Anthony Joshua defeated on TKO

Anthony Joshua vowed to come back after defeat.

The Nigerian British boxer Anthony Joshua was beaten on Saturday in a TKO by American Mexican Andy Ruiz in round 7 after falling severally.

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It was his first loss in his career and Ruiz is now the owner of  Joshua’s IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO world titles.

He wrote on his instagram page and said “this is Andy’s night, congratulations champ”

However, Anthony Joshua has vowed to come back for a rematch.

He said ‘It’s a test of character. I’ll see what is next and move on,’ BBC reports.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said a rematch is a “must win” because Joshua’s options will be “nothing after that”.

A rematch clause was part of the contract and Hearn said he expected it to take place “in England in November or December”. Ruiz himself says he will take the contest at any time.

Arsenal fc still hopes for top four after Wolves defeat

Wolves first half beautiful display wreck the Gunners

Arsenal’s hopes of securing a top-four place were dealt a blow as Wolves cruised to a 3-1 Premier League win at Molineux on Wednesday.

Any thoughts the Gunners would return to winning ways after Sunday’s damaging defeat to Crystal Palace were extinguished during a 17-minute spell in the first half, which saw Wolves score three times.

Ruben Neves got them up and running with a glorious free-kick shortly before the half-hour mark, while Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota put the game to bed before the interval after some generous defending from Unai Emery’s side.

Defeat leaves Arsenal – who scored a late consolation through Sokratis Papastathopoulos – a point behind fourth-place Chelsea, while Wolves are now one point ahead of Watford in seventh.

Arsenal dominated the early exchanges but it was Wolves who carved out the first clear openings, Joao Moutinho whipping wide from 20 yards and Raul Jimenez prodding over from close range.

Neves’ fourth goal of the campaign set them on their way after 28 minutes, the Portugal international curling a 25-yard free-kick inside Bernd Leno’s right-hand post, before Doherty headed Jonny’s cross past the flailing German goalkeeper nine minutes later.

Jota then rounded off a stunning first-half display, jinking past two defenders and squeezing a low shot through the weak resistance of the beleaguered Leno.

An Arsenal comeback failed to materialise in the second period and Jimenez should have added a fourth for the hosts after 68 minutes, the Mexico striker blazing wide after a flowing move.

Sokratis headed home Granit Xhaka’s corner 10 minutes from time but the damage had been done during that blistering first-half spell as Wolves secured a first ever Premier League win against the Gunners.

Arsenal were rotten and can consider themselves fortunate to still be in with a shot of qualifying for next season’s Champions League with three matches left to play. A combination of haphazard defending and impotent attacking was their downfall and they will need a dramatic improvement if they are to sneak into the top four.

Wolves, meanwhile, have exceeded all expectations during their first season back in the Premier League and put in another performance that suggests they fully deserve their current status as ‘the best of the rest’. Carry on like this and they could well be pushing for a top-six spot next season.

Neves, the 22-year-old has scored a host of stunning goals from long distance since his arrival from Porto and he added another to his highlight reel with a glorious free-kick that gave Leno no chance. From then, Wolves did not look back.

Leno has largely impressed since taking over the gloves from Petr Cech earlier in the campaign, but he had a game to forget at Molineux. His attempt to claim Jonny’s cross for Wolves’ second was pitiful and he should have done better with Jota’s low strike.

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Manchester United humiliated again with a 2 – 0 loss

Manchester United lost again with 2 – 0 to City

As Man U continue to fight for top four in the English Premier League to secure Champions League football next season, all hopes are beginning to drain with second half goals from Bernardo Silva and substitute Leroy Sane which gave Manchester City a 2-0 derby triumph over Manchester United as Pep Guardiola’s men edged back ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League title race.

Following a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made five changes to the United XI and he was rewarded with an enterprising first-half display.

But PFA Player of the Year nominee Silva broke the deadlock in the 54th minute and Sane gave the off-colour David de Gea another moment to forget 12 minutes later.

City are a point ahead of Liverpool, knowing victories in their final three games will guarantee back-to-back titles and complete two-thirds of an unprecedented domestic treble.

Jesse Lingard volleyed wide from Paul Pogba’s exquisite 16th-minute pass as an end-to-end contest began to develop – De Gea beating away Silva’s rasping drive before United sprung up the field and Marcus Rashford was denied by an alert Ederson.

City gradually found their poise as half-time approached, with De Gea thwarting Raheem Sterling at the end of a deft move in the United box.

Fernandinho hobbled off injured after making a brilliant tackle on Pogba early in the second half.

Sane’s introduction meant Ilkay Gundogan dropping back to the base of the midfield and Silva slotting into a central role, and the two men combined in their new positions as the Portugal international caught out De Gea at his near post.

Sergio Aguero then hit a rasping shot against the outside of the same upright but Lingard passed up a chance to level when Rashford’s bouncing ball across goal evaded Vincent Kompany and the England midfielder.

Sterling’s charge around Fred to tee up Sane was the nerve-settling moment City required and United’s earlier verve evaporated as a result.

What does it mean? Advantage City in relentless title charge

Chelsea can report upon the potential woes of facing a motivated Burnley, while Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers might fancy flipping the 2013-14 narrative when his side visit the Etihad Stadium on May 6.

City then close against a Brighton and Hove Albion side who could still be scrapping for their Premier League lives. But, however much United might have diminished from the side who retained the title in 2008-09 – no team has done it since – it is hard to escape the feeling Guardiola has negotiated his biggest remaining challenge.

Arsenal’s defeat at Wolves means United’s stumbling top-four bid still has life, despite having lost seven of their last nine games across all competitions.

Ederson poise pivotal to City triumph

At times this season, Ederson has looked like City’s most involved spectator – looking on as goals are rattled at the other end. But twice in the space of a week he has stood up to show razor sharp instincts and flawless handling to set up pivotal wins. The Brazilian did not have to make the eye-catching saves he produced versus Tottenham at the weekend but he was a calming influence for a jittery City before the interval, after which point David Silva began dictating proceedings and the match became a tale of two goalkeepers.

Near-post woes deepen De Gea’s malaise

United’s outstanding performer of the post-Alex Ferguson years, the Spain goalkeeper is undergoing a dire period. After dropping a speculative Lionel Messi shot into his net at Camp Nou last week and shipping four at Goodison Park, there were suspicions he might have done better with City’s opener. That his attempts on Sane’s goal amounted to a howling error was beyond doubt.

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FIFA bans Players for life

Football players and agent ban from all football activities…

FIFA has given ban to some football players and agent according to a statement released from the body on Wednesday.

The affected individuals were investigated and found involved in match fixing.

Player from Cuba, Benin, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and ex Trinidad and Tobago player Keyeno Thomas and Zimbabwean agent Kudzanai Shaba were involved.

FIFA said “This large-scale investigation was conducted by FIFA over several years through its integrity department and in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and authorities”.