Khan fears for McGregor in Mayweather bout

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Phoenix Suns guard Knight to miss season after knee op OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson With the bout expected to bring in more than $60 million at the gate, the commission could earn as much as $1.2 million.But Bob Bennett, the executive director of the commission, hit back at suggestions of a conflict of interest.“As a regulator, I take offense to the fact that we’re approving this fight for fiduciary reasons,” Bennett said. “That’s totally unfair, and it’s simply not true.” McGregor has never fought in a professional boxing contest and is a huge underdog against Mayweather, a 49-0 fighter regarded as one of the best boxers in history.“It’s like a tennis player trying to play badminton,” Khan said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“So he (McGregor) should not show too much too balls in this fight. If he starts getting a beating — step out man,” he added.“He needs to think about himself in this fight, because if he gets seriously injured, he might not ever be the same fighter or he might not even fight again.” LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies MOST READ Conor McGregor stands on stage during a weigh-in Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing bout Saturday. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — British boxer Amir Khan fears Conor McGregor could face serious injury as the Irishman prepares to face Floyd Mayweather here Saturday.Former light-welterweight world champion Khan told the MMA Hour television show Friday he believed mixed martial arts star McGregor could be hurt in what he expects will be a one-sided meeting with Mayweather in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Khan’s fears reflect wider misgivings by some in the boxing community who believe Saturday’s money-spinning superfight should never have been sanctioned on safety grounds.The head of the Association of Ringside Physicians, Larry Lovelace, is among those who believe Nevada should not have granted a licence to the fight.“We were very surprised this bout was even sanctioned and was going to be permitted to carry on,” Lovelace was quoted as saying by the New York Times.“The thing I really fear, truly fear, is that somebody’s going to get really hurt.”The Nevada State Athletic Commission, which sanctioned the fight, has a financial interest in the fight going ahead, earning a slice of the gross ticket receipts.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite What’s in store for your animal sign this year National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Game of Thrones Star Sophie Turner Honors Her Stark Family on Instagram

first_img Game of Thrones is unfortunately over, however, many Game of Thrones stars, including Sophie Turner, are posting sweet tributes about their characters on social media. As shown in the series finale (warning: spoilers ahead), Arya Stark, Bran Stark, and Sansa Stark are still “alive and well,” and Turner acknowledged her Stark squad’s final appearance in a funny Instagram post.On Tuesday, Turner confirmed that “the pack survived” in the post, which shows Turner on the Game of Thrones set with Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark). In between takes for Season 8, Episode 6, Turner appears to be using a vape, while Williams is posing in a pair of sunglasses and Hempstead-Wright looks like he’s wearing shorts. ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future Stay on target Even though some Game of Thrones fans were not happy with the way the show ended, the series finale ended on a surprising note: Bran Stark becomes king of the six kingdoms, Sansa Stark is officially “Queen of the North,” and Arya Stark sets out to explore what’s west of Westeros. The three Stark siblings might have endured different hardships and situations, but at the end of the day, the squad made it to the end of the series together.Turner also shared a touching tribute to her character, Sansa Stark, on Instagram. The post, which shows Turner with all her cast mates on the Game of Thrones set, has generated more than three million likes so far. “Sansa, Thank you for teaching me resilience, bravery and what true strength really is. Thank you teaching me to be kind and patient and to lead with love. I grew up with you,” Turner wrote on Instagram. “I fell in love with you at 13 and now 10 years on.. at 23 I leave you behind, but I will never leave behind what you’ve taught me.”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>&nbsp;</p><p>More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Posts Tribute to Sansa Stark: ‘I Grew Up With You’ Sophie Turner Calls Out Fans for ‘Game of Thrones’ Petition‘Game of Thrones’ Series Final Recap: Who Can Say What’s Good?last_img read more