• Boxing

    Gennady Golovkin retains IBF, WBA and WBC titles after drawing on points with Canelo Alvarez as the champion calls for a rematch after Las Vegas fight

    The cartels south of the border could not have committed a crueller robbery in the desert than that suffered by the greatest middleweight in the world on behalf of a Mexican hero.The three judges conspired to give Canelo Alvarez a travesty of a draw against Gennady Golovkin.This not only defied reason and justice but dishonoured a fight made as epic as we hoped by Golovkin's magnificence and Canelo's immense bravery under intense punishment. Gennady Golovkin retained his IBF, WBA and WBC titles on Saturday night as his fight with Canelo Alvarez ended in a draw The two boxers embraced after ...

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    Tyson Fury eyes a route back to the ring and says a fight against Anthony Joshua would be 'an easy one'

    Tyson Fury says he is 'on the right path' for a ring return.Two months on from what appeared to be another retirement, the 29-year-old claimed to have lost two stone in weight in the last fortnight as he warms up for a comeback.Speaking to BT Sport ahead of Billy Joe Saunders' world title clash with Willie Monroe, Fury - not seen in the ring since winning the world heavyweight strap against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 - admitted to enjoying himself again. Tyson Fury says he has overcome his issues and is eyeing a return to the ring soon  Well-documented battles ...

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    Oscar De La Hoya warns Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez to expect the worst in Las Vegas showdown: 'They are about to go through eight or nine rounds of hell'

    The world of boxing is braced for a seismic eruption and the promoter of this earth-moving event predicts how violent it will be for the two men at its epicentre.Oscar De La Hoya, the Golden Boy none other, warns the best middleweights on the planet: 'They are about to go through eight or nine rounds of hell.'Not that Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin have ever been under any illusions about the ferocity awaiting them in the ring at the T-Mobile Arena this Saturday night. Gennady Golovkin sends out chilling warning: 'I don't know if we'll go home or to hospital' Not ...

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    Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin both hit the scales exactly on the middleweight limit of 160 lbs ahead of their super fight on Saturday

    Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin both hit the scales exactly on the middleweight limit of 160 lbs in front of 9,000 fans ahead of their huge fight on in Las Vegas on Saturday.Canelo defied doubts about whether he might struggle to make the weight but he looked heftier than multiple world middleweight champion.He said to Govolkin: 'I'm going to knock you out.' Golovkin replied: 'see you tomorrow night.' Saul Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin weighed-in at the middleweight limit of 160lbsBut it was a mutually respectful weigh in and stare down' As they nodded to each other Canelo added: 'Tomorrow all ...

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    Gennady Golovkin MISSED the birth of his daughter to train for middleweight mega-fight with Canelo Alvarez

    Gennady Golovkin missed the birth of his baby daughter so as not to disrupt training for his superfight with Canelo Alvarez. Triple G's second child was born in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon. He finished the day's workout before making a flying visit to the maternity ward, arriving two hours after the event. 'No problem,' says the world middleweight champion. 'I am very happy for this but we know my business comes first. Gennady Golovkin missed the birth of his second child to train for his fight with Canelo Alvarez 'The baby would come without me being there. I had done my part!'Of ...

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    Canelo Alvarez admits he and Gennady Golovkin could enjoy one of boxing's famous trilogies if Saturday's showdown lives up to expectations

    Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are primed for one of boxing's epic trilogies if Saturday night's blockbuster is the thriller the boxing world is expecting.Both men are vowing to produce 'a beautiful fight' and are willing to go again and again should the fans demand that they do so. Canelo, who will be roared on by thousands of fellow Mexicans in the T-Mobile Arena, says: 'It is very possible that we will have one or two more fights if this one is a great fight. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez faces Gennady Golovkin in a middleweight mega-fight on Saturday night The two fighters ...

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    Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez continues Gennady Golovkin preparations as he recovers in cryotherapy chamber ahead of clash with Kazakh 'monster'

    With little more than a week to go before his bout with fearsome puncher Gennady Golovkin, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez continues to ensure his body is in top condition ahead of what is sure to be a gruelling contest with the unbeaten Kazakh. The two meet at T-Mobile Arena on the famous Strip on September 16, in what is seen by many as the most mouth-watering clash of the year despite the circus that was Floyd Mayweather's eventual victory over Conor McGregor.Alvarez, looking for his 50th professional victory in the contest against the unbeaten, power-punching Kazakh, is continuing his preparation for the ...

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    Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's megafight earns £42m in ticket sales but falls short of record set by bout with Manny Pacquiao

    Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's megafight drew official ticket sales of $55.4million (£42.4m) - good enough for the second-highest of all time.Despite pre-fight predictions from UFC president Dana White that ticket sales for the event itself would bring in over $70m (£54m), the figure from the box office shows it has fallen short.The highest-grossing boxing match of all time remains Mayweather's 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao which grossed $72.2m (£55m) from ticket sales. The megafight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather drew an attendance of 13,231 Mayweather's 'Fight of the Century' against Manny Pacquiao made $72.2m from ticket sales The Nevada ...

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    Anthony Joshua confirms he will defend his heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev in Cardiff this October: 'I can't wait to get back in the ring'

    Anthony Joshua has confirmed he will defend his IBF, WBA and IBO belts in a heavyweight title fight against Kubrat Pulev in Cardiff on October 28.The Brit unified the division when he beat Wladimir Klitchko at Wembley Stadium on April 29 and says he 'can't wait to get back in the ring' to defend his belts against the Bulgarian.Joshua confirmed the bout following Pulev's announcement on Monday that the fight will take place at the Principality Stadium this autumn.  Anthony Joshua confirmed he will defend his titles against Kubrat Pulev in October Sportsmail columnist and Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn also ...

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    Lennox Lewis says Conor McGregor 'had nothing to be ashamed of' in defeat to Floyd Mayweather but Frank Warren says Irishman 'can't box' and was 'out of his depth'

    Boxing great Lennox Lewis said Conor McGregor had 'nothing to be ashamed of' following defeat to Floyd Mayweather in their Las Vegas superfight.The UFC fighter from Ireland was stopped in the 10th round by Mayweather, who extended his unblemished record in professional boxing to 50-0 and confirmed his retirement.Former heavyweight champion Lewis tweeted: 'Conner [sic] kept it interesting but he was outboxed and outclassed in the square ring. Nothing to be ashamed of tho. I like him even more now!' Floyd Mayweather jumps on the ropes to celebrate his victory after stopping Conor McGregor in the 10th round of their ...

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    Floyd Mayweather lives up to 'Money' nickname by flaunting cheque in Instagram video after his $100m win over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas

    He proudly goes by the nickname 'Money' and so it was little wonder that Floyd Mayweather flaunted a cheque in the immediate aftermath of his win over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.The American stands to earn at least $100m (£77.6m) from the super-fight and he shamelessly showed off at least some of that in a video clip posted on his Instagram account.The behind-the-scenes video also showed the WBC Money Belt Mayweather walks away with following the 10th round stoppage of Irish UFC fighter McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena. Floyd Mayweather shows off  a cheque after emerging victorious in his $100m ...

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    Conor McGregor says he could have fought on after 10th round stoppage by Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas

    Conor McGregor was coy over whether his next fight will be in a boxing or UFC ring after an admirable professional debut against Floyd Mayweather.Despite predictions that McGregor's encounter against the undefeated Mayweather would be a walkover, the UFC lightweight champion held his own before eventually succumbing to a 10th round stoppage. The 29-year-old is keeping his options open over his next project, albeit his next bout is likely to be in UFC, with the MMA promotion's president Dana White not keen on him boxing again.But McGregor, himself, would consider another boxing bout, amidst speculation that he could tackle ex-sparring partner ...

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    Floyd Mayweather insists his game plan worked to perfection after 10th round stoppage of Conor McGregor as American says he'll retire on 50-0

    Floyd Mayweather insisted his gameplan worked to a tee after extending his unbeaten record to 50-0 in the final fight of his career.Mayweather secured a 10th round stoppage over Conor McGregor after the pair's much anticipated Las Vegas showdown was a far more competitive encounter than many had predicted.McGregor was on top for the opening three rounds, with the UFC lightweight champion landing several clean shots against the defensive Mayweather.But former five-weight world champion Mayweather revealed afterwards that he wanted to tire out McGregor early on, before moving into the ascendancy.    Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in a mutual show ...

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    Conor McGregor's Irish invasion ensured Las Vegas was rocking to the Notorious's tune... defeat by Floyd Mayweather won't stop the party going long into the night

    This may have been an affirmation of Floyd Mayweather's enduring class but the atmosphere inside the T-Mobile Arena was a confirmation of Conor McGregor's Notorious popularity.The boos at Mayweather's entry, in his home town no less, demonstrated the pull of McGregor - and it wasn't just the Irish backing him. Australian, German, American... you name it, were all hoping for a McGregor upset and though it wasn't to be, what a spectacle they made it.And to think, the night had all started so tamely.   McGregor and Mayweather embrace after their battle at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Mayweather celebrates ...

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    Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor was hyped up beyond belief but in the end it was a fascinating spectacle despite the empty seats

    Thousands of empty seats, many Irish supporters priced out from the arena and embarrassing problems with the Stateside pay-per-view system.After months of ceaseless hype for the coming together of these two motormouths, there was plenty of ammunition ready and waiting to rubbish this circus, particularly if the contest had been over in a matter of seconds.But happily, it wasn't. This was as absorbing and competitive as any could have imagined and unquestionably lived up to the hype. Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather created a fascinating spectacle in Las Vegas Mayweather stands on the ropes after beating McGregor on Saturday night ...

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