JAKE PAUL is eyeing a $100million Conor McGregor fight in 2022 and predicts it will sell THREE MILLION pay-per-views. Paul first called out the former two-weight UFC champion last December and claimed he had a $50m offer waiting to go. But disaster struck for McGregor, 32, as one month later he was beaten in two rounds by Dustin Poirier, also 32, on his return. Paul, 24, has since moved to 3-0 in his career and in April knocked out retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren in a fight he claimed sold 1.5m PPVs. With his stock higher than ever, the YouTuber believes he is in line for a 50/50 split with McGregor when predicting his earnings for the fight. In an exclusive interview with SunSport, Paul said: "Fifty million for sure. I think right now we're at the same level of draw in the combat sports world. "Doing the pay-per-view numbers that we just did, and I sort of carried that event on my back, when we went into that fight, Ben Askren had 500,000 followers. "No … [Read more...] about Jake Paul eyes $100m Conor McGregor fight in 2022 and predicts 3m PPV sales… making it third highest boxing match ever
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It may be May, but this is the UK, and so there is no reason why it should not snow in the fifth month of the year. Skiers have returned to the slopes in the Lake District for the first time since lockdown, and were "giddy with excitement". But with indoor hospitality still 10 days away in England, snow seems less than ideal for those planning an outdoor pint at their local. And while the white stuff did fall up a mountain in the Lake District - far away from the nearest pub - conditions closer to sea level are unlikely to be much better this weekend, forecasters are warning. Though it will be warmer this weekend, it is also expected to be wet and windy. Advertisement The weather will be "giving with one hand and taking with the other", Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said. She added: "At the weekend we've got one of these low pressure systems coming in which pushes the high pressure out of the way and allows the temperatures to rise a bit … [Read more...] about UK weather: Going for an outdoor pint? Get ready for a wet weekend after snow in May!
Polling stations have closed on an election day that could have profound implications for the future of the United Kingdom and the Labour Party. Dubbed Super Thursday, the polls closed at 10pm in the largest test of political opinion outside a general election in nearly 50 years. The future of the Labour Party and the state of the union are two of the main issues at play. In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon's SNP is hoping for an overall majority, which she said she will see as a mandate to hold a second independence referendum, which risks splitting up the United Kingdom. Voters in Wales were voting for their national representatives in the Senedd, with Mark Drakeford hoping to maintain Labour's grip - although he could be forced to forge a new coalition to remain as first minister. Advertisement In England, people were not only voting in local council elections but also mayoral contests and for police and crime commissioners. For Labour, the … [Read more...] about Elections 2021: Polling stations close on a day that could have big implications for Labour and future of the UK
The Ugandan Parliament on Monday passed the Sexual Offenses Bill, which contains a clause to criminalize same-sex relationships. The bill prescribes a five-year-jail term for anyone guilty of same-sex acts, and awaits the signature of President Yoweri Museveni. For many, the bill sounds like a repeat of a similar law passed in the Ugandan parliament in 2013, which, however, was annulled by the country's Supreme Court based on technicalities. The new bill explained The focus of the new bill is to primarily clamp down on sexual violence in general, increasing punishments for sexual offenders while also boosting the protection of victims during sexual offense trials. The overarching objective of the new piece of legislation is to provide for a broader application of the law while repealing some provisions of the Penal Code Act. Pride events like this one in the Ugandan city of Entebbe in 2014 could become a thing of the past According to Jacob Oboth-Oboth, chairperson of … [Read more...] about Uncertain future for LGBT+ rights in Uganda as controversial bill is passed
The Bank of England has upgraded its growth forecast for the coronavirus-hit UK economy and signalled it will not raise interest rates in the near term - despite seeing a looming spike in inflation ahead. The latest meeting of the central bank's interest rate-setting committee left policy unchanged, with rates remaining at their COVID-19 crisis low of 0.1% as analysts had widely expected. Its £895bn programme of asset purchases, known as quantitative easing, was also kept static. But its quarterly Monetary Policy Report said that the vaccine-led recovery from the sharpest hit to the economy in over 300 years in 2020 was clearly under way at a greater speed than initially expected. Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Advertisement The Bank said it now saw growth of 7.25% during 2021 - up from the 5% it expected earlier this year - with output falling by just 1.5% in the lockdown-hit first quarter compared to the plunge of over 4% … [Read more...] about Bank of England sees speedier COVID recovery ahead but holds interest rates