Mayweather and McGregor bout a farce: Lennox Lewis

first_imgFloyd Mayweather and Conor McGregorLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | The bout between American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and Irish Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor is not so much a superfight as a farce, said Britain’s former undisputed heavyweight world champion Lennox Lewis on Sunday.Mayweather and McGregor go toe to toe next weekend in Las Vegas — the unlikely but lucrative clash brought the undefeated former welterweight king out of retirement — but Lewis told the BBC he wouldn’t label it as a “serious fight”.Lewis reasoned that as Mayweather’s previous 49 opponents had failed to find a chink in his armour there was little reason to believe the charismatic 29-year-old MMA fighter would find him out.“There is tremendous build-up and hype but I don’t really take it as a serious fight,” said Lewis.Lewis, who won Olympic super-heavyweight gold for Canada in 1988 but returned to the country of his birth England when he turned professional, cast doubt on whether Mayweather should be accorded the record for fights without defeat if he defeats McGregor.Mayweather, who retired from the ring in 2015, presently is tied with another American legend Rocky Marciano on 49.“I wouldn’t count a fight like this as a ‘fight’,” said 51-year-old Lewis.“He’s basically boxing a guy that is a UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) fighter and not a boxer.” Share on: WhatsApp Lewis, who was world champion three times and is the last undisputed champion from 1999-2001, conceded the fight would attract a large audience simply because there were so many imponderables.“Everybody wants to know what’s going to happen.“Is McGregor going to throw a kick because, obviously when he resorts to boxing and realises he is no match for Mayweather, what will he do? How will he get around that?“No other boxers from 49 fights have figured out how to beat Mayweather — now a UFC fighter that doesn’t even have a boxing career is trying to beat him at boxing – I think it’s a farce to a certain degree.”However, Lewis said he would not be one of those attending unless he was made an offer he could not refuse.“I don’t think it is a fight that I am going to jump on a plane and go to see unless they pay me to commentate on it,” he said.last_img read more

Video: See the Spanish star set to snub Arsenal for Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool look set to beat Arsenal in the race for Atletico Madrid starlet Javier Manquillo’s signature this summer.The Premier League duo have been battling to land the right-back during the transfer window with Arsene Wenger hoping the 20-year-old could replace Carl Jenkinson, who is expected to leave the Emirates on loan in the coming weeks.Manquillo has been capped for Spain at youth level and appeared seven times under Diego Simeone for La Liga champions Atletico last season.And if Liverpool fans don’t know what to expect, they can see footage of the youngster in action above…last_img read more

SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY ROVERS HOST GLENEA UNITED THIS WEEKEND IN PREMIER DIVISION CLASH

first_imgCAPPRY ROVERS NOTESCAPPRY SUMMER DRAW RESULTS Congratulations to Cahal McGuire, Blue Cedars who won 2 season tickets to the Republic of Ireland games, Shaun Bonner won €250, Charlie Long won a Supervalu voucher,Shane Laverty won €100 Twin Town Oil voucher,Claire McGlinchey won a Villa Rose meal voucher.There was a great turn out for what turned out to be another brilliant nights entertainment in Cappry. A special thank you to our 2 cooks on the night, John and Thomas Doherty. Their help on the night was greatly appreciated.Another big thank you to our sponsors on the night, Harry and Orla McLaughlin, Roadhouse Bar, Cherrymore Kitchens, Rite Financial Solutions, Bernard Long and Son.Their continued support means a lot to our club.CONGRATULATIONSCongratulations to Frank McGlynn, Marty O Reilly and both the minor and senior Donegal teams on reaching the All-Ireland final. You’ve made us all really proud to be from Donegal.CAPPRY ROVERS LOTTOLast weeks lotto numbers were 1, 7, 14, 24. There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the €50 lucky ticket was Patricia Carr, McKelveys Bar. Next weeks jackpot is €750. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win!!SENIORSenior training is on Wednesday evening.Players to be on the pitch for 7.30pm.UNDERAGE TRAININGTraining for u8’s and u6’s will be on Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon.For all other training times keep an eye on our Facebook page.CAPPRY COMMUNITY CENTREThe Cappry Community Centre is available to rent for parties, meetings, classes etc. Competitive rates available. Contact Kevin Coyle on 086 6008204 to book.SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY ROVERS HOST GLENEA UNITED THIS WEEKEND IN PREMIER DIVISION CLASH was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cappry RoversNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

Russian investment bank expands in SA

first_img“BJM Securities’ high calibre team, market-leading research franchise and client-centric approach make it a perfect business and cultural fit for Renaissance Capital,” Sacks said in a statement this week. 4 May 2010 Russian-based emerging markets investment bank Renaissance Capital is to acquire the whole of BJM Securities, the brokerage business of South Africa’s Barnard Jacobs Mellet group, for about R207-million. “This transaction is a strategic quantum leap for BJM Securities, presenting it with a strong and enviable growth path into frontier markets,” said BJM group CEO Andile Mazwai. “We believe that Renaissance represents a best-fit for BJM Securities for its unique geographic footprint, its winning culture and adventurous spirit.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “When completed, the acquisition will mark a major step in building the first truly pan-African investment banking franchise stretching from the Cape to Cairo.” It entered Africa in 2007, and today maintains offices in Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia and Ghana, and was one of the most active dealmakers on the continent last year, executing 18 transactions in 10 countries, and has carved out a particular niche in natural resources transactions in the oil, gas, mining and agricultural sectors. Renaissance Capital announced its entry into South Africa in February this year and appointed Clifford Sacks, former South Africa co-CEO at Merrill Lynch, to lead its South African and pan-African equities businesses, and the acquisition will significantly increase the firm’s presence in the country.center_img Founded in 1985, BJM Securities is the leading independent full service broker-dealer in South Africa, and is known for its outstanding research franchise, having been ranked first in South African research surveys. The transaction is still subject to BJM regulatory and shareholder approvals, although Renaissance Capital has already obtained irrevocable undertakings from 68% of shareholders that they will vote in favour of the deal. National resources transactions In 2009, Renaissance Capital topped the league tables on London’s AIM market, acting on more equity capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions than any other investment bank. Renaissance Capital is a leading investment bank focused on the emerging markets of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and sub-Saharan Africa. It provides the full range of investment banking products and services, including equity and debt sales and trading, corporate advisory, capital raising, research, structured solutions and derivatives. Over the last 12 months it has raised US$5.8-billion in equity and debt capital for clients in those sectors globally.last_img read more

Bunnets by Lion – Great items for stocking fillers

first_imgEffectively they were not employed for ballet – my daughter is a squaddie and desires them all the time.Purchased to aid maintain my daughter’s hair in a bun for her trampolene competiton, they are fantastic.Terrific value, quick delivery, ideal for daughters ballet exam.Here are the specifications for the Bunnets by Lion:Bun nets pack of 3Great for ballet, dance show work, horseriding, gymnasticsAvailable in blonde, light brown, medium brown and dark brown**Packaging may varythree brown bun nets – absolutely joyful. These will be excellent for my daughter’s dance. Would advocate as these kinds of a wonderful value.I purchased these for my daughters ballet present which was more than two times. They were fantastic and great for what we required.Reviews from purchasers :Great items for stocking fillersLion Hair Bun NetsGreat customer Service–fabulous hair netsPerfect for ballet show get these hairnets and they arrive within days would recommend.bit flimsy but pleased I could getGet these hairnets and they get there in just days would advise. . I often get these hairnets and they get there inside of times would endorse.I was abit disapointed with these hair nets because of to them not staying massive sufficient, my two daughters have quite thick hair, i typically get these from tesco’s but i considered i would test them out i did seem to struggle with them.Merchandise shipped promptly and does the position necessary, will buy more, numerous many thanks.I purchased these was a dance demonstrate for my tiny girls, they arrived instantly. I would suggest, there are three in the pack and the moment on the suitable colored hair these are invisible, these nets are for brunette hair and do accurately what they are intended to.Skinny, hardy nets which are just about distinct on blonde hair.Just what was expected for my daughters to start with general public ballet overall performance – best discover.Selected this product or service soon after getting it in australia. From then on, complicated to come across in any other shops. Examined a variety of some others but they were also massive. Incredibly ideal for bun and grooming standard. Exceptionally delighted with efficiency of turnaround shipping time.Was ready to use for my daughter’s cross more than plaits hair design and style.Wonderful objects for stocking fillers. Wonderful to go with the doughnut to keep hair in area at all instances for intelligent search and she will adore it.Nothing at all fancy, just hair bun nets best for ballet/gymnastics exactly where you will not want the net to present.Does just what you would anticipate – neatly holds bun in position with some sensitive hair pins. Can very easily be reused on a number of situations.Bit flimsy but pleased i could get. Lot less difficult for thicker hair, bit flimsy but delighted i could get.Fantastic shopper provider–fantastic hair nets. The vendor was so kind as to ship me additional when the 1st batch went astray, no inquiries questioned.last_img read more