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04 JULY 2015

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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

50 Cent Details Boxing Promotion Company's Bankruptcy

In new court documents obtained by The Jasmine Brand , 50 blames boxer Floyd Mayweather 's 2012 jail stay as part of the reason SMS has gone bankrupt. When Mayweather was locked up for domestic violence charges, he bailed on what was supposed to be a joint venture, leaving 50 Cent holding the reigns. ... 50 Cent Details Boxing Promotion Company's Bankruptcy

Another title for Taylor

Ireland's Katie Taylor outpointed Estelle Mossely to claim the 18th major title of her career at the European Games in Baku. ... Another title for Taylor

Warrington: I'll trump Selby

European featherweight champion Josh Warrington is confident of beating Joel Brunker in greater style than Lee Selby. ... Warrington: I'll trump Selby

Indian star Vijender turns pro

India's Olympic boxing hero Vijender Singh has turned professional. ... Indian star Vijender turns pro

Chagaev fires warning to Wilder

WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev warns WBC king Deontay Wilder of the threat coming from fighters from the east. ... Chagaev fires warning to Wilder

Murray reveals Langtree dream

Martin Murray is determined to defend a super-middleweight world title at Langtree Park next year. ... Murray reveals Langtree dream

Khan: Floyd messing up legacy

Amir Khan believes Floyd Mayweather Jr is in danger of 'messing up his own legacy' if he continues to refuse to fight him. ... Khan: Floyd messing up legacy

De La Hoya rules out comeback

Six-weight world champion Oscar De La Hoya has finally ruled out making a comeback at the age of 42. ... De La Hoya rules out comeback

KIA head coach Manny Pacquiao. -- Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA, Philippines Apart from his role of playing coach in the PBA, boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao now has another basketball-related responsibility -- as team manager in the NCAA. Letran College athletic director and NCAA management committee representative Fr. ... KIA head coach Manny Pacquiao. -- Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com

Murray back with a bang

Martin Murray hooks a punishing left into the body of George Bersoshvili in the second round of Friday's win in Liverpool. Picture: Lawrence Lustig WARRINGTON-based boxer Martin Murray will make a quick return to the ring following his emphatic two-round demolition of George Beroshvili in Liverpool on his super middleweight debut, writes Mike Critchley. ... Murray back with a bang

Bradley wins amid controversy

Timothy Bradley ended Jessie Vargas' unbeaten record amid controversy to claim the interim WBO welterweight title. ... Bradley wins amid controversy

Four new faces join Matchroom

Commonwealth champion Callum Johnson, Marcus Morrison, Reece Bellotti and Jake Ball have all joined Matchroom Boxing. ... Four new faces join Matchroom

Murray added to Quigg bill

Martin Murray has been added to the Scott Quigg v Kiko Martinez and Anthony Crolla v Darleys Perez undercard on July 18. ... Murray added to Quigg bill

Crolla chasing the dream

Anthony Crolla admits it will take a "career-best" performance to cap a fairytale return to the ring with a world title. ... Crolla chasing the dream

Linares camp consider Mitchell

WBC world lightweight champion Jorge Linares may hand Kevin Mitchell a rematch - but his camp say it will be in Venezuela. ... Linares camp consider Mitchell

Abraham rules out defeat

Arthur Abraham has dismissed the possibility of losing his WBO world super-middleweight title to Robert Stieglitz. ... Abraham rules out defeat

Mayweather Sr slams Broner

Floyd Mayweather Sr has launched a stinging attack on Adrien Broner in the wake of his points defeat to Shawn Porter. ... Mayweather Sr slams Broner

Hopkins targets career finale

Bernard Hopkins - the oldest fighter to unify titles in any weight division - is planning to fight once more. ... Hopkins targets career finale

Ogogo to return on July 18

Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo will make his return to professional boxing on July 18 after a year out. ... Ogogo to return on July 18

Jenkins promises backlash

Chris Jenkins will take out his frustrations when he meets Tyrone Nurse for the British light-welterweight title on July 18. ... Jenkins promises backlash

Hatton backing Flanagan bid

Former world champion Ricky Hatton has backed fellow Mancunian Terry Flanagan to win the WBO lightweight title. ... Hatton backing Flanagan bid

Hearn hints at Klitschko-Fury bid

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has hinted he may make a purse bid for Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury. ... Hearn hints at Klitschko-Fury bid

Top Rank lawsuit claims promoter Al Haymon is plotting boxing monopoly

Established boxing promoter Bob Arum and his company Top Rank Inc. on Wednesday announced a legal fistfight to test powerful boxing manager Al Haymon's Premier Boxing Champions operation. Seeking more than $100 million in damages and an injunction to stop Haymon's "predatory practices" in a 50-page lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Top Rank attorneys detail a litany of steps they claim Haymon has taken to thumb his nose at the mandated separation between manager and promot ... Top Rank lawsuit claims promoter Al Haymon is plotting boxing monopoly

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather -- Promoter Sues Manager for $100 Mil ... He's 'Rigging Boxing'

Manny Pacquiao 's manager Bob Arum is declaring war on Floyd Mayweather 's promoter -- claiming the guy is "rigging the boxing industry" ... and taking aim at everyone, including Jay Z ... this according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports . Arum's Top Rank boxing promotions company just filed a $100 MILLION lawsuit against Al Haymon -- who many consider the most powerful man in boxing. ... Pacquiao vs. Mayweather -- Promoter Sues Manager for $100 Mil ... He's 'Rigging Boxing'

Keith Idec's boxing index

FEATURED FIGHT: Keith Thurman vs. Luis Collazo. Thurman deserves a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr., but the WBA welterweight title-holder will have to settle for facing Collazo on July 11 in Tampa, Fla. ... Keith Idec's boxing index

Spike calls out champions

Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan has called out all world middleweight champions and branded Chris Eubank Jr 'a gutless coward.' ... Spike calls out champions

Floyd Mayweather is a big spender, De La Hoya comeback, no Porter and Broner II: Boxing notes

Adrien Broner is talking up his rematch with Shawn Porter of Northeast Ohio. The problem: Broner is the only one talking about it. ... Floyd Mayweather is a big spender, De La Hoya comeback, no Porter and Broner II: Boxing notes

Cotto-Alvarez set for November

WBC world middleweight champion Miguel Cotto is likely to fight Saul Alvarez in November, according to his camp. ... Cotto-Alvarez set for November

Sporting Life On Facebook

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

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Named Biggest Douchebag From Michigan [GIFs]

That's right. Grand Rapids native and professional boxing champion Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. has been selected by Thrillist as the biggest douchebag from Michigan . ... Floyd Mayweather Jr. Named Biggest Douchebag From Michigan [GIFs]

White House Brief: Things to know about Jim Webb

Jim Webb has built a long career as a soldier, writer, Navy secretary under President Ronald Reagan and a U.S. senator from Virginia. Webb's next chapter will include a plotline that could be out of a novel - as a longshot on a quixotic quest to defeat the established Democratic front-runner, Hillary Rodham Clinton. ... White House Brief: Things to know about Jim Webb

Welterweight wins by Porter, Bradley, put Guerrero's squeaker in perspective

Late-June victories by Shawn Porter and Timothy Bradley have solidified the welterweight picture enough to provide perspective on Robert Guerrero 's disappointingly close early June victory over a journeyman, Aron Martinez. Bradley, who has pretty much outshone everyone he's fought except Manny Pacquiao, was the aggressor throughout in a unanimous decision victory June 27 over previously unbeaten Jessie Vargas, although he had to survive a near-knockdown in the 12th round and got a break whe ... Welterweight wins by Porter, Bradley, put Guerrero's squeaker in perspective

Eggington predicts a tear-up

Commonwealth welterweight champion Sam Eggington is looking forward to meeting Glenn Foot head later this month. ... Eggington predicts a tear-up

Sporting Life boxing schedule

There are some huge fights planned for the remainder of the year with Scott Quigg fighting Kiko Martinez in July. ... Sporting Life boxing schedule

Sporting Life Best Bets of the Day

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

Marysol Castro Joins ESPN as Host of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN

Marysol Castro Joins ESPN as Host of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN Todd Grisham and Bernardo Osuna to Serve as Reporters Nigel Collins to Provide Social Media Content, Insight and Analysis Noche de Combates' Team of Commentators to Lead PBC's Coverage on ESPN Deportes Marysol Castro has joined ESPN as host of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN and will make her debut when the series premieres live in prime time Saturday, July 11, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. Castro, who will be on site for all PBC ... Marysol Castro Joins ESPN as Host of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN

How The Biggest Fight In UFC History Fell Apart

Jose Aldo vs Conor McGregor was supposed to be the biggest fight in UFC history, and it had the makings of something that would actually deliver . A volcanic rivalry between a shit-talking Irish hothead and a stoic Brazilian badass? Check. ... How The Biggest Fight In UFC History Fell Apart

Smith battles for points win

Callum Smith preserved his unbeaten record with a points win over Christopher Rebrasse in Liverpool. ... Smith battles for points win

Mayweather to Make $220M+ from Pacquiao Fight

Ricketts said Wednesday that he feels st... -- A 68-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital after he was attacked by a six- to seven-foot shark Wednesday off the coast of Okracoke Island in Nort... -- The final countdown to Sunday's christening of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge kicked off Wednesday with the release of the newborn princess&... For the week ending June 28, 2015, rainfall of 1 inch or more was recorded in portions of north central Nebraska as well as southeast ... Mayweather to Make $220M+ from Pacquiao Fight

Hot Dog Eating Showdown Between Legends Could Be In The Works

Rumors and stomachs are swirling after eight-time world hot dog eating champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut revealed that there may be a face-off against disgraced gustatory legend Takeru Kobayashi in the works. Chestnut leaked the news -- albeit before reaching a final deal with Kobi -- Wednesday in an interview with the New York Daily News . ... Hot Dog Eating Showdown Between Legends Could Be In The Works
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