeria’s participation at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, by winning gold in the women’s F54 Javelin event. Ugwunwa threw a Season’s Best of 19.39 metres on her fifth attempt and was the only athlete to go over the 19-metre mark on the day, winning the event to make it two consecutive titles since debuting at the Games in 2016. Untitled design 23 Also, she was the last Nigerian athlete competing in Tokyo…

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Gotv Boxing Night 23: Baby Face Will Lose Again, Boasts Samson

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 67 total views Top Beninois boxer, Naimou Aziz Samson, has vowed to inflict a second professional defeat of Nigeria’s Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde when they clash at GOtv Boxing Night 23 on 11 September. The clash between Samson and Baby Face, World Boxing Federation (WBF) International welterweight champion, is one of the two international duels scheduled for the event, which will be held at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of Lagos’ Teslim Balogun Stadium. Speaking through an interpreter from his base in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, Samson said he is…

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Live: Osimhen, Iheanacho Start, Musa On Bench As Nigeria Battle Liberia In Lagos

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 92 total views Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Oshimen lead Nigeria’s attack against Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Friday (today) in their opening Group C World Cup qualifier. The Super Eagles starting XI released by the team – Maduka Okoye, Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins, William Troost-Ekong Leon Balogun, Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon,. Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Oshimen. Nigeria have only missed one World Cup – Germany 2006 – since making their debut at the World Cup in the United States in 1994, where they got to…

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LIVE: Iheanacho’s Early Goal Puts Nigeria Ahead Of Liberia In World Cup Qualifier

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 86 total views Kelechi Iheanacho scores Nigeria’s opener in the 24th minute after a well-worked play from midfielder Alex Iwobi against Liberia in their World Cup qualifier at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. The Eagles haven’t won in their last two games, losing 1-0 and held 0-0 by Cameroon in double friendlies in June. Liberia on their part have only recorded one win in their last five games. The game is the first between both countries since 2012, where the Eagles annihilated the Lone Star 6-1 in Calabar after rallying to a…

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How Ferguson Convinced Me To Rejoin Man United -Ronaldo

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 141 total views,  2 views today Cristiano Ronaldo revealed his relationship with former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson played the key role in convincing the Portuguese to return to Old Trafford. Ferguson retired as boss of the Red Devils in 2013, four years after Ronaldo departed for Real Madrid in a then world record £80 million move. However, he remains a club ambassador and confidant of current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who also played under Ferguson for many years. Ronaldo looked set for a return to England with Premier League champions…

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Obiji Wins Nigeria’s Sixth Medal At Tokyo Paralympics

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 131 total views Loveline Obiji has won Nigeria’s sixth medal at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Paralympics in Japan. She bagged silver in women’s +86g after lifting 147kg. Deng Xuemei from China placed first with a lift of 153 kg, while Zieba Marzena from Poland lifted 140 Kg to win bronze. Her medal takes Nigeria to the 21st position on the medal table with three gold, one silver and two bronze medals. On Sunday, Team Nigeria’s Bose Omolayo displayed high-level resilience and dexterity to clinch the country’s second gold medal. Omolayo came…

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World Athletics U20 Championships: Team Nigeria Finish 3rd With 4 Gold Medals

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 240 total views Nigeria’s U-20 track and field athletes have re-written the history of Nigeria’s participation at the biennial World Athletics U20 championships after finishing third on the medals table with an unprecedented haul of four gold and three bronze medals. The highest Nigeria has ended on the medals table prior to the just-ended event in Nigeria was her seventh-place finish at the third edition of the championships in 1990 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria where they won two gold, two silver and two bronze medals. The four gold medals won at the…

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AFCON 2021: Super Eagles Draw Mo Salah’s Egypt, Sudan, Guinea Bissau In Group D

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 297 total views The Super Eagles drew Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah’s country, Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea Bissau in Group D of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations expected to hold in Cameroon. The Cameroon 2021 will take place from 9 January to 6 February 2022, according to the Confederation of African Football. CAF said the competition will commence on January 9th with a clash between Cameroon and Burkina Faso. “Following the draw for the final tournament held in Yaoundé on Tuesday 17 August, the 24 qualified teams were divided into four groups.…

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Ebonyi Governor Floats Salt City FC

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 273 total views,  2 views today Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi has fulfilled his pledge of floating a football club for the state with the formation of the Salt City Football club of Abakaliki. The State Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Charles Akpuenika, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Sunday, describing the development as ‘heart-warming’. Akpuenika said that the team would compete in the national league cadre of the 2021/22 football season and acquire the participatory slot from an existing club in the country. His word, “We have…

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