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Fight commission allows lighter gloves for Mayweather-McGregor fight

Fighters will wear eight-ounce rather than 10-ounce gloves Doctors express concern about exemption for 26 August bout Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor will fight with smaller gloves, though not nearly as small as the ones McGregor is used to wearing. Show More Summary

Amateur boxing president Wu’s reign set to end as federations back opponents

• Letters seen by Guardian back Aiba interim management committee • Wu to learn his fate at extraordinary congress in Dubai in November Wu Ching-kuo’s controversial 11-year reign at the top of amateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, looks...Show More Summary

International Left-Handers Day: why some lefty athletes gain an advantage

Approximately 12% of the US population are left-handed - but standing out in a co-operative world can help some thrive Athletes could help us understand why most people are right-handed (and that seems worth understanding today, on International Left-Handers Day). Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather says he is 'slipping a little bit' before Conor McGregor fight

40-year-old concedes he is not the same fighter he once was American still heavy favourite to beat boxing rookie in Las Vegas ‘Dirtbag’: Conor McGregor’s former sparring partner resumes attack A month ago, Floyd Mayweather was polite enough to offer Conor McGregor a choice for their fight on 26 August in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

'Dirtbag': Conor McGregor's former sparring partner resumes attack

Paulie Malignaggi says his accommodation was like ‘a crack house’ UFC champion due to fight Floyd Mayweather on 26 August A week after walking out of Conor McGregor’s training camp, his former sparring partner has launched into another attack on the Irishman. Show More Summary

'I don't want tension': Indian boxer beats China rival then offers belt back to heal border rift

Vijender Singh makes gesture of peace to Zulpikar Maimaitiali amid increasingly stand-off in Himalayas An Indian boxer won a title fight against a Chinese opponent before offering to hand back the prize as a gesture of peace between the two nations which are locked in a territorial dispute in the Himalayas. Show More Summary

Conor McGregor's sparring partner quits, calling Mayweather build-up a 'fiasco'

Paulie Malignaggi angry at photos showing McGregor dominating sessions Irishman will fight Floyd Mayweather on 26 August in Las Vegas Questions about Conor McGregor’s preparations for his fight with Floyd Mayweather have surfaced again...Show More Summary

Sports quiz of the week: Neymar, Wladimir Klitschko and Usain Bolt

Who was ‘pretty happy’? Who cost a lot? And where is Francesco Totti’s shirt? • Premier League at 25: the big quiz Neymar has more than doubled the world transfer record with his move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. Who was the...Show More Summary

Wladimir Klitschko announces immediate retirement from boxing

• Former world heavyweight champion out of rematch with Anthony Joshua• Joshua is likely to instead fight mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria Wladimir Klitschko has announced his immediate retirement from boxing. The 41-year-old...Show More Summary

Aiba crisis deepens as members call for impeachment of president Wu

• Wu accused of financial mismanagement at amateur boxing’s governing body • ‘The president does not have the almighty power to run Aiba’ The crisis at the top of amateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, has intensified with those seeking to remove its president, Wu Ching-kuo, telling the Guardian they want him impeached for financial mismanagement. Show More Summary

Mikey Garcia stays unbeaten with unanimous decision over Adrien Broner

Garcia outpoints Broner in non-title junior welterweight fight Undefeated Californian moves record to 37-0 with 30 knockouts Garcia: ‘Maybe I’ll go down to 135, stay at 140 or go up to 147’ Mikey Garcia was already a three-division champion...Show More Summary

Carl Frampton bout with Andrés Gutiérrez still on despite weight woe

• Carl Frampton 1lb overweight so fight will not be WBC title eliminator• ‘I tried everything but unfortunately my body just wouldn’t allow it’ Carl Frampton has apologised to fans after he weighed in one pound over the featherweight limit for Saturday’s fight with Andrés Gutiérrez at the SSE Arena in Belfast. Show More Summary

‘The End’: Tyson Fury announces retirement from boxing again

• Former world heavyweight champion thanks fans for support• Fury still yet to hear about resumption of Ukad hearing Tyson Fury has appeared to announce his retirement once more as he waits to receive a date for the resumption of his UK Anti-Doping hearing. Show More Summary

Amateur boxing’s president set to be forced out amid financial turmoil

• Allegations of financial irregularities at world governing body Aiba• Motion of no confidence passed against its president, Wu Ching-kuo The president of amateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, is set to be ousted from his position with instability and financial turmoil growing at the organisation. Show More Summary

Aiba ‘risks bankruptcy’ as civil war erupts at top of amateur boxing

• International Boxing Association in turmoil over repayments• Management culture alleged to be neither inclusive nor transparent Amateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, faces the risk of bankruptcy after demands it immediately pays back...Show More Summary

Mayweather accuses McGregor of racism and uses homophobic slur

Boxer calls McGregor a ‘faggot’ in event at Wembley Arena McGregor faces racism accusations for comments made this week Floyd Mayweather attacked Conor McGregor with a homophobic slur and accused the UFC fighter of racism in the final leg of a promotional tour that has descended into an ugly war of words. Show More Summary

Fight like a girl: the female boxers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham met four of DRC’s 22 female boxers and spoke to them about their personal journeys in a patriarchal society Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a city that lives and breathes sport. Show More Summary

Australian boxing champion Jeff Horn walks the red carpet at the ESPYs – video

Fresh from a review by the World Boxing Organisation that affirmed his win over Manny Pacquiao, Australia’s Jeff Horn walks the red carpet, rubbing shoulders with celebrities and athletes at the ESPY awards in Los Angeles. Horn says he hopes his fans are watching back in Australia. Continue reading...

Mayweather and McGregor stick to script as media tour kicks off in LA

Mayweather, McGregor faced off publicly for first time in Los Angeles Irishman predicts: ‘I’m going to knock him out inside of four rounds’ Everything went according to script. Conor McGregor trashed, taunted and belittled Floyd Mayweather...Show More Summary

'Dance for me, boy': Mayweather and McGregor feud at NSFW press event

Mayweather, McGregor face off publicly for first time in Los Angeles Irishman predicts: ‘I’m going to knock him out inside of four rounds’ The Mayweather-McGregor farce is the event our idiocracy deserves Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor...Show More Summary

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