Scorecard: Lebedev dominates Flanagan, retains 200-pound title

[ad_1] A roundup of the past week’s notable boxing results from around the world: Sunday at Ekaterinburg, Russia Denis Lebedev W12 Mark FlanaganRetains a cruiserweight titleScores: 120-107, 119-108 (twice)Records: Lebedev (30-2, 22 KOs); Flanagan (22-5, 15 KOs) From the oval to the ring to the lanes to the mud of Churchill Downs, these athletes faced […]

Mayweather asks IRS for reprieve, cites bout

[ad_1] Floyd Mayweather says he can’t pay off his 2015 tax liability until after he gets some money from his Aug. 26 fight against Conor McGregor. The boxer filed a Tax Court petition on July 5 that asks the IRS to allow him a reprieve until the fight. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will […]

Mayweather, McGregor Already Engaging in Mind Games

[ad_1] As the world awaits this week’s four city, three-country tour to officially announce the Aug. 26 bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, many believe this quartet of face-to-face meetings between the future boxing Hall of Famer and the UFC lightweight champion may constitute Round One of their fight. Yet while former two division […]

Mayweather-McGregor Toronto event moved to Budweiser Stage

[ad_1] Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor World Tour Event in Toronto Moved to Budweiser Stage Due to Overwhelming Demand from Fight Fans Wednesday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m./4:30 p.m. EDT (Doors) TORONTO (Saturday, July 8) – Due to the overwhelming response from fight fans in Los Angeles and New York City, who grabbed nearly 30,000 […]

Ronda Rousey details home burglary, says her Olympic rings and guns were stolen

[ad_1]  BY RACHEL DESANTIS, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Ronda Rousey lost her Olympic rings, several guns and a whole lot of headphones after a pair of skateboarding punks broke into her house. The UFC star detailed the April burglary of her Venice Beach, Calif., home, and explained that the thieves had unfortunate timing — they […]

Justin Gaethje defeats Michael Johnson in stunning fashion in UFC debut

[ad_1] By Todd Martin, Los Angeles Times For years, Justin Gaethje built a reputation as one of the most exciting fighters in MMA. In the World Series of Fighting promotion, he built an undefeated record through a series of electric performances and thrilling contests. Lingering over Gaethje was always the question of how he would perform […]

UFC 213/TUF Finale Fantasy Rewind

[ad_1] An unexpected change to the UFC 213 main event didn’t stop the interim middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero from turning into a five-round instant classic. The two fighters were bumped up to the headline spot on Saturday and did not disappoint, with Romero storming out of the gate with a […]

UFC 213 Talking Points: Whittaker, Bisping, Romero & Pettis

[ad_1] UFC events that are struck by disappointing circumstances tend to rise up and deliver more than anyone expected. UFC 213 lost its highly hyped main event just hours before doors opened at T-Mobile Arena when Amanda Nunes was forced to pull out of her title fight with Valentina Shevchenko due to illness. Despite the absence […]

Lebedev tops Flanagan by unanimous decision

[ad_1] YEKATERINBURG, Russia — Russian boxer Denis Lebedev won by unanimous decision against Australia’s Mark Flanagan on Sunday to retain his WBA super world cruiserweight title. Lebedev was in control of the fight throughout, dictating a slow pace and relying on his counterattacking skills. He knocked Flanagan down in the ninth round. Lebedev’s successful voluntary […]