Fighting

Jake Paul's net worth has funded lavish lifestyle including $7m mansion

Jake Paul may be hitting the headlines as a professional boxer – but he made his fortune a long way from the ring. The 24-year-old takes on Ben Askren tonight in his third fight as he bids to become the new face of the sport. But he is still known to most of his fans as a social media star who launched his career on Vine and who shot to

Jake Paul's purse for Ben Askren bout sees him earn less than undercard fighter

Jake Paul may be the headline act of tonight's boxing action. But the YouTube star-turned-boxer won't be walking away with the biggest payday of the fighters on the card. That's because former WBA world champion Regis Prograis, 32, will scoop a whopping £615,000 plus a cut of the pay-per-view bonuses after his fight with Ivan Redkach. Paul will only earn £500,000 for his fight with former UFC star Ben Askren

Frank Warren says Liam Williams can beat Demetrius Andrade despite judge dispute

Liam Williams has to go out tonight and show he doesn't need the judges to beat Demetrius Andrade. There was a big problem getting a UK judge out to Florida for the WBO middleweight title. In the end we were told it wasn't allowed due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. That is not ideal but I believe Williams can go out there and ensure it doesn't matter in the end.

Conor McGregor's true personality behind the scenes - as told by his opponents

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Conor McGregor is certainly a controversial figure in the world of UFC. Love him or hate him, the Irishman has dramatically raised the profile of the sport in short space of time. There are plenty involved in UFC who find McGregor overconfident and someone who rambles on far too much, but there

David Allen confirms return to boxing after announcing retirement in November

David Allen has confirmed he is resuming his boxing career, just five months after announcing his retirement from the sport. The Doncaster heavyweight had declared that he would not fight again last November after a scheduled bout on the Conor Benn-Sebastian Formella bill fell through. But the 29-year-old now intends to make a low-key return, ruling out fights against rival contenders in the near future. Speaking on his Instagram account,

Ben Askren asks fans to pay him to CHOKE Jake Paul in boxing fight

Ben Askren has jokingly offered fans the chance to pay him to choke Jake Paul in their upcoming boxing match. Former Bellator Champion and UFC fighter Askren is switching codes this weekend to take on YouTuber Jake Paul in a professional bout. An ex-Olympic wrestler, Askren was much better known for his grappling than his striking during his MMA days. And it seems the 36-year-old would love to be able

Shields to make PFL debut vs. Elkin on June 10

LOS ANGELES — Two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields has a date and an opponent for her mixed martial arts debut with the Professional Fighters League. Shields will fight Brittney Elkin on June 10, the PFL announced Wednesday (TV: 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+; 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2). The bout in Atlantic City, New Jersey, will be the beginning of Shields’ daunting quest to add MMA titles to her boxing

Conor McGregor tells son, 3, to 'punch' another kid in the mouth during pep talk

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox Conor McGregor urged his three-year-old son to 'punch' another kid in the mouth in a video shared online by the Irish fighter. McGregor, who has 39million Instagram followers, posted a short clip of himself and his family relaxing on the beach. In the video, it appears McGregor's son – Conor Jr. –

Shannon Courtenay stands by Ebanie Bridges criticism after memorable world title fight

Shannon Courtenay still believes that Ebanie Bridges tried to sell their world title clash for the ‘wrong reasons’ but was glad to deliver ‘one of the best female fights’. Courtenay was crowned as the new WBA bantamweight champion after she defeated Bridges by unanimous decision following a punishing fight at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday night. The Watford boxer had become embroiled in a heated dispute with Bridges, who

Joseph Parker can edge closer to world title fight next year if he defeats Derek Chisora, says promoter Eddie Hearn

Joseph Parker will be on the brink of challenging for a “fragmented” world heavyweight belt if he can demolish Derek Chisora’s lingering title ambitions, says promoter Eddie Hearn. The New Zealander faces Chisora on May 1, live on Sky Sports Box Office, and victory would strengthen his lofty position in the rankings; he’s third with the WBO and sixth with both the IBF and WBC. Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury