Boxing: IBF Mandates Mikey Garcia vs Richard Commey

first_imgAdvertisementInitially, Robert Easter Jr was supposed to face Richard Commey in what would’ve been a rematch of their terrific fight from 2016. However, the IBF granted an exception with the understanding that the winner of Garcia/Easter would face Commey next.The IBF has ordered him to reach a deal with Commey by August 30th.“Robert Easter’s mandatory was due on or before March 30, 2018. The Unification was granted with the condition that the winner must fight the IBF leading available contender in a mandatory defense of the IBF Lightweight title. The leading available contender is #1, Richard Commey,” an IBF representative stated to Boxing News.“Negotiations should commence immediately and be concluded by August 30, 2018. In the event that you are unable to come to an amicable agreement with Commey, the IBF will call for a purse bid.”Garcia seems to have alternate plans. He has been vocal about moving up to welterweight to face Errol Spence Jr by the end of the year.Therefore, it is likely Garcia will vacate the IBF title at lightweight. Then again, he has moved in a different direction from what fans thought in the past.When he defeated Sergey Lipinets in March, it was expected he would campaign at junior welterweight. Moving back to lightweight to unify was unexpected.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgParticipating in the debate, Leader of Opposition HemantParticipating in the debate, Leader of Opposition Hemant Soren asked how the government took a decision on coal mining by a private company in Godda.Expressing concern over acquisition of land in the Santhal Pargana, Soren said the people who lost land could not purchase it under the SPT Act in the districts of the region.”It is a conspiracy to displace tribals/moolvasis (natives), despite pledging to protect the tribals under the Constitution,” Soren argued.Citing example as to how the tribal labour force increased following acquisition of farm land, he demanded immediate stopping of land acquisition and suggested acquiring land on lease for 30 years and a review thereafter.Soren also demanded a policy on land acquisition.Congress MLA Sukhdeo Singh said the governments introduction of the Single Window System was good for the industrialists, but what about the poor “without a land policy.”He also alleged that the R&R policy of the government was not clear.Claiming that 9.8 lakh acres of land under the Bhoodan movement of Vinoba Bhave still remained undistributed in the state, CPI(ML-Liberation) MLA Raj Kumar Yadav said if the government wanted to contain Maoist activities, it should initiate distribution of those land to the landless.The minister could not touch upon the issues raised by the Opposition as his reply was cut short midway due to the Oppositions objections to the nomenclature of a sports club. PTI PVR DKB IKAlast_img read more

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