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Manny Pacquiao Says He's Opened Negotiations for April Fight with Conor McGregor

After challenging Floyd Mayweather in his first boxing match, UFC star Conor McGregor could fight Manny Pacquiao in 2018. Per the Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo), Pacquiao said he was open to fighting McGregor in April if the two sides can agree to terms on a contract. "If we can negotiate it, I have no problem. Show More Summary

Vitali Klitschko, Erik Morales, Winky Wright Elected to Boxing Hall of Fame

Vitali Klitschko, Erik Morales and Winky Wright were elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Per ESPN's Dan Rafael, all three boxers made the cut in their first year of eligibility and will be inducted at a ceremony...Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather: 'I Carried' Conor McGregor to Make Fight 'Look Good for Y'all'

Undefeated boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he "carried" UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in their August boxing match to make it "look good for y'all." On Tuesday, Jed Meshew of MMA Fighting passed along comments Mayweather...Show More Summary

Sadam Ali Beats Miguel Cotto via Unanimous Decision in Junito's Final Fight

This was not the way Miguel Cotto's legendary career was supposed to end. The 37-year-old Puerto Rican was supposed to go out victorious after 16 years of trading punches with the very best his generation had to offer, but in the end,...Show More Summary

Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali: Fight Time, Date, Live Stream and TV Info

Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs), one of the best fighters of his generation, is potentially ending his career on his own terms Saturday night. The 37-year-old Puerto Rican, who has won six world titles in four different weight classes over...Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather's Beverly Hills Mansion Reportedly Burglarized

Burglars broke into a home belonging to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Beverly Hills, California, and stole at least $10,000 worth of Mayweather's belongings, TMZ Sports reported Wednesday. According to the report, the burglars allegedly stole...Show More Summary

HIV-Positive Boxer's Falsified Test Investigated by Arkansas Athletic Commission

The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed the Arkansas Athletic Commission allowed an HIV-positive boxer who submitted falsified test information to compete on a card on November 11. Per ESPN's Dan Rafael, the name of the boxer has been withheld. Show More Summary

Tyson Fury Denies Doping Allegations, Eyes Heavyweight World Championship

Former heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has denied doping allegations as he prepares for his return to the ring. The 29-year-old spoke to IFL TV (h/t Press Association, for the Daily Mirror) ahead of a ruling from the NationalShow More Summary

Report: Floyd Mayweather Considering 1 More Fight; Conor McGregor Not Discussed

Legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is reportedly considering taking on a 51st professional fight, although there have been no talks about a potential rematch with Conor McGregor. According to TMZ, the man known as Money "has been telling...Show More Summary

Manny Pacquiao Teases 'Real Boxing Match' with Conor McGregor on Instagram

UFC superstar Conor McGregor could step back into the boxing ring sooner than previously imagined after Manny Pacquiao teased the prospect of a "real boxing match" against the Irishman on Thursday. The e ight -division world champion...Show More Summary

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin Rematch Will Happen, Oscar De La Hoya Says

While nothing is official yet, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya left no doubt he expects a rematch between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin to take place early next year. Speaking to TMZ Sports about the rumored showdown, De La Hoya said Canelo vs. Show More Summary

Ricky Hatton Says He'll Come out of Retirement to Fight Rio Ferdinand

Former light-welterweight world champion Ricky Hatton has said he will come out of retirement to face ex-Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand after his move into boxing. According to the Mirror's Joe Mewis, the Manchester City fan said at a charity dinner: " Rio's a great lad and a boxing fan. Show More Summary

Oscar De La Hoya: I'd KO Conor McGregor in 2 Rounds, Reveals Secret Training

Oscar De La Hoya hasn't fought professionally in nearly a decade, but The Golden Boy believes he'd make quick work of UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in the boxing ring if given the opportunity. In an interview on Golden BoyShow More Summary

Eddie Hearn Rubbishes David Haye Injury Rumours Ahead of Tony Bellew Rematch

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has dismissed reports David Haye has suffered an injury that would put his rematch with Tony Bellew in doubt, and he believes the fighter's camp may have leaked the rumours to mess with his opponent. Rumours...Show More Summary

Mike Tyson Blocked from Entering Chile, Potentially Due to Criminal History

Chilean authorities prevented former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson from entering the country, the Associated Press (via USA Today) reported Thursday. The Investigations Police of Chile (PDI) didn't specify a reason for denying Tyson the opportunity to set foot in Chile. Show More Summary

Tyson Fury Rips 'Weight Lifter' Anthony Joshua After Being Called 'Fat F--k'

Tyson Fury has hit back at world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua after the latter branded the former a "fat f--k" on social media. Joshua, who recently beat Carlos Takam to retain his WBA (Super), IBF and IBO heavyweight titles,Show More Summary

Dana White Says He Is '100 Percent' Getting into Boxing Promoting

After helping to promote Conor McGregor's boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in August, UFC president Dana White is going to use his talents as a boxing promoter. White announced on Tuesday he intends to remain in his current position with the UFC but is "100 percent" getting into boxing. "No, no, no, I’m not leaving the UFC. Show More Summary

Deontay Wilder Vows to Knock out 'Little Girl' Anthony Joshua in UK

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has said he is prepared to take on Anthony Joshua in the United Kingdom, but labelled America the " Mecca of boxing." The Alabama-born fighter insisted he would have no problem fighting WBA and...Show More Summary

Deontay Wilder Beats Bermane Stiverne via 1st-Round Knockout

A rematch nearly three years in the making turned into a quick, decisive statement for Deontay Wilder, who knocked down Bermane Stiverne three times en route to a first-round knockout win at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday night. It was an utter mismatch, with Stiverne hardly throwing a punch before Wilder erased him. Show More Summary

Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder Under Threat for 2018 After WBC Announcement

Anthony Joshua's potential 2018 meeting with fellow heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder could be under threat after the WBC announced the winner of Dominc Breazeale against Eric Molina will become the mandatory challenger for the American's...Show More Summary

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