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

Manu Bhaker wins women and junior 10m air pistol, Moudgil tops 50m rifle 3 positions finals

first_img(Eds: Updating with fresh inputs) New Delhi, Dec 27 (PTI) The young Manu Bhaker was in top form in the 10-metre air pistol event, winning both the women’s and junior finals at the national selection trials, while Anjum Moudgil topped the 50-metre rifle 3 positions here Thursday. Winner of gold medals at the Youth Olympics, ISSF World Cup and Commonwealth Games, Haryana’s Bhaker shot a total of 242.1 in the women’s 10-metre air pistol final to finish ahead of 13-year-old teen sensation Esha Singh, who shot 240.4, and Anuradha (219.3). Bhaker was second in the qualification with a score of 579. In the women’s 50-metre rifle 3 positions finals, Punjab’s Moudgil shot a total of 460.6 to finish ahead of Tamil Nadu’s Gaayathri N (457.4) and veteran Tejaswini Sawant (445.7) of Maharashtra. Shirin Godara, representing Haryana, won the 50m rifle 3 positions women’s junior finals with 450.7. Zenab Hussain (447.6) finished second while Ayushi Podder was third with 438.2. Former world number one Heena Sidhu, who equalled the women’s 10m air pistol qualification world record on Wednesday, finished fourth in the women’s air pistol finals with 197.3. In the junior finals, the 16-year-old Bhaker shot 244.5. Esha finished second with 24-4, while Yashsavi Joshi was third, having managed 215.3 at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range. The youth 10-metre air pistol finals was won by Saumya Dhyani, who shot 241.4, while Vibhuti Bhatia (237.6) and Yashsavi Joshi (215.3 ) finished second and third respectively. A few days ago, Bhaker claimed the top positions in the women’s 25-metre sports pistol in both the women’s and junior sections. PTI AH ATATlast_img read more