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Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title with brutal first round KO

Undefeated Deontay Wilder brutally knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round of their grudge match Saturday night to retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight world title.
Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua: Muhammad Ali remains one of my favorite boxers

Boxing champion Anthony Joshua has named his top three heavyweights of all time which includes American boxing legend, Muhammad Ali.
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 27- Deontay Wilder meets with firefighters at LAFD Station 3 on November 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Meg Oliphant-Getty Images-AFP

Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury ready to rumble in LA showdown

Deontay Wilder will aim to rekindle America's love affair with heavyweight boxing on Saturday when he faces Britain's Tyson Fury in a high-stakes showdown of undefeated fighters.
International Olympic Committee (IOC)

IOC freezes planning for 2020 Olympics boxing tournament

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) put planning for the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament on hold on Friday.

Anthony Joshua ‘loses’ unbeaten record to swimming legend

The 32-year-old American, who retired after the Rio Olympics in 2016, picked up an astonishing 23 Olympic gold medals, as well as three silvers and two bronze.

Yohan Blake avoids Usain Bolt after Commonwealth Games flop

Jamaica’s Yohan Blake admitted Saturday that he was doing his best to avoid sprint legend Usain Bolt after his Commonwealth Games flop in the 100 metres.

Usain Bolt: You don’t replace Muhammad Ali – Sebastian Coe

World athletics chief Sebastian Coe blasted the “obsession” with Usain Bolt as track and field entered its new era without the Jamaican showman at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Britain’s Muhammad Ali tests positive, gets two-year ban

British Olympic boxer Muhammad Ali has been banned for two years after testing positive for a banned steroid, the International Amateur Boxing Association said on Tuesday.

South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela passes on at 78

South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela died on Tuesday aged 78, his family announced, triggering an outpouring of tributes to his music, his long career and his anti-apartheid activism.

US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has Parkinson’s disease

American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has the degenerative neurological disease Parkinson's.

Muhammad Ali’s cornerman Ferdie Pacheco dies at age 89

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's physician and cornerman, "Fight Doctor" Ferdie Pacheco, died Thursday at his home in Miami, his family announced. He was 89.

Tyson Fury wants Anthony Joshua in Wembley showdown

Tyson Fury has welcomed the prospect of facing Anthony Joshua in one of the “biggest fights in British boxing history” – and hopes it can be staged at Wembley next summer.

Tyson Fury offers President Trump role in Anthony Joshua fight

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury wants US President Donald Trump in his corner as he mulls “the biggest fight ever” against reigning IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua.

Parker sets sights on Joshua unification bout

New Zealand's Joseph Parker said he had the skills to exploit Anthony Joshua's "weaknesses" after beating Hughie Fury by a majority points decision to defend his WBO world heavyweight title.

Joshua vs Pulev fight breaks Muhammad Ali’s attendance record

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua continues to be the biggest draw in international boxing history.

How terrorists planned to attack Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, 4 other states – DSS

The Department of State Services on Saturday revealed how suspected terrorists planned to unleash terror on selected six states and the Federal Capital Territory during the just concluded Eid-Kabir celebration.

New season, same old problems for Arsenal’s Wenger

Under fire from furious fans and unable to placate his unsettled stars, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger finds himself assailed by familiar problems just weeks into the new season as he battles to salvage his tarnished reputation.

Paris Club refund: 68% of states heed FG’s advice – survey

Many states governments across the federation, have utilised the second tranche of the Paris Club refund they received to clear the arrears of their serving and retired workers’ entitlements.

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President Buhari: Nigeria will prosper if we get infrastructure right

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will get better if needed infrastructure is put in place.
Lionel Messi has demanded that Barcelona should go all out for Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos who is currently on loan at Arsenal, according to report in Fox Sport.

Lionel Messi asks Barcelona to sign Real Madrid on loan star

Lionel Messi has demanded that Barcelona should go all out for Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos who is currently on loan at Arsenal, according to report in Fox Sport.
Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo government targets N20 billion monthly internally-generated revenue

This is a sharp departure from the IGR generations from the previous administrations in the state as records revealed that the state’s IGR during the era of Senator Abiola Ajimobi was between N2billion and N2.5billion.
DENNIS IDAHOSA

Minimum wage: Reps member commends federal government, labour for averting strike

The lawmaker reiterated that the National Assembly (NASS) had always been willing to come out with policies that would not be detrimental to the welfare of the Nigerian workers.
Jurgen Klopp has revealed the process behind Liverpool's successful pursuit of Virgil van Dijk last year, insisting the centre-back has already fulfilled his world-class potential.

Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool have nothing to lose in title race

Liverpool has nothing to lose in the Premier League title race despite amassing an eight-point lead after just eight games, according to defender Virgil van Dijk.