48-year-old Lewis, who was the last man to hold all four belts at heavyweight, has said he would be prepared to fight the younger of the Klitschko brothers but only for the biggest purse in boxing history
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Saturday 24 April 2010
Thursday 15 April 2010
Ricky Hatton says he is still lacking the hunger needed for a return to the ring. The former two-weight world champion, who has not fought since last May, appeared to end speculation he was to retire in January by announcing his intention to make a comeback this year.
Sunday 21 March 2010
Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Shane Mosley begin their stringent drugs-testing programme tomorrow in advance of their world-title fight on 1 May amid continuing rumours that a well-known British boxer has been taking the muscle-building human growth hormone, undetectable until recently. But the WBA heavyweight champion David Haye is among those who insist the sport in this country is clean – and so is he. "Whoever this guy is supposed to be, it's definitely not me," he tells us. "I have never taken drugs of any sort in my life and no one has approached me to do so. I am happy to be tested at any time. If it does happen, it is probably in gyms where there are body-builders who take steroids and stuff, and maybe they mix with those guys and get hooked. But I'm always in charge of the gyms I train in and no one would come in and offer me stuff. They wouldn't dare. If someone does know who this boxer is, they should tell the Board of Control and have him tested, but I believe boxing is absolutely clean in this country." Haye was speaking as he prepared for his first defence against the American John Ruiz in Manchester on 3 April, which is on Sky Box Office. This follows his slaying of the slothful Russian giant Nicolay Valuev. Haye says: "This is a fight I have to win because I don't want to be remembered as a one-hit wonder."
Saturday 13 March 2010
The Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wanted to pay a $25m site fee for the proposed Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fight, but when that deal collapsed in acrimony, he paid a lot less and will still get a fight with 45,000 fans tonight in his stadium.
Thursday 04 February 2010
Floyd Mayweather Jr, whose planned superfight with Manny Pacquiao fell apart last month over drug testing stipulations, will fight Shane Mosley on May 1, the boxer's promoter said yesterday.
Tuesday 02 February 2010
Manny Pacquiao was honoured as the fighter of the decade by the Boxing Writer's Association of America today, along with matching Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield by winning his third fighter of the year award.
Thursday 14 January 2010
Thursday 14 January 2010
Saturday 09 January 2010
Golf: Scotland's Martin Laird got his PGA Tour season started in fine style in Hawaii and immediately targeted a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team in 10 months. Laird ended the opening day one shot behind first-round leader Lucas Glover at the SBS Championship at the Kapalua Resort's Plantation Course in a 28-player field restricted to last year's US Tour event winners.
Friday 08 January 2010
Floyd Mayweather Jr insists he is "thoroughly disgusted" by claims he is to blame for the collapse of a lucrative super-fight against Manny Pacquiao.
Thursday 07 January 2010
Talks over the hotly anticipated welterweight bout between Filipino Manny Pacquiao and American Floyd Mayweather Jr. were aborted yesterday after promoters failed to reach an agreement.
Friday 01 January 2010
Thursday 31 December 2009
Politics permitting, 2010 ought to prove another spectacular year for boxing, highlighted by the prospect of one of the biggest fights of all time between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Thursday 31 December 2009
Hopes of salvaging the hotly anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and American Floyd Mayweather Jr. were dealt another blow yesterday when the Filipino filed a lawsuit against his opponent.
Tuesday 29 December 2009
World champion Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum says he will ask the boxer to reconsider his objection to blood testing, raising the prospect that the proposed bout with American Floyd Mayweather could yet go ahead.
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