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‘I’ll knockout Deontay Wilder before the 7th round’ – Anthony Joshua boasts

Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has boasted that he will knockout WBC champion, Deontay Wilder before the seventh round whenever they fight.
AJ recently scored a unanimous points victory over Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim his WBA, IBF and WBO belts, and fancies his chances against Wilder – the acclaimed baddest man in the heavyweight division with 97 per cent knockout rate.
The duo are expected to fight in a grudge match this year, but this will depend on the outcome of the Wilder-Tyson Fury’s rematch in February.
Speaking with Sky Sports on Wilder’s win over Ortiz, Joshua boated:
“He wouldn’t be there to do that in the seventh round. I would go in to knock him out. It’s heavyweight against a heavyweight, champion against champion.
“This is a serious fight, so I ain’t going to go in there to try and outbox him for 12 rounds, because of his punching power as well. I’ve got to go in there and take him out. Don’t let him get too comfortable in the ring with me.”
Joshua said he had been able to claim four belts in the space of 20 fights while Wilder has only one belt despite over 40 fights.
“We’ve done it, we’ve unified it, in the space of 20 odd fights. He’s had 40 odd fights. How come he hasn’t managed to unify the division yet? If he’s looking for it, we’re the ones to do it with, and we’re not hard to find. We’ve got a great team behind us, so reach out.
“Even though there are two at the minute, I’ll let the people decide who they think is the real heavyweight champion right now. I always say, we’re in the same division, the same era, that fight has to happen.
“We just put on an amazing event. We’re going to do another amazing event god willing in the new year. He can come and be part of history. We’re trying to achieve big things in boxing and to add Wilder to my list would be an honour,” Joshua told Sky Sports.
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Super Falcons Goalkeeper, Chiamaka, Named Best Female Goalkeeper In Africa

Her
performance this year also earned her a nomination in the Confederation
of African Football shortlist for the African Women’s Player of the
Year.
Chiamaka Nnadozie
Chiamaka Nnadozie

Super Falcons goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie has been named the best
goalkeeper in Africa, and the 14th best goalkeeper in the World by the
International Federation of Football History and Statistics.
The 19 year Old caught the eye of fans and critics at the 2019 FIFA
Women’s World Cup in France earlier this year, playing in three games
for the Super Falcons including the 2-0 win over South Korea where she
became the youngest ever goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a Women’s
World Cup game.
 
Her performance this year also earned her a nomination in the
Confederation of African Football shortlist for the African Women’s
Player of the Year, alongside 3 time winner Asisat Oshoala and Forward,
Uchenna Kanu.
Nnadozie currently plays in the Nigeria Women’s football League for
Rivers Angels but is reported to be in talks for a move to Wolfsburg in
the German Women’s Bundesliga.
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Another Premier League Manager Sacked After Unai Emery

The decision
was taken after Sanchez Flores met with chief executive and chairman
Scott Duxbury along with owner Gino Pozzo on Sunday.
Unai Emery
Watford have sacked Quique Sanchez Flores, just 85 days after he was re-appointed for a second spell at the Premier League club.
Flores, who replaced Javi Gracia after four games of the league season, won just one of his 10 Premier League matches.
Watford
suffered their eighth league defeat in a 2-1 loss against Southampton on
Saturday, which saw them remain bottom of the table on eight points and
six adrift of safety.
The decision
was taken after Sanchez Flores met with chief executive and chairman
Scott Duxbury along with owner Gino Pozzo on Sunday.
“Quique
is a man of great integrity and it was clear how much he wanted to have a
positive impact, but ultimately results have dictated our decision.
“The
appointment of a new head coach is imminent, and with nearly two-thirds
of the season remaining, we will provide all the support necessary to
make the coming months successful,”
 Duxbury said in a club statement. 
Arsenal also parted ways with Unai Emery after 18 months in charge of the North London club.
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Ogenyi Onazi pays N1.4million for Sani Emmanuel’s surgery

Nigerian footballer Ogenyi Onazi has paid the sum of N1.4 million needed for his colleague Sani Emmanuel’s surgery. The 2009 U17 World Cup Golden Ball winner has been battling with injury for years.
Help however came his way through international player Ogenyi Onazi who played alongside Sanni at the junior level.
Emmanuel, who was named the best player at the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup has been suffering from Achilles tendonitis – which forced his early retirement from football.
Following his inability to foot the bill for his surgery, the 26-year-old solicited for help on social media.
However, it was his former Nigeria and Lazio teammate Onazi who offered to come to the rescue of the ex-Beitar Jerusalem striker.
He took to his Instagram page to acknowledge receipt of the payment
I got a call from the doctor that @onaziogenyi has paid 1.4m for my surgery and also transferred 50k for my ticket to Lagos..thank you very much brother May God continue to bless you..the surgery is scheduled for 2nd of December 2019.
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Anthony Joshua lands in Saudi Arabia ahead of his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.

Anthony Joshua has landed in Saudi Arabia ahead of his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr, which will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019, in Diriyah.
The British-Nigerian boxer will be looking to regain his IBF, WBA and WBO titles after losing them in a shock defeat to Ruiz Jr back in June at Madison Square Garden.
The Mexican boxer defeated Joshua in the seventh-round to hand British/Nigerian boxer his first professional loss.
Sports authorities in Saudi Arabia are said to have tabled almost $100million (£83million) for the match to be held there.
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Super Eagles footballer, Etebo Karo and wife welcome daughter

Super Eagles footballer, Etebo Karo has just welcomed a daughter with his beautiful wife Isi Etebo.
Sharing the good news, he wrote;
God has Blessed my home with another lovely fruit🙏 am just short of words right now but I just want to give thanks to God Almighty and use this opportunity to appreciate my Wife @isietebo for the courage she summone during this period 😭😭 Atleast I witness this one all my legs Dey shake🙆‍♂️🤣 once again thanks to Oluwa 🙏🙏”
His wife also wrote;
In life, it just doesn’t get much happier than the arrival of a new baby. One moment, there is simply the dream of this unknown, but already-loved person. ——- Nothing makes us happier than seeing your smiling face. You are the most precious thing to us. Welcome home princess Etebo @etebo_karo”.

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Man Utd Get Injury Boost Ahead Of Sheffield Clash

They all missed their 3-1 victory over Brighton in their last Premier League encounter at Old Trafford some days ago.
Manchester United

Manchester United on Wednesday received a host of injury boosts as Nemanja Matic, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe all took part in the club’s training at Carrington.

Matic, Baily, Shaw, Dalot, Fosu-Mensah and Tuanzebe have been on the sideline for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side due to injuries.

They all missed their 3-1 victory over Brighton in their last Premier League encounter at Old Trafford some days ago.

According to Metro UK, the six were at Man United’s training ground (Carrington) on Wednesday morning with the rest of their team-mates in a bid to get ready for the Red Devils’ clash against Sheffield United on Sunday.

Man United currently sits in seventh position on the Premier League table with 16 points after 12 games.

The kick-off time for the match is 5:30pm.

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Chelsea Suffer Major Injury Blow Ahead Of Man City Clash

Ross Barkley, who missed the last clash with Crystal Palace, is also likely not to face City.
Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic

Chelsea is expected to be without Christian Pulisic, for their trip to Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday, the UK Sun reports.

Pulisic withdrew from international duty with the USA this week, due to a hip complaint and is doubtful for the game.

The 21-year-old has turned things around in recent games, after a slow start to life at Stamford Bridge.

Pulisic has scored five times for Frank Lampard’s team and has become one of the first names on the team sheet.

Ross Barkley, who missed the last clash with Crystal Palace, is also likely not to face City.

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Cristiano Ronaldo To Leave Juventus For New Club On One Condition

The 34-year-old will now hope to lead Juventus to victory when they take on Atalanta in the Serie A fixture on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo,
Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo could leave the club at the end of this season if the Serie A champions fail to win the UEFA Champions League.

This was disclosed by respected Spanish journalist and former Head of Marca, Eduardo Inda.

Inda stated this in an interview with a Spanish television programme, ‘Chiringuito De Jugones’.


He said: “Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Juventus at the end of the current season if they do not win the Champions League.

“He went to Turin to try and win his third Champions League with a different club but things are getting complicated.”

He added: “Juventus want to sign Pogba and Mbappe. I think it is going to be difficult for them, especially the second one.


“Due to the salary limits, if they want to sign these players they would have to allow for Ronaldo’s exit from the club so it is becoming a very likely outcome.”

Ronaldo joined Juventus from in the summer of 2018.

The 34-year-old will now hope to lead Juventus to victory when they take on Atalanta in the Serie A fixture on Saturday.

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Tokyo finishes building stadium for 2020 Olympics

Construction work has been completed at Tokyo’s National Stadium, set to be the centrepiece of next year’s Olympic Games, the site’s owners said on Tuesday.


The Japan Sports Council said the final work had been completed on Thursday with just the final quality and safety checks remaining before the stadium opens next month.

It will be officially unveiled on Dec. 21, with the Emperor’s Cup soccer final being the first sporting event to be held there on New Year’s Day.

Completed at a cost of more than $1.25 billion, the stadium, which can accommodate 60,000, will also host the athletics and soccer events during the Games.

Construction started in December 2016, about 14 months later than planned, after the original design was scrapped because of a public outcry over spiraling costs.

The delay meant the stadium could not host matches of the Rugby World Cup, as originally planned.

The National Stadium is one of eight new venues to be used at the Tokyo Games, all of them are either complete or on schedule to be finished before the event.

The Tokyo Olympics run from July 24 to Aug. 9.