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02 SEPTEMBER 2014

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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's Reading Ability Belies How Smart He IsRead More

Fighting, whether it's boxing, wrestling or mixed martial arts, is the toughest sport known to man. ... Mayweather's Reading Ability Belies How Smart He IsRead More

Hate to burst his bubble, but Johnny was left out

Blue-chip running back Elijah Holyfield, the son of ex-boxer Evander Holyfield, was a tough guy to tackle Friday night, scoring seven touchdowns in Woodward Academy's 45-13 winover Decatur. ... Hate to burst his bubble, but Johnny was left out

Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri world tour heading to New York

Boxers Manny Pacquiao, left, and Chris Algieri prepare to throw ceremonial first pitches before a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. ... Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri world tour heading to New York

Keith Idec's boxing notes for Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

FEATURED FIGHT: Jason Escalera vs. Badou Jack. Union City's Escalera will attempt to record what would be his third noteworthy win in just six weeks when he faces Sweden's Jack on Saturday night in Las Vegas. ... Keith Idec's boxing notes for Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Warrington bids to be Euro star

Leeds featherweight Josh Warrington has vowed to reward his army of fans by being crowned European champion on October 4. ... Warrington bids to be Euro star

Manny Pacquiao is haunted by the fight against Floyd Mayweather he can't seem to get

Why he will not fight me? Well, I think he is worried about his record. He talks about his zero losses. ... Manny Pacquiao is haunted by the fight against Floyd Mayweather he can't seem to get

HBO's Tale: Gatti-Ward showcases one of boxing's best rivalries

For boxing fans, nothing beats the alluring drama of a great competitive rivalry. ... HBO's Tale: Gatti-Ward showcases one of boxing's best rivalries

Boxing Odds - " Martinez vs. Frampton for IBF Super Bantamweight Title September 6

Kiko Martinez is the reigning IBF super bantamweight champion and successfully defended his title in his last bout and yet will enter his second title defense matchup as an underdog to Carl Frampton, who is the current European super bantamweight and IBF Intercontinental super bantamweight champion. ... Boxing Odds - " Martinez vs. Frampton for IBF Super Bantamweight Title September 6

Donald Trump Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Add Donald Trump to the list of celebrities taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ... Donald Trump Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Hopkins-Kovalev NYC Presser Tuesday Available on Stream

The Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins and Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev New York City press conference on Tuesday, Sept. ... Hopkins-Kovalev NYC Presser Tuesday Available on Stream

Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton knows he is on the verge of making history when he takes to the ring in the Titanic Quarter on September 6. Frampton will challenge Kiko Martinez for the Spaniard's IBF Super-bantamweight title in front of thousands of passionate and vocal fans with the Harland & Wolff cranes looking on. ... Carl Frampton

Boxing Odds - " Ortiz vs. Matthysse for WBC Silver Light Welterweight Title September 6

Lucas Matthysse will be looking for another title bout shot which means that upset losses are not an option in his quest for a belt. ... Boxing Odds - " Ortiz vs. Matthysse for WBC Silver Light Welterweight Title September 6

Wlad handed new Pulev date

Wladimir Klitschko’s world title defence against Kubrat Pulev has been rescheduled for November 15 in Hamburg. ... Wlad handed new Pulev date

Quigg craves stellar bouts

Scott Quigg is still hungry for huge fights after another foe pulled out as he prepares to defend his world title. ... Quigg craves stellar bouts

One of the World's Best Boxing Bars is in Munich

A few blocks down from Munich's Hauptbahnhof, the central train station, wedged between two strip clubs in the city's Turkish district, sits one of the world's best boxing bars. ... One of the World's Best Boxing Bars is in Munich

Boxing Odds - " Gonzalez vs. Yaegashi for WBC Flyweight Title September 5

Akira Yaegashi finds himself in the unusual position of having come off a total of four consecutive wins for the WBC flyweight title and yet will enter his fourth bout in defense of that title as an underdog. ... Boxing Odds - " Gonzalez vs. Yaegashi for WBC Flyweight Title September 5

Campbell, Coyle top Hull bill

Luke Campbell will fight Daniel Brizuela and Tommy Coyle will take on Michael Katsidis in Hull in October. ... Campbell, Coyle top Hull bill

Hello Kitty

PROMOTER Bob Arum is apparently now singing a different tune when it comes to a potentially lucrative Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout, claiming that it can happen next year. ... Hello Kitty

Joshua set for Airich test

Anthony Joshua MBE will face Konstantin Airich at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on September 13. ... Joshua set for Airich test

Joshua to meet Bakhtov for title

Anthony Joshua will have his first title fight when he takes on Denis Bakhtov for the WBC International Heavyweight belt ... Joshua to meet Bakhtov for title

Rose faces must-win fight

Brian Rose admits he faces the biggest fight of his career when he takes on Juan Manuel Bonanni in Leeds on October 4. ... Rose faces must-win fight

Nurse hopes for silver lining

Tyrone Nurse hopes that months of frustration will have a silver lining when he fights for the Commonwealth title on October 4. ... Nurse hopes for silver lining

Kronk product J'Leon Love could inch closer to title shot with win tonight in Las Vegas

He grew up as a skinny kid in the Kronk Gym on McGraw under the watchful eye of iconic trainer Emanuel Steward -- much like the legendary Tommy Hearns and other aspiring young inner-city boxers over the years. ... Kronk product J'Leon Love could inch closer to title shot with win tonight in Las Vegas

The Hottest Boxing Storylines for the Week of September 1

The end-of-summer malaise in the sport of boxing is drawing toward its conclusion, as we finally have a few fights of significance to talk about in the coming week. ... The Hottest Boxing Storylines for the Week of September 1

Unbeaten fighters to clash

Tom Stalker will face Chris Jenkins in a British light-welterweight title eliminator in Liverpool on October 25. ... Unbeaten fighters to clash

Maidana won't respect Mayweather

Marcos Maidana has been goading Floyd Mayweather into "fighting him like a man" when the pair meet on September 14. ... Maidana won't respect Mayweather

Send us your feedback!

We want you - our readers - to send us your feedback about sportinglife.com. ... Send us your feedback!

Sky Bet Club - Are You In?

Sky Bet are celebrating the return of the football season with their new loyalty scheme - the Sky Bet Club. ... Sky Bet Club - Are You In?

Days after allegedly shooting cousin, boxer primes for fight

Jermain Taylor was expected to arrive in Miami late Friday to begin training for his Oct. 8 fight in Biloxi, Miss., against Sam Soliman of Australia for the IBF middleweight championship. ... Days after allegedly shooting cousin, boxer primes for fight

Get Ready For Busy Ending for Boxing Year 2014

Boxing actually slipped into a rapidly high gear last week with Austin Trout and company leading a massive 12-bout fight card at Pechanga Casino. ... Get Ready For Busy Ending for Boxing Year 2014

Roach 'fell asleep' during first Maidana-Floyd fight

MANILA, Philippines Hall-of-Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach sees no need for a rematch between American superstar Floyd Mayweather and Argentina's Marcos Maidana, considering that their first encounter last May bored him so much that he fell asleep. ... Roach 'fell asleep' during first Maidana-Floyd fight

Huck equals Nelson's record

Marco Huck beat Mirko Larghetti of Italy on a unanimous points decision in Halle to retain his WBO cruiserweight belt. ... Huck equals Nelson's record

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

Mayweather vs. Maidana Showtime All Access: Biggest Lessons from Episode 1

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been a professional boxer for 18 years and a world champion in one form or another for all but a small sliver of that period. ... Mayweather vs. Maidana Showtime All Access: Biggest Lessons from Episode 1

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

Video: Boxer Manny Pacquiao takes some swings at AT&T Park

The WBO welterweight champion was in San Francisco to help promote his Nov. 22 bout in China against Chris Algieri. ... Video: Boxer Manny Pacquiao takes some swings at AT&T Park

Sands China Plays Show Card, Macau Rivals Ready Own Stages

As editor at large for Inside Asian Gaming following nearly a decade as a special correspondent for Macau Business magazine, I cover the casino business in Macau and throughout Asia. ... Sands China Plays Show Card, Macau Rivals Ready Own Stages
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