Parker beats Fury on points, retains WBO heavyweight title

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours New Zealand’s Joseph Parker celebrates his victory over Britain’s Hughie Fury after the WBO heavyweight title bout Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Joseph Parker of New Zealand retained his WBO heavyweight title by beating Hughie Fury of Britain in a majority decision on Saturday. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)MANCHESTER, England — Joseph Parker prevented the Fury family from reclaiming a world heavyweight title by beating Hughie Fury by a majority decision on Saturday, with the judges rewarding the New Zealander’s attacking approach in an uneventful fight.Parker failed to land many clean punches but was never in danger against Fury, who came with a game plan of negating Parker’s power with his movement and foot speed and then counterattacking.ADVERTISEMENT Hughie was attempting to match the achievement of his cousin, Tyson, who beat Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to win the WBA, WBO and IBF belts. Tyson was in Hughie’s corner at Manchester Arena and leapt into the ring after the fight was over, mobbing his cousin in an attempt to convince the judges.It didn’t work. The Fury camp said it will be appealing the result.“Disgusted to be honest,” Fury said. “They’ve ruined peoples’ lives tonight. I didn’t think the score was right. I thought I won the fight easy.”Fury, who lost for the first time in 21 professional fights, is the subject of an ongoing UK Anti-Doping investigation after low-level traces of the steroid nandrolone were found in samples given by him in February 2015. He has denied any wrongdoing and is challenging their findings, leaving him free to box.Parker described Fury’s wafted punches as a “pitter-patter” and said he wasn’t hurt once. Fury landed two uppercuts but lacked power with his punches. His awkward, evasive style didn’t make for an entertaining fight in the first sporting event at the arena since the bomb attack in May.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Trump’s comments on anthem, Curry resonate across sports Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Two judges scored the fight 118-110 in favor of Parker. The other judge scored it 114-114.“I felt I won, put on the pressure,” Parker said. “It was a close fight, but I felt I came out on top.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt was the second successful defense of his belt, leaving Parker (24-0) to look ahead to a potential fight against WBA and IBF champion Anthony Joshua. Parker’s promoter, Dave Higgins, said the fight could be arranged for the summer of 2018 at a big stadium in Britain.“I don’t care who I fight next, everyone and anyone,” said Parker, who was fighting in the UK for the first time and plans for more fights here. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet PLAY LIST 04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

“I’m Not Going Away”

first_imgSensational Liberian artist Sweetz says her long stay away from the musical scene was a break she took to focus on the progress of another career.“I decided to take a break from the spotlight for a short while and get behind the scenes,” Sweetz says, adding, “I’m now venturing into video directing at Loveland Productions, a small production company, started by my friend.“I am also the makeup artist and image consultant for all clients whose videos we shoot. We just wrapped up Naymo Records artist TCrack, PCK and L’Frankie’s ‘Back to Buchanan’ video and a few others as well.”“I’m definitely taking the time off to really decide what to do next musically. Please don’t get scared fans; I’m still in the music game. I’m not going away,” Sweetz, told fans.Sweetz says she is totally involved in building the entertainment careers of young artists. “When you give back to the society as an artist it is a blessing, sometimes life throws you in a different direction to help you gain your balance and prepare you for the next step.”The biggest challenge of an artist is surfacing into the next level of the game and right now it is in that direction her career is moving, she says.“Just like every artist in the world, my goals are to release singles, shoot videos to accompany them, go on tour, drop an album… I’m taking my own time to make this happen, fans should not worry, the hits are on their way. I can’t afford to let my fans suffer that long; I love them dearly.” She discloses that by next week she will debut the Dance Captain from her Pretty Jues Entertainment in a dance video showcasing the latest Lib Swag dance. “My heart is full of joy to see my Dance Captain coming up with such a project,” Sweetz says further. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more