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Sports Shorts: Ghosal moves into quarters at squash Worlds

February 27, 2019 15:55 IST

Summary of sports events and persons who made news on Wednesday

India's Saurav Ghosal celebrates on winning his match to move into the quarter-finals of the Squash World Championships 

IMAGE: India's Saurav Ghosal celebrates on winning his match to move into the quarter-finals of the Squash World Championships. Photograph: PSA World Tour/Twitter

India's Saurav Ghosal made his way into the quarter-final with a hard fought win over Wales player Joel Makin in the PSA World squash championship in Chicago.

Seeded 11th, Ghosal won 11-13, 11-7, 11-7, 13-11.

However, the win didn’t come easy as Ghosal was made to fight to the end for every point.

Makin, who previously faced and lost to the 32-year-old Indian at the CCI International in Mumbai in 2017, presented himself as a much better player.

 

Ghosal knew his hands were full when Makin snatched the first game.

The Indian was able to tighten his game to take the next two.

In the fourth game, however, Ghosal was down 5-8 and Makin looked set to clinch the game. However, experience helped Ghosal claw back and earn three match balls before ensuring a win.

This is the second time that Ghosal has reached the quarters, the last being in 2013.

Saurav next faces the third seed German Simon Rosner for a place in the semis.

Fury-Wilder boxing rematch will have to wait: WBC

 Deontay Wilder reacts after knocking down Tyson Fury during the WBC World Heavyweight Title bout at Staples Centre, Los Angeles on December 1, 2018

IMAGE: Deontay Wilder reacts after knocking down Tyson Fury during the WBC World Heavyweight Title bout at Staples Centre, Los Angeles on December 1, 2018. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Action Images via Reuters

The highly-anticipated rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and former champion Tyson Fury will be delayed until after the Briton's bout against a yet to be named opponent, the WBC said on Tuesday.

American Wilder and Fury fought to a thrilling split decision draw on Dec. 1 in Los Angeles when Fury controlled much of the fight only to be knocked down twice, including one in the 12th round that looked to be the deciding blow.

The fight breathed life into the heavyweight division and had both talking up a rematch as soon as it was over, but the WBC said fans would have to wait for the matchup.

"(Wilder vs Fury) is officially not happening next," the WBC said on its official Twitter account.

"The (WBC) has received communications as our process and while Wilder confirmed its willingness to fight the rematch, Fury will take on another fight with expectations to do rematch at a later date."

Fury signed an agreement earlier this month with ESPN that would give the broadcaster exclusive rights to show his fights on its platforms in the United States.

That deal could be a stumbling block for the rematch as Wilder has a long-term relationship with rival US television network Showtime.

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