Golovkin Reclaims IBF Title After Gruelling 12 Rounds

Saturday night’s bout with Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko at Madison Square Garden was the first title fight Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin has had since his decision loss to Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez in September 2018. In addition to winning back the IBF and IBO middleweight titles, the latter of which he lost to Canelo in his only loss to date, Golovkin wanted to make a statement in this fight. That statement was that he is still a world class fighter despite being 37, which is around the age most boxers consider retirement. He certainly demonstrated this with his first round knockdown of Derevyanchenko, whose only loss to date was against Daniel Jacobs, but was unable to repeat this for the remainder of the fight.

The Gryphon’s Guide to Fifteen Black Athletes Who Changed the World

From refusing to let Black athletes compete to segregating the playing field so that Black athletes weren’t allowed to perform at the same time as White athletes; it is clear to say we have come a very long way. Although you may not be able to imagine a life of sport without the likes of Usain Bolt or Raheem Sterling, there are many African-American athletes which once ignored these barriers in order to not only pave the way for their fellow Black athletes in forthcoming centuries but to make the world a more equal platform. Over time, we have had the opportunity to witness many exceptional Black sporting figures that have made history and have changed the world of sport for good. We should be privileged that we were able to witness this.

Racist Crowd Mar England Victory

England fans, players, coaching staff and officials had warned of this; and it made the racism feel even more vitriolic. The t-shirts that many of the Bulgarian racists – we shall call a spade a spade – were wearing made a mockery of the UEFA ‘Respect’ slogan, with the word ‘No’ placed in front. It was clear from the outset what they thought of these concerns.