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Floyd Mayweather to earn at least $100m from Conor McGregor fight

Purses reveal disparity as UFC champ takes $30m minimum potentially rising to $75m while boxing great eyes $200m after all receipts known Floyd Mayweather will earn a minimum of $100m for Saturday’s junior middleweight boxing match with UFC champion Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena, matching the career-high guarantee he made for his 2015 megafight with Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather’s contracted …

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Arsenal draw a blank against Southampton to fall further off the pace

Arsène Wengers side were frustrated by a resolute Southampton team in a 0-0 draw in the Premier League at the Emirates For Arsenal a tremor that started as a festive flinch has turned into a full-on winter wobble. A goalless draw with Southampton on a fretful night at the Emirates leaves Arsène Wengers team without a goal in their past …

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Canelo Alvarez to miss respite of 2016 with fractured thumb

Mexican star shattered mitt during knockout victory over Liam Smith to fasten light-headed middleweight title on Saturday Canelo lvarez has fractured his right thumb, scrapping plans for a big December fight in New York City. The WBO light-colored middleweight champion held the trauma in the second round of his knockout victory over Liam Smith on Saturday night. Golden Boy Promotions …

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Floyd Mayweather offers new terms to fight UFC star Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather has told ESPN he wants to take on UFC star for $100m and added: Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants to fight – lets make it happen Floyd Mayweather has said he will come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor but only if he gets paid $100m (82m) and the Irish UFC star is prepared to …

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The forgotten story of … Jack Johnson’s fight with Oscar Wilde’s poet nephew

When the first black heavyweight world champion took on Oscar Wildes nephew in the ring two very different and compelling figures collided On 23 April 1916, a boxing match took place in Barcelona, between Jack Johnson and Arthur Cravan. In sporting terms it ran for six unmemorable rounds, was a terrible mismatch, and barely registers as a footnote in Johnsons …

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Liam Smith looks to upturn Canelo Álvarez’s best laid plans

Steve Brenner: Canelo lvarez infuriated fans by passing on a Gennady Golovkin showdown to fight the less heralded Liam Smith. Can the Liverpudlian make him pay? Everything adds up for Saul Canelo lvarez. Fast horses, even faster cars, the adulation of a boxing-mad nation and the owner of rapier-like fists which have propelled the Mexican to the very top of …

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Jake LaMotta: a flawed character alchemised by Raging Bull into a mythical figure

LaMotta was immortalised on screen by Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, but their brilliant 1980 movie remade boxing history in the process “Now, sometimes, at night, when I think back, I feel like I’m looking at an old black-and-white movie of myself. Why it should be black-and-white, I don’t know, but it is. Not a good movie, either, jerky, …

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‘I died tonight in the cage’: MMA fighter recovering after twice being revived

An American mixed-martial arts fighter says he temporarily died in the arena after he claimed his heart stopped and he suffered kidney failure An American mixed-martial arts fighter says he temporarily “died” in the arena after his heart stopped and he suffered kidney failure during a fight on Friday. Clovis “CJ” Hancock collapsed in a preliminary round of the Legacy …

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Angela Lee and MMA’s project to crack the $18tn-plus Asian market

The Canadian fighter is a heart-pounding talent, and could become a huge star in countries where martial arts are a huge part of the culture Angela Lee wants people to think of her as a typical young woman, but thats difficult to accept considering what shes already done. Im a normal person who happens to be a fighter and a …

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