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Rabat – Moroccan boxer and Olympic bronze medalist Mohammed Rabii has signed a five-year contract to professional German boxing promoter, SES Boxing.Despite receiving numerous offers from international promoters, the 23-year old chose to sign to SES Boxing because he believes that the German promoter can help him fulfill his desire of becoming the first Moroccan to be a professional boxing world champion.“I want to become a World Champion and SES will take me to the top of the professionals. I am very confident in my promoter and the team behind me,” said Rabii immediately following his signing to the group. SES Boxing has also expressed its gratitude over signing the Moroccan athlete. “I am happy to welcome one of the world’s biggest prospects into my team. The goal [of signing Rabii] is to make him a professional world champion,” said a promoter for the German group, Ulf Steinforth.The 23-year old will face Georgian rival Temur Abdulaze on Saturday in Evian-Les-Bains, France. Saturday’s fight will be Rabii’s third professional match. The fight will be broadcast live on French TV Channel, Canal+.
by John Wawrow, The Associated Press Posted Sep 9, 2014 6:00 pm MDT AP Source: Pegulas bid $1.4B for Buffalo Bills, highest price for franchise in NFL history ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – A person with direct knowledge of the sale process has confirmed to The Associated Press that Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula submitted an NFL-record $1.4 billion bid in reaching a tentative agreement to buy the Buffalo Bills.The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Pegulas’ formal bid was not made public.Sports Business Journal first reported the Pegulas’ bid earlier in the day.The price was revealed hours after late owner Ralph Wilson’s estate announced it had reached “a definitive agreement” to sell the Bills to the Pegulas.The price eclipses the previous high of $1.1 billion set in 2009, when Stephen Ross completed his purchase of the Miami Dolphins.The Bills sale is subject NFL owners’ approval at league meetings on Oct. 8.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email