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‘I did a whole lot of crying’: the spectacular fall and rise of Ronda Rousey

The ex-UFC champion opens up about her fall from the top of the sporting landscape, her eclectic second act and how to prepare for the apocalypse Ronda Rousey was once again situated on the dais to promote an event she’s prominently featured in, but this time the other participants weren’t fighters. They weren’t even fellow WWE wrestlers, though she would …

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Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas fight to draw as Gervonta Davis wins back title

Broner and Vargas fought to a 12-round majority draw in a welterweight fight Saturday night at the Barclays Center fought at a 144lb catch-weight Adrien Broner and Jessie Vargas fought to a 12-round majority draw in a welterweight fight Saturday night at the Barclays Center. Judge Julie Lederman scored the fight 115-113 for Broner, and Eric Marlinski and Kevin Morgan …

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Boxing hall of famer Pernell Whitaker dies at age of 55 in car accident

Pernell Whitaker, widely considered to be one of the greatest defensive boxers of all time, has died after being hit by a car Pernell Whitaker, widely considered to be one of the greatest defensive boxers of all time, has died after being hit by a car. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said Whitaker was killed as he crossed …

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Floyd Mayweather’s record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0

The Thai champion defended his WBC minimumweight title on Wednesday to improve to 50-0, equalling the retired Mayweathers career mark Floyd Mayweather’s most cherished record is no longer his alone. The Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin improved to 50-0 on Wednesday, equaling Mayweather’s career mark with a fifth-round knockout of Panama’s Leroy Estrada in defense of the WBC minimumweight title he’s …

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Terence Crawford batters Jeff Horn to capture WBO welterweight title

Terence Crawford is a three-division world champion after stopping Australias Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight title on Saturday night in Las Vegas Terence Crawford is a three-division world champion after stopping Australia’s Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight title on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs) battered the champion for eight rounds before finally dropping him …

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The world champion who survived boxing and thrived in Hollywood

Michael Bentt was forced into boxing by his domineering father but now he is plotting his own path among the stars The former WBO heavyweight champion, Michael Bentt, is taking a break from writing a screenplay. He expresses himself on stage and screen as an actor and director these days, but thoughts of his life in boxing are never far …

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‘I’m ready right now’: Wilder wants Joshua after surviving Ortiz scare

The WBC heavyweight champion survived a pummeling from Luis Ortiz before knocking out the challenger in the 10th round Saturday night All the valid questions surrounding Deontay Wilder – about his pedigree, his technique, the level of his competition and the legitimacy of his claim to the heavyweight championship of the world – came to a dramatic head on Saturday …

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Canelo Álvarez signs richest contract in sport history, worth $365m

Canelo lvarez has signed the largest contract in the history of sport, agreeing a five-year, 11-fight deal worth at least $365m with streaming service DAZN Canelo Álvarez has signed the largest contract in the history of sport, agreeing a five-year, 11-fight deal worth at least $365m with streaming service DAZN. The move comes after DAZN, which only launched in the …

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