Anthony Joshua gives date to defend titles

Posted On Sep 22 2020 by

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua has confirmed he will step back into the ring in March to defend his heavyweight belts.The Brit became a two-time world champ after getting revenge on Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday six months after his shock defeat.AJ, 30, is likely to fight any of mandatory challengers: Oleksandr Usyk and Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev.Keeping hold of all four of his belts could cause a problem for the Brit with Usyk mandatory for the WBO and Pulev for the IBF.Joshua told Sky Sports: “The work begins again because around March I’ll be defending those titles again.“I’m already focusing on my next fight.“Anyone can get it.“The resume shows that, but I’ll be keen to handle my mandatories because the current WBC champion is fighting with Tyson Fury so good luck to them both.“That’s another exciting fight for the division.“In the meantime, I’ll handle my mandatories that I’ll have to do or I want to vacate a belt and I’ve just worked hard to get them I don’t want to give them away.“I’m just going to go over all my steps, all my processes, knock them down one by one and when the big boys are ready, Britain’s here and waiting to become the next undisputed champion of the world.”March’s fight would come just a month after Fury’s highly-anticipated rematch against WBC title holder Wilder.WBO President Francisco Varcarcel has given AJ 180 days to negotiate a deal with Usyk with the deadline ending on June 4 or face giving up his belt.Usyk signed with Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn last year, meaning the super-fight can easily be made and one that will come with consequences should it not happen.Tags: Kubrat PulevOleksandr Usyklast_img read more


Regal make it two in two!

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_img…cart off PM T20 Softball Cup Legends and Masters titlesBy Frederick HalleyIT was billed as a grudge match and the battle of the two top teams in the Over-45 category of this year’s Prime Minister T20 Softball Cup. In the end, it turned out to be a damp squib as defending champions Regal Masters made light work of Mike’s Wellman in yesterday’s final, played at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Camp Road, Georgetown.Watched by hundreds of spectators on a brilliant day for cricket, Mike’s Wellman were skittled for a disappointing 83 in 19.5 overs. Regal Masters, through a fine 51 from the consistent Ramesh Deonarine, raced to the required target off 13.1 overs, winning their third consecutive title in the process. Yesterday’s victory followed a similar win over Wellman last year in a much closer final.Regal Masters with acting Prime Minister Khemraj Ramjattan.Regal Masters lost opener Yuniss Usuff for one in the second over with only eight runs on the board. However, any hopes Wellman had of defending a small total were dashed by Deonarine and Khemchandra Dindial who added 74 for the second wicket before the former departed with just eight needed for victory.The left-handed Deonarine’s knock included four fours and two sixes while Dindial was undefeated on 22 (two fours) when victory was achieved. Clyde Canterbury took one for 12 from three overs and Greg DeFranka one for 22 from four.Asked to take first strike, Mike’s Wellman’s innings never got going as wickets fell at regular intervals while the run rate was also stagnant. Opener Lloyd Ruplall (23), Nandram Samlall 19) and skipper Wayne Jones (14) were the only players to reach double figures as Lawrie Singh bowled brilliantly to finish with three for 11. He received great support from Bobby Parasnauth (three for 12) and Dindial three for 17.Deonarine was adjudged man-of-the-match and also copped the Most Valuable Player award for the Over-45 category. His winnings included a 32-inch television, a trophy and $10,000.Regal Masters took home the grand prize of $500,000 and the winner’s trophy while runners-up Wellman received $100 000 and a trophy. Players from both teams were also recipients of medals.In the Legends Over-50 final, played earlier in the morning, an emphatic opening partnership of 126 by Veerapen Moonsammy (63) and Mahesh Chunlall (61 not out) enabled Regal Legends to register an emphatic nine-wicket victory over New York President’s XI to cart off the inaugural title.Chasing the visitors 139 for six, Regal Legends achieved the required target with five overs to spare in the 20-over affair with left-handed man-of-the-match Moonsammy slamming seven fours and a six before he was dismissed with just 14 needed for a commanding win.The experienced Chunilall, who was accompanied by Lynden Lyght (five not out) at the end, struck three fours and a six as the President’s XI bowlers toiled in sunny conditions without success. The lone wicket went to Dharam “Wadekar” Persaud who’s lone over cost nine runs.Earlier, President’s XI were given a positive start of 55 in eight overs by openers Dennis Mangroo (33) and Mohamed Rafeek (30) after being asked to take first strike.The middle-order however failed to maintain the momentum with only Roger Mattar bolstering the innings with a well-played 50 with five fours and a six. In the end, the 139 proved inadequate. Eon “Rapper” Abel took two for 20 and Parsram Persaud one for 19. Two run outs also didn’t help their cause.The win guaranteed Regal Legends $300,000 while New York President’s XI received $100,000 for their efforts. Man-of-the-match Moonsammy collected $10,000 and a trophy while players from both teams were adorned with medals.Up to press time, the main feature of the day’s exciting programme, the Open final, between Regal All Stars and SVC Grill Masters was in progress following a female’s exhibition game which saw Wonderwoman’s XI and Factory Price Divas battling for supremacy.A win by Regal All Stars would guarantee them all three titles in the third edition of the Prime Minister T20 Softball Cup. Two-time defending champions Speedboat were eliminated yesterday after failing to reach the semi-finals via net run rate.last_img read more


DONEGAL STAR TELLS JUNIOR CERT STUDENTS TO KEEP IT ‘REAL’

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgDonegal GAA star Eamon McGee has told Junior Cert students unhappy at their results they received today not to worry! McGee said that those unsatisfied with their performance in the state examination should take solace from Manchester United and Real Madrid!McGee said the two biggest clubs in the world couldn’t even sign transfer papers properly and botched the proposed transfer of David De Gea. McGee tweeted the following message on his social media timeline,McGee tweeted, “Man U and Real, 2 of the top teams in the world couldn’t sign transfer papers properly weeks ago so any junior certers out there don’t worry!!The hilarious tweet has been retweeted by dozens of followers of McGee on Twitter.Donegal fans will be hoping the influential defender will return for Rory Gallagher’s side for next season’s Ulster and All-Ireland campaigns. DONEGAL STAR TELLS JUNIOR CERT STUDENTS TO KEEP IT ‘REAL’ was last modified: September 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsSportlast_img read more