Mayweather ends career with easy win

first_img unanimous decision LAS VEGAS (AP): His career winding down to its final seconds, Floyd Mayweather Jr took a victory lap around the ring, his fist raised in triumph. After 19 years of perfection in the ring, he deserved one final bow. Mayweather capped a remarkable career with a typical Mayweather fight Saturday night, using his defensive wizardry to frustrate Andre Berto on his way to a decision so lopsided, one judge gave him every round. The $32 million he earned was pocket change compared to what he got for Manny Pacquiao in his last fight. But the more important number was win No. 49 in the final fight of his unblemished career, tying the mark of the late heavyweight champion, Rocky Marciano. “You gotta know when to go. I’ve had a great career,” Mayweather said. “I’m leaving with all my faculties. I feel like I’m smart and sharp.” Mayweather wasn’t about to change what he does best in his last fight. Both dominant and defensive, he used all the tricks learned in a pro career that began in 1996 to take a unanimous decision over Berto and retain his welterweight titles in what he insists was his final fight. Mayweather won yet again in a fight where he was chased but never really tested. He piled up points with a sharp jab and quick counter punches, leaving Berto swinging at air most of the night. By the late rounds, Mayweather was both talking to Berto (30-4) and taunting him, secure in the knowledge he was winning big against the 18-1 underdog. The ringside scorecards reflected Mayweather’s dominance, with one judge scoring a 120-108 shutout. The other scores were 118-110 and 117-111, while The Associated Press had Mayweather winning 119-109.last_img read more

Roy Keane player spat not to blame for Republic of Ireland sack, says striker

first_img MONEY BEST OF no dice Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Latest Football News Roy Keane’s apparently strained relationship with Republic of Ireland players played no part in his and Martin O’Neill’s sacking in charge of the national team.That’s according to Ireland striker Jon Walters, who refused to lay any blame on the Manchester United legend, despite an alleged clash between the pair over the summer.Manager O’Neill and his assistant Keane left their roles with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) on Wednesday after the team finished bottom of their UEFA Nations League group.While results on the pitch have not been good enough– they have just one win in 11 games – there are also claims that a lack of squad harmony and O’Neill’s continued support of No.2 Keane was one of the reasons behind their departure. There were calls for Keane to be sacked over the incident, but O’Neill stood by his assistant and Arter has since revealed he has patched things up with the former Manchester United midfielder.And, speaking to talkSPORT on Thursday, Ireland striker Walters said the aforementioned events were not to blame for the management team’s departure.“I’ve played under him [Keane] a couple of times and I don’t want to get into a mud-slinging argument here or anything like that,” Walters told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “I think we still would have qualified under Martin.“But it’s been a difficult 12 months and the people in charge have decided to change it.”Listen back to Jon Walters on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED 3 RANKED “Obviously things happened over the summer which were well publicised, I wasn’t part of what happened with the leaked WhatsApp or whatever happened.“Things do happen, but I don’t think it’s the right time to push that and say that’s the reason.“At the end of the day, we’re the players that go out on the pitch and we haven’t got the results over the last 12 months and ultimately when that happens the pressure always goes to the manager.“As a player you’re not held accountable so much, it always goes to the manager, the manager  always gets under pressure when the results don’t come their way.” Walters has refused to lay blame on Roy Keane’s poor relationship with players for the reason behind his departure Walters believes Ireland would have qualified for Euro 2020 under Martin O’Neill Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 REVEALED REPLY Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have left their roles with Ireland shining Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow “The major thing that gets people the sack is results.”🗣️ Tony Cascarino told talkSPORT that it was Martin O’Neill’s loyalty to Roy Keane that saw him leave the Republic of Ireland job.But Ally McCoist disagrees.Who do you think should replace O’Neill? 🤔— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 22, 2018Walters – currently out of the Ireland team due to an Achilles injury – did suggest that sacking O’Neill was perhaps the wrong decision from the FAI.He feels they would have sealed qualification to Euro 2020 under the experienced boss, despite their lack of recent form.The Burnley man added: “The results haven’t been great over the last 12 months, but to balance that there has been a big change in the squad. 3 ADVICE Keane found himself in the centre of another storm over the summer when he was accused of verbally attacking Ireland duo Walters and Harry Arter after they sat out of training due to medical advice.According to a subsequently leaked series of WhatsApp messages by defender Stephen Ward, Keane is said to have called the Bournemouth midfielder a ‘p****’ and a ‘c***’, and also apparently squared up with Walters during a training session.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal manager Jim McGuinness.Manager Jim McGuinness has refused to blame keeper Paul Durcan for Donegal’s All-Ireland Senior Football Final defeat by Kerry at Croke Park today.Donegal lost out by three points on a scoreline of 0-12 to 2-09,  a mistake by the normally reliable Durcan gifting Kerry a decisive goal.Speaking after the game, McGuinness said: “We did not perform to level we were hoping to perform to and that is the reason we lost the game. “Over the 70 minutes we did not deliver what we are capable of delivering.”Describing Donegal’s performance as “flat” and “lacking energy, he added:  “I would not  go down the road of individual errors –  our collective was just not good enough today and that is very disappointing.”   DONEGAL PERFORMANCE “FLAT” AND LACKED ENERGY – JIM MCGUINNESS was last modified: September 21st, 2014 by johngerardShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalEnergyfinalFootballIrelandJIMKerrylackedmcguinness allSeniorlast_img read more