Tyson Fury’s record is ‘laughable’ in comparison to Anthony Joshua, says promoter Eddie Hearn | Boxing News

first_imgHearn said: “AJ has consistently proved that he will fight all-comers – mandatory challengers, unified champions, future hall of famers.“Anybody, and now he’s doing it again, and that’s why when you talk about Usyk, he will fight Usyk no problems at all, but he wants to fight Tyson Fury.“He wants to prove he’s the best heavyweight in the world and undisputed or not, we will do everything we can to make sure it is. Not one person can have any doubt after that fight, who the baddest man on the planet is.” Joshua believes victory over the ‘dangerous’ Pulev could set up huge fights “Fighting for the WBC would be an honour. It’s a prestigious belt, it’s one that I’m keen on getting my hands on.“When the time is right, the opportunity will present itself.”Referring to Pulev, Joshua added: “He wants the titles and he wants to beat me.“That’s what he possesses – hunger and motivation. I’ve got to take away that motivation and suppress that confidence.“That’s how you beat somebody, by breaking their soul.” Tyson Fury’s list of opponents is “laughable” in comparison to Anthony Joshua who will prove himself as “the baddest man on the planet”, says promoter Eddie Hearn.- Advertisement – Tyson Fury has delayed his return to the ring Tyson Fury has delayed his return to the ring

Bulldog Grapplers Compete At EIAC Meet

first_imgThe Batesville High School Wrestling team ended their regular season by competing in the EIAC Wrestling Tournament.Despite having only bringing 8 wrestlers the Bulldogs were able to land 6 placers. Sophmore JT Linkel placed the highest on the team with a 4th place finish picking up a pin and a tech fall in the process. Receiving 5th place finishes were Senior Dallas Lamping with 2 wins, Sophmore Ethan Gibbs with 1 pin, and Junior Abram Garcia with a pin as well. Finishing 6th was Sophmores Mason Green picking up a pin and Nick Nobbe with 1 victory. Also competing were Sophmores Axel Garcia and Drew Grarbarini.Next Saturday the Bulldogs travel to Franklin County for Sections to begin the state series.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller.last_img read more

Pardew instilling belief at Palace

first_img Press Association The Eagles were defeated 2-1 on Saturday by London rivals Arsenal but outplayed Arsene Wenger’s side for large periods of the game and came within inches of snatching a late draw when Glenn Murray’s stoppage-time header came back off the post. Pardew hailed the performance as the best he has seen since taking charge at Selhurst Park at the turn of the year and – with victories over Liverpool and Tottenham behind them – the former Newcastle boss insists his side can take on all comers if they have the self-confidence to do so. “The message in our dressing room was that we have to come out and play a more competitive game even against the top teams and be brave,” he said. “I was proud that they took it to Arsenal and we can lean on that. That’s one thing that we can take from the game, lean on the fact that we took the game to Arsenal, and in that framework we had individual players that can hurt teams. So we have got more here than we think we have, in my opinion. And I keep trying to stress that to the team. “We have that individual ability within the group, I genuinely believe. It was a hard call to get beat here today by this team. It’s just in the way you set up the team and the strategy and philosophy that you’re putting in front of them. “To go and take the game to Arsenal. We did that from the moment the game kicked off and the possession today doesn’t surprise me.” With the likes of Jason Puncheon, Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie, Palace have the pace and trickery to test the best defences in the league and Pardew felt he saw the first glimpses of the players feeling they can take it to the likes of Arsenal. “I think we should have a little more confidence in what we have in the dressing room, and I think that showed,” he added. “They believed it today for the first time since I’ve been here. We’ve won games because we’ve been resilient and we do have attacking flair on the break. “But we can also mix it and take it to the opposition and I was very proud of the team today that they believed they could do it, and they almost did achieve it. “We’ve still got lots to do. I’m pleased that they believe they can take a game to the likes of Arsenal because we’ve got some big clubs to come here still in Manchester United and Man City, and we can mix it with them and we’ve got to believe that. Of course the next three games are in and around that mid-table and we’ve got to exploit that situation.” center_img Alan Pardew is instilling a belief among his Crystal Palace squad that they are capable of beating any of the Premier League elite. last_img read more

Corned beef thief deported to Guyana

first_imgA 51-year-old Guyanese man was on Tuesday ordered to leave Barbados after pleading guilty to theft in theJohnny Harington WorrellDistrict A Magistrates’ Court.Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sergeant issued the deportation order to Johnny Harington Worrell, who has been living in Barbados illegally for the past 11 years.Worrell, who resided in Deacons Road, St Michael, was charged with stealing one can of corned beef valued at Bds$5, two cans of tuna worth Bds$6.20 and three cans of condensed milk valued Bds$11.55 from A1 Supermarket Limited.He was arrested Monday after security personnel responded to a report that a man was seen concealing items “on his person”.The tuna was found in spandex-like underpants while the other items were found in the small of his back under a vest.According to a report, the accused arrived in Barbados in December 2004 and applied for an extension to stay in the country until June the following year.However, he failed to regularise his status when it expired on August 31, 2005.last_img read more

Tourism a doubleedged sword for Myanmar

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A As Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to formally take her seat in Parliament next week, ready to welcome tourists to the country, some are asking if Myanmar is ready (and willing) to accept the almost inevitable ‘bad’ tourist for the good.The region is well-known for tourism, with Thailand consistently ranking high on travelers’ bucket lists and Myanmar’s own tourism revenue doubling to US$319 million last year compared to 2008, the International Herald Tribune reported.However, according to Tourism Transparency founder Andrea Valentin, Myanmar must tread carefully if following in the footsteps of its neighbors. “The lessons to learn are pretty straightforward: If Burma wants to have more prostitutes than monks in the country, then they should follow Thailand’s tourism development approach,” Ms Valentin told online news site The Irawaddy.Last year, the National League for Democracy, Ms Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, said they would welcome tourists “keen to promote the welfare of the common people and the conservation of the environment”.This is a long way from Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi’s protest in 1999 when she said, “Burma will be here for many years, so tell your friends to visit us later. Visiting now is tantamount to condoning the regime”.Things have changed in the thirteen years since, with the United States this week easing restrictions on the operation of non-governmental groups in Myanmar and with international wholesalers itching to bring tourists to the country.Meanwhile, the world is watching and advocacy and rights groups remain vigilant.Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation executive director Rachel Durchslag wrote in the Huffington Post of the dangers of sex tourism, stating that “many of those being purchased for sex are victims of human trafficking or individuals with extremely limited life options”.The travel industry too is more aware of the sometimes subsequent evils of tourism and the industry’s unique role to identify practices such as human trafficking.Non-profit Airline Ambassadors Incorporated (AAI) and its staunch supporter International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) have come together to bring about an industry-specific human trafficking awareness program.“ITMI is proud to be working closely with AAI, to provide tourism industry professionals with the tools to recognize suspicious behavior and report it to the Transportation Security Administration or other law enforcement authorities,” ITMI chief executive Ted Bravos said.At the recent ITMI symposium, ITMI together with the tour directors in attendance raised enough money to build a safe house, which will be dedicated in Haiti later this year. Myanmar’s stunning temples, beaches and landscapes are luring tourists from across the globe. last_img read more