GOtv Boxing Night 20: Joe Boy, Real One Clash Divides Boxing Fraternity

first_imgJoe Boy A boxing fan, Moses Adejoh Mansa, believes that Joe Boy is a better boxer and will retain his title.“Joe Boy all the way. Any day. Any time,” he posted on a Facebook thread on the coming bout. Sharing the same sentiment is another fan, who identifies himself simply as Adeola. He is convinced that the ABU champion is more skillful and will win the fight.However, many others are rooting for Real One. Adetokun Abayomi Mike, for instance, admits that both boxers were very good, but tipped Real One to carry the day. “I go for Real One. I know both boxers well, but power will change hands on that day,” he wrote. He found many others agreeing with his sentiment, with Oluwatobi Sunday, Martins Abiola and Oladunjoye Lateef Olawale both posting “Real One all the way.”To others, the fight is too close to call. Rising lightweight boxer, Isaac “I-Star” Chukwudi, is torn between the two boxers, who he described as his favourites on the domestic scene. He stated that if it was up to him, he would prefer that they do not meet at this stage in their careers.“I never wanted this fight to happen now because both are the best we have in Nigeria. I was hoping that Joe Boy would vacate the ABU title for Real One, while he goes after a bigger title. I don’t want either to lose,” he said with barely disguised regret that they two have been paired.Another Facebook user, Zeezo Reezo, is similarly in two minds and just wants to see the better boxer win. “Real One is good, but Joe Boy is a good puncher, so let the better man win,” he wrote.  Joe Boy, a three-time winner of the best boxer award at GOtv Boxing Night, is facing arguably his toughest opponent yet in Real One, who has also won the award on two occasions.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ahead of the African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title bout, boxing fans have been giving their opinions on who they think would triumph between reigning champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, and West African Boxing Union (WABU) champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu.The bout, which headlines GOtv Boxing Night 20 slated for 12 October at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos, is widely rated as the biggest boxing bout on Nigerian soil in more than two decades, the reason it has provoked enormous interest among boxing fans who have taken to the social media to express their views.Both boxers remain undefeated since turning professional and are currently involved in a long-running war of words which, on four occasions, saw them being pulled apart to prevent an exchange of bare-knuckled punches. The rivalry dates back to their amateur days, during which they were said to be the best of the crop and view each other with no little degree of sporting animosity.last_img read more

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Warriors’ Eric Paschall out vs. Kings, will return Wednesday in Portland

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Warriors rookie forward Eric Paschall (hip) will sit out Sunday’s game against the Sacramento Kings but will return for Wednesday’s game in Portland, head coach Steve Kerr said.Paschall, 23, will miss his second-straight game with left hip soreness. The Warriors are being careful with their standout rookie, deciding it best to give him another game off as to not risk long-term injury.In 25 games (19 starts), Paschall has averaged 16.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in …last_img read more

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Nappy Run donates nappies to childcare centre

first_imgPampers communication manager Jeanne du Plessis and Nkanyezi Stimulation Centre founder and MD Thembekile Prisca Tshabalala at the hand-overThe Nappy Run was established in 2011 by the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA) to collect and donate disposable nappies to non-governmental organisations, orphanages, shelters and families in need.The organisation also works with children with disabilities to integrate them into their communities.Toiletries company Proctor & Gamble donated the 10 000 nappies to the council; the company has been working with the organisation since 2013 and has since donated R50 000 to it.On February 11, the council handed over 4 000 nappies to the Nkanyezi Stimulation Centre in the Orlando West area; the organisation was originally named Dimpho (gift in Sotho), but was renamed in honour of Nkanyezi Tshabalala, who had cerebral palsy. Nkanyezi died in September 2000 aged 11.The centre helps families with disabled children to adequately care for them.Nkanyezi’s mother, Thembekile Prisca Tshabalala, had promised him she’d continue helping other families with children like him.“I promised my son that even though he may have a tough time and the possibility of him staying with us may come to an end, he will always live inside my heart and help me take care of other children and their families who suffer from the same fate,” said Tshabalala, who is founder and MD at the centre.HELPING OTHERSThe Nkanyezi Stimulation Centre in Orlando West, Soweto helps families with disabled children to adequately care for them (Images: Bhekumuzi Mdakane)Jeanne du Plessis, ‎brand communication manager at Procter & Gamble, says, “I think the biggest contributors are the caregivers; some have their own children within this centre and some have volunteered their time to help take care of these lovely children and I think the most inspiring person is Prisca, who learnt from her own child and is now helping other families ever since she started this centre.”Actor and Nappy Run ambassador, Eloise Cupido, said, “When I heard about the awareness campaign that was happing here I thought to myself, ‘if I can add to this and help other people mostly the able-bodied people aware of the difficulties that these children really go through it would be a stepping stone from one of the things the children need as they too are as equal as me and you’.“What truly touched me is seeing how many other families are invested in others outside their own homes and I think our country has those kinds of people and if we can show them how to contribute as now people just don’t know where and how to go about giving back or helping.”PLAY YOUR PARTFor more information on the Nappy Run call Danie Botha-Marais on 081 017 5397 or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Raymar Jose credits teammates for MVP honor

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments “These awards are big for players like me that bank on our hardwork. Right now, almost everyone wants to score. They forget the little things like playing defense and rebounding,” he said.Jose became only the third FEU alumnus to win the plum, after Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia, but the 6-foot-4 said awards like these are just a bonus. The biggest prize remains winning the championship.“We’re raised in FEU with the mindset that awards are just bonuses. We just want to do our best to help our team win,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Raymar Jose. PBA IMAGESEven Raymar Jose was surprised that he got the Conference MVP award for the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.“In all honesty, I wasn’t expecting this. I just gave my best every game, especially on my rebounding because that’s my strength. So I get all my confidence from there,” Jose, who is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Southeast Asian Games, told reporters in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:00House honors Rodolfo Albano Jr , a veteran lawmaker, mentor and family man00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding His numbers, though, back up his victory as he averaged 12.27 points and 10.18 rebounds for the conference to help Cignal advance to the Finals.Though he was unable to help the Hawkeyes complete the championship run owing to his Gilas Pilipinas responsibilities, Jose said that the glory still would not be possible if not for his teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m happy for this because I won’t be able to get this if not for the coaching staff and my teammates, so I’m really grateful for them,” the 24-year-old bruiser said.The MVP recognition is also proof that hardworking players like Jose, who are willing to do the dirty work, could also get their fair share of the limelight even if they’re not topping their teams in scoring. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img Read Next MOST READ Philippines wins first ever SEA Games ice hockey gold Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short programlast_img read more

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WATCH: Kyrie Irving breaks silence on trade request

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Mapua’s Nieles rules NCAA Skills Challenge Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Furthermore, the Duke product also paid homage to the Cavs by regarding them as ”unbelievable human beings.”Irving and his new team will face off against the Cavaliers on opening night of the 2017-2018 NBA season on Oct. 17.  /ra Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ The specifics of Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics’ blockbuster trade involving franchise players Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas were finally finalized on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big tradeSince news of Irving’s displeasure with the Cavs erupted last July, the 25-year-old point guard has remained mum about his desire to play for another NBA franchise. In a Twitter clip uploaded by ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, a clean-shaven Irving spoke about the intricacies behind his request and even acknowledged his former team and fans in a candid manner.“It’s hard to make videos like this because you understand the magnitude of decisions that you make in your life can affect a lot of people all at once,” the four-time NBA All-Star said.“When you get to that point, and you understand that the best intentions for you, and ultimately to being your truth, and find out what you really wanna do in your life and how you want to accomplish it, that moment comes and you take full advantage of it,” he explained.He also confirmed earlier reports about wanting to “be the main man” in order to maximize his potential.“There are no other ulterior reasons other than being happy and wanting to be somewhere where you feel like it’s an environment that’s conducive for you, maximizing your potential as a human being and as a player perfecting their craft. I put a lot of hours in, and a lot of work into just trying to accomplish things that I have dreamt of as a kid.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. VIDEO: A (fresh-faced) @KyrieIrving speaks, now that the deal to the Celtics is finally done. Thanks Cleveland, says “the journey continues” pic.twitter.com/leFoxAIkX2— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) August 31, 2017ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

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London Olympics: South African rowers win gold in coxless fours rowing

first_imgSouth African rowers pipped Britain and defending champions Denmark to gold at the Olympics in a thrilling lightweight coxless fours race on Thursday. South Africa’s James Thompson, Matthew Brittain, John Smith and Sizwe Ndlovu, world silver medalists, completed the 2-km course in six minutes, 2.84 seconds.The British team of Peter Chambers, Rob Williams, Richard Chambers and Chris Bartley put in a strong finish but wavered at the last to claim the silver in 6:03.09.Denmark, going for their fourth Olympic title, had to settle for bronze after leading for most of the race, in 6:03.09, its quartet of Kasper Winther, Morten Jorgensen, Jacob Barsoe and Eskild Ebbesen suffering fatigue in the final strokes.last_img read more

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Ive always been an activist Cree woman takes over the helm of

first_imgTamara PimentelAPTN NewsCheryle Changnon-Greyeyes says she’s been an activist for a long time.Now the woman from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan who now lives in Calgary, will have every opportunity to put what she knows to work.Changnon-Greyeyes was elected as the leader of the Green Party of Alberta.She is the first female Indigenous political leader of a provincial party.“I’ve been an activist for a long time. Always wanting to save the world since I was a little girl,” she says.“When I did my research, it occurred to me that the six principles of the Green Party, the international green party, the only international political party, align with the seven sacred teachings of the Cree. How come nobody’s ever picked this up before? This is as close as we get to an Indigenous Party. These are values of balance and moderation of putting people over profits.”A factor that encouraged her to run was Premier Rachel Notley’s decision to back the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project.“I felt betrayed, I felt very much stabbed in the back and totally against the NDP platform that I knew and was familiar with. So I was angry and upset and felt hopeless, like, what am I going to do?”So she ran, won and is ready to put her Indigenous teachings to action.“I really want to push the fact that we are caring about people, we care about the environment, we care about out mother earth, we are looking seven generations to the future. What’s out planet going to look like in seven generations with this headlong rush to have oil pipelines across the country?”Chagnon-Greyeyes is an environmental activist who works at the University of Calgary.Her first big test will be the provincial elections in the [email protected]@aptn_tamaralast_img read more

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Morata blames Contes playing style for Chelsea struggles

first_imgChelsea striker Alvaro Morata believes that Antonio Conte’s direct style was the cause for his underwhelming first seasonThe Spanish forward failed to live up to his £60m price tag in last summer’s move from Real Madrid after scoring just three times in his final 23 appearances.Morata had been heavily linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer, but he is determined to prove his worth.“For me, it’s easy. I could have gone back to Spain or Italy, all the people believe in me there, but I want to change things here. I want to, not for all the haters, but for me and for Chelsea.“Chelsea gave me everything that I needed and now I have time to give back all that Chelsea gave me,” said Morata, according to Sky Sports.The 25-year-old is confident that he will flourish under new manager Maurizio Sarri’s footballing philosophy.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“The most important thing is the way we play,” he said.“Last season it was direct balls and for me to protect the ball in the air is not my best quality“Now I can attack the space, I can play one touch and go in the area for the crosses. It’s better for me.“Sarri works with the ball always and when you always have the ball the strikers have more chances. I want to score more than 30 goals, but I would prefer to score 15 or 20 and get the Premier League or one big trophy.”Morata opened his scoring account for the 2018/19 campaign for Chelsea in their 3-2 victory over Arsenal in Saturday’s London derby at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

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Sami Khedira signs a new twoyear deal at Juventus

first_imgJuventus have announced that Sami Khedira has signed a new two-year contract with the option to extend it by another 12 monthsThe German midfielder’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of the current campaign.Due to his expiring contract, Khedira had been heavily linked with an exit from Turin with MLS clubs allegedly keeping close tabs on the situation.Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel also suggested that he would welcome the chance to sign his compatriot for the Ligue 1 giants.But the 31-year-old has now signed off his best remaining years to Juventus.“It’s official! Sami Khedira will be a Juventus player until 2021 after signing a new two-year extension, with the option of a third year,” read a statement.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.Khedira will be 34 by the time his new contract at Juventus expires.The former Real Madrid midfielder has managed 20 goals and 14 assists in 113 games across all competitions for Juventus.Juve e @SamiKhedira: la storia continua ?? Il centrocampista ?? ha rinnovato fino al 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ ?https://t.co/4YqPLIITkK #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/SlXLL3d4nK— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) September 12, 2018last_img read more

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