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23 MAY 2015

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Joshua wary of Johnson

Anthony Joshua is unsure whether Kevin Johnson's verbal barbs will affect him when the pair meet on May 30. ... Joshua wary of Johnson

Amir Khan wary of Algieri

British superstar Amir Khan believes Chris Algieri is a "very tricky and crafty fighter" ahead of their May 29 showdown. ... Amir Khan wary of Algieri

Answers sought as shooting victim's family struggles to say goodbye

On Mother's Day, these mothers weren't celebrating. Instead, the women were standing in the streets of South L.A. carrying signs seeking donations for a "proper burial" for their 28-year-old sister. ... Answers sought as shooting victim's family struggles to say goodbye

Billboard Awards 2015: The best moments of the night

Just weeks after Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao faced off for boxing's biggest fight, the hottest stars of the music world met in the same arena to compete for the Billboard Music Awards. It was a glittering show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, where Taylor Swift was the biggest winner. ... Billboard Awards 2015: The best moments of the night

Sporting Life boxing schedule

There are some huge fights planned for 2015 with Kell Brook defending his IBF world title against Frankie Gavin on May 30. ... Sporting Life boxing schedule

Grigory Drozd retains title

Russia's Grigory Drozd made a successful first defence of his WBC cruiserweight title by stopping Poland's Lukasz Janik. ... Grigory Drozd retains title

Fight of century becomes fight in court as fans sue Pacquiao

" Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some. At least 32 class action lawsuits allege Pacquiao should have disclosed a shoulder injury to boxing fans before the fight, which Mayweather won in a unanimous decision after 12 lackluster rounds that most fans thought didn't live up to the hype. ... Fight of century becomes fight in court as fans sue Pacquiao

Boxing notebook: Andre Dirrell vs. James DeGale on Saturday

FEATURED FIGHT: Andre Dirrell vs. James DeGale. They'll fight Saturday in Boston for the IBF super-middleweight title Carl Froch relinquished. ... Boxing notebook: Andre Dirrell vs. James DeGale on Saturday

Froch and Golovkin in talks

Carl Froch could take on middlweight king Gennady Golovkin in a potential farewell fight, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. ... Froch and Golovkin in talks

George Groves to fight in USA

George Groves will go to the United States to fight for Badou Jack's world title, his promoters have confirmed. ... George Groves to fight in USA

Crolla to fight for world title

Anthony Crolla will challenge WBA world lightweight champion Darleys Perez at the Manchester Arena on July 18. ... Crolla to fight for world title

Home comforts for David Price

Heavyweight David Price will fight in his home city of Liverpool for the first time in two years on June 26. ... Home comforts for David Price

DeGale ready to prove himself

James DeGale says he is ready to prove the doubters wrong after landing in Boston for Saturday's world title fight. ... DeGale ready to prove himself

Pinoy fighter brutally KOs Mexican foe

Unheralded Filipino fighter Eden Sonsona pulled off a major upset when he knocked out previously unbeaten Mexican Adrian Estrella in a super featherweight showdown in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Sonsona, fighting in enemy territory, was a major underdog against the bigger Estrella. ... Pinoy fighter brutally KOs Mexican foe

The Best Defense

For much of the past decade, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., has been the best boxer in the world. This, anyway, has been the judgment of many experts, including the expert known as Floyd Mayweather, Jr., whose sport provides him with plenty of opportunities to demonstrate his supremacy but no clear way to prove it. ... The Best Defense

DeGale determined to make history

James DeGale is ready to create his own slice of history this weekend ahead of his bout with Andre Dirrell for the vacant IBF super-middleweight crown in Boston. The Londoner is hoping to become the first British boxer to win an Olympic gold medal and a world title on Saturday evening. ... DeGale determined to make history

Hearn: Froch should quit

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn says Carl Froch should quit boxing rather than be forced to retire. ... Hearn: Froch should quit

Pacquiao focused on recovery

Manny Pacquiao brushed off talk about his future after returning to the Philippines with his injured arm still in a sling. ... Pacquiao focused on recovery

Galahad to appeal drugs ban

Kid Galahad has vowed to clear his name after being given a two-year ban from boxing over a failed drugs test. ... Galahad to appeal drugs ban

Golovkin stops Monroe in six

Gennady Golovkin stopped Willie Monroe Jr to retain his WBC and WBA titles with his 20th straight knockout victory. ... Golovkin stops Monroe in six

Betting Review: Golden chance

We have a round-up from the world of sports betting after a weekend which saw wins for Novak Djokovic and Rory McIlroy. ... Betting Review: Golden chance

DeGale: I will be world champion

James DeGale believes he is 'destined' to become a world champion by beating Andre Dirrell this weekend. ... DeGale: I will be world champion

Destiny beckons for DeGale

Our Simon Crawford believes James DeGale will beat Andre Dirrell and become the new IBF world super-middleweight champion. ... Destiny beckons for DeGale

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

Solons accuse House majority of railroading BBL

In what could be a setting of the tone for the final vote on the Bangsamoro Basic Law , members of the House of Representatives ad hoc committee displayed their numerical superiority in putting a "chairman and vice chairman's draft" of the BBL to a vote for adoption and endorsement to plenary. Misamis Occidental Rep. Henry Oaminal moved for the adoption of the chairman and vice chairman's draft in toto for voting, noting it may take them months if they vote per section. ... Solons accuse House majority of railroading BBL

Patriots owner Robert Kraft calls Deflategate penalties 'not fair'

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attends the welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attends the welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2. The NFL owners' meetings begin in San Francisco on Tuesday, but don't expect to see progress in the crippled relationship between NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and N ... Patriots owner Robert Kraft calls Deflategate penalties 'not fair'

Wilder defends against Molina

Undefeated heavyweight Deontay Wilder will make the first defence of his WBC title against Eric Molina on June 13. ... Wilder defends against Molina

McDonnell open to rematch

Jamie McDonnell is willing to offer Tomoki Kameda a rematch after his impressive points win over the Japanese fighter. ... McDonnell open to rematch

Selby ready to rule world

Lee Selby believes he can dominate the featherweight division if he rips the IBF belt from Evgeny Gradovich on May 30. ... Selby ready to rule world

Gavin vows to shock Brook

Frankie Gavin is confident he has what it takes to upset Kell Brook and become world champion when the pair meet on May 30. ... Gavin vows to shock Brook

Sporting Life Best Bets of the Day

Check out our best bets from the pick of today's sport, including horse racing, rugby league and greyhounds. ... Sporting Life Best Bets of the Day

Flanagan hopes to emulate hero

Terry Flanagan aims to be crowned WBO lightweight champion in front of his home fans against Jose Zepeda in Manchester. ... Flanagan hopes to emulate hero

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

Bellew closing on title shot

Dave Coldwell is hopeful Tony Bellew will get the chance to fight for a world cruiserweight title this year. ... Bellew closing on title shot

In This Corner, Evander Holyfield... In This Corner, Mitt Romney?

Forget Mayweather-Pacquiao. This is the boxing match you never ever never thought you'd see. ... In This Corner, Evander Holyfield... In This Corner, Mitt Romney?

11 Afghan police get year in jail over mob killing of woman

Boxing fans across the country or at least their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud. They want their money back, and then some. ... 11 Afghan police get year in jail over mob killing of woman

Injury forces former Norwich City striker Leon McKenzie to cancel next fight

The former footballer was due to face John McCallum in a British super-middleweight title eliminator at York Hall in London on July 4 but has pulled out because of a neck injury. The bout against the unbeaten Scot has been rearranged for October 17. McKenzie beat Ivan Stupalo to claim the vacant super-middleweight International Masters title in March. ... Injury forces former Norwich City striker Leon McKenzie to cancel next fight
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