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Ladipo
Dr. Rafiu Ladipo has been elected President of the Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBBofC) after elections were held on Sunday at the Brai Ayenote Gymnasium in Lagos. Three candidates initially stood for the exalted seat of President of the NBBofC but, Dr. Godwin Kalu pulled out of the race citing "health concerns", leaving Dr Ladipo and Ademola Omotosho to...
Chess
A 12-year-old girl has been forced to drop out of a chess tournament because she was wearing an 'improper' and 'seductive' dress. The chess champion was told in the middle of the second round of the competition that her clothing was a 'temptation from a certain angle far, far away' and that she must change.   But the girl - who was...
Everest
Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed in a mountaineering accident on Mount Everest in Nepal after slipping and falling 3,000 ft, severing his body into bits and pieces expedition organisers have said. Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks says Steck was killed near Camp II of Everest on Sunday morning.   Other mountaineers have claimed he died after slipping and...
Bottas
Valtteri Bottas won the Russian Grand Prix like a rocket at the start and like a limpet at the finish. In doing so he poured a can of worms all over Lewis Hamilton’s head. The victory was established at the first couple of corners, where the Finn charged bravely on the outside of pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel through the gentle first...
Wimbledon
The plunging value of the pound since the Brexit vote last summer has contributed to prize fund hikes at Wimbledon in 2017 so that stars will not have to endure big ‘real terms’ drops in income. The move will see the winners' cheques for champions in the singles competitions soar past £2m for the first time per The Mail.   The precise prize...
Boxing
Anthony Joshua, now the face of the heavyweight division, persevered through some very difficult moments but retained his world title -- and won a vacant belt to boot -- in dramatic fashion. He did so by getting off the mat and knocking out former longtime world champion Wladimir Klitschko, who was bidding to become a three-time world champion, in the...
Maria
Maria Sharapova’s first tournament since her controversial return to tennis is over after losing to Kristina Mladenovic of France in the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals. Mladenovic beat former top-ranked Maria Sharapova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Saturday.   In her fourth match following a 15-month doping ban, the Russia was left to rue missing 13 of her 16 break-point opportunities as Mladenovic rallied to win in...
In the biggest heavyweight title fight in years, undefeated IBF champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) scored a spectacular eleventh round TKO over long-reigning former kingpin Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 54 KOs) to retain his IBF title and claim the vacant WBA title in front of a record-setting 90,000 fans at London’s Wembley Stadium. Joshua landed the better shots in round...
Joshua
Anthony Joshua became the unified heavyweight world champion by adding the WBA belt to his IBF title with an 11th-round stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko. The 27-year-old Briton was knocked down in the sixth round but showed determination to bounce back and twice had Klitschko on the canvas in the penultimate round before the referee stepped in. In perhaps the biggest heavyweight...
Anthony Joshua knocks out Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round! Joshua looks to blitz Klitschko from the opening bell of the 11th and Klitschko is down! An uppercut! Klitschko is hurt! Joshua looks to finish the job and sends Klitschko crashing to the canvas again. Klitschko down a second time in the 11th! Klitschko beats the count but Joshua comes...
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