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Eddie Hearn Confirms Katie Taylor Will Face WBA Lightweight Champ On October 28th

As expected, Katie Taylor will challenge for world honours on the undercard of IBF and WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s title fight with Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28th. Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn announced today that the Bray boxer’s opponent will be WBA lightweight champion Anahi Esther Sanchez of Argentina. Delighted to announce @KatieTaylor …

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Pics: Gilbert Melendez’s Leg Is In A Predictably Awful State After Being Butchered By Jeremy Stephens At UFC 215

Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens was the author of a pretty sensational performance on Saturday night at UFC 215 – perhaps the best of his entire career – as he comprehensively out-struck former two-time Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez over 3 lopsided rounds.  Despite losing by very wide margins – the total deficit across the three scorecards was some 13 points …

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Courtney Lawes

Courtney Lawes Claims Lions Galvanised By Arrogance Of New Zealand Fans And Media

Everyone knows that New Zealand rugby fans have high standards and great expectations. Three World Cup victories and decades of the All Blacks carrying the tag of the most feared team in all of sport have fostered such sentiment. According to Northampton Saints and England lock Courtney Lawes, however, the success of the team has also created downright arrogance among …

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Conor McGregor Is Being Sued Over Can-Slinging Incident During Infamous UFC 202 Presser Melee

Over a year on from Nate Diaz’s bird-flipping, swear-slinging, bottle-tossing departure from the UFC 202 final press conference, from Dana White’s desperate pleas with Conor McGregor not to respond in kind and from McGregor’s subsequent decision to complete ignore the UFC president, we are still finding new reasons to talk about the most infamous presser melee in MMA history. While …

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Watch: Pound For Pound Rated Roman Gonzalez Spectacularly KO’d By Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

Back in March, Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai scored a colossal upset at Madison Square Garden in New York City, becoming the first man to ever inflict a defeat upon Roman Gonzalez. Gonzalez went into the bout with a gleaming 46-0 record, having won titles in four divisions. ‘Chocolatito’ was the darling of the diehards and considered by many to be …

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Twitter Reacts As Amanda Nunes Retains Title Via Decision After Tactical Battle With Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko was absolutely livid in Edmonton on Saturday night when Bruce Buffer revealed that two of the three judges scoring her fight with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes believed the Brazilian had just about done enough through five rounds to retain her title. And she didn’t hide that fact in a passionate, intense, and, frankly, quite scary post-fight …

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One Of McGregor’s Recent Sparring Partners Almost Caused A Huge Upset Last Night In Vegas

Dashon Johnson, who spent a number of weeks working as a sparring partner to Conor McGregor ahead of the UFC lightweight champion’s professional boxing debut last month, almost caused a huge upset against Peter ‘Kid Chocolate’ Quillin in Las Vegas on Friday night. Johnson, who took the light-heavyweight bout on just a few days notice and went in sporting an …

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John Giles Absolutely Tears Into Robbie Savage Over Recent Comments About Irish Side

Robbie Savage’s recent criticism of RTÉ’s Eamon Dunphy, his claims that Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side can be labelled overachievers if they even finish third in their 2018 World Cup Qualification group, and his suggestion that only one current Irish player – the recovering Seamus Coleman – is good enough to fit into the Welsh team have obviously drawn the ire …

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Watch: Michael ‘Venom’ Page Took A Cheeky Swipe At Conor McGregor Earlier This Week

Bellator MMA welterweight star Michael ‘Venom’ Page took a cheeky little swipe at UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor during a press conference in London earlier this week. It was announced in July that Page had signed with Hayemaker Ringstar and that he intended to attempt the difficult transition from the MMA cage to the boxing ring at some point before …

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Kavanagh Doesn’t Expect McGregor To Return To The Octagon In 2017

Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh doesn’t foresee his charge returning to action before the year is out. McGregor’s professional boxing debut on August 26th ended in defeat, as he was stopped inside ten rounds by returning former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Though the Irishman has refused to rule out …

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Faber And Garbrandt Accuse Dillashaw Of Disgraceful Cheap Shot On Ex-Teammate

Team Alpha Male(TAM) founder Urijah Faber and reigning UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt claim that a cheap shot from T.J. Dillashaw in sparring was responsible for a concussion that has severely hampered the career of TAM bantamweight Chris Holdsworth. Holdsworth won the 18th season of The Ultimate Fighter(TUF) back in late 2013, submitting the U.K’s Davey Grant in the final. He …

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Michael Conlan To Face Unbeaten American In Fourth Pro Outing Later This Month

Online boxing records database Boxrec have confirmed that Ireland’s Michael Conlan will face unbeaten American Kenny Guzman on September 22nd at the Convention Center in Tuscon, Arizona. In his three pro bouts thus far, Conlan has struggled to show his true class against journeymen with spoiler mentalities. After his second outing in the paid ranks, a May bout against Mexico’s …

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