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Floyd Mayweather confirmed his status as the best fighter in boxing with a masterful points win over Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.
The 38-year-old American dictated the fight with his superior ring skills to earn a unanimous verdict with scores of 118-110, 116-112 and 116-112, extending his unbeaten record to 48 fights.
The Pacman the messiah put all his effort and made the badman struggle in few rounds. The battle between the sport's two biggest stars had been billed as the 'Fight of the Century', but Mayweather simply used the 12 rounds to supply a masterclass to the watching world.
Shedding the pre-fight nerves, Mayweather slipped nimbly away from Pacquiao’s tentative attacks in the opening round and started his assault with a lightning right hand. The long-term rivals clinched briefly before the bell, with Mayweather appearing to offer a few words of bravado.
The expected early onslaught from Pacquiao, was more of an uneasy march, and he was tagged with another razor sharp right while attempting to land frenzied punches in the second.
For the first time, Mayweather backed to the ropes in the third, attempting to lure the Filipino into another reckless foray. But Pacquiao was edging closer to the Michigan man and finally found the range with his sharp left hand.
Here was a hint of what was to come as Pacquiao launched a trademark attack in the fourth. A big left hand forced Mayweather to seek refuge on the ropes and he shielded a ferocious flurry. Pumping out punches like a human threshing machine, Pacquiao at last had gained a foothold.
Fight fans, pundits and TV networks had been demanding this bout as far back as 2009 when both men were arguably at their peak.
A series of contractual disputes and stipulations regarding drug testing, however, initially ensured an agreement was impossible.
But after a chance meeting between the pair at an NBA game in Miami earlier this year a deal was in the making. By February, it was on.
Tickets for the event sold out in minutes. Some were exchanging hands on the black market for as much as $350,000 before the fight.
Will be a rematch lets wait and see
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Sunday, 19 April 2015
More 500 Zimbabweans displaced by the xenophobic attacks will leave Durban in South Africa today following successful documentation by embassy officials yesterday, while more are expected to trickle into the country throughout the week, Ngiyesabanews reveal.
In a telephone interview, Zimbabwean Ambassador to South Africa Mr Isaac Moyo, who was at a camp in Chatsworth, Durban, said all documentation was complete for about 500 to 700 Zimbabweans who will leave in seven buses.
“We have finished processing all documentation for our people in this particular camp and what is left is for the immigration processes from the South African side, otherwise these people should have left today but basically they are leaving tomorrow,” he said. Ambassador Moyo said there were over 1 000 Zimbabweans that were at the Durban camp and more were still coming in for documentation.
“Numbers are huge, I can confirm. There is quite a sizable number of Zimbabweans here in Durban and we have not closed our doors, we are accepting those that are still coming in but generally they are many,” he said.
“We have seven buses that will take the first lot straight to Zimbabwe and we trust all will be well with this first lot.”
The ambassador also said he was with South African President Jacob Zuma at the Chatsworth camp where he addressed foreigners and said Zimbabweans told him they wanted to leave.
Ambassador Moyo said among the group coming back to Zimbabwe were 110 children that are returning with their parents and one woman was said to have given birth at the camp.
“I can confirm that one woman delivered a healthy baby at the camp today (yesterday) and she was later taken to the hospital for further care.
He also said he was only going to leave Durban when all Zimbabweans had been safely repatriated and he said it would take about a week.
“I will return to Pretoria when all Zimbabweans that want to go have been sent home and this may take a week or so but as for now, I will be here with the people to ensure all is well then I can leave,” he promised.
President Zuma cancelled his State visit to Indonesia to meet the displaced immigrants where he promised to ensure that they would have their issues dealt with peacefully.
He said foreigners that wanted to remain in South Africa were free to do so, adding that the xenophobic attacks should not soil relations with them. He also said those that wanted to return to South Africa at a later date were free to return, much to the disgruntlement of the foreigners who said they wanted to return home and wanted nothing to do with South Africa.
Meanwhile, more than 30 people were said to have been arrested yesterday in Thokoza informal settlement in the East Rand and Cleveland, east of Johannesburg, for public violence, malicious damage to property, house breaking and theft after a fresh outbreak.
Violence against immigrants in South Africa has killed at least six people since last week in one of the worst outbreaks of violence against foreigners in years.
Thousands sought refuge in temporary shelters after mobs with machetes attacked immigrants in Durban, where the attacks began. South African police fired rubber bullets on Friday to disperse crowds setting immigrant businesses ablaze as attacks against foreigners spread to Johannesburg.
Violence flared after Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini said in remarks widely reported by South African media in March that foreigners should leave the country.
He has since said his comments were misinterpreted and on Saturday attempted to defuse tensions.
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Supporters of Gen Buhari celebrated as the results came in
Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria's presidential polls, in the country's first election victory by the opposition.
His party said his opponent, the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, admitted defeat and congratulated him.
Gen Buhari was ahead of Mr Jonathan by at least two million votes.
Observers have generally praised the election but there have been allegations of fraud, which some fear could lead to protests and violence.
However, a spokesman for Gen Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) party praised Mr Jonathan, saying: "He will remain a hero for this move. The tension will go down dramatically."
"Anyone who tries to foment trouble on the account that they have lost the election will be doing so purely on his own," the spokesman added in quotes carried by Reuters.