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Gentlemen of the Ring receive Plaudits April 30, 2017

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BRITISH fighter Anthony Joshua survived the first knockdown of his young career, coming back to drop Wladimir Klitschko twice before stopping him in the 11th round to retain his world heavyweight boxing titles.

Before a boisterous crowd of 90,000 at London’s Wembley Stadium, Joshua and Klitschko traded huge punches and showed grit before the local finally found a way to finish the longtime former champion.

It was anybody’s fight when Joshua landed a right uppercut early in the 11th round that spun Klitschko’s head around.

British cruiserweight Anthony Bellew said this showing erased any doubts lingering over Joshua’s ability to transition from someone with a ton of potential to a genuine superstar.

“All the questions got answered tonight. Anthony Joshua is the real deal — he ticked all the boxes tonight,” Bellew told Sky Sports. “He’s shown the world what he’s about here. He got through the shaky moments. There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Anthony Joshua.”

Former WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch, now working as an analyst, lavished praise on Joshua for doing the “impossible”.

“There were a lot of questions — they’ve all be answered. Anthony Joshua came of age,” Froch told Sky Sports. “It was almost impossible what he did — but he did. All that training, all that sparring he put himself through the gym, all that pain was worth it.

“He dethroned an old, admittedly, but still a king in Wladimir Klitschko.

“We’ve had a real treat this evening — it’s been unbelievable.”

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker from New Zealand was impressed by what both fighters offered up.

“It was great to see Joshua, he went through a bit of a hard time in the fight but good to see him come back strong and maintain his title and get the other one,” Parker said from Auckland.

“I guess Joshua is the man to beat and he got off the canvas and showed heart but I think every fighter has things they have to work on, weaknesses and strengths so I feel like I have to get past this next fight and I look forward at sitting down and planning a fight with him in the future.

“His (Joshua’s) team is going to sit down and analyse what they did right or wrong, I think he’s still got a lot to work on, like myself.

“Klitschko looked great, 41-years-old he looked in great shape, he’s still got a lot of power. I feel like it could’ve been his fight but I guess the better man won on the day.”


Storyful December 22, 2013

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Storyful, which has been a partner with Rupert Murdoch’s The Wall Street Journal, will continue to operate as a stand alone unit from its Dublin headquarters and work with media clients. Photo: Reuters


Rupert Murdoch’s publishing group News Corp says it has acquired the “social news agency” Storyful, which seeks to merge journalism with social media.

US-based News Corp will pay $US25 million for the Irish-based start-up, according to a statement.

The firm acquires and distributes video and user-generated content to its partners, and provides social media dashboards, analytics and other tools to news organisations to help improve their news and advertising efforts online and on mobile platforms.

Storyful, which has been a partner with the News Corp-owned The Wall Street Journal, will continue to operate as a stand alone unit from its Dublin headquarters and work with media clients.

“Storyful has become the village square for valuable video, using journalistic sensibility, integrity and creativity to find, authenticate and commercialise user-generated content,” said Robert Thomson, chief executive of News Corp.

“Through this acquisition, we can extend the village square across borders, languages and platforms.”

Mark Little, founder and CEO of Storyful, said the tie-up will be beneficial for both firms.

“By joining forces with News Corp, Storyful can quickly transform its vision into a global reality,” said Little.

“We believe that journalism in the age of social media needs to be open, innovative and collaborative, and so does the business model that will sustain it. News Corp is a natural fit for a company which wants to help reinvent the news industry.

Little added in a blog post: “Our global team of journalists will continue to cover real-time news 24/7. Our technology teams will continue to build tools to power the newsrooms of the future.”

“We will continue to serve the world’s leading news organisations (with more resources and focus). And we will work with brands, advertisers, non-profits and other organisations to help them realise the full potential of verified video and other online content,” Little added.