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David Ssemujju Kavuma,Uganda’s last Boxer at 2021 Olympics defeated

David Ssemujju Kavuma,Uganda’s last Boxer at 2021 Olympics defeated

AFRICA, Boxing, JAPAN, OLYMPICS, Sports, TOKYO, UGANDA
Nemouchi won with all the judges’ score-cards reading 30-27, 30-27, 30-26, 30-27 and 30-27. Ssemujju and Nemouchi were meeting for a third time with the former having won in the first meeting at the 2019 All Africa games in Morocco. Nemouchi has now won the previous two fights. Bwogi was defeated 3-1 by Georgia’s Madiev Eskerkhan in their middleweight bout. Bwogi who displayed a spirited fight on Tuesday had received a bye to reach the Round of 16. On Monday, another Bomber David Ssemujju Kavuma was eliminated from the games after losing 5-0; 30-27, 30-27, 30-26, 30-27 and 30-27 to Algeria’s Younes Nemouchi in the Middleweight round of 32 bout. The other Bomber at the Olympics, Catherine Nanziri was beaten 5-0 on Sunday by Japanese female boxer Namiki Tsukumi. Nanziri was m...
Olympics:David Ssemujju’s loses to Algeria’s Nemouch Younes (5-0)

Olympics:David Ssemujju’s loses to Algeria’s Nemouch Younes (5-0)

AFRICA, Boxing, EAST AFRICA, OLYMPICS, Sports, TOKYO, UGANDA
David Ssemujju puts up an impressive fight but the judges give the win to Algeria’s Nemouch Younes (5-0) in the Men’s Middleweight Ssemujju who was Uganda’s main hope in the Africa Olympic Qualifier games in Dakar Senegal lost the semifinal to Nemouchi 4-1. Then, Nemouchi produced good backfoot boxing skills to overcome Ssemujju and hence all but ended his Olympics dream. Ssemujju later had to play a box-off, which he lost against Cameroonian Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue by split decision 3-2. His last chance was the Global Qualifiers in Paris which where later cancelled. The Ugandan had to secure a spot for the 2020 Olympic Games through the IOC Boxing Task Force thanks to his ranking.
Olympics: Uganda’s  Nanziri Loses To Tsukimi

Olympics: Uganda’s Nanziri Loses To Tsukimi

AFRICA, Boxing, JAPAN, Sports, TOKYO
She was eliminated at the round of 32 Uganda’s first ever female boxer at the Olympics Catherine Nanziri has been eliminated from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Nanziri put up a spirited fight but lost to Japanese Namiki Tsukimi.in a round of 32 bout played on Sunday morning, in the women’s Flyweight category category at the Kokugikan Arena, Tokyo. The Ugandan lady lost by split decision, losing 5-0 on the judges score cards in three rounds. Nanziri lost all three rounds with the judges’ score-cards reading 30-27, 30-27, 30-26, 30-27 and 30-27. Nanziri becomes the first Ugandan boxer to exit the games. David Ssemujju Kavuma will be in action tomorrow against Nemouchi Younes from Morocco in the Round of 32 of the Men’s middleweight category
James DeGale’s Olympic gold medal and MBE stolen during Euro 2020 final

James DeGale’s Olympic gold medal and MBE stolen during Euro 2020 final

ATTACK, Boxing, ENGLAND, EURO 2020, Sports
‘They are worthless to anyone other than me’ James DeGale has appealed for help after revealing the Olympic gold medal he won at the 2008 Beijing Games and his MBE were stolen from his parents’ house during the Euro 2020 final on Sunday evening. DeGale overcame Emilio Correa in the middleweight final, having previously defeated Mohamed Hikal, Shawn Estrada, Bakhtiyar Artayev and Darren Sutherland, to capture Britain’s only boxing gold of the Games 13 years ago. The Londoner was appointed MBE in the 2009 New Year Honours, but he posted images and a video on Instagram of someone dressed in black approaching the door of his parents’ house before obscuring the CCTV camera. The former two-time super-middleweight champion revealed the incident happened as England were playing It...
Floyd Mayweather Thanks Poirier for Beating McGregor After Cashing in Big on Winning Bet

Floyd Mayweather Thanks Poirier for Beating McGregor After Cashing in Big on Winning Bet

Boxing, GAMES, Sports
Floyd Mayweather has revealed details of a huge bet he placed on Dustin Poirier to beat old rival Conor McGregor at this weekend’s UFC 264. Poirier’s big win in Las Vegas’ trilogy fight occurred after a doctor’s stoppage was announced after McGregor appeared to have suffered from a cringe-worthy leg break at end of the first round. The victor, also known as “The Diamond” now takes a 2-1 lead in the rivalry against the Irishman, just six months after a memorable second-round stoppage at UFC 257 that saw Poirier earn a shot at the lightweight title which is currently held by Brazilian fighter, Charles Oliveira. Mayweather took to social media to celebrate Poirier and his win by posting a photo of a betting slip that showed his $50,000 USD bet on Poirier to win. The photo was accom...
Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 3: Bronze Bomber reacts to fight being postponed

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder 3: Bronze Bomber reacts to fight being postponed

Boxing, GAMES, Sports, USA
Deontay Wilder is far from pleased with the postponement of his trilogy fight against Tyson Fury. The two were scheduled to face off on the 24th of this month but the bout has been postponed due to the Gypsy King testing positive for COVID-19. The revised date for the fight is yet to be determined but it looks like it could be shifted to October due to scheduling conflicts in August and September. After Fury beat him via technical knockout in February 2020, Wilder was eager for a rematch which was initially scheduled to take place in July. However, it was postponed to October due to Wilder recovering from surgery and the COVID-19 pandemic.  The fight kept getting shifted and it later looked like Fury would take on Anthony Joshua before an arbitration judge ruled that h...
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy bout to be postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder trilogy bout to be postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak

Boxing, Sports, USA
The wait goes on. Fight fans will have to wait until later this year to see the trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the British heavyweight’s gym. Fury and Wilder were scheduled to share the ring for a third time later this month after ‘The Bronze Bomber’ exercised a rematch clause in his contract from the previous bout, which ended in a seventh round TKO victory for Fury. However, it’s now reported that Fury vs Wilder III is set to be postponed until early October after a Covid-19 outbreak in Fury’s gym. Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III to be postponed ESPN reports that Fury was one of several individuals at his gym to test positive for Covid-19, forcing all parties to scramble to find a new date which, apparently, is ...
Conor McGregor Vows To Slaughter ‘Scared Little Boy’ Dustin Poirier At UFC 264

Conor McGregor Vows To Slaughter ‘Scared Little Boy’ Dustin Poirier At UFC 264

Boxing, GAMES, Kick Boxing, Sports, USA
Despite losing his last fight to Dustin Poirier by TKO in January, Conor McGregor appears to be supremely confident that he’s going to beat him in their highly-anticipated trilogy encounter at UFC 264 on Saturday night. “He’s a corpse,” McGregor told The MacLife. “A dead body, a blank face that’s going to get his ass whooped and taken out on a stretcher.” So, what’s happened in the past six months that’s reinforced McGregor’s belief that he can avenge his previous loss to ‘The Diamond?’ McGregor says it’s his laser-focused training camp that’s the big difference from last time out. “[We] just focused on mixed martial arts, first of all,” McGregor said. “It was an 85 percent camp for boxing [before UFC 257], for Manny Pacquiao, that’s how the fight came about. It was going to ...
Conor McGregor vows to make Dustin Poirier pay for recent talk

Conor McGregor vows to make Dustin Poirier pay for recent talk

Boxing, Kick Boxing, Sports, USA
“That’s not going to be nice.” Conor McGregor has promised to punish Dustin Poirier for his comments in the build-up to their rubber match at UFC 264 next Saturday night. Poirier has given his fair share of interviews in recent months and discussed his trilogy fight against McGregor at length during a conversation with ESPN last week. Poirier mocked McGregor for his stance on takedowns and suggested that the Irishman “reeks of insecurity” going into their third and likely final bout, with the score standing at 1-1. Quick take for you and your team pal – You’s got pucked around in the clinch!Elbows, knees, shoulders, fists.Looking outside the cage for advice. #strikerturnedwreslter #dustybitch https://t.co/LstFtSylOb— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) Ju...
Tyson Fury insists Deontay Wilder “would knock out Anthony Joshua in first round”

Tyson Fury insists Deontay Wilder “would knock out Anthony Joshua in first round”

Boxing, Sports, USA
The Gypsy King Tyson Fury has claimed that upcoming opponent Deontay Wilder would knock out the unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in just one round Despite his heated rivalry with Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury has claimed that the Bronze Bomber would handle Anthony Joshua with ease, insisting that Wilder is “the most dangerous heavyweight in the world who would knock out Joshua in the first round.” Fury, who is currently slated to face Wilder on July 24th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, has regularly gone back-and-forth on which heavyweight contender he respects the most. The Gypsy King has previously labelled Wilder, Joshua and even Oleksandr Usyk as the second-best heavyweight boxer in the world. In an exclusive interview with Sky Sport...
Tyson Fury entourage declare “We won!” as Deontay Wilder team retreat from bizarre stand-off

Tyson Fury entourage declare “We won!” as Deontay Wilder team retreat from bizarre stand-off

Boxing, Sports
Tyson Fury’s team declared a victory at the press conference this week ahead of a first-ever world title defense for the two-time heavyweight champ. Fury is skeptical about what Deontay Wilder can alter ahead of their trilogy clash at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas next month. The WBC world heavyweight champion, nicknamed “The Gypsy King,” went face-to-face with Wilder for five minutes on Tuesday, believing nothing has changed between them. Wilder, the former long-time heavyweight champion who reigned for five years, squared off for a long and intense staredown in Los Angeles and looked relaxed in his surroundings. Nonetheless, Fury was unimpressed and said the American must change something to compete with him from the first bell. Complete with a new coach in tow,...
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder to go face-to-face tonight ahead of trilogy fight

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder to go face-to-face tonight ahead of trilogy fight

Boxing, GAMES, Sports, USA
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are set to go face-to-face tonight at the first press event for their trilogy fight, scheduled for July 24th. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are expected to meet tonight at the first press conference for thei upcoming trilogy contest, currently slated for the 24th of July. The conference is set to take place in Los Angeles, California, and will kick off at about 9pm BST. Provided both men show up, it will be the first time the pair have met in person since their 2020 rematch. Fury and Wilder have shared the stage at many previous press events for their other two contests. However, there is a sense that tonight may see the two heavyweight giants clash more than ever before. While the rivalry between the Gypsy King and the Bronze Bomber al...
Adesanya beats Vettori to defend middleweight title at UFC 263

Adesanya beats Vettori to defend middleweight title at UFC 263

Boxing, GAMES, Kick Boxing, Sports
Israel Adesanya dominated Vettori at UFC 263 Saturday night, earning a unanimous decision to remain undefeated in the middleweight division. The crafty UFC middleweight star left no doubt in the rematch, pummeling Vettori with a flurry of kicks to the head and legs to defend his title. Adesanya (21-1) kept out of reach from Vettori's powerful punches most of the night and used his feet effectively, keeping the Italian fighter off balance. The Nigeria-born New Zealander won 50-45 on all three judges' scorecards in the third full-capacity UFC event. "I'm slowly starting to accept it as a great performance, but right now, I just wanted to punch him in the face more, but credit to him and his boxing coach, I'll say they improved their boxing a bit, so I think they thought tha...
Ringside Seat: Shakur Stevenson takes another step toward the top at junior lightweight

Ringside Seat: Shakur Stevenson takes another step toward the top at junior lightweight

Boxing, Sports
LAS VEGAS -- Shakur Stevenson nonchalantly sat on the stage rocking a gray Nike hoodie, black basketball shorts and a New York Yankees hat cocked to one side at his prefight news conference, when his opponent on Saturday -- Jeremiah Nakathila -- said something that made Stevenson quickly turn his head in surprise. Nakathila, a massive underdog for Saturday's main event (ESPN and ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET), said that he plans to surprise everyone by destroying Stevenson and believes he can knock out anyone in the 130-pound division. Stevenson asked him to repeat his statement, and then he interjected. "I'm going to beat the s--- out of him." Some laughs filtered in from the crowd in the Virgin Hotels auditorium Thursday. Nakathila, who has a job as a police officer in his home of Namib...
Floyd Mayweather earned $1.5m per punch in Logan Paul exhibition fight

Floyd Mayweather earned $1.5m per punch in Logan Paul exhibition fight

Boxing, GAMES, Sports
Floyd Mayweather earned north of $60m following his fight against Jake Paul in which the undefeated boxer threw 43 punches as he tried to KO his opponent Floyd Mayweather earned a staggering $1.5million per punch in his exhibition bout with Logan Paul. The retired boxer returned to the ring to take on the YouTube sensation in Miami in a fight that sold one million pay-per-view buys in the United States, Paul surprisingly lasted all eight rounds to hear the final bell with Mayweather unable to knock out his inexperienced opponent despite dominating the contest. The undefeated fighter threw 43 punches during the fight meaning every time he did so he was earning over $1m. Paul's purse is believed to be $14m and so earned $500,000 for each of the 28 punches he threw. ...
Eight rounds in exhibition pay-per-view for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul’s fight

Eight rounds in exhibition pay-per-view for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul’s fight

Boxing, GAMES, Sports
Floyd Mayweather says "he had fun" exchanging blows with Logan Paul during their eight-round exhibition match Sunday." I had fun … He's better than I thought he was," Mayweather said after the fight Sunday, saying Paul knew how to use his weight to his advantage. "He's a tough, rough competitor … I was surprised by him tonight." The pay-per-view event, which was broadcast on Showtime Sunday from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, was deemed a draw. The highly anticipated sporting event didn't go without technical difficulties. Some people said they had trouble streaming the highly publicized fight. "We are aware that some customers have been having trouble accessing tonight's Pay Per View event on SHOWTIME.com," a spokesperson for Showtime told CNN in an email statement on Sunda...
Uganda’s first female boxer ready for Tokyo Olympic Games this summer

Uganda’s first female boxer ready for Tokyo Olympic Games this summer

Boxing, OLYMPICS, Sports, Uganda Olympic Committe
As Uganda gears to participate in the sport of boxing at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Catherine Nanziri will be the first-ever female boxer to represent the East African nation. The budding athlete and trailblazer hopes to inspire other girls who aspire to greatness. The young impressive has worked hard to get to this point. "I feel proud of myself because it is a prayer that every sportier could have prayed to go for the Olympic Games and being the chance that I am the first female boxer it has given me a good profile depending on the sport and the future." Ugandan athletes have typically excelled in the sport of boxing -- always with great chances at bringing home medals. Nanziri qualified for the big games based on ranking twelfth in the world and fourth ...
A murder the world witnessed: How sport joined the fight for change

A murder the world witnessed: How sport joined the fight for change

ADVOCACY, Boxing, FIFA, Football, Formula 1, GAMES, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, Moto GP, Motorsport, Sports, TENNIS
Produced and written by Miriam Walker-Khan | BBC SPORTS n 25 May 2020, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis by a man whose job was to protect the public.  The whole world witnessed as video footage of white police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck went viral. Millions around the globe saw a 46-year-old black man brutally restrained for more than nine minutes.  They heard him say more than 20 times that he could not breathe.  They heard him plead for his mother.  They watched as Chauvin kept a knee pressed down on his neck. George Floyd was motionless by the time the ambulance arrived, and an hour later he was pronounced dead.  It wasn’t the first example of police brutality caught on film, but what made this di...
Floyd Mayweather could ruin his legacy if he is embarrassed by Logan Paul in their exhibition bout, says Carl Froch

Floyd Mayweather could ruin his legacy if he is embarrassed by Logan Paul in their exhibition bout, says Carl Froch

Boxing, Sports, USA, WBF
"You do think, 'Oh what if Mayweather ruins his whole legacy by losing to a YouTuber?' That's the appeal," Carl Froch questions whether Floyd Mayweather is risking his reputation in exhibition bout against Logan Paul Floyd Mayweather could 'ruin his whole legacy' if the boxing legend is embarrassed by YouTube superstar Logan Paul in their exhibition bout, says Carl Froch. The five-weight world champion collides with the social media sensation in an epic exhibition bout in Miami on Sunday June 6, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Mayweather dominated the sport for decades while compiling a perfect 50-0 record, but Sky Sports expert Froch has questioned whether the 44-year-old is risking his reputation. "We could find out if Logan Paul can fight a little bit when he's in th...
Former Uganda National team Boxing captain Isaac Ssenyange aka Zebra Mando has been shot dead.

Former Uganda National team Boxing captain Isaac Ssenyange aka Zebra Mando has been shot dead.

AFRICA, Boxing, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
Kampala,Uganda: Mando was attacked by unknown gunmen in the late hours of Tuesday night at his home in Bwaise, Kampala. “Unknown gunmen kicked the door, put the wife on gun point before shooting Mando who was trying to escape and save his life,Zebra Mando was currently the Head of General Duties of Uganda Boxing Federation Head at the time of his death. Uganda Boxing Federation President (UBF) Moses Muhangi posted: “I am saddened by the brutal passing of MY MAN, My friend, My Everything. Till we meet again. RIP Zebra.” The former middleweight champion, Mando captained the Bombers in 2011 at the All Africa Games. Last year, Mando had organised to make a return to the ring with a fight against 41-year-old Anton Sjomkin in a Light heavyweight non title in Russia. The box...
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