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27 APRIL 2015

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Mayweather: I'm better than Ali

Floyd Mayweather believes he is a better boxer than Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson. ... Mayweather: I'm better than Ali

Sporting Life On Facebook

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

Mayweather: Pac looked shocked

Floyd Mayweather believes he has already landed a telling psychological blow on Manny Pacquiao. ... Mayweather: Pac looked shocked

Hatton queries Floyd choice

Ricky Hatton has questioned the wisdom of Floyd Mayweather's decision to once again be trained by his father. ... Hatton queries Floyd choice

Mayweather repeats Ali boast

Floyd Mayweather has defended his claim that he is a superior boxer to Muhammad Ali. ... Mayweather repeats Ali boast

Jack upsets champion Dirrell

Badou Jack won the WBC super-middleweight title by beating Anthony Dirrell and will now meet Briton George Groves. ... Jack upsets champion Dirrell

Arum laughs off Floyd claim

Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum says comparisons between Floyd Mayweather Jr and legend Muhammad Ali are "a joke". ... Arum laughs off Floyd claim

Bayless will ref May-Pac

Kenny Bayless has been selected to referee Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. ... Bayless will ref May-Pac

Groves targets Anthony Dirrell

George Groves is on a scouting mission this week to watch future super-middleweight opponent Anthony Dirrell. ... Groves targets Anthony Dirrell

Smith handed Ward title shot

Paul Smith will return to the ring for a world title shot against undefeated American Andre Ward in the summer. ... Smith handed Ward title shot

Tickets sell out in 60 seconds

The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has sold out in less than a minute. ... Tickets sell out in 60 seconds

Sporting Life Best Bets of the Day

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

Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-a

Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. ... Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-a

Bouts from different eras can't be ranked - Arum

Next week's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is expected to be the most lucrative ever in boxing but that does not necessarily make it the biggest of all time, veteran promoter Bob Arum told Reuters. The heavily anticipated megabout in Las Vegas on May 2 is projected to become the sport's top-grossing showdown, pulling in close to $500 million in pay-per-view, but Arum says it is impossible to rank contests from different eras. ... Bouts from different eras can't be ranked - Arum

McGuigan rules out summer bout

World champion Carl Frampton will not be fighting Scott Quigg this summer, according to Barry McGuigan. ... McGuigan rules out summer bout

Klitschko: Fury my next fight

World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko is set to fight Tyson Fury after winning his 18th title defence. ... Klitschko: Fury my next fight

It's here: Fight week begins with Pacquiao caravan to Vegas

This... . ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, APRIL 25-26 - FILE - In this April 12, 2014 file,photo, Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines, trades blows with Timothy Bradley, in their WBO welterweight title boxing match in Las Vegas. ... It's here: Fight week begins with Pacquiao caravan to Vegas

Klitschko back in US, meets unbeaten heavyweight Jennings

" It's difficult to tell if Wladimir Klitschko has a tougher time holding up all his championship belts or defending them in the ring. That's where he will be Saturday night, in Madison Square Garden for the first time in seven years, when he puts his four heavyweight championships on the line against unbeaten Bryant Jennings. ... Klitschko back in US, meets unbeaten heavyweight Jennings

Mark Wahlberg Makes a $250,000 Bet with Diddy on the Mayweather vs. Pacquaio Fight

There are some big-money bets being made in advance of what's been dubbed "The Fight of the Century" between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. ... Mark Wahlberg Makes a $250,000 Bet with Diddy on the Mayweather vs. Pacquaio Fight

Derby horse Itsaknockout sure to be popular on May 2

The 20-horse field for Kentucky Derby, to be run the same day as the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquaio fight, is expected to include a horse with a name sure to gain attention from boxing fans and horse racing fans alike. Itsaknockout. ... Derby horse Itsaknockout sure to be popular on May 2

Boxing Shorts: How Fight Label Is Bringing Fashion to the Ring

The British boxer's performance at the MGM Grand last December, and his post-fight comments about wanting to fight Floyd Mayweather , certainly grabbed the attention of the media. In the build-up to the bout, Khan revealed he would wear a pair of shorts that included a 24-carat gold fabric used in the waistband. ... Boxing Shorts: How Fight Label Is Bringing Fashion to the Ring

Jack outpoints Dirrell for WBC super-middleweight title

" Badou Jack outpointed Anthony Dirrell on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion to take the WBC super-middleweight title. Jack received winning of 116-112 and 115-113, and the third had it even at 114-114. ... Jack outpoints Dirrell for WBC super-middleweight title

Fort Wortha s greatest: Curry remains king of Cowtown boxing

Almost 30 years ago, Fort Worth's Donald Curry stormed boxing's center stage, unifying the welterweight title with punches as subtle as an incoming hand grenade, which, for a brief moment, closed Milton McCrory's eyes while permanently opening up those of the many watching on HBO. A ferocious left hook in the first round and a stiff right thrown with pinpoint precision finished off McCrory only a few brief moments into the second. ... Fort Wortha s greatest: Curry remains king of Cowtown boxing

Smith brothers raise money for two-year-old cancer sufferer

Mitchell Smith returned to Bushey ABC recently with brother and fellow pro fighter Jez to raise money for a two-year-old cancer sufferer. The 22-year-old super-featherweight held an open training session along with Jez, 21, at Bushey ABC on Sunday, April 12 and raised A 1,660 to help Ruby Young, who is suffering from neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer. ... Smith brothers raise money for two-year-old cancer sufferer

Women's group's beef with Floyd

While world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather prepares for his May 2 bout against Manny Pacquiao, women's advocates believe his history of domestic violence is merely a footnote to the biggest fight in years. Mayweather hit his ex-girlfriend in front of two of their children in 2010, resulting in a 90-day prison sentence, just one incident highlighting his turbulent relationships with women. ... Women's group's beef with Floyd

Adams withdraws after burglary

Nicola Adams has been forced to withdraw from this weekend's English National Championships following a burglary at her home. ... Adams withdraws after burglary

Floyd Mayweather, pictured, will face Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2

Ringside tickets for the welterweight unification clash between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio are fetching upwards of A 85,000 online after official outlets sold out within minutes on Thursday night. Around 500 tickets went on sale to the general public on Thursday with the majority of seats in the 16,500-seater MGM Grand already allocated to the hotel, Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank, who promote Pacquiao. ... Floyd Mayweather, pictured, will face Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2

Mark Wahlberg And Sean 'Diddy' Combs Bet $250,000 On Floyd Mayweather Fight

Actor Mark Wahlberg And Rap Mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs Are Going Head-to-head In A $250,000 Bet Over The Outcome Of The Highly-anticipated Big Fight Between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. And Manny Pacquiao. The Fighter star is convinced Pacquiao will be crowed the champion when he enters the boxing ring with Combs' pick Mayweather, Jr. next Saturday at Las Vegas' MGM Grand, even though his opponent remains undefeated. ... Mark Wahlberg And Sean 'Diddy' Combs Bet $250,000 On Floyd Mayweather Fight

Prince Patel aims to rule

Flyweight Prince Patel has signed a deal with Queensberry Promotions as he looks to become British boxing's next big star. ... Prince Patel aims to rule

Klitschko aims to dazzle

Heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko says public demand pushed him to return to US soil for the first time in seven years. ... Klitschko aims to dazzle

Boxing - Wladimir Klitschko to fight Tyson Fury after Jennings win

World heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko's next bout is likely to be a mandatory WBA clash with Britain's Tyson Fury, the Ukrainian said atfer his latest successful defence. Klitschko was not at his best in the win over American Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, but used his three inch height and 20lb weight advantage to their full as he kept his opponent at bay. ... Boxing - Wladimir Klitschko to fight Tyson Fury after Jennings win

Joshua to make midlands debut

Anthony Joshua will face Rafael Zumbano Love in his midlands debut in Birmingham on May 9. ... Joshua to make midlands debut

Duo gunning for Nicola Adams

A Plymouth Argyle footballer and a part-time teacher are both jostling to take on Olympic champion Nicola Adams. ... Duo gunning for Nicola Adams

Klitschko faces Jennings test

World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko makes his first appearance in the United States since 2008 this weekend. ... Klitschko faces Jennings test

'Lip Sync Battle' Recap: Terry Crews' Abs Try to Steal the Show From Mike Tyson's Leather Leggings

What happens when a world-class boxer goes up against an actor with a flair for comedy? Well this week's Lip Sync Battle tried to answer that question with a hip-hop tinged battle featuring Mike Tyson and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews on Thursday . It wasn't just a battle filled with lots of physical muscle, but also lots of muscle in the antics department as well. ... 'Lip Sync Battle' Recap: Terry Crews' Abs Try to Steal the Show From Mike Tyson's Leather Leggings

Citywise: Oakland boxer honored after winning WBC title

All news in the boxing world recently has been overshadowed by the upcoming Las Vegas megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao next week, but Oakland officials on Friday took a little time to honor one of their own. City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney and other local officials honored Tony Hirsch, a West Oakland native and new WBC Middleweight champion, on the steps of City Hall. ... Citywise: Oakland boxer honored after winning WBC title

The Mayweathers are in this fight together

Floyd Mayweather, Sr., left, keeps a watchful eye on his son Floyd Mayweather, Jr. during a training session on Aug. 22, 2013. Floyd Mayweather, Sr., left, keeps a watchful eye on his son Floyd Mayweather, Jr. during a training session on Aug. 22, 2013. ... The Mayweathers are in this fight together

Fielding set for Vera test

Rocky Fielding will lock horns with American super-middleweight Brian Vera later this summer. ... Fielding set for Vera test

Brook points to 'Money'

Kell Brook is backing Floyd Mayweather to defeat Manny Pacquiao on points in their superfight in Las Vegas on May 2. ... Brook points to 'Money'

Sporting Life boxing schedule

There are some huge fights planned for 2015 with Floyd Mayweather to face Manny Pacquiao - see our big-fight diary! ... Sporting Life boxing schedule

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

Briggs, Wilder upstage weigh-in

Shannon Briggs and Deontay Wilder stole the show at the weigh-in for Wladimir Klitschko's title clash with Bryant Jennings. ... Briggs, Wilder upstage weigh-in
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