Wilder bags sixty hours community service for drug possession

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Heavyweight boxing champion, Deontay Wilder, has been ordered by a municipal court judge, Ricky McKinney, to perform 60 hours of community service after being found guilty of possessing marijuana.

The 32-year-old American, who last fought in November 2017, when he beat Haitian-Canadian boxer, Bermane Stiverne, with a first-round knockout to retain his WBC heavyweight title, was arrested in Alabama in June, 2017.

Wilder, who received a 30-day suspended sentence and two years of probation, was ordered to perform the community service at a local Young Men Christian Association, YMCA.

Wilder’s lawyer, Paul Patterson, said: “We respect the court’s ruling. Of course we were hoping a dismissal would be granted. “We are going to look at our options of appellate relief and then move on from there.”

When Wilder was pulled over in June, 2017, for having windows tinted beyond the legal limit, officers smelled marijuana coming from inside his Cadillac Escalade.

Patterson said at the time the marijuana did not belong to his client, who had been out of state for several days and returned home from Georgia in his Rolls Royce before switching to his Cadillac Escalade to run some errands.

Patterson said Wilder has a large fleet of vehicles that associates and friends can access, and prefers the Escalade for errands because the tinted windows offer more privacy.

“All in all it’s a lesson learned for Mr Wilder not to leave his many vehicles in the care and custody of numerous people or allow them to use them while he is out of town,” said Patterson.

Wilder, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is scheduled to defend his title on March 3, 2018, against Cuban, Luis Ortiz.

Boxing legend, Tyson, eyes return to ring

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Following an excellent career in the sport, resurfaced footage of Mike Tyson fighting in an exhibition bout has fuelled speculations that he could mount a heavyweight boxing comeback.

The clip shows Tyson, looking understandably slower and slower and more out of shape than his glory years, taking on Corey Sanders in a four-round exhibition fight.

It occurred during Tyson’s recent World Tour, organised to help relieve some of the former world champion’s well-documented money troubles.

He squandered most of his reported 300 million Dollars career earnings, leaving him bankrupt and heavily indebted to creditors.

Tyson instinctively uncorked a power shot to his opponent’s face during the bout.

While clearly past his best, viewers could see that Tyson was taking it easy on Sanders in order to put on a show for the fans.

But during one of the early rounds, he instinctively uncorked one of his trademark right hands, catching Sanders, wearing a headguard, on the chin.

The blow seemed to knock Sanders off-balance and he looked destined to hit the canvas until Tyson moved forwards to hold him up on his feet.

Tyson was taking part in a series of exhibition fights against his former training partner, and the clip has been seen by more than 100,000 people since it was posted online recently.

“Bring him out of retirement. He could still give today’s heavyweight clowns a run for their,” said one viewer.

Another wrote: “Most people think boxing is easy but you can’t teach it if you haven’t got it.

“Look at the foot movement as Sanders pushes out a lazy left jab, Tyson slips it and steps in with the right hand. Absolute class.”

The heavyweight boxer retired in 2005.

Tyson calls out Joshua for potential bout

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Irish boxer,Tyson Fury, has called out British-born Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, by demanding that the IBF and WBA heavyweight champion faces him in his comeback fight.

After a two and a half year absence from the sport, the 29-year-old is ready to step back into the ring following the clearance given by the United Kingdom Anti-Doping Agency.

Fury has not fought since he beat Wladmir Klitschko in Germany in November 2015, and is now looking forward to getting back to his best form .

Fury, also known as The Gypsy King, has brought his weight down from 27 stone down to 23 stone. He is now looking forward to a comeback around April.

The WBC, IBF, WBO, and IBO champion has, however, put out the “sporting challenge” on his Twitter, asking Joshua to face him in his first fight back.

He told Joshua not to let his fans down and prove who is the best heavyweight boxer on the planet.

The Irishman wrote: “As a sporting challenge I Lay Down the challenge for @anthonyfjoshua to fight me in my first fight back in over 2.5 years! I’m the best heavyweight on the planet come prove I’m not?

“The ball is in your court don’t let your fans down CHAMP #wanttoseehowgoodiam”

Fury then added to his comments, tagging in several broadcasters who may be interested in televising the fight.

“I’m that good I don’t need any warmups I can come off the couch & beat up on @anthonyfjoshua don’t run your big arse in the bush.”

Ahead 2018 bout, Parker’s confidence baffles Joshua

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For the last few weeks, New Zealand’s WBO heavyweight champion, Joseph Parker, and members of his team, have been verbally blasting Anthony Joshua, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBA world titles.

There are ongoing discussions for Parker and Joshua to collide in a unification bout in the early part of 2018, which would  likely be on a date in March or April.

Both teams are currently close to reaching an agreement on the financial terms, after a long lapse where both sides were stuck on a 65-35 financial split in favour of Joshua.

Parker and his team held a press conference in New Zealand recently, where they explained their reasons, with video evidence provided, on why they believe Joshua has a ‘glass jaw’.

However, Joshua is very confident that he will deal with Parker and snatch away his title, but he is now wondering why the WBO champion is so confident about the outcome of their potential clash, and he also feels Parker is acting very strange when compared to his past behavior in the lead-up to other contests.

Meanwhile, Parker has continued to throw verbal bombs, but Joshua states that he will not take part in a public war, as he feels Parker is attempting to get in his head before the fight.

While speaking with stuff.com, Joshua stated: “Parker, I don’t know, it’s unpredictable, because from a fighting perspective, I know I can beat him. But he’s now trying to challenge me mentally, the things he’s saying, the way he’s acting, this is out of character.”

“So I have to reassess Parker. I don’t get where he’s got this lease of confidence, I just don’t get it but I’m going to have to assess Parker because he’s not going to trouble me physically, he’s trying to get to me mentally.

“I have to keep my cool and not get involved in any trash talking.”

Both sides are hoping to reach a full agreement soon in order to begin the promotion of the fight.

Turkey wants NBA player, Kanter, jailed for insulting her president

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A Turkish prosecutor has reportedly asked for NBA’s New York Knicks star, Enes Kanter, to be jailed for up to four years for insulting Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan.

According to state-run news agency, Anadolu, Kanter’s passport was revoked by Turkish authorities earlier this year, and an arrest warrant was issued after he was named a “fugitive” by a Turkish court following his support for U.S-based Islamic preacher, Fethullah Gulen, who was accused of orchestrating an attempted coup in July 2016.

Kanter is a long-time supporter of Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999 and whose extradition Erdogan is seeking. Gulen denied involvement in the failed coup.

The news agency disclosed that the indictment on December 20, followed Kanter’s use of Twitter to “defame and deride” Erdogan.

The 6-foot-11-inch center tweeted on Wednesday in response to the indictment, adding screenshots of the media reports.

“I have said less than that honorless (man) deserves. Add another 4 years for me, master,” he told his 526,000 Twitter followers.

Kanter was detained in Romania in May when authorities learned his Turkish passport had been revoked. He later returned to the United States.

Kanter lashed out at Erdogan at a news conference following his detention, calling him the “Hitler of our century.”

He holds a U.S. green card that allows him to live and work in the country on a permanent basis.

In 2016, Turkish media published a handwritten letter signed by Kanter’s father, Mehmet, disowning a son he accused of having been “hypnotized” by the Gulen movement.

In response, the 25-year-old Kanter, the third pick in the NBA draft when he joined Utah Jazz in 2011, said he was dedicating himself to Gulen and the cleric”s Hizmet movement.

Egypt’s boxer, Ahmed, vows to beat Nigeria’s Joe Boy

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Egyptian and Mediterranean Lightweight Champion, Abdulrahim Ahmed, has vowed to defeat Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph when they clash for the African Boxing Union, ABU, Lightweight title fight at GOtv Boxing Night 13 on December 26, at Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Speaking from his base in Cairo, Ahmed said he is ready, willing and able to win the title. He stated, “Joe Boy is a small boy. I hold the Egyptian and Mediterranean titles, I have fought better boxers and Joe Boy is in big trouble. It does not matter that the fight is in Lagos. I am going to win.”

 GOtv Boxing Night 13 will feature seven bouts including an international title bout involving Nigeria’s Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed, who will seek to defend his West African Boxing Union, WABU, title against Arye Ayitteh of Ghana.
Two national title bouts are also scheduled for the night, with Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde taking on Chijioke “Painless” Ngige for the national light welterweight crown. The other bout will be between Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu and Kehinde “Ijoba’ Badmus for the lightweight title.

A lightweight challenge bout will feature Rilwan “Scorpion” Oyekola and Jimoh “Hogan Jimoh Jr” Lukman, while Matthew “Wizeman” Obinna and Cosmos Awosika, will clash in the super middleweight category.

Aside the boxing events, the night will also feature music performances from top Nigerian music acts.

Nigeria Boxing Federation begins trials

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The Nigeria Boxing Federation will holds its open national trials from December 6, at the Brai Ayonote Gymnasium of the National Stadium, Lagos.

A statement by the federation signed by its Media Officer, Adeola Ono-Kivie, called on states and clubs from across the nation to register for the competition, which would end on December 9, saying it would be used to select athletes for upcoming international competitions.

The statement read: “The open trials is to enable the federation select the 32 boxers in the 56kg, 60kg, 75kg and 81kg for male, and 51kg, 60kg, 69kg, 75kg for female weight categories to represent the country at the XXII Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast 2018, from April 4 to 15, 2018.

“To this end, coaches and boxing administrators in all states of the federation are to ensure that they bring boxers to the National Open Trials.”

 It disclosed that the contingents are expected to arrive in on December 6, with technical meeting/weigh-in/medicals/bouts preliminaries to hold on Thursday, while the quarterfinals and semifinals will hold on Friday.

“All the boxers and their coaches are expected to cater for themselves during the trials.

“Meanwhile, the 32 selected boxers will resume close camping on December 17, 2017,” it added.

Pulev targets another Joshua for another bout

Bulgarian boxer, Kubrat Pulev, wants to secure another fight with Anthony Joshua after an injury forced him out of their world title clash, according to his promoter, Nisse Sauerland.

The boxer announced his withdrawal with a shoulder problem just 11 days before he was due to face Joshua, who instead defended his WBA and IBF titles with a 10th-round stoppage win over replacement opponent, Carlos Takam, in Cardiff on October 28.

Pulev still holds a lofty ranking with the WBA and IBF governing bodies and Sauerland hopes he can maneuver ‘The Cobra’ back into a position where he can challenge Joshua.

When the promoter was asked of Pulev’s readiness to face the British boxer, he echoed the Bulgarian’s desire to fight Joshua, who is considered on of the top four heavyweight boxers in the world. However, he is not sure if  Joshua wants the fight.

Pulev’s choice to fight Joshua, adds him to the list of heavyweight boxers who want to land a bout with Joshua in 2018. They include Joseph Parker, Deontay Wilder, and Tyson Fury. But Joseph Parker appears to be the most likely to land a fight with the boxer with Nigerian root, as arrangements are up for a potential bout.

Pacquiao vs McGregor a mismatch- Arum

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Eight division world champion, Manny Pacquiao, made quite a few headlines recently, when he took to social media to drop a clear indication that he does have interest in fighting Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar, Conor McGregor, in a boxing ring.

Top Rank’s CEO, Bob Arum, who promotes all of Pacquiao’s fights, is not overjoyed with the idea of matching his boxer against McGregor. He believes the fight would be a mismatch and far more one-sided than McGregor’s fight with Mayweather.

McGregor, the biggest star in mixed martial arts, MMA, made his professional boxing debut in August 2017, when he suffered a ten round Technical Knockout defeat at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA.

Mayweather vs McGregor generated huge profit, with an estimated 4 million purchases on pay-per-view. McGregor was said to have earned 100 million Dollars for the fight, while Mayweather raked in close to 300 million Dollars. Because of the huge figures generated, numerous boxers have been targeting McGregor for a possible contest.

Although Arum is not comfortable with a Pacquiao vs McGregor match, he stated that if Pacquiao asks him to promote the bout, he would.

 

 

Joshua invites Henry for Jollof rice

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In the spirit of friendship and sportsmanship, Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, spent time with former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry, recently, with both stars sharing selfies of the meeting on social media.

The British boxer who has been nominated for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award, while sharing their photos on Twitter and Instagram, seized the opportunity to invite the Frenchman for dinner on Christmas, and the all-time highest goal scorer for France accepted the invitation in a delighted fashion.

Henry wrote, “Great to see you today Champ @anthony_joshua. P.S. Keep that seat free for me at your Christmas table #jollofrice”

The Arsenal legend’s reply implied that he had concluded on the menu. His response has further fueled speculations of his growing love for the classic Nigerian dish mostly served on special occasions.

Although Joshua may have had plans for Christmas, the 28-year-old remains focused on a potential unification showdown with Joseph Parker in 2018, even as he attracts interest from Deontay Wilder, and Tyson Fury.