Joshua Begging for Unification Fight, Says Wilder

first_imgAnthony Joshua’s team  are “begging” for a world heavyweight unification bout, says WBC champion Deontay Wilder.The American, 33, controversially drew with Britain’s Tyson Fury in Los Angeles earlier this month. Anthony Joshua The WBC has since sanctioned a direct rematch after a “unanimous agreement” in a meeting of the board of governors.“They’re definitely begging now. His management have been trying to reach out to mine all of a sudden,” Wilder told Joe Rogan’s podcast on Monday.“He could have had this opportunity, he had many opportunities; he could have fought Luis Ortiz, he could have fought me, he had a chance to fight (Tyson) Fury.“But people want to know who’s the best, especially after seeing this Fury fight, and I’ve been trying to show people who is the best. I’m always going to say I’m the best until I’m defeated.”A bout between WBC champion Wilder and Joshua – who holds the IBF and WBO, WBA belts – would unify the titles in the heavyweight division.Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has previously engaged in failed negotiations with Wilder’s team.The 29-year-old British boxer is yet to confirm an opponent for his next fight on 13 April at Wembley Stadium, with Hearn saying “it comes down to what Wilder wants to do”.“Wilder is our absolute first and golden choice,” Hearn said.“Anthony will then become undisputed champion and then I think it’s only right Fury gets his shot as well.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Policeman in hot water for shooting Itaballi man

first_imgA Police constable is in hot water after he allegedly used excessive force on a man with whom he had an argument at Itaballi Check Point, Region Seven. The incident occurred at about 20:00h on Friday evening.According to reports, the constable was responding to a report of domestic violence in the area when he came into contact with the accused, resulting in an argument.During the heated argument, the Policeman was accused of hitting the man to the head with his service revolver, causing him to fall. The Constable then discharged a round, hitting the man to his upper chest.After the shooting, the constable took the man to the Bartica Regional Hospital where he was admitted, and is now in a stable but serious condition.The rank, according to reports, fled the area but was later arrested at the Tiperu Crossing.The Office of Professional Responsibility has launched a probe into the purported breaches of standard operating procedures in relation to the report of domestic violence.last_img read more