HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING: ANTHONY JOSHUA TO FACE KUBRAT PULEV IN LONDON DECEMBER 12

Kubrat Pulev has confirmed that he will face the world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in a title bout in London on December 12. Britain’s Joshua was originally scheduled to fight Pulev on June 20, with a second date in July also mooted amid the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s official: Pulev vs. Joshua on December 12 in London,” Pulev posted on his official webpage on Monday, adding that the date and place were final and the contract had been signed. “There is no way back, no postponement, no rescheduling!… Let the better…

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AFCON 2023: IVORY COAST OPENS 60,000-SEATER STADIUM

Ivory Coast inaugurated Saturday its new 60,000-seat Olympic stadium, built with the help of China, in Ebimpe, on the outskirts of Abidjan, in preparation for the African Cup of Nations soccer in 2023. The ceremony, with a great show of dance and music, took place in the presence of 50,000 people, according to the organizers – including Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, who is seeking a controversial third term in the October 31 presidential election. The president said he was “proud and happy of this Sino-Ivorian cooperation” for “this architectural jewel”.…

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COTE D’IVORE SHUN SUPER EAGLES, SET TO PLAY BELGIUM OCTOBER 8

Cote d’Ivoire will play Belgium and Japan during the next international break in October, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has confirmed. The Elephants were initially scheduled to play Nigeria on October 9 in Austria but the Nigerian football authority confirmed on Friday that their West African neighbours pulled out of the encounter due to internal problems. Côte d’Ivoire will now travel to Brussels to take on Belgium on October 8 at the King Baudouin Stadium before battling Japan five days later at the Stadion Galgenwaard. Next month’s matches in Belgium…

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UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT: ISRAEL ADESANYA KNOCKS OUT COSTA, RETAINS TITLE IN ABU DHABI

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. beat Paulo Costa, in a TKO at 2 minutes, 59 seconds of the second round in the main event of UFC 253 to retain his UFC middleweight title. It was only the second time in UFC history that two undefeated male fighters met in a title fight, and the first time since Rashad Evans vs. Lyoto Machida for the light heavyweight belt in 2009. It was his second defence of the title after a title defense win over…

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SUAREZ DUMPS BARCELONA, SIGNS FOR ATLETICO MADRID

Atletico Madrid have completed the signing of striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona. The Uruguay international signed a two-year contract with the club on Friday after passing his medical. The 33-year-old joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014, winning the Champions League title in his first season in Spain. Suarez also helped Barca to four league titles, scoring 198 goals in 283 appearances for the club. Atletico have paid a nominal fee of no more than 6m euros for Suarez, the third highest goalscorer in Barcelona’s history. Barca paid…

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