Sport Chad Johnson to Fight in Exhibition Match Ahead of Mayweather vs. Paul
New Dutch exhibition takes unflinching look at slavery
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The delicacy of one of the first objects in new exhibition at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum belies its brutality. At the end of a thin iron rod are the artistically interwoven letters GWC — used to brand the initials of a Dutch trading company into the skin of enslaved workers. The stark contrast between finery and brutality, wealth and inhumanity is a recurring pattern at the museum's unflinching exhibition titled, simply, “Slavery,” that examines the history of Dutch involvement in the international slave trade.
Chad Johnson said Mayweather's manager, Leonard Ellerbe, told him he could make $1 million for the fight.
Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson will fight another celebrity or former athlete in an exhibition match as an undercard ahead ofin Miami Gardens, Fla., .
Johnson is expected to compete in what will likely be a four-or-six-round exhibition.
Johnson, 43, talked about the opportunity in a clip he posted on Monday from his podcast, I AM ATHLETE, with former NFL players Brandon Marshall, Channing Crowder and Fred Taylor.
Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad's capital, there are no debates over which coronavirus vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. Not even for the doctors and nurses like her, who care for COVID-19 patients in Chad, one of the least-developed nations in the world where about one third of the country is engulfed by the Sahara desert. “I find it unfair and unjust, and it is something that saddens me,” the 33-year-old infectious diseases doctor says. “I don’t even have that choice. The first vaccine that comes along that has authorization, I will take it.
In the video, he says he was called by Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather's manager, and asked if he was interested in the opportunity. Johnson would often train at Mayweather's boxing club during the offseason when he was still playing in the NFL and has kept a strong connection with Mayweather and his camp.
"Everything that I do in life I'm good at—except golf," Johnson said on the podcast.
Johnson said Ellerbe told him he could make $1 million for the fight.
The former wideout played for the Bengals, Patriots and Dolphins during his 11-year NFL career where he appeared in six Pro Bowls.
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Chad junta hunts rebel leader in Niger .
Chad's new ruling junta on Sunday vowed to root out a rebel leader accused of "war crimes", seeking help from neighbouring Niger to track him down along with his fighters. He accused the Libya-based Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) of killing several dozen Chadian soldiers and said the rebels' leader Mahamat Mahadi Ali was "sought for war crimes by Tripoli's prosecutor general", adding that his assets had been frozen for "financingThe army has "located the enemy spread out in small groups, now regrouping in Niger territory," said junta spokesman Azem Bermandoa Agouna.