The Major League Baseball game is coming to the London Stadium this summer, and will be the first to be played in the UK. The primary use of the stadium after the London Olympics in 2012 has been as the home ground of Premier league side West Ham United, but it has since hosted various sporting events. CEO of LondonStadium185, Graham Gilmore said at the time of the announcement: “We’ve hosted Premier League football, world athletics, international & domestic rugby union and league, Race of Champions in 2015 and invited some of the world’s biggest musical names to perform in concert at the venue each summer. “The event will see London Stadium further its aims to become the most widely used stadium in Europe.” MLB is following in the footsteps of the NFL which has hosted gam
The biggest and most anticipated fight of the year is happening this weekend as Deontay Wilder defends his WBC crown against Lineal champion Tyson Fury. So where can boxing fans get their fix in London on Sunday morning? Voice of London has got you covered with the map below. Tyson Fury has not faced a true test since his surprise, Fight of the Year victory against Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in 2015. Following this fight Fury’s weight ballooned as he struggled with mental health issues and he was stripped of all the gold he had won by beating the Ukrainian all-time great. After this Fury fell into a two-year hiatus and during this time, Deontay Wilder compiled victories against the likes of Luis Ortiz and Bermane Stiverne which firmly placed him at the top of the heavy
The NFL’s International Series continues this weekend as the LA Chargers welcome the Tennessee Titans to their ‘home’ for the day, Wembley Stadium. The Chargers come into the game as the favourites having won three games on the spin, while the Titans have lost their last two including a heavy defeat to the Baltimore Ravens last week. https://twitter.com/Chargers/status/1053191382158974976 However, if the regular season ended now, the Titans would win their division without holding a winning record, their record of 3-3 would not be enough to earn them second place in any other division. The Chargers on the other hand, who do hold a winning record of 4-2, are in second place in their division. With future hall of fame quarterback Philip Rivers as efficient and dominant as ever an
Wasps winger Christian Wade looks set for a shocking switch from Rugby Union to American football after it emerged he would be leaving the Coventry based team to pursue a future in the NFL. Wade, who received his first and only cap for England in 2013, is currently third in the all-time Premiership try-scorers list with 82 tries all of which coming for Wasps. The 27-Year-old is the third professional rugby player over the last two years to have made the transition from Rugby to American football. Alex Gray made the switch from professional sevens rugby in 2017 and joined the Atlanta Falcons, while Christian Scotland-Williamson, a former lock for Worcester Warriors joined The Pittsburgh Steelers as a tight-end in 2018. What sets Wade apart from the previous players who have made the ...