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18 APRIL 2015

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Hatton: Khan can beat Mayweather

Ricky Hatton is backing Floyd Mayweather to see off Many Pacquiao - but says Amir Khan has a "good chance" of beating the American. ... Hatton: Khan can beat Mayweather

Chisora to challenge licence ban

Dereck Chisora appeals against the withdrawal of his licence by the British Boxing Board of Control. ... Chisora to challenge licence ban

Cleverly receives Hopkins boost

Nathan Cleverly receives a boost in his bid for a light-heavyweight unification clash with Bernard Hopkins. ... Cleverly receives Hopkins boost

Maccarinelli facing title rematch

Enzo Maccarinelli is ordered to a rematch against Shane McPhilbin for the British cruiserweight title. ... Maccarinelli facing title rematch

Sexton eyes titles with Warrens

Cheshunt's Ashley Sexton believes he can become a future world champion, after signing with Frank Warren Promotions. ... Sexton eyes titles with Warrens

Bellew-McIntosh fight postponed

Tony Bellew's British light-heavyweight title defence against Danny McIntosh is put back two weeks to 27 April after McIntosh pulled out with a chest infection. ... Bellew-McIntosh fight postponed

Millionaire Robert Durst pleads not guilty to federal charge

Be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, address, name and phone number of legal next-of-kin, method of payment, and the name of the funeral home/crematory to contact for verification of death. Jailed millionaire Robert Durst pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the newest charge against him: a federal charge of possessing a gun after a felony conviction. ... Millionaire Robert Durst pleads not guilty to federal charge

Junior Witter loses on points

Sheffield's Junior Witter was outpointed by Ahmed El Mousaoui in their EBU-EU welterweight title bout. ... Junior Witter loses on points

Mayweather & Pacquiao irk Leonard

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard implores Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to fight, for the sake of their own legacies. ... Mayweather & Pacquiao irk Leonard

McCloskey has change of opponent

Paul McCloskey has a change of opponent for his contest on 5 May after former IBF champion Julio Diaz pulls out of the bout. ... McCloskey has change of opponent

GB Boxing picks women for Worlds

Britain's three female Olympic boxing hopefuls are chosen for next month's World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China. ... GB Boxing picks women for Worlds

Klitschko to fight Thompson again

Wladimir Klitschko defends his heavyweight world titles against American Tony Thompson on 7 July. ... Klitschko to fight Thompson again

Khan one-dimensional - Peterson

Lamont Peterson says Amir Khan is incapable of altering his game-plan for their May rematch and that his British rival is mentally "all over the place". ... Khan one-dimensional - Peterson

Fury stops Rogan in Belfast bout

Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury remains unbeaten as he stops Martin Rogan in five rounds. ... Fury stops Rogan in Belfast bout

GB boxers progress in qualifier

Heavyweight Warren Baister moves closer to Olympic qualification with a thrilling win over France's Abdoulaye Diane in Turkey. ... GB boxers progress in qualifier

Groves out of world title fight

George Groves pulls out of his WBO super-middleweight world title fight against Robert Stieglitz because of injury. ... Groves out of world title fight

Scot Taylor secures Team GB place

Lightweight Josh Taylor qualifies for the Olympics, ensuring there will be one Scot in the GB boxing team. ... Scot Taylor secures Team GB place

Sick Cleverly cancels WBO defence

Nathan Cleverly withdraws from his WBO light-heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi because of illness. ... Sick Cleverly cancels WBO defence

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Tickets May Never Go on Sale to Public

Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, pose for photos after a news conference in Los Angeles, on March 11. Those who want to buy tickets for next month's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao may soon need to confront the possibility that there will be no public sale. While promoters from both sides have said fewer than 1,000 tickets would be sold to the public for face value, multiple dates have passed and no official announcement has been ma ... Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Tickets May Never Go on Sale to Public

Boxing promoter Bob Arum will be happy when Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is over

He never says anything bad about anybody. But the other day I showed him Mayweather's shoulder roll, and he said, 'I'll kill him if he does that.' ... Boxing promoter Bob Arum will be happy when Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is over

Joshua set for Birmingham bout

Anthony Joshua is set to feature on Sky Sports' May 9 Birmingham bill as he tunes up for Kevin Johnson later next month. ... Joshua set for Birmingham bout

Mathews gets new opponent

Derry Mathews will fight Venezuelan Ismael Barroso on April 18 for an interim version of the WBA lightweight title. ... Mathews gets new opponent

Boxing News: Trainer Ronnie Shields Favours 'Intelligent' Floyd Mayweather Over Manny Pacquiao

IN PHOTO: Heavyweight boxer David Tua of Auckland, New Zealand, works on his timing with trainer Ronnie Shields during a workout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center November 7, 2000 in Las Vegas. Tua faces WBC/IBF heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis of England November 11 at the events center. ... Boxing News: Trainer Ronnie Shields Favours 'Intelligent' Floyd Mayweather Over Manny Pacquiao

Reserve deputy turns himself in to face manslaughter charge

A volunteer sheriff's deputy in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area is charged with manslaughter, after a suspect was shot dead while struggling with authorities. Officials say Robert Bates mistook his handgun for a stun gun. ... Reserve deputy turns himself in to face manslaughter charge

Selby up for Warrington clash

Lee Selby insists he would welcome a British battle with Josh Warrington if he wins a world title next month. ... Selby up for Warrington clash

Ward too hot for Hughes

Martin J Ward set the record straight against Maxi Hughes after claiming a fifth-round stoppage in their rematch. ... Ward too hot for Hughes

Tons of prop bets available for Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

While tickets for the hugely anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have yet to go on sale, you can certainly bet on the fight. Betting has been steady, and the majority of the cash has yet to come in. ... Tons of prop bets available for Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Warrington wins on points

Josh Warrington took another step towards a world title shot with a dominant points win over Dennis Tubieron. ... Warrington wins on points

News in Photos: Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, dog flu spreads among canines

Fields of blossoming tulips are seen from the window of an airplane during a trip organized for the press as it flies over Keukenhof, a large flower bulb garden and showcase of the Dutch export product, near Lisse, Netherlands on Wednesday. AARON HERNANDEZ FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER - Ursula Ward, mother of shooting victim Odin Lloyd, looks up to the heavens as she talks about her deceased son outside Bristol County Superior Court on Wednesday in Fall River, Mass., after former New England Patri ... News in Photos: Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, dog flu spreads among canines

Mayweather: Fans will have to decide if fight worth $99.95

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says fans will have to decide for themselves whether it's worth $99.95 to pay to watch his fight with Manny Pacquiao at home. "From the matchup it seems like an exciting fight," Mayweather said Tuesday. ... Mayweather: Fans will have to decide if fight worth $99.95

Pacquiao hits back at Mayweather's 'reckless' jab

He really hopes Mayweather is also coming to fight, for the fans' sake -- and maybe for his own strategic purposes as well. Pacquiao radiated confidence and excitement Wednesday at the Wild Card gym in Hollywood before his latest workout in preparation for their bout May 2 in Las Vegas. ... Pacquiao hits back at Mayweather's 'reckless' jab

Provodnikov predicts fireworks

Former world champions Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse have vowed to produce "the fight of the year" this weekend. ... Provodnikov predicts fireworks

Referee For MayPac Fight To Earn $10,000; Roach Asks Referee To Give Them A 'Fair Fight'

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will receive huge salaries on May 2. However, the boxing official, who will officiate the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend, will reportedly only get paid $10,000. ESPN reported that that the referee will earn the said five-figure salary on the night of the fight. ... Referee For MayPac Fight To Earn $10,000; Roach Asks Referee To Give Them A 'Fair Fight'

Napoleonic fort off the coast of Tenby to get 100m footbridge

A golden age for travel: The vintage airline posters that promised glamorous holidays to London, Hawaii and Haiti... for those who could afford it The perfect pad for a James Bond villain: Victorian sea fort opens as a luxury hotel, complete with nightclub, laser tag arena and rooftop hot tub... in the middle of the Solent What happens when a hotel guest dies? Where do the half-used loo rolls go? And can you really steal the robe? Your burning hotel questions, answered Prague airport hires p ... Napoleonic fort off the coast of Tenby to get 100m footbridge

New Pacquiao film shows how poor boy grew up to be champion

MANILA, Philippines - As a dirt-poor rookie boxer in the southern Philippines, Manny Pacquiao started his phenomenal rise to global fame not as the Pacman, as he is sometimes called, but as "Kid Kulafu." That moniker - the title of a new local film about Pacquiao's childhood - was taken from the label of a cheap wine whose empty bottles he returned for recycling to earn money to help his family. ... New Pacquiao film shows how poor boy grew up to be champion

Sporting Life on Facebook

Follow us on Facebook for the latest big sports news, features, videos and competitions. ... Sporting Life on Facebook

Khan to fight Algieri on May 29

Amir Khan's return to New York has been confirmed as the Bolton boxer will meet Chris Algieri on May 29. ... Khan to fight Algieri on May 29

Look who dropped in to support Pacquiao in epic fight v Mayweather

Rousey, the undefeated women's champion, has made it clear she is in underdog Pacquiao's camp in the lead up to the fight. he is by far the biggest draw in women's UFC and her star has risen further of late with a fight scene with Michelle Rodriguez in the Fast and Furious 7. "Truly honored to meet such a humble and genuine person. ... Look who dropped in to support Pacquiao in epic fight v Mayweather

Look Out in London! Rigo Craves Quigg Clash

Unified super bantamweight world champion Guillermo "The Jackal" Rigondeaux , arguably the most avoided reigning world title holder in modern boxing history, will travel to London next month in order to publicly confront his mandatory challenger, Scott Quigg , the World Boxing Association "regular" 122-pound division titlist. A month ago in an unusual move, Rigondeaux' manager Gary Hyde formally petitioned the WBA to enforce a mandatory title fight between his WBA Super champion and Quigg. ... Look Out in London! Rigo Craves Quigg Clash

Female math teacher, 24, arrested for 'having sex in her car with...

Lethal force caught on camera: Unbelievable moment Arizona cop intentionally mounts sidewalk in his cruiser and SMASHES into armed suspect as colleagues defend his 'life-saving' actions Victory for wife of ex-Clippers owner Donald Sterling as judge rules 'mistress' V Stiviano must pay her $2.6m in sugar daddy gifts Abandoned teen who gave birth to step-father's rape child and hid her toddler sister's dead body in the garage 'is a victim' and will not face charges, say police Missouri death r ... Female math teacher, 24, arrested for 'having sex in her car with...

Martinez reclaims title

Roman Martinez regained the WBO super-featherweight title with a points victory over Orlando Salido. ... Martinez reclaims title

Garcia takes narrow victory

Danny Garcia narrowly retained his unbeaten record after a majority points win over Lamont Peterson. ... Garcia takes narrow victory

Lee salvages draw with Quillin

Irishman Andy Lee bravely fought back from two early knockdowns to salvage an unlikely draw with Peter Quillin. ... Lee salvages draw with Quillin

Khan confirmed to fight Algieri in New York

Amir Khan's return to New York has been confirmed as the Bolton boxer will meet Chris Algieri on May 29. There had been talk Khan could be set for a showdown with fellow Brit Kell Brook - but the IBF welterweight champion is fighting a night later against Frankie Gavin in London. Khan's meeting with Algieri, who he labelled an 'A-class opponent' when questioned as to why he had opted to delay any meeting with Brook, has been anticipated for some time but it was originally expected to be on t ... Khan confirmed to fight Algieri in New York

Boxing notebook: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andrzej Fonfara on Saturday

FEATURED FIGHT: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andrzej Fonfara. Chavez's long-awaited return to the ring is scheduled for Saturday night at Carson, Calif. ... Boxing notebook: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andrzej Fonfara on Saturday

Jonas ready for fresh start

Natasha Jonas says the excruciating demands of boxing were behind her decision to call time on her career. ... Jonas ready for fresh start

Nurse: Best still to come

Tyrone Nurse insists his best is still to come after setting his sights on the vacant British light-welterweight title ... Nurse: Best still to come

Ajisafe seeks home comforts

British champion Bob Ajisafe is determined to prove there are two boxers in Leeds capable of winning world titles. ... Ajisafe seeks home comforts

Crawford the call in Texas

Our big-fight expert Simon Crawford is predicting another victory for the progressive Terence Crawford this weekend. ... Crawford the call in Texas

Boxing: Visa problems cancel Jennifer Han's world title fight

Han was set to fight Helen Joseph for the IBF world featherweight title Saturday night in the El Paso County Coliseum. Her long chase for a world title was in reach. ... Boxing: Visa problems cancel Jennifer Han's world title fight
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