Here’s what went down in the last 7 days…
David Haye beat Dereck Chisora in the most hyped up bout of the year. But this time, there wasn’t any chair-throwing, head-butting or empty threats. Instead, it was a dull affair in East London where the Hayemaker stopped the plucky Chisora in the sixth round. Haye now is setting his sights on the Russian Vitali; whether he will get his chance remains to be seen.
Amir Khan and his suspect jaw were left to contemplate a bruising defeat against Danny Garcia. An opportunity to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. now, is just a pipe dream. Ex-pros Carl Froach and Glenn McCrory reckon Khan should think about retiring. Should be interesting to see what happens in the up-coming months. Back to the drawing board.
The World Swearing Championship, better known as the John Terry/Anton Ferdinand trial came to an end with the Chelsea skipper being let off with a not-guilty verdict. Feeling bad about his little bruv getting merked in court, older bro Rio went on a Twitter offensive, referring to Ashley Cole (who backed up JT in court) as ‘Choc Ice.’ No end in sight for this ugly episode.
Paris Saint-Germain snapped up highly-rated Thiago Silva from Milan with Zlatan Ibrahimovich expected to be joining soon. The clearest indicator that PSG mean business and they aren’t shy about it either. Unseeded and in Pot 4 in the Champions League, the Parisian’s will definitely be the team to avoid.
Leeds and Warrington will be locking horns in the Challenge Cup final, after wins against Wigan and Huddersfield, respectively. Leeds beat Wigan 39-28 on Saturday, while Warrington demolished Huddersfield, 33-6. The final takes place on 25th August in Wembley.
England’s dominance over Australia continued as they won the one-day series 4-0. However, two retirements dominated the cricketing news for different reasons. Aussie paceman Brett Lee decided to call time on his international career, leaving more problems for the boys Down Under.
But the strangest retirement had to come from South Africa. On the eve of the tour with England, wicket-keeper Mark Boucher found a bail flying in to his eye and damaging his cornea. After a stint in hospital, there is serious danger B’ouch’er could lose some sight in his left eye. A sad end to a pretty awesome career.
Bradley Wiggins was the centre of attention as the 14th stage of the Tour de France was marred by a series of punctures, caused by tacks thrown on to the road, on the final climb of the day. Wiggins temporarily called a halt to the race after defending champion Cadel Evans was among those suffered a puncture. He slowed the pace to allow Evans to return to the group. If that wasn’t badass enough, Wiggins came out with this tweet when asked about the dodgy tracks - “There’s enough police on the course to round them up and send them to football matches or something,”
That’s your round up of last week’s sporting action. We’ll be doing a seperate Monday Mashup for the 2012 Olympics, so do visit us for that.
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