Post by TsarSamuil on Feb 20, 2013 13:43:57 GMT -5
Russia to Fight for Wrestling's Olympic Future- Putin Aide.
NOVO-OGARYOVA, Russia, February 20 (R-Sport) - President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Wednesday that Russia will fight on every possible level to secure wrestling's Olympic future.
The ancient sport was struck off a list of core Olympic disciplines by the International Olympic Committee last week, raising a chorus of protests from Russia and other traditional wrestling powerhouses like India and Iran.
"Of course, there will be on all possible levels - both official and working - meetings with members of the IOC executive board, with IOC members, in the course of which arguments will be made in favor of this decision not being taken," Dmitry Peskov said.
In the wake of the decision, Raphael Martinetti resigned as president of wrestling’s FILA world governing body after barely surviving a vote of no confidence, and has been replaced in an acting capacity by Serbia’s Nenad Lazovic.
Wrestling must now grapple with seven candidate disciplines for the sole remaining slot.
The final decision on the Olympic program for the 2020 Games will be made by the IOC in Buenos Aires in September along with the announcement of the host city.
The sport has been included in various forms at every Olympics since 1904. In recent years, it has attracted scant spectator interest outside its stronghold countries and faced claims of corrupt refereeing at the Games.
Post by TsarSamuil on Jun 16, 2013 13:34:07 GMT -5
UFC 161 Winner Stipe Miocic: I Belong in the Heavyweight Top 10.
Sherdog.com By Mike Whitman Jun 16, 2013
Heavyweight prospect Stipe Miocic earned the biggest victory of his career on Saturday night, when the 30-year-old battered Roy Nelson in the co-main event of UFC 161.
Miocic controlled the bout from its opening minutes, using fleet footwork and accurate combinations to sting his opponent while avoiding retaliatory fire. Nelson, meanwhile, appeared to fatigue rapidly, chasing Miocic around the cage to little avail.
“I caught him a few times. I think I wobbled him in the beginning, and I knew I belonged here,” Miocic told Fox Sports after his victory at MTS Centre in Winnipeg. “He caught me with one good punch, but I felt fine. I knew exactly what was going on, so i just spun around and was good to go.”
Miocic truly found his rhythm in round two, firing flurries that continually snapped Nelson’s head back. Nevertheless, in spite of the great punishment doled out by his opponent, the ever-durable “Big Country” continued to plod forward in search of a home run shot as Miocic tightened his attack in the third.
“I was being smart. I knew he was going to go for the kill,” said Miocic. “I was up two rounds to none, so I knew he was going to come take my head off.”
The victory returns Miocic to his winning ways after suffering the first loss of his pro career last September in a knockout defeat at the hands of lanky Dutchman Stefan Struve. Though difficult to swallow at the time, Miocic stated that the lessons learned from that setback helped him prove the bookmakers wrong and defeat the favored Nelson tonight.
“I should have been here in the first place. I had a fall last time, but it’s okay. It was a little trip. No big deal,” said Miocic. “I think everyone [changes mindset], after their first loss -- or any kind of loss. Don’t [try to] live up to the hype -- just fight.” With Miocic’s one-sided unanimous decision victory over the former IFL champion now secure, the Ohioan may soon find himself in more marquee heavyweight matchups, a prospect that suits Miocic just fine.
“I know how good I am. I know I can do [well] in this division,” Miocic said. “I believe I belong in the top 10, and I showed it tonight.”
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 25, 2013 15:35:02 GMT -5
Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev Crushes Thompson in IBF Eliminator.
Novinite.com Sports | August 24, 2013, Saturday| 1663 views
Bulgarian professional boxer Kubrat Pulev has made it to the IBF world heavyweight final after beating American Tony Thompson at the eliminator game Saturday night.
Pulev, who thus scored the biggest success in his illustrious carreer, is likely to face Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko for the title.
The Bulgarian started slow in the semi-final, but turned the fight around and went on to largely dictate the pace of the fight over 12 rounds against Thompson, outpointing the American veteran.
Pulev Saturday's eliminator at at the Sport- und Kongress Hall in Schwerin, Germany, on scores of 116-112, 117-111, and 118-110.
Pulev is now the mandatory IBF challenger for the winner between Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin.
He joins Wl. Klitschko as the only fighter to beat Thompson over the last decade.
Kubrat Pulev Dedicates Thompson Victory to Bulgaria.
Novinite.com Sports | August 25, 2013, Sunday| 684 views
Bulgarian professional boxer Kubrat Pulev has dedicated to his home country his IBF heavyweight eliminator win against Tony Tompson.
"All of this is for Bulgaria, for our pride," said Pulev for Bulgarian TV channel Diema soon after his Saturday night victory.
"I want to thank the whole audience in Bulgaria and those here in the hall, because there were critical moments when they gave me courage in the fight," added he.
Pulev outpointed the American veteran and is now set to challenge Wladimir Klitschko's title.
His last adversary for the IBF top will be determined at an October 5 game betwen Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin.
In his after match comments, Pulev said he believes that Wladimir will come out winning, adding that it will be hard to play against him.
"I am not in my top form, I can do a lot better. This played its part in the game, but for the world title final I will be training hard and with God's help and Bulgaria's support I hope that we'll make it," said Pulev.
Early May, Kubrat Pulev topped IBF's rankings in the heavyweight division.
He is currently IBF International Heavyweight champion (2011) and European Boxing Union heavyweight champion (2012).
Pulev was awarded the prize of Bulgarian athlete of the year for 2012.
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Boxing: Sergey Kovalev Destroys Ismayl Sillakh to Retain WBO Belt.
MOSCOW, December 1 (R-Sport) - Sergey Kovalev retained his WBO light heavyweight title in devastating fashion on Sunday, knocking out Ukrainian challenger Ismayl Sillakh less than a minute into round two in Quebec City.
After a cagey opening round the 30-year-old Russian landed a hard right hand to send Sillakh to the canvas, and finished off his bloodied opponent with the same punch after the Ukrainian took a standing eight count.
"This is the result of my hard work in the gym," said Florida-based Kovalev. "It was automatic. I wanted this fight for a very long time," added Kovalev, who takes his unbeaten record to 23 wins, 21 KOs and 1 draw. It was a second career defeat for Sillakh, who goes to 21-2.
The Chelyabinsk native, who lived up to his alias of "Krusher," said he was angling for a shot at U.S. fighter Adonis "Superman" Stevenson next, although he added: "I'm ready for any champion in my division."
That matchup came a step closer to reality after the Kovalev-Sillakh bout, when Stevenson floored mandatory challenger Tony Bellew in the sixth round to defend his WBC light heavyweight title.
Not posted here in a while, anyways it's amazing that Blagoi Ivanov can even breathe n walk after what happened to him n get so far. He seemed tired early, maybe his gas tank is better next year, one cannot expect miracles after the ordeal he went through after his stabbing...Volkov going forward now for title shot.
Tito Ortiz, seriously what a wanker
Bellator 120 results, photos: Alexander Volkov shocks Blagoi Ivanov with submission win
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – While Alexander Volkov is considered a knockout artist, it was his grappling game that earned him an impressive submission win over the previously undefeated Blagoi Ivanov.
The heavyweight tournament final bout was part of the main card of today’s Bellator 120 event at Landers Center in Southaven, Miss. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on Spike TV and Spike.com.
As the fight began, Volkov looked to stay at distance and use his ample reach. However, Ivanov used a few heavy punches to move quickly into the clinch as he looked to take the fight to the floor. The action largely stalled in the position as Volkov looked to keep upright. An Ivanov right hand did score flush after several minutes in the grinding display, but Volkov eventually pulled away and resumed his attempts to strike from the outside.
Volkov got busier with his jab to open the second frame, but Ivanov again worked inside and took the action to the floor. Unfortunately for Ivanov, Volkov slipped beautifully to the back and went immediately for the rear-naked choke. The arm was under the chin quickly, and Ivanov was forced to tap.
With the win, former heavyweight champ Volkov (22-4 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) claims a tournament win and will fight next for a chance to reclaim his belt from the man who took it from him, Vitaly Minakov.
“I’m very excited for a new title shot, and I will be much more ready for this fight,” Volkov said after the win. “I will work hard, and I am very motivated after my loss to him. I am motivated to take my belt back.”
Ivanov (11-1 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) loses for the first time as a professional.
SAO PAULO – Stipe Miocic probably broke a bigger sweat making the 90-second walk from the locker room to the octagon than he did once he stepped inside the cage.
Once in there, Miocic (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) made quick and easy work of Fabio Maldonado (21-7 MMA, 4-4 UFC) for a first-round TKO of the Brazilian who had jumped up in weight class to take on the American heavyweight.
The heavyweight bout was the main event of today’s TUF Brazil 3 Finale event at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It aired on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Maldonado came forward quickly, perhaps hoping to lure Miocic into a slugfest. But Miocic quickly rocked him with a left hand, and seconds later, Miocic dropped Maldonado with a big right hand. Quickly on him on the ground, Miocic landed eight hammerfists until Mario Yamasaki stepped in.
The end came in just 35 seconds, indicating the level of mismatch oddsmakers and many observers believed the fight to be. Miocic was a 6-to-1 favorite in the fight.
“I was real nervous,” Miocic said. “That guy’s a tank. He keeps coming forward and doesn’t stop. He’s got the heart of a lion, and I just needed to get my shots in. I got an open break and I landed a good punch. I think it was my night. I didn’t want him to play possum with me, and I just waited for an opportunity, and I got it.”
Miocic was supposed to fight former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, but that fight fell apart when JDS broke his hand. Maldonado moved up from his normal home at light heavyweight to take the challenge in what many deemed a lose-lose situation for Miocic.
But now with this one behind him, Miocic said he’d still like the fight with dos Santos at some point.
“It would be great to fight Junior,” Miocic said. “He’s hurt, and I hope he gets better soon. I’ll just keep getting better and train hard.”
TsarSamuil: Medicines aren't allowed to be sold on the market without a 15 year trial period, to determine short n long term effects. Sputnik just turned 1 year, others not even that, just months, how can we determine long term effects without the data from long term
Aug 24, 2021 11:22:20 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: exposure? Does anyone have a time machine to go 14 years or so into the future n come back n say whether we have good vaccines? Fear makes world abandon its own standards..Besides, vaccines for other illnesses that have been developed for YEARS actually
Aug 24, 2021 11:23:40 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: help. These covid vaccines are literally SHIT, why else do they demand you take 1, 2 n now 3 shots? The problem is also a disease becomes resilient if u administer a weak vaccine that doesn't do the job proper. Allow illness to survive just makes it strong
Aug 24, 2021 11:25:04 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: instead if we go by the book, we should all wait for a really good vaccine to take out the illness for good. Now...we may never get rid of it..but understandably the world economy has a hard time dealing with lock downs, but that is just needless panic
Aug 24, 2021 11:27:06 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: why Swe had fared well with country not being locked down? Because they are cold people, keeping distance was the thing before covid-19 was ever heard of, I hope world doesn't become like that, but some could use a little common sense n change in behavior.
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:12 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: It's no wonder covid hits so many Arabs in the country, stupid bastards..
Aug 24, 2021 11:29:38 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: If I go to H&M a new shirt, if an Arab wants to buy a pair of pants, not only is his whole family along, his friends, even his freaking grandmother is along n all chattering along in a big dumb group of ignorance..
Aug 24, 2021 11:33:05 GMT -5
Boro: Thx for the response. I'm not sure... It seems the vaccines work, at least people aren't dying of Covid. Those who get ill have a problem, it's not "just a flu". Maybe it's from a chinese laboratory, who knows...
Aug 24, 2021 13:46:55 GMT -5
Boro: I agree regarding Arabs..
Aug 24, 2021 13:50:39 GMT -5
Boro: Be glad, Sweden isn't overpopulated.
Aug 24, 2021 14:11:49 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: true, vaccines do help somewhat, maybe better than nothing..I hope in 2022 we can come out of this nightmare..
Aug 24, 2021 15:38:24 GMT -5
Boro: Horrible times, indeed.
Aug 24, 2021 15:47:41 GMT -5