‘Rooney wanted to fight Rio & is keen on boxing match’

first_imgManchester United legend Wayne Rooney would be keen on figuring in a charity boxing match, claims Eddie Hearn, but feuding former Newcastle team-mates Alan Shearer and Michael Owen are not expected to step into a ring.Ex-England captain Rooney, who is currently on the books of MLS side D.C. United, is known to be a big boxing fan.He was famously knocked out by Phil Bardsley during a sparring session in his kitchen back in 2015, leading to an iconic celebration the next time he found the target at Old Trafford. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Hearn has suggested that the 33-year-old could lace up some gloves for real at some stage, with the Matchroom supremo saying he would be happy to put a charity bout in place.Anthony Joshua’s promoter, who is already working on a fight between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul in November, told talkSPORT when asked if other celebrities want to get involved in his business: “Yeah, loads. But more like people like Wayne Rooney.“I’ve got a podcast, he was on there recently, he loves it. He’s been boxing in amateur clubs.“Wayne would love to do a charity fight. All these guys, they love boxing.”Alan Shearer Michael OwenWhile hinting that Rooney could step through the ropes at some stage in the future, Hearn is not expecting Shearer and Owen – who have become embroiled in a war of words on social media – to trade physical blows.He added: “The sad thing is, from a numbers game, and I’m obviously not going to do this fight, but can you imagine how big Alan Shearer vs Michael Owen would be?“Unfortunately there’s a little bit of a mismatch in size.“But I was watching that unfold on Twitter and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was glued to it…“The only way I’d do a fight like that is if there was a huge amount of money for charity.“I said that to Wayne Rooney before, he was joking about fighting Rio [Ferdinand] before when Rio was getting into his boxing.“That’s an opportunity, a Sport Relief event or something like that, to make big money for charity.”last_img read more

Herstelling family attacked robbed by gunmen

A family of four, including a differently-abled child, was badly beaten and terrorised after three armed bandits invaded their Herstelling, East Bank Demerara (EBD) home on Tuesday evening.The victims are Bibi Shaneeza Ali, 58; along with her son, Mohammed Ali, 32; her daughter-in-law, Ameena Hassan, 29; and her differently-abled grandson who is 13-years-old.The women were badly beaten while the teenager’s face was covered with a piece of cloth to muffle his screams.The bandits carted off with in excess of two million dollars worth of cash and jewellery.INews was told that the family operates a grocery shop at their home and at the time of the incident, the gunmen posed as customers.Hassan was in the shop when a man entered and requested a pack of cigarettes.However, another voice was heard coming from the side of the shop saying “they don’t sell cigarettes”.An alerted Hassan reportedly decided to lock the shop door, however, in doing so, she was immediately confronted by another man who had already entered the yard.Hassan, and her 13-year-old son who was also in the shop at the time, were accosted by the three men and taken into their house.It was at that time that Mohammed Alli and Bibi Alli were held at gunpoint.Mohammed Alli told this publication that he was lying on a bed in the living room when he was attacked and his phone was taken away.He was then instructed to get on the ground and his son, who was at the time screaming, was placed next to him.But the perpetrators were annoyed with the child’s cries and attacked him in a bid to make him stop screaming. They subsequently covered his face with a cloth to muffle his cries.The father recalled having some money nearby which he gave the bandits but they demanded more.Meanwhile, the 58-year-old woman recalled being extremely terrified.“I pee up! The man then come and collect me and said if I scream, he will kill me so he took me into my daughter-in-law’s bedroom,” she related, noting that Hassan was also dragged into the room.While inside the room, the gunmen demanded valuables which she refused to hand over. As such, she was severely beaten about her face and body, which caused her to fall semi-unconscious.“I started to see blur, because the licks was too much and after that, even though me tell them that I will cooperate, them still beat me…my daughter-in-law end up handing over plenty money after they threatened to kill the Bia (the teenager),” the woman recalled.One of the perpetrators reportedly went into another room where he found close to one million dollars and a large quantity of jewellery including eight gold chains and rings, a cricket band, twelve gold rings and several other electronic items.“The money I was saving for long because my son gave me permission to build behind his house and now all gone…I don’t know what I will do, I have to start all over,” the woman cried.After feeling satisfied with the valuables they obtained, the three gunmen quickly escaped.The police were called and the women were escorted to the hospital where the 58-year-old woman received several stitches above her left eye.The traumatised family is calling on the police to carry out proper investigations since up to late Wednesday afternoon, the family was still waiting on ranks to return to dust for fingerprints. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedArmed bandits storm home at Good Hope, ECDAugust 21, 2016In “Crime”Bandits threaten to kill 5-Y-0; rob, terrorise Meten-Meer-Zorg familyDecember 10, 2015In “Crime”Kick-down-door bandits posing as Police terrorise Herstelling familySeptember 29, 2016In “Crime” read more