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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New Yorkers took to the streets Tuesday after Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts in the death of George Floyd. Hundreds of people rallied in front of the Barclays Center, and other pop-up celebrations broke out across the city. While many called the verdict justice, activists say the fight is not over. READ MORE: Today, I Can Rejoice: New Yorkers Hit The Streets After Jury Finds Derek Chauvin Guilty In George Floyds Death “This is only happening as a result of mad struggle,” Bronx resident Sasha Murphy told CBS2. “This was a victory won for and by the people,” West New York resident Monica Cruz said. For many who rallied in Union Square, the victory doesn’t end here. They said this was their moment of hope and they’re fighting to keep it from being their last. “Justice, it seemed like a myth up until this...
    BEN ASKREN shed almost two stone for his fight with Jake Paul. But the beaten boxing debutant insists his physique 'looks like s***' since undergoing hip surgery. 3Ben Askren came in for heavy criticism for his physique to face Jake Paul in the boxing ringCredit: Instagram @triller Askren, 36, was dumped down on to the canvas in the first round against the YouTuber. He tried to get back up from a right-hand blow and carry on but the referee called it off with less than 60 seconds on the clock. Askren tipped the scales at 191lbs for his lucrative cash with the social media star, which earned him a guaranteed £500,000. But ESPN's Stephen A Smith said he 'should be ashamed of himself' for 'coming in looking like a fat slob, like somebody's grandparent'. Paul also mocked his opponent, slamming him for his 'beer belly'. However, the former Olympic...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — While many call the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd‘s death justice, activists say the fight is not over and there’s more work that needs to be done. Crowds cheered at Union Square as leaders from Black Lives Matter of Greater New York broke the news Tuesday afternoon. READ MORE: ‘Today’s Verdict Is Not The End’: Tri-State Area Officials React To Derek Chauvin’s Conviction In George Floyd’s Death “Tonight will be a joyous night, but tomorrow, we still have to dismantle systemic oppression. Tomorrow we still have to get rid of the police force and break down that blue wall of silence,” said Chivona Newsome, with Black Lives Matter Greater NY. “But tonight we will dance.” While Floyd’s murder was a lightning rod that awakened a collective consciousness, activists have been pounding the pavement for years. “We’re going to keep going...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – “You see a glimmer of hope that there is a real possibility for substantive change.” Dwight Bullard, a former state senator and now president of the South Dade NAACP, says while there is need to celebrate Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict, the fight is not over. READ MORE: ‘I’m Speechless’: Rep. Frederica Wilson Among South Florida Leaders Who Believe Justice Was Served In Derek Chauvin Trial “Roughly about 1% of officers who have been brought to trial for these kinds of incidents the killing of unarmed people have been found guilty,” he said. “So that means 99% of the folks who are committing these atrocities able to go back to work as if nothing ever happened.” Bullard adds that the justice system for minorities is different. “You have individuals literally on death row right now that we’re found guilty with no DNA evidence and one supposedly eye witness,”...
    (CNN)George Floyd's brothers shared their pain and grief with the world for nearly a year. On Tuesday, they finally felt some relief. "Today, we are able to breathe again," Philonise Floyd told reporters.Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police officer who kneeled on Floyd's neck for over 9 minutes last year, was found guilty in Floyd's murder on Tuesday. After the jurors deliberated for more than 10 hours over two days, the verdict was welcomed with waves of celebration in Minneapolis and across the country. Floyd's death on May 25, 2020, led to what some describe as the largest protest movement in US history, and forced America to reckon with racial injustice and police accountability. All while his family joined a long list of relatives of Black men killed at the hands of police who have turned their pain into calls for accountability.Derek Chauvin found guilty of all three charges for...
    Former MMA fighter Ben Askren says his number one motivation behind accepting the fight with YouTube star-turned boxer Jake Paul was money, but he says he still took his training seriously, despite rumors on social media that the fight seemed fixed. Askren said during an appearance on the "Louder with Crowder" podcast Monday that he stayed off of social media the day after the fight and was "disappointed" following Saturday's loss to Paul where he was knocked out in the first few minutes of the first round. But despite what a vast majority of viewers thought, he put serious work into preparing for this fight. BEN ASKREN’S REACTION POST-MATCH GOES VIRAL AFTER GETTING KNOCKED OUT BY JAKE PAUL "Some people don't think I took it seriously, and here's the thing: When I took the fight, I said No. 1 for the money, No. 2 I think this could be a good time,"...
    Congress has poured tens of billions of dollars into state and local public health departments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, paying for masks, contact tracers and education campaigns to persuade people to get vaccinated. Public health officials who have juggled bare-bones budgets for years are happy to have the additional money. Yet they worry it will soon dry up as the pandemic recedes, continuing a boom-bust funding cycle that has plagued the US public health system for decades. If budgets are slashed again, they warn, that could leave the nation where it was before the coronavirus: unprepared for a health crisis. “We need funds that we can depend on year after year,” said Dr. Mysheika Roberts, the health commissioner of Columbus, Ohio. When Roberts started in Columbus in 2006, an emergency preparedness grant paid for more than 20 staffers. By the time the coronavirus pandemic hit, it paid for about 10....
    More On: Coronavirus Japanese businessmen brighten makeup industry amid pandemic Watchdog: Media freedom has deteriorated during pandemic German clinic helps COVID long haulers 8 different types of face masks and when to wear them: KN95, 3M, N95 Congress has poured tens of billions of dollars into state and local public health departments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, paying for masks, contact tracers and education campaigns to persuade people to get vaccinated. Public health officials who have juggled bare-bones budgets for years are happy to have the additional money. Yet they worry it will soon dry up as the pandemic recedes, continuing a boom-bust funding cycle that has plagued the US public health system for decades. If budgets are slashed again, they warn, that could leave the nation where it was before the coronavirus: unprepared for a health crisis. “We need funds that we can depend on year after year,” said...
    MANCHESTER UNITED and Liverpool have entered the race sign Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri this summer, according to reports. But West Ham remain in the driving seat to secure the Moroccan's signature. 2Youssef En-Nesyri could be heading to the Premier League next seasonCredit: Alamy The Hammers tried to sign En-Nesyri to replace Sebastian Haller in January. But their £26.7million bid was knocked back. David Moyes' side remain keen on the 23-year-old, and are expected to up their offer at the end of the season. But, according to Estadio Deportivo, Man United and Liverpool see the striker as a potential alternative to the in-demand Erling Haaland. Sevilla are rumoured to be willing to let go of their leading goalscorer for around £40m, despite efforts to renew his contract - although his current deal does still have four years left to run. West Ham will want to get a deal done as swiftly...
    REGIS PROGRAIS' fight ended in controversy as Ivan Redkach quits following a 'low blow' - but replays showed the shot landed legally. American Prograis convincingly outboxed his opponent through six rounds in the co-headliner on Triller's 'Fight Club'. 1 Did you think this was a legal or illegal blow?#TrillerFightClub pic.twitter.com/kCPllpCJFb— FITE (@FiteTV) April 18, 2021 But the contest ended in farcical fashion as Redkach went down following a body shot and claimed it was an illegal blow. But replays revealed the body shot landed well above the border with commentators accusing Redkach of looking for a way out. The Ukrainian was given give minutes to recover from what he appealed was an illegal punch. But after he was unable to continue, the fight went to the scorecards. Ex-WBA light-welterweight champion Prograis was ahead with all the judges and went on to win the fight...
    JAKE PAUL is in line to make a guaranteed £500,000 for his fight against Ben Askren. The YouTuber headlines in Atlanta tonight alongside retired UFC welterweight Askren. 2Jake Paul is in line to make a guaranteed £500,000 for his fight against Ben Askren 2NINTCHDBPICT000643877661-1Credit: Getty Per the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission, Paul will clear £500,000 but his purse is expected to rise after pay-per-view sales. Askren on the other hand is set to receive around £350,000 but again has a cut of the PPV profits. Social media app Triller, who are promoting the box office event, are backed by billionaire film producer Ryan Kavanaugh. Ryan Kavanaugh told SunSport in February that he expects the fight to sell over 2million PPVs. It means Paul, 24, and Askren, 36, can expect their fight purses to rocket into the millions. On the undercard, former WBA...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA's physicality will guide him to victory in his undisputed heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury, according to former champ David Haye. The long-awaited Battle of Britain is on course to take place in the summer after the pair agreed on a venue for the first of their two showdowns. 6Anthony Joshua is gearing up for his eagerly-anticipated showdown with Tyson FurryCredit: [email protected] 6Tyson Fury has been tipped by many to get the better of Anthony JoshuaCredit: Reuters WBC king Fury has been tipped by many to run rings around Joshua following his emphatic dethroning of Deontay Wilder last February. But Haye doesn't foresee The Gypsy King getting the better of AJ, telling Sky Sports: "Joshua will win the fight. "His loss against Andy Ruiz Jr taught him a valuable lesson about complacency and believing your own hype. "I think Fury is flying so high after his victory in...
    FAMILY man Ben 'Funky' Askren is supposed to be in retirement. But on Saturday he will put all the trash talk to one side to step into the ring with YouTuber Jake Paul in an exhibition fight. 19Ben Askren was once a US wrestling hero who competed in the OlympicsCredit: Getty 19After later making his name in the world of MMA, Askren is coming out of retirement to fight YouTuber Jake PaulCredit: Getty The 36-year-old was an accomplished wrestler, and once part of the US Olympic team. Askren also became a Bellator champion in 2010, as his MMA career began to take off. In 2018, after recording a parody video of Adele's ballad 'Hello' to get noticed by Dana White, he was finally accepted into the UFC. However, his name went down in history for the wrong reasons... at UFC 239, his opponent Jorge Masvidal defeated him in just five...
    JAKE PAUL has claimed he's showing 'early signs' of the brain disease CTE ahead of his showdown with Ben Askren. The YouTuber will lock horns with the former UFC welterweight in a boxing match in the early hours of Sunday morning. 4Jake Paul has claimed to be showing 'early signs' of CTECredit: Getty 4Jake Paul will box former UFC welterweight Ben Askren early on Sunday morningCredit: Getty And he's sparked further uproar ahead of the crossover fight by claiming to be exhibiting symptoms of CTE (Chronic traumatic encephalopathy). He said: "It's a dangerous sport. "That's why, when people question my dedication to it, it's like, I'm showing up every single day. "I'm putting my mental health on the line, my brain is on the line. "Like you said, I've gone and gotten brain scans and [I] have early signs of CTE. "But, I love this sport and wouldn't...
    Jake Paul at his pro boxing debut in January 2020. Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images YouTuber Jake Paul said at a pre-fight event that he had done "brain scans" that found signs of brain trauma. The brain damage Paul says he has is grounds to bench him, but he will carry on with the match. Paul's brother Logan revealed in 2019 that he too had done 3D scans that revealed brain damage. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTuber Jake Paul said he has brain damage a day out from a highly-publicized boxing match but will carry on fighting despite this setback.  Paul said in a press conference in the run-up to Saturday's fight night that he had done a brain scan, which revealed early signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).  "It's a dangerous sport. That's why, when people question my dedication to it, it's like,...
    JAKE PAUL has described himself as an 'elite' boxer - but admits many fans still see him as a 's****y amateur' despite winning both of his professional fights. The American YouTuber, 24, takes on former UFC star Ben Askren in the boxing ring on Saturday night in what will be his third pro bout. 3Jake Paul believes himself to be an 'elite' boxer but admits many see him as a 's****y amateur' 3Paul faces ex-UFC star Ben Askren - whose last fight came in 2019 - on SaturdayCredit: Getty Paul has already beaten ex-NBA star Nate Robinson and fellow YouTube star AnEsonGib in his brief career. And after admitting many fans see him as a circus act, Paul is hoping to change their opinion against Askren - who last fought in UFC in 2019. Paul was asked what level of boxing he believed people considered him to be at -...
    TYSON FURY has been showing off some of the skills that make him world champion while training in Las Vegas with Billy Joe Saunders. The Gypsy King and Anthony Joshua have already penned a £200m contract to unify the heavyweight division and are now just awaiting a venue to be confirmed. 7Tyson Fury shared this snap of him in the gym with Billy Joe Saunders in Las VegasCredit: Instagram 7The Gypsy King shared footage of himself showing of his hand speed The biggest fight in the history of British boxing is close to being finalised, with both fighters and their respective teams going over the lucrative site offers they've recently received. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China, and Singapore have all expressed an interest in hosting Joshua vs Fury. But talks over staging the multi-million-pound bout at Wembley have also taken place - although Fury and AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn have now...
    CONOR MCGREGOR is looking buff ahead of his return to the octagon - but not all his followers were impressed by his latest social media snap. Earlier this week, the Irishman posted a picture of himself filling out a multi-coloured polo shirt to his Twitter and Instagram pages. 5Conor McGregor received a light ribbing for his latest social media postCredit: Instagram @thenotoriousmma 5The Notorious is still in the United Arab EmiratesCredit: Instagram @thenotoriousmma Many of his followers were quick to comment on his thicker frame, which he's been keeping in prime condition during his prolonged stay in the UAE. But some were quick to mock his pose, likening it to that of a child before their first day of school. One of the Irishman's followers tweeted: "School picture day?" Another said: "Why does it look like it’s your first day of school?" And another said: "When your mom make you...
    TYSON FURY has proven time and again he is a man who will just not stay down. The Gypsy King is unbeaten in 31 fights, with just one blemish on his record, a 2018 draw against Deontay Wilder. 4Steve Cunningham floored Tyson Fury in 2013Credit: Action Images - Reuters 4Tyson Fury got up from the floor and beat Steve CunninghamCredit: Action Images - Reuters That night Fury - who was only two fights in during his sensational comeback - was twice floored by Wilder. But each time he got back up to fight on, and in the eyes of many was unfortunate not to win the WBC title on points. In the final round, a three-punch combination looked to have laid out Fury, until he miraculously rose to beat the count. It left those watching on stunned - but it is not the first time...
    BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — As people across the nation stand united to fight for accountability in the deaths of individuals who were killed by police officers, those officials are hoping to spread a message about peaceful protests. In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and now Daunte Wright in Minnesota, local authorities are already seeing the response in small numbers in the form of rallies and protests. READ MORE: Judge Overturns Attempted Murder Conviction For Ignacio Ixta Jr. They’re hoping the anger that people feel over these police-involved shootings will not lead to another instance of looting the L.A. area. “We’re still encouraging people to fight until justice runs down like water,” said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd of First AME Church on Monday. It’s what that fight should look like that’s becoming a point of conversation among the LAPD and local faith leaders. L.A.’s top law enforcement leaders...
    TYSON FURY is open to having his huge undisputed heavyweight title fight with Anthony Joshua staged in the UK, according to his promoter Frank Warren. The Gypsy King and AJ have been negotiating a monumental two-fight deal for the pair to clash in the summer, with the rematch to take place in November or December. 5Credit: Reuters 5 Both sides signed the fight contract last month and were given 28 days to agree a site, date and financial particulars. And over the weekend, both Joshua and Fury confirmed they'd been presented with offers from various countries to host the fight. Saudi Arabia looks to be the frontrunner, but Qatar, Russia, Uzbekistan, the US and the UK were all mentioned by Fury, too. Fury's British promoter Warren says talks for the first fight to be hosted in the UK have gone on for some time, with...
    More On: boxing ‘Game of Thrones’ star looks even more terrifying before boxing debut Punching out of poverty: Despite risks, 9-year-old Thai fighter eager to return to ring The crazy inside story of Mike Tyson’s other bite Boxer Manny Pacquiao has a serious message for racists attacking Asians First came Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Now Evander Holyfield is jumping back in the ring, continuing this bizarre trend of retired boxers fighting again. Holyfield will meet Kevin McBride in a June 5 eight-round exhibition fight on the undercard of Teofimo Lopez’s lightweight title defense against George Kambosos, according to SI.com. Holyfield, the 58-year-old Hall of Fame heavyweight who has been out of the sport since 2011, was interested in a fight with Tyson. But Tyson reportedly rejected a $25 million offer for a rematch, as the two met twice during their career. One of the bouts ended...
    CONOR BENN plans to enjoy the fruits of his labour after a career-best win - by feasting on Easter eggs and pancakes. Benn stopped Samuel Vargas in unprecedented fashion, blasting the experienced welterweight campaigner out in just 80 seconds. 1Conor Benn called out Amir KhanCredit: Dave Thompson Matchroom Boxing It meant the long weeks of hard graft, time away from his newborn son Eli and refraining from chocolaty treats were all worthwhile. But as a super-fight with Amir Khan or splash across the pond now present itself, Benn is first worried about filling his boots after dieting over Easter. He said: "Don't you worry about that, I'll make up for that. "I'll make up for that don't you worry. I've got two lots of pancakes I want to order tomorrow from the breakfast club. "Don't you worry about that mate." Benn, 24, improved to 18-0 and sent a frightening...
    BOXING legend Mike Tyson has been snapped wearing Francis Ngannou's UFC heavyweight title. Cameroonian Ngannou ripped the 265lb belt from Stipe Miocic's clutches last month with a brutal second-round KO victory in the main event of UFC 260. 5Mike Tyson wears Francis Ngannou's UFC heavyweight titleCredit: [email protected] 5Francis Ngannou and Mike Tyson appeared to have a laugh during their latest meetingCredit: [email protected] Shortly after his historic victory, the newly-crowned heavyweight king was invited to make a second appearance on the Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson podcast. Ngannou, 34, accepted the offer and gave Iron Mike the chance to wear the belt during their meeting. The UFC's first African heavyweight champion shared snaps of his latest meeting with Tyson and retired MMA star Brendan Schaub to his Twitter and Instagram pages. The posts' accompanying caption read: "It’s always a great time with the legend @MikeTyson. New @hotboxinpodcast episode drops soon." The ferocious...
    Brooks Koepka is swinging the club fine, a good sign going into the Masters. Getting to the ball for those swings is the problem. Less than a month removed from a March 16 surgery following a fall that left him with a dislocated right kneecap and damaged ligament, Koepka is at Augusta National — a course that isn’t exactly flat and definitely isn’t one of the easier walks in golf. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "I’ve got to do it," the four-time major champion said Tuesday. "No other option, is there?" It’s not just his walking that is affected. His putting is as well. Koepka can’t bend down like he would normally, and there’s no getting around that — not even with hours and hours of rehab and treatment each day. "My knee doesn’t go," Koepka said. "I mean, that’s the most stress you’re going to have...
    Vadim Nemkov punches Ryan Bader. Photo by Bellator MMA Bellator MMA restarted its live event business on April 2 and continues with another show on April 9. On Friday, the company's highly-anticipated light heavyweight tournament begins. Bellator boss Scott Coker went through the bracket with Insider correspondent Alan Dawson. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Vadim Nemkov is the Bellator MMA light heavyweight tournament favorite, according to the Hollywood-based MMA firm's president Scott Coker. After a four-month hiatus, Bellator restarted its live events business on April 2 with a headline bout between Patricio "Pitbull" Freire and Emmanuel Sanchez. Pitbull won the fight with a smash-and-grab first-round submission and advanced to the company's featherweight Grand Prix final against A.J. McKee, which Coker told Insider would take place in two to three months. On Friday, another Grand Prix tournament gets underway as Coker put together an eight-man competition for the...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA has been given the green light to fight Francis Ngannou - but Dillian Whyte is first in line for the UFC champion. Ngannou first set his sights on a boxing career aged 22, but after moving to France, he instead embarked on an MMA career as it was easier to find fights. 3Anthony Joshua has been given the green light to fight Francis NgannouCredit: Instagram 3Francis Ngannou is the current UFC heavyweight championCredit: Getty Fast-forward 12 years and Ngannou is the UFC heavyweight king after knocking out Stipe Miocic. But still he has not given up hope of reaching the boxing summit, and recently called to fight Tyson Fury, 32 and Joshua, 31. AJ's promoter Eddie Hearn is on board and threw out the possibility of UFC legend Amanda Nunes, 32, challenging boxing champion Katie Taylor, 34. Hearn told SiriusXM: “AJ wants to be the best,...
    JENELLE Evans celebrated Easter with her husband and children, but without her mom Barbara as the two fight relentlessly for full custody of Jace. The Teen Mom alum relinquished her son's custody when he was a baby, as she was on drugs and living a party lifestyle. 11Jenelle spent Easter with all three of her kidsCredit: @j_evans1219/Instagram Jenelle, 29, took to Instagram to wish her fans a Happy Easter with a series of family photos near the water. The reality star wore a floor-length white floral dress while posing with her family who stood smiling with the Easter bunny. The mom of three captioned her first picture: "#HappyEaster everyone! ????????." Jenelle's children, Ensley, 4, Kaiser, 6, and her oldest Jace, 11, were present, despite her mother Barbara maintaining primary custody for the pre-teen. 11The family posed with the Easter bunnyCredit: @j_evans1219/Instagram 11The Teen Mom alum enjoyed the day with her husbandCredit:...
    FRANCIS NGANNOU is still dreaming of fighting Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua - but draws the line on idol Mike Tyson. The newly crowned UFC champion first set his sights on a boxing career aged 22. 4UFC heavyweight champion Francis NgannouCredit: Getty 4Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson is Francis Ngannou's idolCredit: Getty But after immigrating to France, he instead embarked on an MMA career as it was easier to find fights. Fast-forward 12 years and Ngannou is the UFC heavyweight king after knocking out Stipe Miocic. Miocic, 38, previously revealed he would never face Tyson, but was open to challenging boxing champions AJ or Fury. And Ngannou similarly could never fight his hero Iron Mike, but still has the desire to achieve his goal of reaching the boxing summit. He told TMZ Sports: "I'm in the same spot as Stipe as well. "I don't...
    DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON has backed Jake Paul to beat Ben Askren, but the MMA legend will be rooting for the ex-UFC welterweight. Askren faces YouTuber Paul on April 17, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atalanta. 3Jake Paul faces Ben Askren on April 17Credit: Getty 3Demetrious Johnson has predicted Jake Paul will beat Ben AskrenCredit: Getty - Contributor And due to his renowned grappling style, which involved limited striking, he goes into the fight as the betting underdog. Former UFC champion Johnson, now signed to ONE Championship, admitted he would also have to lump his money on Paul. He said on What the Heck: “When it’s boxing, and you’re in that one element, it’s very hard to get someone out of their element. "Yes, he’s gonna smother him and do his dirty boxing, but—yes, I know Jake Paul is a YouTube star—he’s training just as hard as a...
    Bradley Cortright April 1, 2021 0 Comments Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he likes President Joe Biden “personally,” but is signaling that he plans to oppose the new president’s agenda. Speaking to reporters in Kentucky on Thursday, McConnell said, “He’s a first-rate person… Nevertheless, this is a bold left-wing administration. I don’t think they have a mandate to do what they are doing.” "Hes a first-rate person," McConnell says of Biden. "Nevertheless, this is a bold left-wing administration. I dont think they have a mandate to do what they are doing"— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) April 1, 2021 “I’m gonna fight them every step of the way [because] I think this is the wrong prescription for America,” he added. McConnell, in Ky, complimented Biden as a “first-rate person,” but criticized him for not doing more to work across the aisleHe slammed his "left-wing" agenda so far...
    SHAKUR STEVENSON, as he puts, likes to dominate in the ring. No 3,000-punch wars, no close fights, zero competitiveness... and you can completely forget about losing. Stevenson deems himself to be the ultimate ring general, who puts in the most economic work. Not someone who purposefully boxes off the back foot, just someone who can do it effortlessly. 5Shakur Stevenson beat Toka Kahn Clary on points back in DecemberCredit: Getty via Top Tank 5Shakur Stevenson won his first world title in October 2019 at featherweightCredit: Getty via Top Rank From the age of five, it's all Stevenson has ever done. Now he's 23, a former world champion at featherweight, and gunning for his second weight class trinket later this year. He just seems to be that good. But now he wants elite competition. "Oscar Valdez got to get it though, seriously. He's the best fighter at...
    JAN BLACHOWICZ is happy to chase Jon Jones up to heavyweight for a super-fight - but first wants to face fellow comeback king Glover Teixeira. Blachowicz achieved his dream of UFC gold last September when he won the light-heavyweight crown vacated by Jones. 5Jan Blachowicz is happy to chase Jon Jones up to heavyweightCredit: Getty 5Jon Jones has moved up to heavyweightCredit: Getty He called out the American legend, but went on to instead welcome middleweight king Israel Adesanya to 205lb. After again upsetting the odds to hand Adesanya a first loss, Blachowicz cemented himself as a star in his own right. And a move up to heavyweight, or any other division for that matter, to face all-time great Jones, 33, is now firmly in the Pole's sights. Blachowicz, 38, told SunSport: "I'm here, I'm ready, I'm waiting. But we will see. If the UFC...
    This was the line to vote in Georgia's June 2020 primary, and Republicans just made sure lines will be even longer  Of all the hundreds of voting suppression bills popping up across the country right now, one of the most nefarious is Georgia’s recently passed law that, among other things, makes it a misdemeanor to give water to voters waiting in line. Language was added to an existing law banning voter gifts that defines water as a gift, and thus a crime, no matter the circumstances or how long that voter stood in line. When I first heard this on CNN, I surely thought that was hyperbole or taken out of context. But no, it is completely true. Election Day lines in Georgia are primarily found in Black and brown neighborhoods, where voters of color are expected to wait for more than 10 hours. This is by design: In Georgia, unlike other...
    EDDIE HEARN is warming to the idea of Wembley hosting Anthony Joshua v Tyson Fury — if Saudi Arabia go cold on the summer showdown. AJ’s Matchroom promoter insists the first leg of the signed two-fight rivalry must happen in June or July this year. 6Eddie Hearn admitted Anthony Joshua's mega bout with Tyson Fury this summer could be staged on home soilCredit: PA:Press Association 6AJ has fought at Wembley threee times, including his 2017 victory over Wladimir KlitschkoCredit: Getty But the 100°F heatwave that hits the Middle East at that time is turning the kingdom off the idea of coughing up the huge site fee for the world heavyweight clash. Hearn will spend the week flying around the world canvassing offers from the Gulf, Asia and America and has just three weeks to confirm the venue and date. And he admitted there could be a chance for the biggest...
    DILLIAN WHYTE'S trainer Dave Coldwell believes the Brit should target a fight with Deontay Wilder after Alexander Povetkin. Whyte's career reputation is on the line tonight as he looks to exact revenge over the powerful Russian. 4Dillian Whye will look to exact revenge over Povetkin tonightCredit: /Mark Robinson#3/ Matchroom Boxing The Body Snatcher, 32, endured a shock TKO against Povetkin seven months ago after taking a brutal uppercut. But he has the opportunity to take win back his WBC interim heavyweight title shot at the Rumble on the Rock in Gibraltar. Coldwell, who also worked with Tony Bellew, believes it's a fight Whyte can't afford to lose. He told talkSPORT: "In terms of being in line for a heavyweight title then yes [he has to win], but it’s also a chance to put this to bed. “He was boxing well in the first fight. To be fair...
    STIPE MIOCIC has revealed he'd love to fight Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury in the boxing ring - but has ruled out a scrap with Mike Tyson. The MMA champ, 38, takes on Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 tonight. 5Stipe Miocic has revealed he would be happy to fight Joshua or Fury in the boxing ringCredit: Getty 5Joshua is preparing to fight Fury this summer with Miocic keen to get in on the actionCredit: Instagram @anthonyjoshua 5Fury is another boxer Miocic has revealed he's keen to tackle in the boxing ringCredit: Getty But Miocic already has one eye on his future and is tempted to swap the octagon for the boxing ring. The American star has admitted he'd tempted by a showdown with British heavyweights AJ and Fury - who will fight each other in an all-British unification fight this summer after the contracts were finally signed. When asked if...
    OSCAR DE LA HOYA has confirmed that he will be making his comeback on July 3 aged 48 in excruciating fashion. The boxing legend was demolished by Manny Pacquiao in his last bout back in 2008. 3Oscar De La Hoya announced his boxing comeback in excruciating fashion alongside Snoop DoggCredit: YouTube Oscar De La Hoya, 48, announcing his July 3rd comeback (with a broken microphone) alongside Snoop Dogg at the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren presser… pic.twitter.com/oaBqDrZZr5— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 26, 2021 Now he has revealed he will be getting back into the ring - although he will be praying the fight goes better than his big announcement. The Golden Boy broke the news during tonight’s press conference for the Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren fight. The six-weight world champion appeared on stage alongside Snoop Dogg - whose Fight Club banner the fight will take place under -...
    DANA WHITE revealed Ronda Rousey is 'absolutely, positively not coming back ever'. The UFC legend retired from MMA in 2016 after she was beaten by Amanda Nunes on her return after two years out. 1UFC president Dana White and Ronda RouseyCredit: Getty And not even the news that old rival Miesha Tate will fight in the UFC again could tempt Rousey back into the octagon. UFC president White revealed he spoke to the former bantamweight queen on the phone about a variety of things, but returning was not one of them. He said: "Don’t even f***ing start you guys. Yesterday about lots of different things, not this, but yes we talked yesterday. "Absolutely, positively not coming back ever.” [email protected] wont be following Miesha Tates lead with a UFC return: "Absolutely, positively not coming back ever," says Dana White.Full video: https://t.co/Ua4fQawomc pic.twitter.com/pOWzdR5O74— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie)...
    DILLIAN WHYTE insists his weight loss is not part of the plan to get swift revenge on Alexander Povetkin. The 32-year-old Brixton ace was knocked out cold by the Russian last August and has taken the rerun to red-hot Gibraltar. 6Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte ahead of their rematchCredit: /Dave Thompson#3/ Matchroom Boxing 6Dillian Whyte rematches Alexander Povetkin in GibraltarCredit: /Dave Thompson#3/ Matchroom Boxing 6Alexander Povetkin pictured weighing inCredit: /Dave Thompson#3/ Matchroom Boxing Whyte was 18st for the original clash in Eddie Hearn’s Essex garden, where he looked razor sharp scoring two early knockdowns. And he insists the 5lbs he has shipped - to weigh in at 17st 9lbs - is just a result of brutal training sessions in his six-month Portugal camp. "I've come in half-a-stone lighter,” he said after stripping off. “It wasn't deliberate. Just small adjustments. I expect a tough 12-round fight. "Every time I step...
    SEAN O'MALLEY predicted Jake Paul will be dragged into a 'sloppy fight' by Ben Askren, but backed the YouTuber to still win on points. Paul faces retired UFC welterweight Askren on April 17, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. 4Jake Paul faces retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren on April 17 4Ben Askren is an ex-ONE Championship and Bellator championCredit: Getty The social media star has two knockouts in as many fights, but only fought online rival 'AnEsonGib' and ex-NBA player Nate Robinson. Askren is an ex-ONE Championship and Bellator champion but was renowned for his grappling and even proclaims he was not gifted with speed or power. As a result, UFC bantamweight O'Malley warned the former Olympic wrestler will try and make things ugly in the ring as Paul fights to prove himself. He said ahead of UFC 260: “I wanna see that fight. I...
    UFC: Josh Emmett has dealt with setbacks, but hopeful for late 2021 return By: Daniel Cunningham March 25, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditOne of the more exciting contenders in the UFC‘s featherweight division is Josh Emmett (16-2). Emmett is arguably the biggest power puncher in the division and all of his fights have fans on the edge of their seats. Last June, Emmett took on Shane Burgos. The fight was being hyped up and both men delivered on the highest level. It was an absolute war and Emmett ended up coming close to getting the finish in the third round. Ultimately, the judges unanimously gave the fight to Emmett. It was the third straight UFC victory for Emmett and he was 5-1 in his last six inside the octagon. With the win, Emmett jumped into the top six at featherweight. However, Emmett didn’t come...
    As Republicans stoke anti-trans hysteria amid an ongoing global pandemic, states across the nation are pushing a number of exclusionary, discriminatory bills that target transgender people. In some cases, the bills seek to make it a felony for physicians to provide gender-affirming care to transgender youth. In others, the bills target birth certificates. The measures getting the most attention, however, are the ones that seek to exclude transgender girls and women from participating in the girls' sports teams. These bills often target public education, and sometimes include the college level. Some even include private schools that simply play against public teams.  On Friday, Republican Gov. Kristi Noem surprised some when she did not sign one such bill, HB 1217, that made its way to her desk. Noem had previously indicated her support for the bill, at one point tweeting she was excited to sign it “very soon.” Instead, Noem did a style and...
    REGIS PROGRAIS is backed by Hollywood pair Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg, but a career in the movies is on hold until his retirement. The former light-welterweight world champion is under the Churchill Boxing management group. 8Former world champion Regis PrograisCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd 8Mark Wahlberg, Regis Prograis and Peter Berg Director Berg and film star Wahlberg are partners in the company, with Sam Katkovski, acting as Prograis' main manager. Wahlberg is a life-long fight fan and received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Micky Ward in the 2011 classic The Fighter. But his hectic schedule leaves him unable to get involved in guiding Prograis' career, though he always remains a supporter. Prograis, 32, told SunSport: "He's too busy being an actor to be honest, but Pete is more involved with my manager Sam. "When I was in LA, Mark would come watch...
    TOMMY FURY has been tipped to beat Jake Paul 'hands down easily' by Ahmed Elbiali, who sparred YouTuber but backs the celebrity fight. Fury, the younger half-brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson, recently engaged in an online back and forth with the YouTuber. 5Tommy Fury was involved in an online feud with Jake PaulCredit: Instagram 5YouTuber Jake Paul is 2-0 in his boxing career The Love Island, 21, star even had the green light from his dad and trainer John as well as promoter Frank Warren to face Paul in his next fight. Talk has since died down, though, and light-heavyweight contender Elbiali predicted Fury would have been a sound winner. But with his lack of experience boxing on the big stage, mixed in with the complications of fighting a raw novice like Paul, the playing field evens out slightly. Elbiali, 30, told SunSport: "Fury,...
    A welterweight showdown between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. would fascinate several boxing fans at this stage, but Crawford has recently expressed his dissent over the fight. Despite making absolute sense, the matchup is still up in the air with no official confirmation. However, WBC and IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. is still optimistic about accepting the challenge. He hasn’t revealed any official developments to the matchup, but has pointed out his desire in going against WBO title-holder, Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford. He was spotted live at the Dickies Arena, relishing the recent Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Maurice Hooker clash. In the aftermath, the media asked him about the fight and Ortiz Jr’s performance. In response, ‘The Truth’ said, “He (Vergil Ortiz Jr.)  did good.” Meanwhile, he also reflected opinion on the possible clash against Crawford. While there’s a very minimal lifeline present in the battle, Spence Jr....
    While Derek Brunson grappled his way to a victory, Kevin Holland talked himself to a careless defeat. In the pre-fight hype packages the UFC aired for the UFC Vegas 22 main event, Kevin Holland was promoted as a guy who can talk the talk and walk the walk. He only did one of those tonight, as Derek Brunson cruised to a five-round unanimous decision win. Holland seemed to be more focused on his words than the fight himself, as Brunson absolutely dominated the fight with his superior grappling and wrestling skills.Kevin Holland displays questionable lack of effort as Derek Brunson scores a one-sided winHolland slipped badly in the fight’s first minute, which Brunson capitalized on by following him to the ground and into Holland’s guard, doing a good job of raining down blows while Holland appeared to elect to stay on his back on the ground. Holland seemed to rock...
    Gas prices are displayed at a Speedway gas station on March 03, 2021 in Martinez, California.Justin Sullivan | Getty Images One of the main reasons Federal Reserve officials don't fear inflation these days is the belief that they have tools to deploy should it become a problem. Those tools, however, come with a cost, and can be deadly to the kinds of economic growth periods the U.S. is experiencing. Hiking interest rates is the most common way the Fed controls inflation. It's not the only weapon in the central bank's arsenal, with adjustments to asset purchases and strong policy guidance also at its disposal, but it is the most potent. It's also a very effective way of stopping a growing economy in its tracks. The late Rudi Dornbusch, a noted MIT economist, once said that none of the expansions in the second half of the 20th century "died in bed...
    WHEN a horrifying moment in time becomes symbolic in the call for change there is a danger you lose sight of the actual person who was the catalyst for that fight.  That’s why, in all of the on-air discussions about the appalling murder of Sarah Everard this week, I have been very careful to bring it back to the unimaginable loss suffered by her family and friends. 5Sarah Everard was the catalyst for the fight to end violence against womenCredit: PA She was clearly a much-loved and thoroughly kind, funny and decent young woman but her family have been distressed at the way their daughter has been politicised. One of Sarah’s best friends wrote a heartbreaking article that reduced me to tears.  Helen Edwards mentions the vigil on Clapham Common for Sarah and says initially she was looking forward to attending, as it was a way to express her love...
    Daniel Kaluuya Is Sexy as All Get Out, and These 30+ Pics Prove It Why You Shouldn’t Assume You’re Getting a Tax Refund Match statistics: Arsenal 0-1 Olympiacos For the second time this week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's timing was a little off. The Arsenal captain was back in the side against Olympiacos after being dropped against Tottenham for turning up late, but the Gabon international looked like he was still way off the pace. Aubameyang endured a miserable night in front of goal, missing several excellent chances to put the game to bed for his side and send it cruising into the Europa League quarterfinals. Instead it had to endure another nervy evening against the Greek champions in north London as it edged through to the last eight 3-2 on aggregate, despite losing 1-0 on the night. "I hope he doesn't, we have moved on from that," Mikel Arteta said after...
    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, during meetings in Seoul on Thursday, righted what some considered a Donald Trump-era wrong by extending a U.S.-South Korea basing agreement — but he announced that he would not reverse and order to scale down joint exercises by the 45th president. Even before Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken touched down in South Korea Wednesday following meetings in Tokyo, the Cabinet members were called to respond to comments from Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who blamed the United States for spreading “gunpowder” and “causing a stink” on the peninsula. Austin and Blinken visited Japan and South Korea together to reaffirm alliances after four years of Trump's "America First" foreign policy and to support South Korea’s efforts to denuclearize the peninsula by reassuring U.S. deterrence against the North. Deterrence, however, will not mean restoring full-scale U.S.-South Korea military exercises,...
    HOPEFUL brawlers would regularly try and tempt Tommy Fury into a fight - before he laid down his pro credentials. The 21-year-old won his fifth light-heavyweight fight last month and is the latest boxing product of the Fury heritage. 3John Fury (left) has helped son Tommy (right) hone his skills in the ringCredit: Rex Growing up in Manchester with dad John and future world champion Tyson Fury, he always knew how to handle himself physically. And Tommy, who shot to fame on Love Island, found his family trade kept him out of trouble at school. He told Sky Sports: "It's a funny thing because people would ask me at school and I'd say, 'My dad is a boxer'. "They would take a step back! "Ever since then, I thought it was a cool thing to do. It's not a job that everybody does. "Some people think it is barbaric...
    JAKE PAUL reckons Conor McGregor's recent defeat to Dustin Poirier was 'the worst' in UFC history. The former two-division champion suffered a brutal second-round KO loss to his old featherweight rival at UFC 257 in January. 5Conor McGregor suffered a second-round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257Credit: Getty 5Jake Paul has branded Conor McGregor's loss to Dustin Poirier 'the worst' in UFC historyCredit: [email protected] The manner of McGregor's defeat to the former interim lightweight champion raised questions over his status as an elite 155-pounder. YouTube star Paul believes the loss has done huge damage to The Notorious' legacy, telling ES News: "That's the worst loss I think I've ever seen in the UFC. "From like a status perspective, like, it almost ruined his legacy." A blockbuster trilogy fight between the pair, both 32, is in the works for the summer. And like many others, Paul believes the fight...
    ARTUR BETERBIEV grew up idolising heavyweight icons Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson - but he can never dream of being as scary as Iron Mike. Frighteningly powerful Beterbiev has been described as a modern-day Tyson by his trainer Marc Ramsay. 5Artur Beterbiev grew up idolising heavyweight icons Muhammad Ali and Mike TysonCredit: Rex 5Mike Tyson pictured in 1996Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd All 17 of the Russian's unbeaten fights have ended in stoppages, making him the only current world champion with a 100 per cent KO ratio. But while Beterbiev strikes just as much fear into his opponents eyes as prime 1980s Tyson, he insists he is not so much cut from the same cloth. With a smile, he told SunSport through a translator: "Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali have always been my idols of boxing. "However, I didn't adopt their characters, I didn't adopt their styles....
    (CNN)Hours after her family, friends and thousands of mourners laid Angel's body to rest, Myanmar's security forces entered the cemetery under the cover of darkness, dumped the carefully placed flowers and wreaths, and dug up her grave.The following morning, in footage shared to CNN and from witness accounts, among the detritus left scattered around the desecrated grave were razor blades, rubber boots, surgical gowns, shovels, and a bloodied plastic glove. Angel's grave had been filled with cement -- a thick gray slab in place of flowers and tributes. A glove is seen on the freshly-cemented grave of 19-year-old protester, Angel, also known as Ma Kyal Sin, on March 6, in Mandalay, Myanmar, after authorities exhumed her body.Outrage and grief followed for a second time.Angel, whose real name was Ma Kyal Sin, died after she was shot in the head in the city of Mandalay on March 3, during a demonstration...
    JAKE PAUL took aim at Tommy Fury again by calling him an 'embarrassing kid' who is ' living in his big brother's shadow'. The celebrity pair have been feuding online, ever since WBC heavyweight champion Tyson called on Jake to fight his half-brother. 3Jake Paul took aim at Tommy Fury again by calling him an 'embarrassing kid'Credit: Instagram 3Tommy Fury has feuded with Jake Paul onlineCredit: Round 'N' Bout Media Paul has now taken another swipe at Tommy, accusing him of piggybacking off Tyson, but kept the door open to fighting the 2019 Love Island star. He told iFL TV: "It's not very serious, he's a little brother living in his big brother's shadow, literally and figuratively.  "He's smaller in every single way, and the kid wasn't even man enough to call me out himself, he had to have his big brother do it.  "Pretty embarrassing. But hey,...
    MONDAY was the 50th anniversary of the first Muhammad Ali v Joe Frazier fight - and it reignited arguments over whether the giants of the past were better than today’s champions. Would the Ali and Frazier who fought it out at New York’s Madison Square Garden have been too good for Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua? 5Ali's first fight with Frazier was 50 years ago - but how would the heavyweight champions of today fare against the former giantsCredit: AP:Associated Press 5Colin Hart reckons Anthony Joshua would lose to both Ali and Frazier Or would our modern heavyweights be too big, strong and athletic? Of course it can never be resolved. Yet the debate keeps fans squabbling. The thought of that fab four facing off does wonders for the imagination. Just conjure up a picture of an Ali v Fury clash. It would be an over-the-top extravagance that would have he...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA has labelled the Tyson Fury fight 'a warm up act' and believes his fellow Brit is close to retirement. The two heavyweight champions are well down the line on talks to set up an undisputed clash. 4Anthony Joshua has promised to 'close the show' when he fights Tyson FuryCredit: Youtube And Joshua has promised to 'close the show' when they finally get it on in the ring and take home all the belts. Last time out AJ stopped gritty Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round - and all eyes immediately turned to the Fury Battle of Britain. Speaking to JD Sports' Road To Undisputed, Joshua, 31, has promised the Fury fight is just the start, and not the end. He said: “He (Fury) can bring whatever he wants, it don’t matter to me. "The press conference antics, the fight antics, the hands behind the back,...
    MANNY PACQUIAO admitted he is 'leaning towards' fighting Mikey Garcia but confirmed talks with Terence Crawford are ongoing. The Filipino icon is yet to return since dethroning Keith Thurman of the WBA welterweight title in July 2019. 4Manny Pacquiao admitted he is 'leaning towards' fighting Mikey GarciaCredit: AP:Associated Press 4Terence Crawford is still in ongoing talks to fight Manny PacquiaoCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Mikey Garcia is in talks to fight Manny PacquiaoCredit: Getty Images - Getty But due to inactivity amid the coronavirus pandemic, Pacquiao was stripped of the belt. It led him to target unbeaten WBO champion Terence Crawford, 33, following SunSport's reveal that the pair had a deal in place last year. But now, PacMan, 42, has said Garcia, 33, is the frontrunner to face him and ensured fans he has kept in shape since his last fight by playing basketball. Pacquiao...
    Oprah has been friends with stars like Meghan Markle and Tyler Perry for years. Heres a guide to her famous pals. Workhorse Surges Amid Lawmaker Probe, Bill for Postal Trucks LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White has committed to Glover Teixeira as the next UFC light heavyweight title challenger. © Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Thiago Santos is far and beyond the most deserving next contender for the winner of Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Blachowicz. He held his own against Jon Jones in a fight a lot of people scored his way. If he wins Sept. 12, there should be no question who is the next title challenger. I don't think the masses would argue otherwise. With that said, Glover Teixeira has the opportunity to play spoiler. Sure, Teixeira is older. He's 40, to be exact. And yes, he had his shot at a UFC title when he lost...
    Biden officials visited U.S.-Mexico border Saturday amid migrant influx Let the people vote: Biden signs executive order to expand voting access LAS VEGAS – Amanda Nunes continues to shut down down contenders hoping to get their hands on UFC gold. © File photo Amanda Nunes Nunes, the women’s featherweight and bantamweight champion, clocked in yet another title defense Saturday in the co-main event of UFC 259 at the UFC Apex. Nunes (21-4 MMA, 14-1 UFC) easily finished former Invicta FC champion Megan Anderson in her second title defense at 145 pounds. And soon after her 12th consecutive victory, Nunes was called out on Twitter by “The Ultimate Fighter 18” winner Julianna Pena. Although Pena is one of the few fresh matchups available at the top of the bantamweight division, the two-division champ did not seem particularly interested in the fight. “So Holly is off, she can fight Germaine,” Nunes...
    ISLAM MAKHACHEV called out Tony Ferguson after beating Drew Dober - but Nate Diaz slammed the 'boring as f***' fight. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov helped corner his team-mate to a seventh straight win. 2Islam Makhachev submitted Drew Dober at UFC 259Credit: Getty Images - Getty 2Nate Diaz slammed Islam Makhachev on TwitterCredit: Getty - Contributor Makhachev, touted as the heir to Khabib's 155lb throne, called for a top five opponent to accelerate his title ambitions. And he named ex-interim champion Ferguson - on a two-fight losing streak - as his favoured opponent. Makhachev, 29, said: "Years ago, I deserved someone from top-five. "Now I cannot be quiet. Seven-win streak now, please I need some tough guy. Tony Ferguson, please, I'll be ready. "I'll be ready for anyone, please." The Russian grappler was dominant throughout, dominating the fight on the floor. And in...
    DEVIN HANEY is still in talks to fight Vasiliy Lomachenko - but Jorge Linares is 'agreed and ready to go' as well, revealed Eddie Hearn. Haney, who holds the WBC title with Teofimo Lopez 'Franchise' champion, was mandated to face Ryan Garcia. 5Devin Haney is still in talks to fight Vasiliy LomachenkoCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5Jorge Linares was beaten by Vasiliy Lomachenko in 2018Credit: Getty Images - Getty But Garcia, 22, was instead focussing on Manny Pacquiao, 42, or Gervonta Davis, 26, with Hearn forced to look at new opponents. Linares, 35, has agreed to terms, but after a Twitter dispute between Haney, 22, and Loma, 32, the promoter contacted the Ukrainian's manager Egis Klimas. Haney's dad Bill prefers his son to face Lomachenko, but Hearn warned the Linares fight is most likely next, with a deal already in place. He told iFL TV:...
    The 20 best found-footage horror films These 10 Stocks Are Gifts That Keep on Giving © Provided by Blue Corner DraftKings and the UFC have solved a problem I guess I really didn’t even know we had in MMA. On Thursday, the UFC announced a lucrative new partnership with DraftKings worth $350 million to become the promotion’s first “official sportsbook and daily fantasy partner” in the U.S. and Canada. While that’s likely to be exciting news for MMA fans who enjoy a good live wager, it was a different part of the UFC press release that caught my attention. DraftKings was also named the presenting partner of something called the UFC Fight Clock, billed as the UFC’s “innovative new time-keeping system.” At first, I’ll admit, I chuckled. I mean, just how innovative can a clock be that is simply asked to count down five-minute segments over and over every...
    THE biggest fight in British boxing history between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will not take place at Wembley Stadium, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. The undisputed world heavyweight title fight is set to take place at the end of June, with Hearn revealing they are 'ready to sign' to make the clash official. 2Fury and Joshua are set to meet in the ring in June after years of fans calling for the fightCredit: AFP or licensors However, Hearn does not believe the UK is a viable option despite Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown planning to remove restrictions as early as June 21. Speaking to iFL TV, he said: “And when you talk about the venue that is starting to move because we’re in a position time-wise where we’ve had to move. “So, your next question is ‘where is it going to be?’ Well the answer to your question...
    NEWCASTLE owner Mike Ashley has suffered a new double setback in his legal battle with the Premier League. Toon chief Ashley launched arbitration proceedings in November over the collapsed planned £340m Saudi takeover. 3Mike Ashley suffered a blow in his legal appeal against the Premier LeagueCredit: PA:Press Association Ashley then launched a bid to get the panel chairman, sport law specialist Michael Beloff QC replaced and for the entire proceedings to be conducted in public. Newcastle argued that Beloff could not be impartial as he had previously advised Premier League chiefs on takeover rules that led to involvement in broadcast “piracy” leading to automatically failing its owners and directors test. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is the head of the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund that was the leader of the Toon consortium. It has also been named by the World Trade Organisation as responsible for the beOUTQ service that...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said the fight to increase the minimum wage is 'utterly embarrassing' as McDonald's workers in Denmark earn $22 per hour so $15 in the US is a 'deep compromise'. The New York congresswoman hit out as the debate to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 rumbles on in Congress after Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled the hike should not be included in the COVID-19 relief package. AOC doubled down on her calls to 'override' MacDonough's ruling as she compared the proposed increase to the wage paid to Danish McDonald's workers. However right-wing critics pushed back on the Democratic socialist pointing out that the Nordic country does not have a statutory minimum wage.    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said the fight to increase the minimum wage is 'utterly embarrassing' as McDonald's workers in Denmark earn $22 per hour so $15 in the US is a 'deep compromise' 'It is...
    A woke offensive has taken the nation's schools by storm in the aftermath of the George Floyd fallout, but instead of the intended purpose of solving racial inequities it's irritated parents of all persuasions. In interviews with DailyMail.com, parents say they've been overwhelmed by education reformers seeking to impose anti-racist agendas on America's schools. They describe the efforts as well-intentioned but often rushed, condescending, insulting and poorly timed, coming during a global pandemic when most families are just trying to get by. 'It's a whole cottage industry right now, a whole lot really fast that even a good-hearted liberal like me has trouble digesting,' said a Manhattan mother who was recently mandated to sign on to a 90-minute, anti-racist Zoom seminar for her pre-teen daughter's school. 'The stuff is intense,' she said in an interview with DailyMail.com. 'They actually told us, ''The most dangerous place for a black person to...
    UFC commentator Joe Rogan is refusing to rule out Conor McGregor's chances of winning his rubber match with Dustin Poirier. A summer trilogy fight between the former featherweight rivals, who collided at UFC 257 in January, is currently in the works. 5Conor McGregor suffered a second-round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257Credit: Getty 5Joe Rogan is refusing to write off Conor McGregor's chances of winning his trilogy fight with Dustin PoirierCredit: Getty McGregor, 32, is likely to go into the series decider as a huge underdog following his devastating second-round TKO defeat to The Diamond. But Rogan believes The Notorious, who had success in the first round of his recent clash with the former interim lightweight champion, is more than capable of getting the better of the new-and-improved Poirier. During a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, the veteran commentator said: “I would never say ‘hands...
    Newly sworn in Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee (D) and former Gov. Gina Raimondo (D), who resigned to become U.S. commerce secretary. The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● RI-Gov: On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to serve as secretary of commerce. Raimondo resigned and was succeeded by Lt. Gov. Dan McKee, a fellow Democrat who may need to get through tough primary and general election contests in order to keep his new job. In January, WPRI's Eli Sherman wrote that McKee was "somewhat less liberal than Raimondo," who has had a rocky relationship of her own with labor and progressives at home ever since ushering through painful pension cuts in 2011...
    Thousands of students missing from school systems amid pandemic Inside the complicated business of disguising 5G equipment Fernand Lopez understands the criticism of Ciryl Gane following his latest win, but the MMA Factory Paris head coach believes there were still plenty of positives to take away from his pupil’s first UFC headliner. © Provided by MMAJunkie “I need to admit that the people didn’t enjoy the show,” Lopez told MMA Junkie. “To have a show, to tango, you need two people to tango. This side of things, we didn’t have competitive opposition, so clearly this fight wasn’t that entertaining, to be honest with you. But I have a feeling that people are way, way too critical for this fight because there’s a few things that you can look to this fight and that you can be happy to have this young man in the division.” Gane (8-0 MMA, 5-0...
    (CNN)Addiction to smartphones will result in poor sleep, according to a new study.The study, published Tuesday in Frontiers in Psychiatry, looked at smartphone use among 1,043 students between the ages of 18 and 30 at King's College London. Researchers asked the students to complete two questionnaires on their sleep quality and smartphone usage, in person and online.The teenagers so addicted to cellphones theyre going to detox centersUsing a 10-question validated scale that was developed to assess smartphone addiction in children, nearly 40% of the university students qualified as "addicted" to smartphones, the study found."Our estimated prevalence is consistent with other reported studies in young adult populations globally, which are in the range of 30--45%," lead author and King's College medical student Sei Yon Sohn and her coauthors wrote in the study."Later time of use was also significantly associated with smartphone addiction, with use after 1 a.m. conferring a 3-fold increased...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA said he will not 'demonise' Tyson Fury - the man who stands in his way of fulfilling his destiny of unifying the division. The pair are still in talks for an undisputed title decider, where the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO belts will all be on the line for the first time in heavyweight history. 5Anthony Joshua will not 'demonise' Tyson FuryCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are still in talks to fightCredit: Reuters There has been plenty of public goading from each side, while the private negotiations have intensified behind closed doors. Now AJ is ready to trade words for punches and put it all on the line against his long-time rival - but he insisted it is only business. Joshua, 31, told JD: “I don’t know what it is for him, but all I want to do is beat...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA all but confirmed his undisputed title fight with Tyson Fury is ON and should take place in June 'for the fans'. The pair are still in talks for a unification, where the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO belts will all be on the line for the first time in heavyweight history. 3Anthony Joshua all but confirmed his undisputed title fight with Tyson Fury is ONCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua's fight should take place in June 'for the fans'Credit: Richard Pelham An official date and venue are yet to be confirmed, but AJ hinted June - the month coronavirus guidelines in the UK are planned to be ditched - is when the Battle of Britain will commence. Joshua told JD: “June should be the date. “Trust me. For the fans, for the people that have been calling it on for many, many...
    Earthquake felt in downtown Anchorage Saturday Children among three dead in fire at Syrias Al-Hol camp After squeaking through a close vote in the House late Friday -- 219-to-212 -- the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill is headed to the Senate. But a sticking point has emerged that could delay the bill, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and send passions flying. The House version of the bill would boost the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years, a hotly debated provision that could be heavily reshaped or pulled entirely, before the Senate casts its votes. © Provided by CNET Congress is on track to complete the latest stimulus package by the middle of March. Sarah Tew/CNET © Sarah Tew/CNET The Biden administration hopes to hit the ground running on for COVID assistance. Adding to the pressure, lawmakers have just two weeks to complete their work if...
    DUSTIN POIRIER says he is up for a Conor McGregor rematch - but UFC star insists it should NOT be for the lightweight title. The Diamond destroyed Notorious last month at UFC 257 with a series of calf kicks that resulted in a shock second victory on Fight Island. 5Dustin Poirier says talks have started for a trilogy fight with Conor McGregorCredit: Getty 5Diamond insists the clash should not be for the lightweight titleCredit: Getty That win saw fan favourite Poirier avenge his 2014 defeat to the former two-division champion, who knocked him out in just under two minutes at UFC 178. A summer trilogy fight is already in the works, although it's understood McGregor is eager to return to action in May. However, should Khabib Nurmagomedov remain retired and decide to vacate his title, the American DOES NOT believe his clash against McGregor should determine the next champion. Speaking...
    BKFC: Hart eyes Savage grudge match but also wants to serve Ferea a ‘humble pie’ By: Alder Almo February 26, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditJust three weeks after her sensational win against former UFC star Paige VanZant in the main event of the BKFC KnuckleMania, Britain Hart is already back in training. She’s hoping that her next fight would be for the title after her heart-stopping win against VanZant. “I’m still on Cloud 9 obviously. I’m more motivated than ever that’s why I’m out here in Puerto Rico training. That [win] hasn’t changed my life,” Hart told Empire Sports Media via zoom call.   While she hopes her next fight would be for the title, she’s also setting her sights on Jenny Savage, who made a scene during Hart’s KnuckleMania post-fight interview. “After I won over [Randine] Eckholm in BKFC 14, I called Paige...
    Amelia Hamlin Fires Back at Claims She Is Blackfishing in Instagram Post: I Tan Very Easily Asian shares sink after tech rout pulls Nasdaq lower ONE Championship atomweight champ Angela Lee still has her sights set on becoming a double titleholder. © Provided by MMAJunkie Lee (10-2), who’s expecting her first child soon with husband Bruno Pucci, is currently taking some time off from competition. The 24-year-old notched three successful title defenses before attempting to move up a weight class and challenge for the strawweight title. But Lee endured her first career loss when she was stopped in the fifth round by champion Xiong Jing Nan in March 2019. She stuck to strawweight in her next fight, but failed to win at her new weight class when she was defeated by Michelle Nicolini. The back-to-back losses prompted Lee to return to her original division, where she put her title...
    President BidenJoe BidenKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Senators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Overnight Defense: New Senate Armed Services chairman talks Pentagon policy nominee, Afghanistan, more | Biden reads report on Khashoggi killing | Austin stresses vaccine safety in new video MORE on Thursday marked the 50 millionth coronavirus vaccine shot delivered in the United States and said the country was making progress in defeating the pandemic and returning to normal life. But he also warned Americans not to let their guard down. Biden said the vaccine count marked major progress toward reaching and surpassing his administration’s goal of getting 100 million shots in the arms of Americans in his first 100 days in office.  “Today, I am here to report we are halfway there. Fifty million shots in just 37 days since I have become...
    New York : “GGG” could fight another Mexican in the second half of the year. Photo: Cliff Hawkins / . Eddie hearn, promoter of Matchroom Boxing Y Gennady Golovkin spoke about the future of the Kazakh and ruled out that he may face the “Canelo” Álvarez this year, but he mentioned that among his plans there is one against another Mexican: Jaime Munguía. Hearn explained to ESPN that the fight against Munguía will not take place in the next three months, but he announced that is planned for the second half of the year, as well as another against the Japanese Ryota Murata in December. “Golovkin-Munguía would be a great fight, the one with Golovkin and Murata could be until the end of the year, in December, so Munguía with Golovkin would be full of action, it would be a very big fight, but maybe...
    FORMER undisputed middleweight boxing champ Claressa Shields has thanked Conor McGregor his his MMA advice. But Shields rates Jon Jones as UFC's Greates Of All Time, or GOAT as it's become known. 5Claressa Shields is poised to make her MMA debut this summerCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5UFC legend Conor McGregor chipped in with some MMA advice for ShieldsCredit: Getty Images - Getty The 25-year-old American will aim to unify ANOTHER weight division on March 3 when she fights Marie Eve Dicaire for the super-welterweight world titles. And in June Shields will take her first steps into MMA when she makes her debut. In December she signed a multi-fight deal with the PFL promotion but she will not be giving up boxing. And UFC's former two-weight world champ McGregor was just one MMA star to offer Shields some advice as she makes the transition with a post on Instagram. Shields,...
    The 20 greatest hair metal bands of all time 11 Ways Spending Money Can Bring You Joy © Photos by John Locher / Isaac Brekken / AP Images Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor. Photos by John Locher / Isaac Brekken / AP Images Conor McGregor has suffered setbacks of late but remains linked to a Manny Pacquiao mega-fight. It is a bout he could win, according to George Foreman, who said he's no longer any good in the UFC. "If [McGregor] has a fight with Pacquiao he can actually beat him," Foreman said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Conor McGregor isn't any good in the UFC anymore, but he could still beat Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match. That's according to George Foreman, a former heavyweight champion boxer who told The Irish Mirror recently that he'd prefer to see the former two-weight UFC champion focus solely...
    How Texass deregulated market for power led to exorbitant electric bills Ghislaine Maxwell offers to renounce foreign citizenship in exchange for bail Derrick Lewis had a big night at UFC Fight Night 185 as he crushed a fellow contender to force himself to the front of the heavyweight queue. © Provided by MMAJunkie Lewis starched Curtis Blaydes with a huge uppercut in the main event at the UFC Apex to position himself as a bonafide contender for the heavyweight title. But the division has never looked busier and, with the imminent arrival of Jon Jones into the title picture, “The Black Beast’s” next assignment is far from certain. So we picked the brains of our “Spinning Back Clique” panel of John Morgan, Nolan King and Brian “Goze” Garcia to try to work out what could potentially be next for Lewis. Check out their discussion in the video above, and...
    The best fictional films from real films All the Things Banks Are Doing To Help Their Customers During the Coronavirus LAS VEGAS – Serghei Spivac beat Jared Vanderaa with a second-round TKO Saturday to open the preliminary card at UFC Fight Night 185 in Las Vegas. © File photo Serghei Spivac Take a look inside the fight with Spivac, who won for the second straight time and picked up his first knockout win in the UFC. Gallery: Matchup Roundup: New UFC fights announced in the past week (Feb. 15-21) (SMG) MORE:UFC Fight Night 185 medical suspensions: Derrick Lewis among 10 facing lengthy layoffs Former title challenger Felicia Spencer faces Danyelle Wolf at UFC Fight Night on May 22 T.J. Dillashaw picks Petr Yan to retain title against 'tough-nosed' Aljamain Sterling at UFC 259 UFC free fight: Jan Blachowicz starches Dominick Reyes to win light heavyweight title Victorious Darrick Minner...
    TJ Dillashaw still wants a UFC title shot in return, but will settle for a top five opponent By: Daniel Cunningham February 23, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditFormer UFC bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw (16-4) is getting anxious to make his octagon return. Dillashaw’s suspension for a positive EPO test ended in January and he’s been preparing to get back into the cage. The former champion has been very vocal about wanting a UFC title shot when he returns. Dillashaw never lost the bantamweight title inside the cage. He had dropped down to fight Henry Cejudo at flyweight when he was popped for EPO. After the positive test, Dillashaw released a statement saying he was giving up his UFC title. Shortly after that, Dillashaw was suspended for two years. During his time off, Dillashaw got some much needed surgeries to get his body ready for...
    STR/Getty The ghost of the 2003 Iraq war has hung over and shaped every decision the United States has made on the Syrian civil war since 2011 across two administrations. Now, the incoming administration of President Joe Biden will soon grapple with the same question Biden confronted as vice president: how to handle the Islamic State as it finds openings and regroups. As it looks ahead, the Biden administration would be wise to study how the U.S. worked to end the Islamic State’s territorial grip on Syria two years back—and who laid down their lives for it. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) defeated ISIS in the spring of 2019 after a grueling half-decade fight—room by room, house by house, and town by town—in which 10,000 SDF members gave their lives. But it is much easier to kill a terrorist than to slay an ideology, and once again...
    The ghost of the 2003 Iraq war has hung over and shaped every decision the United States has made on the Syrian civil war since 2011 across two administrations. Now, the incoming administration of President Joe Biden will soon grapple with the same question Biden confronted as vice president: how to handle the Islamic State as it finds openings and regroups. As it looks ahead, the Biden administration would be wise to study how the U.S. worked to end the Islamic State’s territorial grip on Syria two years back—and who laid down their lives for it. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) defeated ISIS in the spring of 2019 after a grueling half-decade fight—room by room, house by house, and town by town—in which 10,000 SDF members gave their lives. But it is much easier to kill a terrorist than to slay an ideology, and once again ISIS is threatening...
    THE pay-per-view price of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury's fight WILL NOT cost £40 but fans can expect an increase on the usual £25, Eddie Hearn has revealed. Joshua and Fury are closing in on a deal which would see for the first time ever all four heavyweight belts on the line. 3Anthony Joshua is in talks over a two-fight deal with Tyson FuryCredit: Reuters The historic undisputed title decider also promises to finally see British bragging rights put on the line between the nation's two biggest stars. As a result, the box office price is expected to be boosted due to the magnitude of the event. But Hearn ruled out a £15 jump amid claims it could cost fans £40. He told iFL TV: "I haven't had any discussions about the PPV price, I certainly don't think it'll be £40. "So, nothing's been...
    ANTHONY JOSHUA is open to fighting Deontay Wilder in 2022, revealed promoter Eddie Hearn. AJ is set to take on Tyson Fury twice this year to crown an undisputed world heavyweight champion. 5Anthony Joshua remains in talks over a huge showdown with Tyson FuryCredit: Mark Robinson Ltd After his double-header with the Gypsy King, Joshua could turn his attention to Wilder. Hearn claimed the Bronze Bomber rejected the 'deal of a lifetime' to fight him in the past. The pair were long-linked with a unification bout while Wilder had hold of the WBC belt. But the fight failed to materialise even though Wilder admitted he received a big offer. Hearn told Sky Sports: "If it's the right fight for AJ, not stylistically, but if it's the right commercial fight." "Listen, Deontay Wilder knows he turned down the deal of a lifetime to fight Anthony Joshua,...
    Jeanette Lee, the professional pool shark known as the 'Black Widow,' has been diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer and told she has just a few months to a year left to live, but says she is still determined to beat the disease for the sake of her three children. Lee, a single mother with daughters between the ages of 16 and 11, announced the news in a statement. 'I intend to bring the same resolve I brought to the billiards table to this fight,' the 49-year-old said said in a news release. 'Jim Valvano so eloquently told us to "Never give up." I owe it to my three young daughters to do exactly that.' Lee was referencing Valvano's inspirational speech at the 1993 ESPY Awards, which the former North Carolina State men's basketball coach delivered about a month before dying of metastatic adenocarcinoma, a type of glandular cancer. Stage...
    As coronavirus cases decline, leaders in D.C. region slowly peel back restrictions Impeachment made Joe Neguse a star. Now what? Brandon Moreno is ready to go. But for now, he has to play a waiting game. © File photo LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Brandon Moreno of Mexico punches Deiveson Figueiredo of Brazil in their flyweight championship bout during the UFC 256 event at UFC APEX on December 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC) Healthy and training, Moreno (18-5-2 MMA, 7-2-2 UFC) hopes a UFC flyweight title rematch against champion Deiveson Figueiredo (20-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) is around the corner – ideally, April. For now, however, Moreno claims the ball is in Figueiredo’s court. “I’ve been in the gym since the fight, training extremely hard,” Moreno recently told MMA Junkie using a translator. “In my conversations with my manager, Jason House, I...
    It has been almost exactly two years since Georges St-Pierre announced his retirement from mixed martial arts, But the former welterweight champion can rarely prevent potential opponents from mentioning his name to those who would love to welcome him for another fight. Last Saturday night at UFC 258, Kamaru Usman dispatched Gilbert Burns via third round TKO to cement his place once again as the best welterweight in the sport as he defended his title for the third time in a row. Usman managed to break one of St-Pierre’s records along the way by scoring his 13th consecutive UFC welterweight win, a brand previously held by the Canadian legend with 12 wins in a row. In the past, Usman has said that the fight of his dreams would be against St-Pierre because there would be no better way to solidify his own legacy than to beat the person most widely...
    DAVID ALABA has confirmed he will leave Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer. The Austrian superstar, 28, has refused to sign a contract extension at the Bundesliga giants after claiming he's been made to feel under-appreciated by a series of low-ball wage offers. 2David Alaba has confirmed he is quitting Bayern Munich on a free this summerCredit: Getty - Pool Alaba - who is believed to be demanding £400,000 a week - is being chased by Chelsea, Man City and Real Madrid. But the sought-after star has claimed he doesn't yet know where he'll be playing next season. In a press conference on Tuesday, Alaba said: “I have decided to do something new. It wasn't an easy decision. "I have not yet made the decision where to go. “I have personally decided to see something new, to look for a new challenge. That certainly took its time." On his...