Raves, rants and reviews
Raves, Rants, Reviews

Wilder vs Fury II

27/02/2020. Category: People. Topic: .

After a controversial split draw of their first match in December 2018, professional boxing heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury faced each other again on February 22, 2020.

Up to this night, both were unbeaten. “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder was at 40-0-1 and “Gypsy King” Fury at 29-0-1.

Wilder had held the WBA belt since 2015 and boasted a 98% knockout rate with 20 knockouts in the first round.

Fury held the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, Ring and lineal titles after defeating long-reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 but after a bout of depression and alleged cocaine abuse relinquished the titles in 2016, returning to the ring in June 2018.

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Canelo vs Golovkin – First fight

17/09/2017. Category: People. Topic: .

Golovkin vs Canelo poster

The Canelo Álvarez vs Gennady Golovkin purse paled against that of The Money Fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor but the match did not.

While the Mayweather vs McGregor match turned out to be a circus on August 26, 2017, on September 16, Canelo and GGG returned glory to the boxing ring by delivering one of the best superfights in modern boxing history.

On the night, two of the greatest boxers of our time boxed in style, gave their all and earned every penny.

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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics live reporting

10/02/2014. Category: Media. Topic: , , , .

Coverage of the Winter Olympics is better than ever. The latest technology development in television broadcasting and online live reporting by the newspapers brings the latest results literally to your fingertips.

Television broadcasts now have more camera angles, crisper viewing and instant playback. And if you can’t watch the Winter Olympics live on TV from where you are, you can still keep an eye on not only the results but on the actual events as they are reported live by most of the major newspapers.  Read more…

2nd most popular Super Bowl ad 2014

04/02/2014. Category: Media. Topic: , , .

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos by a whopping 43 to 8 at Super Bowl XLVIII. The game was watched by more than 160 million people; a record 111 million being American football fans. But collectively, more people watched the commercials.

Take the game’s 160 million TV viewers, minus those who went to the loo during the ad breaks but plus those who only watched the commercials (yes, there’s so much hype about the Super Bowl commercials that some rush to the telly to only watch the commercials) and then add all the views the commercials had on YouTube, Vimeo, newspaper sites and many, many blogs.  Read more…

The silly soccer wars

17/05/2013. Category: Raves & Rants. Topic: .

FIFA would like you to call it “the world’s most beautiful game” but soccer is marred with corruption, childish ear biting, hooliganism and even war.

Back in 1996 when England fell to Germany in a UEFA Euro game, riots broke out in Trafalgar Square. In 2007, four Bulgarian men bit off part of a Greek man’s ear after Greece’s 4-1 loss to Turkey in a European Championship qualifier.  Read more…

Super Bowl XLVII brawn, brains and soul

04/02/2013. Category: Raves & Rants. Topic: .

What a game! Super Bowl XLVII delivered the thrills and spills millions of NFL fans dreamt of. And then some. At 4 hours, 14 minutes, it was the longest Super Bowl ever and packed with new records.

Battling it out for America’s other most famous cup, the confident San Francisco 49ers were beaten narrowly by the young Baltimore Ravens team in a nail-biting 34 – 31 final score at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana,. Young, because the brawny Ravens originated in 1996 while the Niners who were founded in 1946.  Read more…

2012 F1 best ever

29/11/2012. Category: Wheels. Topic: , .

Formula One

The 2012 Formula One season was the best ever. That’s a big statement for a sport that started almost 100 years ago – as the European Grand Prix – and delivered many exciting seasons. Think Juan Manual Fangio vs Striling Moss in the 50s, Prost vs Senna in the 80s and 90s, Schumacher vs Häkkinen at the turn of the century and, in 2012, Vettel vs Alonso.

What made the 2012 season different? The field hosted 6 world champions. There were seven different winners in the first seven races – throughout the season there would be eight different winners. The driver and manufacturer championship went down to the last race, Sebastian Vettel scoring enough to beat Fernando Alonso by a mere 3 points to take his third world title.  Read more…

Best Rugby World Cup Team

15/10/2011. Category: Raves & Rants. Topic: .

World Cup Rugby fever is at a pitch. The road to the finals on 23 October in Auckland, New Zealand is half littered with broken dreams and half filled with joy. If the fixtures at first seemed to stuffed with obvious results the bookies are in for a bonus this year.

There have been some shock surprises, non more when Australia got beaten by Ireland and France got beaten by Tonga – neither without being knocked out of the tournament – in the pool stages. The best World Cup Rugby team, however, did get knocked out. Yes, Wales was the team with the most surprises, fighting spirit and some stylish play. Read more…

Football World Cup surprises

09/07/2010. Category: Raves & Rants. Topic: .

Raise your glass. Raise another. And another. Blow your vuvuzela. Make a noise. Fall over. Tomorrow morning will bring another new surprise. That is the Football World Cup, otherwise known as the soccer world cup.

Whatever you call soccer – see why soccer is called football – the Football World Cup is a celebration to behold. There are few occasions in the world where cultures are more feverishly united in blind emotion. War comes to mind, when principles are thrown aside. Same with banking.

But we’re talking sports here. When millions of people have their eyes glued on a ball that is the same size as the head of any of their kids… but gets more attention. Read more…

I don’t want to know

29/03/2010. Category: Wheels. Topic: , , .

When the Ferrari F1 team radioed Fernando Alonso during the last laps of the Australian Grand Prix that Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber were catching up fast with him, Alonso replied, “I don’t want to know!” It will probably go down as one of the most classic responses ever by a racing driver. It was, however, not a cry of desperation by the two-time Formula One champion; rather, it was testament of his absolute concentration on the track. Here was an example of a master at his craft. After all, Fernando Alonso is considered by many to be, pound-for-pound, the best F1 driver on the track today.  Read more…

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