Joshua, Fury to fight in specially-built stadium – Hearn

May 14, 2021 Admin III 0

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have finalised the date for their undisputed heavyweight championship clash and will meet in a specially-created stadium, the promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said. Joshua and Fury’s fight will be on August 14 in Saudi Arabia and was described by Hearn as “a done deal” although it is yet to be officially confirmed by both sides. Read More

We’ll take Lagos Rugby to desired heights – Larinde Williams

April 27, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

The gentleman’s game of rugby is about to receive the much needed lift in Lagos state. This was revealed by Hon. Larinde Williams in an interview with Sports Chronicle Magazine. According to Williams who was recently appointed Chairman of Lagos State Rugby Association, the game has somewhat suffered a seeming apathy by sports enthusiasts in the state in recent times. Read More

UFC to fight in Africa in 2022 in honour of Kanaru Usman

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As Nigerian born African champion, Kanaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal to retain world MMA title as the world welterweight champion in the early hours of Sunday 25th April 2021 (WAT), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to stage the 2022 champions fight in Africa in honour of the current champion.  Following Kamaru Usman’s electrifying title defense, at the weekend, the Read More

Fake news: Youth and Sports Ministry debunks N4bn approval for 20th NSF

April 10, 2021 Admin III 0

The federal ministry of youth and sports development has debunked report that the sum of N4 billion was approved for the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin, Edo state capital. Reacting to the report, an official of the ministry said in line with the trust of the present administration, monies approved for the competition would be judiciously used. Read More

Whyte revenge Povetkin in heavyweight rematch, may face Wilder

March 28, 2021 Skysports 0

Dillian Whyte flattened Alexander Povetkin with a huge left hook after an inspired performance to gain redemption in their rematch in Gibraltar on Saturday night. Whyte had Povetkin on the brink of a knockout throughout their second heavyweight battle and closed the show dramatically, returning the favour after he lost to the Russian last year. A fight that balanced destruction Read More

Mayweather to help Joshua prepare for Fury fight

March 16, 2021 Admin III 0

Floyd Mayweather plans to work with Anthony Joshua ahead of his £200million mega-fight with Tyson Fury. Mayweather was ringside last December to watch Joshua retain his heavyweight world titles by knocking out Kubrat Pulev. He was heard offering tactical advice during the fight and visited the champion’s dressing room afterwards. And as Joshua and Fury finally put pen to paper Read More

Ex-boxing legend, Hagler, is dead

March 14, 2021 Admin III 0

Boxing legend Marvin Hagler, the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, died on Saturday at age 66, his wife said. In a posting on the famed fighter’s Facebook page, Kay G. Hagler said her husband passed away at the family home in Bartlett, New Hampshire. “I am sorry to make a very sad announcement. Today unfortunately my beloved husband Read More

Nigeria at the threshold of a basketballing superpower

December 16, 2020 Admin III 0

Many sport enthusiasts for years have been longing for the time another game would, if not, push football from the zenith of most favourite sport in the country, or match its popularity and influence. During the golden age of boxing in the 1950s and 1960s with the prowess displayed by the likes of Hogan ‘Kid’ Bassey and Dick Tiger, many Read More

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World title fight: Lopez overcomes Lomachenko in Las Vegas

October 19, 2020 Admin III 0

Teofimo Lopez beat Vasyl Lomachenko by a unanimous points decision in Las Vegas to become the undisputed world lightweight champion. The American’s win over the Ukrainian means he now adds the WBA, WBO and WBC ‘Franchise’ titles to his IBF belt. Lopez, 23, dominated the first half of the fight and, despite a late rally by Lomachenko, was awarded a Read More

Boxing: Nigeria’s Ajagba holds firm, defeats American opponent Rice

September 20, 2020 Skysports 0

Efe Ajagba has finally defeated Jonathan Rice in Las Vegas. The Nigerian heavyweight extended his unbeaten record to 14 wins with a wide unanimous decision over Rice, but Ajagba suffered a hand injury which prevented him from producing an expected knockout. Ajagba previously stopped 11 of his opponents with explosive power, although on this occasion he opted to control Rice Read More

World title: Alexander Povetkin shocks Dillian Whyte

August 23, 2020 Skysports 0

Dillian Whyte was knocked out cold by Alexander Povetkin, with the Russian viciously halting his world title ambitions on Saturday. Whyte had completely controlled the fight, flooring floored his opponent twice, but was smashed by a left uppercut in the fifth round that ended his hopes in a flash. The 32-year-old would have had a mandatory challenge of Tyson Fury’s Read More

Joshua vs Pulev fight gets date

August 4, 2020 Admin III 0

Anthony Joshua will defend his three world heavyweight titles against IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in the first week of December – probably behind closed doors. That’s according to Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn, who still hopes to hold Brit AJ’S bout with the Bulgarian 39-year-old at London’s O2 Arena. Hearn told ESPN: “We know AJ’s only going to fight once Read More

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Hearn confident of Joshua, Fury back-to-back fights in 2021

June 3, 2020 Admin III 0

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has expressed confidence of landing a deal to secure back-to-back world title fights Anthony Joshua versus Tyson Fury in 2021. Hearn is eager to fulfill the nation’s wish to watch Britain’s two best heavyweights square off to become the undisputed champion. But Hearn, who revealed he missed FaceTime calls from Fury insists Dillian Whyte deserves his Read More

Finally, Mayweather dumps boxing

May 9, 2020 TheSun 0

Floyd Mayweather has ruled out a return to boxing – and rubbished claims he is broke. Rumours the undefeated former boxing world champion could take on Adrian Broner were dismissed by the ‘Money’ – as he says he does not want to end up dead like his uncle Roger Mayweather, who passed away in March. But Floyd did admit the chance Read More

Breaking: At 57, Evander Holyfield stages boxing comeback

May 6, 2020 TheSun 0

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield is stepping back into the ring aged 57 – hot on the heels of 53-year-old fierce rival Mike Tyson announcing his return. Fromer undisputed cruiserweight and heavyweight king Holyfield will contest exhibition fights for a “great cause”. He told TMZ Sports: “The Champ is back, I’d like to announce that I will be making a comeback Read More

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Dillian Whyte says Anthony Joshua won’t be the same fighter again

January 15, 2020 Admin III 0

Dillian Whyte believes Anthony Joshua always showed signs of “not liking getting hit” and has accused his old rival of no longer being “aggressive” inside the ring. Whyte firstly won an amateur fight between them and Joshua then avenged it with a knockout victory in a brutal British title fight four years ago. Joshua won his world heavyweight title rematch Read More

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Thumbs up, Anthony Joshua!

December 28, 2019 Admin III 0

Nigeria is a killer of dreams indeed. It is not news to hear of how people who failed to succeed in the country that declares herself as the ‘Giant of Africa’ but perform exceedingly well when they find themselves outside her shores. Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua had the dream of representing Nigeria at the Olympics some years ago but was turned Read More

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World title fight:Joshua wants to fight Ruiz again

December 19, 2019 Admin III 0

  Anthony Joshua has admitted he is open to fighting Andy Ruiz Jr for a third time despite beating him earlier this month in Saudi Arabia. The Mexican stunned the boxing world when he claimed the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts in June by stopping AJ in the seventh round. A rematch was immediately drawn up with the bout Read More

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Atiku, APC, Oliseh, others congratulate Joshua

December 9, 2019 Admin III 0

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and many other enthusiasts sports Nigerians including former Super Eagles skipper, Sunday Oliseh have congratulated Anthony Joshua following his win against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia . Joshua avenged his loss to Ruiz back in June this year with a unanimous points decision win. The win saw Joshua reclaim the IBF, WBA and WBO Read More

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Wilder to fight Ortiz again in November

September 30, 2019 Admin III 0

WBC champion Deontay Wilder will defend his world heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas on 23 November, promoters announced on Saturday. The rematch follows Wilder’s knockout win over the Cuban in New York in 2018. American Wilder, 33, boasts a career record of 41 wins and one draw, and has held the WBC title since 2015. After beating Read More