Monthly Archives: April 2019

PHOTOS: Rances Barthelemy and Robert Easter Jr. Fight to Split-Draw in Las Vegas

Robert Easter Jr. and Rances Barthelemy fought to a split-draw on Saturday night (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, with the vacant WBA lightweight title on the line, former two-division champion Rances Barthelemy and former IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. fought to an uneventful split-draw verdict. The bout aired on SHOWTIME from the Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The fight was largely void of any real action, with scorecards reading 115-113 Barthelemy, 115-113 Easter, and 114-114.

4 Must-Haves for Basketball Enthusiasts

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Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. Hundreds of people play while others are die-hard basketball fans. Some also involve themselves in basketball predictions that help them forecast the outcome of specific matches. Almost all basketball players train hard to improve their skills on the court. If you are a basketball enthusiast, you probably know the rules and signals that govern the direction. However, like any other sport, basketball requires a variety of accessories and equipment. As the game advances, experts have also introduced new accessories. In 2019, here are four must-haves for basketball enthusiasts.

PHOTOS: Terence Crawford Defends WBO Welterweight Title With Sixth Round TKO Over Amir Khan

Terence Crawford defeated Amir Khan on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, April 20, WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford successfully defended his title for a second time with a sixth round TKO over former champion Amir Khan. The fight, which took place on ESPN pay per view from Madison Square Garden in New York, may not have ended how Crawford wanted or expected, but his perfect record and lofty goals are still intact.

Crawford dropped Khan in the first round and had a commanding lead midway through. In frame six, an accidental low blow from Crawford put Khan down, with the British star and his corner electing not to continue, granting the champion with a TKO victory.

PHOTOS: Terence Crawford and Amir Khan Face off at Final Press Conference

Terence Crawford faces Amir Khan on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

We are inching closer to boxing’s next significant showdown, as WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford will face off with former world champion Amir Khan on Saturday night from Madison Square Garden in New York. While Crawford (34-0, 25 KO’s) is understandably a huge favorite heading into the fight, Khan (33-4, 20 KO’s) does have enough experience, speed, and skills to at least make the ESPN pay per view matchup interesting.

During Wednesday’s final press conference, Crawford revealed that this is far from just an ordinary showcase for him.

PHOTOS: Vasyl Lomachenko and Anthony Crolla go Face to Face in Los Angeles

Vasyl Lomachenko faces Anthony Crolla this weekend (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Tomorrow night, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, WBA/WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his titles against former champion Anthony Crolla in a bout that will be aired on the ESPN + streaming app.

This isn’t the fight that fans, nor Top Rank, Lomachenko’s promoter, preferred. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum was eyeing IBF champion Richard Commey for this date, but the rugged Ghanaian injured his right hand in his title-winning second round knockout over Isa Chaniev on February 2, eliminating him as an option.

4 Tennis Tournaments You Should Know About

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Tennis lovers around the world are patiently waiting for the upcoming Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments to begin. Whether you are interested in the men’s tournaments that operate under Association of Tennis Professionals or the women’s tournaments that are in a group called Women’s Tennis Association, there are a circuit of tournaments that you should not miss to watch every year. These tournaments are very competitive with most of the players being famous tennis players, good facilities and a lump sum of money and prizes to be won.

In this article, we will focus on the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments that you should know about. Basically, there are four major tennis events that happen annually.

Will Tiger Roll Remain on a Roll at the Grand National?

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Tiger Roll enters this year’s Grand National as not only the defending champion, but also as this year’s Cheltenham Glenfarclas Chase winner. The past 12 months have seen the Irish Thoroughbred win three of his four races, the only loss came at the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham in November.

Despite that, Tiger Roll is on a roll, and looking at the Grand National betting options on Betfair, he is the favorite to retain his title. The bookies have given Tiger Roll a price of 7/2, some way ahead of second favourite Rathvinden, who comes in at 9/1.

Will Errol Spence Jr. and Shawn Porter Collide Later This Year?

Errol Spence Jr. dominated Mikey Garcia last month in Texas (Photo: Fox Sports)

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By Chris Robinson

Errol Spence Jr.’s stock is as high as ever following his commanding unanimous decision victory over Mikey Garcia last month in Arlington, Texas. Fighting on FOX pay per view, Spence had little trouble in handling the four-division world champion from Riverside, CA in front of over 47,000 fans inside of the AT&T Stadium. After 12 rounds, scorecards reading 120-108 and 120-107 twice saw Spence raise his record to 25-0 (21 KO’s), as well as his overall standing in the sport.

And another fight may be just around the corner. According to Mike Coppinger, Spence very well could be lined up with a September showdown with WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter. It’s a fight that has made sense for a few years now, and the pieces finally appear to be falling into place.