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‘He holds a special place in my heart.”- Anthony Joshua reacts to Mike Tyson’s expected return to heavyweight boxing at 53

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‘He holds a special place in my heart.”- Anthony Joshua reacts to Mike Tyson’s expected return to heavyweight boxing at 53

Current IBF, IBO and WBO boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, has voiced his support for the return of boxing legend Mike Tyson aka ‘Iron Mike’ to the boxing ring at the age of 53.

Tyson revealed early this month that he will be making a return to the ring to raise money for charity and has been uploading footage of his training routine.

This week he also uploaded a video on Chinese social media app Weibo showing his punching speed, chiseled abs and well toned body.

The 53-year-old, looking the fittest he has in years, showed that he still possesses much of the speed and explosive power that made him the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history.

Anthony Joshua, who currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles, says ‘Iron Mike’ was his idol growing up and would relish his return to the sport.

“If he’s back in the ring then I would love to see it, I would definitely be one of the viewers that’s for sure,” Joshua told British GQ. “That’s the man who got me [into boxing].

“Do you know what it was with Mike, when I watched him on YouTube, I see a little kid that was 13 and I truly believe — no matter what anyone has to say about Mike Tyson now in terms of what he went through when he was fighting, some of the controversy he went through — the guy took himself from his neighborhood, which wasn’t the prettiest of scenes, up to an amateur champion, to the youngest ever world champion, to one of the most recognized faces of the sport.”

'He holds a special place in my heart."- Anthony Joshua reacts to Mike Tyson's expected return to heavyweight boxing at 53

It has been 15 years since Tyson last fought professionally, after a defeat to Kevin McBride, but Joshua insists the American will only view his time away from the sport as an extended absence.

“This is what we breathe, this is what we are, and especially someone like Iron Mike Tyson, that’s all that man knows,” Joshua said. “So for everyone else it’s a comeback but for him it’s just what he does, he’s a fighter.

“So he’s probably just taken a little break but for everyone else it’s: ‘Oh my God, Mike Tyson is making a comeback’ but for Mike Tyson it’s like: ‘This is what I do, I’m a fighter by nature.’

“In my opinion, the only two faces that are recognized in boxing globally are Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. They’re the main faces of this sport. So from where he started to where he is now, he is my ultimate motivation.

“The reason I say is that because he’s the closest guy that was to my generation so he holds a special place in my heart.”

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Tension as Kobe Bryant’s wife chases Mum out of his house

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Tension as Kobe Bryant’s wife chases Mum out of his house

After just nine months of the late veteran American professional basketball player, troubles have began erupting from his camp. the late basketball player’s wife, Vanessa has chased out her mother from her husband’s house.

Vanessa’s mother made the announcement via an interview that her own daughter sent her packing from the late NBA legend house.

It will be recalled, the late NBA star alongside his daughter Gianna was the victim of a helicopter crash in January in a remote field in Calabasas.

Recall that on the 26th of January 2020, the NBA star, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people died in a helicopter crash that went down “in a remote field” in Calabasas.

Obviously, Kobe’s death has not been bearable for his wife because of how close and how much they loved each other when he was alive.

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BBNaija 2020: My greatest achievement in Life – Laycon reveals

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BBNaija 2020: My greatest achievement in Life – Laycon reveals

One of the survival of the last eviction show of the Big Brother Naija 2020 housemate, Olamilekan Agbeleshe fondly called “Laycon” has revealed what his greatest achievement is. He revealed this during his diary session of the big brother house.

The 26-year-old rapper discloses that, if peradventure he emerges as the overall
winner of the big brother Naija 2020 edition show, it would be his greatest achievement in life.

Laycon while interacting with Biggie in the diary session says, he begs people to listen to his music. The BBNaija fan-favorite believes his life will change when he leaves the house and he might not have to introduce himself again.
He also expressed gratitude to Big Brother for giving him the opportunity to showcase himself on the platform.

Meanwhile, he still has hurdles to jump if he wants to win as he has Vee, Neo, Dorathy, and Nengi to face come on Sunday. Nengi who got into the finals via the winning the Head of House ticket. Vee and Neo got into finals automatically since no housemate nominated them. Laycon and Dorathy faced the heat of eviction.

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BBNaija 2020: Men like Ozo are hard to Find – Nengi

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BBNaija 2020: Men like Ozo are hard to Find – Nengi

The Bayelsa queen diva, Nengi is beginning to express her love for Ozo stylishly. Nengi during her diary session the Big brother Naija reality show. The Brother finalist, Nengi, cried out that Ozo is a good man, a real guy to the core, guys like him are hard to find. She recounted, since day one they met, he has been consistent with his words despite her rejections.

Nengi revealed this with Biggie on Monday, according to her; she would have preferred Ozo to be with her in the finals of the competition
In Nengi’s word, she said:

“I’M JUST SOMEHOW BECAUSE MOST OF MY FRIENDS LEFT YESTERDAY.

“OZO IS A REAL GUY AND SUCH PEOPLE ARE HARD TO FIND, FROM THE FIRST DAY HE SAID I LIKE THIS GIRL AND HE STAYED TRUE TILL THE LAST DAY.

“SUCH GUYS ARE HARD TO FIND, I REALLY WISHED HE WAS WITH ME IN THE FINALE.”

It will be recalled, Ozo proposed to her to spend forever with her, up until now, Nengi is yet to respond to the request. She claims, she would make her decision once she is out of the house

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