Fury Fears Ruiz Jr may Ruin All-British Heavyweight Fight with Joshua

first_img“Once you do that, everything will take care of itself because you’re the guvnor of the division. “That’s why it’s such a monstrous fight.“Can he come back from defeat? Yes of course he can. But it is so important to bounce back and beat Ruiz Jr, and go down in history. He is so focused, and so is Ruiz Jr.“Joshua has become a real student of the game in this camp, and he needs to do that to beat Ruiz Jr who is going to be confident, fast, powerful.“This will be a historic moment for the heavyweight division.“Those other guys can say what they want because, right now, we have our blinkers on.”Joshua aims to avenge defeat to Ruiz Jr and claim back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles on December 7, in Saudi Arabia.Fury, who appears at WWE Crown Jewel on Thursday night against Braun Strowman but plans to return to the boxing ring to rematch Deontay Wilder in early-2020, dismissed hopes that he might face Joshua eventually.“Well, if he gets knocked out again there’s no chance, is there, that’s for sure,” Fury told Sky Sports.“If we were to fight, if he did win this fight, then all my fights have to be in America now, so unless they’re willing to travel to the US, which after his last visit I don’t think he’ll be too happy on going, then it’s not happening any time soon, that’s for sure.“Not very near future no, but never say never.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Anthony Joshua Anthony Joshua has his “blinkers on” despite Tyson Fury’s latest jibe as he prepares for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr, promoter Eddie Hearn has said.Fury claimed “if he gets knocked out again there’s no chance” of an all-British battle against long-time rival Joshua, which Hearn admits “will always be a big fight”.“This is the first time that we have ever gone into a fight where we couldn’t care less about Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “The only thing that matters is beating Ruiz Jr.last_img read more

Brendan Cummins defends controversial free take shoot out

first_imgA former Tipperary goal keeper has defended the use of the free take shoot out which was needed to seperate Limerick and Clare at the Gaelic grounds yesterday.The Treaty County secured their place in the semi finals of the National Hurling League after Colin Ryan hit the winner in a free take contest.It was required as the sides finished level at 4-21 to 33 points after two periods of addition time. Banner boss Donal Maloney said it was no way to finish a game. But speaking with Ronan Quirke on Extra Time last night, former Tipp keeper Brendan Cummins said he would like to see more players on the field taking frees. Photo: All Ireland Poc Fada Championships, Facebooklast_img read more

Sellas calls up 30 players into Satellites

first_imgSellas Tetteh names his first team since becoming Black Satellites coach as he calls up 30 players for camping.The selected players will head for the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence at Prampram on January 8, 2013 for the exercise.The camping is part of preparations towards the impending African Youth Championship in Algeria.The Ghana Football Association last month appointed Sellas as coach of the U-20 men’s national team.Sellas, who led Ghana to African and World title success in the 2009 U-20 Championships will lead the Black Satellites to the African finals in Algeria.Ghana will face hosts Algeria in Group A of the Africa U20 Championship. The Black Satellites are also drawn against Benin and Egypt in the group for the tournament in March.Selected playersGoalkeepers Felix Annan (Kotoko) Muntari Tagoe ( Medeama) Micheal Sai (Berekum Chelsea) Eric Ofori-Antwi (Amidaus)Defenders Jeremiah Arkorful ( Tema Youth) Richmond Nketiah (Medeama) Lawrence Lartey (AshantiGold) Ahmed Adams (Berekum Chelsea) Kofi Koomson (Amidaus) David Small-Boy Korbah (Kotoko) Joseph Attamah (Tema Youth) Christopher Bonney and Vincent Atinga Addae (Dwarfs) Thomas Abbey (Hearts of Oak)Midfielders Seidu Salifu and Emmanuel Gyamfi (Wa All Stars) Moses Odjer and Derrick Mensah (Tema Youth) Micheal Anaba and Prince Baffoe (Kotoko) Kwame Boahene and Kennedy Ashia (Liberty) Jacob Appau (Medeama) Fatawu Safiu (Inter Allies) Strikers Isaac Osae and Benjamin Fadi (Heart of Lions) Francis Narh (Tema Youth) Ebenezer Assifuah (Liberty) Ollenu Ashittey (Heart of Oak) Sulley Mohammed (King Faisal)last_img read more

Eagles QB Josh McCown makes NFL playoff debut with his 8th team — can you name them all?

first_imgYour knowledge of NFL jerseys should tell you he played for the Buccaneers, Raiders, Lions, Bears and Browns. The Dolphins remind us he was on that team during the 2008 offseason. He also spent time with the 49ers but didn’t make that roster in 2011. One of the two missing teams, then, are the Cardinals, who drafted him in the third round in 2002 (No. 81 overall) out of Sam Houston State — which was his second college football team after SMU. The other is the Panthers, of course based in Charlotte, where he makes his home.One more thing: When McCown wasn’t in the NFL in 2010, the native Texan played for the Hartford Colonials of the short-lived United Football League. He has been everywhere, man.Super Bowl MVP and Hall of Famer Kurt Warner was the unlikeliest playoff QB in the NFL’s 100-year history. Put McCown No. 1 on that list now. It only took Josh McCown 17 years in the NFL and eight teams to quarterback a team in the NFL playoffs. McCown, born July 4, 1979, became the third player 40 or older to play during 2020 wild-card weekend, joining the Patriots’ Tom Brady and the Saints’ Drew Brees, who both lost. McCown came off the bench for the Eagles on Sunday after Carson Wentz suffered a head injury midway through the first quarter against the Seahawks. MORE: Updated playoff bracket for AFC, NFCAfter Philadelphia didn’t re-sign Nick Foles and chose not to roll with an oft-injured Nate Sudfeld as Wentz’s top backup, it signed McCown on Aug. 17. While serving as Wentz’s new No. 2 all season, McCown also worked as an assistant coach for his two sons’ high school football team at Myers Park in Charlotte, N.C.Before 2019, McCown played for seven other teams from 2002-18, spending one year out of the league in 2010.Can you name them all? Hint: The Eagles are his fifth NFC team. He spent only one season with three of the teams. He has played in the NFC East, NFC North, NFC South, AFC East, AFC North and AFC West, missing only the NFC West. With his career 23-53 regular-season record as a starter, he finished .500 with only one of those teams.The good news is, if you’re stumped about his non-Philadelphia stops, his daughter and her friends should have provided some major hints more than three years ago.When your daughter has jersey day at school and she doesn’t have enough friends to wear all the teams #2missing pic.twitter.com/KJ7jN6jN8d— Josh McCown (@JoshMcCown12) October 7, 2016VIDEO: Emotional McCown thanks family in postgame commentsFor sure not pictured was the Eagles. Or the Jets, for whom McCown played from 2017-18.last_img read more