Holyfield open to Mike Tyson trilogy fight

first_imgRelatedPosts Mike Tyson comeback fight postponed WBA Champion Charr to hold Ruiz Jr talks Mike Tyson beats up seven prostitutes Evander Holyfield is willing to step into the ring for a third time with Mike Tyson.The two heavyweight legends fought in 1996 and 1997, with Holyfield reigning victorious on both occasions. The second fight was notorious for Tyson biting his opponent’s ear during the third round.Iron Mike is keen to return to the ring at the age of 53 and has been posting videos which clearly show he’s still got his terrifying speed and power.Holyfield, 57, is also planning to come out of retirement for an exhibition bout, but admits Tyson would not be his first choice.Holyfield told TMZ: “I’m always thinking that the person who takes care of themselves well are the ones that tend to last, even though I’m four years older than him (Tyson). It would be no problem.“You know my manager he has been talking and all that, but the fact is with me the only person I would really ask is Riddick Bowe because me and him are buddies.” When asked if he’d be prepared to face Tyson again, he added: “I would think so. You know life is about two people really trusting each other and what can we do now. There is a lot of things Mike and I have done together that works.“Obviously people like to see the two best people. Some people didn’t get the chance to see Mike and I. Everything is opinionated now about who the best is. I was the best of my era I felt.“I can’t have anyone take a cheap shot at me I’m a little too old to get that stuff happening to me. The body don’t come back as well.”Tags: BOXINGEvander HolyfieldHeavyweightsmike tysonlast_img read more

Johnson confident in freshman following pair of wins over SCSU

first_imgFollowing a disappointing pair of close losses to No. 1 Minnesota, Mark Johnson was pleased to see the consistency of the women’s hockey team, particularly the freshmen, as they earned two wins against St. Cloud State.The No. 2 Badgers (4-2, 4-2 WCHA) trounced the Huskies 4-1 Friday night in a game where UW fired 56 shots-on-net. The team returned Saturday to post a decisive 6-0 game two win.“Just reflecting on our two games this past weekend against St. Cloud, as I told the team Saturday night or afternoon after our second game, we were able to put six good periods together,” Johnson said. “I thought our intensity and our pace in Friday night’s game was excellent.”With tough losses against the No. 1 Minnesota Gophers the prior weekend, the Badgers’ ability to bounce back and to execute their game plan against St. Cloud State was a refreshing sight for Johnson.“I think the mindset, as a coaching staff, we have to make sure our players are on the same level that we’re at, and I think we were able to do that,” Johnson said. “We talked about competing and having that intensity Friday night, and for certainly the first two periods, when the shots were certainly lopsided if you looked at the shot chart, and we were able to do that.”With a strong sense of mentorship between veteran and new players, Johnson has expressed confidence in his freshman players.Freshman goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens earned the start in Saturday’s matchup against the Huskies, giving senior goaltender and captain Alex Rigsby a rest. Desbeins recorded an impressive 6-0 shutout in her first-ever start.Johnson was not only impressed with Desbiens’ performance, but also the mature mentality he saw coming from a young player.“I thought her composure, I thought her poise, didn’t look like it was her first game,” Johnson said. “What was interesting, as we were taking the ice at the start of the game, Alex was leading the team out. I was trying to think in the back of my mind, ‘does Ann realize she’s playing?’ Usually in our business, the goaltender that’s going to start leads the team out. Someone told me, ‘No, Ann didn’t want to lead the team out.’ She wanted our captain to lead the team out.”Desbiens is not the only freshman to impress Johnson so far this season. As the team gets deeper into their schedule, the young Badgers will be increasingly looked on to make an impact on the ice no matter who the competition may be. Freshman forwards Sydney McKibbon and Sarah Nurse have both recorded their first career goals of the season and have tallied two points apiece thus far. Johnson has been pleased with the freshmen’s ability to exude confidence and skill, not only in practice but in big game situations.“I’ve been very impressed since our first practice with this group. They seem to be composed. They haven’t been really nervous at any other point than maybe taking our team photo,” Johnson said. “But I think for [McKibbon] and for [Nurse] to get some production early on, especially goals, it takes the pressure of that away real quickly … They seemed comfortable playing against Minnesota’s top line throughout both the games up there.”Wisconsin will look to keep their momentum going against a winless Lindenwood this coming weekend.While the Badgers are primed for another pair of wins on paper, Johnson was adamant that it doesn’t matter how well or poor his team performed last week, the preparations for the next opponent remain set at the highest standards.“You practice today and then throughout the week, the expectations are we practice at a high level,” Johnson said. “And one thing I’ve learned is, you know, you have to respect your opponent. Don’t look at their record. Don’t look at their history. Prepare for that 60 minutes Friday night like it’s the last game of the season and you have to go out and win it.”The Badgers will go up against the Lions (0-7-1) Friday and Saturday at LaBahn Arena. The series will serve as the final UW home stand before the team goes on a six-game road stint in November.last_img read more

Jamaican sprint queens looking good as the season begins

first_imgJamaica’s Elaine Thompson waves after a women’s 100-meter heat during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) Thousands of Jamaica track and field fans turned out at the Milo Western Relays held at the alternative GC Foster College venue last weekend, and were impressed with the performances of top athletes like veteran sprinters and Olympic champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson.New sprint relay record The two sprinters, running for their club MVP Track Club in the women 4 x 100 relay helped their team to set a new record of 43.23 seconds.According to reports Thompson ran the second leg brilliantly to giver her team the lead, which third leg runner maintained, handing over to Fraser-Pryce who took the baton home in what was described as a “resounding win”.Both athletes expressed delight at their individual performances, as well as the success they were able to enjoy as a group.Looking forward to successful 2019 season Thompson, 26, the defending 100 and 200 meters Olympic champion who was hampered last season with leg and foot injuries said she “felt great” after the race, and wants to pace herself for the long season ahead. Her target for the season is the World Championship to held in from September 27 to October 6 in Doha, Qatar. She said its her plan to maintain her health, take the season race by race and perform her bestA toe injury seriously Fraser-Pryce performance in the 2017 season, before she took time off from the track to give birth to her son. She has returned to the track determined to have a good, injury free season. She said her plan is to continue training hard and “have injury free races each time.” She is also looking forward to participating in international meets this season, including with Thompson, and is looking towards this year’s Penn Relays, and the World Championships.last_img read more

Johan Königslehner eyes Svenska return with Glitnor Group

first_img JPJ Group terminates InterCasino and Vera&John’s UK presence August 6, 2019 Submit JPJ Group navigates UK headwinds as firm prepares for Gamesys enlargement August 13, 2019 Share Altenar makes Swedish debut through LuckyCasino launch June 17, 2019 Related Articles Former Vera&John Chief Executive Johan Königslehner has stated his intent on joining the upcoming re-regulated Swedish online gambling market, inbound for 1 January 2019.Königslehner is heading up new online gambling outfit Glitnor Group, which this week completed the takeover of LuckyCasino (LuckyCasino.com) from Malta-based operator Viral Interactive for an undisclosed fee.An enterprise founding team member of Vera&John, a European online casino property sold to Intertain Group in 2014 for $130 million, Königslehner seeks to become a lead player in Sweden’s new marketplace.In its market update, the new industry incumbent details that it has drafted a team of experienced industry executives seeking to capitalise on Swedish market developments.“Our team has many years in developing high-growth B2C casino brands such as Vera&John in emerging and mature regulated markets.” Königslehner states on his return to online gambling. “We are tapping into the fast-growing pay and play concept developing in Sweden and Finland with no account creation needed and instant withdrawals. We believe this concept is part of the future and shall be successful in the regulated Swedish market next year.”Taking over Viral Interactive assets, Glitnor Group will maintain the services of CEO Daniel Eriksson as new Head of Business Development.“Being part of building Viral Interactive to where it is and developing the LuckyCasino brand has been a great experience,” Eriksson said. “Joining Glitnor and driving their business development forward in this next period of growth is a challenge that I’m really looking forward to. Share StumbleUponlast_img read more