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Mayweather’s out of Retirement: Who Will He Fight Next?

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The former world champion recently made the announcement that he is “coming out of retirement in 2020.” On November 21, the retired boxer, 42, let the world know he’s ready to step back into the ring in an Instagram post.

In an undefeated career, Mayweather reached a 50-0 record in his last big fight in 2017. It ended in a victorious TKO against Conor McGregor in the 10th round, during a super-welterweight fight. With this final win, he surpassed Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record as an undefeated champion. At 50-0, he became boxing’s first billion-dollar fighter. 

On the same night that Mayweather announced he was coming out of retirement, he was seen photographed with Dana White, President of UFC. Mayweather said that the two were “working together again to bring the world another spectacular event in 2020.” The statement immediately sparked speculation about who Mayweather will possibly pair up against in his first comeback match. 

“I’ve got calls to get back into the ring, but my health is my wealth,” he told Reuters. “Boxing is a very, very brutal sport. In the last few years a lot of fighters have died inside that squared circle… You have got to know when to hang it up. I had a great career.”

Well, fast forward to today, where it looks like what he knows now is that he’s not ready to hang up his boxing career just yet. With Mayweather announcing he’s coming back out of retirement; it begs the more important question: Who will he fight next? And what will the odds be against that potential first opponent when he steps back in the ring once more? 

As we know, there are a lot of different factors that can affect his odds of keeping his perfect winning streak intact, especially his current age coming out of retirement for the third time, and his performance in his last couple of matches alone.

Continue reading to find out more about the big money payouts his previous retirements earned him when he decided to slip his gloves back on, and where his odds currently stand against his most speculated matchups, including Manny Pacquiao and Georges St-Pierre. 

Two Previous Retirements

As America knows, comeback fights mean money fights. That especially seems to be the case with Floyd Money Mayweather. This isn’t the first time a retirement of his would leverage a lucrative comeback match. Mayweather, at 41, retired for the first time back in 2007 for a period of two years. He returned to the ring in a ruck against counterpuncher Juan Manual Marquez. 

The comeback was wildly successful. Earning him over $600 million in just 10 fights, and five world championship titles in two weight classes. Those 10 fights alone earned him significantly more than his previous 39 bouts. 

In 2015, he retired again in what would seem like the last and final time. At the start of the 12th round in a bout against inferior opponent Andre Berto, Mayweather gave a teary-eyed speech to his father and head coach, Floyd Mayweather Sr., in what looked like the final round of his illustrious career. 

But, an opportunity for another big-money-win presented itself two years later. The opportunity was Conor McGregor, a mixed martial artist with a gift of gab. The technical knockout victory won him a hefty jackpot of $275 million. And that was all in a night’s work. 

After the big win, Mayweather immediately announced his third retirement:

“This was my last fight tonight,” Mayweather said. “For sure. Tonight was my last fight. Tonight I chose the right dance partner to dance with.”

Although Mayweather ended the big winner of the night and added another notch on his undefeated record, now officially surpassing that of boxing legend Rocky Marciano’s, many boxing purists took issue. The issue? That fact that McGregor is famously known as a mixed martial artist and boxing novice.

Until his match up with Mayweather, McGregor never fought a professional four-round fight before. It would appear Mayweather had the unfair advantage but defended his win by saying “a win is a win.”

Odds of Mayweather Coming Out of Retirement Again

One thing we can bet on for sure with Mayweather coming out of retirement is a big-money match-up between him and whoever his next opponent might be. Some boxing fans were even speculating that Mayweather unretired for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, but Mayweather himself has expressed no interest in a rematch as of this time.

That isn’t stopping oddsmakers from holding out hope, though. Sportsbooks still have their odds out for a rematch, and they’re allowing sports bettors to take full advantage. Mayweather is still the fan favorite to defeat projected underdog Pacquiao for the second time, at -260. That’s should he choose to step back in the ring with him.

There are other likely opponents Mayweather might potentially consider for his first fight out of his latest retirement. Here are where his next opponent odds stand at currently, according to BetOnline:

  • Manny Pacquiao +200
  • Georges St-Pierre +400
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov +450
  • Canelo Alvarez +1000
  • Conor McGregor +1000
  • Dana White +10000

While Mayweather seems content with his undefeated record, it’s clear he’s not ready to hang up his gloves just yet. According to the boxing betting sites listed here, you’ll discover which popular boxing bets and potential opponent matchups to focus on with a comeback like Mayweather’s. 

With the unexpected announcement, it’s uncertain exactly what “coming out of retirement” might look like for Mayweather, with some thinking he’s past his prime. Whether it’s a one-off match, or a series of fights, the world will have to wait and see just what’s up his gloves in 2020. 

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Corey Maggette Ranked Number 1 in NBA Dunk Contest

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When Corey Maggette hit the NBA, he instantly became known as one of the most athletic players in the league. After having a standout career at the high school level in Chicago, he exploded onto the scene for the Duke Blue Devils. It only took him one year to show off his athleticism that turned him into a lottery pick, and although he was a bit raw early in his career, his size and jumping ability helped him quickly evolve.

While he was still evolving as a player in the NBA, it was no surprise to anyone that he was picked to participate in the 2001 NBA Slam Dunk Competition. It was only the second season of his professional career, and the first with the Los Angeles Clippers. As a rising star, many wanted to see what he was capable of. 

Renewed interest in the NBA slam dunk competition

After Kobe Bryant won the Slam Dunk Contest in 1997 (#kobeinthecommunity), the NBA opted to cancel the Dunk Contest the following year. After that season, there was a lockout that canceled All-Star Weekend altogether in 1999. There were those saying that the dunk contest was dead altogether, but a performance for the ages by Vince Carter proved otherwise.

Thanks to the highflyer from the Toronto Raptors, many players were eager to get the opportunity to participate in 2001. The NBA actively sought young, promising players in the league who routinely threw down outstanding dunks and games.

Corey Maggette was having a solid season as a role player for the Los Angeles Clippers. He average right around 10 points per game at the All-Star break, and he was always good for a highlight or two in each contest. Expectations were high for him going into the dunk contest, and he didn’t disappoint with some pretty impressive dunks.

Magette’s performance

In the first dunk, Magette did a front flip during his approach to the rim. He then caught an alley-oop and threw it down with two hands to score a 46.

The score tied him for first place after the first dunk in the competition. With a very close competition, he knew that something impressive was necessary for his second and final dunk of the round.

Magette approached the second dunk looking for a massive windmill to get the crowd going. Although he pulled off the dunk, he was disappointed with the level of height and power he achieved. People could visibly see him frustrated that the ball slipped out of his hands after the dunk, which took away points in the scoring.

With a respectable 42 as a score for the second dunk, he found himself on the outside looking in to reach the finals. He only needed three more points to reach the finals, but it just wasn’t meant to be. He got plenty of recognition for his performance, but ultimately came short of the top price.

Lasting memories

Today he’s sponsoring kids toy drives and being there for youth basketball players in Southern California. Despite not winning a Slam Dunk competition, the dunks in 2001, as well as in his career, caught the attention of many. He will always be remembered as a great dunker not only in competitions, but in games as well. Even later in his career, he still had the athleticism to pull off a fantastic dunk once in a while.

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8 Tips To Make A Winning Fantasy Cricket Team

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Millions of users online enjoy playing fantasy cricket because of its interesting format and point system. It helps them understand the game strategy better and improve their skills. They get a better understanding of the game as many matches as they play. These are different types of games that need skills on the part of the user to play them. Use these fantasy cricket tips to choose the right team to win the games. 

  1. Choose players in-form

You can choose a mixed bag of top-performing players, low charged players, and those who are in form. Also, choose one or two all-rounders for the game. It is good to choose players who have been active in recent matches. Choosing top performing players gives you more bonus points.

  1. Pick captain carefully

When choosing a team, pick captain and vice-captain carefully. There are double points assigned to captain and vice-captain. This is one of the crucial decisions you can make. Making this choice lets you use these players to the best advantage. 

  1. Go by your gut

Use common sense and gut when it comes to choosing players. Know which players have played well against opponents in various matches and choose the best. Choose one or two uncapped players so it reduces the cost and you get a better ROI. 

  1. Reshuffle players

This could help you deal with unpredictable scenarios and lead the game. Choosing this strategy could give you some extra points in case any of the players are not in form for the current series. This is a good strategy when you have players who are not a part of the series. This way to get the best players even if they have not been a part of the series.

  1. Vouch for bonus points

Bonus points are available for various activities of the games like wickets, catches, strikes, etc. Cash on these bonus points and increase your score on the point system. Choose high performing players so you get bonus points on the games you play.

  1. Choose specialist performers

You can choose specialist bowlers or batsmen because they score better runs and give better performance than other players. You can win many matches by using these tips.

  1. Pitch condition

Choose the right pitch for the matches played. Check the weather conditions for the match before you start playing one. When you know which place the game is taking place you can choose the right pitch to start playing.

  1. Research players

Use websites such as Cricinfo and research your players. Gain knowledge and information about players before creating your team. This way you will know what form they are playing in. 

Conclusion

You can use these tips for playing fantasy cricket. Choosing these tips will help you create winning teams and let you develop a better strategy as you play every game. You can increase the score on your point system using these tips and play many more games. 

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The Legalization of Gambling in Indiana

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Over the last decade, there has been a shift in America as more states jump on the legal gambling bandwagon. Indiana is one location that had expressed unrest at the idea and had steadfastly refused to entertain the idea. It, therefore, came as something of a surprise when they announced in 2019 that they would indeed be making steps to legalize gambling in the state.

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Legal gambling in Indiana remains limited to online sports betting and has only been open for business since October 2019. When it launched, two operators were making their debut on day one. It started with BetRivers Sportsbook via Rush Street Interactive, and since then the progress has been fast and furious with seven operators open for business by the end of the first week. The Executive Director of the Indiana Gaming Commission, Sara Gonso Tait was interviewed by Legal Sports Review on the first day and said: “There will probably be one more likely to launch in October, but I think that’s still a few weeks off.” Things are certainly moving at a pace as before the end of the month the count was up to 13 operators. check out the best gaming center at Judi Bola.

What Is on Offer

At present, there is no legal ruling to allow online casinos to operate in the area, so currently, the operators are only able to provide sportsbook betting, including daily fastest sports, and this is usually via the operator’s website and mobile apps. It gives residents the chance to follow their favorite games and place bets on their teams whenever and wherever they happen to be at the time. Historically we can see from other states who were resistant to online casinos, that after a couple of years having access to online sportsbooks betting the legislation was changed again to make way for the casinos, so Indiana could well follow that pattern. The new licensing conditions have been said to be more comfortable than many states for the operator, and they are looking at a $100,000 licensing fee, a $50,000 annual renewal fee, and a modest 9.5% tax on gross revenues. It is undoubtedly tempting lots of big names into the area, and the number of sites is set to increase thought 2020. For more information, you can check out the Gamble Indiana website, which has a full list of legal Sportsbooks for Indiana players as well as all the latest news on gambling in the state.

Already Legal

Indiana has had a state lottery since 1989 which was soon after the ratification of the Lottery Act by the General Assembly. It is affectionally known as the Hoosier Lottery which is the nickname of the state, and it is now worth over a $1 billion when you take into account the commission to retailers, the player prizes and the transfers to the state funds. In land-based locations, you can play poker in Indiana, but as yet this has not translated to the virtual world, and at this stage, it is unclear if this will happen any time soon. Again, the sportsbook betting might set a precedent, but for now, residents are free to participate in Global Poker, which is legal in almost every state in the USA.

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Mithali Raj: India’s Female Sachin Tendulkar

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Cricket is a huge deal in India, even after independence the only time the country comes to a standstill is when India is playing Pakistan. Although men’s cricket is well funded and attracts a broad audience, women’s cricket is still underfunded and under-appreciated. However, Mithali Raj has weathered the storm and completed 20 years in professional cricket.

Early Life and Career

Mithali Raj was born on the 3rd of December in Rajasthan. She comes from a defence background and would play cricket with her elder brother and practice in school as well. Due to the nature of her defence background, she embodied perseverance and spirit.

She got her international debut in 1999 when she was picked for an ODI against Ireland. Her debut proved to be impressive as she scored an unbeaten 114 run in the match. This made her only the second woman to achieve this feat. It also made her the youngest player ever to score a century for both men and women’s cricket. She was just 17 years old. She later played her first test match in 2000-01 season when she was picked for the Test coordinate against South Africa in Lucknow.

In the following year, in 2002, she entered her name in the record books by scoring the highest individual score in Women’s Tests around then. It was made during the subsequent test series against England at Taunton when she scored 214 runs outperforming Karen Rolton’s record of an unbeaten 209. Even though that record didn’t stay for long, as Kiran Baluch of Pakistan scored 242 against the West Indies in 2004. She only missed the 2000 world cup due to typhoid.

A stint as the captain of the Indian women’s team

Mithali Raj had already missed two world cups one in 1997 and 2000(due to illness). However, she was selected as the captain for the 2005 edition of the tournament. In this tournament, Mithali Raj single handedly dragged the Indian team to the finals of the world cup.over the course of the competition Mithali Raj scored over 199 runs in 7 matches, including two half-centuries. However, in the final match, Australia proved to be a very tough opponent and won the match. She was also awarded the Arjuna award for cricket in 2003.

Post-2005 World Cup Career and Achievements

In 2006 she led India to their first-ever test victory on English soil. The tournament where Mithali Raj cemented her legacy was the Asia cup. Winning all their matches in 2006, on the way to win the tournament. She managed to win four consecutive Asia cups with team India. It was her performance in these tournaments, which earned her a reputation for having the ability to score quick runs and stay calm and composed in critical situations.

2017 World Cup and t20 Retirement

Mithali Raj had already cemented her place as a legend in women’s cricket. Her performance in 2017 indeed proved her class; she scored her 7th half-century in a world cup format. The team made it to the finals but lost at the final hurdle again , this time to England by 9 runs. Mithali Raj made the country proud as she overcame significant hardships. She has played most of her cricket matches in empty stadiums and trained in under-equipped training facilities. What she has achieved in cricket is nothing short of extraordinary. She recently announced her retirement from t20 cricket so that she could focus on the 2021 world cup

Mithali Raj’s Achievements:

  • Youngest debutant to score a century in an ODI.
  • Won 4 Asia cups consecutively
  • Awarded Arjuna award for cricket in 2003
  • Lead India to world cup finals
  • She has scored the highest run by a female cricket at 6800runs+
  • She is also the only woman to play more than 200 ODI matches.
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The Best Online Casino Game

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Looking for a way you can earn money whilst enjoying it? Well, money-making is not a fun process especially when you have to spend your precious hours working on the tasks you don’t like. But money is a motivating factor that indulges you in the hectic task of money-making. However, you can make some money by utilizing your spare time. Play at ruby8 and win the casino games. And in return, get lucrative rewards and jackpots.

Moreover, in the internet, there are many online casino sites and games with which you can get access. Ruby8 is providing fun to play casino online games. And this you will not find in the offline casinos sometimes. Playing in Malaysia? Then this is the best site that will provide you with the best casino gameplay. Don’t search more. In this excerpt, you will get to know about the online casino. The article will also provide you with all the answers that are related to the selection of land-based casino or online casino. Again it will tell you about the betting and the gameplay online.

Online casino Ruby8 is better- how?

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With the online platform, players can get access to the best gameplay. This is the best way that the players can get access to their favorite games. However, this is the benefit for the player who loves to play the casino games in the leisure time. Ruby8 is the best platform where they can enjoy easy gambling games. You can also play the game by spending quality time with your partner. This you can do in your home without moving to the nearby casino for playing the game. It is made possible with the help of an internet connection which is good at operating a perfect device. No matter you are using mobile phones or any other gadget you are ready to play the casino games.

And if you think you have wasted time while playing them then you probably are unaware of its benefits. Therefore, we have come up with a complete list of benefits that game at ruby 8 offers. Read them first and then decide whether you should actually give it a chance or not.

Benefits of playing online casino games

Some of the benefits that are related to playing online casino games like Ruby8 are as follows-

  • Convenience

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These days, playing online casino games has become more convenient. However, people don’t have to take out time for playing the game. They can get access to the gameplay whenever they get time. Even this the players can play at home without spending on the traveling expenses. There is no tension for looking around a nearby casino for playing the game. You can play the game online. In addition to this, you don’t have to focus on your dress as there is no one who is watching you. You can conveniently get access to the online gameplay.

  • Benefits of bonuses

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There are people who are playing the online game for the bonuses. However, you will get many bonuses, rewards, as well as discounts. And it is more enjoyable when you don’t have to pay much and is having a greater chance to increase the bankroll. How? The online casinos are the best way through which people can easily enjoy the amazing rewards with which they are benefited. The online website is providing all the attractive bonuses to all the new and old players. On the other hand, there are many bonuses which the providers like Ruby8 give to the players. This you cannot enjoy when you are getting access to the traditional casinos for playing the game. It is because very few traditional casinos offer bonuses and that to be the VIP members. Why to choose them when you can freely get bonus without getting a VIP membership.

  • No time issues

Traditional casinos are having a particular opening and closing time. However, this is the way that the players lose interest in playing card games. But this is not there with the online platform for playing the casino games. This is because the online website is offering all the 24 hours support services to the players. And it is the way that the people can play the game without any barriers. On the other hand, without bothering about the time period the players can easily play the game.

Virtual casino

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After the success of the traditional casinos and the evolvement of the technologies, online casinos are available in the market. This is the place where people love to spend there leisure time. The players can easily gamble around with the online casinos available. And in Singapore and Malaysia people are dye heart fan casinos for playing card games. There are many casinos which are available in the United States. Some of the common casino games are

  • Poker- card games online
  • Roulettes
  • Bingo
  • Baccarat
  • Table games
  • Slot games
  • Keno
  • Blackjack

These are some of the popular casinos which are available in Malaysia. However, the concepts of the casinos are very pretty. The thing that the people have to do is getting enough eligibility to play and bet in the casino games. On the other hand, the eligibility to play the game in Malaysia is around 21 years. The person less than 21 years is restricted in playing the online game in Malaysia. As per the rules the people have to get them verified through the rules and regulations for playing the game. Thus, play the game with full regulations and restrictions that are there.

Last takeaways

It is very simple to get access to the online casino games. Registration is the only thing that people have to do. This is the way they can get access to the game with the best dealer like Ruby8. You can play the favorite game by accessing the website. So, why to wait much get ready to try some of the favorite games and earn rewards and bonuses.

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