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How good was Roy Jones Jr? The man who knocked a guy out with his hands behind his back is fighting Mike Tyson who bit a man’s ear off

How good was Roy Jones Jr? The man who knocked a guy out with his hands behind his back is fighting Mike Tyson who bit a man’s ear off

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Is this Mike Tyson’s comeback fight or a showcase of two legends when he takes on Roy Jones Jr? You could be forgiven for thinking it’s the former such is the buzz Tyson’s name generates. Whatever he is doing or involved with, he is the story and given his storied career, it’s easy to see why. Getty Images - Getty Jones Jr had an uncanny knack of where to be and where to move in the ring Getty He is a former pound-for-pound king who fought much more recently than Tyson But Roy Jones Jr is truly a boxing legend. A genuine luminary of the sport, his legacy is one precious few can match, and yet, the shadow of Tyson looms large. The pair will face off this Saturday in an eight-round exhibition fight, which is live...
Australian Open 2019: Johanna Konta knocked out by Garbine Muguruza

Australian Open 2019: Johanna Konta knocked out by Garbine Muguruza

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Australian Open 2019Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 JanuaryCoverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January.Britain's Johanna Konta was knocked out of the Australian Open in a second-round match against Garbine Muguruza which finished at 03:12 local time.Konta, 27, lost 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 7-5 in Melbourne in one of the latest finishes in the tournament's history.Spaniard Muguruza, 25, nicked a tight final set in front of about 250 remaining fans on Margaret Court Arena. "I don't agree with athletes having to physically exert themselves in the wee ...
What's knocked US markets off course?

What's knocked US markets off course?

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Just a few months ago, US financial markets seemed headed for a third year in a row of hefty increases.But shares have tumbled since October, retreating to lower levels than at the start of the year. That decline continued on Friday, as weak economic data in Europe and China sparked a late afternoon sell-off, sending all three major US share indexes lower.The Nasdaq dropped almost 2.3%, the Dow fell 2% and the S&P 500 sank 1.9%.For those invested in US stocks, the double-digit gains in seven of the last 10 years may still feel pretty good.But as Wall Street debate turns to just when a recession might begin, many investors are bracing for a rough patch. What's behind the shift in sentiment?1. The tech boom was overblown.At the...
The devastating elbow from Yair Rodriguez that knocked out the Korean Zombie at UFC Fight Night 139

The devastating elbow from Yair Rodriguez that knocked out the Korean Zombie at UFC Fight Night 139

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Brutal KO In the final second of the final round, Rodriguez floored his opponent in Denver to make it a candidate for both fight and knockout of the year On the same night as Tony Bellew bowed out of the boxing ring, over in Denver, Chan Sung Jung and Yair Rodriguez were going to war with each other. Even before the fifth and final round of the main event of UFC Fight Night 139 was over, it was already a fight of the year candidate. Rodriguez knocked The Korean Zombie out with an elbow in the last second of the fifth round at UFC Fight Night in Denver Then, with a second left, Rodriguez’s counter elbow to deck the ‘Korean Zombie’ out, probably made it a candidate for knockout of the year, too. Jung was on his way to victory ...
Celtic knocked out of Champions League after loss in Greece

Celtic knocked out of Champions League after loss in Greece

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Celtic will not play in the Champions League group stage for the first time during Brendan Rodgers' tenure after defeat by AEK Athens in Greece.After a week soundtracked by reports of unrest between Rodgers and the board over a failure to strengthen the squad - and amplified by Saturday's defeat at Hearts - Celtic were two down after 50 minutes in Athens. Scott Sinclair's header with 12 minutes to play left Celtic needing to score once more to progress to the play-off round on away goals. But the Greek champions held on to deny their Scottish counterparts a tie with Hungarian side MOL Vidi.Instead Rodgers will lead Celtic into a Europa League play-off round meeting with Latvia's Spartaks Jurm...