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Conor Benn knocks out Samuel Vargas in first round to make big statement to welterweight division, calls out Amir Khan

Conor Benn knocks out Samuel Vargas in first round to make big statement to welterweight division, calls out Amir Khan

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Conor Benn knocked out Samuel Vargas inside one round to make a big statement on Saturday night in London. The son of British boxing legend Nigel Benn came through his latest step-up fight in sensational style, improving his record to 18-0 (12 KOs). Vargas has recently only been beaten by top names, but never in such quick time. Benn set upon him straight away and hurt the Canadian-Colombian after just a minute. His whirlwind of accurate punches forced the referee to jump in soon afterwards. Errol Spence took four rounds to beat Vargas, Danny Garcia and Vergil Ortiz Jr took seven, Amir Khan beat him on points. When asked about these comparisons, Benn reacted: “Statement made, all those names you just mentioned, no-one banged him out in one round. M...
Khan warns Londoners council tax could have to rise as TfL secures £1.8bn bailout

Khan warns Londoners council tax could have to rise as TfL secures £1.8bn bailout

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Sadiq Khan has warned Londoners their council tax bills could have to rise because of the "draconian" conditions attached to a £1.8bn government bailout of Transport for London (TfL).The capital's transport body said the agreement will enable it to continue operating until the end of March 2021. The exact amount of money involved will be subject to passenger revenue in the coming months. Image: Sadiq Khan said the agreement was 'not ideal'. File pic It follows discussions between the Department for Transport and TfL, which is chaired by Mr Khan, to secure a six-month funding deal and prevent the collapse of the capital's bus and Tube networks.The mayor said the deal was "not ideal" but he fought hard to get to the "best possible place...
250,000 London hospitality jobs on brink, Khan warned

250,000 London hospitality jobs on brink, Khan warned

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A quarter of a million hospitality jobs are at risk from additional coronavirus restrictions imposed on London from this weekend, the mayor of London has been warned by an industry chief.Sky News has seen a letter to Sadiq Khan from Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality, in which she said that his request for the capital to be moved to a higher risk status would be "incredibly damaging without additional financial support and urge you to work with us to secure that is in place before any changes to London's classification is made". Ms Nicholls' letter was sent on Wednesday, 24 hours before the change was formally announced by the government, with new COVID-19 restrictions in London coming into force this weekend. Image: Sadiq Khan is t...
The Hundred: Rashid Khan goes to Trent Rockets, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc at Welsh Fire

The Hundred: Rashid Khan goes to Trent Rockets, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc at Welsh Fire

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Afghanistan's Rashid Khan was the first pick in Sunday's inaugural The Hundred draft.The leg-spinner will earn £125,000 after being picked by Trent Rockets.Australia team-mates Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc will play together at Welsh Fire while David Warner was drafted by Southern Brave. However, West Indies opener Chris Gayle, South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada and Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga all missed out on selection.The BBC will have live television coverage of 10 men's matches from The Hundred and up to eight live matches from the women's tournament, including both finals. Rashid, 21, will play alongside England Test captain Joe Root at Trent Rockets who described him as the "one of the...
Boxing news: Amir Khan trolls entire internet with ‘White Chocolate Mouse’ prank

Boxing news: Amir Khan trolls entire internet with ‘White Chocolate Mouse’ prank

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Amir Khan was the subject of widespread mockery on social media on Sunday after a video emerged of him appearing to do something stupid. While on a plane headed for a holiday in Istanbul, his wife Faryal Makhdoom recorded him mistakenly asking a flight attendant whether the ‘White Chocolate Mouse’ on the food menu was edible. The menu actually read: ‘White Chocolate Mousse.’ However, the full video has now emerged and it seems Khan will be the one having the last laugh. The former world champion actually turned to the camera before the flight attendant came over and pointed out that he knew the menu said ‘White Chocolate Mousse,’ but was going to pretend otherwise to prank her. In the end, he pranked the entire internet who all believed he’d once again put his foot in it. ✈️ The second ...