Joshua advises Tyson Fury ahead Wilder rematch

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua is backing Tyson Fury to win his heavyweight title rematch with Deontay Wilder on February 22. The pair will face off for Wilder’s WBC crown after playing out a dramatic draw back in December 2018. Joshua believes Fury has what it takes to take the belt, potentially setting up an all-British unification clash later in 2020, although he claims a Wilder win would better serve his interests. But he has advised his rival to either “hurt or out-box” Wilder as he claimed his punching power is underestimated amid all the talk of Wilder’s knockout power. Joshua told Sky Sports: “Wilder coming through is better because [a fight with me] is what people have been eagerly anticipating. “But I think Fury can win. For Wilder to win he has to knock Fury completely out, and he couldn’t do that the first time. “For Fury to win, he can hurt Wilder or out-box him. Fury has more to his arsenal so that’s why I’m leaning to him. “Fury can punch a bit. He’s underestimated with his punching power which makes him dangerous. If you underestimate someone it makes them dangerous because you don’t respect them until you get hit. “Fury is a really good boxer, to a certain degree, so he has the upper hand. Wilder isn’t the best of boxers but he has a right hand – if you can avoid that, you have the beating of him. “Good luck to Fury – it would be great to have two heavyweight champions here in England.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay WilderTyson Furylast_img read more

Q&A with Andrew Pritikin, ’08 physical therapy alumnus

first_imgDT: What will you do at the London Olympics?Pritikin: I get to run the PolyClinics — a clinic for all the countries that need treatment. Whatever comes up, you’ll treat it. It’s great. I’m a sports physical therapist, and it’s truly the most you can really do. Next to working with professional athletes every day — the Olympics is really the biggest thing you can do. It’s great. I’m very excited. Daily Trojan: What are you going to talk about at the Youth Summit?Andrew Pritikin: We’re going to  be speaking to kids who are interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, who play sports and who are interested in doing physical therapy as a profession. We’re going to talk about basic types of injuries that they see on television at college games. We’ll explain what happened to the injured athletes. DT: What are you really proud of?Pritikin: I work with a lot of professional [mixed martial arts] fighters, so the therapy I do with them is very intense. I’m happy to say that I make a number of them whimper. When you put those guys in pain, you know you’re doing something right. DT: What kind of clients do you see?Pritikin: I am working with some 14-year-old swimmers who are looking forward to going to the Olympics in five years. I’m working with tennis pros who want to go to the Olympics next year. I’m working with the US Olympic Committee, going to explain what we do here because this company will be working in London. I’m lucky to work with the US Olympic Committee where this company will be, inside the Olympic Village at the London Games. DT: What do you most remember from your time at USC?Pritikin: It was a lot of work, but just knowing that I was at the No. 1 school in the country gave me the assurance that I was learning for the best by the best. One professor, Dr. Cheryl Resnik, taught a professional development class that focused on how important it was to have ethics of equally high standards as the manual skill I was learning.center_img DT: Why are you reaching out to these children?Pritikin: I used to teach a sports injury class at Santa Monica Community College. Then I was able to reach the kids at a level when they were in their decision-making process of what they wanted to do. The step beyond that is to help other kids at a high school level and let them know there is a profession out there that allows them to work with sports at a high level. Andrew Pritikin received his degree in physical therapy from USC in 2008, after working several years as a self defense instructor, office manager and industrial salesman. He now serves as clinical director of the Bauerfeind Performance Center in Santa Monica, which works with a variety of professional athletes and will work in the Olympic Village for the London 2012 Games.On Saturday, he will speak at the first Youth Summit for the Foundation for Second Chances, a non-profit organization devoted to helping underserved children. The Youth Summit, which will be held at USC, was created to inspire Los Angeles area high school students to actively plan for their futures. DT: What kind of technology do you use in your line of work?Pritikin: We use sports motion analysis. High speed video cameras at multiple angles are used to biomechanically access athletes’ motion to find the defects and compensations. This has been around for a good number of years. Something else we’re using now that’s more advanced is what’s called the MediLogic system. It is a wireless insole system where we have the athletes either walk, run or move in a lateral motion. We’re able to get pressure readings on each insole to see exactly how they’re landing, what their foot is doing, how it’s moving and the proper custom insoles that are needed for that particular athlete. It’s wireless so there’s nothing that encumbers them, so they can do their natural motion without any issue.last_img read more

Sports betting banned in Uganda -reports

first_img0Shares0000Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.KAMPALA, Uganda, Jan 21 – Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has ordered that no new licences should be issued to sports betting companies nor renewing of permits for the existing ones.According to Minister of State for Finance, David Bahati, the President gave the directive saying that gambling has diverted attention of the youth from hard work. “We have received a directive from President Museveni to stop licensing sports betting, gaming and gambling companies. The President has now directed the board which has been regulating them. From now onwards, no new companies are going to be licensed. Those which are already registered, no renewal of licences when they expire,” Bahati revealed on Sunday during a church service in Rugarama Hill in western Kabale town.Bahati said church leaders who have been against sports betting can now praise the Lord because their prayers have been answered.However, the Ministry of Finance spokesman, Jim Mugunga, said he was unaware of the president’s directive but added that he does not doubt it.“I don’t know but since it was said by a minister, quote him. That’s good news,” Mugunga said.-By Daily Monitor Uganda- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more