• Boxing

    Dillian Whyte ordered to fight final eliminator for Deontay Wilder's WBC world title against Cuba's Luis Ortiz

    Dillian Whyte's long road to a world title shot hit another stumbling block on Monday after the WBC ordered him to fight Luis Ortiz, with the winner becoming the second mandatory challenger to champion Deontay Wilder.Whyte, the WBC silver champion and No 1-ranked challenger to Wilder's belt, had appeared to take a huge step towards a shot at the Bronze Bomber with a savage sixth-round knockout of Lucas Browne last month.His promoter Eddie Hearn has made lucrative offers to Wilder in attempt to lure the American into a fight with the Brixton heavyweight. But the WBC king is instead targeting ...

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    Canelo Alvarez is a 'cheat' who should never fight again after his failed drugs tests, blasts Billy Joe Saunders: 'It's a disgrace for boxing'

    Billy Joe Saunders has branded Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez a 'cheat' and believes the Mexican should never box again.Alvarez, who had already withdrawn from his Las Vegas rematch with Gennady Golovkin, received a sixth-month ban last week having failed two drugs tests in February.WBO middleweight champion Saunders feels Alvarez's reputation has been permanently tainted by the scandal and that his relatively short suspension is a 'disgrace for boxing'. Billy Joe Saunders has labelled Canelo Alvarez a 'cheat' and says he should never box again The Mexican has been suspended for six months after twice testing positive for clenbuterol 'I rated Canelo very ...

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    'I never thought I would fight my idol Tyson Fury': Sefer Seferi claims he will be 'Gypsy King's' comeback opponent on June 9 at Manchester Arena

    Albanian boxer Sefer Seferi has reportedly revealed he will be the man to face former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in his comeback fight on June 9.Fury, who showed off his new British Boxing Board of Control licence on Tuesday having previously had his suspended amid an alleged failed drug test and medical issues, will step into the ring at the Manchester Arena in two months for the first time since dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.Promoter Frank Warren, who Fury has signed a multi-fight deal with, has not yet confirmed who his opponent is, but according to 20 minutes Seferi has claimed ...

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    David Haye has not changed – only I have that win-at-all-costs mentality, Tony Bellew claims as he vows to secure another upset in May 5 rematch

    Tony Bellew believes one of the fundamental differences between himself and David Haye is his win-at-all-costs mentality as he plots to upset the odds once again on May 5.Bellew was an overwhelming underdog going into last year's first grudge encounter but was ahead on all three of the judges' scorecards when he stopped his heavyweight rival in the 11th round at London's O2 Arena.The victory was slightly soured as Haye visibly struggled after rupturing an Achilles tendon midway through the fight, and the former cruiserweight and heavyweight world champion is the favourite to gain revenge when they meet again at ...

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    Tyson Fury registers himself as his OWN manager with British Boxing Board of Control ahead of his scheduled return to the ring in June

    Tyson Fury has registered himself as his own manager with the British Boxing Board of Control, even before obtaining his own boxing license. Following a two-and-a-half-year absence, Fury is set for a return to the ring in Manchester on June 9 with his opponent still yet to be decided.Despite having a fight night set, however, Fury is still waiting to receive his boxing license from the BBBoC, who have said it will be given to Fury once a standard medical has been passed by the self-proclaimed 'Gypsy King'. Tyson Fury has registered himself as his own manager ahead of his ring ...

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    Kell Brook mocks Amir Khan as rivals face off in the ring after former 'I'm A Celebrity' contestant knocks out Phil Lo Greco: 'He can go in the jungle and chase stars but when he gets in there with me I'll make him see stars'

    Amir Khan and Kell Brook faced off in the ring at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday night.Khan knocked out Phil Lo Greco inside 40 seconds but quickly turned his attention to Brook who was working as a pundit for Sky Sports.There has been talk of a fight between Brook and former Olympic champion Khan since the two camps began negotiations in early 2017 but no deal has been agreed. Amir Khan and Kell Brook (second from the right) faced off in the ring in Liverpool on Saturday Former Olympic silver medallist Khan had just knocked out Phil Lo Greco ...

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    Amir Khan knocks out Phil Lo Greco inside 40 seconds as Englishman enjoys fantastic return to ring after almost two years away

    Amir Khan enjoyed a brilliant return to the boxing ring, knocking out Phil Lo Greco inside 40 seconds at Liverpool's Echo Arena.Lo Greco was knocked to the canvas after just 18 seconds but got back up quickly. However, just moments later, the Italian Sensation was down once again and was defeated inside the first round. Khan battered him into submission.   Amir Khan knocked out Phil Lo Greco inside just 40 seconds at Liverpool's Echo Arena on Saturday night The 31-year-old boxer celebrates his victory on the ropes in front of a sell-out 9,000 crowd at the Echo Arena The returning Khan ...

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    'Three Generations Strong': Anthony Joshua shares rare family photo alongside dad Robert and son Joseph

    Anthony Joshua has posted a rare photo of him alongside his father Robert as they enjoyed the sunny conditions in London on Saturday with the boxer's young son.Joshua, who partially grew up in Nigeria, was estranged from his father when he moved to the UK aged 12 after his parents split up. The duo, who have reconnected in recent years, met up on Saturday though and could be seen sat on a park bench with Joshua's son Joseph. Anthony Joshua has posted a rare photo of him alongside his father Robert on Saturday Anthony and Joseph were both snapped eating ice creams ...

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    Carl Frampton's fight against Nonito Donaire will be broadcast live on BBC radio on Saturday

    The Saturday night fight which Carl Frampton hopes will be his launch-pad towards a third world title will be broadcast live on BBC radio, as the old empire of the air-waves strikes back.Radio 5 Live and BBC Northern Ireland will be providing the sound-track for Frampton's key fight against former four-division world champion Nonito Donaire.This follows the Beeb's loss of their traditional radio monopoly over boxing in Britain to TalkSport, who have taken over at ringside of late for major fights including Anthony Joshua's massive world heavyweight championship triumphs. Carl Frampton's Saturday fight against Nonito Donaire will be broadcast live on BBC ...

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    Canelo Alvarez handed six month ban for failed drugs tests... freeing disgraced Mexican up for September rematch with Gennady Golovkin

    Canelo Alvarez has been banned for six months after failing two drugs tests – opening the door for a potential rematch with Gennady Golovkin in September.The disgraced Mexican sensation, who had been provisionally suspended since April 3, was due to fight the Kazakh KO king in a middleweight megafight on May 5.But that bout was cancelled after Canelo twice tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol in February. Mexico's Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has been banned for six months after failing two drugs tests Canelo will return in time for a proposed rematch with Gennady Golovkin in September Alvarez blamed the failed tests ...

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    Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder urged to seal showdown in Britain by WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman

    Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder have been urged to agree a fight in Britain by president of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaiman.The 28-year-old Joshua defeated Joseph Parker in Cardiff last month to hold the WBO, IBF, WBA and IBO belts and leave an agreement for a bout with Wilder seemingly impending.Sportsmail reported last week that Joshua favours a Wembley showdown with Wilder, the WBC title holder, and is pushing for a September date. Anthony Joshua has been urged to seal a showdown with Deontay Wilder in Britain Joshua and Wilder are in talks and are trying to secure a September Wembley ...

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    Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin could be finalised this week, claims Russian's promoter despite world champion chasing Deontay Wilder

    Anthony Joshua's dream unification fight with Deontay Wilder could be in doubt after Alexander Povetkin's promoter claimed they were close to agreeing a shot at the Brit's WBA world heavyweight title.As revealed by Sportsmail last week, Joshua wants to face WBC champion Wilder at Wembley in September as part of a two-bout arrangement.But promoter Vadim Kornilov insists talks with Joshua's camp are ongoing and that there is a 'very high' chance Povetkin will face the Brit later this year. Anthony Joshua poses with his IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world titles after beating Joseph Parker Alexander Povetkin is the mandatory challenger for ...

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    Dillian Whyte suffers embarrassing Twitter gaffe while trying to call out heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder

    Dillian Whyte suffered an embarrassing Twitter blunder on Saturday as he made his latest attempt to lure Deontay Wilder into a heavyweight showdown.The Brixton fighter is the No 1 challenger to Wilder's WBC world title, but the Alabama banger has so far resisted lucrative offers to take the fight as he instead targets a shot at Anthony Joshua.On Saturday, Whyte called out Wilder again, writing on social media: 'Oh dear @BronzeBomber you recently turned down over 5 million to fight me to earn nothing trying to become an "Actor" stop running away and fight me you deluded fake coward' British ...

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    Canelo Alvarez denies cosmetic surgery as he shares post knee operation photo ahead of boxing suspension hearing

    Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez cleared up rumours that he had undergone plastic surgery by revealing to fans his recent knee operation.The Mexican had surgery on his right knee due to damaged cartilage as he looks to put the cancelled rematch with Gennady Golovkin behind him. Alvarez failed a drugs test and was forced to withdraw from the Las Vegas fight and he remains on temporary suspension by the Nevada Commission while he awaits his suspension hearing. Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez shared a photo of his recent right knee surgery to refute cosmetic claims Canelo withdrew from a rematch with Gennady Golovkin on May ...

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    Anthony Joshua promises to 'go to war' against Deontay Wilder and return to the style of boxing that saw him get 20 successive knockout wins

    Anthony Joshua has vowed to ditch the boxing skills that carried him to victory over Joseph Parker and 'go to war' against the likes of Deontay Wilder.The British heavyweight added Parker's WBO belt to his IBF, WBA and IBO straps with a unanimous points win in Cardiff last month.It was the first time Joshua had been taken the distance in his 21 professional fights and victory set him on course for a money-spinning showdown with Wilder for the title of undisputed champion. Anthony Joshua (right) promises to 'go to war' in the future against the likes of Deontay Wilder  But after ...

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