Messi and Ronaldo force whole new arena to be built for Joshua and Wilder fights

Bookmark Offbeat news from the world of sport Offbeat news from the world of sport We have more newsletters Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder have been KO’d by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The pair are in action this weekend in separate fights to tee up a potential 2024 showdown. And the bouts will be staged inside the newly-built Kingdom Arena here in Saudi Arabia that also staged Tyson Fury’s

Anthony Joshua says Tyson Fury's ex-trainer saw Otto Wallin weakness to exploit

Anthony Joshua believes Ben Davison can be the tactical key to ensuring he beats Otto Wallin and keeps alive his potential showdown with Deontay Wilder. The British heavyweight star has teamed up with Tyson Fury’s former trainer for his clash with Swedish star Wallin this weekend in Saudi Arabia. Joshua, 34, made the surprise switch to Fury’s former cornerman but insists he will continue to work long-term with American coach

Drake loses £200,000 bet on Leon Edwards vs Colby Covington UFC 296 fight

Tyson Fury praises Tom Aspinall after winning UFC heavyweight title Rap superstar Drake lost a whopping £250,000 (£200,000) betting on Leon Edwards to knock out Colby Covington at UFC 296 in Las Vegas. The ‘One Dance’ singer has a history of betting against Covington and previously backed the American to lose to Jorge Masvidal. The Canadian music star bet last year on Covington’s rival to beat him but lost out

Edwards brands Covington a 'dirty human being' after win at UFC 296

Leon Edwards brands Colby Covington a ‘dirty human being’ after UFC 296 win as he admits American’s vile pre-fight jibe about his late father reduced him to tears: ‘You can’t use that as entertainment’ Covington had joked about the death of Edwards’ father in leadup to the fight After prevailing via unanimous decision the Brit ripped into his bitter rival provides all the latest international sports news  Leon Edwards

Claressa Shields savage response as Alycia Baumgardner calls out all-time gre...

Claressa Shields has told Alycia Baumgardner she will fight – and beat – her at any weight class after being called out by the undisputed super featherweight world champion. Shields, the self-titled “GWOAT” or “Greatest woman of all time”, ruthlessly warned her fellow American she would make light work of her if they are to meet in the centre of the ring. Baumgardner is suspended after returning an adverse finding

Chris Eubank Jr LASHES OUT at his promoter in online rant

Chris Eubank Jr LASHES OUT at his promoter in online rant for trying to make him fight ‘a nobody’ after he ‘agreed’ to a middleweight world title shot… after talks over a grudge match with Conor Benn broke down Talks over a grudge match between Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn broke down Eubank Jr has now hit out at his promoter for trying to make him fight ‘a nobody’

Edwards issues chilling warning to Covington in final face-off

Leon Edwards issues chilling warning to Colby Covington in final face-off before UFC 296 headliners meet in huge main event, following American’s grim jibe about his late father Leon Edwards is evidently still seething at Colby Covington ahead of UFC 296 They had to be kept apart at the ceremonial weigh-ins with final face-off Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett MUST seize his moment in the UFC 296 limelight after seeing his career

UFC ring girl with huge net worth lays down shorts in retirement announcement

UFC ring girl Brittney Palmer has stepped away from the fight game by literally laying down her shorts. The brunette bombshell has been an ever-present fixture on the UFC roster since making her debut. Palmer, 36, picked up her fifth Ringcard Girl of the Year award at Thursday’s 2023 World MMA Awards. But the American model veteran revealed during her acceptance speech that UFC 296 this weekend would mark her

Leon Edwards shows no love for Colby Covington ahead of UFC title fight

Birmingham’s Leon Edwards, the reigning UFC welterweight champion, has lashed out at his upcoming opponent Colby Covington, calling him a ‘f****** weirdo’ ahead of their UFC 296 fight. This weekend’s main event in the UFC’s final pay-per-view card of the year will see a new challenge for Edwards, who has previously faced Kamaru Usman in the octagon in his last two bouts, beating him twice to secure and defend his

Conor McGregor squares up to former UFC champion ahead of comeback

Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor, who hasn’t stepped into the cage since his defeat by Dustin Poirier in 2021, is set to make a thrilling return to the Octagon in 2024 against Michael Chandler. However, he’s been seen squaring up to another fighter in former bantamweight champion Petr Yan. McGregor re-started USADA drug testing last month as he prepares to take on Chandler next summer. But the Irishman appeared to