Boxing Urban Echo News 

47 – 0 THE GREATEST EVER?

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather extended his unbeaten record to 47-0 with an emphatic victory over old foe Marcos Maidana with a dominating performance. The current boxing star silenced his critics with an adroit display of boxing skills that left his opponent often frustrated throughout the eagerly anticipated rematch in Las Vegas on 14 September. Though the 37-year old champion won the unanimous decision, he was far from his best and at the start of the fight looked as though he may be in for a rough ride against his rugged Argentinian…

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Sport 

A BRUTAL BEATING SUMMERSLAM

A BRUTAL BEATING SUMMERSLAM 2014 At a certain point during John Cena’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship defense against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam 2014, members of the WWE Universe had to ask themselves, “When does a match stop being a match and start being a televised assault?” How many bodyshots did The Beast Incarnate have to lay into Cena’s flesh before The Champ’s insides turned to porridge? How many German suplexes did Cena have to suffer before the referee called it off? How many times did Brock have to F-5 the…

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Boxing 

ADIL ANWAR – THE PLATINUM KID

ADIL ANWAR – THE PLATINUM KID Growing up in the nineties watching the likes of ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed, Nigel Benn and Mike Tyson would give any aspiring boxer the appetite to work hard and chase a dream of succeeding in this pugilistic sport. Though boxing has long had its detractors due to the unfortunate tragedies that have occurred in the ring in the past, notably in 1991 when Michael Watson suffered brain damage in a devastating defeat at the hands of Chris Eubank in their Middleweight title fight, boxing has…

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Boxing Sport 

GREAT SPORTING EVENTS

GREAT SPORTING EVENTS IN THIS MONTH – September Year – 1960 Location – Rome, Italy Occasion – Games of the XVII Olympiad Event – Final of the Boxing Light heavyweight Division Competitors – Zbigniew Pietrzykowski (Poland) vs Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr (USA) The 1960 Olympic Games in Rome are regarded today as one of the greatest Olympic occasions in history. Awash with talent from all around the world and held in one of the greatest cities in the world, Rome beat out Lausanne, Detroit, Brussels, Mexico City and Tokyo for…

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Combat Sports Sport 

ENTER THE CAGE

ENTER THE CAGE Every month, the Leeds Cage will be writing a column in the Urban Echo highlighting the growing trend of mixed martial arts. Whether you are a fan of MMA, UFC or even WWE, Leeds Cage will be giving training tips and fighting techniques for all aspiring mixed martial artists. Keep the fighting in the cage! Leeds Cage is the culmination of many years training and there are many gyms in different locations around West Yorkshire under many different names. At Leeds Cage we have been at our…

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Football 

PREMIERE LEAGUE ROUNDUP

PREMIERE LEAGUE ROUNDUP After the whirlwind Premier League campaign last year, 2014/2015 is promising to provide the same exhilarating drama to the very last game of the season. But who will win? Who will go down? Who will shine? Many believe these questions will be answered during the transfer window. So far, with Luis Suárez completing his Spanish dream move to Barcelona. The Spanish international, Cesc Fabregas signing a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge. Ander Herrera completing his move to Manchester United from Athletic Bilbao, and Arsenal recently confirming the…

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Boxing 

LET’GET IT ON!

LET’GET IT ON! Sheffield’s newly crowned world champion calls out Amir Khan for a showdown in England that could surpass the Groves-Froch II Wembley extravaganza. Fresh after his victory in California by defeating Shawn Porter in California, newly crowned IBF Welterweight Champion, Kell Brook wasted no time in picking his next opponent. As bitter rival Amir Khan watched on in the studio whilst commentating on the fight, Brook at ringside called out Khan as the judges awarded him a majority decision with the scores 114-114, 117-111, 116-112. The victory takes…

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Lifestyle Sport 

THE RUNNING MAN

A Bradford man aims to jump for the stars in the growing trend of ‘freerunning’… Jumping from one building rooftop to another whilst doing a front somersault is not everyone’s cup of tea, but for some youngsters it is a passion and is fast becoming a growing trend in the UK. For most aspiring sports stars, they grow up hoping to be the next Michael Jordan or Lennox Lewis, but not for 21 year old Dwayne Clarke. Born and raised in Bradford, Clarke is creating quite a scene, nationally with…

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“RUGBY FOOTBALL LEAGUE NEVER WANTED OMAR’S SORT”

***URBAN ECHO EXCLUSIVE*** On August 31, 2012, Bradford businessman Omar Khan proudly walked on to the Odsal stadium pitch alongside friend and seasoned politician Gerry Sutcliffe to the rapture of the partisan crowd who were relieved at the fact that their beloved Bradford Bulls had been saved from potential obscurity. Two years later, what started as a fairy tale romance has ended in a rancorous battle between the Bull’s former owner and the new owners. Urban Echo has been contacted by Ryan Whitcut, the former general manager of the Bradford…

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EXCLUSIVE TO URBAN ECHO – GERRY SUTCLIFFE MP SPEAKS OUT

Over the past few weeks I have been sad and disappointed to read the numerous articles in the local press and unnamed commentary from individuals attacking Omar Khan in relation to OK Bradford Bulls. At the time I was asked to be involved, the only motivation of us all was to save the club and to try to take it forward in difficult circumstances. The club was within half an hour of liquidation when Omar invested large amounts of his own money to secure it and save its super league…

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