Biggest entertainment and lifestyle events of 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, join Violet Johnson as she brings you a compilation of the year’s biggest entertainment news. Subscribe to the YouTube channel of Guardian Nigeria to watch this and more.
Pacquiao 2.0: the Philippines scouts hunting for boxing's next big thing
In the boxing-obsessed Philippines, scores of young fighters dream of becoming the next Manny Pacquiao, but it takes a sharp eye and vast experience to pick out a potential world champion
Liberty Stadium Ibadan ‘abandoned’ for reptiles
The Liberty Stadium in Ibadan, the first to be constructed in Nigeria and Africa in 1960, shot the country into the world boxing fame in 1962 when it hosted the first world boxing title fight in Africa. And now, the Liberty Stadium, which stood then as the pride of Africa, has since become an eyesore, with reptiles of various shapes now occupying the multi-million naira edifice.
Pacquiao enters cryptocurrency ring with the 'PAC'
Philippine boxing legend and politician Manny Pacquiao launches his own cryptocurrency with a concert in Manila.
Boxing glove autographed by Muhammad Ali in Italy auction
A rare piece of sporting memorabilia autographed by boxing legend Muhammad Ali went up for auction in Italy. The golden leather glove was produced to promote the iconic 'Fight of the Century' between Ali and Joe Frazier on March 8th, 1971 in New York's Madison Square Garden. During the auction, there were no bids meeting the desired 5,000 euro starting price so the glove remained as part of the owner's collection.
On the island of boxing, Cuban women fight for their right to the ring
Idamelys Moreno trains relentlessly to become Cuba's boxing champion. Ironically, Cuba, the world's power in boxing, doesn't allow women to get into the ring for competitions
Manny Pacquiao prepares against “arrogant” Keith Thurman
Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao trains in Manila for the World Boxing Association battle for welterweight supremacy against Keith Thurman in Las Vegas on July 20. The eight-division champion teases the “arrogant” Thurman to prove his worth in the ring.
Fury and Wilder gear up for WBC heavyweight showdown in LA
Tyson Fury has his sights set on opponent Deontay Wilder's WBC belt when the two heavyweight boxing giants go head-to-head on Saturday, December 1 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Joshua looks to cement boxing legacy as Povetkin and Wilder await
Britain's Anthony Joshua on Wednesday (July 18) told reporters he intends to cement his boxing legacy and hopes to compete in the heavyweight division until he's 40.