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Minutes after heavyweight world titleholder Anthony Joshua drilled overmatched challenger Eric Molina for a blistering third-round knockout Saturday, another heavyweight came into the ring.It was former long-reigning heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko, who had been sitting ringside as perhaps the most interested spectator inside the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. The reason was simple: An eight-figure payday and the opportunity to win back one of his old belts were at stake.With Joshua vanquishing Molina, the Joshua-Klitschko mega fight is officially on for April 29 at Wembley Stadium in London, where a British boxing record crowd of at least 80,000 is expected. The fighters will square off for Joshuas world title as well as one of the belts vacated in September by troubled Tyson Fury, who outpointed Klitschko 13 months ago to win three major belts but twice withdrew from a rematch because of personal problems.Although Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) and Klitschko (64-4, 54 KOs), who are both 6-foot-6 and 245 pounds, will appear at a news conference at the Stadium on Wednesday, they kicked off their promotion inside the ring for the bout that will headline a Sky Box Office pay-per-view card in the United Kingdom. American television rights are still up for grabs, with Showtime and HBO locked in a bidding war, a network source told ESPN on Monday.Klitschko, a 1996 Olympic gold medallist, and Joshua, who won Olympic gold in 2012, have tremendous respect for each other, dating to when Joshua was a rising prospect and spent time in one of Klitschkos training camps as a sparring partner when he was getting ready for a title defense. Klitschko praised his game and work ethic back then and did so again as the fight was made official.He is the best man in the heavyweight division, and his record speaks for itself, Klitschko said. This is the fight that the fans want, and that is why this fight will happen. Do you want to see a big fight? Do you want to see a fight where two Olympic champs are involved? Do you want to see the fight between A.J. and W.K.? You got it.Said Joshua, standing next to Klitschko: Hes a very respectful man outside of the ring, and hes very competitive in the ring. This is the step up people have wanted. Klitschko wants his belts back, and may the best man win.Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn and Bernd Boente, Klitschkos manager, tried to make the fight this month, but for various reasons, they elected to delay it until the spring, mainly so as not to rush the promotion for such a huge event. Instead, Joshua faced Molina with the Klitschko match contingent upon a win.Im so happy to get this fight made, Hearn said. It is the biggest heavyweight fight in the last decade and a fight that will belong in the legacies of both fighters. Its the young lion against a legend of the sport.Many felt AJ would not take this challenge and that its too early for him, but he wants to test himself and give the fans great fights. After all, isnt that what you want to see? The risk, the dice being rolled, the 50-50 fights that will excite and ignite the world of boxing. Everything is on the line in this fight -- not just the IBF and WBAs titles, but hopes, dreams and even careers.Said Boente: Im very happy that our teams [made] this mega event happen. Two Olympic super heavyweight champions facing each other. This is the best heavyweight fight that could be made. This is a promoters dream fight: the young, undefeated champion against the best heavyweight of the past decade. This kind of duel [has] only happened a couple of times in boxing history, and it was always the same question: Is the young lion ready to take over, or can the old lion defend his territory?Klitschko, who will turn 41 a month before the fight, will be boxing for the first time since a loss to Fury and will be entering the ring in an unfamiliar position -- as challenger -- after reigning as champion for nine-and-a-half years (second-longest in heavyweight history) and making 18 title defenses (third-most in division history). He will be appearing in his 29th world heavyweight title fight, which will extend his division record.Im looking forward to this fight of the year, just like boxing fans all around the world, Klitschko said. This is the first time in a decade that Im the challenger again. I will fight against a champion who I consider the best of the young generation. Basically, experience will take on youth. This makes this fight that unique. I will be ready for the challenge.Joshua, 27, has looked superb so far as a professional and has been dominant in his title bouts, dusting Charles Martin in two rounds to win the belt in April, dominating Dominic Breazeale en route to a seventh-round knockout in June and blowing away Molina. Klitschko, however, is in a different league than all of them, and Joshua knows it.This fight will be one of the biggest nights in my boxing career, Joshua said. It marks the highest point of my climb through the professional ranks. It is three years since I turned professional. I have taken the time to gain experience, fight men who have fallen and some who have fought hard, and through this, I am learning my trade, how the business works and gaining the ring craft, which is sometimes underestimated, as everyone wants to see the mega fights right away.It is the perfect time for me to move up another step and contest my heavyweight championship belt against one of the legends of our sport. There is no doubt this will be a titanic battle with a huge amount on the line, just like every fight. But when I enter the ring, I will be prepared for victory, as I have been with all my other fights. The legend against the champ -- its time to write history. Køb Yeezy Boost 350 i Danmark . Malkin got tangled up with Detroits Luke Glendening early in the third period and his left skate took the brunt of collision with the boards behind Pittsburghs net. Yeezy v2 Danmark . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. . "It was nerve-wracking, but we pulled through," said Collaros, who threw four touchdown passes to lead the Toronto Argonauts (8-4) to a 33-27 win over the Calgary Stampeders (9-3) in front of 28,781 fans at McMahon Stadium. Yeezy Sko Tilbud . -- When the Florida Panthers fell behind by two goals in the first period to the top team in the NHL, it appeared they were on their way to yet another loss. Yeezy 350 Danmark . Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. "We had to dig deep with our fighting spirit and weve done that," United striker Wayne Rooney said. LAS VEGAS -- Rarely have meaningless games felt so important. The takeaway from this years Las Vegas NBA Summer League wasnt the winners and losers -- it was the interest. It helped carry the leagues momentum forward from a highly watched NBA Finals and another news-heavy free-agency period.The NBA has dominated the sports landscape for 2 ? months, ever since the final name was called in the NFL draft at the end of April. Other events pop up and fade away -- golf majors, tennis grand slam events, Major League Baseballs All-Star Game -- and the NBA keeps carving out its spot in the news cycle. It helps that the NBAs summer leagues provide the quickest turnaround from draft-to-action of any sport; Orlando summer league participants were in uniform a mere nine days after commissioner Adam Silver called their names. In addition to filling a gap in the sports schedule, these games serve to pre-sell the next season, as Las Vegas league founder Warren LeGarie puts it.The night of the heavily hyped UFC 200 fight card, which packed 18,202 spectators into the new T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip, there were 16,000 NBA fans in the Thomas & Mack Center/Cox Pavilion complex to watch top draft picks Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram square off in the Philadelphia 76ers-Los Angeles Lakers game. Its far from playoff-caliber basketball, but the mixture of rookies eager to show their chops and well-traveled veterans still pursuing their NBA dreams keeps things competitive. I was a sideline reporter for eight games, and three of them were decided on last-second plays, including that 76ers-Lakers matchup.It all points to the overall health and relevancy of a league thats awash in lucrative television-rights money and rich in social-media currency, though that doesnt mean there arent concerns.Its a young league ... and an inexperienced league, said one team executive as he watched the action at Thomas & Mack. For two decades now the top talent has entered the NBA after just one year of college or straight from high school. Casual fans might not notice the impact on the game, but former players and longtime executives worry about the quality of play suffering.Theres also concern about a lack of competitive fire when stars are so quick to team up. Kevin Durants name came up every day in Las Vegas -- especially when the NBAs board of governors met last Tuesday. Small-market teams remain concerned that theyll be left out of future star alignments, so there arre rumblings of tightening player movement if the leagues collective bargaining agreement is reopened after the 2016-17 season.dddddddddddd. Still, there isnt a consensus feeling that a work stoppage is inevitable, as there was ahead of the 2011 collective bargaining negotiations.If the league is reluctant to radically change the Hack-a-Shaq policy because it affects so few players, why should it fundamentally alter the collective bargaining agreement just to control an even smaller number of players? Durant and LeBron James are the only players who can single-handedly tilt the balance of power right now ... and if Durant doesnt roll off a string of trips to the NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors, then it means were really only talking about James.Players are making too much money and the owners franchise values have risen too high for there to be a protracted fight over dollars. But the other lesson from all this prosperity is that fans will forgive lost games for a work stoppage. There sure doesnt seem to be any leftover hard feelings from the 16 games that were dropped from the schedule in 2011-12.Everythings better once theres ball again. The crowds in Las Vegas, even the decent ones that showed up on weekday afternoons, show theres interest in any basketball that carries the NBA brand. When games came down to the last possession, the crowds stood and cheered as if the Larry OBrien trophy was on the line.Fans got to see for themselves how Ben Simmons combined a power forward physique with a point guards passing skills. They saw Brandon Ingram score over people, even if he had difficulty powering through them. They saw Kris Dunn show that the Minnesota Timberwolves have the makings of another budding star to go with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins (while Tyus Jones will be either a useful reserve or valuable trade candidate). Bobby Portis looked like a player the Chicago Bulls can pair with Jimmy Butler for a long time, once they decide what direction they want to team to take. And Tyler Ulis looked ready to continue the Phoenix Suns new tradition of small guards.Theres an eye-glazing amount of basketball in Las Vegas -- 67 games over 10 days. Theres an audience thats willing to watch it, though. In the reality TV show era, presence matters just as much as product. The NBA has plenty of both. ' ' '

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