Joshua-Pulev fight may be moved — Promoter

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight against Kubrat Pulev on June 20 could be moved to July, says promoter Eddie Hearn. The 30-year-old Briton is due to defend his WBA, WBO and IBF belts at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. “We do have a potential date in July but, right now, we are hoping June 20 can remain the date,” Matchroom Boxing’s Hearn told Sky Sports. Bulgarian Pulev, 38, is the mandatory IBF challenger to take on Joshua. With the uncertainty around when the remaining games in domestic football will be completed because of the coronavirus outbreak, and the possibility the season could extend into the summer months, Hearn said he has had conversations with Tottenham to “make sure we’re all on the same page”. “We know we have the same strategy moving forward,” added Hearn. “Obviously the Premier League decision will play a big part in a number of sports. Plans to put new dates in place and that fight as well.” Joshua won the WBA, WBO and IBF belts back with a unanimous points victory over Andy Ruiz Jr last December. If the fight with Pulev does go ahead, it will be Joshua’s first bout in the United Kingdom since beating Alexander Povetkin at Wembley in September 2018. He was initially due to fight Pulev at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in October 2017 but the Bulgarian withdrew after suffering a shoulder injury in sparring, with Carlos Takam stepping in to replace him at 12 days’ notice.Tags: Anthony JoshuaBOXINGCoronavirusCOVID-19Eddie HearnIBFKubrat PulevWBAWBOWorld Heavyweight Title Fightlast_img read more

FC Goa co-owner Virat Kohli Wants to Invest Further in Indian Football

first_imgNew Delhi: His passion for the game of football is no secret, but India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli wants to go further with his love for the beautiful game and wishes to involve himself on a larger scale in improving the standard of the game in India post-retirement.Co-owner of FC Goa in the Indian Super League, Kohli feels the game has a lot of potential in the country and can actually reach the next level. And he wants to help in this endeavor once he hangs his boots.“Football has always intrigued me. I love it. I see myself being involved more, and at a larger scale. Football has huge potential in India and I want to see it grow to a great level. That would be amazing,” he told FIFA.com.With the number of countries in the 2026 edition of the World Cup increased to 48, quite a few teams will be looking to make it to the showpiece event. And Kohli believes the day isn’t far when the Indians will also be playing in the football World Cup.“Honestly, not far off. We have improved drastically in our football over the last three-four years. With new talent coming in to make the difference, and our skipper Sunil Chhetri leading the team with amazing composure and inspiration, I see us qualifying very soon for the World Cup,” he said.The cricket captain feels it is a shame that someone as talented as Chhetri hasn’t been able to play on the greatest stage.“It’s a sad fact to realize, especially after all that he’s done for the nation. If anyone deserves it, it’s him. And the team should rally behind that motivation and qualify, and dedicate it to him. He’s an absolute champion and an inspirational human being,” the batsman said. IANSAlso Read: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo Inspires Everyone, He is on Another Level’: Virat Kohlilast_img read more

WATCH: Pearl Washington hits game-winning halfcourt buzzer-beater as freshman

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments With Syracuse and then-No. 16 Boston College tied at 73 on Jan. 21, 1984, BC’s Martin Clark had a chance to put the Eagles ahead at the foul line with four seconds left. Clark missed his one shot, Syracuse’s Sean Kerins corralled the rebound and his outlet pass went to Dwayne “Pearl” Washington.Washington took three dribbles and heaved a prayer just past the mid-court line in his 11th game of his freshman season. It fell, the Carrier Dome erupted into a frenzy and Washington darted straight into the tunnel while on-court chaos ensued.It was the first standout moment in the career of one of the best players in Syracuse history. On Wednesday morning, Washington died at the age of 52 after a battle with brain cancer.Here’s the memorable shot that kicked off a memorable career.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Published on April 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more