Chris Eubank Jr signs with BOXXER and targets Canelo Alvarez showdown | ‘We have big plans!’ | Boxing News

Chris Eubank Jr has signed a major new partnership deal with promoters BOXXER as he targets mega-fights and vows to silence his domestic rivals ahead of a hotly-anticipated return to action. The Brighton star has forged his own reputation in the sport as well as continuing his family’s historic legacy in a career which has…

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Timberwolves coach Chris Finch gets contract extension

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch listens during a news conference after Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn) The Minnesota Timberwolves took care of one bit of business before the NBA draft and free agency begin by signing coach Chris Finch to a…

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Chris Newsome erases past heartaches

Chris Newsome–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net Chris Newsome’s first crack at a Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) title came during his rookie year, and it ended with the opposing ace hitting a basket at the buzzer. Nearly eight years later—and three more botched tries in between—the Meralco guard, now his team’s top gun, hit a late jump shot to…

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Finals MVP Chris Newsome leads Meralco breakthrough PBA title

PBA Finals MVP Chris Newsome delivers Meralco’s first-ever PBA championship.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines–Chris Newsome finally entered hallowed basketball grounds on Sunday night, delivering Meralco’s first-ever PBA title at the expense of erstwhile defending champion San Miguel. The two-way guard delivered the finishing blow of the 80-78 Game 6 victory at Smart Araneta Coliseum, capping off…

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Chris Newsome repays Meralco ‘faith’ with title-clinching shot

Meralco Bolts’ Chris Newsome celebrates after leading his team to the PBA Philippine Cup championship.-MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—Meralco couldn’t have hoped for any other player than Chris Newsome to hold the ball in the endgame of Game 6 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals. Newsome showed why after he nailed the game-clinching shot to deliver…

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Chris Billam-Smith targets Gilberto Ramirez world title unification after Richard Riakporhe triumph | Boxing News

Chris Billam-Smith settled his score with Richard Riakporhe, avenging his only previous professional defeat and defending the WBO cruiserweight world title for a second time. It was his second world title fight at a Premier League football stadium against a British rival. Now he has set his sights on a trip overseas and becoming a…

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Chris Billam-Smith plots ‘perfect revenge’ as Richard Riakporhe warns: Nobody can hit like me | Boxing News

Richard Riakporhe’s fighting nickname is ‘The Midnight Train’. Does that make Chris Billam-Smith ‘The Little Engine That Could’? After all, even though Billam-Smith is the world champion going into this fight, he is widely considered the underdog against this challenger. For many he exceeded expectations when becoming a British champion, let alone European and then…

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FREE STREAM: Watch Chris Billam-Smith and Richard Riakporhe weigh in for cruiserweight world title fight | Boxing News

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Billam-Smith vs Riakporhe weigh-In LIVE! Long-time rivals Chris Billam-Smith and Richard Riakporhe take to the scales at the weigh-in for their WBO cruiserweight world title fight. The champion Billam-Smith is seeking revenge for his 2019 loss to the Londoner and will put his title on…

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Lawrence Okolie would beat Chris Billam-Smith and Richard Riakporhe at bridgerweight, says Macaulay McGowan | Boxing News

Over the next two days gym-mates Macaulay McGowan and Jack Massey could both win European championships. Massey takes on Isaac Chamberlain for the cruiserweight title on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, while McGowan boxes Abass Baraou for the super-welterweight belt in Bolton on Friday. He knows Baraou is a daunting opponent. “I expect a really…

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Chris Billam-Smith admits nickname of ‘The Gentleman’ is deceptive as he plans brutal fight with Richard Riakporhe | Boxing News

Chris Billam-Smith’s nickname of ‘The Gentleman’ is fitting for a family man who holds local charities close to his heart, but the WBO champion has prepared for a “brutal” revenge mission. Billam-Smith has sharpened his skills for a treacherous WBO cruiserweight title defence against Richard Riakporhe in front of the challenger’s home crowd at Selhurst…

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