RelatedPosts Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury challenges WWE champion Deontay Wilder believes his “sixth sense” tells him the “secret” reason Anthony Joshua lost to Andy Ruiz Jr – and why the rematch will go the same way.Shockwaves were sent through the heavyweight division when Joshua was beaten by Ruiz Jr but he can regain the IBF, WBA and WBO titles when they meet again on December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office.“I really don’t believe he is ready for that. I’m one of the people that he has to prove wrong,” WBC champion Wilder exclusively told Sky Sports about Joshua.“Many people have doubted me from the beginning and still do so. But I’m one of the people he has to prove wrong.“I understand body language, I am very smart when it comes to [these things]. What his body said in that ring showed me everything that I need to see. Only the fighter would know within himself.“The secret is still to be told. And that’s OK, because you want to keep people guessing. Was it this? Or was it that? That’s why the second fight is bigger. People don’t know what to think.“People will finally see what it really was.“If he’s not right, and people are saying one thing but he does another, then people will have their own perception of what they think about him afterwards.“People say ‘if he loses, it’s over’.“There is more pressure on him. When I talk about his situation I feel drained.“Trust me, I have a sixth sense.”An undisputed heavyweight championship fight could be resurrected if Joshua beats Ruiz Jr, and Wilder remains unbeaten in a rematch with Luis Ortiz on November 23.Wilder and Tyson Fury also plan a second fight for 2020, after they battled to a draw last year.Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports this week: “I don’t see how the February fight [Wilder vs Fury] can happen.“The whole world is looking at Joshua-Ruiz Jr, and I don’t think anything will happen until that fight takes place. Ruiz Jr is with the [promoters] PBC and Al Haymon, and so is Deontay Wilder.“If Ruiz beats Joshua, they’ll be looking to make an undisputed fight [against Wilder], but obviously if Joshua wins, that throws everything out. Who can rule out Joshua against Tyson Fury at Wembley next summer?”Tags: Deontay Wilder
Ghanaian striker, Raphael Dwamena has completed his loan move to Real Zaragoza in a season long loan from UD Levante.The Black Stars striker played just 15 matches in the 2018-2019 season for Levante where he had just one assist and no goal to his name.The 23-year-old moved from FC Zurich to La Liga after an impressive season in Switzerland scoring 21 goals in just a year.The striker made his first Black Stars appearance in 2017 has scored two goals in three appearances.Speaking at his unveiling on Wednesday, Dwamea indicated his willingness to play his part in helping the team succeed in the coming season.“Real Zaragoza is a huge club with history and I want to help the team meet its objectives and go to the Primera Liga.The Segunda is a tough league but for me, the most important thing is to help the team and work hard at all times.”Dwamena will be handed jersey number 9 for coming season.
“Nicholas is one of the best boxers in the world, and if he applies himself the right way, he can be back to the top in less than a year,” he stated. “I can get him back there, if he is willing to listen to me,” he ended. The Gleaner then spoke with Walters, and he conceded that he had not prepared properly for the fight. A lot of time, he stated, was spent making sure that his weight was right. In hindsight, he said, there were a lot of things that he would have done differently. Asked directly if he would renew his partnership with Deschamps, Walters said that it is something to which he would give very serious consideration. “Mr Deschamps has been very good to me and I owe him a lot. I really do not have any problem with him. We have some differences but we can talk.” He added that he is taking some downtime, during which he would make an assessment of his situation. “Next year is an important one, and I want to have at least three fights. I have a lot of important decisions to make and I will make them early in the new year,” he ended. “Nicholas was not prepared for his fight against Lomachenko, physically, mentally or technically” was the view of his estranged manager, Jacques Deschamps, when The Gleaner asked him yesterday, why Jamaica’s Nicholas “The Axeman” Walters, had given such a poor performance last Saturday, November 26, in his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Super featherweight title fight against Ukranian, Vasyl Lomachenko, at the Hotel Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. After being completely outclassed by Lomachenko for seven rounds, Walters did not come out for the eighth round, thereby suffering his first defeat in 28 fights, His record is now 26-1-1, while Lomachenko’s is 7-1, and he is a title holder. Deschamps is the man who took Walters under his wings in 2008 as an amateur, and relocated him at his expense from Jamaica to Panama, to be guided by ace trainer of champions, Celso Chavez. Walters turned professional on August 2, 2008, became the World Boxing Association (WBA) Fedelatin featherweight champion on December 18, 2009 and WBA featherweight champion on December 8, 2012, a phenomenal achievement. After three spectacular title defences, with victories against Alberto Gaza, Vic Darchinyan and Nonito Donaire, he was declared to be a Super champion by the World Boxing Association. The champion’s problems with Deschamps started with his fight against Donaire. Deschamps wanted to make that match, because of the aura surrounding Donaire, a former champion, who was highly regarded at the time, and was being highly sought after. Deschamps calculated that a victory by Walters over Donaire would boost his bargaining power and he agreed to the fight at a purse that was then below market. Walters was unhappy with this, however. Deschamps’ calculation proved to be correct, because Walters defeated Donaire by technical knockout (TKO) in round six, and the WBA were so impressed, that they named him a Super champion after that victory. A rift had developed, however, between Walters and Deschamps. The next opponent for Walters was Miguel Marriaga and negotiations were started by Deschamps. At a very critical point in these negotiations, Walters decided that he wanted to do them himself, and told the Bob Arum/Top Rank team that they should now talk to him and not Deschamps. At the end of those negotiations, Walters is said to have eventually settled for less than Deschamps had already negotiated. ONE OF THE BEST MILLION DOLLAR PAYDAY The biggest blow came at the weigh-in, however, when Walters was overweight, and lost his title on the scales. He went on to win the fight, but he had already lost his title, and with it any bargaining power that he had. It has been all down hill since then. Arum offered Walters the opportunity to fight Lomachenko and a US$550,000 purse, but Walters demanded a million dollar payday instead. That demand was rejected and Lomachenko went on to fight for the WBO Super Featherweight title on June 11 this year, and knocked out the champion Roman Fernandez in five rounds. He was now “King of the Hill”, with two titles. He eventually elected to keep the Super featherweight title, since he could only keep one. Walters was again given the opportunity to fight Lomachenko for his new title, but for less money, and not having fought for a long time, Walters accepted. The rest is history, and the question now is where does he go from here. Deschamps told The Gleaner that everything went wrong for Walters in the fight. “For a fighter like Lomachenko,” he said, “you have to be well prepared.” Walters he stated, should have had at least a two-month training camp, at which attention should have been paid to “conditioning, technical ability and mental toughness.” “Apart from the physical aspects, Lomachenko’s style had to be taken into consideration and sparring partners should have been engaged to do what he was likely to do on fight night. I am sure that this was not done.” He conceded that the lay-off of nearly one year, was bad for Walters, but was of the opinion that things could have been done to lessen the impact. He feels, however, that with just one loss in a stellar career, Walters can bounce back, and said that he is willing to help him to get back to the top.
Pre-season game between Globalport Batang Pier vs Magnolia Hotshots. Photo from PBA.phGlobalport mustered a last gasp win over Magnolia in an PBA preseason game, 83-80, Thursday at Claret School in Quezon City.The Batang Pier scored five unanswered points with less than two minutes remaining in the game with Kelly Nabong first hitting a three-pointer at the 1:44 mark to give Globalport an 80-77 buffer.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stanley Pringle then capitalized on a Magnolia turnover and score a mid-range jumper with 1:02 left in the fourth that increased Globalport’s lead to five, 82-77.Magnolia’s Aldrech Ramos cut the deficit to two, 82-80, after a three-pointer with 13 seconds left, but Stanley Pringle’s free-throw line split with 5.4 seconds left ensured the victory for the Batang Pier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defensePringle finished with 18 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, and two steals for Globalport while Ryan Araña and Kelly Nabong added 16 and 14 points, respectively.Ramos had 15 points to lead the Hotshot scorers while Ian Sangalang and Mark Barroca added 14 apiece. LATEST STORIES From Bong to Kiefer: Taulava has come full circle with the Ravenas Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ View comments
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Israel considers Jerusalem its “indivisible” capital.Ahead of the game Rajoub had urged Messi not to take part and called on fans to burn shirts bearing his name if he did.Speaking on Wednesday, he thanked the Argentinians for the cancellation, saying he hopes they will win the World Cup.“I think what happened yesterday is a red card from everybody to the Israelis to (get them to) understand that they (only) have a right to organize or play football within their internationally recognised borders,” he said in English, pointing out the final status of Jerusalem is supposed to be the subject of negotiations between the parties.Rajoub laughed off Israeli threats of action, denying there was any intimidation.“The Argentinian Football Association canceled the agreement it signed with the Israelis because it reached the conclusion that this match is a political one.”Israeli media said that late Tuesday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Argentine President Mauricio Macri, with whom he has good relations, in an effort to save the match but that Macri had said he was unable to intervene.Netanyahu is currently visiting Europe and his office could not immediately confirm the reports.Israeli daily Yisrael Hayom, considered close to Netanyahu, expressed ire at Argentina with its front-page headline: “They surrendered to terrorism: The game against Argentina has been canceled.” Argentina players ‘not willing’ The Palestinians rejected the allegation, saying the Argentinians pulled out of the match as they realized Israel was using their presence for political gain.The encounter was called off on Tuesday after a campaign by the Palestinians following its relocation to Jerusalem.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We are confronting a football terror from the Palestinian Football Association and its president (Jibril Rajoub),” said Rotem Kamer of the Israel Football Association.He accused them of threatening players and their families, without providing any evidence. “From a sporting point of view, I would have preferred to play in Barcelona,” Sampaoli said.Messi is looking to inspire Argentina to victory at the World Cup, having lost in the final four years ago.Israel has not qualified for the tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We are seeing it as crossing a red line and we cannot accept it,” Kamer said, adding an official complaint would be sent to world football’s governing body FIFA.The sold-out game in Jerusalem was hotly opposed by Palestinians, who claim the eastern part of the city, occupied and later annexed by Israel, as the capital of their future state.It had originally been scheduled to take place the northern Israeli city of Haifa but was moved after pressure from Israel’s hardline sports minister, Miri Regev.Palestinians were already angered by US President Donald Trump’s transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, which sparked protests in Gaza in which dozens of Palestinians were killed.‘Red card’ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie said before confirmation of the game’s cancellation that he believed his country’s players had been reluctant to travel to Israel for the match.“As far as I know, the players of the national team were not willing to play the game,” Faurie said.The Argentina squad practiced on Wednesday morning at FC Barcelona’s training ground, just a few hours after the friendly match was called off.“Argentina is seven days from the World Cup. We want to focus on what is really important and which is before us,” a spokesman for the country’s football federation told AFP in Barcelona, where the national team has been training ahead of the start of the tournament in Russia on June 14.The status of Jerusalem, always a key sticking point in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, surged back to center-stage when Trump tore up decades of US policy to recognize it as Israel’s capital in December.The United States shifted its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem in May on the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel, in a move met with condemnation from the Palestinians and many of Washington’s international allies.At the same time, Israel has faced fierce criticism over its use of lethal force against Palestinian protesters on the Gaza Strip border with the Jewish state.Israeli troops have killed at least 125 Gazans since March 30, during protests and clashes along the border over the return of Palestinians to land they fled or were expelled from during the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation.The press in Argentina and Israel reported that the Argentine Football Association was supposed to receive a payment of between two and three million dollars if Messi played.Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli last week aired misgivings about having his players make the trip to Israel, noting he preferred to remain in Barcelona. 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U.S. Housing Tough Enough for Another Rate Hike Share Federal Reserve Housing Market Rate Hike 2016-01-11 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Government, News January 11, 2016 505 Views Worries that the U.S. housing market may suffer the Fed’s first rate hike in a decade should be put to rest, at least as far as Capital Economics is concerned.On Monday, the international research firm announced that with home purchase mortgage applications reaching a six-year high in December and an improving job sector, the national housing market will be able to withstand the additional 0.25 percent.An important factor in Capital Economics’ confidence is the fact that despite a higher rate, the current rate of .50 percent is still well below the federal rate historically. This melds easily with the fact that unlike much of the past decade, American incomes are in the black as far as mortgages go. Ed Stansfield, editor at Capital Economics, cited figures from the National Association of Realtors showing that the median income household currently has 160 percent of the income necessary to qualify for a mortgage on a median-priced home.The firm’s optimism comes in the wake of a surprise downturn in existing home sales in November and a corresponding increase in December. According to Capital Economics, the November drop is most likely due to the new TILSA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, or TRID, which was launched in October to help loan seekers more broadly compare mortgage lenders and products.Still, while the November dip in existing sales is likely to be a blip, Stansfield said, it is also true that there has been no sustained growth in sales since the middle of last year, a truth that reflects the lack of existing homes for sale.“While rising housing starts have pushed up, the inventory of new homes, the number of existing homes on the market, has not changed since to the start of 2014, when mortgage applications for home purchase were around 30 percent lower,” he said.Stansfield also suggested that December’s rise in mortgage applications might have been encouraged by potential buyers getting their applications in before the expected rate hike in the middle of last month; applications for home purchases initially rose but then waned throughout the month. Nevertheless, he said, “it is encouraging that, taking the month as a whole, applications were at their highest level in almost six years.”Stansfield’s optimism is no lone opinion. Industry pundits and consumer finance firms have roundly accepted the new rate as beneficial, with some such as Bankrate even declaring that the new rate will spark several side benefits, including increased lending and better interest income for seniors.