Image Credit: GettyImages It is challenging to to write an unbiased report about the historic rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool. Neutrals will inevitably pick a side, both clubs are loathed and loved across the […]
Image Credit: Ungry Young Man, Flickr, 24/10/18 Players, Supporters and Legends have all come together over the last week to celebrate 100 years of Leeds United. The club anthem was sung loud and proud in […]
Image Cred: theguardian.com When Patrick Day and Charles Conwell faced each other on Saturday 12th October, it was supposed to be one of the most memorable nights of their lives so far. Both fighters had […]
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.
In games across the globe, footballers have to deal with racial insults both on and off the pitch, prompting fans to ask whether officials are doing enough to prevent it.
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.
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.
Image Credit: talksport.com Former University of Leeds student, Josh Warrington, who graduated in 2013 with a diploma in dentistry, has now extended his unbeaten record to 30 wins, with this his 7th by knockout. This […]
Image Credit: Hullfc.com Rugby League has long been a sport associated with pioneering. The formation of the game itself was a leap of faith, with 22 clubs in the North of England rejecting the stranglehold […]
Image Credit: today.com In an industry filled with the stigma that you have to be a size 6, white skinned, blonde hair female to become a principle ballerina, Sierra Leonean born dancer, Michaela DePrince is […]