Wilder improves record with TKO of Ortiz

American Deontay Wilder recovered from a seventh-round scare to retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight title on Saturday and keep intact his record of knocking out every opponent he has faced. Wilder knocked down Cuba’s Luis Ortiz three times in the fight, finishing off the previously unbeaten challenger with a right uppercut as the referee

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Wilder sentenced to community service

Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder was ordered to perform 60 hours of community service on Thursday after being found guilty of misdemeanor marijuana possession. The 32-year-old American, who last fought in November when he beat Haitian-Canadian Bermane Stiverne with a first-round knockout to retain his WBC heavyweight title, was arrested in Alabama last June. Wilder,

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Bellew, Haye announce London rematch

British rivals Tony Bellew and David Haye have agreed to a second instalment of their heavyweight grudge match in December. Former light-heavyweight and cruiserweight Bellew stepped up to the heavyweight class to hand former world champion Haye just the third defeat of his career in London in March. But Haye fought for five of their

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Rio Ferdinand confirms boxing switch

Rio Ferdinand has confirmed reports he is to become a professional boxer. The former Manchester United defender took to social media to announce that he was training to become a professional boxer early on Tuesday. The project, called ‘Defender to Contender’ will see the 38-year-old attain a British Boxing Board of Control (BBBOC) licence, with

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Conor McGregor been banned from fighting?

Conor McGregor has a bit of time to consider his options after earning an estimated £75m from his ‘fight of the century’ with Floyd Mayweather last weekend. He has at least two months before he is allowed anywhere near a combat sport. After being clubbed before being finally stopped against Mayweather in the 10th round,

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Mayweather outclass McGregor

Floyd Mayweather outclassed Conor McGregor to win their money-spinning superfight by technical knockout here Saturday, securing his place in boxing history to head into retirement with a record 50th straight victory. Former welterweight boxing champion Mayweather, who had come out of a two-year retirement to take on the Irish mixed martial arts star, bided his

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Mayweather, McGregor get ready for business

Conor McGregor vowed to destroy Floyd Mayweather here Wednesday as the two fighters faced off ahead of their money-spinning boxing duel that could become the richest fight in history. In stark contrast to their lurid, trash-talking global press tour last month, a subdued McGregor and a stern-looking Mayweather spoke respectfully as they looked ahead to

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