Franklin George Egobi is a professional Nigerian heavyweight boxer from Tooting, London. His professional record stands at 10 by way of knock-out, four losses in 19 bouts. Nicknamed "the Prince", Egobi started his boxing career in South Africa, making his debut against Donovan Luff on 22 February 2000 and winning a unanimous judges decision after four rounds, he fought seven more times, all knock-out victories, before defeating Isaac Mahlangu for the IBF Continental Africa heavyweight title on 25 September 2001. His first defeat was at the hands of Petr Sedlak in Ploiești, Romania on 24 June 2003. Egobi was due to fight Scott Gammer on in June 2007 as a replacement for Colin Kenna, but Egobi in turn suffered an injury of his own and pulled out of the fight four days before. Prior to fighting debutant Lukas Kuznowicz in September 2009, Egobi was sparring with former undisputed World heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, he defeated Kuznowicz on points over the four round contest. He fought for the vacant Latvian heavyweight title against Edgars Kalnārs on 18 October 2008, losing a unanimous decision after 10 rounds.
In October 2010, Egobi entered the 14th Prizefighter aired live on Sky Sports, where he faced Kevin McBride in the quarter-finals, losing by split decision. Egobi teaches children boxing at Nightingale School in Tooting, he enjoys playing table tennis and football. He supports Premier League football team, Chelsea. Professional boxing record for Franklin Egobi from BoxRec
The Ownership of Manchester City Football Club traces back to 1894, when Ardwick A. F. C. were reformed as Manchester City Football Club Ltd.. Over recent years, the ownership and finances of Manchester City Football Club have been tumultuous with various owners of contrasting fortunes much in line with their inconsistent trend on the pitch and the club's hierarchy maintain the club is in a period of "significant transformation". Since 4 August 2008, the club has been owned by Sheikh Mansour, one of football's wealthiest owners, with an estimated individual net worth of at least £17 billion and a family fortune of at least $1 trillion. Sheikh Mansour bought the club in 2008 for £210 million in a much publicised deal and has since accumulated annual losses of £535 million, excluding £200 million on facility upgrades; however the value of the club has soared tenfold from £210 million in 2008 to over £2 billion in 2018 according to Forbes representing a realistic opportunity of profit on Mansour's investment if he was to sell the club to a willing buyer at the market rate.
Although the club is still majority owned by Mansour, in 2015, a 13.79% stake purchase of the club's parent company, City Football Group, by the CITIC Group for £265 million valued it at $3 billion. The club's most recent financial report in November 2015 showed a £10 million profit following the elimination of amortised transfer fees and a reduced salary bill, incurred during the early years of Mansour's investment - both of which allowed a £100 million net spending on transfers in summer 2015. In the 2014-15 season, the club are the second richest football club in England by revenue and overall are the sixth worldwide with a revenue of €463.5m according to Deloitte, have been in the Europe's Top 20 since 2004. Since the Robinho shock signing on the transfer deadline day in September 2008, the club have been branded "the richest club in the world" by the media and the Robinho signing heralded a new era of spending for the club with Sheikh Mansour willing to invest in the club off the pitch and on it by signing new players.
Having spent in £320m on transfers from the arrival of Sheikh Mansour in September 2008 to September 2010 it was reported that owner Sheikh Mansour had earmarked £500m for transfers - regardless of any revenue during that two-year period. The report highlighted the club's immense spending power, meaning as of September 2010 there was a surplus transfer budget of around £175m after the transfer window of summer 2010. Since September 2010 up to September 2011 a further £100m has been spent, but with players being sold this is around £80 to 85m in net expenditure; as of 21 August 2015 Since September 2008, the club is owned by Sheikh Mansour. Khaldoon Al Mubarak has been Chairman since September 2008, when he took over from previous owner, Thaksin Shinawatra. Garry Cook has been Chief Executive Officer since July 2008, after he was one of Nike Inc. top hierarchy. His tenure at the club has been marked by improvement in facilities for supporters and staff, but one marred by numerous gaffes. Brian Marwood has been Football Administration Officer' since March 2009.
Manager Mark Hughes was concerned about the club bringing someone in a Director of Football role and thus Football Administration Officer was the title given instead. Its main role signing transfer targets, whilst improving the club's infrastructure off the pitch; the club posted a loss of £92.5 million for the fiscal year ending 31 May 2009, up from £32.5 million in May 2008. Under the new ownership, the club embarked on a complete transformation of the club by acquiring new players such as Carlos Tevez, David Silva, Yaya Touré and Mario Balotelli, while improving training facilities. In March 2010, the club signed an initial agreement with Manchester City Council and the New East Manchester Agency to explore alternative leisure attraction proposals to replace the doomed Supercasino, planned to be built next to Eastlands. Furthermore the agreement of understanding gave the club permission to build and expand the new facilities it wishes to build. In July 2011, it was announced the area where the developments will be built will be called the Etihad Campus.
In return Etihad Airways will pay sponsorship to Manchester City F. C. for ten years, for Manchester City Council who own the stadium, Etihad will create a British hub for Etihad Airways at Manchester Airport creating further jobs and helping to fuel the £600m Manchester Airport City project. When complete, revenue from the Etihad Campus will go towards helping the club meet the new Uefa Financial Fair Play Regulations The club is planning to move from its current Carrington Training Centre complex to east Manchester nearby the City of Manchester Stadium; the new training complex will be based on A. C. Milan's Milanello training complex, understood to be one of top training complexes in world football, it is believed the new £50m million training facility will house all aspects of the playing staff as the youth academy will be moved from its current site in Platt Lane to join the new training complex. Preliminary preparation began in April 2010 with remiadiation of the 17 acres of empty land around the Eastlands stadium.
After increasing tickets figures and a sell out all 36,000 season tickets for the 2010–11 season the club has explored options for increasing the stadium's capacity. The stadium is leased to Manchester City and the owners are believed to want to buy the stadium outrightThe lease on the stadium was renegotiated in October 2010, with Manchester City paying Manchester City Council a flat base rate of £3 million a year rather than the council taking half of the revenue of ticket sales over 35,000. T