Anthony Joshua extended his unbeaten run in the heavyweight division last night defeating Carlos Takam after a 10th round stoppage. Many were expecting the fight to end sooner as Takam had only 12 days notice. Yet he exceeded expectations taking the Brit all the way to the 10th round, despite sustaining an eye injury in round 4. Since the eye injury, the referee and doctors were making sure Takam was still fit to carry on but the experienced heavyweight’s injury only spurred him on. Could the fight have gone further? Many thought the fight was stopped too early. Considering the physical damage Takam sustained throughout the rounds the Cameroonian did not look fazed by Joshua’s punches in round 10, which begs the question: should the fight have gone on? https://twitter.com/Ch
Despite starting from third on the grid in the Mexican Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton is all set to reclaim F1 world championship today. The domination Lewis Hamilton has imposed on the rest of the F1 batch throughout the season means his overall triumph today is all but inevitable; and he would really have to make an enormous effort not to be crowned a world champion after the Mexican GP. What has to happen to keep the title race on? To lift the trophy, Hamilton needs just nine points from the remaining three races: in Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. In other words, in order to NOT become the fifth driver to ever win four F1 championships tomorrow he would have to be waived through the chequered flag as the sixth driver, or later, on the Mexican circuit. AND, that's only if the win
Anthony Martial scored the only goal of the game between Manchester United and Tottenham to kick off this weekend's Premier League football. In the last ten minutes of the second half, Romelu Lukaku headed the ball forwards to give Martial a clear scoring chance; and the Frenchman didn't miss, netting his fourth league goal after coming off the bench. Martial came on as a substitute replacing Marcus Rashford in the 70th minute. The first ten minutes of the game were dominated by Manchester United and it looked as though the Red Devils were ready to go all out against Spurs. However, as the first half progressed, Spurs began to settle and maintained possession of the ball until the end of the first period. The second half started in a similar fashion, although United had a li...
Crystal Palace have been breaking records for all the wrong reasons this season. When they lost at home to Southampton in September, they became the first Premier League side ever to lose their first five matches of the season without scoring a goal. https://soundcloud.com/user-553654173/mark-ritson-speaks-to-reuben-pinder Palace continued to break that record until October 14th when they beat reigning champions Chelsea 2-1. Something seemed to have changed, and not just the fact that talisman Wilfried Zaha had returned from injury. Something intangible. The spirit was back. Optimism was in the air at Selhurst Park. Alas, it was a false dawn, and the following weekend the Eagles’ wings were clipped as they suffered another defeat to nil away at Newcastle. Palace are already on thei