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Video Proves Mayweather Didn’t just ‘run’ From Opponents



A clip has appeared online which has sought to dispel claims that all Floyd Mayweather did throughout his boxing career was ‘run‘ from his opponents.

‘Pretty Boy’ Mayweather, whose last professional fight was against Conor McGregor in 2017, ended his career with a remarkable 50-0 record and is widely considered as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters of all time.

Of course, Mayweather was known for his iconic defensive abilities, highlighted by the fact he was rarely knocked down during his 20-year career, but with that special trademark came a lot of criticism and claims that all he did was run away from his opponents.

Often having his hands up and using his shoulder roll technique meant Mayweather was a master of avoiding getting hit, with his lightning-quick hands and reflexes meaning he could usually strike accurately himself when required.

Despite such an outstanding record, Mayweather has often been a divisive and controversial figure.

Whilst his legions of fans argue it took immense skill to deliver what Mayweather did, many have often believed he took the easy way out and all he did was just defend, defend and defend.

Surely you don’t get a 50-0 record, especially against the calibre of opponents Mayweather faced, by luck or just by running away?

Well, such accusations may be discredited by this recent tweet, showing Mayweather in the sixth round of his fight against Arturo Gatti.

The referee stopped the fight in this round and you can see why. Mayweather can be seen as the aggressor, taking the fight to Gatti with a flurry of punches. A series of wielding body shots are followed by a devastating left hook and three straight right hands.

So there you have it. Perhaps Mayweather wasn’t just all about defence. Clearly he could do damage, winning over half of his fights by knockout.

Undoubtedly the debate will rage on as to where ‘Money’ ranks among the best fighters ever and questions will remain over his fighting style, but no one can deny his astonishing longevity and the legacy he has left on the sport.

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Will Mbappe and Rashford Be Future of Football ?



Paul Pogba of Manchester United has declared Marcus Rashford and Kylian Mbappe “the present and the future of football.”

Rashford has become a vital figure for club and country at the age of 23, and has drawn plaudits for his off-field campaigns to help impoverished children as well. 

Mbappe, meanwhile, has emerged as one of the world’s best strikers and won the 2018 World Cup with France alongside Pogba.

Pogba said of the pair: “They’re two big, big, big talents. I think they are so young and so talented.

“They achieved so much for their young age. I think they are the present and the future of football.”

Pogba was also asked the eternal question of which player he would pick between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and declined to offer a preference.

“It’s a nice but trick question as there is no best for me,” the midfielder said. “Two different players. They are two players who both bring joy to watch.

“Any people are going to have their own opinion of them, just two legends. Me, I would just say they are two legends and not one is better than the other one. Just two people that give us football players, or football lovers, joy to watch.”

Pogba was also asked who was the best finisher on United’s squad, and offered a split decision between Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani.

“The best finisher, I think it’s Mason. Yeah, Mason, I would say. And Edi. Yeah, Mason with the feet and Edi with his head,” Pogba said. 

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Manchester City Wins Carabao Cup For Fourth Year in Row



Manchester City won the Carabao Cup for a fourth year in a row after Aymeric Laporte steered them to a 1-0 win over Tottenham in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley.

In a game dominated by City from first to last – their Expected Goals was 3.63 to Tottenham’s 0.06 – the only real surprise was that it took until the 82nd minute for them to get the winner.

The victory took City to a joint-record eighth win in this competition alongside Liverpool – while they also became the second side after the Reds to win this competition for the fourth time in a row.

It was also the first leg secured by Pep Guardiola’s side of a potential treble this season, with the Premier League looking almost sewn up and a Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain to come.

For Spurs, the 13-year wait for a trophy will go on. It is now a sixth-straight loss at Wembley for them in neutral games.

The first half was just wave after wave of City attack as they spurned countless chances to take the lead. Raheem Sterling saw a close-range effort blocked by Eric Dier, Phil Foden saw a shot deflected off Toby Alderweireld and onto the post, while Riyad Mahrez curled one just wide. In total City had 29 touches in Spurs’ box in the first 45 minutes, while Spurs had just one in City’s.

The only real bright spot of the first half for Tottenham – other than somehow managing not to concede – was the threat that Lucas Moura posed to Laporte. The City defender twice hauled down the Brazilian as he beat him on the counter-attack, and was perhaps lucky only to be booked for the second one.

Spurs came out for the second half much more on the front foot and finally tested Zack Steffen in the City goal, as he was forced to tip a Giovani Lo Celso effort from the edge of the box wide of the post.

City grew again as the half went on, though, and Spurs had Hugo Lloris to thank for keeping them on level terms after 74 minutes when he dived low to his right to keep out a bending Mahrez attempt.

Finally, the breakthrough was found with eight minutes to go, as Kevin De Bruyne delivered a perfect free-kick to the far post, where Laporte arrived to head home and send 4,000 City fans into raptures.

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Footballers Some of World’s Most Highly Paid Individuals



Football has attracted a wave of billionaire investors into the game in the past thirty years, making it one of the most extravagant commercial products in existence. 

The rise in TV and advertising revenue, particularly since England’s first tier was rebranded to become the Premier League in 1992, has helped put more money into player’s pockets. 

The game has changed rapidly and significantly, and the fact some of Europe’s top clubs unsuccessfully attempted to create a European Super League earlier this week suggests there’s no end in sight to the exponential economic growth across the game. 

As player salaries continue to rise, it seems that the individuals who are choosing to line the pockets of football’s superstars are seeking for new ways to satisfy their mind-boggling demands. 

But who are the highest earners on the planet and how much do they take home on a weekly basis?

Take a look at the ranking in ascending age order below: 

16: Youssoufa Moukoukou (£6,000-per-week)

17. Jude Bellingham (£52,000-per-week)

18. Ansu Fati (£70,000-per-week)

19. Gabriel Martinelli (£90,000-per-week)

20. Vinicius Junior (£197,000-per-week)

21. Matthijs de Ligt (£214,000-per-week)

22. Kylian Mbappe (£403,000-per-week)

23. Ousmane Dembele (£212,000-per-week)

24. Ben Chilwell (£190,000-per-week)

25. Leroy Sane (£298,000-per-week)

26. Marquinhos (£250,000-per-week)

27. Talisca (£383,000-per-week)

28. Philippe Coutinho (£406,000-per-week)

29. Neymar (£859,000-per-week)

30. Eden Hazard (£407,000-per-week)

31. Gareth Bale (£564,000-per-week)

32. Paulinho (£450,000-per-week)

33. Lionel Messi (Just shy of £4m-per-week) 

34. Luis Suarez (£281,000-per-week)

35. Sergio Ramos (£340,000-per-week)

36. Cristiano Ronaldo (Reportedly in the region of £1m-per-week)

37. Franck Ribery (Just over £100,000-per-week)

38. Pepe Reina (£65,000-per-week)

39. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£187,000-per-week)

40. Rodrigo Tabata (More than £27,000-per-week)

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