Joshua approached to stage defense in Congo

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has been approached to stage what could be the next “Rumble in the Jungle.” The nation that staged Muhammad Ali’s legendary title win over George Foreman in 1974, is now looking to stage a card headlined by Joshua. “[Promoter Eddie Hearn] is exploring an option in [Congo]. There has been an approach,” Joshua’s manager Freddie Cunningham told Sky Sports. Joshua has not fought in the UK since 2018. He was stopped in seven rounds by Andy Ruiz in June, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and then earlier this month he traveled to Saudi Arabia to outbox Ruiz over twelve rounds to reclaim the heavyweight crown. Tottenham’s new stadium in London is being discussed as the current leading location for Joshua’s next fight. IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev is currently the leading candidate to challenge Joshua in his next fight. “For the next fight, Africa is not the right time. But at some point he 100 percent wants it,” Cunningham said. “It went so well in Saudi that they will want to be kept in the loop. And there are always options in the UK – Tottenham’s stadium is great and local to where AJ grew up.” Hearn had previously stated that his superstar fighter was pretty focused on making the first defense, of his second reign, in the UK. “There are a lot of options internationally, but he does want to box back in the UK,” Hearn said. “[Tottenham] would be keen to do it and it would be a nice stadium to do it in London.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaCongoEddie HearnFreddie CunninghamGeorge ForemanMuhammad Alilast_img read more

Taylor Hall trade rumors: Arizona Coyotes emerge as possible trade destination

first_imgThe Arizona Coyotes are “definitely interested” in trading for New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Thursday on “Insider Trading.”Hall’s name has been in the rumor mill since reports surfaced that Devils GM Ray Shero was fielding calls for the 2017-18 Hart Trophy winner. Arizona reportedly isn’t the only team interested in the 28-year-old forward. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, during the same broadcast, offered up the Colorado Avalanche as a team with possible interest.MORE: Four possible teams interested in a Taylor Hall trade LeBrun, however, added that Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic told him that he needs to see his team healthy (the Avs have battled multiple injuries to top players) and how its chemistry is before engaging in serious trade talks.Hall can become an unrestricted free agent next season, which could be a very appealing situation for a team looking for a quick fix to make a Stanley Cup run or a team that wants to see how Hall meshes with its squad.The Devils’ asking price for a trade is still unknown, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on Thursday’s broadcast. New Jersey is leaving its expectations for a return “wide-open,” he added. McKenzie also said the “conventional wisdom” is that New Jersey could get back “a first-round pick, an A-plus prospect, a young player and maybe a conditional first-round pick” if the acquiring team signs Hall to a long-term contract.last_img read more

Failures for Gayle, Brathwaite as Delhi lose opener

first_imgBANGALORE, India (CMC):Both superstars Chris Gayle and Carlos Brathwaite failed to fire as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) handed Delhi Daredevils a 15-run defeat in their opening game of the new Indian Premier League season here yesterday.Playing at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the left-handed Gayle never got going and made only six, as RCB rallied to 157 for eight off their 20 overs after opting to bat.He perished in the fourth over, slicing a full toss from seamer Chris Morris at mid-off.However, Kedar Jadhav top-scored with 69 from 37 balls with five fours and five sixes while captain Shane Watson got 24, to push the hosts up to a competitive total.Brathwaite’s medium pace proved expensive as he conceded 29 runs from his two overs without taking a wicket.In reply, Delhi never really made a fist of it and ended on 142 for nine, with Rishabh Pant top-scoring with 57 from 36 deliveries with three fours and four sixes.Brathwaite once again failed to deliver, bowled for one, missing a heave at leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the 15th over, with Delhi needing a mere 45 runs from 31 deliveries.last_img read more