#1 day, Nielsen expected to spend time with some of his former teamm von jcy123 18.03.2018 01:37

September, wow!Last month was a truly unforgettable one and when Tyson Fury announced that he was walking away from boxing, cursing the sport that made him a millionaire and retired three days into October, it only added to an extraordinary time. However, three hours later he said that he was only joking.Furys false retirement came less than two weeks after he tested positive for cocaine during a routine drug test and then withdrew from his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, which was scheduled for Oct. 29 in Manchester. It was not even the most disturbing piece of news in September, just part of a long, long month in the British boxing business.It is too easy to forget Fury is just 28 and unbeaten in 25 fights. He could still be stripped of both his WBA and WBO heavyweight title belts, and face a ban from the British Boxing Board of Control, but it had looked as though he would leave the sport on his own selfish terms -- and it was disappointing for an hour or two. However, its hard to understand how anybody in the boxing business could applaud his departure and there was some celebrating and a lot of I told you so going on.The proper news arrived just before midnight last Friday when it was confirmed that Iron Mike Towell had died after losing -- his first loss in 13 fights -- in an eliminator for the British welterweight title. Towell was stopped in five rounds by Dale Evans on Thursday night in a fight at a hotel in Glasgow. He was 25 and the first boxer to die in a Scottish ring since October 1995. He was the first boxer to die in a British ring since 2013 and only the fifth to die in a British ring since 1986. However, there are no statistics that reduce the pain his loved ones are facing.The Towell death and the Fury anarchy did their best to steal the headlines from three relentless September weekends of world title fights when just under 80,000 people paid to watch British boxers battle against the odds. During June and July, when the trio of fights were first announced, it all seemed a little whimsical and I was convinced that one or more would collapse. I was, thankfully, wrong.It started with Gennady Golovkin defending his title in front of 19,000 at the O2 in London against Kell Brook. It was a brutal fight, an unexpected slugfest that ended in round five when Dominic Ingle, in Brooks corner, rescued his fighter. Brook had gained too much weight and will return, so he claims, to welterweight, a full 13-pounds lighter. Brook suffered an injury to his orbital bone and had surgery two weeks later when the swelling had gone down. Kells surgeon went up through his gum, his front teeth, moved an eye to one side and then sorted out the fracture, said Ingle. Brook, amazingly, was back in the gym before the month had ended.The following week 51,400 watched Liam Smith lose his WBO light-middleweight title in round nine to Saul Canelo Alvarez in Texas. Smith was down three times and still fighting at the end. He is angry that he got caught with the final sickening left hook, which landed with finality under his right elbow and sent him down for the full count in round nine. The fight was going how I wanted it to go, he said.To complete the trio of nearly nights, the Manchester Arena did all that it could to help Anthony Crolla retain his WBA lightweight title against the Venezuelan fighting magician Jorge Linares. It was not enough and after 12 fantastic rounds Linares was the new champion and at a third weight. Crolla was exhausted, close to the limits of collapse when it was over.October will be busy, but there was something different about September 2016. The three defeated headliners will be back. And so, I suspect at some point, will be Fury, who in many ways was the months biggest loser. Curt Schilling Jersey . As the crowd erupted, Davis knocked the ball off the glass and back into his hands. 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NEW YORK -- Frans Nielsen is glad to have his first game against the New York Islanders since leaving as a free agent last summer behind him.There was some nerves, Nielsen said Sunday night after assisting on a goal in the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 overtime victory over the Islanders. Ive been looking at the schedule for a long time waiting for this game. Feels like now that its done, I can move on.The 32-year-old Danish center was drafted by the Islanders in the third round in 2002, No. 87 overall, and had 119 goals and 230 assists over 10 seasons in New York before signing a six-year, $31.5-milion deal with Detroit.There were about a dozen signs held by fans near the ice welcoming Nielsen back during warmups and he received some applause from the crowd when his name was called during the announcement of the Red Wings starters. Nielsen also got an ovation during a video tribute about eight minutes into the first period.It was awesome, he said. I had been here so long. So many people in this organization mean so much to me. I was happy about that.Nielsen knew this wasnt going to be just another game.Theres going to be some butterflies for me and some nerves, Nielsen said when he met with reporters about three hours before the game. Hopefully it just gonna take a couple of shifts and I can relax and play my game.Nielsen, one of three players to leave the Islanders in free agency along with Matt Martin (Toronto) and Kyle Okposo (Buffalo), says he wasnt looking to go elsewhere, but began exploring other options when talks with the Islanders stalled.It wasnt an easy decision, said Nielsen, who was the longest tenured Islander at the time of his departure. I dont have anything bad to say about anything here. It dragged out for some reason and got to a point where I got a chance to talk to other teams and kind of realized it might be fun to get a new challenge and try something new.So what does he cherish most about his time in New York?A lot, from playing the first game to scoring the firstt goal, Nielsen said.dddddddddddd The first playoff series I was in against Pittsburgh (in 2013). The (Nassau) Coliseum, just how loud it was. I dont think Im going to experience that again. To winning a round last year. All the friendships, all the people you met not only with hockey, but away from the rink. ... One-third of my life I lived here, so lot of stuff you miss about (not) being here, too.Nielsen said it felt `weird flying into town Saturday night after Detroits loss at Pittsburgh, and then staying in a hotel nearby. When he arrived at the arena, he saw former teammate Johnny Boychuk by the players entrance and jumped in his car for the `two-minute ride down to the parking level.The Red Wings were in the market for a new center after former star Pavel Datsyuk decided to end his NHL career and return to Russia. Nielsen has fit right in with his new team, totaling six goals and nine assists in 26 games.I love him, Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. Hes got inner drive to be great. Hes selfless, he does what it takes to win for the team. Hes an all-around player who plays in most situations for us, penalty kills, power plays, can go up against other teams best players. ... Hes got lots of experience, hes a leader-type person. Theres no question he brings a presence just by with the way he handles himself and the type of teammate he is. With the Red Wings remaining in town overnight before flying out to Winnipeg on Monday, Nielsen expected to spend time with some of his former teammates after the game.The friendship you build up with all these people over the years, Nielsen said. We had some really tough times and a lot of the guys went through the tough times here where we werent winning. Just going from that to building a competitive team, you just build a special bond when you go through that.---Follow Vin Cherwoo at www.twitter.com/VinCherwooAP Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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