first_img“I invited him to the ring,” Alvarez said. “Like we say “I invited him to the ring,” Alvarez said. “Like we say in Mexico …. We dont fight for rings and stuff. We dont come to play. I fear no one in this sport.”At Fridays weigh-in, both boxers scaled 155 pounds, bang on the catch-weight limit. Many Mexicans were in Las Vegas to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo festival weekend, meaning the majority of the crowd was on Alvarezs side.There was also a vocal contingent of Khans fans, who made the trip from Britain for the title fight.Also in attendance at ringside were boxing legends Evander Holyfield, Roberto Duran and Roy Jones as well as fight promoter Oscar de la Hoya. – Third KO of career -====================== The challenge for former junior welterweight champion Khan is to overcome another crushing knockout as his record dropped to 31-4 with 19 knockouts.”I showed my balls by getting into the ring with a big guy. I am one of those fighters who will step in the ring with whoever,” said Khan, who was knocked out for the third time in his career.This was Khans first go at middleweight and he said he has no plans to continue to fight in the 160-pound division.”The challenge came and it was hard to turn down. My natural weight is 147 and I will be going down to that,” he said.Alvarez-Khan was the first boxing match to take place at the 20,000-capacity arena. The USD 375 million facility opened last month. AFP SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more

Tax Administration to close more businesses this week

first_imgNo related posts. Some 36 businesses, including supermarkets, department stores, bars, restaurants and hotels, may be closed by the Tax Administration in coming days due to tax violations.Last week, the office closed 38 businesses for allegedly failing to pay taxes, and on Monday, officials resumed operations that could end in the closure of 74 businesses.Tax Director Carlos Vargas said the businesses are accused of late payments, billing irregularities or failure to report sales tax.“We want to send the message that we will apply the law to everyone who does not fulfill their obligations,” Vargas said.Businesses must remain closed for five days. Facebook Commentslast_img