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Mayweather-McGregor would be mismatch, so why is everyone talking about it? | Sean Ingle

A massive cheque with plenty of noughts on end could lure Floyd Mayweather back to ring in what would surely be one of the most one-sided bouts of his career Some scientists and Silicon Valley smarts increasingly believe that nothing...Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather: 90% chance Conor McGregor is next opponent – video

Floyd Mayweather says it is highly likely that if he fights again, Conor McGregor will be his opponent. Speaking on Sunday in London, Mayweather tells reporters there is a ‘90% chance’ his next opponent will be McGregor. ‘We have to give the people what they want to see,’ he adds Conor McGregor claims he has agreed a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather Continue reading...

The day I met Jake LaMotta, greatest middleweight ever, in New York

It’s late September 1997 and Mark Collings, rookie boxing reporter, blags an interview with his hero for Esquire magazine Jake was shorter than I had expected and his hand as I shook it was small and soft I met Jake LaMotta at his favourite...Show More Summary

Andre Dirrell title fight ends with uncle punching opponent and fleeing ring

Leon Lawson Jr punches Jose Uzcategui after Venezuelan lands late blows ‘My coach is my family, my uncle, and he was worried’ The American boxer Andre Dirrel has apologised after his uncle Leon Lawson Jr, who is also a member of hisShow More Summary

Gervonta Davis talks a good fight but Floyd Mayweather Jr steals limelight

Mayweather’s protégé defends his IBF superfeatherweight title against Liam Walsh in London on Saturday Professional boxing operates on a simple principle: destroy all harmony. It has been that way for a couple of centuries and it is not altogether a mystery given it is a sport that accommodates raw, if legal, violence. Show More Summary

Nigel Benn: ‘He was my hero. Handsome. Powerful. Invincible. I still dream about him’

The former boxer talks about how his eldest brother was a hero to him, how his dad taught him discipline and how his wife suggested he try hypnotism I was a disappointment to my parents before I drew my first breath. After five boys, they had been praying for a girl and were convinced their prayers would be answered. Show More Summary

Conor McGregor claims he has agreed a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather

• UFC champion has concluded his side of negotiations for boxing-ring contest• Meeting of multi-division champions has been speculated about for months Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor claims he has agreed a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring. Show More Summary

Jawbone review – unfakeably authentic boxing story drips with blood and tears

Johnny Harris packs a powerful punch as the star and writer of this heartfelt drama inspired by his experiences as a teenage champion in the ring Related: Johnny Harris on Jawbone: ‘The film was always going to be about boxing and addiction’...Show More Summary

Roberto Durán: ‘Fighters would take one look at me and crap in their pants’

The former world boxing champion, nicknamed ‘Hands of Stone’, has fond memories of a hell-raising career but is happy with the calmer life he leads now On a Saturday evening in Leeds, in an anonymous hotel where he winks and shouts out hello to a passing waitress who returns his wave cheerfully, Roberto Durán keeps gripping my arm and cackling. Show More Summary

Canelo Álvarez v Gennady Golovkin – finally the fight we all want to see | Kevin Mitchell

The two have yet to agree on venue, money-split and weight but these details will not concern fans before what Golovkin promises will be a ‘big drama show’ Finally boxing has the fight the industry badly needed and the fans have loudly...Show More Summary

Tyson Fury talks of plans to fight Anthony Joshua next April at Wembley

• Boxer’s Ukad hearing on drugs ban opens on Monday• Heavyweight is targeting comeback fight in July Tyson Fury has claimed that Eddie Hearn has already booked Wembley Stadium next year in preparation for a fight with Anthony Joshua....Show More Summary

Canelo Álvarez dominates Chávez Jr and announces Golovkin showdown

Álvarez wins by 120-108 on all three ringside judges’ scorecards Mexican announces he will fight Gennady Golovkin on 16 September Saul “Canelo” Alvarez dominated a grudge match against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday night, winning a unanimous decision in a fight that left no doubt who is the top active Mexican boxer. Show More Summary

Canelo Álvarez v Julio César Chávez Jr – live!

Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) meets Chávez Jr (50-2-1, 32 KOs) in Las Vegas Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him Canelo v Chávez Jr – en vivo y en español! 3.34am BST There’s no shortage of political overtones around tonight’s main event. Show More Summary

Canelo Álvarez v Julio César Chávez Jr – en vivo y en español!

Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KOs) y Chávez Jr (50-2-1, 32 KOs) pelean en Las Vegas Manda un tweet a @lmechegaray o un email Canelo v Chavez Jr – live and in English 3.28am BST ¿Cuál es tu esquina? Canelo o Junior? Al anunciar la pelea cualquiera...Show More Summary

Nicola Adams: ‘I jumped in front of my mother and tried to protect her’

She was the golden girl of London 2012 and Rio, before going pro. But the boxer has never talked about the most difficult time in her life – until now Nobody knows how to work on a dream like Nicola Adams. As a young girl, she told her mother she was going to win a gold medal boxing at the Olympics. Show More Summary

Sports quiz of the week: Anthony Joshua, Cristiano Ronaldo and Francesco Totti

Who hasn’t lost? Which state can ‘lull you to sleep’? And who had a ticket to ride? Only four people have had their pictures printed on bus tickets in Rome. Francesco Totti and three… Artists Opera singers Italy managers Popes WhichShow More Summary

Johnny Harris on Jawbone: ‘The film was always going to be about boxing and addiction’

Having made his name playing menacing monsters in This is England and London to Brighton, the actor has written a raw drama starring Ray Winstone and Ian McShane, inspired by his earlier life We’re in the middle of the interview when a stranger approaches Johnny Harris. Show More Summary

The boxer who won a world title for his murdered brother but never cashed in

Lorenzo Parra gave up football for boxing and became a world champion in 2003. The glory days are over but, now 38, he is looking for one last chance to shine By Paul Gibson for The Balls of Wrath, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkShow More Summary

Anthony Mundine wants NRL return – in his 40s and after 17 years out of game

‘I believe I am capable of it,’ says boxer and former rugby league player Mundine, who turns 42 this month, says he wants to return to Dragons Anthony Mundine has made his most audacious claim yet, saying he could become the oldest rugby league player in premiership history. Show More Summary

Anthony Joshua: fighting for Britain but fuelled by Nigeria | Chibundu Onuzo

The champion’s origins are spelt out in his tattoo and his liking for pounded yam and egusi. But while he’s on the rise the British press probably won’t report it World heavyweght boxing champion Anthony Joshua’s middle name is Oluwafemi. Show More Summary

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