WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao on Friday kept alive hopes for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, saying the epic clash was “possible” but only if his arch rival returns to the ring.
The Filipino icon, 37, made a winning comeback from his brief retirement in November following his defeat to Mayweather last year in the richest fight in boxing history.
“If he will come back in boxing, there is a possible that there is a rematch, but right now we don’t […]
Retired unbeaten former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather says he has retired for good and has no hunger for a ring return, adding he has too much fun traveling the world.
Mayweather told USA Today in New York on Wednesday that he has no need for the money or glory another bout could offer, especially a rematch with 37-year-old Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao, whom he defeated 18 months ago.
“A lot of fighters in the sport of boxing may want to retire, but […]
Manny Pacquiao refused to rule out a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jnr after he outclassed Jessie Vargas to win the WBO welterweight title in the early hours of yesterday.
The Filipino puncher claimed a unanimous decision over the American at the Thomas and Mack Centre in Las Vegas.
Mayweather, who retired after his win over Andre Berto in September 2015, watched from ringside among a crowd of around 16,000 at the University of Nevada venue.
The former pound-for-pound king is rarely seen at […]
Manny Pacquiao announced his retirement seven months ago but after serving his first stint as a rookie senator, the fire was rekindled and the stage set for a return to boxing.
Pacquiao is hoping to reclaim the WBO welterweight title for the third time. But juggling two jobs, including his new gig as a full-time politician in the Philippine Senate, has cut into his training camp.
Pacquiao, who turns 38 next month, is going up against the younger WBO champ Jessie Vargas, […]
A mouthwatering world heavyweight title showdown early next year between Britain’s Anthony Joshua and former champion Wladimir Klitschko took a major step closer on Wednesday after the WBA sanctioned it.
The exciting Joshua, 27, who won the IBF title in April after it was voluntarily vacated by troubled compatriot Tyson Fury, must first come through the defence of his belt against solid journeyman Eric Molina in December in Manchester.
Joshua’s manager Eddie Hearn had originally hoped the Klitschko clash would take place […]
Britain’s Anthony Joshua will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) world heavyweight title against Eric Molina of the United States in Manchester on December 10, it was announced Tuesday.
There had been hopes that the unbeaten Joshua, 26, might face Wladimir Klitschko after the former heavyweight champion’s re-match with Tyson Fury, was postponed.
But contractual wrangles and a minor injury suffered by the Ukrainian scuppered the hopes of that bout taking place this year.
Molina, a 34-year-old Texan, has won 25 of his […]
Promoter Eddie Hearn is frustrated right now, and he is not at all convinced the fight that appeared so close to being made – Wladimir Klitschko versus Anthony Joshua – will actually happen this December as was planned/hoped.
Speaking with SkySports yesterday, Hearn said he is now waiting on the WBA, who will make a decision soon as to whether or not they will sanction Joshua against Klitschko.
Hearn, though, said he is “not hopeful,” and spoke of the growing rumours that […]
Anthony Joshua’s world title fight with Wladimir Klitschko, is yet to be confirmed, because both boxers are waiting to know if the WBA belt will be at stake.
IBF champion Joshua and Klitschko, have agreed to fight on December 10 at the Manchester Arena.
However, the Ukrainian wants to reclaim his WBA title after it was vacated by Tyson Fury . Both fighters have now submitted requests for the organisation to sanction the fight.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, is hoping to hear the […]
The British Boxing Board of Control has announced that Tyson Fury’s boxing licence has been suspended pending further investigation into anti-doping and medical issues.
The 28-year-old has vacated his WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles in order to focus on recovery.
The Manchester-born fighter reportedly tested positive for cocaine recently and he admitted in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that he takes the drug in order to cope with depression.
Fury was obligated to fight Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch after the […]
Tyson Fury has vacated his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles to deal with his “medical treatment and recovery”.
The Briton, 28, has admitted taking cocaine to deal with depression and looked set to lose his boxing licence.
He has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 and has twice withdrawn from scheduled rematches.
“I now enter another big challenge in my life which I know, like against Klitschko, I will conquer,” Fury said.
“I feel that it is only fair and […]
Anthony Joshua’s next opponent will be revealed next week according to promoter Eddie Hearn, with Wladimir Klitschko the hot favourite to fight the Brit.
Over the past days, Hearn has expressed his optimism that he would set up a contest for the two boxers, to contest for Joshua’s IBF world heavyweight title .
Asked when an announcement on Joshua’s next opponent can be expected, Hearn told Sky Sports: “Next week, for sure. We’re getting close now.
“Obviously a lot’s been happening in the […]