American boxer Deontay Wilder has officially confirmed his rematch with Tyson Fury a day after posting a Twitter video where he claimed ‘no one can take his pride and that the war has just begun’.
Wilder lost his first professional fight to Fury on February 23, losing his WBC belt to the Gypsy King in the process.
Fury bulldozed Wilder throughout the match, knocking him out twice before Wilder’s trainer Mark Breland was forced to throw in the towel seeing his athlete had suffered extensive ear and mouth damage.
A lot of boxing fans wanted to see an a fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua next, given that Fury had fought Wilder twice and outclassed him in both, but Wilder has chosen to trigger the rematch clause signed in his contract with Fury and a July date has been agreed.
“Wilder’s representatives formally notified us last night that they have accepted the rematch,” Bob Arum, Fury’s co-promoter and owner of Top Rank promotions told Ringside Reporter Live on Sunday.
“It’s going to happen in the summer before the Olympics.”
Arum admitted he was not sure Wilder will have fully recovered by July following the bruising, two-knockdown defeat, which saw him suffer a badly-cut ear and lip.
After Fury’s impressive win over Wilder where he taught Wilder some boxing essentials, Wilder gave off a series of excuses why he lost the match.
“I had no legs,” Wilder said. “I’m surprised I went that long. I had no legs, and I knew I was in for a fight with these legs and the condition I was in. It was crazy. But, you know, again, it’s nobody’s fault but mine.”
“I wore the costume that was that heavy, and I paid the price. I traded the tribute to men and women [for] my title, and you know, as a warrior, I was gonna fight.
“My job was to fight under any circumstances, as a king, and that’s what I did. And I don’t take nothing back.”
BREAKING: INEC Headquarters In Enugu Destroyed By Fire
BREAKING: INEC Headquarters In Enugu Destroyed By Fire—-The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Fire on Sunday night gutted the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu State.
This reliable platform gathered that it was gathered that the fire may have been started by suspected arsonists.
The fire at the headquarter located at number 1 Achi Street by Agric Bank Bus stop in Independence Layout, Enugu, was confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mohammed Aliyu.
The commissioner, who did not respond to further questions, said that he was still at the scene of the incident to save the office from the disaster.
It was, however, gathered at the time of filing this report, that the Enugu State Fire Service as well as the Federal Fire Service were also doing everything possible to quench the fire.
Several calls made to INEC officials especially the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Emeka Ononamadu and the Public Relations Officer were not picked.
Photographs shared on Facebook showed vehicles parked inside the premises on fire.
The fire was also shown raging inside the one-storey building.
TGM reports that the incident is happening barely one week after the agency’s office in Obollo-Afor, Udenu was razed.
The spokesperson of the state Police Command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, had stated that preliminary investigation suggests that the fire in the Obollo-Afor office of INEC, which was eventually put out before it could spread to other offices around the building, may have been caused by a power surge due to a sudden power supply to the building.
He added that the state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, ordered the cordoning off of the scene and launch of a thorough investigation to further ascertain the actual cause of the fire outbreak and damages incurred.
This online newspaper reports that INEC’s offices in Abia State and Akwa Ibom have recently been gutted by fire.
BREAKING: President Muhammadu Buhari Son-In-Law Declared Wanted Over N31 Billion Fraud
BREAKING: President Muhammadu Buhari Son-In-Law Declared Wanted Over N31 Billion Fraud—-Gimba Yau Kumo, the son-in-law of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared wanted over N31 billion fraud.
The Genius Media Nigeria reports that Gimba Yau Kumo and two others were on Thursday declared wanted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, over diversion and misappropriation of $65 million National Housing fund.
Buhari son-in-law, a former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, who in 2016 married Mr Buhari’s second daughter Fatima, Mr. Tarry Rufus and Mr. Bola Ogunsola, were declared wanted over misappropriation and diversion of $65 million National Housing fund.
ICPC Spokesperson, Azuka C. Ogugua, in a statement, urged the public to provide information about the whereabouts of Mr Kumo and his cohort.
“The persons whose pictures appear above, Mr. Tarry Rufus, Mr. Gimba Yau Kumo and Mr. Bola Ogunsola, are hereby declared WANTED by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in connection with issues bordering on misappropriation of National Housing Funds and diversion of the sum of Sixty Five Million dollars ($65,000,000),” the commission said.
Before now, Mr Kumo was being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over a N3billon fraud.
Though President Buhari campaigned on riding Nigerian public service of corruption, saying Nigeria must kill corruption before it kills Nigerians, his allies and associates have been fingered in sundry corruption cases.
Meanwhile, Peoples Gazette reported how late Isa Funta, an ally of Mr Buhari, got millions of naira from Federal Inland Revenue Service and how present Acting EFCC Chair was involved theft before he was tapped for the job by Mr. Buhari.
Transparency International in its 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) reported In January, that Nigeria’s ratings plunged to 149 on a categorised scale for “highly corrupt” countries — three places down from its 146th position in 2019.
BREAKING: BUA Chairman Visits Ghanaian President [PHOTO]
The Genius Media Nigeria gathered that the essence of the meeting was to foster African economic integration, AfCFTA, development and social impact in the continent.
The African Continental Free Trade Area is a free trade area founded in 2018, with trade commencing as of 1 January 2021. It was created by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement among 54 of the 55 African Union nations
- BREAKING: INEC Headquarters In Enugu Destroyed By Fire
- Imade Receives Surprise Dior Saddle N1500000 Bag From Davido [VIDEO]
- Trouble With Nigeria; Insecurity And The Crisis Of Leadership
- Shina Peller At 45, The Best Is Yet To Come For The Youths In Nigerian Politics – Governor Fayemi
- Watch As Sunday Igboho Escaped Another DSS Attack In Osun
Education2 years ago
How To Check JAMB 2019 Result, Visit : jamb.org.ng/efacility
News2 years ago
Wife Tears South East Governor’s Shirt In Public For Inviting Mistress To State Function
Religion9 months ago
See 50 Happy Sallah Messages, Prayers For Friends, Family – #EidalFitr2020
Breaking12 months ago
BREAKING: Obaseki Submits Form For Edo Governorship Election – #Edo2020
Crime1 year ago
VIDEO: Mob Inserts Pepper In Slay Queen V.J For Stealing Phone [18+]
News1 year ago
What Rivaldo Said On Messi Vs Eric Abidal Clash
News1 year ago
DOCTOR: “Kobe Bryant Died Because of His Incestuous Affair With His 13-year-old Daughter, Gianni”
News2 weeks ago
TRENDING: Pastor’s Wife Who Mistakenly Sends Her N*de Video To Church Whatsapp Group Attempts Suicide