Wilder to reject Fury’s multi-million-pound offer to skip rematch

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 Deontay Wilder will not accept an offer from Tyson Fury to skip a trilogy fight and allow the Brit to face Anthony Joshua. Fury would rather take on his fellow countryman for the four heavyweight word titles, but Wilder wants an immediate rematch. The dethroned champion has three weeks to trigger a clause in his contract, which will allow him to challenge for his old title by July 18. And that would push back a clash between Fury and Joshua until November or December. “Right now, the clause for a third fight with Tyson Fury has not been activated yet,” Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel told World Boxing News. “Deontay intends to activate it, he wants the trilogy. “I can confirm Deontay will exercise his right to fight Tyson Fury next. That’s the fight Deontay wants. It will happen next.” Fury and his promoter Frank Warren had hopes Wilder would agree to sit out the rematch in exchange for a multi-million-pound fee. “I prefer to go straight to Joshua but that’s the contract,” Warren told the BBC. “If he insists on the fight, we’re locked into it. “It has to be honoured unless we reach some accommodation for him to step aside. We could pay him to step aside if he wants to do that, but that’s his choice. “It would be lucrative for him, but I have spoken to his manager and Deontay does believe he has the beating of Tyson, and he can knock him out. “I don’t believe that. I fancied Tyson to stop him before the fight at the weekend.” The trilogy fight is contracted to take place by mid-July – likely in Las Vegas – while Joshua is due to defend his belts against Kubrat Pulev on June 20. Assuming both Brits retain their titles, their undisputed clash could take place in Saudi Arabia before the end of the year.Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay WilderShelly FinkelTyson FuryWOrld Boxing Newslast_img read more

Mohammed Salah looked up to me – Eric Bekoe

first_imgFormer Asante Kotoko striker, Eric Bekoe has revealed that Liverpool Star Mohammed salah always looked up to him during his time in Egypt.Bekoe played for Egyptian side Petrojet between 2009 and 2012, after he left Kotoko.At the time, 18-year-old salah was with the youth side of Al Mokawloon. The Egyptian has since gone on to become a huge star.Bekoe, 34, has now revealed that he played a role in inspiring a young Salah.“I was a big player in Egypt. Mohamed Salah and other young Egyptian players wanted to be like,” Bekoe told Nhyira FM.“Oh yeah.“…..Mohammed Salah of Liverpool picked me as his role model. During my days at FC Petrojet, Salah was young boy playing for the youth side of Al Mokawloon who trained with Petrojet.“Salah was a left-winger who wanted to score more goals because he is clinical upfront. He sometimes cried because his efforts on wings doesn’t result in goals.“One of their coaches pushed him forward which helped his progression before leaving Egypt for FC Basel”Bekoe scored 65 goals in over eighty matches he featured for Egyptian club FC Petrojet before leaving in 2012.last_img read more

Fire guts 2 Tucville homes

first_imgBy: Kizzy ColemanA fire suspected to be electrical in origin completely ravaged two houses in a family yard at Tucville, Georgetown on Monday evening leaving at least 12 persons homeless.The destroyed Tucville, Georgetown houseThe two houses located at Lot 3 Tucville Squatting Area were completely destroyed while another in the same yard had extensive water damage.Reports reaching this newspaper stated that at about 08:00h the fire started in the 3rd building in the yard.According to owner of the house saved, Omaelli Chester, she was in her home when she heard screams of fire!“I was inside and I heard people screaming fire! fire! and I came outside and saw the back and middle houses on fire.”The woman explained that upon seeing this, she ran outside and public spirited persons hurriedly formed a bucket brigade but was unsuccessful in saving anything.“We started a bucket brigade but it did not work, the two houses were already ablaze” she grieved.She further disclosed that neighbours assisted her in bringing out her valuables as the fire was starting to catch onto her property.The visibly distressed owner of the house where the fire started, Nicola Junard explained that she smelt smoke and ran out of her home. She disclosed that the fire did not take long to spread.“Before I could even process what was happening, the fire had already spread and started to catch on the middle house”.Reports are that the owner of the middle house lives in Suriname and was made aware of the fire via telephone.When the Fire Service arrived, there was not much that could be done since the fire had already engulfed the buildings. However, they worked assiduously to save the front house from being ravaged.An investigation has been launched into the fire. – 12 homelesslast_img read more