The Blueprint: Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

[ad_1] It was the impossible dream: Build a career in mixed martial arts, become a two-division world champion and UFC superstar and then secure a boxing match with the best boxer of this era. Conor McGregor lived up to all his boasts, won his titles, earned the fame and glory and earlier this month, got […]

Pacquiao was made to look old – now he should retire

[ad_1] Today should be the first day of Manny Pacquiao’s permanent retirement from boxing. On Sunday afternoon in Brisbane, he was pushed, hit, cut and made to look old, predictable and slow at times by an Australian called Jeff Horn. Pacquiao, now 38, had smiled his way through a pleasant stay in the Queensland city, […]

Horn eyeing Mayweather fight in Las Vegas

[ad_1] BRISBANE, Australia — Fresh from conquering “Pacquiao Mountain,” newly crowned welterweight champion Jeff Horn said he is eyeing a big-time fight in Las Vegas. Jeff Horn was a bloody mess by the end of Saturday night’s fight against Manny Pacquiao, but Horn left the ring as the new welterweight champ after claiming a shocking […]

Pacquiao-Horn by the numbers

[ad_1] A by-the-numbers look at the Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn WBO world welterweight championship fight: 1: Appearances (and wins) in world title fights by Jeff Horn 1: Title defenses Pacquiao has made as WBO world welterweight champion. The fight against Horn was Pacquiao’s first defense of this title. 3: Jeff Horn’s fights that have gone 10 […]

Sports world shocked by decision in Pacquiao-Horn fight

[ad_1] Shock and disappointment permeated social media on Saturday night as all three judges awarded Jeff Horn of Australia a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in the WBO world welterweight title bout held in Horn’s hometown of Brisbane. Several professional athletes from different sports took to Twitter to express their negative reactions […]

Buatsi makes impressive pro debut

[ad_1] Olympic bronze medalist Joshua Buatsi kicked off his professional career in winning style with a second-round stoppage of Cuban Carlos Mena. The 24-year-old, who impressed in reaching the semi-finals of the light heavyweight division in Rio last summer, was never troubled on debut at the O2 Arena in London. Mena, who came into the […]

UFC 213 card complete with addition of two bouts

[ad_1] A quartet of MMA prospects will make the walk to the Octagon for the first time on the sport’s biggest stage on July 8, as the UFC announced the final two bouts for next weekend’s UFC 213 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In a featherweight bout, 14-1 Michigan native Cody “The Spartan” […]