Last night, the sporting world was treated to the much-hyped middleweight clash between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez [49-1-2, 34 KOs] and Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin [37-0-1, 33 KOs]. Taking place before a capacity crowd at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, the fight delivered on its promise and will go down as one of the most memorable of this generation. Unfortunately, the event was ruined by the actions of one judge whose lopsided scoring rendered the outcome a draw.
The scorecard of judge Adalaide Byrd scored the fight very heavily in favour of Canelo. The result meant Golovkin retained his title for the 19th consecutive time. The fight was close and this is reflected in the scorecards of other judges, Dave Moretti scored 115-113 in favour of Golovkin. Judge Don Trella gave it a 114-114 draw.
Hello, my name is Jack and I support West Ham United, I made this reckless decision when I was 6-years-old. It’s weird that many of the teams we chose to support come from decisions made in our childhoods. You wouldn’t let a child make similar life-long commitments for you, but choosing a sports team is acceptable.
In my 20 years of supporting the Irons I have witnessed two relegations, a heartbreaking FA Cup Final loss and had many people laugh at my team. I wouldn’t change anything because supporting West Ham is part of my identity because they’re a great team to support.
This journey began in 1996, come with me as we re-visit my childhood growing up in the London suburb of Woodford Green – about 10 miles from Upton Park.
I fell in love with basketball during the 2012-13 NBA season, this infatuation was cemented by the wild playoffs and the unforgettable NBA Finals. Following the sport from England required many late night hoops sessions.
When first watching a new sport it is hard to find a team to support. I initially was a fan of LeBron James, recognising the once-in-a-generation talent that carried those Miami Heat teams. But I could never connect with the Heat outside of the players, the fans didn’t have the kind of passion that you could feel through the TV.
On Easter Monday I went to see relegation-doomed Leyton Orient, I was expecting this to be the club’s last home game in the Football League after 101 consecutive years. Things didn’t go as expected, in what was one of the most memorable games of football I have attended. I ended the game running around the pitch living out childhood fantasies.
David Haye [28-3, 26 KO] has lost his much-anticipated heavyweight boxing contest with underdog Tony Bellew [29-2-1, 19 KO]. It was embarrassing for Haye. Going into the fight people still regarded him as a top heavyweight, but the fight showed that the Hayemaker is long past his prime. It’s time for him to go back into retirement. Then Haye can live out his years talking to Carl Froch on Sky Sports Boxing about that time he fought George Groves in front of 80,00 people at Wembley.
Haye v Bellew was a dramatic grudge match that was heavily hyped in the build-up due to the acrimony displayed by both fighters. Punches were thrown at press conferences and insults flew between the fighters, sometimes these were directed at the audience. It was high drama and surprisingly the fight was as entertaining as it was teased to become.