Mayweather drops another hint at MMA fight

first_imgPhoto taken from Floyd Mayweather’s Instagram accountMMA fighter Conor McGregor switched to the boxing ring to make one of the richest professional fights in history possible and now Floyd Mayweather hints he might return the favor.Mayweather, who hasn’t fought since knocking out McGregor in that boxing match last year, teased fans Friday night by posting a picture on his Twitter page of himself wearing mixed martial arts gloves and standing in a UFC cage.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Read Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award He said “Come at the king, you best not miss…”Mayweather’s August fight with the Irishman was supposed to be his last as it secured his perfect 50-0 record. But the American has retired several times only to negotiate “comeback” fights for bigger paydays.  LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Davis’ 43 points lead Pelicans past Thunder Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Billion Dollar Man,” Mayweather said in the tweet.Mayweather and McGregor’s cross-combat fight in August failed to live up to the hype in the ring as veteran Mayweather easily outpunched the inexperienced McGregor, but it did well at the box office.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe contest generated 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America, trailing only Mayweather’s 2015 world title boxing match with Filipino Manny Pacquiao that generated 4.6 million buys and earned $600 million. It is the second time this week Mayweather has teased his fans with the idea. Earlier this week he posted video on Twitter and Instagram of himself shadow boxing in a cage.last_img read more

ECOWAS Holds Statutory Meetings Ahead of Summit

first_imgMembers of the Liberian delegation at ECOWAS Meetings 2019.The mid-year statutory meetings of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have begun in Abuja, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, ahead of its Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government slated for this weekend, a dispatch from the mission has said.On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the 82nd Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of ECOWAS opened at the headquarters of the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja.According to a release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, Liberia’s Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abraham K. Korvah, Sr., and Deputy Finance Minister for Fiscal Affairs Samora P. Z. Wolokollie, were accompanied to the meeting by Ambassador Al-Hassan Conteh.The Council will be considering several key issues expected to climax later on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, the release said.Among key issues to be considered during the Council of Ministers’ meeting include the memoranda on the hosting of the Headquarters of the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor, the award of the 2018 ECOWAS Prize of Excellence, the ECOWAS Human Capital Development Strategy and High-Level dialogue on human capital development in West Africa.In his opening statement, the president of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou highlighted the vision of the Founding Fathers of ECOWAS, who saw a need to jointly tackle challenges facing their countries.“The Heads of State and Government recognized the need to jointly tackle the challenges facing their countries and pool resources, while respecting their diversity in order to achieve stability in the region, ensure rapid growth, optimize production, and raise the living standard of the people,” Brou said.He added that they must all remember the course set by the Founding Fathers and continuously embrace it as a compass that will steer their actions and evaluate the progress made.Earlier, the Mediation and Security Council (MSC) of ECOWAS held its 42nd session on Monday, June 24, 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria.The MSC, made up of ECOWAS member states’ ministers of foreign affairs and defense, deliberated on ways to improve the security situation of the region.Acting Foreign Minister Korvah and Deputy Defense Minister for Administration Tibli O. Dickson, represented Liberia, along with Ambassador Conteh.Mr. Brou said that the greatest challenge facing the region today and thus holding back economic, social and human advancement is the issue of regional security.“Almost every month, our region is hit by terrorist attacks, which plunge our populations into mourning. The problem has become more complex, with ruthless inter-communal clashes that pose a threat to the social cohesion of our countries,” he said.Brou called on member states to implement the Lomé Declaration on Peace, Security, Stability and the Fight against Terrorism and Violent Extremism, which was adopted during the joint ECOWAS-Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) summit in July, 2018.He stressed the need for ECOWAS to consider other patterns of relationships and strengthen cooperation with geopolitical blocs with which it shares the same vulnerabilities, given the transnational nature of security threats and the porosity of borders in the region.On the political front, President Brou highlighted the ECOWAS Commission’s continued effort to support member states in the conduct of inclusive, transparent and credible elections.Mr. Brou then presented to the Council Memorandums on the Political and Security situation in the region, which included the status of the ECOWAS Mission in Guinea Bissau (ECOMIB) and the ECOWAS Mission in The Gambia (ECOMIG), as well as one on the issuance of ECOWAS Exemption Certificate by the President of the Commission in case of “extreme” emergency.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more