My favourite news story of the day so far!
A man is due in court charged with handling stolen goods after another man dressed in a batman costume handed him over to the police.
The incident happened on February 25 when a ‘wanted’ man was taken into Trafalgar House police station in Bradford. As a result a 27-year-old man will now appear at Bradford magistrates court on March 8th.
The end of an era! Batman’s young partner Robin will die saving the world in a comic book published on Wednesday, DC Comics has announced. Both the Boy Wonder and Batman’s son, the Damian Wayne character will meet his end in the eighth issue of the comic Batman Incorporated.
Apparently he does his job – he saves the world and dies an absolute hero. He will inevitably be killed fighting a vicious assassin who also happens to be his brother, ‘cloned from his genetic material’. Batman will not be there to save him.
This news reminded me of the hysterical episode of Only Fools and Horses, Heroes and Villains, where Del Boy and Rodney [David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst] dress up as Batman and Robin for a party with their usual calamity filled antics. This episode was shown on Christmas Day in 1996 and attracted a record audience of 21.3 million. If you’ve not seen it for a while, check out this clip and I’m sure you’ll agree that even 16 years on it definitely stands the test of time – an absolute classic!
Tonight, in the world of Boxing, David Haye, the man who is impossibly good looking for a boxer, put his reputation (and perhaps his life) on the line to fight Dereck Chisora, the man who threatened to shoot him in February! At stake were the WBO and WBA international heavyweight titles.
In a very wet Upton Park Chisora was first in the ring to the sound of extremely loud boos from the crowd. Then came Haye, bounding in to his signature theme “Ain’t no stopping us now” while the crowd chanted at Chisora “Who are you? Who are you?”, leaving us all in no doubt as to who the crowd wanted to win!
Chisora had predicted that he would win this fight in the 7th round. In the end though it was Haye who was the victor in the 5th – it was an incredible finish with classic stuff from Haye, a left and right combination straight from the textbook. Chisora’s legs went and Haye finished him off within 10 seconds. Haye was ecstatic, Del Boy looked a broken man.
Congratulations David – looking forward to the next one – but will it be against Klitschko?