Fighting

The whole boxing world will be watching Shakur Stevenson's gentle Vegas return

Shakur Stevenson gets boxing back underway behind closed doors in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The WBO featherweight ­champion was two days from ­defending his belt on March 14 when the fight was pulled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. He returns in a gentle 10-rounder at junior lightweight. Felix ­Caraballo is not the challenge here. The bill is effectively a dress rehearsal to test how best to proceed. We will be

Joanna Jedrzejczyk lifts lid on her injury hell against Zhang Weili: ‘I looked like a zombie’

Joanna Jedrzejczyk has admitted that she “looked like a zombie” after losing her brutal UFC Women’s Strawweight title fight with China’s Zhang Weili earlier this year. Jedrzejczyk dropped a split decision against the Chinese champion and was left with an enormous haematoma on her face following the fight. Both fighters were taken to hospital after the slug-fest, which was later named UFC 248’s fight of the night. Download the new

Pacquiao could face undefeated Crawford this year, says promoter Arum

‘We’re in serious talks’: Manny Pacquiao could face undefeated WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford in Bahrain this year, according to promoter Bob Arum Crawford has been chasing a fight against Pacquiao or Errol Spence Jr Promoter Bob Arum says the showdown could take place this year Pacquiao, 41, currently holds the WBA super welterweight title Manny Pacquiao is in ‘serious talks’ over a mega-fight with undefeated WBO welterweight champion Terence

Kevin McBride details win over Mike Tyson and how he beat legendary fighter

The last man to face off with Mike Tyson in a professional boxing ring has detailed how he beat the fearsome former world heavyweight champion. Kevin McBride met Tyson at the MCI Center in Washington in 2005 at the back end of his opponent's distinguished career. Tyson – who is planning another ring return – was already past his best having just been defeated by Brit Danny Williams the year

Joshua vows to make eight-year transition into retirement

‘When boxing departs I’m not going to crumble – I always have plans to develop as a businessman’: Anthony Joshua vows to make eight-year transition into retirement as world champion plans for life after boxing Anthony Joshua is hoping to make an eight-year ‘transition’ into retirement The heavyweight champion is planning to support more philanthropic initiatives He is also planning to develop as a businessman after hanging up the gloves

Mike Tyson offered £900,000 for rematch with Peter McNeeley

ANOTHER former foe comes out of the woodwork!: Mike Tyson offered £900,000 for rematch with 1995 opponent Peter McNeeley amid 53-year-old’s rumoured comeback Mike Tyson has been offered £900,000 for a rematch with Peter McNeeley  Tyson defeated McNeeley in just 89 seconds in the original fight in 1995  The 53-year-old has been in training during lockdown amid a comeback McNeeley is the latest of past opponents offer the heavyweight a

UFC champ Jones blasts White over claims he wanted 'absurd' money

‘Absolute b******t! UFC champ Jon Jones blasts Dana White over claims he wanted ‘absurd’ money to fight Francis Ngannou… but the UFC president has called for a lie detector test to prove who is telling the truth Jon Jones has been looking to take on Francis Ngannou in a heavyweight bout But UFC lightweight champion has struggled in negotiations with Dana White Jones claims he was not offered enough money to

Jonathan Kumuteo has beaten rare skin condition and the odds to turn pro

Adversity, heart and courage are characteristics often associated with boxing. Drawing the power to lift yourself off the canvas from a thunderous right hand, or finding the reserves to grit your teeth and battle through the final round. For Jonathan Kumuteo, those scenarios have, in many ways, already played out even before stepping into a professional ring for the first time. But instead of gritting his teeth to get through

Undertaker takes dig at WWE legend Hulk Hogan over shady confrontation from the past

The Undertaker suggested Hulk Hogan was exaggerating an injury he claimed he suffered during one of their matches back in 1991. Undertaker’s celebrated 30-year career in WWE kicked off in 1990 and he soon climbed up to the top thanks to his immense figure, stunning in-ring skills and intimidating character. Taker performed as a demonic and supernatural figure that brought chills down the spines of every fan watching the show

Mike Tyson was as dangerous as any heavyweight - but he must stay retired

So Iron Mike is coming back? I’m sorry to tell you but the machine that changed the face of boxing 30-odd years ago no longer exists. Looking ripped on the pads at 53 is impressive but it is not prize fighting. I would even caution against exhibition bouts. Remember Tyson’s career ended on a stool 15 years ago after six rounds coming second to Kevin McBride. I prefer to remember