‘My bout against Reyes will be similar to Mayweather-Pacquiao fight’- Tagoe

first_imgBoxer Emmanuel Tagoe believes his fight against Joebert Reyes will be as exciting as the mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Manny Pacquiao.The Ghanaian will be looking to win the vacant WBA International Lightweight championship against his Filipino opponent on Friday at the Tennis Court of the Accra Sports Stadium.A win for Tagoe would see him break into the top 15 rankings in the WBA, which will push him forward towards getting a world title shot.The talented boxer aside being confident of securing the win believes he will sell out an exciting bout on Friday which can only be rivalled by the Mega May 2 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Manny Pacquiao.“A lot of people have been talking about that bout [Mayweather vrs Pacquiao] but I have brought that fight to Ghana,” he said at a press conference on Tuesday. “So why will you be at home? This is Ghana versus the Philippines and that is why I am being called the Ghana Mayweather.“If you sit at home and decide not to come to this fight then I don’t see how you can ever have interest in boxing.”Friday’s bout which is being staged by Baby Jet Promotions is in partnership with SuperSport and sponsored by Mama Vits, Starr FM and Best Western Premier Hotel.last_img read more

Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma named to All-Rookie first team; Lonzo Ball makes second team

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kuzma said Ball has been a regular presence in the weight room after missing 30 games during his rookie season, including the final 10 due to a left knee contusion.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“He has been in there pretty much every day I have been in here around this time,” Kuzma said. “You can tell he is taking the weight room a lot more serious and that is going to help him by allowing him to recover faster, and hopefully next year be on the court more because of that weight room.The Lakers’ front-office duo of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka challenged Ball during exit interviews that this would be the biggest summer of his life and Walton said for Ball “it’s going to be about getting in the weight room, it’s going to be about getting in the gym every single day.” EL SEGUNDO — When players were asked on Lakers media day to write their season goals on the bottom of a photograph, Kyle Kuzma quickly jotted down the achievement he was chasing: to make the All-Rookie team.On Tuesday, Kuzma officially checked that box when the NBA announced the 27th draft pick was voted to the first team alongside rookies Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics and Lauri Markkanen of the Chicago Bulls.“A lot of rookies don’t come into the league and have that type of leeway that Coach (Luke) Walton and his staff really gave me,” Kuzma said Tuesday at the Lakers’ practice facility. “So a lot of it goes to them and of course I am out there doing what I do but to have a leash like that as a rookie definitely helped.”Kuzma received 93 of 100 possible first-team votes from a panel of media members, finishing fourth in voting among all rookies. Second overall pick Lonzo Ball finished seventh in media voting, earning second-team honors.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersKuzma tied for the team lead in points per game, averaging 16.1 points to go with 6.3 rebounds while shooting 45 percent from the field. He was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in October and November.Since the Lakers ended their season with a 115-100 victory over the Clippers for their 35th win, Kuzma has regularly posted videos and photos to social media showing the work he is doing in the gym and weight room.Asked Tuesday if he had added muscle, Kuzma grinned and said, “Can you tell?”“I want to be a really good player in this league,” he said. “One of the top players. So that all comes with being out here and working and being consistent and diligent with the work.”Ball, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists.last_img read more

Mumbai Police use a PUBG red zone reference to remind people to social distance!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Hindustan Times/PUBGAdvertisement jscnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs965uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E86( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5ufyoz9Would you ever consider trying this?😱abta6Can your students do this? 🌚4icyqRoller skating! Powered by Firework As India observes the nationwide lock down due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, social media has been the gateway to promote awareness amongst the citizens of the country about the dos and don’ts for preventing any further contamination of COVID-19. From sportspersons to celebrities, and even many govt organisations have taken to different social media platforms to promote the message. However, Mumbai Police have found a very interesting way to remind the people to stay indoors, by making a reference to the famous video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Hindustan Times/PUBGAs the Coronavirus outbreak has caused major devastation across the globe, staying self isolated in everyone’s own homes is the way to battle out the deadly virus. Mumbai Police made a witty comparison to the current situation in the country to the Red Zone occurrence in PUBG.Like a temporary danger zone, a Red Zone in a PUBG match means the players must find a house or a building to stay indoors and survive, until the zone passes, which sounds very similar to the real-life situation humanity is facing at the moment.Advertisement On Monday, the official Twitter handle of Mumbai Police shared a clip of a PUBG match, where the player is seen indoors in a red zone, as explosions are seen outside. “Every player knows – when in a red zone, always stay at home! #GamingLessons #Safety101 #TakingOnCorona” the clip was captioned with. Check it out below-The tweet soon went viral among the Twitterati for the creativity shown by Mumbai Police, and till now has over 71k views and 4.6 likes. Followers were impressed with the idea of using PUBG for providing ‘gaming lessons’ which are also effective in the real life scenario.Since Maharashtra has become the worst affected state, with the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country, this was a clever initiative by Mumbai Police to urge its citizens to remain indoors and avoid going out in the current ‘red zone’.There has been 5,221 confirmed cases reported in Maharashtra, and 251 patients have succumbed to the virus.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sports India Exclusive: Jamuna Boro: Mary Kom helps me in my training camps!Call of Duty Mobile C’ship 2020 will have a prize pool of Rs. 7,60,60,500! Advertisementlast_img read more