Anthony Joshua drops crucial hint ahead of heavyweight bout

March 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Anthony Joshua says he will retire from boxing if he loses against Jermaine Franklin on Saturday at the O2 Arena. The two-time world champion is making his return to the ring this weekend to face the American heavyweight after successive defeats to Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua will be looking to win his first professional fight since December 2020 but has admitted Read More

Again, Edward beats Usman to retain UFC title

March 19, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Leon Edwards sent a statement to all the doubters and the welterweight division at UFC 286, defeating Kamaru Usman in their trilogy fight by majority decision. Fighting in front of the London crowd at the O2 Arena certainly didn’t hurt. But it was Edwards, skills and endurance that helped carry him to the decision win. Usman attempted to pressure Edwards Read More

Mike Tyson swims in another rape scandal

January 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Mike Tyson already did time in prison after he was found fguilty of rape back in 1992, he was sentenced to six years but was released in 1995 for good hebavior. Tyson has struggled with guilt and remorse for the actions he committed back then, but the story seems to continue. Another rape victim is suing Mike Tyson for allegedly Read More

Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba subdues unbeaten opponent in heavyweight clash

January 15, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Efe Ajagba ended Stephan Shaw’s unbeaten record after securing victory via unanimous decision in a tight heavyweight contest in New York. Ajagba (17-1, 13 KOs) re-established himself as a contender to watch after a solid display during a largely uneventful encounter at Turning Stone Resort Casino, with all three judges scoring the 10-round clash 96-94 in favour of the Nigerian. Read More

Tyson Fury subdues Derek Chisora again, retains WBC heavyweight title

December 4, 2022 BBC 0

Tyson Fury retained his WBC world heavyweight title, brutally stopping Derek Chisora to set up a potential undisputed bout with Oleksandr Usyk. Fury, 34, maintained his unbeaten record in front of 59,769 people at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Fellow Briton Chisora, 38, was hurt repeatedly by the dominant champion and the referee waved off the one-sided contest in the 10th round. Read More

Anthony Joshua slips in latest WBA ranking

November 28, 2021 Mirror 0

Anthony Joshua has faced a drop in the WBA rankings and is now rated at No.5 after his defeat by Oleksandr Usyk. ‘AJ’ was dominated by the tricky Ukrainian during his defeat in September which led to him losing his unified world titles. He was heavily criticised in the aftermath of his lacklustre performance and is now facing a revenge mission Read More

Breaking: Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder in trilogy bout, retains WBC heavyweight title (PICTURES)

October 10, 2021 Editor 0

Tyson Fury delivered a thrilling 11th-round knockout against Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC heavyweight crown as their trilogy bout produced another classic on an electric night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Twenty months since Fury dethroned the American, the 33-year-old had to show all his resolve and resilience to extend his undefeated professional record to 32 fights Read More

CSP Yakubu congratulates new KBFN President

October 1, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Former President of Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria (KBFN), CSP Abubakar Yakubu, has congratulated Mr. Wilson Okon Godwin on his election as the new president of the body. At the National Sports Federations election held on Thursday in Abuja, Godwin, who emerged victorious to lead the board of KBFN for the next four years, until his election, was the technical director Read More

How teenage boxer died days after knockout

September 4, 2021 BBC 0

A teenage boxer has died, five days after being knocked out in a professional fight. Mexican welterweight Jeanette Zacarias Zapata, 18, was knocked down in the fourth round against Marie Pier Houle at the GVM Gala International in Montreal on Saturday. She appeared to have a seizure after being dazed by a left uppercut and a right hook and was Read More

Kickboxing is future of combat sports in Nigeria – CSP Yakubu

August 28, 2021 Administrator 0

The new-found fervour for kickboxing in Nigeria has continued to elicit unbridled enthusiasm amongst lovers of combat sports. Recently, kickboxing was given a ratified status as an Olympic sport by IOC, and stakeholders opined that this feat was not for nothing. Speaking with journalists in Lagos recently, Chairman Caretaker Committee of Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria (KBFN), CSP Abubakar Yakubu stated Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Sambawa thumbs up Nigeria’s performance, wants more investment in sport, youth unemployment

August 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Former Minister of Sports and Social development, Saidu Samaila Sambawa, believes that in Sunday Dare, the federal government has found the most capable individual, with the capacity to curb youth restiveness through sports.  Speaking from his base in the United States of America, Sambawa, praised the Oyo state-born administrator for achieving so much in just under two years and advised Read More

Joshua, Fury to fight in specially-built stadium – Hearn

May 14, 2021 Administrator 0

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have finalised the date for their undisputed heavyweight championship clash and will meet in a specially-created stadium, the promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said. Joshua and Fury’s fight will be on August 14 in Saudi Arabia and was described by Hearn as “a done deal” although it is yet to be officially confirmed by both sides. Read More

We’ll take Lagos Rugby to desired heights – Larinde Williams

April 27, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

The gentleman’s game of rugby is about to receive the much needed lift in Lagos state. This was revealed by Hon. Larinde Williams in an interview with Sports Chronicle Magazine. According to Williams who was recently appointed Chairman of Lagos State Rugby Association, the game has somewhat suffered a seeming apathy by sports enthusiasts in the state in recent times. Read More

UFC to fight in Africa in 2022 in honour of Kanaru Usman

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As Nigerian born African champion, Kanaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal to retain world MMA title as the world welterweight champion in the early hours of Sunday 25th April 2021 (WAT), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to stage the 2022 champions fight in Africa in honour of the current champion.  Following Kamaru Usman’s electrifying title defense, at the weekend, the Read More

Fake news: Youth and Sports Ministry debunks N4bn approval for 20th NSF

April 10, 2021 Editor 0

The federal ministry of youth and sports development has debunked report that the sum of N4 billion was approved for the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin, Edo state capital. Reacting to the report, an official of the ministry said in line with the trust of the present administration, monies approved for the competition would be judiciously used. Read More

Whyte revenge Povetkin in heavyweight rematch, may face Wilder

March 28, 2021 Skysports 0

Dillian Whyte flattened Alexander Povetkin with a huge left hook after an inspired performance to gain redemption in their rematch in Gibraltar on Saturday night. Whyte had Povetkin on the brink of a knockout throughout their second heavyweight battle and closed the show dramatically, returning the favour after he lost to the Russian last year. A fight that balanced destruction Read More

Mayweather to help Joshua prepare for Fury fight

March 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Floyd Mayweather plans to work with Anthony Joshua ahead of his £200million mega-fight with Tyson Fury. Mayweather was ringside last December to watch Joshua retain his heavyweight world titles by knocking out Kubrat Pulev. He was heard offering tactical advice during the fight and visited the champion’s dressing room afterwards. And as Joshua and Fury finally put pen to paper Read More

Ex-boxing legend, Hagler, is dead

March 14, 2021 Editor 0

Boxing legend Marvin Hagler, the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, died on Saturday at age 66, his wife said. In a posting on the famed fighter’s Facebook page, Kay G. Hagler said her husband passed away at the family home in Bartlett, New Hampshire. “I am sorry to make a very sad announcement. Today unfortunately my beloved husband Read More

Nigeria at the threshold of a basketballing superpower

December 16, 2020 Administrator 0

Many sport enthusiasts for years have been longing for the time another game would, if not, push football from the zenith of most favourite sport in the country, or match its popularity and influence. During the golden age of boxing in the 1950s and 1960s with the prowess displayed by the likes of Hogan ‘Kid’ Bassey and Dick Tiger, many Read More

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World title fight: Lopez overcomes Lomachenko in Las Vegas

October 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

Teofimo Lopez beat Vasyl Lomachenko by a unanimous points decision in Las Vegas to become the undisputed world lightweight champion. The American’s win over the Ukrainian means he now adds the WBA, WBO and WBC ‘Franchise’ titles to his IBF belt. Lopez, 23, dominated the first half of the fight and, despite a late rally by Lomachenko, was awarded a Read More