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Keith Thurman’s split-decision win over Danny Garcia blends welterweight claims

Keith Thurman integrates the WBA and WBA welterweight entitlements with split-decision win over Danny Garcia in Brooklyn Keith Thurman deftly sidestepped one catch after the other to outpoint Danny Garcia and hit to the top of the welterweight pecking order. Thurman, the undefeated puncher from Floridas Gulf Coast nicknamed One-Time, hurt Garcia in the opening round, improved an early lead …

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Screaming Conor McGregor ridicules Floyd Mayweather at Las Vegas weigh-in

Conor McGregor ridiculed Floyd Mayweather at the Las Vegas weigh-in as both fighters prepared the weight We have a fight. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor both realise the heavines before their much-anticipated junior middleweight showdown on Saturday night in Las Vegas. McGregor was first on the scale of assessments on Friday at the T-Mobile Arena and weighed in at 153 …

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Jon Jones’ UFC suspension increased after bureaucrats discover results of drug exam

Jones, 28, tested positive for clomiphene and letrozole, and will remain dangled until formal hearing later in the year Jon Joness suspension from the octagon has been extended after officials revealed on Monday that the UFC whiz tested positive for two censored estrogen blockers, clomiphene and letrozole. The Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed that Jones had clomiphene and letrozole in …

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Life mocks Rocky as little-known Jeff Horn teaches Manny Pacquiao a lesson

Horn, a former Brisbane school teacher, was nearly ruled out after a pummelling from Pacquiao in the ninth, but pushed back for a famed victory The eighth instalment of the Rocky series was unexpectedly liberated on Sunday afternoon in Brisbane when former “teachers ” Jeff Horn defeated boxing lore Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous decided not to triumph the WBO …

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Conor McGregor praises Floyd Mayweather and says he has ‘tools’ for MMA

Conor McGregor has heaped adoration on Floyd Mayweather after their superfight last weekend Conor McGregor has heaped adoration on Floyd Mayweather after their superfight last weekend. It may be little stun that the UFC fighter has warm concerns for the boxer who helped him pay a minimum of $30 m from their bout but the build-up had been stormy with …

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UFC to cut 15% of staff three months after $4bn sale

Cuts to jobs come barely three months after $4bn sale to WME-IMG while officials say there is no immediate plans to reduce UFC event schedule Three months after changing hands for $4bn, UFC is making staff redundant. A UFC official said the layoffs represented under 15% of the workforce. A source confirmed that staff had already been laid off, and …

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Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields wins her professional debut

Two-times Olympic gold medalist defeats Franchon Crews by four-round unanimous decision in professional debut Claressa Shields attributed her decision to turn professional to a desire to build a legacy. So far, so good. The two-times Olympic gold medalist cruised to one-sided points win over Franchon Crews in a highly entertaining four-round super middleweight bout on the undercard of Saturdays light …

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The daylight I met Jake LaMotta, greatest middleweight ever, in New York

Its late September 1997 and Mark Collings, rookie boxing reporter, blags an interrogation with his hero for Esquire magazine I filled Jake LaMotta at his favourite restaurant, La Maganette, on the area of 50th and 3rd in Manhattan, two weeks after the deaths among Princess Diana in 1997. It was one of those molten hot late summertime New York daytimes, …

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‘Dirtbag’: Conor McGregor’s former sparring partner resumes attack

A week after walking out of Conor McGregors training camp, his former sparring partner has launched into another attack on the Irishman A week after walking out of Conor McGregors training camp, his former sparring partner has launched into another attack on the Irishman. Paulie Malignaggi was helping McGregor to prepare for his fight with former boxing world champion Floyd …

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