Boxing: Fury calls out Anthony Joshua after beating Wilder

first_imgTyson Fury has told Anthony Joshua he ‘missed his chance’ to beat Deontay Wilder and claim the WBC belt, declaring himself the number one heavyweight in the world after beating the American.Advertisement Asked specifically about Joshua, Fury continued: ‘No-one’s gonna ask me about Joshua because he could have been here tonight but he didn’t.‘I took the chance, I came over here, I took over America, and that’s it. I’m going to enjoy the spoils of war and enjoy myself tonight and that’s it.’Later asked if he’d fight Joshua if Wilder declines the trilogy fight, Fury told Behind The Gloves: ‘If Deontay don’t want the rematch, then let’s go AJ.’Fury continued: ‘I beat Wladimir Klitschko in Germany, I beat Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles and came back and did it again in Las Vegas. Say no more. Loading… Read Also: BREAKING: Fury beats Wilder to become WBC heavyweight champion‘Two-time Ring Magazine champion of the world, only the second man in history. WBC heavyweight champion and lineal heavyweight champion of the world. Number one baby, that’s it.’Wilder – who was disappointed his corner threw in the towel despite having to go to hospital – has 30 days to trigger a trilogy fight, with Fury saying he ‘showed the heart of champion, but the king has returned’.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterMost Popular Movies With Sylvester Stallone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime The Gypsy King delivered a masterclass in Las Vegas on Saturday night, completely overawing Wilder and leaving his opponent bloodied and bruised before his corner threw in the towel in the seventh round.Joshua holds the rest of the belts in the division – and promoter Eddie Hearn has already teased a unification fight – but Fury is only focused on savouring his victory.Asked about his next fight, with Wilder having a rematch clause, Fury told iFL TV: ‘He’s got a rematch clause in the contract but he’s only just had his loss and I’ve only just had my victory.‘I’m not concentrating on other fights who cares. Let me enjoy the spoils of war.’last_img read more

Atletico Through to Final on Away Goal

first_imgRobert Lewandowski’s header set up a tense finish, but Atletico held on after Fernando Torres missed a penalty.Bayern, backed by a vociferous home crowd, desperately pressed for a third goal that would send them through.However, they could not find a way past Oblak, who blocked David Alaba’s 20-yard volley in injury time.Atletico, aiming to be crowned European champions for the first time, will meet Manchester City or Real Madrid in the final on May 28 in Rome.City faces Atletico’s neighbours at the Santiago Bernabeu today after the teams drew 0-0 in last week’s first leg.Atletico has lost twice in the final of Europe’s leading club competition – to Bayern in the 1974 European Cup and against neighbours Real two years ago.Now Los Rojiblancos have another opportunity to lift the trophy, in Milan later this month.They produced another display of remarkable defiance against the German champions – playing in their fifth successive semi-final – at the Allianz Arena.Bayern had 33 attempts on goal and 72 per cent of possession – but it still was not enough to beat the gritty Spaniards.The hallmark of Atletico’s recent success has been their strength in defence, with Diego Simeone’s side developing a reputation as one of the toughest teams in Europe to break down.However, the quality of their clinical attack should not be overlooked.Atletico had not even managed a single touch in the Bayern penalty area until Griezmann fired in from the edge of the box.The France striker marginally beat the Bayern offside trap, latching on to Fernando Torres’ through ball before coolly drilling underneath Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Atletico Madrid reached its second Champions League final in three years by edging past Bayern Munich on away goals in a pulsating semi-final. Though Bayern defeated Atletico 2-1 yesterday the La Liga team went through on aggregate 2-2 having won the first leg 1-0 at home.Trailing 1-0 from the first leg in Spain, Bayern levelled the tie through Xabi Alonso’s deflected free-kick.Atletico keeper Jan Oblak saved Thomas Muller’s low penalty, before Antoine Griezmann coolly fired in an equaliser.last_img read more

Corey Seager is unanimous NL Rookie of the Year

first_imgCorey Seager lived up to the hype.Seager began the 2016 season as the consensus No. 1-ranked prospect in baseball. He finished it as the National League’s Rookie of the Year.The Dodgers’ 22-year-old shortstop was the unanimous choice as the 2016 winner.“It’s a distinguished award,” Seager said, thanking a long list of people including teammates Chase Utley and Justin Turner, minor-league hitting coach Shawn Wooten and his agent, Scott Boras. According to Stats LLC, Seager is only the fourth rookie in the divisional era (1969) to rank in the NL’s top 10 in batting average (.308, seventh) and slugging percentage (.512, 10th), joining Dusty Baker (1972), Mike Piazza (1993) and Albert Pujols (2001).Seager led all National League shortstops in average, slugging, OPS (.877), runs (105), total bases (321, second overall in the NL) and hits (193, the most by a rookie since Pujols and Ichiro Suzuki in 2001). He was second to Colorado’s Trevor Story in home runs with 26, which was the most in Dodgers’ franchise history by a shortstop. “It’s one of those things that’s really special to me. I don’t really have words for it.”Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda finished third in the voting, receiving 11 second-place votes and four thirds. Nationals outfielder Trea Turner also received 11 second-place votes but also got nine third-place votes.Seager becomes the 17th Rookie of the Year winner in the Dodgers’ franchise history (the most of any franchise). He is the Dodgers’ first ROY since outfielder Todd Hollandsworth in 1996 and the first Dodgers shortstop to win the award.“Obviously, I have a biased perspective, but I think he’s the best shortstop in the National League,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Seager. “When you talk about the game going forward, Corey Seager is what the game is about, now and going forward. The numbers speak for themselves.”Those numbers spoke loudly enough for the rookie to be among the top vote-getters in the NL Most Valuable Player award voting as well. The results of that voting will be announced Thursday.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more