Jessie Vargas feels Mikey Garcia fight is a 'do-or-die situation' for him

Every boxer wants a major world title. To win one is a lifelong accomplishment. That’s one of the reasons fighters put in the blood, the sweat and the tears for countless hours inside the gym.  Another thing boxers want: to fight against the marquee names in the sport and having their hand raised in victory. Jessie Vargas has accomplished the first thing. The 30-year-old is a former two-division world champion, beating Khabib Allakhverdiev to win the

Boxing news: Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury prediction, Conor McGregor message, Whyte’s vow

Boxing news – Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury prediction Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is adamant the unified heavyweight champion is more than capable of outboxing his WBC counterpart Tyson Fury. “You box him, you fight him, you fight him on the inside,” Hearn told Seconds Out when asked how Joshua would beat Fury. “You know what he’s going to do, you know he’s got the ability to do whatever

Meet the Melbourne boxer who is half the man he used to be

In his late 20s, Jayde Mitchell was 178 centimetres tall, working flat out running a concreting business, and weighed in at 130 kilograms. Six years later the Melbourne-based boxer is a svelte 76 kilograms and looking to build on a career record that stands at 20 wins, one loss, with 10 knockouts. Jayde Mitchell at training this week.Credit:Simon Schluter If he can beat Hungarian fighter Istvan Szili in Melbourne on

Martin Keown delivers damning Mikel Arteta verdict as Arsenal lose in Europe

Mikel Arteta failed to get a response out of an ‘unprofessional’ Arsenal side who were sent crashing out of the Europa League on Thursday night. That is the view of former Gunners defender Martin Keown, who says every single Gunners player could have done more against Olympiakos. Arteta’s men missed out on a spot in the last 16 despite leading 1-0 from the first leg in Athens last week. The

Harry Kane and Steph Houghton pen open letters to launch new FA campaign

Harry Kane and Steph Houghton have penned open letters to parents and spectators of youth football, as they help to launch the FA's 'Pledge for Positivity'. The FA has launched the Pledge of Positivity, encouraging those on the side-lines to support all players involved and respect referees, coaches and other spectators. It comes following a recent survey which found 88 percent of over 1,000 grassroots participants cited parents as a

Premiership Rugby in a standoff with the Six Nations

Premiership Rugby could end up in a standoff with the Six Nations over the release of players for Tests affected by Coronavirus as agreement only covers English players Ireland vs Italy has already been postponed and more cancellations are possible Premiership clubs are not obliged to release players that are not from England   As a result, players such as Italy flanker Jake Polledri could miss the matches  Premiership Rugby could

Odion Ighalo lifts lid on Man Utd pressure after scoring first goal

Odion Ighalo expressed his delight after he scored his first goal for Manchester United during Thursday's Europa League triumph over Club Brugge. Ighalo scored his side's second goal of the game as the Red Devils eased to a comfortable 5-0 win over the Belgian side in the second leg of their last-32 tie. It came during the 30-year-old's first start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side since joining on loan from

Odion Ighalo touching celebration explained as star scores Man Utd first goal

Odion Ighalo scored his first goal for Manchester United tonight and appeared to dedicate it to his late sister, who tragically passed away back in December. The 30-year-old made his full Red Devils debut in their 5-0 thrashing of Club Brugge at Old Trafford, getting on the scoresheet as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ’s men secured a place in the last 16 of the Europa League. After tapping home from close

Mikel Arteta admits his Arsenal players are ‘hurting lots’ after extra-time Europa League loss to Olympiacos

Mikel Arteta admitted that his Arsenal side are “hurting a lot” after they were knocked out of the Europa League by Olympiacos in extra time. Holding a slender 1-0 advantage from the first leg in Greece, Pape Abou Cisse forced extra-time with a 53rd-minute header at the Emirates Stadium. With the game closing in on a penalty shoot-out, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Mikel Artetta’s side 2-1 up on aggregate on the

Arsenal vs Olympiacos result: Five things we learned as the Gunners are knocked out of the Europa League

Arsenal were knocked out of the Europa League in dramatic circumstances, losing on away goals to Olympiacos. Mikel Arteta named a strong team to see the job through and the majority of possession went Arsenal’s way, but clear sights of goal were few and far between with Alexandre Lacazette’s strike rightly ruled out for a clear offside in the build-up. After the break, the Gunners seemed unable to click into top gear and