• Boxing

    George Groves defeats Chris Eubank Jnr via unanimous decision in bloody battle to retain his world title and book a spot in the World Boxing Super Series final

    Chris Eubank Jnr fought with all the heroism which distinguished his father and made a helluva fight of it at the end but only in mythology does David slay Goliath.George Groves was not only the bigger but the truth which Junior and Senior will find harder to swallow than the blood running down the son's face is that he was also the better.Size counts most heavily of all in the prize-ring and exciting as the warrior spirit of Eubank made it at the finale he was not only out-punched but at times manhandled like rag doll in the grip of ...

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    Chris Eubank Jnr continues war of words ahead of George Groves bout as the duo train before British showdown: 'George is used to losing'

    Chris Eubank Jnr is being motivated for his biggest fight against George Groves by the memory of his dream of challenging Gennady Golovkin being taken from him.On Saturday at the Manchester Arena, Eubank Jnr will face WBA super-middleweight champion Groves in their World Boxing Super Series semi-final in an occasion he hopes will compensate for that 2016 disappointment.The 28-year-old had been expected to finally face Golovkin for the IBF and WBC middleweight titles, but Kell Brook was suddenly confirmed as the Kazakh's shock challenger. Chris Eubank Jnr wraps his hands as he prepares to spar ahead of this weekend's bout ...

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    Joseph Parker's trainer Kevin Barry confirms WBO heavyweight champion will NOT spar Tyson Fury ahead of unification clash with Anthony Joshua

    Joseph Parker will not use Tyson Fury as a sparring partner for his heavyweight unification showdown with Anthony Joshua, the WBO champion's trainer Kevin Barry has confirmed.Fury and Parker struck up an unlikely friendship while the New Zealander was in the UK to face Tyson's cousin Hughie last September.After the unbeaten WBO titlist signed to meet Joshua in Cardiff on March 31, Fury offered to help him in his preparation for the Principality Stadium showdown. WBO heavyweight king Joseph Parker will not spar Tyson Fury before facing Anthony Joshua Parker and Joshua collide for the WBA, WBO and IBF titles ...

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    Ricky Hatton refusing to copy Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn by pushing boxing son Campbell into spotlight

    If Chris Eubank Jr loses Saturday's blockbuster world title fight to George Groves, then Ricky Hatton will wonder whether Chris Eubank Sr is to blame.Son of Eubank has been groomed for ring stardom by his famous father, but while Hitman Hatton has supported his boy in his desire to follow him into the ring, he says: 'I won't be doing the same with Campbell as Eubank with his lad.'Eubank has assumed the role of boxing mentor, psychological guru and public relations advisor through Junior's ascent to this WBA super-middleweight championship fight against Groves in the semi-final of the inaugural World Super ...

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    Floyd Mayweather 'fools around' on £21,000 crystal glass ping pong table as he continues to enjoy retirement after beating Conor McGregor

    Floyd Mayweather made his name — and his vast fortune — on the back of incredible hand-eye co-ordination in the ring.The former five-weight world champion, who won all 50 of his professional contents, is widely considered the most gifted fighter of his generation.And since announcing his retirement in the wake of victory over Conor McGregor last year, the 40-year-old has been putting his hands to good use elsewhere.   Floyd Mayweather has been enjoying a game of table tennis on a £21,000 crystal glass table The former undefeated five-weight world champion was playing his cousin Roy in the video On Saturday, Mayweather posted a ...

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  • Boxing

    Tyson Fury 'treats himself to a new mansion' before Mike Tyson urges former world heavyweight champion to 'have more confidence'

    Tyson Fury may be some way off regaining the heavyweight title belts he surrendered following victory over Wladimir Klitschko.But the 29-year-old remains determined to live the life of a king and claims to have 'treated' himself to a new house on Thursday.In a series of photographs posted on Instagram, Fury could be seen standing outside a mansion, sitting in a study and apparently sealing the deal with a handshake.  Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has 'treated himself to a new house' The 29-year-old made the 'massive announcement' with a series of photographs on Instagram'New house had to treat myself,' ...

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    Deontay Wilder: 'No one in the US knows Anthony Joshua's name... he needs to fight me to be a global icon'

    WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder claims no one in America knows the name of Anthony Joshua – and only by fighting him can Britain's IBF and WBA titlist earn a ticket to Stateside super-stardom.Joshua and Wilder are on a collision course to meet for the title of undisputed champion, with the two unbeaten heavyweights being lined up to meet in a stadium blockbuster later this year.Next month, however, they have other opponents to take care of – with Wilder defending his belt against Luis Ortiz and Joshua battling WBO champion Joseph Parker. Deontay Wilder claimed people in the United States don't even know ...

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    British flyweight Muhammad Ali banned for two years after testing positive for banned steroid

    British Olympic boxer Muhammad Ali has been banned for two years after failing a drugs test. During the World Series of Boxing in Morroco in April 2017, Ali tested positive for the anabolic steroid Trenbolone, which is used to assist muscle growth.The 21-year-old fighter made the case that he may have eaten contaminated meat during his time in the country, or had the steroid in his system after having a drink. British Olympic boxer Muhammad Ali has been banned for two years after failing a drugs test Ali tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid Trenbolone in competition in MoroccoSpeaking to BBC ...

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    Team England announce 12-strong boxing squad for April's Commonwealth Games in Australia

    Team England has confirmed a 12-strong boxing squad for the Commonwealth Games in April.Welterweight Pat McCormack, a two-time European Championships silver medal winner, is included along with Lisa Whiteside, who won European bronze in 2016.The games are held on Australia's Gold Coast and start on April 4. Team England announced their boxing squad for the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday McCormack said: 'It's great to be selected for the Commonwealth Games. I competed at the one in Glasgow but I was young and inexperienced then and did not win a medal.'Since then I have been to the World Championships twice, won two ...

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    Lawrence Okolie overcomes Isaac Chamberlain for WBA continental cruiserweight title with points win

    Lawrence Okolie inflicted a first defeat on London rival Isaac Chamberlain to win the WBA continental cruiserweight title with a unanimous points decision at the O2 Arena.Okolie, who turned professional after the Rio Olympics and is part of world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua's 'AJ Boxing stable', sent Chamberlain to the canvas in the opening round then again in the sixth.While not being able to deliver the knockout blow in what was largely a scrappy contest, Okolie's dominance was reflected in the judges' scorecards, all showing a wide margin of victory at 98-89, 96-90 and 97-89. Lawrence Okolie claimed WBA continental ...

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    Isaac Chamberlain insists Lawrence Okolie's trash talk approach is a sign of his mental weakness: 'My confidence is quiet and the loudest voice in the room is often the weakest'

    Billed as ‘British Beef’ – Isaac Chamberlain vs Lawrence Okolie is brutally personal to both fighters in every sense.Brixton against Hackney. Unbeaten run against unbeaten run. One night to launch a career in to superstardom. Lots of talk, lots of press, a spoof newspaper advertisement and lots of fans expecting a blockbuster bout.But Saturday night inside the O2 Arena it comes down to two cruiserweight fighters, one opening bell, and the shackles of the last few weeks are removed for the ensuing rounds. Isaac Chamberlain and Lawrence Okolie meet at the O2 Arena on Saturday for a headline bout Brixton-born ...

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    Boxing promoters have no plans to ditch ring card girls despite similar moves in Formula One and darts

    Formula One scrapped the use of 'grid girls' on Wednesday, declaring them 'at odds with modern-day societal norms'.The development came after the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) gave in to pressure from broadcasters last week and announced it would stop using 'walk-on girls' to accompany players to the oche.However, leading boxing promoters in Britain insist they have no plans to follow suit and will continue using 'ring card girls' between rounds.  Boxing promoters Frank Warren and Barry Hearn have no plans to get rid of ring card girls Hearn, who is also chairman of the Professional Darts Corporation, is keen for ...

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    Josh Warrington to challenge Lee Selby for his IBF featherweight title at the home of his beloved Leeds United

    Lee Selby's IBF featherweight title defence against Josh Warrington has been confirmed for Leeds United's Elland Road.The 30-year-old Welshman will travel to his long-term rival's home city on May 19 for what represents the biggest fight of each of their careers and the first ever at the stadium.Selby will be making the fifth defence of his title against his undefeated mandatory challenger, and hopes victory will lead to a match-up with Carl Frampton later this year. Lee Selby's IBF featherweight title defence vs Josh Warrington will take place at Elland Road The Welshman will travel to his long-term rival's home ...

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    Anthony Joshua working hard in the gym as he steps up preparations for Joseph Parker showdown

    With just over two months to go until his return to the ring, Anthony Joshua is shaping up nicely after putting in the hard yards at the gym.The world heavyweight champion faces Joseph Parker at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on March 31, where he beat Carlos Takam in October.And trainer Jamie Reynolds has shared footage of the 28-year-old stepping up his preparations with various workouts in the gym. Anthony Joshua has been putting in the hard yards in the gym ahead of his return to the ring The heavyweight world champion lifts some weights in a video shared on Instagram Joshua ...

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    Floyd Mayweather shows off $100million cheque he earned from Conor McGregor fight last year: 'It's proven I've got the Midas touch'

    Floyd Mayweather rarely misses chances to brag about his remarkable achievements in boxing, or show off his incredible wealth - and he produced another example on Friday night.Last August, Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor in a much-hyped Las Vegas fight, taking his all-time boxing career record to 50 wins and zero defeats. The clash was a money-spinner the likes of which ha not been seen in the sport before - and the end result was demonstrated in black and white by Mayweather. Floyd Mayweather rarely misses chances to brag about or show off his incredible wealth On Instagram, he posted an image ...

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