Related South Africa eSports team finish 14th at the World Championships South African to take part in World Drone Championships African Hockey Championships: Hosts South Africa eye Rio Olympic Games qualification Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos admits he is concerned and disappointed with his form ahead of the World Championships set for Russia later this year. He lost out to countryman Myles Brown in the 200 meter freestyle in the South African championships earlier this week and he only just managed to obtain the qualifying time in his main event, the two hundred meter butterfly. He told our reporter Dan Williams that he is still confident of winning gold in Russia.
Maxi Curran’s Donegal U21’s will face Monaghan in the Ulster U21 semi-final.Maxi Curran’s Donegal U21 side have been rewarded for their superb late, late win over Cavan last night with a semi-final meeting with Monaghan.Donegal looked dead and buried as the clock ticked towards the final minute of injury-time.However, a long ball inside by St Eunan’s star Conor Parke was collected superbly by Ciaran Thompson who offloaded to Ryan McHugh who dispatched his effort expertly to back of the Cavan net to send Donegal through. Donegal were dominant throughout but were very wasteful in front of goals and they almost paid the ultimate price for that wastefulness.Donegal’s reward is a semi-final date with Monaghan who put a strong Derry side to the sword last night.Derry had star player Neil McNicholl dismissed just before the interval and that proved very costly for the Oak Leafers.Monaghan used the extra man advantage to great effect in the second period and ran out comfortable four-point winners. Donegal will hope to have Willie Gillespie back fit for that clash with the Farney County.While Darrach O’Connor who was forced off with a knee injury will also be hoping to be fully fit for that clash next Wednesday night. ULSTER U21 CHAMPIONSHIP: HEROIC PERFORMANCE EARNS DONEGAL SEMI-FINAL DATE WITH MONAGHAN was last modified: March 19th, 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:CavandonegalGAAMaxi CurranMonaghannewsSportUlster U21 Championship
Tokyo, Nov 5 (AFP) Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said Monday he will come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer half his age, Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year’s Eve in Saitama.The 41-year-old unbeaten American, who won world titles in five different weight divisions and was considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the sport, out-boxed Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor in his last fight in August 2017.That victory improved his boxing record to a perfect 50-0, but the format or rules for his meeting with the baby-faced Nasukawa were not specified by the Japanese mixed martial arts promoters RIZIN.Mayweather posted a teaser photo on his Instagram feed at the weekend, showing him wearing kickboxing gloves.”I want to give the people what they want — blood, sweat and tears,” Mayweather told a news conference in Tokyo after reportedly flying into Japan on his private jet.”It’s always been a goal of mine to go outside out of the US and display my talent. The world has never seen Mayweather compete live in (Japan),” he added, promoting the cross-code bout as an expansion of his businesses to the Far East.”I want to continue to build my relationship with Money Team Tokyo. We’ve been making some huge fights happen in the US, but we look forward to taking the Mayweather Promotions banner and the TMT banner worldwide.” Nasukawa, who is described in the press release as “perhaps the best combat sports prospect (Japan) has ever seen”, boasts a 27-0 record but has never competed as a professional boxer.advertisement- ‘Gym rat’ -=============The 20-year-old with a bleached-blond quiff called it an “easy decision” to accept the offer to face Mayweather in Saitama, north of Tokyo.”It was a surprise offer but I accepted without hesitation,” said Nasukawa.”I don’t care what the rules are. I want to be the man who changes history. I’ll do that with these fists, with one punch — just watch.” Mayweather insisted Nasukawa would be no pushover.”He’s young and he’s undefeated so it’s obvious he’s doing something right,” he said.”This kid right here is an unbelievable talent, he looks like a gym rat,” added Mayweather.”He’s very special, he’s fast, he’s strong. I’m older now and when it comes to experience, I have it on my side. He has youth on his side and he’s going to bring a lot of excitement.”Mayweather, who stopped McGregor in the 10th round last year after coming out of retirement for a $275 million pay day, had been flirting with the idea of a rematch with the Irishman or facing McGregor’s recent MMA conqueror, the fearsome Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov.”I’ve been blessed to be in the sport a long time and to make over a billion dollars in the sport,” added Mayweather.”But this particular bout is special as far as giving people something they’ve never seen before.”I’m not really worried about the weight class or rules — it’s about me displaying my skills against another skilful fighter. I just want to entertain.” (AFP) APAAPA