Joshua sends message to legends Mike Tyson, Mayweather

first_imgAdvertisement The 30-year-old Nigerian-born Brit superstar took to Instagram and suggested that Mayweather and Tyson are two boxers that ‘helped pave the way for him.’ Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Read Also: Boxing: Legendary heavyweight hints at comebackThe future boxing Hall of Famer last fought in a blockbuster crossover fight with UFC superstar Conor McGregor.Mayweather teased last year in an Instagram post that he would be coming “out of retirement in 2020” as part of a collaboration with UFC president Dana White.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 ‘AJ’ wrote on Instagram Stories: “Gotta pay homage to the [GOATs] that paved the way for us.”Joshua, who became a two-time unified heavyweight champ last year, shared an image of Mayweather and wrote: “‘Hard work, dedication.’ Money May.”The unified heavyweight champ continued by focusing on Tyson and used a quote from ‘Iron’ Mike’s legendary former trainer, Cus D’Amato.‘AJ’ posted: “A boy comes to me with a spark of interest, I feed the spark and it becomes a flame. I feed the flame and it becomes a fire. I feed the fire and it becomes a roaring blaze.”Joshua added his own thoughts on Tyson and said it was a “tragedy” to see the former undisputed heavyweight champ be beaten by himself rather than an opponent.“To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy,” the Brit heavyweight said.Tyson, 53, was widely feared for his devastating punching power and is often considered one of the best heavyweights of all time.The ‘Baddest Man on the Planet,’ who remains the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title, retired from boxing in 2005 after back-to-back defeats.Mayweather, 43, retired undefeated in 2017 after he chalked up an unblemished record of 50-0. Anthony Joshua has paid tribute to the ‘GOATs of boxing’ as he praised legendary fighters Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson. Loading… last_img read more

Police asking for assistance finding missing juvenile

first_imgSeymour, IN— The Seymour Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Anabel Davis is 13,  5’2″, around 138 lbs. and has been missing since February 16th, 2020.  She was last seen South of Seymour City limits.If seen, please notify local law enforcement reference Jackson County Sheriff’s Department case 20-J01534.last_img

Mourinho desperate to sign striker

first_imgJose Mourinho believes Chelsea’s incoming ‘killer’ striker will open the floodgates after another missed opportunity put paid to the Blues’ Premier League title hopes. Mourinho has long lamented his toiling strikers’ troubles in front of goal and indicated his desire to land a prolific goalscorer next term, with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa reportedly the number one target and the possibility of Fernando Torres returning to his former club in part-exchange. As well as helping Chelsea match their formidable record against the Premier League’s elite, the new forward will be expected to rough up also-rans like Norwich, whose 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday saw the Blues concede further ground to Manchester City and Liverpool. “Against the teams that are more defensive, more aggressive, more worried about trying to keep a clean sheet than really to play, we keep saying the same,” Mourinho told Chelsea TV. “We have good players, but we don’t have the kind of striker able to, in a short space, to make an action, to score a goal, to open the gate. “In these kind of matches you just need to open the gate. When you open the gate, the gate is open and you go (and) win (by) much more. We weren’t able to do that. “We have to try to win as a team, to improve as a team, but also add the attacking player with that killer instinct and the number of goals that push teams to different levels. “It’s something our club is going to try (to do), respecting obviously that we have good strikers.” The futures of captain John Terry, England left-back Ashley Cole and record goalscorer Frank Lampard – all out of contract imminently – are still to be clarified after the final home match of the campaign, which concludes at Cardiff next Sunday. The Blues beat Manchester City twice, Liverpool twice, took four points from matches against each of Arsenal, Everton, Tottenham and Manchester United, but recent defeats to Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Sunderland and the draw with Norwich have proved costly. “It’s much more difficult to get results against the big teams,” Mourinho added. “Mentally you have to be stronger, by the strategic point of view you have to be stronger too. “When we have that amazing record against the top teams, I think it’s a fantastic achievement and a good base to start next season.” Chelsea’s home record reads played 19, won 15, drawn three and lost one, the controversial defeat to Sunderland which saw Mourinho relinquish his 77-match unbeaten league record at home. “If you forget the Sunderland festival, because for me it was not a football game, it was a festival, the (home) record was good,” Mourinho said. “We lost six points at home, with three draws, which is still a good record. “The matches with the top teams the record is really amazing, difficult to repeat next season even if, like we expect, we are stronger.” Norwich midfielder Jonny Howson knows their top-flight status can be ended if Sunderland beat West Brom on Wednesday night. Even a draw for Sunderland, who are two points above Norwich, would all-but consign the Norfolk club to relegation as they have such an inferior goal difference that a win at home to Arsenal next Sunday would be immaterial. “It’s out of our hands now and hopefully we get a little bit of luck,” Howson said. “The ball’s back in Sunderland’s court. We need a little bit of luck from West Brom to take it to the last day of the season. “Just two wins away all season. You’re going to go nowhere with that kind of form. “We’re pleased with the performance, but it’s frustrating: why couldn’t we have done that more often?” Press Associationlast_img read more

USC junior is first to swim Maui Nui Channel

first_imgUSC junior Becca Mann is the first person to complete the Maui Nui Channel swim, accomplishing the task in just under 21 hours.  (Photo courtesy of Becca Mann) “When it was totally dark, I turned onto my back and did some backstroke, and the stars were the brightest I’d ever seen because the moon hadn’t risen yet,” Mann said. “And it was just pitch black with all these glistening stars, and I felt like I could touch them because they were so bright and so close.” Whether she continues on to the Olympic trials or focuses on her studies, Mann hopes to continue to push herself to new heights both in and out of the water. “For this event, I just went into it,” Mann said. “I didn’t know how to train for it. I don’t even know how you can train for 20 hours … I knew that my body could do it because it was just one day of my life, and I’d spent so many hours in the water just training and pushing myself. I knew that I could physically do it; it was just going to be a matter of mentally conquering it.” Mann said she wants to take on the channel swim again one day, but she isn’t sure what else the future has in store for her in regard to swimming. Although she came up short at the qualifying event for the 10-kilometer race in next year’s Olympic Games, Mann qualified for the upcoming pool Olympic trials and is still deciding whether she will compete. After taking a year off from school to train for the Olympics, Mann has resumed her studies at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts as a screenwriting major.  “[My parents] were driving her to the practice, and I packed my bag and snuck in with her and joined the swim team, and I just never looked back,” Mann said. “I love swimming so much, the idea of my goals and reaching for them and challenging myself. It really allows me to push myself as far as I can go.” Despite the grueling nature of the swim, Mann said that for her, swimming distance feels less like a job and more like an adventure. Her swimming experience dates back to when she was 5 years old, when she ignored her parent’s concerns about pool safety and attended her sister’s swim class without permission. Junior Becca Mann became the first swimmer to finish the Triple Maui Nui Channel Swim Aug. 19. Mann, a former USC swimmer who turned pro last August, completed the historic swim in 20 hours and 53 minutes.center_img “[From Molokai to Lanai], I was swimming three times less than my normal speed,” Mann said. “So I was only going 500 meters every 20 minutes, and normally I can do 1.5 kilometers per 20 minutes, so that part was a real challenge. Just knowing that I was still 10 kilometers away [from the end], which I can normally do in two hours but would take me seven hours this time, was really hard to get through.” Since the event was Mann’s first swim at night in open water, she was able to experience the beauty of the nature surrounding her in a new way. The water grew progressively darker as she swam, and Mann was mesmerized by the phosphorescent light that appeared each time she took a stroke. Mann also harbors an interest in fundraising and aims to donate excess funds from each swim to organizations like the Navy Seal Foundation.  The Triple Maui Nui Channel Swim is a daunting 39.64 mile triangular route which begins at Maui and proceeds to Molokai, Lanai and then back to Maui. Although the swim’s distance far exceeds that of Mann’s usual competitive swims, the 10-kilometer open water event and the mile, Mann did not change her training regimen. Mann created a GoFundMe page to raise funds for the paddlers, management and equipment required to ensure her safety during the swim. Although she was unable to raise excess funds this time around, Mann hopes to continue to raise awareness about the organization and its mission to keep the oceans clean through her platform as a professional swimmer. While Mann put in countless hours at the pool to physically prepare for the swim, she was surprised by the mental challenge it presented. The strong current, especially during the second stint from Molokai to Lanai, slowed her down tremendously and made her uncertain as to how much ground she could cover within each hour.last_img read more

Ayew declares peace as he returns

first_imgAndre Ayew hopes Ghana’s 2014 World Cup campaign will not be derailed by his and brother Jordan’s return.Much of the talk ahead of the decisive clash against Zambia in September is not about the match itself.Instead, the spotlight is very much on the brothers’ return from self-imposed international exile.A high-profile rift with coach Kwesi Appiah triggered an extraordinary chain of events that saw Andre quit the Black Stars back in February.Jordan also threw his toys out of the pram and followed his brother into retirement. But their brief stay in the international wilderness is over, and Andre is intent on helping Ghana make it to next year’s World Cup. “I have always played for Ghana with my heart; people can say what they want but that’s their problem,” the 23-year-old midfielder told BBC Sport.“I have played injured for my country and done my best, and will continue to do that.”Although his ability to turn a match on its head has won widespread admiration since making his Ghana debut aged 17 in 2008, Andre has had to put up with accusations that he is a disruptive and divisive influence in the side.But the man often touted as a future Black Stars skipper bristles at the suggestion that he is a source of tension in camp,“For seven years I have had difficulties in the national team but never complained, I never said anything. “But sometimes when things get to a certain point, when people do certain things to humiliate you, that’s when you say ‘enough is enough’.“I have had issues with certain players but we all grow out of it. They learn and I learn, and we move on. It’s not about the players.”It is an open secret that the Ayew brothers – like their legendary father Abedi Pele – sharply divide opinion in Ghana.But Andre and Jordan, who both play for French Ligue 1 club Marseille, are also aware that they remain two of the best players in the land. “If it was so easy then the children of players who were bigger than my dad would be playing,” said Andre, in a thinly-veiled barb at critics who accuse him of riding on the coattails of his famous father. “Nobody gave me my professional contract; I worked hard to get what I have today.“People in Ghana say things that hurt but football is not supposed to be like that. Football is supposed to unite.“Having a father like Abedi is a real honour. Like every human being he has his good and bad sides because nobody is perfect but I can only learn from him and what he achieved.“In Marseille people know me and know how hard I have worked through the ranks and they give me more respect.”Andre – nicknamed ‘Dede’ – believes there is no need for him to keep his head down as he reintegrates himself into the Black Stars fold. “I am going to be myself. I am going to be the same Dede.”last_img read more