Foreman begs Tyson to call off boxing comeback at 53

first_img Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Super Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous MoviesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemShe Managed To Change The Lives Of Pakistan WomenInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Best Cars Of All Time “I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff. “Some charity exhibitions, make some money, help some homeless and drug-affected motherf***er like me. “I do two hours on cardio, I do the bike and the treadmill for an hour, then I do some light weights, 300, 250 reps. “Then I start my day with the boxing thing, I go in there and hit the mits, 30 minutes, 25 minutes, start getting in better condition. “I’m starting to put those combinations together. I’m in pain, I feel like three guys kicked the s*** out of me.” The “Baddest Man on the Planet” was crowned the youngest world champion ever, aged 20, and his illustrious 20-year career saw him knock out 44 of his 50 opponents. His former trainer has even claimed he would still KO fellow American Deontay Wilder inside a MINUTE if he trained for six weeks. In recent years, Tyson has been more focused on his business and owns a weed farm in California having previously gone bankrupt in 2003 – when he was forced to sell his extravagant 52-room mansion to 50 Cent for £3.3million. read also:Inside Tyson’s 52-room mansion he sold to rapper 50 Cent for £3.3m But he has clearly been considering hopping back in the ring for some time – having given his two cents on how he’d fare against the likes of Tyson Fury, Wilder and Anthony Joshua. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Iron Mike, 53, recently revealed he is training for a stunning return to boxing amid plans to compete in four-round exhibition fights for charity. But Foreman, who the oldest world heavyweight champion ever at 45 in 1994 when he beat Michael Moorer, has pleaded with Tyson to keep the gloves off. Foreman, 71, told World Boxing News: “Tyson has done enough great things for boxing. No more is needed. “He is in the Hall of Fame and was a mighty puncher.” Tyson last stepped inside the ring in June 2005 – where he was stopped by Kevin McBride – but recently admitted he might make a return 15 years on. Speaking on an Instagram Live with rapper T.I. he said: “I’ve been hitting the mitts for the last week. “That’s been tough, my body is really jacked up and really sore from hitting the mitts. “I’ve been working out, I’ve been trying to get in the ring, I think I’m going to box some exhibitions and get in shape. Loading… Former boxing heavyweight champion, George Foreman, has begged Mike Tyson to call off his boxing comeback, saying “no more is needed” from the big-hitting heavyweight legend.last_img read more

A GORTAHORK SAPLING WITH A TREE-MENDOUS PLACE IN HISTORY

first_imgA fine sycamore towers in the front garden of a small house in the village of Gortahork.People can’t remember a time when it wasn’t there.Before he travelled to France last weekend for the Battle of the Somme commemorations, Minister for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley heard the poignant story of this stately tree. Dinny was visiting his old friend Paddy McGowan, who told him about his uncle who left Gortahork in 1914 to join the British army.On the morning before he departed, 18-year-old John McGowan planted a sycamore sapling as a reminder to his family to keep him in their thoughts.The young Donegal man was first sent to the Dardanelles, where he sustained a hand injury. After recuperating, he was transferred to the Somme, never to return home.But the tree he planted now soars above the garden, 99 years after he planted it. When Dinny told Paddy he would be representing the Government at the commemorations, his friend asked him to try and locate Uncle John’s final resting place. “Will you take a branch of the tree with you, and if you find him will you place it on his grave?”Dinny was happy to oblige. Which is how it came to pass that the Minister of State travelled to France accompanied by the special branch.Last Sunday, in the company of Niall Leinster of the Somme Association, Dinny travelled north to Étaples Military Cemetery in Pas de Calais. There, after a little searching, they found the grave of “5169 Private J McGowan, Royal Munster Fusilier”. He died on August 2nd, 1916. Dinny described the emotional moment when he stood at the headstone.“I said: ‘Hello John, I bring you greetings from your nephew Paddy, who is now 90 years of age. Even though he never knew you, he has fond memories of you through all the stories he heard down through the years. They never forgot you. Paddy told me to be sure and tell you that the tree you planted the morning before you left is in full bloom and covers more than half the garden. It’s one of the finest trees in all of Gortahork and the surrounding area. And I’m falling down on my two knees now and bringing you a branch of your own sycamore tree’.”Then Dinny said a silent prayer and laid it by the headstone – John McGowan’s final bough. And he left the grave of Paddy’s uncle from Gortahork with these parting words: “Codladh sámh i measc na laoch go raibh agat a John.” (Sleep peacefully among the warriors, John) (Courtesy of The Irish Times.)A GORTAHORK SAPLING WITH A TREE-MENDOUS PLACE IN HISTORY was last modified: July 6th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Battle of the SommegortahorkJohn McGowanlast_img read more