Nigel Benn vs Gerald McClellan: A Beautiful War and it’s Tragic Ending

BOXING AT ITS MOST BRUTAL. 💥Nigel Benn vs Gerald McClellan💥 was a professional boxing match contested on 25 February 1995 for the WBC super middleweight championship. Benn was victorious when Gerald McClellan was counted out in the 10th round while dropped on one knee. Shortly after the match ended, McClellan collapsed...

Calcio Fiorentino – a Bruising, Anarchic and Exhilarating Spectacle of Sport

Calcio Fiorentino – does that ring any bells in terms sports?  It is almost certainly not one you played at school but it has weathered the centuries well and is still played in its home town of Florence.   It has been played since the sixteenth century.  The game –...

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Observation from the Milan Derby

AC Milan met Inter Milan for the first Milan derby for the 2010-21 season.  The match was an enthralling one, ending in a competitive 2-1 win for the ‘I Rossoneri.’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored early in the match, 13th and 16th minute before Romelu Lukaku put pulled one back for Inter Milan in the 28th minute. These were the only goals of the game. The win for AC Milan was their first since 2016 against their...

Talking Points – Merseyside Derby: Everton 2: 2 Liverpool

Excitement and anticipation were in the air, as the Merseyside derby kicked off on Saturday. Coming into this game, a lot had been written about the decade-old dominance by the red part of Merseyside in this derby. Carlo Ancelotti, the Everton coach had reposed his faith in the team stating in the pre-match conference, stating how his team looked focussed and was in good spirits. While Jurgen Klopp, who was still smarting from...

How NRL Finals Week Three Went Down

All eyes now turn to the Grand Finals of the NRL and the NRLW, following the latest weekend of games. Storm v Raiders The Melbourne Storm met the Canberra Raiders in Brisbane, playing for a Grand Final that meant everything to both of them. The night got off to an eventful start as a major outage caused disruptions at the ticket gate, leaving 20,000 fans locked out at kickoff. On the field, Storm hit the accelerator from...

A Happy Ending to a Tumultuous NBA Season

The NBA season came to a conclusion last weekend with the Los Angeles Lakers led by Finals Most Valuable Player, LeBron James, defeating the Miami Heat four games to two.  It was the Lakers 17th NBA championship (although my son won argue that we should only count the Los Angeles titles (12) and not the Minneapolis ones (5)  But that's another article for another day. While it was not the way I had hoped with...

Joshua Defends World Titles against Pulev on December 12

Anthony Joshua will make his much-awaited return to the ring on December 12. He will defend his unified world titles against his IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev. Pulev won a final eliminator against Hughie Fury to become IBF no.1 challenger. The fight is scheduled to be at the 02 and despite there being no crowds allowed at the moment, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing hopes that this will change. He claimed that they are hoping to...

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 set for Jan. 23

If you’ve followed the UFC for a while, you know that former, two-division champion, Conor McGregor (22-4), likes to do things his own way in the UFC. Well, he has done it again. Conor McGregor originally took to Twitter inviting Dustin Poirier (26-6) to take part in a charity fight outside of the UFC. It wasn’t long before the organization stepped in, regaining control of the fight that fans desperately wanted to see. What makes this...

Boxing Judges: Corrupt or Incompetent?

Are Boxing Judges Corrupt or Incompetent? First of all, let me say this. This article is probably no more than a couple of handfuls of judges. My experience has been that most boxing judges are honorable people and do their best to see and judge a fight fairly. However, there have been enough “stinkers of decisions” to at least make us pause to wonder about the integrity and/or competence of some boxing judges. Certain fights have...

The Bledisloe Cup 2020: Round 2

In what would have been the perfect start to the Bledisloe Cup for Australia under coach Dave Rennie’s campaign, ended in an emphatic draw as both sides played to a 16 a-piece score. Many rugby enthusiasts saw Rennie’s Wallabies give a fighting chance against a fierce-looking New Zealand side, however, Australia surprised the world with a very convincing performance. The unfortunately missed penalty by Wallaby, Reece Hodge, was one of the factors that would have...

Lomachenko Lopez: Battle For Lightweight Supremacy

On October 17 we will see the most anticipated fight of 2020. After being number one at three different weight Divisions and arguably the pound-for-pound king, Unified world champion Vasyl Lomachenko will attempt the ultimate dream. He will battle IBF lightweight title-holder, Teofimo Lopez, to become undisputed champion live and free on ESPN. A fight that was originally scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden; May 30 on ESPN Pay-Per-View, it like many other...

Trevor Bauer will sign with the…? 4 Teams

Trevor Bauer is likely to win the National League Cy Young, which is awarded to the best pitcher in the MLB.  Where will he go in free agency is unknown. He has been trolling on social media recently with tweets that say "@Dodgers are short on starting pitching right now? You don’t say." and asking fans of certain teams what spots he should check out in their city after his meeting with the team. He...
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