British- Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua’s World heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for June 20, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Two Time heavyweight champion, Joshua, who hasn’t fought in UK for two years was set to face Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but now those plans have been shelved as both parties work to get a new date probably around August when it is hoped Coronavirus would have stopped.
“We’re speaking to Tottenham, we’ve postponed the 20th date,” Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports on Friday.
“We are working with them for dates in July and early August as well, when we hope we’ll be back.
“Hopefully we see that fight take place at the end of the summer.”
Bulgarian Pulev is the IBF mandatory challenger for Joshua, who also holds the WBA ‘super’ and WBO titles.
Rev. Obofuor Under Fire As A Businessman Drags Him To Court For Defrauding Him Ghc 190,000
Founder and general overseer of Anointed Palace Chapel, Rev. Obofuor has been dragged to Accra High court by a businessman for defrauding him in the tune of Ghc 190,000.
Charles Frimpong, claims he had a power plant deal with the man of God which costs Ghc 70,000 which he did not pay upfront but requested another one be brought to him, taking his bill to Ghc 140,000. He said that Obofuor again requested for a transmitter which cost Ghc 90,000, bringing his total bill to Ghc 230,000.
Out of the total amount owed, Charles claims that the pastor has paid only Ghc 40,000 and has refused to pay the rest of the amount owed ie Ghc 190,000. The court is yet to pronounce judgment on the case.
WATCH The Emotional Moment American Protesters Sing Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ Song As They March For George Floyd
The black communities in America are still marching in all the 50 States to demand justice for George Floyd. In the new footage, the charged protestors can be seen in a video singing Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ in a manner that will definitely give you goosebumps.
George Floyd was killed in the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis, Minnesota On May 25, 2020, after a white cop knelt on his neck while he was handcuffed and struggling for breath.
Most of the demonstrations over the past eight days have been peaceful, except isolated cases of clashes with the police in some areas. Meanwhile, all the white officers who contributed to the death of George Floyd have officially been charged.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd degree in George Floyd’s murder and also charging other 3 officers. This is another important step for justice.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) June 3, 2020
Watch Americans were spotted singing Burna Boy’s hit track “Ye” while walking on the streets with placards that read “Black Lives Matter.“
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Tourism Sector Records $171 Million Loss During Coronavirus Pandemic : Minister
The tourism and hospitality sectors have recorded a $171 million loss in revenue due to the adverse impact of coronavirus.
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, made this known to the media on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the Information Ministry’s press briefing.
She was outlining the guidelines for the easing of restrictions in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
According to her, the loss was recorded from March 2020 to June 2020.
She the amount was arrived at after doing a detailed calculation of tourists spent over the years.
She says in 2018, spending per tourist amount to $2,781.
In 2019, spending per tourist was $2,931 in 2020.
Those spendings, she says, have been lost in 2020 due to the pandemic.
According to her, such monies were spent on hotels, buying food, going to beaches, among others.
She indicated that the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on Ghana’s tourism and hospitality sectors.
However, she indicated an amount of $4 million has been earmarked for the redevelopment of tourism sites and destinations in Ghana.
Additionally, $5 million has been budgeted for tourism sites supports, she told the media.
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