Mike Tyson slams ‘slave master’ streaming giant for unauthorised drama series about his life

FORMER WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT champion Mike Tyson has accused an unauthorised television drama of stealing his life story, comparing the streaming platform behind the upcoming series to a “slave master.” Mike, which premieres on US streamer Hulu on 25 August (Disney+ in Ireland), is a scripted drama that re-enacts moments from the controversial fighter’s life, from … Read more

Live: Aussie cricketers through to finals after nail-biter, more gold for Australia in diving, track, gymnastics

Australia’s cricketers will play for Commonwealth Games gold after narrowly defeating New Zealand in the semi-final at Edgbaston. Meanwhile, Australia’s gold medal haul has continued in athletics, rhythmic gymnastics, diving, lawn bowls and beyond. Join the conversation and follow all the action in our live blog. Live updates 8m agoSat 6 Aug 2022 at 9:14pm … Read more

Live: Australia’s cricketers play New Zealand in Commonwealth Games T20 semi final

Getty Images Newly crowned world high jump champion Eleanor Patterson said she didn’t turn up as she claimed a silver medal in Birmingham. Having cleared 2.02m in Eugene a fortnight or so ago, Patterson failed in her three attempts at 1.95m at the Commonwealth Games. Getty Images “Maybe I need to adjust to that expectation title … Read more

Catching up with Houston boxing icon Maurice ‘Termite’ Watkins

HOUSTON – Maurice ‘Termite’ Watkins’ life story is getting the Hollywood treatment! The former Pro- Boxing champion chats with Houston Life about an upcoming movie project based on his life that will be produced by Sylvester Stallone. Watkins, who is also a professional fumigator, famously took his pest control knowledge to U.S. military camps in … Read more

Walsh and Eagleson guaranteed bronze medals at Commonwealth Games

IRISH BOXERS MICHAELA Walsh and Dylan Eagleson have secured at least bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games.   The pair, competing for Northern Ireland, came through their respective quarter-finals in Birmingham today.  Belfast native Walsh, a Tokyo Olympian, faced Keamogelse Kenosi of Botwsana in the women’s 57kg and claimed the win via unanimous decision, 5-0. Her … Read more

Australian boxing legend Johnny Famechon dies, aged 77

One of Australia’s greatest boxers, Johnny Famechon, has died, aged 77. Johnny Famechon Born Jean-Pierre Famechon in France in 1945 Emigrated to Australia in 1950 First fight: 1961 Career record: 67 fights, 56 wins (20 KO), 6 draws, 5 losses Victorian featherweight title, 1964 Australian featherweight title, 1964 Commonwealth featherweight title, 1967 World featherweight title, … Read more

Commonwealth Games means more than gold to athletes around the world

It’s the end of the men’s 67kg weightlifting competition at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and Kiribati’s Ruben Katoatau, 25, is one of the most-popular competitors with fans and the media. He didn’t win gold or silver or bronze, and even he can’t quite understand why there’s so much interest in him. It could be the enthusiasm with … Read more

Stevie McKenna continues impressive run with knockout victory

STEVIE MCKENNA remains undefeated after a knockout victory against Argentine fighter Facundo Alberto Rojas in Bournemouth this evening. The Monaghan native, competing as part of the Chris Billam-Smith-v-Isaac Chamberlain undercard, triumphed as early as the second of eight scheduled rounds against an opponent with six wins, five losses and one draw to his name. It … Read more

Live: More medals in the pool and velodrome, Aussie rugby sevens will play for gold

Katja Dedekind has just had a cracker of a race in the women’s S13 50m freestyle, winning gold and setting a new world record. Getty Images Now, S13 is vision impairment — so she and the other two Australians in the race, Kirralee Hayes and Jenna Jones, didn’t know what had happened until they were … Read more

Latina boxing matchmaker taking the sport by storm

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (WABC) — Latina Diana Rodriguez is breaking barriers, making waves in the male-dominated world of matchmaking. Boxing match-making, that is. “A lot of guys feel intimidated by me,” Rodriguez said. That’s because she has built a track record over 20 years. The former New York State corrections guard got involved in … Read more