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Manny Pacquiao: Conor McGregor talks have begun, says assistant Manny Pacquiao: Conor McGregor talks have begun, says assistant

Manny Pacquiao: Conor McGregor talks have begun, says assistant

By 2 months ago

Pacquiao (right) lost in 2015 to Mayweather, the only man McGregor has previously fought in professional boxingManny Pacquiao’s special assistant says that the eight-weight world champion hopes to fight Conor McGregor in 2021.Jayke Joson added that a “huge portion” of Pacquiao’s earnings would go to help coronavirus victims in the 41-year-old’s native Philippines.Former two-weight UFC…

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UFC 253: Could Israel Adesanya become UFC’s next transcendent superstar? UFC 253: Could Israel Adesanya become UFC’s next transcendent superstar?

UFC 253: Could Israel Adesanya become UFC’s next transcendent superstar?

By 2 months ago

Adesanya (left) goes into his fight against Paulo Costa with a record of 19 wins and zero lossesIn a story that reads like it was plucked from one of his beloved comic books, undefeated UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya looks destined to transcend the sport.Earlier this month, he joined global football star Neymar in signing…

Fight Talk: Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul, Oleksandr Usyk, Derek Chisora, Mike Tyson Fight Talk: Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul, Oleksandr Usyk, Derek Chisora, Mike Tyson

Fight Talk: Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul, Oleksandr Usyk, Derek Chisora, Mike Tyson

By 2 months ago

In this week’s Fight Talk we look at reports American great Floyd Mayweather has been approached by YouTuber Logan Paul to take part in an exhibition fight later this year. We also discuss the heavyweight clash between Briton Derek Chisora and Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk, while former heavyweight king Mike Tyson, 54, nearly takes his coach’s…

All or Nothing: Jose Mourinho’s soft side, and Danny Rose wants answers All or Nothing: Jose Mourinho’s soft side, and Danny Rose wants answers

All or Nothing: Jose Mourinho’s soft side, and Danny Rose wants answers

By 3 months ago

Jose Mourinho had a tough winter with TottenhamTo some, the first three episodes of All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur were more ‘All or Nothing: Jose Mourinho’.There’s no let-up in the next three.We see a softer side to Mourinho, Danny Rose speaking his mind in the manager’s office, and a massive injury list piling the pressure…

Coronavirus: Fitness industry ‘devastated’ by lockdown Coronavirus: Fitness industry ‘devastated’ by lockdown

Coronavirus: Fitness industry ‘devastated’ by lockdown

By 3 months ago

Image copyright Gym01 Image caption Gareth Johnson with striking coach Michael Lucy The fitness industry has been “devastated'” by the Covid-19 pandemic, the trade body UKActive has warned.It is calling for government support for sports and leisure facilities, similar to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme for the food sector.Its suggestions include a VAT…

WATCH: Ivanka Trump delivers remarks at 2020 RNC WATCH: Ivanka Trump delivers remarks at 2020 RNC

WATCH: Ivanka Trump delivers remarks at 2020 RNC

By 3 months ago

Transcript for Ivanka Trump delivers remarks at 2020 RNC Good evening. Before I begin, I want to send a special message to everyone who has been affected by hurricane Laura. Our hearts are with you. The president will continue to support you every step of the way. And just like Americans always do, the nation…

WATCH: President Donald Trump delivers speech at the 2020 RNC WATCH: President Donald Trump delivers speech at the 2020 RNC

WATCH: President Donald Trump delivers speech at the 2020 RNC

By 3 months ago

Transcript for President Donald Trump delivers speech at the 2020 RNC Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Friends, delegates and distinguished guests — please. I stand before you tonight honored by your support, proud of the extraordinary progress we have made together over the last four incredible years and brimming with…

Today in History

By 3 months ago

August 26, 2020, 4:00 AM5 min read Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 26, the 239th day of 2020. There are 127 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 26, 1968, the Democratic National Convention opened in Chicago; the four-day event that resulted in the nomination of Hubert H. Humphrey…

‘I’m knocking people out, I’ve got colourful hair and I’m talking a lot of smack’ ‘I’m knocking people out, I’ve got colourful hair and I’m talking a lot of smack’

‘I’m knocking people out, I’ve got colourful hair and I’m talking a lot of smack’

By 3 months ago

Sean O’Malley beat Eddie Wineland at UFC 250 in June to take his professional record to 12-0With his extravagant tattoos, explosive punching power, and huge, colourful hair, Sean O’Malley is perhaps the most flamboyant fighter in the UFC.Even his dog has got caught up in the hype.O’Malley went for a rainbow design in his hair…

UFC: Joanne Calderwood in hospital after loss to Jennifer Maia UFC: Joanne Calderwood in hospital after loss to Jennifer Maia

UFC: Joanne Calderwood in hospital after loss to Jennifer Maia

By 3 months ago

Joanne Calderwood suffered a first-round submissionScottish UFC fighter Joanne Calderwood had to be taken to hospital after fainting backstage following her defeat by Jennifer Maia in Las Vegas.The 33-year-old flyweight slumped while being assessed after her loss by submission in the co-main event at the UFC Vegas 5 event.Her manager, Danny Rubenstein, told MMA Fighting…

The UFC 4 rankings contain some shocks The UFC 4 rankings contain some shocks

The UFC 4 rankings contain some shocks

By 3 months ago

Irishman McGregor gets 4.5 stars overallEA Sports has revealed its fighter rankings for the new UFC game – and there are some surprises in the list.Probably the biggest news is 32-year-old Amanda Nunes taking top spot. The reigning women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion has dethroned legend Jon Jones for that accolade.The Lioness also pips the…

‘2021, it’s going off’ – Fury and Joshua’s chance meeting in Spain ‘2021, it’s going off’ – Fury and Joshua’s chance meeting in Spain

‘2021, it’s going off’ – Fury and Joshua’s chance meeting in Spain

By 4 months ago

In this week’s Fight Talk we look at Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua’s chance meeting in Spain, Mike Tyson rejects a $20m offer for a bare-knuckle fight, promoter Eddie Hearn says he wants to control boxing, rapper Tinie Tempah joins Dillian Whyte in his Portuguese training camp and Oleksandr Usyk has a message for opponent…

Muhammad Mokaev: Refugee on course to become youngest UFC champion Muhammad Mokaev: Refugee on course to become youngest UFC champion

Muhammad Mokaev: Refugee on course to become youngest UFC champion

By 4 months ago

I want to be the youngest UFC champion – MokaevFor mixed martial arts prospect Muhammad Mokaev, comparisons with UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov have been inevitable.Both come from the Russian republic of Dagestan and often wear its traditional papakha headpiece. They have similar fighting styles and are both unbeaten.But Mokaev’s skills were honed in the north…

Khabib Nurmagomedov: UFC lightweight champion to fight Justin Gaethje on 24 October Khabib Nurmagomedov: UFC lightweight champion to fight Justin Gaethje on 24 October

Khabib Nurmagomedov: UFC lightweight champion to fight Justin Gaethje on 24 October

By 4 months ago

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach Abdulmanap died earlier this monthLightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Justin Gaethje on 24 October, says UFC president Dana White.The undefeated Russian fighter, 31, has not been in the octagon since September’s defeat of Dustin Poirier.His father and coach, Abdulmanap, died earlier his month following complications caused by coronavirus.”It’s going…

Africa’s week in pictures: 17-23 July 2020 Africa’s week in pictures: 17-23 July 2020

Africa’s week in pictures: 17-23 July 2020

By 4 months ago

A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond: Image copyright EPA Image caption Cameroonian opposition supporters protest against French political influence outside European Union offices in Brussels on Friday. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption These Moroccan women wave from a boat as they return home from seasonal agricultural work…

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