WBC HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT: TYSON FURY KNOCKS OUT DEONTAY WILDER IN 11TH ROUND

Tyson Fury on Saturday night knocked out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round to defend the World Boxing Council’s version of the heavyweight. Fury, popularly called The Gypsy King, was knocked down once by Wilder in the third round. Wilder also knocked him down twice in the fourth round before he made a classic comeback in the tenth round and then finished Wilder off in the 11th. Fury and Wilder had 34 months ago, ended their first meeting in a split draw, But Fury won the second fight via knockout.…

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NIGERIA PITCH AWARDS SEASON 8: AISHA BUHARI, IGP USMAN BABA, AMAJU PINNICK, AMOKACHI TO BE HONOURED

Organisers of frontline Football awards-Nigeria Pitch Awards on Tuesday, announced it will bestow special awards of honour on Nigerian First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, Inspector General of Police, Mr. Alkali Usman Baba, Nigerian Football Federation President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick and Presidential Assistant on Sports, Mr. Amokachi. This was revealed at a luncheon hosted for the voters of the awards at the Ibis Hotel, Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos. According to the President of Matchmakers Consult, organisers of the Nigeria Pitch Awards, Mr. Shina Philips, the Special Achievement in Sports Award to…

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RONALDO IS HIGHEST PAID FOOTBALLER IN THE WORLD–FORBES

Cristiano Ronaldo has replaced Lionel Messi as the highest paid footballer in the world. Gatekeepers News reports that Forbes latest rankings has shown that Ronaldo is set to make $125m (£91.63m) while Messi will earn $110m (£80.63m) for the 2021-2022 campaign. The increase came from the salary and bonuses the Portuguese forward will be getting after moving back to Manchester United. According to Forbes, the 36-year-old who moved to Old Trafford with $70m (£51.31m) is set to earn an estimated $55m (£40.31m) from commercial deals, with only three athletes set…

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AFROBASKET WOMEN 2021: NIGERIA’S D’TIGRESS EMERGE CHAMPIONS, BEAT MALI IN FINAL

Nigeria’s national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, have defeated Mali in the final of the 2021 Women Afrobasket to retain their title. D’Tigress ran riot on their opponents to end the match 59-70 in the final match played on Sunday night. With the win, D’Tigress have now lifted the Women’s Afrobasket title for the third consecutive time. Nigeria won the first quarter 22-11 before going on to fall 13-9 in the second quarter. The girls however came out smoking in the third quarter with a 28-14 win. Mali raised their game…

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ANTHONY JOSHUA LOSES HEAVYWEIGHT TITLES, BEATEN BY OLEKSANDR USYK

Anthony Joshua has lost all three heavyweight titles: IBF, WBA and WBO as he fell by unanimous points to challenger, Oleksandr Usyk. Usyk produced a superior performance in the world heavyweight championship fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday to dethrone Joshua. Joshua was badly hurt in the third round and then forced to cling on in the closing seconds of a fight which will live long in the memory. The loss is the second defeat of Joshua’s career, after he was upset by Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.

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