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Boxing news: Zelfa Barrett floored by eye-watering low blow, knocks opponent out in following round on Josh Warrington undercard

Boxing news: Zelfa Barrett floored by eye-watering low blow, knocks opponent out in following round on Josh Warrington undercard

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Zelfa Barrett knocked out Jordy McCorry in the ninth round to defend his Commonwealth super-featherweight title on Josh Warrington’s undercard on Saturday night.The ‘Brown Flash’ was dropped by a low blow from his opponent just one round earlier, and got revenge with the stoppage. The action initially heated up in round three as Barrett floored McCorry with a brutal body shot. In the sessions that followed, Zelfa was warned multiple times for low blows, but not deducted a point. He then scored a second knockdown in round eight, before his opponent saved himself by smashing Barrett back with a low blow of his own. POWER PUNCHER Usyk's top five knockouts as Joshua, Wilder and Fury lie in wait
KSI vows to knock Logan Paul out ‘by round five’ and sends chilling message to American’s brother: ‘I’d like to break Jake Paul’s skull’

KSI vows to knock Logan Paul out ‘by round five’ and sends chilling message to American’s brother: ‘I’d like to break Jake Paul’s skull’

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KSI has told talkSPORT he will knock Logan Paul out by the FIFTH round of their boxing rematch.The two Youtubers will fight each other in the ring for a second time after battling to a draw in their first bout – the rematch taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Getty The two couldn’t be separated at the first fight in August 2018 Brit KSI also took the opportunity to send a chilling message to Paul’s younger brother Jake, who is also a Youtuber, that he’d like to “break Jake Paul’s skull.” At the KSI vs Logan Paul rematch press conference in London, KSI insisted that Paul will not be able to deal with him come November 9. He told Gareth A Davies: “November 9th I’m knocking him out by round five. There’s nothing he can do about it. “He can lift
Fintech start-up Stripe notches eye-popping $35 billion valuation after new funding round

Fintech start-up Stripe notches eye-popping $35 billion valuation after new funding round

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Fintech company Stripe is climbing the ranks of the most valuable Silicon companies.Stripe, a San Francisco-based payments company that competes with Jack Dorsey's Square, announced an additional $ 250 million funding round on Thursday, bringing its valuation to an eye-popping $ 35 billion. Venture capital firms Sequoia, Andreessen Horowitz General Catalyst, among other investors, participated in the equity round.The company makes software that allows businesses to accept payments over the internet. Stripe processes payments for a long list of companies, including Airbnb, Lyft and Shopify.It has been one of the most popular venture investments in Silicon Valley as consumers overwhelmingly move to online payments. Its major backers include Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Google's venture arm Capita...
US Open 2019: Johanna Konta beats Zhang Shuai to reach fourth round

US Open 2019: Johanna Konta beats Zhang Shuai to reach fourth round

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US Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug - 8 SepCoverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide. British number one Johanna Konta was in devastating form to beat China's Zhang Shuai and reach the US Open fourth round.The 29-year-old won 6-2 6-3 in 71 minutes to reach the last 16 for the third Grand Slam in a row.Konta, ranked 16th in the world, will face Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova for a place in the quarter-finals. She is the last Briton left in the singles at Flushing Meadows after Dan Evans lost to Roger Federer earlier."I'm really pleased. I am playing tough opponents...
Carabao Cup second round draw: Newcastle host Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County face off, West Ham with trip to Newport

Carabao Cup second round draw: Newcastle host Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County face off, West Ham with trip to Newport

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Newcastle United will face Premier League side Leicester City in the pick of the second round ties of the 2019/20 Carabao Cup.Old rivalries are resumed as Nottingham Forest have been drawn against East Midlands rivals Derby County. Getty Images - Getty Leeds safely made it to the second round with a win at Salford City Meanwhile, Everton travel to League One side Lincoln City, who beat Huddersfield. West Ham have a tricky trip to Newport while Middlesbrough’s conquerors Crewe Alexandra host Aston Villa. Below you can see the Carabao Cup second round draw IN FULL: The ties will be played the week beginning 26 August. ROUND-UP Leeds thrash Salford City, MK Dons beat Wimbled