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Gary Neville’s Struggles and Criticising Critics

Countless times, I’ve heard friends, pub-goers and general people criticising life, art and culture. I fall foul of it myself daily. The ease by which we can criticise the work of others has given voice to anyone and everyone: the prevalence and ubiquity of social media given rise to outbursts of obnoxious opinion at any and every happening, be it ...

Magnussen replaces “crashtor” at Renault

The announcement that Kevin Magnussen is set to replace Pastor Maldonado at Renault for the coming season, seems like a victory for: persistence, hard work and common sense! In theory the decision would seem a little unfair, Maldonado has five years experience in formula 1 and an excellent victory at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix to his name. Where as ...

Khan to fight Alavrez for middleweight title

In a move that has stunned the boxing world, Amir Khan has signed to fight Mexican poster boy Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on the 7th of May in Las Vegas. The fight will be for Canelo’s WBC middleweight title albeit at a catch weight of 155 pounds. This is 5 pounds below the middleweight limit, so not quite the jump of ...

Kovalev “krushes” Pascal

Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev defended his unified light-heavyweight titles with a one sided bludgeoning of Quebec favourite Jean Pascal. The Russian demolished the Canadian based fighter over seven very one sided rounds on Saturday night.

The fight was a sequel to their earlier contest that took place in March of last year, which was a far more competitive affair. In that fight Pascal was stopped in the eighth round but made life far more difficult for Kovalev, landing some huge shots of his own.

The only similarity in the rematch was the fact that Pascal was stopped. After teaming up with new trainer Freddie Roach it was hoped that this collaboration could produce something different and upset the odds. It was not the case and Roach was ready to halt proceedings earlier but Pascal, desperate to go out on his shield, begged for one more round. However by the seventh Roach had witnessed enough and correctly pulled his man out. Roach has since been quoted as saying that Pascal simply found Kovalev's power "overwhelming."    

After the contest

Ruthless Djokovic destroys Murray

In what turned out to be a rather uncompetitive Australian open final, Novak Djokovic dismantled British hopeful Andy Murray with comparative ease. In three sets with scores of 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) the Serb out moved and out fought the heavy hitting Scot. What was expected to be a highly competitive semi-final and final (in the opinion of the current ...

The welterweight issue

On Saturday night Danny Garcia defeated Robert Guerrero to claim the vacant WBC welterweight title. The fight, in Los Angeles, was won with scores of 116-112 on all three of the judges score cards. The fight potentially paves the way for an electric showdown between 5 of the divisions main protagonists. On Monday the undefeated sensation Keith Thurman signed to ...

Australian open round up

The first Grand Slam of the season is rapidly approaching its conclusion with plenty of drama along the way. Firstly there was the shock, or lack of it now maybe, of Nadal losing so early on. Then there was the sad news that Nigel Sears, Andy Murray’s father in law, had collapsed at court side whilst watching Ana Ivanovic compete, ...

Rafa ruined in Australia

Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian open after losing a five set thriller to fellow compatriot Fernando Verdasco. In a match lasting over four and a half hours, the former world number one lost with scores of 7-6 (8-6) 4-6 3-6 7-6 (4-7) 6-2 in favour of Verdasco. In what might be observed as further evidence of the decline ...

Haye Hammers De Mori

After approximately two minutes, David Haye had completed his return to heavyweight boxing by easily dispatching his overmatched opponent Mark De Mori. In front of a sold out 02 arena, amongst a bizarre promotional production, Haye took centre stage a little after ten pm (GMT). The proceedings went according to plan in what was clearly the “David Haye Show.” Had he lost ...

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