Joshua shows off body transformation for Ruiz rematch

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua looks slimmer than he has ever done ahead of his highly-anticipated rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.The heavyweight lost his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles to the Mexican in one of boxing’s greatest ever shocks in June and will fight to win them back in Saudi Arabia next Saturday.Ahead of the bout, Joshua has shared an image of himself on Instagram looking totally transformed compared to his shape during that disastrous night in New York.In the aftermath of his first loss, many fans have compared images of the former world champion to those of him during the contest.And Joshua explained his decision to change his physique back in September when a journalist told the Brit he looked lighter.The boxer said: “More boxing focused. More boxing focused, muscle memory and stuff like that…“Even though it’s a short amount of time, that’s why you’ve said I’ve trimmed down.“Nothing else was more important to me in these three months than sharpening the tools that I left out of the box.“Rather than just coming in strong and fit.”And his opponent, Ruiz Jr, also looks like he’s shed some weight ahead of the fight.Much was made of his weight before the first fight, as he appeared rotund coming in as a late replacement and professing his love for Snickers.Ruiz Jr weighed in at 268lbs before knocking Joshua out, but is hoping to be around a stone lighter this time.“I will arrive in better condition. Lighter, faster and more powerful. They will believe that in December they will win,” the champion told ESPN Mexico.“People will always talk, but I have faith that we’re going to win and shut up more mouths.”Tags: Andy RuizAnthony JoshuaIBFWBAWBOlast_img read more

Clippers produce biggest NBA play-off comeback to stun Warriors

first_imgThe Los Angeles Clippers produced the biggest NBA play-off comeback to stun the Golden State Warriors 135-131 and level their first-round series.The eighth seeds rallied from 31 points down in the second half to beat the defending champions, with shooting guard Lou Williams scoring 36 points.It beats the 29-point recovery the Los Angeles Lakers managed against the Seattle Supersonics in 1989.The best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series is now tied at 1-1.The Warriors led 73-50 at half-time before a flurry from star point guard Stephen Curry, who hit 29 points, put the hosts 94-63 ahead in the third quarter in Oakland.But the Clippers cut the gap to 108-94, before outscoring the top seeds 41-23 in the final quarter. Williams hit a jump shot over Klay Thompson to bring his side within a point and, after Thompson missed a three-point attempt, Landry Shamet converted one of his own to put the Clippers two points up with 16.5 seconds remaining.Curry missed a potential game-winning three before Clippers centre Montrezl Harrell made two free throws to ensure victory.Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins, who returned this season after a year out with a torn Achilles, suffered a quad injury in the first quarter.Coach Steve Kerr described the injury as “significant” and said Cousins is “going to be out for a while”.The third match of the series is in Los Angeles on Thursday. Elsewhere, the Philadelphia 76ers secured a dominant 145-123 victory over the Brooklyn Nets to level their Eastern Conference first-round series at 1-1.Centre Joel Embiid scored 23 points and point guard Ben Simmons recorded a triple-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists for the third seeds.last_img read more

The Last Well Dedicates Hand-Pumps

first_imgAbdul Hafiz Koroma, The Last Well’s Vice President for International Affairs and Strategic Partnerships. Wrong captionThe Last Well, a non-charity Christian organization based in Rockwall, Texas, United States of America (USA), has begun dedicating its hand-pumps and wells projects in the country.The dedication ceremony, according to Abdul Hafiz Koroma, The Last Well’s vice president for International Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, is in accordance with the organization’s commitment to bring safe drinking water and the Gospel to Liberia by 2020.Koroma, who led a team of government officials, and other partners in the southeast, said the entity and partners will in the coming days commission and inspect ongoing hand-pump projects in Grand Kru, Grand Gedeh, Bong, Gbarpolu, and Bomi, respectively.He made the disclosure recently at a press conference in Monrovia.He added, “Our mission is to provide access to safe drinking water to the entire nation of Liberia and offer the Gospel to every community we serve by 2020.”Koroma said the focus of the organization is to ensure that Liberians have access to safe drinking water, which is in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #6.“We have also completed other projects in Maryland, Sinoe, River Cess, Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount Counties, but we want to ensure that our people have access to safe and clean drinking water by 2020,” Koroma said.He said that The Last Well and its partners are determined to reach their objective of providing every community with clean water in a 15-minute walk with every project serving no more than 600 people.The Last Well’s campaign began in 2009, and by 2015 clean water had been provided through the construction of wells in Bomi, Bong and Grand Kru counties through Last Well’s partnership with World Hope International and Water 4 Life.Other organizations assisting in the construction of wells in Margibi, Nimba, Grand Gedeh, Grand Bassa, Sinoe and River Cess counties, are Living Water International, Teamwork Africa, Word Sower Liberia, Vision Collaboration, Equip Liberia and Water of Life/CRCA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PARKS TENNIS CAMPS ‘SERVING’ UP A SUMMER OF FUN IN DONEGAL NEXT MONTH

first_imgPARKS TENNIS are coming to Donegal next month and are set to serve up a summer of fun for budding young tennis stars in the county.Parks Tennis Camps are renowned nationally for providing top-class training programmes and coaching tips. With Wimbledon just around the corner it’s the perfect opportunity to nurture the next Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic or Maria Sharapova or Ana Ivanovic.The programme is being rolled out at locations all over Donegal with registration taking place tomorrow June 27th from 12 noon to 1.30pm.The programme will run for FOUR weeks starting from July 6th right through until the 31st of July.The prices are superbly competitive with the four week course costing just €30 per child or €80 for a family.  The list of venues where the programmes take place and where you can register are outlined below.All registrations at the venues take place from 12 noon to 1.30pmBallybofey, Butt Hall Tennis Club – Contact – Frances – 0862401059Buncrana Tennis Courts – Contact – Scott – 0860714999Culdaff Tennis Courts – Contact – Eilish –  0877963396Letterkenny Tennis Club – Contact – Gerry – 0863809Ramelton Tennis Club – Contact – Mary – 0879773957Rathmullan Tennis Club – Contact – cormacfriel@gmail.comPARKS TENNIS CAMPS ‘SERVING’ UP A SUMMER OF FUN IN DONEGAL NEXT MONTH was last modified: June 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsSportlast_img read more