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    Conor McGregor's camp deny claims that the fighter was knocked out during a sparring session ahead of his bout with Floyd Mayweather

    Conor McGregor's camp have denied reports that the fighter was knocked out during a sparring session ahead of his bout with Floyd Mayweather.Former two-weight boxing champion Jessie Vargas had claimed in an interview that McGregor was floored by a sparring partner in training, believed to be MMA fighter Bradley Wheeler.However McGregor's management team say Vargas had been referring to lightweight boxer Brandon Rios not Wheeler - and that neither have trained with McGregor. Conor McGregor has been sparring ahead of his upcoming fight ...

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    Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is already a mix-match of boxing and UFC... but these staged confrontations are promoting it like a WWE bout

    Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor is a boxing match between the undefeated and now un-retired master of the square ring and a UFC star crossing over from the mixed martial arts octagon.Enough of a mix-match, you might think.Yet the way this event in Las Vegas on August 26 is being promoted it seems more like WWE, although there is nothing like as much foul language in all that ranting and raving by the professional wrestlers. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's confrontations are like professional wrestlers [media_photo ...

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    Tony Bellew: 'I regret embracing David Haye...if I thought about what he'd said before our fight I'd have hit him again'

    Tony Bellew is sitting in a golf buggy on Southport Beach discussing quad bikes.He is barely two dozen miles from the streets of Merseyside where he grew up. But the life he describes is a world away from the one he once knew.Boxing is a sport that requires its competitors to take the greatest of risks. But for those willing to plunge to the necessary depths, it's one that can bring the biggest rewards. Tony 'Bomber' Bellew has risen ...

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    Billy Joe Saunders to defend his WBO world title against Willie Monroe at London's Copper Box on September 16

    Billy Joe Saunders will defend his WBO middleweight title against Willie Monroe at the Copper Box Arena in London on September 16. It will be Saunders' second defence of his belt after he beat Russian Artur Akakov back in December 2016. Monroe heads into the bout holding a 21-2 record with one of those previous losses coming against Gennady Golovkin. Billy Joe Saunders poses with Frank Warren and Willie Monroe at a pre-fight press conference The American is a southpaw like Saunders ...

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    Conor McGregor was 'knocked out' by sparring partner Bradley Wheeler ahead of his fight against Floyd Mayweather, claims Jessie Vargas

    Jessie Vargas has claimed that Conor McGregor was knocked out in a sparring session as he trained ahead of his fight against Floyd Mayweather.Former two-weight world champion Vargas claimed that McGregor was knocked out during a sparring session with MMA fighter Bradley Wheeler. Vargas said that Wheeler was brought in to help McGregor prepare for his first professional boxing fight but the decision backfired. Conor McGregor is preparing for his first professional boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather 'I heard that they tried Bradley Wheeler ...

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    Conor McGregor shows off his fleet of Rolls Royces as he introduces his baby son to Las Vegas ahead of his fight against Floyd Mayweather

    Conor McGregor has delivered another reminder of his extravagant lifestyle by posting a photo of his collection of Rolls Royces. McGregor took to Instagram as he posed in front of his three Rolls Royces while dressed in typically outlandish attire.The Irish fighter identified each model in the caption accompanying the post, which read: 'The Wraith, the drop top Dawn and the GHOST!'. Conor McGregor stands in front of his three Rolls Royces as he flaunts his wealth on Instagram The ...

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    Chris Eubank Jr on course for George Groves Super Series bout after landslide win over Arthur Abraham

    Chris Eubank Jr and St George Groves are on a collision course from which there is no turning back.Even if they wanted to swerve that date with destiny the financial penalties for pulling out of the new Super Series tournament are too punitive to contemplate.So they are bracing themselves for world super-middleweight title combat in the new year at London's 02 arena. Chris Eubank Jnr has set his sights on George Groves after beating Arthur Abraham on points [media_photo id="871813" ...

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    Floyd Mayweather stops for selfies in Harlem after returning to US from Conor McGregor fight promotion tour

    After the constant tension and aggression between him and Conor McGregor on their promotional tour, Floyd Mayweather is back in friendly territory.The boxer has returned to the USA after doing the first round of media conferences for his super-fight against UFC star McGregor in August.He was spotted by fans in Harlem on Sunday, who soon surrounded his car and demanded selfies. Floyd Mayweather is back in friendly territory after his promotional tour with Conor McGregor [media_photo id="871324" height="423" width="634" alt="The boxer has ...

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    Chris Eubank Jnr targets George Groves after unanimous points win over Arthur Abraham

    Chris Eubank Jnr set his sights on a showdown with George Groves after the successful defence of his IBO world super-middleweight title with a unanimous points win over German Arthur Abraham at Wembley Arena.Although the champion was not able to deliver a knockout blow against the battle-hardened 37-year-old, himself a former IBF middleweight and twice WBO super-middleweight title holder, the superiority across the judges scorecards gave Eubank the validation he needed heading into the inaugural World Boxing Super Series.Next up for Eubank will be Turkey's Avni Yildirim in a quarter-final contest, with the winner set to face either Groves or ...

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    Chris Eubank Jnr retains IBO super middleweight title via points decision against Arthur Abraham at Wembley

    A lad his dad calls Junior beat up an old man at Wembley but could not generate the KO he and his father craved.Chris Eubank the Younger produced the result he needed against Arthur Abraham to claim the eighth and last place in the forthcoming and lucrative world series super-middleweight tournament but not the definite statement with which he and Chris Snr were hoping to alarm the holders of more important world titles than his IBO bauble.The winning scores were as wide as the age gap between Eubank, 27, and Abraham, 38. [media_photo id="868201" height="454" width="634" alt="Chris Eubank Jnr raises ...

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    Lee Selby overcomes grief of mother's death to retain world featherweight title against Jonathan Barros

    Lee Selby overcame the grief for his mother's death four days earlier and a troublesome eye cut on the night to stay on track for the big British fight against Carl Frampton which he craves.Selby retained his IBF world featherweight title with a comprehensive points victory over Argentina's former champion Jonathan Barros at Wembley Arena.The necessity of meeting his mandatory challenger as soon as possible so as to stay on Frampton the Jackal's tail persuaded him to go through with this fight even though his mother Marie passed away suddenly on Tuesday. [media_photo id="868210" height="441" width="634" alt="Lee Selby beat Jonathan ...

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    Robbie Davies Jnr carried out of ring at Wembley Arena after being brutally knocked out by Michal Syrowatka

    Kirkby super-lightweight Robbie Davies Jnr was stretchered away from the ring at Wembley Arena after being brutally knocked out by Poland's Michal Syrowatka in the 12th and final round of their WBA Continental title fight on the Chris Eubank Jnr undercard.Davies suffered unnecessary extra punishment after being floored. Although he was on wobbling legs when he staggered to his feet and looked unable to defend himself, referee Steve Gray unwisely allowed him to continue until his corner waved the white towel as more heavy punches landed.Davies was able to walk from his dressing room to a waiting ambulance, which took ...

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    Conor McGregor brands Floyd Mayweather a 'stupid, baldy t***' and accuses him of wearing high heels before American hits back with homophobic insult

    Conor McGregor brought the promotional tour for his fight with Floyd Mayweather to a close on Friday night by accusing the five-division world champion of wearing high heels throughout before describing his opponent as a 'stupid baldy t***'.The Irishman, who benefited from the support of 5,000 travelling Irish fans in the SSE Arena, said Mayweather had used high-heeled shoes to boost his 5ft 8in frame in both Toronto and New York City on previous legs of the tour. Reacting to Mayweather taking a selfie, McGregor said: 'Mate, you're 40. Get that f****** phone out of your hand like you're a ...

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    Floyd Mayweather lays into Conor McGregor: 'I don't just smell victory, I smell a b****'... duo square up again in New York as they gear up for mega fight

    Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor squared up again, this time in New York, with the boxing legend calling the UFC champion a 'b****' ahead of their bout on August 26.During the third instalment of their head-to-head world tour, Mayweather labelled McGregor a quitter and threw money into the air claiming: 'I run this show and I run one dollar bills on this b****.'After three days of promotion, some have suggested the pair are running out of ideas but, while the duo failed to get the better of one another, it appeared things were close to spilling over at one point.While ...

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    Floyd Mayweather insists he has not taken offence to Conor McGregor calling him 'boy' at press conferences amid accusations of racism

    Floyd Mayweather has spoken out about accusations Conor McGregor calling him 'boy' was intentionally racially offensive.The undefeated American joked to TMZ: 'We all know there's only two types of boys -- a white boy and a cowboy - and I'm neither.'McGregor's remarks had caused many to criticise the Dubliner for what they deemed to be racism after he said: 'Dance for me boy' to Mayweather on stage during the second stop of the world promotional tour for their August 26 fight. Floyd ...

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