Anthony Joshua prefers Wilder fight

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 is as hungry to unify the heavyweight division as fans are to see him try, revealing he would prioritise a Deontay Wilder bout over meeting Tyson Fury in the ring. The Watford-born champion cruised to victory in his rematch with Andy Ruiz earlier this month – putting him back on course for an iconic clash with either of the other ‘big three’ members. Fury and Wilder will fight for the second time in February, with the ‘Gypsy King’ challenging for the American’s WBC belt – while Joshua holds the IBO, IBF, WBO and WBA belts. Joshua was asked which of his rivals he would prefer to fight next: “I really don’t know. Either one of them, it doesn’t matter. “The preference would be the champion Wilder because it’s a championship fight, but Fury is so talented as well and it’s the best of British so why not? I’ll fight either one of them. “The dream would be to go for the fifth belt in 2020.” Wilder has voiced his doubts over the unification bout, and was highly critical of Joshua’s careful tactics in the ring against Ruiz. However, with Joshua’s audience figures dwarfing the American’s in his recent Luis Ortiz fight, Wilder can’t sniff at the opportunity of taking on Joshua. The ‘Bronze Bomber’s’ Fury saga is expected to become a trilogy, after the pair reached a split-decision draw at the end of 12 thrilling rounds in their first bout a year ago. Joshua re-ignited talk of fighting either man with his dominant unanimous decision win against Ruiz in Saudi Arabia, showing outstanding mental strength to reverse his embarrassing defeat to the Mexican in the summer. Talking on the shock loss, he said: “I feel that if you always look back you can always find a reason as to why you could have done things better, but honestly, I just got beaten by the better man. “I have to take it on the chin and do it better next time.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay WilderTyson Furylast_img read more

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County Board chairman says new competition proposals not workable.

first_imgTipperary’s County Board Chairman says the proposal to hold all competitions within a calendar year is just not feasible.Michael Bourke was speaking at the board’s first meeting of 2015 at the Sarsfield Centre in Thurles last night.His comments come after the GAA’s Director General Paraic Duffy re-emphasised the importance of fixture changes to deal with player welfare issues and the needs of club hurlers and footballers. The two most radical recommendations would see the All-Ireland finals finish a week earlier and the club season finish in the same year it starts.Michael Bourke says while the proposal from the GAA Central Council working group is impractical it is still likely to pass if it were put to a vote at Congress given there are only around 10 dual counties.last_img read more

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Grassley unsure how long impeachment trial may last

first_imgWASHINGTON — As the impeachment trial of President Trump begins this afternoon in the U.S. Senate, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley say he has no inkling how long the proceedings may last.“At least two weeks and beyond two weeks is pretty hard for me to say,” Grassley says. “I don’t think it would last more than the five weeks that the Clinton one did but you just don’t know. I better say, except for probably lasting at least two weeks, I just don’t know beyond that.”A resolution was passed to shorten opening arguments to two days per side, so it’ll be four days just to launch the trial. The senator-jurors have been warned, there are explicit instructions that must be followed during the trial, like no trying to sneak peaks at their smartphones. Violators could face arrest by the sergeant at arms.“I do see the rules being very strict about electronics and about being at your desk,” Grassley says. “I suppose that would not preclude bathroom breaks for individuals. Beyond that, I think everybody’s going to take this very serious.”During the impeachment trial of President Clinton in 1998, Grassley recalls the only disruption he was directly involved with was when a House member, sitting in front of Grassley, accidentally knocked over a glass of water with his elbow, soaking Grassley. With this trial, there continues to be debate over the witness list.“It’s contentious today as there will be efforts of senators on the Democratic side, led by Schumer, to ask for witnesses ahead of time,” Grassley says. “That’s going to be controversial, but with 51 votes, I’m sure those motions are going to be tabled.”Senator Grassley is the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and in that capacity swore in Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts last week so Roberts can preside over the trial.The trial is scheduled to start at noon/Central time and it will run six days a week, only taking Sundays off, and may feature 12-hour days.last_img read more

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