Upcoming Fights,10th September, 21:00pmLee Haskins v Stuart Hall “We’ve sparred in the recent past and, though you can’t take too much into that, I know what he does well and what he doesn’t do well and believe my style exploits his.“Sure, Chris Jr is dangerous but Billy Joe [Saunders] exposed his limitations with his quality and movement. I’d be confident.”Talks for Eubank Jr to face world middleweight king Gennady Golovkin were at an advanced stage before breaking down and he has also been recently linked with a rematch against WBO world champion Saunders.Eubank Jr won the belt with a 10th-round stoppage of Nick Blackwell in March and has since defended it with a four-round demolition of Tom Doran.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chris Eubank Jr will defend his British middleweight title against Tommy Langford in Cardiff on October 22.The Brighton man (23-1-KO18) will be making the second defence of his crown against the unbeaten Langford (17-0-KO6), who became mandatory challenger in the wake of July’s stoppage win over Timo Laine.In an article recently reported on boxingnews24, Langford said: “I need a scalp of his magnitude to project my profile and, because of his dad, Eubank is the biggest name on the scene.
Liverpool will be hoping history doesn’t repeat itself when Chelsea visit Anfield in today’s big Premier League clash.The Reds famously fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to the same opposition when last challenging for the league back in 2014, a result that ultimately saw them miss out on the title to Manchester City.However, there are two different managers in the dugouts and probably 20 different players in the starting lineups (Mohamed Salah is one of only two survivors and was in the Chelsea ranks that day). More relevant is Liverpool’s failure to beat Chelsea in the last eight encounters at Anfield and their opponents’ problems on the road, with Maurizio Sarri’s side losing four of their last six away league games.Liverpool haven’t won any of their last six Premier League games at Anfield against Chelsea (D4 L2); the Reds have never endured a longer winless home run against an opponent in the competition.Chelsea have only lost twice in their last 16 meetings with Liverpool in all competitions (W6 D8), though both of those defeats came at Stamford Bridge. The Blues’ last defeat at Anfield came back in May 2012 in the Premier League (1-4).The Blues have already won away at Liverpool this season, beating them 2-1 in the Carabao Cup. However, Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 37 Premier League games at Anfield – only once in their top-flight history have they had a longer unbeaten home run (63 between Feb 1978-Dec 1980).Chelsea have won three Premier League games in a row for the first time since September 2018, when they won their first five matches in the competition under Maurizio Sarri.However, the Blues have lost their last five Premier League away games against fellow ‘big six’ opponents, including all three this season by an aggregate score of 1-11. Interestingly, they have won three of their last four away league games against sides starting the day top, including that 2-0 victory at Anfield in April 2014.Looking at the players that will step out in today’s game, Andrew Robertson will return to the Liverpool side having been suspended for the midweek Champions League win over Porto.That means James Milner, the Scotland captain’s stand-in last Tuesday, is available for a midfield role – giving manager Jurgen Klopp a selection dilemma as Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson have both performed well in the last two matches.Fellow midfielder Adam Lallana is expected to return to the squad after missing the last two games with a muscle injury.Chelsea will recall Eden Hazard for the trip to Anfield after he was only used as a substitute against Slavia Prague. Hazard has had a hand in more goals than any other Premier League player this season (28 – 16 goals and 12 assists). The only league season in which the Belgian has been involved in more goals was in 2011/12 with Ligue 1 club Lille (36).Callum Hudson-Odoi was left out of the squad but may also be drafted back into the fold while Emerson Palmieri will undergo a fitness test.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
All scheduled soccer matches for this week have been postponed, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) said in a statement on Monday morning.“Stadiums that were going to host some of our fixtures have been confirmed as venues to host memorial services and other gatherings to pay special respect to Madiba,” PSL chief executive Brand De Villiers said in the statement.“We therefore took a decision that, due to logistical challenges faced by the PSL and the clubs, we should postpone the fixtures scheduled for mid-week and the weekend.”The announcement comes after former president Nelson Mandela died in his Houghton, Johannesburg, home on Thursday night.The struggle icon’s memorial service will be held at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday and he will be buried at Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, where he grew up, on Sunday.The postponement of matches affects the Premiership, National First Division and first division qualification fixtures until December 15, following Mandela’s funeral. On Tuesday, Mamelodi Sundowns were due to host Kaizer Chiefs in a crucial league encounter, while Wits would have hosted SuperSport United in an equally important fixture.On Wednesday, Ajax Cape Town and Orlando Pirates were due to meet at the Cape Town Stadium and Platinum Stars would welcome Bloemfontein Celtic.Friday’s action saw Maritzburg United up against Wits in Pietermaritzburg and Saturday and Sunday had a full weekend of fixtures scheduled, with no fewer than six matches set to take place.De Villiers confirmed, however, that Premiership fixtures would resume on Monday, December 16, and matches would be re-shuffled to accommodate the late changes.