Sport Feisty Eubank Jr: There will be more spite in my punches
Giants star's AFL ban doubled for umpire bump
GWS Giants superstar Toby Greene has had his three-week AFL suspension increased to six weeks after an appeals hearing. The electric small forward was suspended for making intentional contact with umpire Matt Stevic in an act the AFL described as "aggressive, disrespectful and demonstrative".He was initially banned for three games but the governing body labelled that "manifestly inadequate" and appealed the decision.This afternoon the appeals tribunal agreed, doubling the penalty to conclude a hearing that lasted four hours.
Chris Eubank Jr has warned that Wanik Awdijan is in for "a rough night" due to his trash talk as he builds towards a major fight later this year.
Eubank Jr fights on Saturday in Newcastle, live on Sky Sports, alongside Hughie Fury's heavyweight battle and Savannah Marshall's world title fight.
He stood with his hands on his hips during an intense face-off with Awdijan at Friday's weigh-in after a build-up littered with threats and insults.
"I had no ill feelings towards the guy until I saw what he was saying on social media," Eubank Jr said.
"Now there will be more spite in my punches on Saturday.
NRL green lights expansion with 17th team
A 17th team will enter the NRL competition in 2023, the news made official by the ARLC informing the 16 existing clubs on Thursday.The expansion committee will now meet tomorrow to discuss the three bids, and then a successful applicant will be chosen from the Redcliffe Dolphins, the Firehawks, and the Jets.
"He has done this to himself.
"I always show respect to fighters. When they don't show respect back? That's when it is a rough night."
Eubank Jr is targeting a world middleweight championship and victory in Newcastle this weekend will propel him closer to his goal.
Awdijan, a German who has won 24 out of 25, stands in his way.
"He's ready," Eubank Jr said. "He's coming to cause the upset and I've got to do everything in my power to make sure he does not do that.
"I'm very excited, it has been a hell of a few weeks, I was supposed to fight two weeks ago.
"I'm in a big fight in December so wanted to be out this month so I can still make that date. Everything is on schedule.
"I just need to do the business on Saturday night."Sky Sports Boxing schedule
October 16 - Top Rank in San DiegoEmanuel Navarrete vs Joet Gonzalez - WBO featherweight title
England star in race for Ashes fitness after more surgery
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is in a race against time to be fit for the Ashes after undergoing a second bout of surgery.While Stokes appears to be a long shot at being available for England's five-Test tour of Australia, amid a break from the game due to injury and mental health, the 2019 ICC cricketer of the year is yet to be ruled out officially.
October 16 - BOXXER in NewcastleSavannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzeya - WBO middleweight titleHughie Fury vs Christian HammerChris Eubank Jr vs Wanik Awdijan
October 24 - Top Rank in AtlantaJamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson - WBO super-featherweight title
October 31 - Top Rank in New YorkJose Zepeda vs Josue Vargas
November 6 - Top Rank in Las VegasMikaela Mayer vs Maiva Hamadouche - IBF and WBO super-featherweight titles
November 6 - BOXXER in Liverpool
November 20 - BOXXER in LondonRichard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju DurodolaCaroline Dubois professional debut
November 20 - Top Rank in Las VegasTerence Crawford vs Shawn Porter - WBO welterweight title
December 11 - Top Rank in Las VegasVasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
December 17 - Top Rank in MontrealArtur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne - IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles
December 18 - Top Rank in GlasgowJosh Taylor vs Jack Catterall - undisputed super-lightweight title
Marshall scores KO in vicious back-and-forth brawl .
Savannah Marshall stopped Lolita Muzeya in the second round of a sensational back-and-forth brawl to retain her WBO middleweight title.Marshall remained undefeated and kept her WBO middleweight championship to stay on course for the dream fight with Claressa Shields which would be the best-ever in women's boxing.